Marine Resources Committee – January 9, 2018


Members Present; Dennis DeSilvey, Bill Sweetland, Eric Sass
Selectman, Colby Pert
Deputy Harbor Master Dwayne Ford

The Meeting was called to order at 1700

Discussion first focused on the construction of a new end float for the dock. The main float will be funded with available town funds and will not require a grant application. An additional finger float will also be added. It was recommended by the committee that  portion of the finger float system be clearly marked as docking for tenders serving commercial boat engaged in fishing.

Concern was raised as to how we would enforce docking positions but it was felt that a first step would be to clearly mark the dock and see how it played out over the summer

Duane Ford then discussed the bank stabilization project. The project is moving forward very slowly with some current legal issues regarding the Cutting family who own the land that the current parking is on and would be directly involved with any stabilization process. Those issues are being worked through at this time.

It was suggested that if we were to apply to the state for a grant for the stabilization work we would need between 80 and 100,000 dollars There are currently n  plans to apply for such a grant.

There followed brief discussion regarding fees for launching and dock usage similar to what is being considered for the Walker Pond access. That will be discussed at a future meeting

The meeting adjourned at 1800

The next meeting will be in March.

Dennis DeSilvey