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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