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

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

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

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the September 21, 2017 board meeting, Patrick Arcaro made a motion for a correction to be made to the dollar amount of $50 which should read $500 on Line 237 Refunds-Dock Fees within Motion 44-17, and afterwards, approve the minutes, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Jim Fishel, a current dock holder, voiced his concerns over the repairs to our security cameras.
He also asked if a Porta Potty could be installed near the Fuel Dock. Much discussion by all.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

FINANCIAL REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally announced that changes needed to be made on the Operation Expense Lines 204, 208, and 209 of the Budget Report.
Wally proposed to Increase the Appropriations Line 204 Launch Ramp Wages by $7,000, and Increase Line 208 Transient Rental Fees by $200, and Increase Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $1,800.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Increase to the Appropriations Line 204 Launch Ramp Wages by $7,000, and the Increase to Line 208 Transient Rental Fees by $200, and the Increase to Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $1,800, 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.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the September Financial Report based on various amendments made and approved upon, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Wally put out a rough estimate for expenses for 2018 and asked that the board members review the figures and get back
to him.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #48-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Increase to the Appropriations Line 204 Launch Ramp Wages by $7,000, and the Increase to Line 208 Transient Rental Fees by $200, and the Increase to Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $1,800, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #49-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #50-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the September Financial Report based on various amendments made and approved upon, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #51-17…Wally Dunne made a motion for an Appropriations Line to be established for a New Roof for the old maintenance building in the amount of $22,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #52-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely

Debbie gave the comparison figures for the 2016 and 2017 Launch Ramp Reports and stated that we are very close to matching our revenue goal from last year. She also gave the Sandbar Report showing monies taken in thus far this season, as well as, the Transient Docking Fees received.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill spoke about a $500 Grant that is being offered by the Public Entities Pool of Ohio in which Denver and Bill are working on together.
Denver Spieldenner stated that Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering would like to come here on October 24th to update us on the Coastal Management Assistance Grant that the CPA applied for with a 50% match that the CPA would be responsible to pay. We would also be discussing the Boating Infrastructure Grant we applied for that has a 50% match as well.
Brian is attempting to keep us in the 2017 Appropriations Cycle however, we may be moved to the 2018 Cycle instead.
Denver also mentioned that he would be making a telephone call to Yetty Lombardo tomorrow who is our local liaison at the ODNR Office of Coastal Management to discuss our options for deadline dates regarding the 50% match.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT OCTOBER 2017

• SANDBAR
o Still working the gate on weekends only.
o We are boarding up the gate house.
o We are closing the gate at 7 p.m. Do we want to lock the inner gate and leave the main gate open so fisherman and kite surfers can access the lake?
• OLD LAUNCH RAMP
o We are getting a quote from Kelly Welding to put a steel plate on the bottom of this ramp to cover broken concrete and exposed rebar.
• SHUTDOWN
o We are starting to pull jet ski docks and shut off the water supply to the docks.
o We have gone back to an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift five days per week until the shutdown is completed.
• MISC.
o We have a broken water line under “B” dock in the PCM marina. This will be repaired in the spring. The water is shut off now.
o We will need to board up several windows on the old maintenance building as they have been broken.
o We have installed the dock hoops on the end of D, E, and F docks to help prevent movement of these docks over the winter.
o We are planning to install extra spud pipes and brackets on the east side of F dock.
o It looks like most of our crew will be returning next season. We may lose one or two of the maintenance crew. We are actively seeking replacements.
o We still need to clean out the back bay in the 929 office.
o Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering called to update us on our grant application for our marina project on the west side. He will be available to come here next week to talk to us.

Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian asked Denver to run an ad in the newspaper for open positions for next year.
Bill Kennedy mentioned that he obtained quotes for new Starlight Security Cameras and he is reviewing the specs and the costs if we decide to purchase them.
Joe Raisian stated that we received another bid for the repairs to the old maintenance building roof besides the two quotes we have in house. Much discussion was made by all.
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to establish an Appropriations Line for a New Roof for the old maintenance building in the amount of $22,000.
Wally Dunne made a motion for an Appropriations Line to be established for a New Roof for the old maintenance building in the amount of $22,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS: No Report

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner received a request from the Conneaut High School Girls Basketball Boosters Club requesting a donation.
Denver also stated that the ODNR sent us a letter regarding the Submerged Lands Lease Rental Disbursements for Fiscal Year 2017 and that the CPA would not be receiving a refund.
Denver mentioned that we had gotten a telephone call from the Division of the Ohio State Fire Marshall’s Office pertaining to the Underground Storage Tank Certificate that we had applied for renewal upon. Apparently, they had computer problems and lost our application and needed us to submit another signed request.
Denver passed out the Ashtabula County Visitor’s Guide Membership Application for their brochure and asked if someone would like to take on the task of placing our ad with them.
Virginia P. Arp offered to handle this request.
Denver brought up the subject of Memorial Benches and discussed that we have run out of space to install the benches.
He asked for approval for our office to keep a list of people wanting to order a bench so we can notify them when another area opens where benches can be placed. Everyone agreed to do so.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:45 p.m. to discuss buildings and acquisitions.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 7:45 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne.

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

Bill Kennedy made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:13 p.m., seconded by Bill Cooper.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:13 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on November 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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