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Regular Meeting
September 25, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
31 Pecks Lane, Newtown, Connecticut

Commissioners Present: Hovious, Ferguson, Wilson, Cramer, Kaley, and Wright.
Staff Present: Tammy Hazen, Clerk.

Executive session to discuss potential purchases of properties convened at 5:35 p.m. and adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

The public hearing was called to order at 6:07 p.m.

Commissioner Ferguson called Commissioner Hovious, who joined the meeting via telephone.  

I.      Public Participation

There were no members of the public present.

II.     Minutes

Minutes of September 11, 2007.  Commissioner Wright motioned to approve minutes.  Seconded by Commissioner Cramer.  Commissioner Ferguson did not motion to adjourn meeting, change to Commissioner Cramer.  HVCEO letter was not tabled.  A copy of a letter was distributed and briefly discussed.  Commission determined that no further action was necessary with regard to correspondence.  Approved as amended.  

III.    Old Business

1.      Update on Plans to Implement 2007-2008 Budget

Commissioner Hovious stated that Mr. Sibley sent out e-mail dated September 24th, indicating that the open space survey dollars are still pending.  Item tabled.

2.      Commerce Road Economic Development/Open Space Discussion

Position Paper Update –Commissioner Wright forwarded information to Commissioner Ferguson about the Pootatuck Aquifer with more information forthcoming.  The information was incorporated into the latest draft.  Commissioner Hovious and Ferguson will polish the paper further and present it to the Commission in final draft form at the next meeting.

Memo to EDC on Technology Park.  A final copy of the memo to EDC on the Technology Park was previously e-mailed to the Commissioners and discussed at this meeting.  Tammy will e-mail memo to Chet Hopper.  

Commissioner Wright motioned to add an item to the agenda regarding an invitation for a property walk.  Seconded by Commissioner Kaley.

Invitation for a Property Walk.  The commissioners discussed the invitation to participate in a property walk on Thursday morning.  Commissioner Hovious will send regrets that the commission will not participate in this walk.  

New Aquifer Protection Program (CT DEP).  Commissioner Hovious received an e-mail from Anne Peters indicating that the CT DEP has a new aquifer protection program that will be adopted by the Inland Wetlands Commission.  There are new requirements and regulations for owner/operators of properties within the aquifer protection areas.  This will be discussed in more detail during the next meeting.

3.      Action on Recommendation to Planning & Zoning to Clarify Open Space Definition.

Item tabled.

4.      Status on Surveying Proposal.

Item tabled.

5.      Membership and Future Meeting Procedures.

Item tabled.

Commissioner Wright motioned to adjourn at 6:50 p.m.  Seconded by Commissioner Cramer.