CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: None

MINUTES: A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to accept the minutes from the August 16, 2018 board meeting, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

GUESTS: Nick Perkoski, Conneaut City Council Member.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Alan Harrison was present to discuss a situation with his brother’s dock in the Lagoon.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner received the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers in regards to the Great Lakes water levels which are predicted to go down through the end of December.
Denver stated that the CPA had received “Thank You” letters from the D-Day Board of Directors and the Water Ski Committee that participated in the Perch & Pilsner Festival.
Denver also mentioned that we had gotten two flyers in the mail from the Conneaut Arts Center asking for sponsorship for their Harvest of the Arts Festival being held October 19th and 20th. A Chili Cook Off is planned for October 20th.
Denver discussed an email from Doris Tackett from the Public Works Office in Conneaut who contacted First Energy’s Customer Service Department in regards to a light that is out on the Marina drive.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally asked Babs Legeza to explain the 2018 Estimated Resources and Budget Appropriation Amendments Reports that she passed out to the board members.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Estimated Resources as given, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Appropriations Amendments as presented, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the August 31, 2018 Financial Report, including the Appropriation Amendments as approved, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #47-18… Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Estimated Resources as given, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #48-18… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Appropriations Amendments as presented, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #49-18… Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #50-18… Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the August 31, 2018 Financial Report, including the Appropriation Amendments as approved, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #51-18… Bill Kennedy made a motion to amend Line 256 on the Budget Report to appropriate $30,000 for new Windows and Siding towards renovation of the old maintenance building, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #52-18… Wally Dunne made a motion for the Resolution of Support for the Navigational Aides Grant, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie gave the Launch Ramp and Sandbar Income Reports for the board’s review along with the 2017 reports for comparison.
Debbie stated that the Sandbar Income was substantial this year, but we are still lagging on the Launch Ramp revenue. Transient dock fees are down this season.
Debbie also reported that the dock deposits for next year have started to be received.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill mentioned that both the Public Entity Pool Grant and the Navigational Aids Grant applications were going to be submitted soon.

LEASES: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

COMPLETED JOBS
• We have been cleaning seaweed and debris from the launch ramps and from our marinas.
• We repaired six broken stand-offs on A wall in PCM that were damaged in the storm on 8-21-18.
• We dug the trenches for D-Day at Township Park and moved the ice machine from Snug Harbor to the park and then back after the event was over.
• We have been replacing rotted or damaged boards at the launch ramps and on several of our docks.
• We cleaned up a large amount of debris on the sandbar after the storm on 8-21-18.
• We have installed new soap dispensers in all our restrooms.
• We raked and graded the sandbar after D-Day to remove the ruts caused by the tanks in the reenactment.
• The camera pole has been installed by the guard shack on the sandbar.
• We have replaced all burned out lights in our restrooms.
• We replaced the seal and reset one of the toilets in the women’s restroom at the Lagoon.
• We serviced the backhoe.
• We have retrieved quite a few tires from the sandbar now that the water level has started to go down.
• We ordered two more 20-foot pipes for security lights and/or cameras.
• The lattice work has been painted at the Lagoon restrooms.
• We are in the process of touching up the paint on the maintenance building.
• We placed extra channel markers and shallow water buoys in the harbor for the Perch and Pilsner festival water ski show.
• We placed two more ladders at the Public Dock.
• We graded the Lagoon road.
• We repaired the lights and wipers on the white work truck.
• We have cut the hours at the sandbar to weekends only.
• We have cut our maintenance hours. We are working two men per day for a 4-hour shift. Forty total hours per week until shutdown time unless we have an emergency repair. We were at 176 hours and then went to 88 hours and now we are at 40 hours.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy stated that the security cameras are presently out of operation and he is working on the problem with the security company. He is in the process of obtaining bids to upgrade our hardware.
Denver Spieldenner discussed several light poles that the CPA is purchasing and will install very soon. They will provide more lighting in the Marina area.
Wally Dunne mentioned that we have three bids in house for the new windows for the old maintenance building. Siding bids are pending. Much discussion was made by everyone.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to amend Line 256 on the Budget Report to appropriate $30,000 for new Windows and Siding towards renovation of the old maintenance building, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro mentioned parking spaces around the old maintenance building and several issues that need to be addressed per the new ordinance and the zoning board.

NEW BUSINESS:
Bill Cooper stated that a Resolution of Support letter needs to be generated towards the Navigational Aides Grant.
Wally Dunne made a motion for the Resolution of Support for the Navigational Aides Grant,seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Denver Spieldenner discussed the Fall Shut Down concerning water and electric to the docks.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:30 p.m. to discuss property acquisition and personnel.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bill Kennedy, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, and Bruce Fleischmann.

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:03 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:03 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m. moved by Bill Cooper, seconded by Wally Dunne, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on October 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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