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01-08-08 Minutes
January 8, 2008
            The Waterfront Commission held a special meeting on this date at the Town Dock meeting room.  Members present were Sandy Grimes, Chairman; Rose Raffo, Vice Chair/Treasurer; Arthur Medeiros; Bill Robinson and Ethan Grimes. Mike Grimshaw and Randy Minor 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 November meeting as presented.  Mr. Robinson seconded the motion and voting was unanimous.
Treasurer’s Report
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as read.  The balance in the WFC account is $800.00.  Mr. Grimes seconded the motion and voting was unanimous.
Old Business
Dock Area housekeeping – Mr. Medeiros reported that all is O.k., ongoing.

Maintenance items – Mr. Medeiros reported that with regard to the ice maker he is continuing work on securing grant money from CL&P.

Engineer’s Task list – Nothing to report.

South Dock extension – Nothing to report.

Pawcatuck Park – Members discussed an article in the Westerly Sun about the Duck Race and were concerned that they were not involved.  Mr. S. Grimes stated he would contact the First Selectman to gather more information.

Town Dock electrical project – Mr. Medeiros reported that the work is completed and everyone is plugged in as of January 1, 2008.  He added that the Dock master is to be responsible for taking readings and customers will pay CL&P directly.

New Business
Mr. Medeiros requested a transfer of funds for the repairs to the Dock pilings.  Mr. Robinson made a motion to approve a transfer of $7600.00 from the Wharfage Account to the Working Account.  Mrs. Raffo seconded and voting was unanimous.
Mr. S. Grimes asked Mr. Medeiros if he had received any response from Governor Rell regarding backing of the fishermen.  Mr. Medeiros replied that she had sent letters to the Congressmen and it ended there as far as he is aware.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, Mr. Robinson made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Grimes seconded the motion and the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                        Respectfully submitted,
                                                                        Rose Raffo

                                                                        Vice Chair/Treasurer