Sandy Beach Commission

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3 East Street
Morris
,
CT
06763
Hours of Operation

About

Operates, conducts and maintains Sandy Beach as a Rec facility in accordance with a lease between Litchfield, Morris, and White Memorial.
One of the goals of the White family was to make Bantam Lake’s shoreline available to local residents.  The Whites purchased the land in the 1920s from the Wadhams family, who farmed the area.  By 1929 Sandy Beach sported 30 bathhouses as well as a concession stand and a float in the lake.  Sandy Beach was widely popular from its inception.  It hosted nearly 650 visitors on a single day in 1929, and 30,000 people utilized the beach in 1930.  The beach offered cheap entertainment to a region facing the Great Depression.

The Whites established the Sandy Beach commission in 1928, which worked with the Foundation to manage the site.  In 1976 stewardship of the beach passed to the towns of Litchfield and Morris.  After more than 80 years, however, Sandy Beach continues to serve its original purposes of offering local residents a refuge from the summer heat.

Commission Members (Appointed by BOS in Dec., 3-year term)

Meetings

Recently Held
Sep 16, 2021
Sandy Beach Commission
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Aug 19, 2021
Sandy Beach Commission
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Jul 15, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Sandy Beach Commission
Recording available
May 20, 2021
Sandy Beach Commission
Recording available

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Board Members

Members
Term
Ed Ryle
Rep
Co-Chair
Jan 2, 2019
-
Feb 1, 2024
Constance Gillman
Una
Jan 2, 2019
-
Dec 1, 2021
Andrew Parker
Dem
Dec 15, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Denise M. Parker
Una
Jan 7, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2022
Jennifer Parsons
Una
Dec 1, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Karen Brady
Rep
Morris Member
-
Terry Connor
Una
Morris Member
-
Corrine Houle
Rep
Morris Member
-
Tom Matthews
Rep
Morris Member
-
Pam Wray
Rep
Morris Member
-
Alternate Members
Term
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Commission Members

Members
Term
Ed Ryle
Rep
Co-Chair
Jan 2, 2019
-
Feb 1, 2024
Constance Gillman
Una
Jan 2, 2019
-
Dec 1, 2021
Andrew Parker
Dem
Dec 15, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Denise M. Parker
Una
Jan 7, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2022
Jennifer Parsons
Una
Dec 1, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Karen Brady
Rep
Morris Member
-
Terry Connor
Una
Morris Member
-
Corrine Houle
Rep
Morris Member
-
Tom Matthews
Rep
Morris Member
-
Pam Wray
Rep
Morris Member
-
Alternate Members
Term
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Committee Members

Members
Term
Ed Ryle
Rep
Co-Chair
Jan 2, 2019
-
Feb 1, 2024
Constance Gillman
Una
Jan 2, 2019
-
Dec 1, 2021
Andrew Parker
Dem
Dec 15, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Denise M. Parker
Una
Jan 7, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2022
Jennifer Parsons
Una
Dec 1, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Karen Brady
Rep
Morris Member
-
Terry Connor
Una
Morris Member
-
Corrine Houle
Rep
Morris Member
-
Tom Matthews
Rep
Morris Member
-
Pam Wray
Rep
Morris Member
-
Alternate Members
Term
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Oct 21, 2021
Agenda
Sep 16, 2021
Agenda
Sep 16, 2021
Minutes
Aug 19, 2021
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Aug 19, 2021
Minutes
Jun 17, 2021
Agenda
Jun 17, 2021
Minutes
May 20, 2021
Agenda
May 20, 2021
Minutes
Apr 15, 2021
Agenda
Apr 15, 2021
Minutes
Mar 18, 2021
Agenda
Feb 25, 2021
Agenda
Feb 18, 2021
Agenda
Nov 19, 2020
Agenda
Nov 19, 2020
Minutes
Sep 17, 2020
Agenda
Aug 20, 2020
Agenda
Aug 20, 2020
Minutes
Jul 16, 2020
Agenda
Jul 16, 2020
Minutes
Jun 18, 2020
Agenda
Jun 18, 2020
Minutes
May 21, 2020
Agenda
May 21, 2020
Minutes
Feb 20, 2020
Agenda
Jan 16, 2020
Agenda
Jan 16, 2020
Minutes
Nov 21, 2019
Agenda
Nov 21, 2019
Minutes
Nov 20, 2019
Agenda
Oct 17, 2019
Agenda
Oct 17, 2019
Minutes
Sep 19, 2019
Agenda
Sep 19, 2019
Minutes
Aug 15, 2019
Agenda
Aug 15, 2019
Minutes
Jul 18, 2019
Agenda
Jul 18, 2019
Minutes
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