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TOWN OF GREENWICH
2015 OPEN SPACE PLAN
RTM OPEN SPACE PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE
draft
The 6th meeting to the RTM Open Space Plan Review Committee (OSRC) was held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7 PM in the Gisborne Meeting Room.

Present: Peter Berg, Chairman, Phil Dodson, Don Hamilton, Steve Meskers, Paul Settelmeyer, and Carol Zarrilli.

Peter Berg called meeting to order at 7:01 PM. Minutes of our July 28 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Discussions:

1. Minutes of our July 28 meeting were reviewed and approved.
2. Peter said he had received a call from Ellen Brennan-Galvin indicating that she was resigning from the Committee. All members accepted the request while noting that her knowledge and experience would be missed.
3. Extensive discussion of the draft RTM Committee Report on the Town’s 2015 Open Space Plan. Our report is dated August 2015. Focus of review and discussion was section on recommendations. Members reviewed and edited the recommendations, which all believe are constructive and logically follow from the report’s other narrative sections.
4. Members expressed their appreciation for the time and effort of Phil Dodson, with assistance from Peter Berg, in drafting the Report.
5. Subject to review of the revised Report, 5 members approved the report and 1 member abstained since he had not had the opportunity to review the entire report. Subsequent to the meeting, (by Sunday, August 23) all members confirmed to Peter Berg that they had reviewed the final draft and approved the Report.
6. The members discussed the next step, which related to sending copies of the Report to six RTM Committee Chairmen. It was noted that items for the September call must be in to the Town Clerk by August 28.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM. Next meeting: to be determined

Respectively submitted: Paul Settelmeyer, Secretary

TOWN OF GREENWICH
2015 OPEN SPACE PLAN
RTM OPEN SPACE PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE
draft
The 5th meeting to the RTM Open Space Plan Review Committee (OSRC) was held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 4 PM in the Gisborne Meeting Room.

Present: Peter Berg, Chairman, Phil Dodson, Don Hamilton, Paul Settelmeyer, and Carol Zarrilli. Two members of OSRC were absent: Ellen Brennan-Gavin and Steve Meskers

Peter Berg called meeting to order at 4:01 PM. Minutes of our June 25 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Discussions:

7. Peter requested that Paul consolidate in one document the approved minutes of our 4 meetings.
8. Review and discussion of 3 draft documents prepared by Peter: Facts, Observations, and Possible Recommendations
9. Discussion of terms in the OS Plan: Protected and Restricted
10. Discussion of chart on “How much is 4,069 acres” prepared by Peter; discussion of CT General Statutes Sec 7-131a, b, n, p, and r relating to Open Space and Conservation Commission duties and responsibilities; and review of additional summary observations prepared by Phil.
11. Discussion of format for summarizing the discussions and five meets of the RTM Open Space Review Committee. Phil agreed to prepare a draft narrative for review by the Committee.

Meeting adjourned at 5: 42 PM. Next meeting: to be determined

Respectively submitted: Paul Settelmeyer, Secretary