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

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

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

ABSENT: Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: None

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

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

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT FEBRUARY 2017

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS: No Report

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JANUARY 19, 2017

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Bill Cooper, Wally Dunne, Patrick Arcaro, and Babs Legeza.
Joe Raisian announced that Bob Best has resigned from the CPA Board effective immediately.

ABSENT: Bruce Fleischmann and Debbie Vendely

After review of the minutes from November 17, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner passed around the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers reporting on the Great Lakes water levels.
Denver stated that he received a letter from Conneaut Human Resources regarding a “Night at the Races” event and also a request letter from the Conneaut Grant Foundation asking for a contribution.
Denver was contacted by a gentleman who is on the Walleye Tournament Committee who would like to hold the event here in our Marina, during the month of August 2017.
Denver announced that Greg Myers has joined the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Organization as their Executive Director.
Denver mentioned that Connie Naylor sent us a letter on behalf of the Ashtabula County Tourism Board in regards to events that may need to be listed in this year’s visitors guide and how to contact them with submittal information.
Denver informed the group that David Rapp, a Surveyor, is in the process of surveying the CPA’s properties on Harbor Street.
Denver stated that we have information on Perry’s Landing now to pass around the table for review.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally discussed different aspects of using Dun and Bradstreet for credit information on the CPA.
Joe Raisian discussed the contribution letter from the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Organization asking for a contribution of $1,000 for membership.
Wally Dunne made a motion to contribute $1,000 to the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Organization for membership, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the November and December bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the November and December Financial Reports, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Wally Dunne made a motion to contribute $1,000 to the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Organization for membership, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the November and December bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the November and December Financial Reports, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Denver Spieldenner
Denver discussed the Relocation List and the Waiting List that is currently being addressed by Debbie Vendely and the various problems getting in touch with customers and the length of time involved to expedite their requests for obtaining a dock or relocating to another dock. Also considered are many customers who decline a dock offered, but still remain on the list for the allotted (3) year timeframe. Much discussion was made by all the board members.
Denver mentioned the need to reconstruct several of the docks for next year in order to create more larger docks for boaters who have 25 foot boats or larger. Much discussion was generated.
Joe Raisian and Bill Cooper discussed the Westside Marina as well.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill addressed the Navigational Aids Grant and mentioned that Denver had called our contact person in Columbus and it appears that we may be receiving this grant for new lights and buoys.
Wally Dunne stated that the CPA was turned down for the Coastal Management Assistance Grant but we need to pursue the Western Reserve Development Grant.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Joe Raisian
Joe stated that we have several meetings coming up in the next week.
Wally Dunne, Joe Raisian, and Bill Cooper spoke with Kevin Grippi, from Smolen Engineering, who looked at the old maintenance building for future development. Much discussion was made by all.
Joe suggested having a planning meeting going forward to discuss ideas for this purpose.

