February 18, 2006
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Gary Bennett at 7:00 PM
Present were: Gary Bennett, Ed Dear, John Delmhorst, Ed Habereck, Ed Hart, Tony Lee, Jim Oberhelman, and Blunt White. Absent were: John Dione, Inger Elliot, and Mike Latham.
The minutes of the January 19, 2006 meeting were approved.
A Financial Status of the Commission’s current Budget was submitted by Blunt White and accepted.
Chairman Bennett suggested that the Financial Status Report, prepared by Blunt White, be included in the minutes.
Chairman Bennett reported on the following Old Business items:
The contract to hire a part time consultant for the Pawcatuck Revitalization Project has been prepared for approval by Pawcatuck Revitalization Organization (PRO). The work will be overseen by PRO. CEDF, EDC and PRO are responsible for supervising the contractor.
A subcommittee of EDC, comprised of Bennett, Lee and White will work with the developer of Liberty Crossing to generate data for the impact of the project.
Another subcommittee, comprised of Hart, Lee, and Oberhelman will evaluate an economic impact model prepared by Northeastern Utilities for measuring the economic impact of development within a town.
Blunt White was elected as the new Chairman of EDC and John Delmhorst was elected as the new Secretary.
The next EDC meeting will be Thursday, March 16, 2006.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.