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

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Recently Held
Nov 17, 2022
Sandy Beach Commission
Recording available
Oct 20, 2022
Sep 15, 2022
Sandy Beach Commission
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Aug 18, 2022
Sandy Beach Commission
Recording available
Jul 21, 2022

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Board Members

Members
Term
Ed Ryle
Rep
Co-Chair
Nov 16, 2021
-
Feb 1, 2024
VACANCY
-
Dec 1, 2024
Andrew Parker
Dem
Dec 15, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Kathy Vanomer
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
Nov 16, 2021
-
Feb 1, 2024
VACANCY
-
Dec 1, 2024
Andrew Parker
Dem
Dec 15, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Kathy Vanomer
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
No contacts have been found for this entity.

Members

Members
Term
Ed Ryle
Rep
Co-Chair
Nov 16, 2021
-
Feb 1, 2024
VACANCY
-
Dec 1, 2024
Andrew Parker
Dem
Dec 15, 2020
-
Dec 1, 2023
Kathy Vanomer
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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Nov 17, 2022
Agenda
Jun 16, 2022
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May 19, 2022
Agenda
May 19, 2022
Minutes
Apr 21, 2022
Agenda
Mar 17, 2022
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Mar 17, 2022
Minutes
Feb 17, 2022
Agenda
Feb 17, 2022
Minutes
Jan 20, 2022
Agenda
Jan 20, 2022
Minutes
Nov 18, 2021
Agenda
Nov 18, 2021
Minutes
Oct 21, 2021
Agenda
Sep 16, 2021
Agenda
Sep 16, 2021
Minutes
Aug 19, 2021
Agenda
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
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