CONNECTICUT HARBOR MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
September 8, 2004
called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Joel Severance (Chester), Lou Allyn (Mystic), Ross
Byrne (Old Saybrook), Mike Griffin (Norwalk), Norm
Hewitt (Old Lyme), Peter Holecz (Bridgeport), John
Pinto (Norwalk), Bob Sammis (Stratford).
I. A motion to
accept the minutes of the previous meeting was
tabled until the minutes have been prepared.
II. Treasure Bob
Sammis reported a balance of $5,993.30 in the
checking account as of. August 31, 2004. A motion to
accept the Report was made, seconded and approved.
III. REPORTS OF
A) Amendment to the
By-Laws re adding two new seats. A motion was made
to recommend to the membership to amend the By-Laws
of the Association Article V: Board of Directors
Section 1 Number and Qualification as follows: “In
addition not more than two Directors (instead of
one) shall be chosen from among the Harbormaster
Members and not more than two Directors (instead of
one) shall be chosen from among the Associate
Members.” The motion was seconded and passed.
A motion to increase
the Board membership from 9 to 11 was made, seconded
Motions will be
submitted to the membership at the Annual Meeting.
Tags/Business Cards. Bob Sammis showed samples of
various cards. Joel Severance will follow up with
the vendor, Will Morrisey of Gull Associates.
C) Dredging Task
Force. Bob Sammis reported for Goeff Steadman. The
states of Connecticut and New York are discussing
how they might agree on an approach to moving ahead
on dredging with Connecticut developing a Dredge
Material Management Program. Joel is to schedule a
meeting with any new DEP Commissioner and will
contact the Governor with major talking points.
Authority. Mike Griffin reported on a meeting with
Eleanor Mariani (Dep) and Dave Rossiter (DOT)
regarding transfer of Harbormaster supervisory
authority from the DOT to DEP. Eleanor is to respond
back to Mike. An issue is a lack of DEP support for
IV. HARBOR MASTER’S
reported that there currently are open positions for
21 Harbormasters and 9 Deputy Harbormasters.
Training will be needed for the many new
It was agreed to
include links to websites of Associate Members in
our website. Lou Allyn will implement.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
A) The Annual
Business Meeting will be on Saturday November 6th
at 8:30 a.m. Mike Griffin will check on meeting at
the Marine Training Center in New haven.
B) Bob Sammis
reported that demand for tickets to the Annual
Banquet is strong. All plans are in placce.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
Severance nominated Milford for the Harbor of the
Year Award. A motion to approve was made, seconded
adjourned at 7:00 p.m.