CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JANUARY 18, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: Virginia P. Arp

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

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the November 16, 2017 board meeting, it was moved
by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

GUESTS: None

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Mr. Allen Blood, a former Conneaut resident who is moving back to the area, discussed
a building currently owned by the CPA on Harbor Street that he would like to purchase
from us. He submitted an offer for the board members to review.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner discussed the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers
regarding the Great Lakes water levels predicted to rise 10-12 inches this Spring.
Denver also announced that the CPA had received a check for $500.00 for participation
in the 2017 Public Entity Pool of Ohio Grant Program.
Denver mentioned that we had received a letter from A-N-J Bait and Tackle regarding
charges they owe the CPA for transient docking during the fall of 2017.
Wally Dunne read aloud an email the CPA received from Patty Stone, the new District
Manager for Junior Achievement of Ashtabula County. Patty is asking for volunteers to
assist with their hands-on programs that benefit students in work readiness, financial
literacy, and entrepreneurship.
Joe Raisian discussed the Resolution of Authorization for the pre-application for the
Coastal Management Assistance Grant that Foth Engineering sent via email to the CPA
for approval.
Bill Cooper made a motion to accept the grant resolution as written, seconded by Bill
Kennedy, motion carried.

LEASES:
Joe Raisian mentioned the Lease for the Fuel Dock needed to be signed for this year and
the Lease for the Breakwall Restaurant is current. He also highlighted on various requests
that have been submitted by the Breakwall Restaurant. Much discussion by everyone.
Joe also stated that lease payments were just received from the Lake Erie Boat Club and
Portside Marine.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Joe discussed the real estate taxes on several parcels regarding the Lake Erie Boat Club
and the Conneaut Boat Club pertaining to adjustments that were made.
Bill Kennedy stated that the City of Conneaut had completed their 2017 Comprehensive
Plan Update that we received via email. Bill spoke about the “Action Plan” section relating
to activities that the CPA is involved with.
Bruce Fleischmann asked about property to consider for extra parking in the future.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne made a motion to amend 2018 Estimated Receipts for the Cash at the
beginning of the year to $83,417, making the Total Estimated Resources Available
$520,224, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to Increase Line 259 Line of Credit Principal to $30,000 on the
2018 Budget Report and Increase Line 260 Interest to $3,500 making the 2018 Budget
Amount of $469,780, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the Decrease to the Notes Payable Line on the 2017
December Financial Report to $120,000 and approve the Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro,
motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill
Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro inquired as to whether the Sandbar Season Pass Price would be changing and
if the CPA had considered advertising the Season Passes. Much discussion was made by all.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #01-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion to excuse Virginia P. Arp from the meeting,
seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #02-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to accept the grant resolution as written,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #03-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to amend 2018 Estimated Receipts for the
Cash at the beginning of the year to $83,417, making the Total Estimated Resources Available
$520,224, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #04-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to Increase Line 259 Line of Credit Principal to
$30,000 on the 2018 Budget Report and Increase Line 260 Interest to $3,500 making the 2018
Budget Amount of $469,780, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

Resolved #05-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the Decrease to the Notes Payable Line
on the 2017 December Financial Report to $120,000 and approve the Report, seconded by
Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #06-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #07-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to raise the employees rate of pay by 3%
effective January 1, 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie mentioned that the Dock Deposits due on February 1st are currently being received.
The Relocation List for dock holders was reviewed and completed during December and
Debbie will be starting on the Waiting List for new customers next week.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill stated that the Clean Vessel Act Grant is still going through the proper channels.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JANUARY 2018
• DOCKS
o It looks like most of our docks are surviving the winter weather with minimal damage.
There are a couple of docks in the Lagoon Marina that are hung up on the spud anchor poles but
hopefully they will drop when the ice melts.
• BUILDINGS
o The heat has stayed on in all buildings with only one issue in the new maintenance
building on Harbor Street. We had a water line freeze in this building in the restroom.
The pipe was against an outside wall and one of the fitting froze and came apart. This will
be an easy fix and there was minimal water damage. We will reroute the pipe to the interior
of the restroom wall.
• SPRING STARTUP
o We will start getting ready for the 2018 boating season around the first week of March.
Weather permitting.
o Our crews are basically the same as last year and are ready to return.
• MAIN OFFICE
o We opened the main office on Broad Street for business on Tuesday January 16th.

Denver Spieldenner, Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Bruce Fleischmann inquired about the Maintenance Building Roof on Harbor Street and if
the leaks had been repaired.
Denver Spieldenner replied that it is still too early in the season to determine if the roof
is going to leak or not.
Denver also stated that he had to call a contractor to come in and repair the overhead door
on the maintenance building.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy mentioned that two security camera vendors had come to the marina and
performed demos of their cameras at dusk. We would like one more company to compare
with. Our intent is to have all in place and working by our opening date of May 1st.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian discussed a 3% pay increase for all employees.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to raise the employees rate of pay by 3% effective January
1, 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:52 p.m.
to discuss buildings and acquisitions.
Wally Dunne made a motion for Executive Session at 7:52 p.m., seconded by Bruce
Fleischmann.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, Bill Kennedy, Wally Dunne, and Bruce
Fleischmann.
Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:40 p.m., seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:40 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 p.m.,
moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on February 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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

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

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

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: None

MINUTES: After review of the minutes from the October 19, 2017 board meeting,
it was moved by Bill Kennedy to approve the minutes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner announced that the CPA had received a “Thank You” card from the family of the late, Nicholas Jack Vignal, who had worked here and retired.
Denver also stated that the Army Corps of Engineers is going to dredge the federal channel area located out in the harbor during 2018.
Virginia P. Arp stated that she submitted the CPA Advertisement to the Ashtabula County Visitor’s Guide for their
2018 brochure.
Patrick Arcaro asked the board for permission to have the county commissioner attend one of our board meetings. He also mentioned that the Ashtabula County Port Authority would like to meet with the CPA to discuss future plans.
Joe Raisian suggested that Patrick ask both parties to call our administrative office to set up appointments.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Babs Legeza presented the Proposed Budget Amendments for year-end to be reviewed by all.
Wally Dunne passed out a Proposed Budget for 2018 for examination and discussion by the board members.
There was much conversation by everyone.

Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017,seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to modify the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017 by increasing Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $500 and decreasing Line 232 Real Estate Taxes by $500, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the October Financial Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to approve the Amended Proposed Budget for 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Joe Raisian suggested that the CPA needs to advertise Dock Rentals in the newspaper due to the amount of small docks that were not rented in the Lagoon during the 2017 boating season.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #53-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #54-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #55-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to modify the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017 by increasing Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $500 and decreasing Line 232 Real Estate Taxes by $500, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #56-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the October Financial Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #57-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #58-17…Bill Kennedy made a motion to approve the Amended Proposed Budget for 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #59-17…Bill Kennedy made a motion to revise the wording pertaining to the due date on the 2019 dock rental contracts, as given by his example during the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #60-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Joe Raisian as Chairman of the Board, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.
Resolved #61-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Bill Cooper as Vice Chairman, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion passed unanimously.
Resolved #62-17…Bill Kennedy made a motion to nominate Wally Dunne as Treasurer, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie mentioned several Leases that are considered past due as of the board meeting.
She also discussed the due date for the first deposit as indicated on the 2018 dock contracts.
After making an abundant amount of phone calls for past due deposits, Debbie suggested either a cut-off date or revising the wording on the contracts to clarify that late payments are not acceptable. Much conversation was made by all.
Bill Kennedy read aloud a paragraph he wrote as an example of changing the wording on the dock contracts for 2019. Everyone agreed to his suggestion.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to revise the wording pertaining to the due date on the 2019 dock rental contracts, as given by his example during the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

