CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Joe Raisian, at 6:30 p.m.
PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Bob Best, Bruce Fleischmann, Wally Dunne, Patrick Arcaro, Bill Cooper, Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.
ABSENT: Luke Gallagher
After review of the minutes from the September 15, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by Bill Cooper to approve the minutes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager.
Todd Sommerfeld, a current Dock Holder, conveyed his concerns regarding his wife being handicapped and wanting to move from his current dock to another slip where he would be able to carry his wife to and from their boat within a short distance. Todd also asked to be moved away from the Restaurant where there is too much public eye contact.
Denver Spieldenner announced that we had received a notice for the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Trustee Meeting to be held on October 26th at the Ashtabula Arts Center.
Denver also mentioned that there was going to be an ODNR Coastal Management Environmental Grant Workshop to be held on November 1st in Amherst, Ohio.
Denver stated that the report from the Army Corps of Engineers shows water levels in Lake Erie going down.
FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to add $2,000 to the Capital Projects Line 256,seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments as presented for October 2016, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Financial Report for September 2016, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Jim Hockaday discussed the adjustment being made to our Water Bill in the Marina due to a significant water leak that occurred this year.
Resolved #38-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to add $2,000 to the Capital Projects Line 256, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #39-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments as presented for October 2016, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #40-16… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve Resolution 10-17-13 for the purpose of obtaining the Navigation Lights, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #41-16… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie stated that since our last board meeting, Larry Distelrath had sales of $750.00 in Transient Docks, and we received 50% profit for a bank deposit of $375.00.
We collected $1,050.00 in total for Fall Dockage.
To date, we have received between 170-175 dock deposits for the 2017 boating season.
We have approximately 323 dock slips available. The deposits were due on October 15th and the requested amount was $300.00 per boat dock and $100.00 per jet ski dock.
Debbie reported that the launch ramp revenue for this year is almost the same as in 2015.
GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill announced that Debbie Vendely and he worked together to submit the Clean Vessel Grant Application for the purpose of obtaining a New Pump Out Station at the Fuel Dock.
Bill stated that we are also submitting an application for The Navigational Aides Grant due by November 1st for acquiring new Channel Buoy Markers and Winter Spars.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve Resolution 10-17-13 for the purpose of obtaining the Navigation Lights, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Denver Spieldenner mentioned that he had met with Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering on Wednesday in regards to several grants that Brian is helping us to obtain.
LEASES: No Report
CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT OCTOBER 2016
• 956 HARBOR STREET MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o The exterior of the building has been painted.
o A new overhead door has been installed on the east end of the building along with an electric opener.
o New lights, wall outlets, welder outlets, and an air compressor outlet have been installed.
o Outside perimeter lights have been installed giving us a much more secure area.
o We have rebuilt the lunch/break room area. All water lines have been replaced and we now have working restrooms.
o Dominion East Ohio Gas has installed a new gas line and will be here this Friday to install a new gas meter. We have installed a hanging gas furnace on the east end of the building.
o We are in the process of painting the interior walls. This needs to be completed before we start moving most of the material from the previous maintenance building.
o We have cleared the brush and debris from the property across the street.
o We have received many compliments from our neighbors.
o We have ordered a new man door for the south entrance and will install it ourselves as soon as it arrives.
o We anticipate moving the rest of our equipment and supplies as soon as winter shutdown is complete.
o We sold the hot tub that was left at the building by the previous owners.
o We believe we have sold the stainless steel sinks that were left in the building.
o We had to have some work done on the New Holland tractor. It needed a new clutch cable and a bearing as well as some work on the lights and mirrors. The lift arm on the front of the tractor has been replaced also.
o All equipment will have the oil changed and greased before we shut down for the winter months. This will allow us to start up immediately in the spring.
o Two of our maintenance men have left for the balance of the season due to conflicts with their Social Security pensions. They will be back next year. We are using some of our launch ramp attendants to fill the void.
o We have started our shut down for the winter season. This should be completed in about two weeks.
o The water is off in both marinas. We still need to shut off water to the fuel dock and the ice machine kiosk.
o KEY CARD READERS
o Our card readers for the PCM and Lagoon restroom doors are worn out. We are checking into the cost to replace these units. We have tried to repair them but have not had much luck.
• CAMERA FOR LAUNCH RAMP
o We have ordered a new camera for the launch ramp but it has not arrived yet.
• DOCK REPLACEMENT
o We will pull dock A-38 in the Lagoon Marina this fall and then put in the new dock next spring. We also have to rebuild the approach to this dock in the spring.
• TOWNSHIP PARK
o Township Park is removing the cement floor under the lower pavilion and we are getting the material for fill and shore protection.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority
Patrick Arcaro inquired about the prefab walls that are still available from a company located on Cook Road in Ashtabula. He wanted to know if the CPA was still interested in them. The concern is the transportation charge.
Much discussion was made.
Wally Dunne stated that Joe Raisian and he had visited a restaurant located in Youngstown on Wednesday to look at options for the renovations that are being planned for our old maintenance building. The owner is going to come here on Tuesday, October 25th to look at this structure and offer advice and make suggestions for operating a restaurant.
Joe Raisian mentioned that we ordered a new security camera to try out at the launch ramps.
Joe also announced that the CPA signed a purchase agreement for the old tanning salon located on Harbor Street.
Denver Spieldenner discussed renewing our permit for the area west of the launch ramps.
We need to extend the permit for dredging purposes.
Denver also stated that he is working with Babs Legeza to confirm the total cost of the renovations made to the maintenance building on Harbor Street.
Bruce Fleischmann commented that he had toured our maintenance shop located on Harbor Street and is very impressed with all the renovations that have been made.
Joe Raisian and Denver Spieldenner discussed the CT Consultants Survey Bills and they will review them with Jim Hockaday.
Denver mentioned the problems with the card readers for the restroom doors.
He is going to look into getting new ones for the upcoming boating season.
Denver also brought up the topic of the ODNR Grant Workshop and if anyone was interested in going.
Patrick Arcaro inquired about the glass window that was ordered for the lobby in the CPA administration office and whether we had an installation date.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on November 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer