HARBOR MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
October 17, 2002 at Branford Ct.
The 2002 Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Harbor
Management Association was called to order by
President Joel Severance at 5:00 P.M. A quorum was
The Minutes of the 2001 Annual Meeting were approved
unanimously with no discussion.
Treasure Bob Sammis presented his report; it was
moved, seconded and passed unanimously. The bank
balance on hand as of 9/30/2002 was $6,221.40 which
included payments for the annual banquet.
Ross Byrne was elected to the Board of Directors.
President Severance reported on progress on open
Cross Sound Utility Lines
Aquaculture Ė Spring Seminar
The Harbormastersí Report was given by Mike
The report on Associates activity was given by
President Severance reported on new business:
Meeting with DEP, DOT, Legislature
The meeting adjourned at 6:30 P.M.
Louis P. Allyn, Secretary
The Annual Meeting was followed
by the Annual Banquet.
The press release covering the
awards and keynote speaker follows.
THE CONNECTICUT HARBOR MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
4 East Liberty
Chester, CT 06412
For immediate release
October 17, 2002
The officers and Board of Directors of the
Connecticut Harbor Management Association this
evening at their annual meeting and banquet
presented Senator George L. Gunther N.D., 21st
District with an award for his outstanding service
to his constituents and the citizens of Connecticut.
The Association noted the Senators long and
distinguished service in the fields of education,
health and environment through his legislative
efforts over more than thirty years. He has been
recognized by foreign governments, national
organizations and local associations in his never
ending pursuit for the quality of life for the
The Association presented the Senator with a plaque
and other mementos and particularly noted his most
recent quest in preserving Long Island Sound from
the abuse of numerous utility crossings that have
been built and suggested over the past few years.
Through his efforts, the dimension and effect of
these crossings have now come to the attention of
regulators and citizens alike.
The Associationís banquet also honored Carl
Boutilier, the recently retired Manager of Dredging
for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Boston. Ma. His
contribution to the maintenance of the federal
channels in the stateís rivers and harbors has
sustained both the commercial and recreational value
of these areas for the state.
The keynote speaker for the evening was Captain
Joseph J. Coccia, USCG from Group Long island Sound,
New Haven, who is responsible for the maritime
security of the entire Long Island Sound basin and
adjoining waters. His program presented to the more
than 100 Harbor Commissioners, Harbor Masters and
associated members described in some detail the
enormous job of preserving and protecting the
facilities and infrastructure that surrounds our
The Connecticut Harbor Management Association is
comprised of the Harbor Commissions and Harbor
Masters in the State of Connecticut as well as
members of the maritime industry that serve our
State. Founded in 1995 it has grown in size and
influence since then and has been in the forefront
of defining issues ranging from clean water,
aquaculture, whaling and dredging. Itís President is
Joel Severance of Chester Connecticut.