Greenwich moved a step closer to establishing a harbor management commission Thursday when the Board of Selectmen approved a draft of the ordinance creating the agency.
The agency would be charged with overseeing the management of Greenwich's shoreline and work in conjunction with the town's harbormaster in the enforcement the local rules of the sea along the town's 30-plus miles of coastline.
With the selectmen's approval of the draft ordinance creating a seven-member commission, the proposal will now be forwarded to the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) for consideration at its Sept. 16 meeting. It is expected that the RTM will refer the ordinance to committee and take a vote at its Oct. 28 meeting, said First Selectman Peter Tesei.
The commission would be responsible for establishing regulations regarding the use and maintenance of the town's navigable waters, establish fees for moorings and anchorages.
(The entire draft can be viewed in the attached PDF, beginning on page 7.)