GRANTS: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT NOVEMBER 2017

• OLD LAUNCH RAMP
o We received a quote to repair the broken concrete in the bottom of this ramp by installing a steel plate. Cost is $20,800. I feel we need to research alternative repairs that are less costly.
• SANDBAR
o The inner gate at the sandbar is locked. It is still possible for people to access the breakwall for fishing.
o The guard house has been boarded up for the winter.
o We will close the main gate when the snow comes.
• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o The new metal roof has been installed by Schwartz Construction.
o The contractor at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is still using the building to store material.
o We have a couple of windows that we need to board up because they are broke.
o We had to call a contractor to repair the overhead door. The cables used to lift the door came unwound.
• MISC.
o All boats are out of our marinas now.
o Our winter shutdown is complete. All water is drained, vents covered, heat checked, vehicles winterized, etc.
o The entire crew except for the Administrative Clerk are done for the season.
o The main office will be open until mid- December. We will reopen the first week of January 2018.
o We did get the extra spud pole anchors on “F” dock to help prevent movement and damage this winter.
o The restaurant has a temperature sensor in the window to let us know if the heat is okay.
o We had the heating system in the restaurant building checked and it appears all is well.
o Portside Marine is having a new roof installed on their maintenance building.
o We will be checking all buildings two or three times per week during the winter season.
Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Denver discussed the leaking roof on the Maintenance Building located on Harbor Street and stated that the contractor guaranteed the roof with a ten year warranty.
Joe Raisian stated that a new roof was just installed on the old maintenance building.
Denver also mentioned that he is seeking to find a new fuel pump for the Fuel Dock this coming year, due to the inspection report we received on the present pump.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy stated that he has obtained three bids for four new security cameras and he would like to schedule a demo presentation to be held at dusk. He asked for the board members to attend. Much discussion by everyone.
Bill also mentioned that the CPA has a very old DVR recorder to either sell or donate.

NEW BUSINESS:
Wally Dunne passed out a timeline of the renovation work performed on the old maintenance building that we have initiated since 2014 and the progress we have made.
Wally asked permission to send a “thank you” letter to the Port Conneaut Federal Credit Union on behalf of the CPA for supporting our efforts to enhance the local community and for our continued business with their banking institution. All were in favor.
Joe Raisian mentioned the invitation to the Conneaut Port Authority’s annual Christmas Party as a reminder to everyone.

Denver Spieldenner stated that it was time for the Election of Officers to the CPA’s Board which occurs every two years.
Joe Raisian opened the floor for the nomination of officers, starting with the Chairman of the Board position.
Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Joe Raisian as Chairman of the Board, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.
Joe Raisian opened the floor for nomination of the Vice Chairman position.
Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Bill Cooper as Vice Chairman, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion passed unanimously.
Joe Raisian opened the floor for nomination of the Treasurer position.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to nominate Wally Dunne as Treasurer, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.
Joe Raisian asked the board members to suspend the December board meeting for 2017.
All were in favor.
Denver Spieldenner asked for someone to write a “Help Wanted” ad for the upcoming year for open positions. He then asked for someone to write a policy for Election of Officers to the Board.
Denver made a suggestion to return to a weekly meeting with an executive committee to discuss general activities and work orders that are handled by the maintenance crew.
Wally Dunne stated that he requested copies of Policies and Resolutions from Conneaut City Hall that they have on file for the CPA to add to our Policies and Procedures Records.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 8:53 p.m. to discuss buildings and acquisitions.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 8:53 p.m., seconded by Virginia P. Arp.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bill Kennedy, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, and Virginia Arp.

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:00 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy.

Regular meeting resumed at 9:00 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on January 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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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
OCTOBER 19, 2017

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

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

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the September 21, 2017 board meeting, Patrick Arcaro made a motion for a correction to be made to the dollar amount of $50 which should read $500 on Line 237 Refunds-Dock Fees within Motion 44-17, and afterwards, approve the minutes, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Jim Fishel, a current dock holder, voiced his concerns over the repairs to our security cameras.
He also asked if a Porta Potty could be installed near the Fuel Dock. Much discussion by all.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

FINANCIAL REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally announced that changes needed to be made on the Operation Expense Lines 204, 208, and 209 of the Budget Report.
Wally proposed to Increase the Appropriations Line 204 Launch Ramp Wages by $7,000, and Increase Line 208 Transient Rental Fees by $200, and Increase Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $1,800.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Increase to the Appropriations Line 204 Launch Ramp Wages by $7,000, and the Increase to Line 208 Transient Rental Fees by $200, and the Increase to Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $1,800, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the September Financial Report based on various amendments made and approved upon, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Wally put out a rough estimate for expenses for 2018 and asked that the board members review the figures and get back
to him.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #48-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Increase to the Appropriations Line 204 Launch Ramp Wages by $7,000, and the Increase to Line 208 Transient Rental Fees by $200, and the Increase to Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $1,800, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #49-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #50-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the September Financial Report based on various amendments made and approved upon, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #51-17…Wally Dunne made a motion for an Appropriations Line to be established for a New Roof for the old maintenance building in the amount of $22,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #52-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely

Debbie gave the comparison figures for the 2016 and 2017 Launch Ramp Reports and stated that we are very close to matching our revenue goal from last year. She also gave the Sandbar Report showing monies taken in thus far this season, as well as, the Transient Docking Fees received.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill spoke about a $500 Grant that is being offered by the Public Entities Pool of Ohio in which Denver and Bill are working on together.
Denver Spieldenner stated that Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering would like to come here on October 24th to update us on the Coastal Management Assistance Grant that the CPA applied for with a 50% match that the CPA would be responsible to pay. We would also be discussing the Boating Infrastructure Grant we applied for that has a 50% match as well.
Brian is attempting to keep us in the 2017 Appropriations Cycle however, we may be moved to the 2018 Cycle instead.
Denver also mentioned that he would be making a telephone call to Yetty Lombardo tomorrow who is our local liaison at the ODNR Office of Coastal Management to discuss our options for deadline dates regarding the 50% match.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT OCTOBER 2017

• SANDBAR
o Still working the gate on weekends only.
o We are boarding up the gate house.
o We are closing the gate at 7 p.m. Do we want to lock the inner gate and leave the main gate open so fisherman and kite surfers can access the lake?
• OLD LAUNCH RAMP
o We are getting a quote from Kelly Welding to put a steel plate on the bottom of this ramp to cover broken concrete and exposed rebar.
• SHUTDOWN
o We are starting to pull jet ski docks and shut off the water supply to the docks.
o We have gone back to an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift five days per week until the shutdown is completed.
• MISC.
o We have a broken water line under “B” dock in the PCM marina. This will be repaired in the spring. The water is shut off now.
o We will need to board up several windows on the old maintenance building as they have been broken.
o We have installed the dock hoops on the end of D, E, and F docks to help prevent movement of these docks over the winter.
o We are planning to install extra spud pipes and brackets on the east side of F dock.
o It looks like most of our crew will be returning next season. We may lose one or two of the maintenance crew. We are actively seeking replacements.
o We still need to clean out the back bay in the 929 office.
o Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering called to update us on our grant application for our marina project on the west side. He will be available to come here next week to talk to us.

Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian asked Denver to run an ad in the newspaper for open positions for next year.
Bill Kennedy mentioned that he obtained quotes for new Starlight Security Cameras and he is reviewing the specs and the costs if we decide to purchase them.
Joe Raisian stated that we received another bid for the repairs to the old maintenance building roof besides the two quotes we have in house. Much discussion was made by all.
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to establish an Appropriations Line for a New Roof for the old maintenance building in the amount of $22,000.
Wally Dunne made a motion for an Appropriations Line to be established for a New Roof for the old maintenance building in the amount of $22,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS: No Report

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner received a request from the Conneaut High School Girls Basketball Boosters Club requesting a donation.
Denver also stated that the ODNR sent us a letter regarding the Submerged Lands Lease Rental Disbursements for Fiscal Year 2017 and that the CPA would not be receiving a refund.
Denver mentioned that we had gotten a telephone call from the Division of the Ohio State Fire Marshall’s Office pertaining to the Underground Storage Tank Certificate that we had applied for renewal upon. Apparently, they had computer problems and lost our application and needed us to submit another signed request.
Denver passed out the Ashtabula County Visitor’s Guide Membership Application for their brochure and asked if someone would like to take on the task of placing our ad with them.
Virginia P. Arp offered to handle this request.
Denver brought up the subject of Memorial Benches and discussed that we have run out of space to install the benches.
He asked for approval for our office to keep a list of people wanting to order a bench so we can notify them when another area opens where benches can be placed. Everyone agreed to do so.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:45 p.m. to discuss buildings and acquisitions.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 7:45 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bill Kennedy, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, and Virginia Arp.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:13 p.m., seconded by Bill Cooper.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:13 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on November 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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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OH 44030
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

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

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

ABSENTEES: Wally Dunne

GUESTS: None

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the August 17, 2017 board meeting, it was moved by Bruce Fleischmann to approve the minutes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Roger Burdick discussed his Catamaran that is stored on the sandbar. He asked for permission to store and launch other catamarans as well as park trailers on the sandbar when visitors come here from out of town. The board gave approval to use the east side of the sandbar.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Joe Raisian announced that we received notification that the Breakwall Restaurant would renew their lease for 2018.
Joe stated we received a letter from the Conneaut Savings Bank regarding our activity with them in which they would like to hold a meeting with CPA representatives. We are also considering having a meeting with Key Bank for business purposes.
Denver Spieldenner discussed the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Great Lakes water levels which showed Lake Erie being down a foot from where the level was in July.
Denver also presented the application for the 2018 Ashtabula County Visitor’s Association for the purpose of advertising in their brochure which is published on a yearly basis.
Denver announced that the Public Entities Pool of Ohio has a Grant Program that we may be interested in. There is $500 of grant money that is available if we want to apply.
Bill Kennedy stated that he had a quotation from a security company who presented their bid for four Starlight Cameras. Bill is also asking our current security company to submit a bid also. Much discussion from everyone.
Joe Raisian stated that he had received the Tax Evaluations on the Lake Erie Boat Club and the Conneaut Boat Club from the Conneaut Law Director’s Office.

Joe also brought to the floor the request for a Resolution to Establish a Line of Credit.
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to request a Resolution for the purpose of Establishing a Line of Credit. All in favor.
Patrick Arcaro offered to write the Resolution on behalf of the Conneaut Port Authority.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to Establish a Line of Credit, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to rescind the previous motion to Establish a Line of Credit, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to Establish a Line of Credit up to $500,000, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne from the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

FINANCIAL REPORT: Babs Legeza gave the report in Wally Dunne’s absence.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to increase the Estimated Resources Line 121 Refunds/Reimbursements by $46,900 for the insurance refunds, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to amend Appropriations to increase Line 215 Security by $8,000; increase Line 237 Refunds-Dock Fees by $500; decrease Line 249 Sandbar Improvements by $2,970; and decrease Line 252 Marina Improvements by $500, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the August Financial Report based on various amendments made and approved upon, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #39-17…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to Establish a Line of Credit, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #40-17…Bill Kennedy made a motion to rescind the previous motion to Establish a Line of Credit, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #41-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to Establish a Line of Credit up to $500,000, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #42-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne from the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #43-17…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to increase the Estimated Resources Line 121 Refunds/Reimbursements by $46,900 for the insurance refunds, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

Resolved #44-17…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to amend Appropriations to increase Line 215 Security by $8,000; increase Line 237 Refunds-Dock Fees by $500; decrease Line 249 Sandbar Improvements by $2,970; and decrease Line 252 Marina Improvements by $500, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #45-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #46-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the August Financial Report based on various amendments made and approved upon, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #47-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to have a new roof installed on the old maintenance building for a price up to $20,000, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Joe Raisian gave the report in Debbie Vendely’s absence.
Joe stated that if the weather holds out through the end of October, we will be caught up to the revenue that we took in last year on the Public Dock Launch Fees. We are still collecting gate fees at the Sandbar and also Transient Dock monies.

GRANTS:
Bill Kennedy reported that the Dredge Permit Renewal has been completed and is ready to be signed and mailed out.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT SEPTEMBER 2017

• CAMERAS
o We have received money from our insurance company for the cameras damaged by lightning earlier this year.
o The cameras on the sandbar are still down.
o We met with a representative from another security company (Paladin) to discuss alternative cameras to replace our damaged units.
• SANDBAR
o We are working the gate on weekends only now as the weekday traffic has decreased significantly.
o This area has much less trash and fewer problems in general since we started charging a fee to drive out there.
o We will be pulling the portable toilets by mid-October.
o We have not collected as many tires as in years past.
o We are continuing to rake and mow two times per week.
• JET SKI RENTALS
o Not much happening with this business.

• SIGNS
o We have replaced the old “No fishing” signs and the “This area under video surveillance” signs with new ones.
o We added “$250 Fine” signs under all our handicap parking signs.
o We are planning to contact the same sign company that the Public Works Department uses. We should realize a significant savings the next time we need to replace or add signs.
• D-DAY
o We had no apparent damage during D-Day this year. All we had to do was rake the sandbar.
o We received a nice thank you card from the D-Day Board of Directors.
• MISC.
o We have placed all the memorial benches that were delivered. We have one bench on order that will need placed and then we need to figure out where any future benches will be placed and if we want more benches.
o We installed an outside water faucet on the 929 Broad building.
o We installed underground drain pipes on the west end of the 929 building to channel the water from the eves away from the building.
o The eves have been cleaned on the 929 Broad building.
o We will be pressure washing and painting the top half of the Launch Ramp building. We will also paint the cupola on the roof.
o We need to determine what items can be disposed of in the last bay of the 929 building. We are becoming pack rats.
o We are working the maintenance crew half days (8 a.m. – 12 noon) three days per week until winter shutdown begins. We are giving additional time off when the crew asks for it.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster
Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy stated the phone and camera upgrades will be completed next week.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian requested of Patrick Arcaro to revisit the quotes he had obtained for the purpose of renovating the observation deck located on Naylor Boulevard. Joe would like the board members to review this information again.
Much discussion was made by everyone.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 8:00 p.m. to discuss buildings and acquisitions.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 8:00 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bruce Fleischmann, Bill Kennedy, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, and Virginia P. Arp.

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:17 p.m., seconded by Virginia P. Arp.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:17 p.m.

