CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
MARCH 15, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: Denver Spieldenner, Harbor Master

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the January 18, 2018 board meeting, it was moved by
Bill Cooper to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Joe Raisian announced that we received notification that the Ashtabula County
Commissioners will be attending the CPA board meeting next month.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne made a motion to amend the Appropriations Real Estate Tax Line 232
on the February Budget Report and increase the amount by $7,000, seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to amend the Appropriations Seaweed Control Line 234
on the February Budget Report and increase the amount by $1,500, seconded by Bill
Kennedy, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the January Financial Report and the amended
February Financial Report, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by
Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #08-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to amend the Appropriations Real Estate
Tax Line 232 on the February Budget Report and increase the amount by $7,000,
seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #09-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to amend the Appropriations Seaweed
Control Line 234 on the February Budget Report and increase the amount by $1,500,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #10-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the January Financial Report
and the amended February Financial Report, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #11-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #12-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to increase the Annual Season Passes at
the Sand Bar to $50.00 and daily passes will remain $5.00, seconded by Patrick Arcaro,
motion carried.
Resolved #13-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to schedule a Strategic Planning
Meeting on April 14, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie reported that she has been assigning open docks to individuals that were on
the Waiting List, however, she asked the board if more jet ski docks would be available
this season since she has requests for more.
She also asked if there was going to be any price increase for the Sand Bar Season
Passes because she needs to get the passes printed. Much discussion by everyone.
Wally Dunne made a motion to increase the Annual Season Passes at the Sand Bar to
$50.00 and daily passes will remain $5.00, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Debbie mentioned that the admin office lobby and hallway had recently been painted
by the maintenance crew and the exit lights and emergency lights had been repaired.
The crew is presently working part time, several days per week.
She asked permission to have the Savin Copier serviced and order a pallet of bottled
water for our employees before we open for the season. Much discussion by all.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Jim Hockaday asked for Joe Raisian to sign off on the fence permit for the Breakwall
Restaurant.
Jim also discussed Foth Engineering and a grant application that requires the CPA
to renew their dredging permit. He highlighted on the $20,000 cost involved.
Wally Dunne asked if this fee was required by Foth Engineering or the Army Corps of
Engineers. Much discussion was made by everyone.
Bill Cooper added that we are currently in the process of renewing the permit with
the Army Corps of Engineers which is good for a five year period. Bill also mentioned
that the CPA had paid nothing the first time we had gotten the dredging permit.
Bruce Fleischmann suggested that we need to review past practices and the cost
versus the current situation.

GRANTS:
Bill Cooper stated that our request for funding through the Clean Vessel Act Grant had
been approved for the purpose of obtaining a new pump for our pump out station.
Denver Spieldenner will be purchasing the pump as soon as possible.
Bill also mentioned the Nature Works Grant that pays 75% and the CPA would match
the remaining 25% to repair the Bird Watching Platform located on Naylor Blvd. The
application needs to be submitted by June 1, 2018 if we want to pursue this grant.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: No Report

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy stated that we are still waiting for better weather to have another
trial demonstration on several security cameras.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian discussed the intent to have the main parking lot seal-coated as soon as
the weather breaks and we are able to obtain current bids for this service.
Bill Kennedy passed out copies of the “Action Plan” section of the City’s 2017
Comprehensive Plan Update that relates to the Conneaut Port Authority.
Bill spoke about our future plans and continued progress.
Jim Hockaday added his insight on future developments. Much discussion by all.
Bill Kennedy also mentioned that our maintenance crew had begun to work on
water issues in the restrooms located in the rear of the Breakwall Restaurant.
Bruce Fleischmann brought up the various steps that needed to be performed on
the old maintenance building renovation. He and Wally Dunne agreed to work
together on an outline to keep the progress moving forward. Much discussion by all.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to schedule a Strategic Planning Meeting on April 14,
2018, at 9:00 a.m., seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

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 April 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at
929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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