CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Joe Raisian, at 6:30 p.m.

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Bill Cooper, Wally Dunne, Patrick Arcaro, Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENT: Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: None

Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

After review of the minutes from the January 19, 2017 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner announced that he received the monthly report from the Army Corps of Engineers relating to the Great Lakes water levels. They are predicting significantly higher levels this year.
Denver mentioned that he received some information regarding Kayak Rentals from several sources. The CPA is looking into various options for the upcoming boating season. He passed out a brochure on storage barns for this purpose.
Joe Raisian was also contacted by several individuals regarding Kayak Rental. Much discussion from everyone.
Denver also stated that a Representative from the Public Entities Pool of Ohio met with him today to review our insurance requirements on our buildings and equipment.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally discussed the electric bill in the Public Dock Office and asked if we could compare this winter’s bills with previous bills to verify that the charges are in line with past billing.
Patrick Arcaro asked if we had converted over yet to the newer style LED light bulbs to conserve energy.
Bill Cooper made a motion to Amend the Appropriations for 2017 by reducing the Public Dock Improvements Line 248 down to $15,000, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the January Financial Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion passed.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the January bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed.
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to purchase property from Bonnie Weppler in the amount of $5,500 on behalf of the City of Conneaut and the CPA for future economic development.
Bill Cooper made a motion to allow the Chairman of the Board to purchase property from Bonnie Weppler in the amount of $5,500 on behalf of the City of Conneaut and the CPA for future economic development, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to amend 2017 Estimated Resources by increasing Line 123, Miscellaneous Income, $5,500; and amend 2017 Appropriations by increasing Line 257, Property Purchase, $5,500, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Joe Raisian discussed the real estate taxes received thus far with the board members. Much discussion by all.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #04-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #05-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to Amend the Appropriations for 2017 by reducing the Public Dock Improvements Line 248 down to $15,000, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #06-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the January Financial Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion passed.

Resolved #07-17… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the January bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to purchase property from Bonnie Weppler in the amount of $5,500 on behalf of the City of Conneaut and the CPA for future economic development.

Resolved #08-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to allow the Chairman of the Board to purchase property from Bonnie Weppler in the amount of $5,500 on behalf of the City of Conneaut and the CPA for future economic development, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Resolved #09-17… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to amend 2017 Estimated Resources by increasing Line 123, Miscellaneous Income, $5,500; and amend 2017 Appropriations by increasing Line 257,Property Purchase, $5,500,seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
FEBRUARY DOCK REPORT
41 open docks to rent in the Lagoon for boats 20’ or less.
1 open dock to rent in the Marina for a 24’ boat.
5 open transient docks to rent for 24’ boats.
6 open jet ski docks are available to rent.

Payments are still coming in for the deposits that
were due on February 1st . The final balances are due April 1st.

All those on the relocation list that could be moved
have been. Those individuals left on the waiting list
have large boats that are 25 foot or more or else
they want a specific dock that is currently being rented.

Boat registration and insurance is now going to be
verified to insure that everyone has current coverage
before our season begins on May 1st.

GRANTS:
Wally Dunne discussed the Community Development Block Grant Program and his intent to attend the Community Development Implementation Strategy meeting being held on March 7, 2017 on behalf of the CPA to discuss our future needs. An application must be filed by May 5, 2017 with an official cost estimate for projects that we want to pursue.
Denver Spieldenner stated that the CPA did receive the Navigational Aids Grant for new lights and buoys.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT FEBRUARY 2017

• BUILDINGS
o WE HAVE HAD NO HEAT OR WATER LINE ISSUES IN ANY OF OUR BUILDINGS SO FAR THIS WINTER.
o WE STILL HAVE ROOF LEAKS IN THE NEW MAINTENANCE BUILDING ON HARBOR STREET.
• CAMERAS
o SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES HAS REPLACED THE BACK UP BATTERY AND THE SOFTWARE IN THE SECURITY DVR IN THE RAMP OFFICE.
o THE NEW SECURITY CAMERA ON THE RAMP OFFICE THAT COVERS THE LAUNCH RAMPS WILL BE INSTALLED SOMETIME THIS WEEK PER SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES.
o THE PUBLIC CAMERAS HAVE BEEN OFFLINE BUT SHOULD BE BACK UP BY NEXT WEEK. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

• EMPLOYEES
THE MAINTENANCE CREW IS BACK TO WORK AS OF THE BEGINNING OF THIS WEEK.
WE ARE WORKING ON CLEANING OUT THE OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING AND
PUTTING A NEW DECK ON OUR WORK BOAT.
• MISC.
o THE CITY WILL BE SHUTTING DOWN NAYLOR EAST TO WORK ON THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADES.
o WE HAVE BEEN ASKED IF THE CONTRACTOR DOING THE UPGRADES CAN USE THE LOTS ABOVE THE PLANT TO STAGE THEIR EQUIPMENT. WE WOULD BE COMPENSATED. THIS COULD BE MONETARY OR POSSIBLY TRADING FOR PAVING UPGRADES WE MAY NEED AT THE PORT. THIS MUST BE WORKED OUT WITH THEM.
o KAYAKS
o USACE DREDGE PERMIT UPDATE
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: DENVER SPIELDENNER
HARBORMASTER CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

Denver mentioned that the Representative from the Public Entities Pool of Ohio was very pleased with the inspection results of our buildings and equipment.
Denver also stated that we are currently on the third and last extension of our Maintenance Dredging Permit Number:
1993-01812 from the Army Corps of Engineers. He would like to apply for a new permit that would be effective for a five year period. He has contacted the Buffalo, New York field office in order to start the proceedings since it can take up to one year to complete.
Denver discussed Foth Engineering and stated that we needed to have another meeting with their Representative, Brian Hinrichs, in regards to dredging.

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian stated that the Breakwall Restaurant is pursuing several options for future development.
Joe also mentioned the need for the CPA to acquire more architect companies to look at our old Maintenance Building for future development.

NEW BUSINESS: No Report

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on March 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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