Bill Cooper made a motion to have a new roof installed on the old maintenance building for a price up to $20,000, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on October 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
AUGUST 17, 2017

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

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

ABSENTEES: None

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the July 20, 2017 board meeting, it was moved by Bruce Fleischmann to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro and Bill Cooper abstained from the vote due to their absence from the July 20, 2017 Board Meeting.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner announced that he received the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Great Lakes water levels which are currently receding.
Denver also stated that we received an email pertaining to a past due invoice from Foth Engineering. However, the bill was sent to us in error and the CPA owes nothing.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne entertained a motion to amend the 2017 Amended Appropriations Line 228 Perch Paddle and Line 216 Insurance.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to reduce Line 228 Perch Paddle by $250 and increase Line 216 Insurance by $250, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to reduce Line 224 Legal & Professional by $5,000 and increase Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $5,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the July Financial Report, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Denver Spieldenner stated that the CPA is expecting a reimbursement check from our insurance company for damages made to our docks and security cameras during a spring storm that occurred this year.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #32-17…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to reduce Line 228 Perch Paddle by $250 and increase Line 216 Insurance by $250, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #33-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to reduce Line 224 Legal and Professional by $5,000 and increase Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $5,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #34-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the July Financial Report, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #35-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #36-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to incorporate an Acknowledgement Box on the signature page of the contracts that confirms our “No Refund” policy, as well as, adding a Refund Policy Statement within the Rules and Regulations themselves, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #37-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to increase the dock rates by $25 for the 2018 boating season, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #38-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to approve up to $5,000 for gable end siding for the old maintenance building, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie gave the comparison figures for the 2016 and 2017 Launch Ramp Reports and stated that our revenue this season is still lagging behind from last year. She mentioned that we now have monies being received from the Sandbar Entrance Fee and Seasonal Passes being purchased and she gave a report on the income thus far.
Debbie also passed out copies of the 2018 boating contracts and the current rules and regulations for everyone to review.
Bill Cooper discussed the need to enforce our current policy of all deposits and fees being non-refundable. He suggested that we revise our boating contracts and our rules and regulations to assure that the dock holders are aware of and understand these bylaws.
Virginia P. Arp stated that she already began the task of updating the rules and regulations as per a previous discussion with Joe Raisian and Debbie. She presented a rough draft. Much discussion was made by everyone.
Bill Cooper made a motion to incorporate an Acknowledgement Box on the signature page of the contracts that confirms our “No Refund” policy, as well as, adding a Refund Policy Statement within the Rules and Regulations themselves, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Joe Raisian mentioned that the board members may want to consider a Cost of Living Increase of 3% on the dock rates for the 2018 boating season.
Debbie passed out a list of dock rates from other marinas as a comparison to ours. Much discussion was made in round table fashion.
It was decided by everyone to proceed with an increase on the dock rates.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to increase the dock rates by $25 for the 2018 boating season, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Denver Spieldenner stated that the Transient Dock Permit Slips needed to be addressed with Larry Distelrath who handles these docks. We are considering updating the current format of the slips. Denver agreed to speak with Larry on this issue.

GRANTS:
Bill Kennedy mentioned that the Dredge Permit expires in August 2018 and he has been working on the renewal with Denver Spieldenner. The permit is for a five year period.
Joe Raisian discussed Foth Engineering and various grants they have been researching with the ODNR to help the CPA with the expense for large boat transient docking in the future.

LEASES: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT AUGUST 2017
• CAMERAS
o CAMERAS ON SANDBAR ARE STILL DOWN
o WE ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH THE SYSTEM SHUTTING DOWN ON OCCASION.
o WE ARE STILL WAITING ON OUR INSURANCE CLAIM FOR THE TWO CAMERAS THAT TOOK A LIGHTNING STRIKE EARLIER IN THE YEAR.
• BREAKWALL RESTAURANT
o WE POURED CEMENT FOR THE EAST SIDE OUTSIDE SEATING THIS WEEK.
• SANDBAR
o WE HAVE ALMOST NO INCIDENTS SINCE IMPLEMENTING OUR FEE TO ENTER.
o WE HAVE HIRED THREE NEW EMPLOYEES TO MAN THE SANDBAR GATE.
o WE ARE STILL GETTING FREQUENT POLICE PATROLS
• JET SKI RENTAL
o WE HAD TO MOVE THE JET SKI DOCKS BECAUSE OF WEED PROBLEMS.
• SIGNS
o WE ARE REPLACING OUR OLD, FADED, OR WORN OUT SIGNS IN THE HARBOR.

• D-DAY
o THE SANDBAR WAS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY EVENING AND WILL REOPEN SOMETIME ON SUNDAY.
o WE DUG TRENCHES AT TOWNSHIP PARK WITH OUR BACKHOE.
o WE PLACED A FOOT BRIDGE OVER THE DRAINAGE DITCH AT THE WEST END OF NAYLOR FOR THE REENACTORS.
o THE HIGGINS BOATS WILL BE AT THE NORTH END OF PUBLIC DOCK GIVING RIDES AGAIN THIS YEAR.
• WALLEYE MADNESS TOURNAMENT
o THIS TOURNAMENT WAS HELD LAST WEEKEND ON SATURDAY. THEY HAD 34 ENTRIES.
• MISC.
o WE HAVE TWO MORE MEMORIAL BENCHES TO PLACE.
o ENTRANCE SIDE WALK AT THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING HAS BEEN REPAIRED.
o WE NEED A CLEAR CUT POLICY FROM THE BOARD ON REFUNDS FOR DOCK LEASES.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: DENVER SPIELDENNER
HARBORMASTER
CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

Patrick Arcaro asked about the Jet Ski and Kayak Rentals and how they were doing.
Joe Raisian replied that our maintenance crew had to move the docks for the jet skis and kayaks to the west side of the Public Docks due to the thick sea weed that multiplied in that area.
Bill Cooper asked if we contacted Aqua Doc about more weed control measures.
Joe Raisian replied with several options to consider for removing the sea weed. Much discussion was made by everyone.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy announced that he had obtained several quotes from phone companies in order to increase our upload speed for security camera purposes. Bill stated that we are going to continue our operations with the Conneaut Telephone Company and they are going to be installing new fiber optic lines.
Bill also mentioned several other quotes for the renovation of the old maintenance building.

NEW BUSINESS:
Wally Dunne discussed the need to have a committee formed to review the CPA’s Policies and Procedures. He presented a rough draft for updating our Mission Statement and Goals.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:55 p.m.to discuss property acquisition.

Bill Kennedy made a motion for Executive Session at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Bill Cooper.

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

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:20 p.m., seconded by Bruce Fleischmann.

Regular meeting resumed at 9:20 p.m.

Wally Dunne made a motion to approve up to $5,000 for gable end siding for the old maintenance building, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

Wally Dunne discussed the Kent State Marina Management Program and asked if the CPA would be interested in hosting this event.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

929 BROAD STREET

CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030

JULY 20, 2017

 

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bill Kennedy, Virginia P. Arp, Bruce Fleischmann,

Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENTEES: Patrick Arcaro and Bill Cooper

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager

MINUTES: After review of the minutes from the June 15, 2017 board meeting, it was moved by Virginia P. Arp to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:

Joe Raisian discussed an email we received from a woman asking about bringing her horses to the Sandbar to swim and wanting permission to do so. Much discussion by all. Joe also read an email we received in regards to a vehicle that was driving recklessly on the Sandbar over the July fourth holiday. He forwarded it to Conneaut Police Dept. Denver Spieldenner announced that he received the monthly report from the Army Corps of Engineers pertaining to the Great Lakes water levels. The water is predicted to crest during the month of July. Denver also read a note from a Dock Holder who was asking permission to put up a pop-up tent in our Marina on July 29, for his wedding party celebration. It was decided to ask for a copy of his insurance.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

Jim Hockaday presented quotes from JCI General Contractors for the renovations to the old Sun Tanning Building on Harbor Street that was just acquired by the Conneaut Port Authority and also for our old maintenance building, for budgeting purposes only.

Much discussion by all.

Jim announced a meeting in August between the City of Conneaut and David Emerman, the Dredge Program Administrator from the Ohio EPA, to discuss the 2020 Dredge Rule and also Deep Water Dredging. He would like the CPA to participate in the meeting. Much discussion on the permits and core sampling and who is responsible for these charges.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne

Bill Kennedy made a motion to Amend the Estimated Resources Line 121 Refunds/Reimbursements Line to $5,900, and make the following Proposed Appropriations Changes to reduce Line 248 Public Dock Improvements by $5,000 and increase Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $5,000; and also reduce Line 255 Equipment-ATV by $1,500 and increase Line 237 Refunds-Dock Fees by $1,500; and finally to reduce Line 248 Public Dock Improvements by $8,000 and increase Line 249 Sandbar Improvements by $8,000, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the June Finance Report, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

MOTIONS:

Resolved #29-17… Bill Kennedy made a motion to Amend the Estimated Resources Line 121 Refunds/Reimbursements Line to $5,900, and make the following Proposed Appropriations Changes to reduce Line 248 Public Dock Improvements by $5,000 and increase Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $5,000; and also reduce Line 255 Equipment-ATV by $1,500 and increase Line 237 Refunds-Dock Fees by $1,500; and finally to reduce Line 248 Public Dock Improvements by $8,000 and increase Line 249 Sandbar Improvements by $8,000, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

Resolved #30-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the June Finance Report, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

Resolved #31-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely

Debbie gave the comparison figures for the 2016 and 2017 Launch Ramp Reports and stated that our season this year has been hindered by inclement weather conditions.

