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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