Harbor Committee Minutes June 20, 2007

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Harbor Committee Meeting Minutes
06/20/07
Islesford Neighborhood House Library

Attendance:
Ted Spurling, JR, Chairman
Roy Hadlock, Harbor Committee
David Thomas, Harbor Committee
Richard Howland, Harbor Committee
Nan Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
Eric Dyer, Facilities Supervisor
Jennifer Litteral, Island Institute
Bruce Fernald, Harbormaster
Rodney Wimer, Harbormaster
Skip Stevens
Sally Rowan
I. Call to order: 2:38 P.M. by Chairman Ted Spurling, JR
II. Review / Approval 05/22/07 Meeting Minutes
Ted Spurling moves to accept the Harbor Committee Meeting Minutes for May 22, 2007. David Thomas seconds the motion. (4-0 in favor) Motion passes.
III. Harbor Mapping Project
Facilities Supervisor Eric Dyer reports that the town has been approved for grant monies for a single user license, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, consulting fees, and mailing costs for educating harbor users. At this time the town is looking to borrow a GPS unit with a sub meter to use for the actual mapping of the harbors. Eric is working on looking for a unit.
VII. (Taken out of order) Signage
Eric Dyer is in the process of making stencils for the town floats that indicate docking rules for each float. He suggests that if anyone has time to volunteer, he could use some help in cutting the stencils.
IV. Job Descriptions
A. Harbormaster
Jen Litteral presents the Committee with a draft job description for the Harbormaster position. Some wording changes were suggested by the committee. Jen Litteral will make the corrections and forward to the town office.
David Thomas moves to approve the Harbormaster job description with corrections and to pass the final draft to the Board of Selectmen for consideration. Ted Spurling seconds the motion. (4-0 in favor) Motion passes.
B. Harbor Committee
Jen Litteral presents the Committee with a draft job description for the Harbor Committee position.
David Thomas moves to approve the Harbor Committee job description as written and to forward it to the Board of Selectmen for consideration. Roy Hadlock seconds the motion. (4-0 in favor) Motion passes.
V. Mooring Data Sheet
A draft mooring data sheet is reviewed by the committee for mooring inspection use. Some changes are suggested to make the data sheet more user friendly for private inspection by the owner.
Roy Hadlock moves to accept the mooring data sheet with corrections. Richard Howland seconds the motion. (4-0 in favor) Motion passes.
Jen Litteral will make the final corrections and forward to the town office. Mooring data sheets are intended to be mailed to all boat registrants.
A draft of Guidelines for Mooring Maintenance is also reviewed by the Harbor Committee. Some suggestions are made by the committee to include mooring balls, and also a list not limited of qualified mooring inspectors. Jen Litteral will make the final corrections and forward to the town office.
David Thomas moves to accept the Guidelines for Mooring Maintenance with corrections. Richard Howland seconds the motion. (4-0 in favor) Motion passes.
VI. Budget
Previously discussed under Section III, Mapping Project.
VIII. Mailings
Mailings for all boat registrants for the Town of Cranberry Isles are to include the mooring data sheet, Guidelines for Mooring Maintenance, and a summary sheet for the Harbor Management Ordinance. The Deputy Clerk is working on addressing the envelopes and will forward the final documents soon.
IX. Other Business
• The Harbormaster reports that there have been three small moorings added close in to the shore at Great Cranberry that have not been approved and there may or may not be room enough for the moorings in their present location.
• It is reported that there are supposed to be three town moorings at the Manset Facility, and only two are currently ready. This will be reported to the Facilities Supervisor and the Board of Selectmen.
• The date for the proposed July Harbor Committee Meeting will not be set today, as Jen Litteral needs to consult her schedule for a possible date.
X. Adjournment: 3:50 P.M.
Ted Spurling moves to adjourn the meeting. Roy Hadlock seconds the motion. (4-0 in favor) Motion passes.

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