GRANTS:

Denver Spieldenner stated that the shipment of channel markers, lights, and buoys for the Navigational Aides Grant are in the process of shipping to us. Joe Raisian reported on a meeting that Bill Kennedy and he had with Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering who applied for a large boating Grant which has a match tied to it. This could possibly help us with temporary transient docking in the future. Joe also mentioned a meeting that Denver Spieldenner, Bill Kennedy, and he attended in Buffalo, New York, with the Army Corps of Engineers for Dredging Permit Renewal. Joe spoke about transient docking, floating docks, and the need to rebuild the lower observation deck with the intention of searching for a Grant to help with these costs.

LEASES: No Report

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

HARBORMASTER REPORT JULY 2017

  • DOCKS
    • We moved dock A-45 to the north about 6 feet and straightened it out.
    • We have placed round tubes over the “H” beam pilings on the shore end of D,E, and F docks. We will be placing brackets over these to prevent movement of these docks during storms.
  • Cameras
    • We have five cameras available for public viewing.
    • Cameras are back up on the new pole at the fuel dock.
    • We still need new cameras for the top of the restaurant and the lagoon restrooms.
  • Card readers for restrooms
    • These are in place and now seem to be working okay.
  • Vehicles
    • The work truck has been repaired and is back in service. The repair cost was $1,528.89.
    • The Chevrolet pickup truck has had the muffler replace. Cost was approximately $106. The launch ramp office has been painted.
    • We moved the kayak and jet ski rental operation to the launch ramp area.
    • All of our back flow preventers have been checked and are okay.
    • Maintenance employees are on shortened hours at this time.
    • We will be hiring additional employees to man the sandbar gate. Interviews are being set up and anyone hired will be sent for a drug test and background

 Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenne, Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Denver discussed the new gate, soon to open on the Sandbar, and stated that we have three cameras located in that area. He also discussed the electrical vault at the Sandbar and the need to have it moved.

Denver added that the maintenance crew has installed several memorial benches thus far.

He reported that we have a pending insurance claim for the dock and camera damages that occurred during one of the Spring storms along the lakeshore.

Virginia P. Arp inquired about the loose siding on the outside of the old maintenance building and if it would be possible to take tack it down or dress it up since it is an eyesore.

Joe Raisian stated that the new Sandbar gate had been installed and he showed samples of the Seasonal Passes that were going to be purchased by the public for $25 for the balance of 2017. The charge is to be per each vehicle only. We will be charging $5 admission per car on a daily basis. The hours of operation will be subject to change based on weather conditions but tentative hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All rules and regulations are posted. Much discussion by everyone.

OLD BUSINESS:

Joe Raisian discussed the concrete and electrical issues for the Breakwall Restaurant upgrades on the east side of the building.

NEW BUSINESS:

Wally Dunne reported on the problem that the Ashtabula River area is having with Lake Erie Water Snakes due to the Algae situation in the western basin of Lake Erie. The snakes are moving eastward and we need to be proactive with trying to keep them out of our marina. They are a protected species and non-poisonous. He asked for suggestions from the group. Much discussion by all.

Bill Kennedy discussed upload speed in regards to our security cameras and the need to increase the rates to improve upon their functions. He obtained two quotes and is looking into our options at the present time. Joe Raisian thanked Bill Kennedy for all his efforts in getting our security cameras repaired and working properly.

ADJOURNMENT:

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:13 p.m., moved by Bill Kennedy, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on August 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at 929

Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joe Raisian, Chairman

Wally Dunne, Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JUNE 15, 2017

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

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

ABSENTEES: Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the May 18, 2017 board meeting, it was moved by
Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

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

MOTIONS:
Resolved #25-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the May Financial Report,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #26-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #27-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to reduce the Miscellaneous Line 231 by
$500.00 to donate towards the Fourth of July fireworks display over the lake, seconded by
Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #28-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann and Wally Dunne from
the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Jim Hockaday
Jim announced that the Conneaut Chamber of Commerce would like some suggestions
for a September Fund Raiser, possibly a Perch Festival.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 6:40
p.m. to discuss sales and acquisitions of property.
Bill Kennedy made a motion for Executive Session at 6:40 p.m., seconded by Patrick
Arcaro.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, Bill Kennedy, and Virginia P. Arp.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:20 p.m., seconded
by Bill Cooper.
Regular Meeting resumed at 7:22 p.m.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Patrick Arcaro mentioned that he had received an email from a customer who had
visited the Breakwall Restaurant. The individual was inquiring about not having WiFi
service available while in our Marina.
Joe Raisian stated that we would have to purchase a Repeater for WiFi service.
Much discussion was made by everyone.
Denver Spieldenner highlighted on the Army Corps of Engineers report on the Great
Lakes water levels which are supposedly going to crest at the beginning of July.
Denver also received a letter from the Conneaut Optimus Club asking for a donation
for the Fourth of July fireworks display over the lake.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to reduce the Miscellaneous Line 231 by $500.00 to
donate towards the Fourth of July fireworks display over the lake, seconded by Bill
Kennedy, motion carried.
Denver announced that he had received a letter from Brian Mills, a Charter Captain,
who wrote a thank you note to the maintenance crew for repairs they made to his slip.
Denver stated he had spoken to Jim Bonfante, a Representative from Comp Management,
regarding our group rating for Worker’s Compensation.
Denver was contacted by Mike Egnor, the Claim Adjuster from the Public Entity Pool
of Ohio, regarding storm damages made to our docks and security cameras.
Denver read a note from Kevin Anderson, a dock holder, who was concerned about
the Jet Ski Rentals due to an accident that happened last week end in our Marina. He
assisted in helping four individuals out in the water who were off their jet skis.
Denver reported that the Ashtabula County Auditor’s Inspector did his yearly inspection
of the Fuel Dock Pump and said we must acquire a new pump for next year. Denver
is going to call Cleveland Petroleum to discuss further.

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

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie stated that the boating activity at the Public Dock has been rather sporadic due to
inclement weather conditions. The income is down from last year.
GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill reported that both the Clean Vessel Act Grant and the Navigational Aids Grant
are both still pending with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks
and Watercraft due to funding approval from Fish and Wildlife.
Bill is still looking into grants for rebuilding the old observation deck.
Patrick Arcaro contacted four companies for Decking Material Quotes on behalf of the CPA,
for the purpose of rebuilding the old observation deck and gave a brief presentation on
the Greater Lakes EZ Dock Company showing a floating pier. Much discussion from everyone.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JUNE 2017
• DOCKS
o All docks have been repaired including electric service and water lines.
o We have been in contact with our insurance company regarding winter storm damages. We need to capture and summarize labor and material costs. We will complete this project next week.
• We have two claims. One is for camera damage and the other is for dock damage.
• Cameras
o We have installed a camera pole on the north end of the fuel dock building. Security Technologies is in the process of mounting the cameras.
• Card Readers for Restrooms
o These have been installed and we will have a training session this Friday on their use and the issuance of codes to our customers. We have a master code for Port Authority use. See the arbormaster for the code is you wish to have it.
• Vehicles
o We have recently serviced both tractors.
o Our stake bed work truck was involved in an accident. This was on the Broad Street hill coming up out of the harbor. Our employee driving the truck was not hurt and was not at fault. The other driver went left of center. He was not seriously injured and was cited.
o Our truck received quite a bit of damage and is at Greg Sweet Chevrolet for an assessment and repair estimate. We have been in contact with our insurance company. We need a new muffler on the Chevrolet pickup truck.

