CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JULY 19, 2018

The Chairman of the Board, Joe Raisian, entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss property acquisition.
Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 6:30 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Virginia P. Arp, Bill Kennedy, Patrick Arcaro, and Bill Cooper.
Absentees: Bruce Fleischmann
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

The Regular Board Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Joe Raisian, at 7:30 p.m.

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

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

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

GUESTS: None

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the June 21, 2018 board meeting, Patrick Arcaro questioned several of the Motions made and it was determined by concensus of the board members that the Motions were acceptable as written and all were in favor.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner discussed the Marina Inspection Report that the CPA received from the Conneaut Health Board.
Denver then read aloud a Letter of Resignation submitted by Debbie Vendely, Administrative Clerk, who plans on retiring in November.
Joe Raisian gave an update on the Coastal Management Assistance Grant that the CPA had applied for. We received a letter from Scudder Mackey on behalf of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources stating that we were not selected to receive any funding in 2019.

Denver Spieldenner received an email from the Mohawk Valley Bass Club stating that they would not be holding a fishing tournament here this year.
Bill Kennedy read aloud a letter from the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce asking for a Donation towards the Water Ski Show which is part of the Perch & Pilsner Festival to be held at Conneaut Township Park on September 8th and 9th, 2018.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to donate $1,000 to the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce towards the Water Ski Show, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried. Joe Raisian abstained from the vote, as his son, Jeff, is chairing the Festival.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne made a motion to charge a $10 fee for anyone using a credit card to make payments in order to cover the cost of the processing fees billed to the CPA, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried. Much discussion was made from everyone.
Wally Dunne made a motion to amend his previous motion of a $10 fee and proposed a 3% fee instead, that will go into effect on the 2019 Boat Dock Contracts, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the June Financial Report, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #34-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #35-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to donate $1,000 to the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce towards the Water Ski Show, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #36-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to charge a $10 fee for anyone using a credit card to make payments in order to cover the cost of the processing fees billed to the CPA, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #37-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to amend his previous motion of a $10 fee and proposed a 3% fee instead, that will go into effect on the 2019 Boat Dock Contracts, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #38-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the June Financial Report, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #39-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #40-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to prohibit all horses from going on the Sandbar, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #41-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion to allow the Chairman of the Board to create a Memorandum Of Understanding and purchase property up to $15,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #42-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to amend Budget Line 257 Property Purchase and appropriate $15,000, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie gave the Launch Ramp and Sandbar Income Reports for the board’s review along with the 2017 reports for comparison.
Bill Cooper asked if Debbie knew of any problems on the Sandbar that needed to be addressed. She stated that the jet skis are driving too close and too fast to the Sandbar Edge and we had several issues regarding horses. A very lengthy discussion in round table fashion occurred relating to animals and the liability the CPA is facing by allowing the horses on the Sandbar.
Wally Dunne made a motion to prohibit all horses from going on the Sandbar, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Joe Raisian discussed a past due invoice for a boater who was supposedly broken down and tied up to the public dock.

GRANTS:
Bill Kennedy mentioned that the Nature Works Grant winner will be announced in October per Mary Fitch at the Ohio Department of Resources. There are 6 candidates that applied.
The grant money would be used to replace the observation deck, overlooking the West Lagoon of the Conneaut Marina, which is reaching its life expectancy of 25 years.
Bill Cooper asked Denver Spieldenner for suggestions regarding safety equipment that is needed so that we may apply for the Public Entity Pool Grant of $500.00.

LEASES: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JULY 19, 2018

• DOCKS
o We have been replacing broken boards and stand-offs on many of our docks. We continue to inspect all docks on a regular basis for any repairs needed.
o We have had some electrical problems on our docks, mainly the north end of the lagoon, which we are addressing as they occur.
o We are still waiting for our electrician to install shore power outlets along the north end of A dock. Parts have been ordered for this job.
• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We have started to paint the interior of this building. This is a rainy day project and will take some time.

• SANDBAR
o We have been mowing and raking on a regular basis.
o We have retrieved all large snags from the lake on the north end.
o We have had some issues with horses and their interaction with the swimmers and the jet skis. We believe we have resolved the issues. We may want to designate an area for swimming only.
• MARINA ENTRANCE LIGHTS
o We have installed new lights at the marina entrances and all are working at this time.
• CAMERAS
o We will be working on installing a new camera pole near the inner gate on the sandbar.
o We will try to retrieve the underground cable that is now floating in the cove at the sandbar. We will also try to pull the cement vault out of the water.
o Our new cameras in our marinas are working great.
• FUEL DOCK
o We have electrical issues here. Some of the breakers keep tripping. We have contacted our electrician to find out why this is happening.
• NAYLOR BLVD OBSERVATION PLATFORM
o We are in the process of staining this platform to improve its appearance. It doesn’t look great but it is an improvement.
• BROAD STREET HILL SIDEWALK
o We need to finish edging the sidewalk and trimming the trees in this area.
• SUNTAN BUILDING
o ?
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster, Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy talked about installing a new pole and moving several others to accommodate the Starlight Security Cameras. They are working exceptionally well, and we may consider purchasing more.
Joe Raisian discussed the windows and siding for the old maintenance building. Wally Dunne added that Joe and he met with a contractor to get another quote.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian stated that stone had been laid at the West and North ends of the Lagoon Road along the edge and it looks much better.
Joe also spoke about the trash problem along the roadway behind the Public Launch Ramp Office that occurs over the week-ends and asked Denver Spieldenner for assistance to keep the area clean. Denver stated that the commercial trash pick-up is currently three times per week but he offered to have our crew tidy up the area going forward.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to allow the Chairman of the Board to create a Memorandum Of Understanding and purchase property up to $15,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to amend Budget Line 257 Property Purchase and appropriate $15,000, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Wally Dunne asked the board for procedures for replacing various equipment, setting up guidelines for major project bidding, and questioned the handling of cash generated from the Launch Ramps and Sandbar, as well as, several budgetary issues.

Joe Raisian mentioned that Wally Dunne and he had met with John Williams, Conneaut City Finance Director, to discuss the roadway in front of Portside Marine.

Joe also discussed the resignation of Virginia P. Arp from the CPA Board and well wishes were given to her on behalf of everyone.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, seconded by Bill Kennedy, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on August 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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