DRAFT Harbor Committee Minutes June 14, 2018


Harbor Committee Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2018
Cranberry House


Ted Spurling, Chairman, Harbor Committee
Bill Dowling, Harbor Committee
Richard Howland, Harbor Committee
Patrick Allen, Harbor Committee
Sam Donald, Harbor Committee
Chris Costello, Harbor Committee (Alt.)
James Fortune, Administrative Assistant (by phone)
Norman Sanborn, GCI Harbor Master
Ben Sumner, Deputy Clerk
Dennis Dever (CEO & LPI)
Brendon Westphal
Greg Johnston (G.F. Johnston & Associates)
Junior Bracey
Phil Whitney
Karin Whitney

I. Call to Order: 4:06PM by Chairman Ted Spurling
Five Harbor Committee members are present at today’s meeting, which represents a quorum.

II. Review/Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2018: Bill Dowling moves to approve the minutes as written. Richard Howland seconds motion. Motion approved 5-0.

III. Shoreward Dock Float Expansion
Greg Johnston presents the Shoreward Dock Float Expansion proposal. Smaller floats will be placed within the existing float footprint to allow more tie up access for boats. Committee members and audience view map and plan of the proposal. General discussion of proposed piling to be installed as part of the float system. Bill Dowling moves to recommend the proposal as designed without the addition of a piling within the float system. Richard Howland seconds the motion. Motion approved 5-0.

IV. Dock Tie-Up Enforcement
General discussion of oversized boats tying up to floats on the Town docks. Consensus of the Committee is that certain individuals are using finger floats for moorings. Dennis Dever reports he has been asked to consider providing ticketing enforcement at the Town’s docks and recommends that the Harbor Committee consider what type of enforcement action is appropriate. He explains the difficulties with ticketed enforcement. Patrick Allen moves that the Harbor Committee recommend to the Selectmen that letters be sent to violators as a first step toward enforcing tie-up restrictions at the Town’s floats. Richard Howland seconds the motion. Motion approved 5-0.

V. Other Business
James Fortune reports that Prock Marine will be initiating a full inspection of the Town’s docks around the end of June.

Bill Dowling reports that barges are tying up to the GCI dock beyond the granite section of the dock. Norma Sanborn to discuss with barge operator.

James Fortune reports that the contractor is making modifications to the LCI hoist so that it can be installed properly. A separate contractor is currently manufacturing the hoist for GCI.

VI. Adjournment
Richard Howland moves to adjourn the meeting. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 5-0.

Meeting adjourned at 4:56pm