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11-13-07 Minutes
November 13, 2007
            The Waterfront Commission held a regular meeting on this date at the Town Dock meeting room.  Members present were Sandy Grimes, Chairman; Rose Raffo, Vice Chair/Treasurer; Arthur Medeiros; Ethan Grimes and Mike Grimshaw.  Randy Minor and Bill Robinson were absent.
Chairman Grimes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Previous minutes

Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the minutes of the October meeting as presented.  Mr. E. Grimes seconded the motion and voting was unanimous.
Treasurer’s Report

Mr. Grimshaw made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as read.  The balance in the WFC account is $875.00.  Mr. E. Grimes seconded the motion and voting was unanimous.
Old Business

Dock Area housekeeping – Mr. Medeiros reported that all is O.k.  Seasonal cleanup has started.

Maintenance items –Mr. Mederios reported that he has hired Doug Riley and Steve Turisi to start work on damage to the dock.  The area is caving in and is very dangerous.

Engineer’s Task list – Nothing to report.

South Dock extension – Nothing to report.


Pawcatuck Park – Nothing to report.
Town Dock electrical project – Mr. Medeiros reported Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 that there would be an eight hour shutoff and then new power was to be connected.  He added that the meters are not yet in. All agree that there will be a considerable savings.  Notices were to go out to each dock tenant regarding individual charges and payment method.

New Business

Mr. Mederios informed the members of his intention to contact the media with a response to the contaminated imported seafood story in the news.
Ethan Grimes reported that the Town of Westerly owns the Pump out boat on the Pawcatuck River.  This is also funded by the State of Connecticut and there is no charge to boaters.

The WFC received a copy of a letter from the Stonington Garden club regarding use of the public parking at the Town dock in June 2008.  All members agreed unanimously to approve this event.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, Mr. Medeiros made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. E. Grimes seconded the motion and the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,




                                                                        Rose Raffo

                                                                        Vice Chair/Treasurer