Frank Mazza

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Harbor Master: Restore the “Hurricane Hole” in the Greenwich Harbor

Greenwich Harbor, especially the northern most area, near exit 3 I-95, is recognized as a harbor of refuge by an act of Congress in 1948. The Harbor Management Commission should not prevent the full restoration of Greenwich Harbor to current Army Corps of Engineers specifications by dredge or they will be in noncompliance with the policies of the State of Connecticut and Congress. – Ian MacMillan, Greenwich Harbor Master Continue Reading →

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Harbor Management Commission Denies Parks & Rec Request for $2,900 to Upgrade Key Buoys

A Parks & Rec request for $2,900 to upgrade buoys to mark Jake’s Reef, Finch’s Rock, Salt Rock, Sugar Boat and the wreck of the Kevin B at Captain’s Island was denied by the Harbor Management Commission at the Jan. 21 meeting. All five buoys have been known to drift, resulting in potentially hazardous situation for boaters, and have been a concern of the harbor master for many years. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Harbor Management Commission Déja Vu: Get a Legal Opinion. Get a Plan.

Ian MacMillan, the Town’s state appointed Harbor Master, sat silently at  Wednesday night’s Harbor Management Commission (HMC) meeting at Greenwich Town Hall. Conversation devolved to the same contentious arguments that have been brought up time and time again concerning who has ultimate jurisdiction over the harbors of Greenwich. Again and again the commission and larger than usual audience who turned out on a cold night, reminded themselves there still is no harbor management plan. HMC member Bruce Angiolillo distributed dozens of spiral bound, tabbed copies of a presentation he prepared containing seven sections. He said the intention was to clarify the statutory framework and what he described as “the lay of the water.” Continue Reading →

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Marine Police Suggest Priorities to Harbor Commission: Rowers/Crew Teams, Jr Sailors

Two Marine Police officers summarized their department’s tasks at the harbor management commission monthly meeting. They also suggested areas of focus for the draft of a plan. “Rowers in Cos Cob have become an issue,” said Marine Police Officer Etense. The officers also answered questions about the jurisdiction of harbor master vs marine police. Continue Reading →

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Harbor Management Commissioner on Unpermitted Moorings: “Ian Was Right”

During the July Harbor Management Commission meeting in the Mazza room at Greenwich Town Hall, members were briefed on a meeting with Town Officials, State Officials and members of the Rocky Point Club to discuss a request from a local shell fisherman for $200 fees for longtime moorings that to date have no permits. Continue Reading →

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DeLuca of P&Z Presents to Harbor Management Commission: Flood Zone Regs and Docks

Katie DeLuca gave a presentation to the commission, summarizing flood zone regulations as the impact rebuilding in the wake of recent hurricanes. She also suggested the harbor management commission review proposals for new docks before residents apply at the state level for permission. Continue Reading →

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