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EDC Minutes 10/15/2009 Draft

North Stonington
Economic Development Commission
40 Main Street
North Stonington, CT 06359
October 15, 2009
                                        Draft  Minutes

Meeting Called to Order at 7 p.m. by Chairman Brad Currier.

Commissioners in attendance Marilyn Mackay, Robert Boissevain, Robert Kimball, Brent Woodward, Brad Currier. Absent Linda Pershaec, Mark Perkins, Peter Bogoian.

Robert Kimball, Treasurer reported balance of $4,895.50 expenses have been SECTER and recording secretary.

Motion made by Marilyn seconded by Bob B. to accept the minutes from September 17, 2009.  

Commerce of Eastern, Connecticut representatives were Laura Capshaw and Bruce MacDonald.
They explained how the chamber was the voice of business in Eastern CT. They use a regional and state approach giving its members an awareness of things going on in the  area as well as the state level.
They are online and offer its members the opportunity to advertise events, send out mailers, and provide Enews.  The website is They also have a membership directory on this site and a partnership page for small businesses. They have 1600 members.
The annual fee for membership is $300.

Bob Boissevain said $300. was a good investment if you used the services.
Bob Kimball made a motion that EDC join the Eastern CT Commerce. If after 2 years they don’t use it they will then cancel the membership. Motion seconded by Bob Boissevain. Motion passed.
Brad will check on when the membership year starts.

 North Stonington
Economic Development Commission
October 15, 2009

1)      Update - The Community Health Center: Westerly Hospital is anticipating opening an Affiliated, nonprofit Community Health Center in North Stonington, CT, Providing, Urgent Care, Primary Care and Physical Therapy. Follow-up & discussion Lawrence and Memorial Hospital is opposing this move.

2)  Update - Milltown Commons; “A New England Style Hamlet”, North Stonington, CT; “Where we are today” Follow-up and discussion.   They have withdrawn the application and will resubmit with text amendments.

3)   EDC web site (updates) Some corrections still need to be done.

4)  EDC Business Assoc:  follow-up, up-coming meeting Oct 20 “A Thyme to Cook” is having an after hours meeting. EDC members were invited to attend by the Chamber of Eastern CT. The North Stonington Business association members will also attend this function as their monthly meeting.
5)      North Stonington Infrastructure/sewers report participation no report

Up coming Election; EDC Commission member Robert Boissevain after 33 years on the Commission has decided not to run again. Gladys Chase is running for his position and the Recording Secretary position will have to be filled. Brad will talk to the Selectman about the process to be sure another recording secretary is hired.
Discussion: Signs update –Brad spoke with Nick Mullane about when the signs would be replaced. It should be done soon. The concern is that the ground will be frozen soon and they won’t get put up. The expense of the signs is not justified if they sit in the garage.   
Attendance was discussed. Should we have the recording secretary make reminder calls to the members as well as send out the agenda. Brent didn’t want to be called. He didn’t feel this was necessary since the meetings are always on the third Thursday they could just be marked on the calendar.  

Motion was made by Marilyn Mackay and seconded by Brent Woodward to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting was adjourned 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted
Gladys Chase
Recording Secretary  

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