Board of Directors Meeting September 8, 2004



May 28, 2009

Location: The Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center in New Haven

Attendees: Lou Allyn Mystic HMC, Mary von Conta Fairfield HMC, John Roberge Associate, Peter Holecz Bridgeport HMC, Joel Severance Chester HMC, Mike Griffin Norwalk Harbor master, Dr. John Pinto Norwalk HMC, Bernie Weiss Stamford HMC, Ed Scinto Stratford HMC, Geoff Steadman Associate, Don Landers East Lyme HMC, John Henningson Guilford HMC, John “Sandy” McDonald Darien HMC, John Craine Greenwich.

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 pm by President Dr. John Pinto.

Upon request of the President a motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously to accept the minutes of the March 18, 2009 Special Meeting.

Upon request of the President a motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously that the following be elected to the CHMA Board contingent upon their Harbor Commissions joining CHMA:

John Henningson, Chairman, Guilford Harbor Commission 
Devin Santa, Stratford Harbor Management Commission
Don Landers, Chairman, East Lyme Harbor Management Commission.

President Pinto commented “I believe the CHMA Board constitutes a good distribution and mix of eastern and western Connecticut Harbor Commissions. According to our By-Laws, we have one more Board seat to fill which I hope will be completed during our August 20th Board meeting.”

Upon motion made, seconded and approved unanimously Louis Allyn was elected Treasurer and Mary von Conta was elected Acting Secretary.

Upon motions made seconded and approved unanimously members to two committees were charged and appointed:
1. Nominations committee:   Identify Harbor(s) in Connecticut that would qualify for Harbor of Year or other award which illustrates improvements, enhanced ambiance, or significant contributions in harbor management. 
            Joel Severance, Chairman
            Peter Holecz
            Don Landers
2. Annual Dinner Committee: Establish vendor and exhibit displays/showcases, guest and/or keynote speaker at Woodwinds Conference/Banquet Center in Branford on September 24.
            Mike Griffin
            Geoff Steadman
            John Pinto

John Roberge agreed to conduct a review of Associate Memberships.

John Henningson agreed to write a “white paper” regarding obtaining training for Harbormasters.

A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously that President Pinto will write a Freedom of Information letter requesting the details of boat registration fees received by the State of Connecticut.

Mike Griffin and Geoff Steadman will represent CHMA on the Advisory Councils of LISA (Long Island Sound Assembly)

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,   Louis Allyn, Secretary