• Misc.
o We are painting the launch ramp office. It will be the same color as our maintenance building. This should be completed by next week.
o We have a washout at the north end of the sandbar. We have been filling this area with sand.
o The jet ski and kayak rental business is underway.
o Burdick Plumbing will be performing backflow preventer checks next Wednesday (6-21-17).

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster
Conneaut Port Authority
OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy discussed our Security Cameras status and the repairs currently being made.
He reported that the new Restroom Locks have all been installed. We will be meeting with
Security Technologies on Friday for a training session on the digital locks which require a
four digit code. The colored key cards will no longer be used.
Bill also mentioned that Denver Spieldenner and he are still working on the Dredging Permit.
Joe Raisian announced that Wally Dunne, Bruce Fleischmann, and he met with the Strollo
Architects to review their ideas for our old maintenance building renovation.
Joe also stated the Breakwall Restaurant is still looking into providing more outdoor seating.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian stated that he met with TruGreen Lawncare Services in order to have them
apply weed control chemicals to several areas in our Marina.
Joe reported that the CPA had received our Real Estate Taxes in the mail recently.
He also discussed the News Bulletin that the Conneaut Police Department put out in regards
to the Sandbar Rules and their enforcement of these Regulations.
Patrick Arcaro suggested having life preservers and an emergency land line installed out
on the Sandbar area.
Joe Raisian asked Denver Spieldenner to purchase ten new life preservers for this purpose.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:43 p.m., seconded by Patrick
Arcaro, meeting adjourned.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on July 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
MAY 18, 2017

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

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

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the April 20, 2017 board meeting, it was moved by
Virginia P. Arp to approve the minutes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

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

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner announced that he had received the monthly report from the Army
Corps of Engineers relating to the Great Lakes water levels. The lakes are very high at the
present time.
Denver also passed out a newspaper article from 1986 that Ed Taylor had submitted to
the CPA which showed a picture of the public docks under water due to inclement weather.
Denver also shared with everyone the monthly publication of the Seafarers Log.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Jim Hockaday
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 6:35
p.m. to discuss sales and acquisitions of property.

Bill Kennedy made a motion for Executive Session at 6:35 p.m., seconded by Patrick Arcaro.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Wally Dunne, Patrick Arcaro, Virginia P. Arp, and Bill
Kennedy.

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:35 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy.

Regular meeting resumed at 7:38 p.m.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the April Financial Report, seconded by
Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by
Bill Cooper, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #21-17… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting,
seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #22-17… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the April Financial Report,
seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #23-17… Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #24-17… Bill Kennedy made a motion to enter into an agreement with Strollo Architect
Firm to perform the specified work as spelled out in their design proposal for renovation to
the old maintenance building, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried unanimously.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
31 Open docks in the Lagoon, 4 Open docks in the Marina, and 6 Jet Ski docks to rent.
Debbie stated that we have had a slow start to the boating season due to inclement weather.

GRANTS:
Bill Cooper reported that he spoke to Ted Welsh from the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources, Division of Watercraft and Fish & Wildlife Service who stated that our application
for the Clean Vessel Act Grant is still pending.
Joe Raisian asked if the CPA was going to pursue the Lowe’s Community Partners Grant this year
for the purpose of renovating the lower Observation Deck.
Patrick Arcaro explained that we would need to change the timeframe for submitting the grant if
we move forward.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT MAY 2017

• DOCKS
o D, E, F DOCKS IN THE LAGOON HAVE BEEN REPAIRED
 THE ELECTRIC ON THESE DOCKS HAS BEEN RESTORED BUT WE STILL NEED TO FIX THE WATER LINES.
o A-38 IN THE LAGOON HAS BEEN REPLACED.
o B DOCK IN PCM HAS BEEN REPAIRED.
 WE STILL NEED TO FIX THE ELECTRIC TO PART OF THIS DOCK.
o WATER WILL BE TURNED ON TO ALL OF THE DOCKS NEXT WEEK.
 THE WATER LINE VALVES AND CONNECTIONS IN THE LAGOON ARE UNDER WATER AND PRESENT A CHALLENGE TO TURN THEM ON.
o WE HAVE CAPTURED ALL MATERIAL BILLS AND OUR LABOR COSTS FOR THE DOCKS THAT WERE DAMAGED BY THE WINTER STORMS AND WE WILL BE TURNING THESE COSTS IN TO OUR INSURANCE COMPANY. WE HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH OUR INSURANCE CARRIER SO THEY ARE AWARE OF WHAT IS COMING THEIR WAY.
o WE HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO USE OUR NEW POST POUNDER TO ANY GREAT EXTENT. WE ARE WAITING ON 250 FEET OF AIR HOSE FOR THIS PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.
o ALL OTHER DOCKS APPEAR TO HAVE ESCAPED ANY SERIOUS DAMAGE.
o THE CONTRACTOR WORKING ON THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT DROVE “H” BEAMS ON EACH SIDE OF DOCKS D, E, AND F TO A DEPTH OF ABOUT 15 FEET. AT THIS POINT THEY HIT SHALE AND COULD GO NO FURTHER.
• MISC.
o WE WILL BE PLANTING THE FLOWER BEDS ON THE NORTH FACE OF PUBLIC DOCK NEXT WEEK.
o WE ARE GOING TO BE CHECKING ALL SIGNS FOR WEAR AND TEAR AND WILL BE REPLACING SEVERAL OF THEM.
o ALL RESTROOMS ARE UP AND RUNNING.
o WE HAD VERY LITTLE DAMAGE TO OUR WATER LINES THIS YEAR. ONE LINE ON THE NORTH END OF THE LAGOON NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.
o THE NEW HOLLAND TRACTOR HAD TO HAVE THE CLUTCH ADJUSTED BY BORTNICK TRACTOR THIS WEEK. NO DAMAGE, JUST AND ADJUSTMENT.
o SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES IS WORKING ON NEW RESTROOM KEYPADS FOR THE LAGOON AND PCM.

Denver asked the board members to inform him of any repairs needing completed in the
Marina that may have been over-looked.
Many thanks were given to Denver and our maintenance crew by the board members for
their continuous hard work in repairing the many broken docks that occurred during the
recent wind storms in March and April.
Joe Raisian mentioned that we had obtained a permit, as well as, help from the fire
department to burn the enormous brush pile on the sandbar.
Virginia P. Arp viewed the CPA Website on the overhead screen and showed the many
updates she has made. Many thanks were given to her by all the board members.
Virginia also showed the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Mobile App on her cell phone pertaining to
an email she received from Jim Thompson, a planner with the Northeast Ohio Area Wide
Coordinating Agency. We can include information on this app relating to our Marina.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy discussed the Security Cameras and the need for us to purchase two new
cameras due to the recent storm damage. He also mentioned that the technicians from
Security Technologies are onsite making repairs to the cameras and working on the
new security locks for the restroom doors. The CPA is going to install a new camera pole
at the Fuel Dock and we purchased a new monitor for this purpose.
Bill stated that Denver Spieldenner and he are working on the application for the
renewal of the Dredge Permit.
Wally Dunne contacted Tom Messenger who recommended calling Kevin Willis from
Strollo Architect Firm in order to obtain a design proposal for future renovation of the old
maintenance building. Wally stated that he did so and we have since received their quote.
Wally then emphasized the need for us to move forward with this project and he felt that
Strollo Architects would be a favorable company to work with.
Joe Raisian entertained a motion to accept the proposal from Strollo Architect Firm.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to enter into an agreement with Strollo Architect Firm to
perform the specified work as spelled out in their design proposal for renovation to the
old maintenance building, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian spoke on behalf of the Breakwall Restaurant and how well they are doing.
Wally Dunne mentioned the plans for more lighting and more seating for the restaurant.
Joe added that the lights going down the hill, next to Portside Marine, are not all working.
Joe also passed out a picture of the new Utility Barn that is going to be used for Kayak
and Jet Ski rentals out on the Sandbar. He presented the rental agreement from Lockwood Water
Rentals along with various rules and regulations to the board members for review.
Bill Cooper asked if we had heard from Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering who is working on a
grant application for the marina project, west of the public docks. Brian is also looking for
a buyer for our sand, as well as, grant monies that may be available.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:43 p.m.,
moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on June 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at 929
Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
APRIL 20, 2017

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

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

ABSENTEES: None

GUESTS: Nic Church, Conneaut City Council President and Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City
Manager.

