Harbor Committee Proceedings
Meeting - July 22, 2015
Cushing Harbor Committee
Minutes of last meeting – July 22, 2015

Meeting was called to order at 6:55pm. Present were Bruce Bickford, Peter McBean, David Taylor and Josh Spear. Also attending was Harbormaster Austin Donaghy. No members of the public were present.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and unanimously accepted.
The amended ordinance was discussed and Mr. Donaghy highlighted the changes which were those originally submitted to the voters in March. This submission resulted in a tie vote. Mr. Bickford will forward the ordinance to Town Clerk Lisa Young for inclusion on the November ballot.
Based on a citizen request, speed buoys for Maple Juice cove were proposed. Buoys had been in the cove previously and the stored buoys are available for placement again. Two buoys are proposed to be placed in the cove – one in the vicinity of the eastern mooring area and the other on the approach to the northern part of the cove. These buoys are designed to reduce boat speed in narrower or shoreland locations where other boaters may be in transition to dingy or skiff types of shore transport, and in areas where excessive boat wake would possibly stress ramps and float combinations. Placement of these buoys was unanimously approved.
The next meeting, if business is pending, was scheduled for October 28th 2016 at 6:30pm.
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.