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January 26, 2009 Minutes
Town of East Windsor
Economic Development Commission
11 Rye Street
Broad Brook, CT 06016

Regular Meeting Minutes
January 26, 2009


Members Present:        Eric Moffett, Josh Kapelner, Matt Crossen and Richard Covill (Mr. Covill arrived at a 7:40 p.m.; therefore a quorum was established at that time)  

Members unable          Michael Maloney 
to attend:

Also in attendance:     Laurie Whitten, Town Planner


Economic Development Issues

Ms. Whitten passed out copies of the current budget for EDC and noted that there is about $2,200 remaining.  Mr. Moffett asked how can they spend money to best benefit the town.  Ms. Whitten noted that they had previously talked about a Route 5 workshop.  This was further discussed by the EDC members.  It was suggested that they invite members of the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, Board of Education and the MetroHartford Alliance and call it a “Business Round Table Forum”.  Ms. Whitten felt that they should schedule this forum after the budget hearings.  The date suggested was Thursday, April 30, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Mr. Moffett said he would talk to Jeff Vose at Metro Hartford Alliance.  He said Mr. Vose might have some suggestions on speakers.  Mr. Crossen suggested having Ted Graziani as a speaker.

EDC Website

Mr. Moffett noted that Tim Howes has several students in the schools that will be willing to work on the web site.   

MOTION: To develop a website in conjunction with the high school.
                                        Crossen / Covill / Unanimous


MOTION: To approve the minutes of October 20, 2008.
                                        Kapelner / Crossen / Unanimous

Mr. Kapelner asked if they could get a list of delinquent tax payers for the next meeting.


MOTION: To adjourn this meeting at 8:30 p.m.
                Kapelner / Covill / Unanimous

Respectfully submitted,

Marlene Bauer, Recording Secretary