Town of East Hampton, CT
20 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424
11/28/2011 Brownfield Redevelopment Agency Minutes
Town of East Hampton
BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Monday, November 28, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting Room

MINUTES

Present: Vice Chair Scott Bristol, Kay Willson, Mary Ann Dostaler,  William DeMore
Absent:  Chair Dan Wolfram , Carla Sylvester,  Cindy Karlson
Also Present:  Keith Hayden, Public Works Director, Jennifer Carducci, and Recording Secretary.

1.  Call to Order

This regular meeting was called to order at 7:28 p.m. by Vice Chair Bristol.  

a.  Adoption of Agenda/Added agenda items

Ms. Dostaler made a motion to accept the agenda as written, seconded by Ms. Wilson, Vote: Yes: 4, No: 0: Abstain: 0, motion passed.  

2.  Approval of Minutes – October 24, 2011

Motion was made by Ms. Dostaler to approve the minutes of 10-24-11as presented, seconded by Ms. Willson, Vote:  Yes: 3, No: 0; Abstain: 1 (DeMore), motion passed.

3.  Public Comments - None

4.  Staff Reports

Mr. Hayden reported that CL&P will be installing a light on the pole north of the driveway at the new parking lot, but the storm had delayed efforts.  He also mentioned that the lights on the Main Street Bridge are not on (possibly due to the construction efforts at the Community Center).  He will follow up on both items.  Mr. Hayden did receive a request for a sign saying “Public Parking”.  

Ms. Dostaler mentioned during the walk-around with EPA that the Town could publicize that the parking lot was done “due to the cooperative efforts of the Town of East Hampton, the Brownfields/Redevelopment Agency and the EPA.  Another press release/story could be done in the spring of 2012.  Ms. Dostaler and Ms. Willson will work together to develop a story.  

5.  Liaison Reports

Ms. Dostaler advised that she will now be this Commission’s liaison to the Board of Finance (as she has been recently voted a board member).

Ms. Dostaler gave a brief overview of the presentation given at the last EDC Meeting regarding their master concept plan for Edgewater.  
6.  Old Business

Ms. Dostaler mentioned that the Town of Portland’s high school group, training in technical disciplines, had an exhibit booth at the Chamber Expo in October regarding municipal water systems.  She had a conversation with them regarding a possible presentation to us.   

Vice Chair Bristol mentioned he has been unsuccessful contacting Principal Fiddler.  He will continue to pursue.  

7.  New Business

In regard to grant closeouts, we still need to do a close-out letter for 103 Main St. (summary of all activities, to go along with financial reports).  In regard to the current assessment grant, VHB has received comments on QAPP from EPA.  VHB is revising site specific QAPP and we will do a change order for approximately $30,000. The Information Fact Sheet for Epoch Arts will go to Epoch Arts to distribute out to parents.

8.  Public Comments (pertaining to current agenda items only)

A neighbor of 13 Summit Street inquired regarding ownership and activities.  Mr. Hayden will inquire with assessor (the successful bidder would have 30 days to close).  

9.  Confirm Next Meeting (December 26, 2011)

The Town Hall will not be open on December 26, and the clerk listed dates available for possible.   

After discussion, a motion was made by Ms. Dostaler to cancel the December meeting due to possible lack of quorum and no pending open business, seconded by Ms.  Willson; Vote: Yes:4; No:0; Abstain:0, motion passed.  

The next meeting will be January 23, 2012.  Please advise Chair Wolfram if you will be unable to attend.  
     
10.  Adjournment

Mr. Bristol made a motion to adjourn this meeting at 8:08 p.m., seconded by Ms. Karlson, meeting adjourned.  

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Carducci
Recording Secretary