CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
MAY 17, 2018

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Bill Kennedy, Virginia P. Arp, Patrick Arcaro,
Bill Cooper, Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENTEES: Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann.

GUESTS: None

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the April 19, 2018 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick
Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

Bill Kennedy made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann from the
meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Bill Kennedy spoke about a press release for the local newspaper that he initiated on behalf
of the CPA to inform the public of the various improvements and upcoming events going on
at the marina this summer.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

FINANCE REPORT: Babs Legeza
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the April Finance Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy,
motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick
Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #23-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann
from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #24-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the April Finance Report, seconded
by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #25-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #26-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion for a Letter of Support to be written for
David Proctor who wants to start a new business, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #27-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion for the CPA to write a Commitment Letter
to agree to the concept of initiating a position for an Executive Director of Finance to maintain
Economic Development for the City of Conneaut, the Conneaut Foundation, and the
Conneaut Port Authority, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #28-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion for Bruce Fleischmann to purchase a New
Sign to be placed by the old maintenance building for the purpose of Economic Development,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

GRANTS:
Bill Cooper discussed the Clean Vessel Act Grant and stated that the CPA is requesting an
extension for one year.
Bill asked the board whether or not the Conneaut Port Authority wanted to raise the Public
Boat Launch Fee. He stated that we needed to acquire permission to do so by the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources before proceeding. An increased amount was suggested
but nothing had been finalized at the present time.
Bill Cooper also mentioned the application that the CPA is working on for the Nature Works
Grant which is due by June 1, 2018.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT MAY 2018

• DOCKS
o We are working on removing docks from “C” dock and lengthening the docks on the east side of “B” dock. We anticipate having this complete by the end of next week, weather permitting.
o All other docks appear to be in decent shape.
• LAUNCH RAMP
o The floating dock at the launch ramp has been repaired and is back in ser-vice.
• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We are prepping the building, so it can be pressure washed inside.
o We had to have the overhead door repaired by Northeast Overhead Door Company as it would not open. We tried to fix it, but we were not success-ful, so we called them.
o As soon as we have the building pressure washed we will paint the interior walls white as requested.
• PUBLIC DOCK
o D&D Paving has started to repair the Public Dock. They started on Wednesday 5-16-18.
• BREAKWALL RESTAURANT
o One of the doors has been repaired by Metcalf Glass. We are waiting on parts to repair the other door.
o We still must repair two floor tiles in the waitress station area.
o The restaurant people have installed a new outside walk-in cooler on the east side of the building.
• SANDBAR
o This area still has a lot of water on the north end and in the cut-through road leading to the east side area.
o We have the main gate open but the gate by the guard shack is locked.
• CHANNEL MARKERS
o All channel markers have been installed in the recreational channel.
• CAMERAS
o We must install a pole on the north end of the Lagoon restroom, so Securi-ty Technologies can install two cameras. We will try to have this complete by the end of next week.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster
Conneaut Port Authority

Virginia P. Arp asked for the completion date of the Seal Coating in the Public Parking Lot.
Denver stated that the work should be finished by the Memorial Day week-end.
Denver also mentioned that the B-Dock Renovation Project to create larger docks for boaters
is almost completed. Our goal was to make 14 open slips for boats up to 32 feet long.
The Dock Fee Price for these slips will be $1,250.00.
Joe Raisian and Denver discussed the rebar that is sticking up at the Public Launch Ramp and
our intentions to try and resolve this problem.
Joe discussed some of the many improvements that the Breakwall Restaurant had made.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy highlighted on the various updates and improvements currently underway
to the Security Cameras located throughout the Marina. He foresees a completion date
by the middle of June.
Denver Spieldenner stated that the CPA is having another meeting on May 18th with
Foth Engineering to discuss issues regarding the dredging permit and the project itself.
Virginia P. Arp recapped the results of the Strategic Planning Session held on May 12th
with the board members. Many ideas were presented and great progress was made by all.

NEW BUSINESS:
Patrick Arcaro made a motion for a Letter of Support to be written for David Proctor
who wants to start a new business, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion for the CPA to write a Commitment Letter to agree to
the concept of initiating a position for an Executive Director of Finance to maintain
Economic Development for the City of Conneaut, the Conneaut Foundation, and the
Conneaut Port Authority, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion for Bruce Fleischmann to purchase a New Sign to be
placed by the old maintenance building for the purpose of Economic Development,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion for Executive Session at 7:22 p.m.
to discuss property acquisitions.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion for Executive Session at 7:22 p.m., seconded by Bill
Kennedy, motion carried.

The Regular Meeting resumed at 8:42 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.,
moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on June 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at
929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman

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