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MINUTES Meeting of the Parmelee Steering Committee Thursday, August 6, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Town Office Building

ATTENDANCE: The following committee members were in attendance: Michelle Becker, Christine Cronin, Bruce Dodson, Terry Doyle, Linda Dudek, Karen Milano, Susan Otto, Peg Scofield and Pat Smulders Absent: Debbie Bodner, Tim Gannon, Hilary Kumnick and Richard Pleines Guests: Chad Golembeski and Lourde Golembeski · · · K. Milano called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. T. Doyle made a motion to accept the minutes of the July 2 meeting; seconded by C. Cronin and unanimously approved. L. Dudek described the progress of completing the application for the State Register of Historic Places. The application will be complete when photos forwarded by H. Kumnick and photos taken recently of each side of the house are incorporated into the application K. Milano informed the Committee that she had received a letter of resignation from H. Kumnick. There was discussion about the loss of his involvement but it was noted he would continue to serve on the Municipal Land Use Committee (MLUC), of which R. Pleines is now Chairman. There was also some discussion about replacing H. Kumnick. L. Dudek explained that it is customary for the potential member to be from the same party as the person being replaced (H. Kumnick is a republican), and that a recommendation was usually made to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) by the appropriate political party. B. Dodson noted that the political parties and Board of Selectman appreciated recommendations from committee chairmen. K. Milano said she had several people in mind who have said they would serve, and would check on their party affiliation and make a recommendation. P. Scofield noted that the MLUC has several vacancies. Regarding the letter R. Pleines sent to Gary Mala, Superintendent of Schools, B. Dodson said he had met with G. Mala on a different subject earlier in the day and asked about the status of the request for parking and access from the Middle School. Mala said the letter was on his desk and had not yet been reviewed by the School Board, but that he is in favor of approving the request as long as the school is notified in advance of any major event, to avoid a potential conflict. Regarding the cost estimate for the roof of the stone barn, B. Dodson reported that Nathaniel Titcomb was reluctant to try to reduce the cost by using volunteer labor, since a few

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Page 2 · · professional builders could complete the job more efficiently and safely, and his estimate reflected a minimum labor rate and cost. There was discussion about the receipt and expenditure of proceeds for the Dry Stone Walling Workshop scheduled for October 31. The consensus of the committee was to have funds made payable to The Killingworth Foundation, which would distribute the funds as requested by the Committee. M. Becker also discussed the need for an insurance liability rider to protect the Town. B. Dodson suggested that a one or two day insurance rider could probably be purchased at a reasonable cost, and would be a legitimate expense for the project. M. Becker also reviewed the many ways in which she has been publicizing the Workshop. K. Milano offered to help arrange for publicity through shoreline publications. P. Scofield said she would post an abbreviated article on killingworthtoday.com, and suggested M. Becker consider TV, including local ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates and provided M. Becker with their website addresses. T. Doyle suggested Connecticut Today. M. Becker also reviewed how Andrew Pighills would take the section of wall apart prior to the workshop, and that a trench would need to be dug where the wall would be built and the trench filled with crushed stone. B. Dodson asked about the style of wall which will be built, and M. Becker said it would be similar to the walls in front of the Fire Company and Ambulance Association buildings. M. Becker asked about the availability of one of the Lion's tents, and T. Doyle explained that the Lions Club did not donate the use of its tents, but could consider making a donation which could cover all or part of the cost of the tent rental. Chad Golembeski presented his initial proposal for building a tool shed and kiosk as an Eagle Scout Project. P. Scofield said the shed should be located at the back garden where there was currently no building for tool storage. B. Dodson suggested the kiosk should be located north of the garage behind the house, near the beginning of the proposed northern trail. Mark Clifton was suggested as a resource for a kiosk design, and Andy Annino for his experience building similar structures at State Parks. Sources of materials were suggested, and a list of those who would benefit from the project was compiled. B. Dodson volunteered to be the contact for Chad for the committee, said he would review the final plan and location of the shed and kiosk with P. Scofield before approving it. T. Doyle moved and Linda Dudek seconded a motion that B. Dodson be authorized to approve Chad's final proposal on behalf of the Committee. K. Milano reviewed an email she received from R. Pleines encouraging the Committee to submit applications for grants for agricultural equipment. P. Scofield explained that Walter Adametz had said at a recent MLUC meeting that funds were available from the State and USDA for agricultural equipment. It was generally agreed that the first priority should be heavy brush clearing equipment and a large lawn mower. L. Dudek suggested that if a medium sized tractor was purchased, different accessories could be purchased over time to

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Page 3 increase the usefulness of the tractor, and there were several suggestions of equipment dealers who could help recommend equipment. P. Scofield said she would work on a list, and noted there is a November deadline for the next USDA grant applications. · · The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. T. Doyle moved and L. Dudek seconded a motion to adjourn at 8:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce E. Dodson Acting Secretary

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