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the March 16, 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 stated that he received the monthly report from the Army Corps
of Engineers regarding the Great Lakes water levels which are higher than normal.
Denver passed out a brochure we received for Drone Training if anyone is interested.
Denver announced that Bill Kennedy and he had participated this week in the Ohio EPA
Disposal of Dredged Materials Webinar. Also mentioned was David Emmerman who will
be coming here on April 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss this topic and the use of sand.
Denver reported that we received a notification from Ohio Sea Grant who is hosting a
Lake Erie Day for Decision Makers, Coastal County Commissioners & Mayors on August
14, 2017, to be held at F.T. Stone Laboratory which is the Ohio State University’s Island
Campus on Lake Erie. An invitation is forthcoming.
Denver also passed out the Twine Line Magazine that included a report on Harmful Algae
Blooms plaguing Lake Erie and Ohio’s Inland Lakes published by the Ohio Department of
Education Harmful Algae Blooms Research Initiative.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Jim Hockaday
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 6:35
p.m. to discuss sales and acquisitions of property.
Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 6:35 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy.

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

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:16 p.m., seconded by
Virginia P. Arp.

Regular meeting resumed at 7:17 p.m.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne made a motion to purchase a Pile Driver, not to exceed $7,000, seconded
by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to amend the Appropriations for 2017 by reducing Line 243
Sewage Lift Station by $1,000 and increasing Line 257 Property Purchase by $1,000,
seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to amend the Appropriations for 2017 by reducing
Line 253 Lagoon Improvements by $10,000 and increasing Line 245 Restaurant Improve-
ments by $10,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the March Financial Report, seconded by Bill
Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Current Bills for Payment, seconded by
Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #16-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to purchase a Pile Driver, not to exceed
$7,000, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #17-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to amend the Appropriations for 2017 by reducing
Line 243 Sewage Lift Station by $1,000 and increasing Line 257 Property Purchase
by $1,000, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #18-17…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to amend the Appropriations for 2017
by reducing Line 253 Lagoon Improvements by $10,000 and increasing Line 245 Restaurant
Improvements by $10,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #19-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the March Financial Report,
seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #20-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Current Bills for Payment,
seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
32 Open docks in the Lagoon for boats 20 foot long or less, sales of $28,000 if rented at
$875 each.
5 Open transient docks in the Marina for boats 24 foot long or less, sales of $7,625 if
rented at $1,525.00 each.
6 Open jet ski docks for sales of $1,800.00 if rented at $300 each.

Final dock deposits due on April 1, 2017 are 99 % completed.

Flyers were drawn up to pass out to boaters at the public dock showing the lanes
to be used for “prepping lanes” and the lanes for “drive through” traffic.
Hopefully this will eliminate the bottleneck that occurs next to the public dock office.
Also, signs are being ordered to designate these lanes as well.
Our website is currently under reconstruction with Virginia P. Arp leading the charge.
Bill Kennedy is currently working on getting our webcams up and running.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT APRIL 2017

• BUILDINGS
o We still need the roof repaired on the maintenance building. The contractor has been contacted.
o We are still waiting for quotes for siding and windows for the old maintenance building. We need quotes for the roof on this building.
o The south doors on the restaurant building have been painted orange by our tenant. We should have been contacted prior to them doing this.
• DOCKS
o We have been working on storm damage for several weeks now.
o “D” and “E” docks in the Lagoon marina have been repaired and we are working on “F” dock now. We still need to repair the electric and water on these docks.
o “B” dock in the Port Conneaut Marina needs to be repaired yet. It also needs electrical and water line repairs.
o We have contacted the dock manufacturer for parts and they have been shipped and should arrive this week.
o We are tracking all material invoices and labor time to turn in to our insurance company. We have contacted our insurance rep and he has been to the jobsite.
o We have purchased a pneumatic pile driver to set the spud anchor poles on the docks. It arrived this week.
o We installed a new floating dock on “A” wall in the Lagoon marina. We still need to install standoffs on it.
o We have been talking with the contractor who is working on the Waste Water Treatment Plant. They are using our lot above the plant for equipment storage and in return they have agreed to drive “H” beam pilings on the shore end of D, E, and F docks in the Lagoon. These will be driven to a depth of approximately 30 feet. This should help stabilize these docks and help prevent further damage.
• EMPLOYEE MEETINGS
o We met with the ramp attendants to discuss the upcoming season and to review the employee handbook.
o We are making a few changes to the traffic patterns in our parking lot to make our boat launching more efficient. We will have a designated area for prepping boats and an express lane for boats that have been prepped in advance of their arrival.
• MISC.
o We will be meeting with the Ohio EPA on April 26th to discuss dredging and the beneficial use of the dredged material. This meeting is in our office and is at 1 p.m.
o We are getting quotes on upgraded electronic restroom door locks.
o We will be meeting with Kurtz Brothers Inc. to discuss the possibility of a bedload interceptor in our harbor to trap and recycle sediment. (mainly sand) The date for this meeting will be determined soon. We will email all CPA Board members when this is scheduled.
o We did receive the grant for channel markers and lights but we have not received these yet.
o We are working on an EPA grant for tire removal.

Joe Raisian announced that we obtained a burning permit for the CPA to burn debris
on the sandbar and at the Conneaut Boat Club.
Joe also mentioned that we had purchased asphalt grindings to spread on the Lagoon Road.
Bill Cooper and Joe Raisian gave a brief film presentation on a new Restaurant called “NOOSA”
that just opened at North East Marina in Pennsylvania. This new venture was previewed on
Channel 12 News, out of Erie.

GRANTS:
Bill Cooper had nothing new to report.
Bill Kennedy is working on the Ohio EPA Scrap Tire Removal Grant and submitted an
application for this purpose on April 20, 2017.

LEASES: No Report

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy is working with several security companies to obtain proposals to repair or
replace the current webcam equipment that is no longer working due to recent storms.
Virginia P. Arp mentioned that Bill Kennedy, Debbie Vendely, and she had met with our
Website Administrator to update and reconstruct the CPA’s website.
Virginia announced that many changes are being made to the website, such as promoting
our Marina with new maps, pictures, and local events.

NEW BUSINESS:
Wally Dunne stated that Joe Raisian and he had met with Tom Messenger and Kevin
Willis from Strollo Architect Firm to look at the CPA’s old maintenance building for future
renovation needs.
Joe Raisian announced that he obtained a quotation from Weather Sealco for new siding
and windows for the old maintenance building as well. Much discussion by everyone.
Joe mentioned that Wally Dunne and he had a meeting today with HZW Environmental
Consultants pertaining to various properties owned by the Conneaut Port Authority.
Denver Spieldenner stated that Joe Raisian and he recently met with Brian Hinrichs from
Foth Engineering in order to research Grants and Permits that may be acquired for our
Westside Marina. Scudder Mackey from the ODNR Office of Coastal Management and
Brian are working hand in hand to assist us. We are also looking at State Grants that are
available for the purpose of transient dockage.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.,
moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on May 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at 929
Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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

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

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

ABSENT: Wally Dunne

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager and Nic Church, Conneaut City Council
President.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Joe Raisian introduced new board members: Virginia P. Arp and William Kennedy.

