Streetscape Steering Committee
Minutes of Regular Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 7:30 pm
East Hampton Town Hall Meeting Room
Agenda Item #1: Call to Order
Streetscape Steering Committee Chairperson Elizabeth Harris called the meeting to order at 7:43 pm. Other committee members present were Ralph Stoeckle, Kevin Burnham and Sue Weintraub.
Agenda Item #2: Approval of minutes of January 21, 2009, Special Meeting
Motion to approve minutes from the February 18, 2009, Special Meeting was approved pending minor changes.
Agenda Item #3: Communications and Announcements
The Main Street bridge project is awaiting a concrete pour after the plants open in the Spring; some concrete will need to be stained to match the colored band in the streetscape sidewalk design. Side railings also need to be installed.
Design Review Board has continued to discuss potentially absorbing the SSC. Despite recommendations from the Town Manager’s survey involving Eckman Consulting, DRB may not be dissolved. There is still one vacancy on the DRB.
Agenda Item #4: Streetscape
After speaking with Scott Hill from ConnDOT, Town Manager Jeff O’Keefe expressed concerns that the chosen walkway LED lamp would be denied a waiver from the DOT because the Beacon Products lamp is rated as “semi-cutoff” rather than “full-cutoff.” Scott has suggested an alternative product, manufactured by Lumec, which is “cutoff” rated. Recent information from Beacon Products indicates that this manufacturer is using a new optical system which allows photometrics of the chosen lamp to achieve a “cutoff” rating. This information will be forwarded to Scott Hill for review, and Kevin Burnham will draft a request for the waiver. The committee still prefers the Beacon Products lamp for its use of indirect illumination; the Lumec lamp uses direct illumination, which can cause more glare and increased
reflection of light off of the sidewalk. If the waiver is denied, the committee will consider Lumec model S55-SFX-FN9 (Serenade series, prismatic globe, SFX adaptor, FN9 finial) with the R80-TBC1 pole.
The DECD initial plan and budget from 11-2006 revealed the same distribution of funds as detailed in the first revision dated 1-2008. The revision was likely filed due to the need for an extension, stemming from delays in the adjoining DOT project area.
Agenda Item #5: Signage plan
Sue Weintraub and Teri Prestash of Red Barn Studio Design are designing a simplified logo which appropriate for use on wayfinding signs as well as other Town materials. The committee would like to present the logo and signage plan to the Economic Development Comission at their next meeting in April.
Agenda Item #6: Middle Haddam Road
No new items for discussion.
Agenda Item #7: Next Steps
Kevin Burnham to draft request for waiver of the Beacon Products LED fixture. Present lamp design to EDC at April 21 meeting, along with wayfinding sign design and plan.
Agenda Item #9: Public Comments
Agenda Item #10: Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm. Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 7:30pm, in the Town Hall Annex.
Respectfully submitted by Elizabeth Harris.