741 Colonel Ledyard Highway
Ledyard, Connecticut 06339
TOWN OF LEDYARD
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Town Hall Annex-Hybrid Format
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Garstka called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Community-at-Large Representative Michael E. Marelli
Alternate Member- Community-at-Large William Thorne
Chairman-Farming Community Bruce Garstka
Alternate Member Steve Martic
Farming Community Russell Holmberg
Farming Community Allyson Angelini
Community-at-Large Representative Katie Yuhas
Town Councilor Naomi Rodriguez was also present.
William Thorne and Steve Martic were appointed as voting members.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS
Comments of Commission members.
Mr. Marelli commented on the site walk of the Spicer Ruins on the Clarke Farm property. He
felt the walk highlighted the interests that the Agricultural, Conservation and Historical
Commissions have in preserving the parcel. Chairman Garstka, who also attended the walk
thought it was a welcome example of cooperation between the various Town Commissions.
Mr. Thorne reported that the State was requiring the Ledyard Farm’s Market Committee to
attend a mandatory seminar in order to be certified as a State recognized farmers' market and to
participate in the WIC program. Mr. Holmberg explained that farmers' markets must meet
certain guidelines in order to obtain State recognition as such. The guidelines were developed to
help benefit the agricultural and general community.