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the February 16, 2017 board meeting, it was moved by
Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

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

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner stated that he had received a flyer from Myers Trapping for geese
removal performed by trained dogs and whether we would be interested for the
upcoming boating season.
Denver informed the group that Leedco is having a public meeting in regards to offshore
wind turbines if anyone would like to attend.
Denver received a flyer for Sam’s Club Membership and asked if the CPA would like to join.
Denver passed out the monthly publication of the Seafarers Log and also the report from
the Army Corps of Engineers for review by everyone. He reported that the Lake Erie
water level is predicted to be higher this year.
Denver discussed a notification we received on behalf of the Lake County Ohio Port and
Economic Development Authority in regards to the Revised Code, (Ohio’s Open Meetings
Law) requirement for conducting Interactive Video Conference or Teleconference Authority.

Joe Raisian entertained a motion to take resigned board members off our banking institution’s
check signing approval list and add our new board members.
Bill Cooper made a motion to remove Robert Best and Luke Gallagher from our check
signing approval list, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to add Virginia P. Arp and William Kennedy to our check signing
approval list, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Joe Raisian announced that he had a meeting with a lady who was interested in setting up
a Jet Ski business in our Marina. He also discussed concerns from several citizens regarding
this venture.
Joe also mentioned that he had received requests from two individuals wanting to bring a
Portable Hot Dog Cart and a Food Truck to our Marina this summer. He stated that we have
a seasonal contract for vendors who must adhere to the Health Board Requirements as well.

FINANCE REPORT: Babs Legeza
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to amend 2017 Estimated Resources by increasing Line 132,
Breakwall Restaurant, by $3,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to approve the current bills for payment, seconded by
Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the February Financial Report, seconded by William
Kennedy, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #10-17… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne from the meeting,
seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #11-17 … Bill Cooper made a motion to remove Robert Best and Luke Gallagher from
our check signing approval list, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #12-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to add Virginia P. Arp and William Kennedy to our
check signing approval list, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #13-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to amend 2017 Estimated Resources by increasing
Line 132, Breakwall Restaurant, by $3,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #14-17…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to approve the current bills for payment,
seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #15-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the February Financial Report,
seconded by William Kennedy, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
36 open docks to rent in the Lagoon (20’ boats) at $875 each for a total of $31,500.
5 open docks to rent in the Marina (24’ boats) at $1,525 each for a total of $7,625.
8 open jet ski docks to rent at $300 each for a total of $2,400.

Final Dock Deposits are due on April 1st.
People have been calling wanting to know when our cameras are going to be up and
functioning properly.
Dock Holders are being contacted for their current boat insurance and registration.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill contacted ODNR in regards to our application for the Clean Vessel Act Grant wanting
to know the status. He was told that the application period may be extended through
July, however, we are still being considered. This grant would help the CPA to obtain a
new pump out station.

LEASES:
Joe Raisian reported that a new lease has been initiated with the Breakwall Restaurant
and it is being reviewed by Kyle Smith, Conneaut Law Director. Many improvements are
slated this year for the Restaurant.

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT MARCH 2017

• BUILDINGS
o WE HAVE NO HEAT OR WATER LINE ISSUES IN ANY OF OUR BUILDINGS.
o WE STILL HAVE SEVERAL ROOF LEAKS IN OUR HARBOR STREET MAINTENANCE BUILDING.
o WE HAVE LOST SIDING AND SHINGLES OFF THE OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING.
• CAMERAS
o SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES HAS BEEN WORKING ON OUR CAMERAS. THEY WERE HERE TWICE IN THE LAST WEEK AND A HALF.
o THE NEW LAUNCH RAMP CAMERA IS UP BUT WE HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH IT STAYING ON.
o THE CAMERAS ON TOP OF THE RESTAURANT AND THE SOUTH END OF THE LAGOON ARE STILL DOWN.
o WE STILL DON’T HAVE CAMERAS READY FOR PUBLIC VIEWING ON OUR WEBSITE.
• STORM DAMAGE
o WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO OUR DOCKS FROM THE WIND AND ICE THIS WEEK. WE SEVERAL DOCKS THAT HAVE COME LOOSE AND ARE FLOATING IN OUR MARINAS. OTHER DOCKS HAVE BROKEN BOLTS, TORN ANGLE IRON, AND BROKEN BOARDS.
o WE HAVE PLACED CALLS TO THE COMPANY THAT SUPPLIED OUR DOCKS TO ASK FOR THEIR ADVICE ON HOW TO BETTER ANCHOR THE DOCKS.
o WE HAVE CONTACTED LAKE SHORE TOWING IN ERIE TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE COST TO DRIVE PILINGS TO HOLD THE DOCKS.
o WE WILL BE REPLACING EXISTING FASTENERS WITH GRADE 8 BOLTS.
• EMPLOYEES
o WE WILL BE HAVING A MEETING WITH OUR RAMP ATTENDANTS ON MARCH 23RD. TO DISCUSS THE UPCOMING SEASON AND ANY CHANGES WE NEED TO MAKE.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: DENVER SPIELDENNER
HARBORMASTER
CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

Joe Raisian highlighted on the damages made to our docks this week during the past two
days of high winds and storms moving through the area. Many repairs need made.
Joe also discussed different options needed in order to close down the Lagoon Roadway
during inclement weather since a citizen became stuck during the recent storms.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Joe Raisian stated that he had obtained information on another architectural design firm
who may want to submit a proposal for future development of the old maintenance building.
William Kennedy inquired as to whether the CPA had acquired a structural engineering
study on the old maintenance building.
Joe Raisian stated that CT Consultants had performed the study.

OLD BUSINESS:
Patrick Arcaro asked of Jim Hockaday if the city would be involved in the demolition of
the vacant tanning salon building on Harbor Street that was recently purchased by the CPA.
Jim Hockaday requested that the CPA provide pictures inside and out of the tanning salon
property to determine the cost of demolition and whether asbestos removal was needed.

Jim also discussed the “Comprehensive Plan” meetings being held that will address local Parks,
Green Spaces, Waterfront Areas, Economic Development, etc. to create an “action plan” to
better the community. He asked if the CPA would participate by having a member volunteer
to attend the meetings which are open to the public.

Joe Raisian mentioned that the CPA had invited the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
to come to our Marina and execute a plan for future development which they had done.
Joe also discussed the Ohio EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers and the various dredging
issues that the CPA has confronted for economic development of the Marina.
Joe Raisian and Denver Spieldenner highlighted on the issues we are having pertaining to
the real estate taxes. Denver has requested a meeting with the Auditor as soon as possible.
Patrick Arcaro inquired as to whether the contractor who is performing upgrades to the
Wastewater Treatment Plant is still going to use our vacant lots to stage their equipment
and compensate the CPA for doing so.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian addressed his intentions to assign committees to various projects going forward.
He presented a list with anticipated projects and a request of board members for their
approval to be assigned to a specific committee. He would like feedback from each member
before the committees are finalized.
Jim Hockaday requested that an Economic Development meeting be held with the CPA on
March 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Conneaut City Hall.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:55 p.m.
to discuss property acquisition issues.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 8:00 p.m., seconded by Virginia P. Arp.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, Bruce Fleischmann, William Kennedy,
and Virginia P. Arp.

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:10 p.m., seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann.

Regular meeting resumed at 9:11 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:11 p.m.,
moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on April 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at 929
Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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