LEASES: None

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JANUARY 2017
• BUILDINGS
I HAVE BEEN CHECKING ALL BUILDINGS ON A DAILY BASIS. SO FAR THERE ARE NO ISSUES EXCEPT FOR SOME SIDING THAT
BLEW OFF THE WEST END OF THE OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING.
• CAMERAS
OUR SECURITY CAMERA COMPUTER IS OUT FOR REPAIR AND POSSIBLE SOFTWARE UPGRADES.
THE NEW CAMERA FOR THE LAUNCH RAMP HAS ARRIVED AND WILL BE INSTALLED WHEN THE COMPUTER IS RETURNED AFTER REPAIRS.
• DOCKS
MOST OF THE DOCKS HAVE HAD NO DAMAGE.
“F” DOCK IN THE LAGOON HAS HAD SOME MOVEMENT FROM THE ICE AND WAVE ACTION. WE WILL HAVE TO PULL THE SPUD ANCHORS AND RESET THE DOCK IN THE SPRING. WE WILL LOOK AND PLACING ADDITIONAL ANCHORS ON THIS DOCK.
• EMPLOYEES
IT IS MY INTENTION TO BRING OUR MAINTENANCE CREW BACK FEBRUARY 13TH TO CLEAR OUT THE OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING AND TO REPAIR/REPLACE THE DECK ON THE WORK BOAT. WE NEED TO FINISH THESE TWO JOBS BEFORE IT IS TIME TO START REGULAR MAINTENANCE IN THE SPRING. WE WILL USE AS LITTLE LABOR TIME AS POSSIBLE TO GET THESE JOBS DONE.
• MISC.
THE HARBOR IS FULL OF DEBRIS THAT HAS WASHED OUT OF CONNEAUT CREEK WITH THE RECENT RAINS AND SNOW MELT. SOME OF THIS MATERIAL HAS PUSHED INTO THE LAGOON AND WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED. WE WILL WARN ALL BOATERS OF POTENTIAL HAZARDS IN THE HARBOR.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: DENVER SPIELDENNER
HARBORMASTER CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe mentioned that we are looking into the real estate taxes affiliated with the Sandbar.
Patrick Arcaro asked about the Arch Project and if the City Council was moving forward on this idea.

NEW BUSINESS:
Wally Dunne suggested putting several docks near the Observation Deck on Naylor Boulevard to serve as a Kayak Launch. Much discussion was made by everyone.
Jim Hockaday mentioned coming to the CPA office on Friday for a meeting.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:39 p.m.

Bill Cooper made the motion for Executive Session at 7:39 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne.

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

Wally Dunne made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:42 p.m., seconded by Patrick Arcaro.

Regular Meeting Resumed at 7:42 p.m.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on February 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, OHIO 44030
NOVEMBER 17, 2016

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

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

Joe Raisian read a Letter of Resignation received from Luke Gallagher, effective immediately.

ABSENT: None

After review of the minutes from the October 20, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by Wally Dunne to approve the minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

GUESTS: None

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner passed around the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers reporting on the Great Lakes water levels.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Appropriations Worksheet as presented for November 2016, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Financial Report for October 2016, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne and Joe Raisian passed out the 2017 Estimated Revenues and Appropriations Budget Report for everyone to review. Much discussion was made by all.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the 2017 Estimated Revenues and Appropriations Budget Report, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #42-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Appropriations Worksheet as presented for November 2016, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #43-16…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #44-16…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Financial Report for October 2016, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #45-16…Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the 2017 Estimated Revenues and Appropriations Budget Report, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #46-16…Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Petty Cash Procedure, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.
Resolved #47-16…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to create a new line item on the Budget Report for Property Acquisitions in the amount of $5,500 and decrease Line Item 233 by $2,000 and decrease Line Item 243 by $3,500, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie presented a Petty Cash Procedure and Withdrawal Form for everyone to review.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Petty Cash Procedure, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.
Debbie passed out a copy of the CPA advertisement that is being printed in the Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau Guide for 2017.
Todd Sommerfeld, a dock holder whose wife is handicapped, accepted to be moved to dock C-6 which is mid-point between the Pavilion and the Restaurant. We also offered him the corner dock B-54.
Larry Distelrath took in $120.00 in transient docks since our last board meeting and we retain 50% for a bank deposit of $60.
The 2017 Dock Deposits have come to an end for a total of approximately $107,905.00 paid. We have roughly open 11 docks in the Marina, 49 in the Lagoon, and 4 Jet Ski’s.
Denver and I are taking off the month of December. We will return on January 2nd to begin working on the Relocation List, moving current dock holders. Afterwards, we will start on the Waiting List for those customers needing a dock.
The glass window for the lobby is going to be delivered here and installed before November 30th. I spoke with Doug, the owner this week, who had to let their salesman Chris go onto greener pastures. He apologized for the delay.

