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					STATE OF CONNECTICUT
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY

MINUTES DEMHS Region 2 Regional Emergency Planning Team (REPT) Meeting November 3, 2008 9:30 AM
Guilford Fire Department Meeting Room 390 Church Street, Guilford, CT Attendees REPT Voting Members In Attendance: (p = proxy) Dave Elder, (Ansonia-p), Geoffrey Morgan, (Branford-p), Jack Casner (Cheshire-p), Joel Severance, (Chester-p), Joe Perrelli, (COGCNV-p), Jean Davies, (CRERPA-p), Joel Severance, (Deep River-p) Philip Miller (Essex), Charles Herrschaft (Guilford-p), David Berardesca (Hamden-p), Richard Cabral (Killingworth), Louis LaVecchia (Milford), Frank Gersz (North Haven-p), Michael Pace (Old Saybrook), Tim Smith (Orange-p), Thomas Eighmie (Seymour-p), David Elder (VCOG-p), James Burns Jr. (West Haven-p), Raymond Stuart (Woodbridge-p) Not In Attendance: Derrylyn Gorski, (Bethany), Thomas E. Marsh, (Chester), William W. Fritz, Jr., (Clinton) Anthony Staffieri, (Derby), Laura Francis, (Durham), April Capone Almon, (East Haven) Carl Balestracci, (Guilford), Tony Bondi, (Haddam), Alfred J. Goldberg, (Madison), Larry Kendzior, (Meriden), Jon A. Brayshaw, (Middlefield), John DeStefano, Jr., (New Haven), Michael Doody (North Branford), William Dickinson, Jr., (Wallingford), Noel Bishop, (Westbrook), Edward M. Sheehy, (Woodbridge) Guests:, Bill Richards; Milford; Alan Lynn, Milford Hosp.; Bill Buckridge, Essex EMD; Fred Palmer, Orange EMD, Chris Gargamelli, CTSART, Stephen Dudley, (SCRCOG) DEMHS Staff Roy Piper, Pam Daniels, Peter Carbone, Rich Zaccagnino, Natalie Braga

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Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance The meeting was called to order at 09:35 AM by REPT Chair Richard Cabral Verification of Quorum Re-count indicated 12 voting members present; needed 16 Page 1 of 3 1111 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD, MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457-9294
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Correspondence Natalie Braga read the names of individuals that had a proxy letter. Five more proxy letters received via fax; quorum established (17)

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Old Business Chairman Richard Cabral reminded everyone that in order for the PSIC Grant to be disbursed the towns need to sign the MOA/MOUS. He provided the group with the names of the towns that still need to comply. Roy explained the recent purchase for the meter that NASH received and stated that DEMHS fronted the funds and will be reimbursed when the PSIC Grant is approved. It was done as a cost saving measure. DEMHS had already ordered 5 and by purchasing another one we saved $1500. With regards to the discussion and approval of an amendment to Section 3.1 if the Bylaws to revise proxy letter language this motion has been taken off the table by Chairman Richard Cabral and was accepted by all.

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Approval of Minutes of the May 5th, 2008 Region 2 REPT Meeting Motion to accept minutes as amended for approval at 11/03/08 REPT meeting by Phil Miller, second by Thomas Eighmie, approved unanimously. Motion to amend the holding (rainbow) fund due to a typo from $60,371 to $60,377 by Jim Burns second by Phil Miller, approved unanimously.

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New Business Roy asked the group to adopt the initial draft version of the REOP and Michael Pace expressed concern to adopting the plan without reading the entire plan. Jean Davies expressed concern that the ESFs may not complete all the annexes and Roy confirmed that their would be no ramifications to the ESFs. Motion to adopt initial draft version of the REOP on the basis of the recommendation of the Steering Committee and DEMHS staff by Phil Miller second by Thomas Eighmie approved unanimously. Discussion regarding the REPT meeting schedule for 2009 was amended.

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DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY Motion to change the November 2nd meeting to November 16th to bring newly added Elective Officials by Geoff Morgan second by Dave Elder approved unanimously. Motion to approve meeting schedule by Chairman Richard Cabral second by Geoff Morgan approved unanimously. Motion to add Item E to agenda regarding a webpage for Region 2 by John Millo second by Phil Miller approved unanimously. Steering Committee Chairman Bill Richards advised the group of the Extreme Cold Exercise on 11/19/08 at the Saybrook Point Inn. Discussion regarding the webpage for Region 2, John Millo would like to have a site for our group and Roy advised that DEMHS cannot fund this project at this time. Pam states the DEMHS is working to add links to the DEMHS website that would allow Region 2 more options to obtaining specific Region 2 information. Roy will be meeting with John Millo for further discussion. 6) 7) Next Meeting February 2nd, 2009 at 9:30am Guilford Fire Department

Adjournment 10:55am Motion to adjourn by Phil Miller, second by Joel Severance, approved unanimously.

Respectfully submitted Natalie Braga DEMHS Region 2 Secretary

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