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March 17, 2008 Minutes
Town of East Windsor
Economic Development Commission
11 Rye Street, P.O. Box 389
Broad Brook, CT 06016
Regular Meeting (Discussion / Minutes)
March 17, 2008

Members Present:        Eric F. Moffett, Josh Kapelner and Jim Richards. Richard Covill arrived at 7:40 p.m.

Members unable          Matt Crossen, and Michael Maloney
to attend:              

Also in attendance:     Laurie Whitten, Director of Planning & Development

The meeting began at 7:00 p.m.  At the beginning of the meeting an informal discussion took place with no motions or votes.  (Only 3 members were present at that time, therefore a quorum was not established).   

Your Town Community Guide

Ms. Whitten said that she met with Denise Menard regarding “Your Town Community Guides” (discussed at the previous meeting).  Ms. Whitten passed out copies of a draft letter to send to local business owners.  She pointed out that the letter indicates that the proceeds do not go to the town but “the town will benefit by better exposure of our businesses and community to the general public.”  Ms. Whitten indicated that she will send the letter to Clay Crawford, the representative from Your Town Community Guide.

MetroHartford Alliance Meeting

Ms. Whitten noted that the date for the MetroHartford Alliance meeting with boards and commissions will have to be changed.  It was previously scheduled for June 12th.  It was suggested that they change the date to June 5th.  Mr. Moffett will check with MetroHartford Alliance.  Ms. Whitten will check for the room availability for that date.  

Board of Finance Meeting

Mr. Moffett said that there will be a Board of Finance meeting on Wed., March 26, 2008 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor High School.  He encouraged the members to attend and show their support for the budget, with the additional $5,000 being proposed for the EDC.

At this point in the meeting, Mr. Covill arrived and a quorum was established.

MOTION:  That the letter to local business owners, as written, goes forward to   Mr. Clay Crawford.     Covill / Richards / Unanimous

Mr. Moffett asked the Board members to start thinking about what to do to spruce up their Internet site on the web.  He said he would like to make it more proactive.  He suggested putting this on the next agenda for discussion.  

Approval of Minutes:

MOTION: To approve the minutes of January 28, 2008.
                Richards / Covill / Unanimous


MOTION: To adjourn.     Richards / Kapelner / Unanimous

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Marlene Bauer, Recording Secretary