GRANTS:
Wally Dunne announced that he had attended the Coastal Management Environmental Grant Workshop held in Amherst, Ohio on November 1, 2016 and it was very informative.
Wally discussed the Coastal Management Assistance Grant Pre-Proposal Application that Joe Raisian and he submitted with help from Yetty Lombardo, who is our local liaison from the ODNR Office of Coastal Management. The Grant is for $100,000 with a 50% match.
Joe Raisian stated that Wally Dunne and he are working with the bank for our future business needs.

LEASES: No Report
CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT NOVEMBER 2016

• 956 HARBOR STREET MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We have finished painting the interior walls and the floor of the break room.
o We have moved much of our equipment from the old building but still have quite a bit to go. We will finish moving next season.
o The new man door arrived and has been installed.
o We had two loads of crushed concrete delivered for the rear entrance to the building to eliminate the mud we were tracking in with our equipment.
o The water in the shop has been shut off and drained for the winter season.
o The heat in the break room will remain on low to prevent water from freezing in the restrooms.
o Most of the roof problems have been fixed but we will continue to monitor the situation during the winter months.
• EQUIPMENT
o We have winterized the pontoon boat and placed it in the old maintenance building.
o We have added fuel stabilizer to all equipment and have added anti-freeze where needed.
o The New Holland tractor has the front bucket on and the grader blade on the rear in case we need it for snow removal.
• EMPLOYEES
o Our launch ramp and maintenance employees are done for the season.
o Debbie and I are in the Broad Street office through November and then we will shut down for December with planned return of January 2, 2017. We will be checking the mail each week to make sure bills get paid.
• SHUTDOWN
o Our winter shutdown is complete.
• LAUNCH RAMP CAMERA
o Security Technologies (Larry DeGeorge) has ordered a new high resolution camera for this area and will install it in the next couple of weeks.
• DOCK REPLACEMENT
o We have pulled the old fixed dock (A-37,38) from the Lagoon Marina and will replace it with the new floating dock in the spring.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Denver Spieldenner stated that Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering is working on finding grants that the CPA may be interested in pursuing.
Denver also reported that we still want to test a new style of security camera at the launch ramps once Larry DeGeorge from Security Technologies receives the unit.
Denver reiterated that our Dredging Permit expires in 2018 but he is going to contact the Army Corps of Engineers to get the permit renewed.
Joe Raisian reported that the properties purchased by the CPA are being surveyed and the purchase agreement for the old tanning salon building has been signed.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to create a new line item on the Budget Report for Property Acquisitions in the amount of $5,500 and decrease Line Item 233 by $2,000 and decrease Line Item 243 by $3,500, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Wally Dunne stated that he is planning on speaking with Jeff Crystal again from the Overture Restaurant in Youngstown in regards to developing our old maintenance building into a restaurant/winery. Much discussion was made.
Patrick Arcaro asked about the pre-fab concrete walls at a company on Cook Road in Ashtabula and if the CPA wants to pursue getting them at no charge.
Bruce Fleischmann highlighted on the different aspects of trucking the walls to Conneaut 0and the expense involved. There were many questions raised by everyone.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian announced that the CPA Christmas Party will be held on December 9th at the Conneaut Boat Club.
Joe asked Patrick Arcaro to review the Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program, for assistance with renovating the lower observation deck.
Wally Dunne suggested that the vacant properties that we maintain on Harbor Street could be used as revenue sources that could benefit the CPA. He asked if the board members had any ideas for the future. Much discussion was made.
Wally also asked for volunteers to hang Christmas Lights in several locations in our Marina on December 3rd.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss Property Acquisition and Appraisals at 7:57 p.m. Patrick Arcaro made the motion for Executive Session at 8:00 p.m., seconded by Bruce
Fleischmann.

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

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:20 p.m., seconded by Bruce Fleischmann.

Regular Meeting Resumed at 8:20 p.m.

The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

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

There will be no board meeting held in December 2016.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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