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February 23, 2009 Minutes
Town of East Windsor
Economic Development Commission
11 Rye Street, P.O. Box 389
Broad Brook, CT 06016

Regular Meeting Minutes
February 23, 2009


I.      ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM

Members Present:        Eric Moffett, Jim Richards, Josh Kapelner and Richard Covill

Members unable       Matt Crossen and Michael Maloney   
to attend:

Also in attendance:     Laurie Whitten, Town Planner

The meeting began at 7:15 p.m.
                

II.    GENERAL DISCUSSION:

Business Roundtable Forum

After a brief discussion, the board members decided on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 as the date for the Forum, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Ms. Whitten noted that Denise Menard, Marie DeSousa and Tim Howes have all said they would be there.  The Board members discussed what the agenda should be.  It was agreed that Jeff Vose, or someone else from MetroHartford Alliance, should be a speaker.  Mr. Moffett said he would like Denise Menard, Marie DeSousa and Tim Howes to each give a 5-minute talk.  His suggested schedule for the meeting was:  from 5:30 to 6:15 – networking; 6:15 to 6:40 Town Officials’ Comments; and 6:40 to 7:00 – Metro Hartford Alliance.  He said he would make up a flyer.

It was also decided that some type of hors d’ ouervres  would be served and everyone would have to buy their own drinks.  Mr. Richards said he will call LaNotte.


Temporary Signs:

Mr. Richards talked about proposing to allow temporary signage for businesses.  He said they need to provide relief to the local businesses.
Mr. Richards noted that this will be discussed at the February 24th Planning & Zoning Commission meeting and suggested that the EDC members come to that meeting.

MOTION: That the Economic Development Commission, in conjunction with the Chamber, urge the Planning & Zoning Commission to consider regulating temporary signs.                         Covill / Moffett
In Favor:       Covill;  Moffett;  Kapelner
Abstain:        Richards


Mr. Kapelner suggested that they cancel the March 16th meeting and instead have a meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the East Windsor High School, prior to the budget presentations at 7:30 p.m.
 

III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Richards pointed one correction, that he should be listed as not in attendance at the meeting.

MOTION: To approve the minutes of January 26, 2009, as modified.
                                                Kapelner / Covill / Unanimous


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


IV.    ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn this meeting at 8:50 p.m.
                        Kapelner / Moffettl / Unanimous

Respectfully submitted,


Marlene Bauer, Recording Secretary