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02-10-09 Minutes


February 10, 2009




            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, Secretary/Treasurer; Randy Minor; Stephanie Hayes Houlihan and Bill Robinson. Mike Grimshaw was absent.


Chairman Grimes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


Previous minutes

Mr. Robinson made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as presented.  Mr. E. Grimes 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 $727.71.  Mr. Robinson seconded the motion and voting was unanimous.



Old Business


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


Maintenance items –Mr. Medeiros reported that work has begun to repair the sinkholes at South Dock.  He added that he has been working with the Town to get the extension project started.


Donahue Park – Mr. Robinson reported that the area is a mess. A bid opening is scheduled for February 19, 2009 for the concrete sidewalk and railing installation.



South Dock extension – Members received a status report as of 1/31/2009 from George Sylvestre with an update.  Mr. Sylvestre confirmed that the project’s product is a design in order to solicit construction bids when and if funding becomes available. There is sufficient funding at this time to design and implement infrastructure remediation to the existing South Pier for it to be a suitable foundation for the extension.  He added that the Town has contracted with consultants to perform a land and bathymetric surveys, geotechnical surveys, acquire permits, and develop a design for remediating the existing South Pier.  The surveys are scheduled for February. 






New Business


Michael Grimshaw had indicated that he was unable to attend Tuesday meetings.  The Commission members unanimously agreed to move the scheduled meeting date from the 2nd Tuesday of the month to the 2nd Monday of the month.  The Secretary will obtain a Regular Meeting Schedule from the Town Clerk to process the change.


Mr. Medeiros reported that the leases at Town Dock are up in March 2009.  All accounts are in good shape.  Members discussed briefly the Point Judith boats in the area as well as the boat sunk in the harbor and who is responsible.



Nothing to discuss.



There being no further business to come before the Commission, Mr. Minor made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Robinson seconded the motion and the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 7:23 p.m.


                                                                        Respectfully submitted,




                                                                        Ethan Grimes

                                                                        Acting Vice Chair/Treasurer