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07-08-08 Minutes
July 8, 2008
            The Waterfront Commission held a regular meeting on this date at the Town Dock meeting room.  Members present were Sandy Grimes, Chairman; Arthur Medeiros; Ethan Grimes; Randy Minor and Bill Robinson. Mike Grimshaw was absent. Vice Chair/Treasurer Rose Raffo chose not to renew her term as Commission member.
Chairman Grimes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Previous minutes

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

Item was tabled.

Unfinished Business

Ice Machine - Mr. Mederios informed the members that he has been working with Director of Finance Maryanna Stevens, Phil Robards, Dick Bardwell and a representative from the State.  A letter has been sent to the State Bond Agency requesting a bid waiver to ensure that the work is completed in a timely manner.  Mr. Medeiros added that Mr. Robards is well acquainted with the machine.  All agree that $300,000 should be sufficient funding to perform the work needed.  George Sylvestre, Director of Administrative Services has stated that SNEFLA will be responsible for any cost overruns. 

Seawall and South Dock extension – Members agreed to invite all interested parties to September meeting.

Consent Agenda


Dock Area housekeeping – Mr. Medeiros reported that all is ongoing.

Maintenance items –Nothing to report.


South Dock extension – Nothing to report.


Donahue Park – Mr. Robinson reported that the area is a mess with the excavation, no change.
New Business


Chairman Grimes informed the members of a letter he received from the First Selectman approving the WFC’s decision to allow expansion at the SSBA area.
Chairman Grimes informed the members that he had a possible new member for the WFC.  All members unanimously agreed that Ethan Grimes would become Acting Vice Chair/Treasurer.
It was also agreed that the August meeting would be cancelled.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, Mr. Medeiros made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Minor  seconded the motion and the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,




                                                                        Ethan Grimes

                                                                        Acting Vice Chair/Treasurer