CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
AUGUST 16, 2018
Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Joe Raisian, at 6:35 p.m.
PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bill Kennedy, Bruce Fleischmann, Patrick Arcaro, Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.
ABSENTEES: Bill Cooper and Denver Spieldenner
GUESTS: Ashtabula County Commissioners, Kathryn Whittington, J.P. Ducro, and Casey Kozlowski. Also attending the meeting was Conneaut City Council Member, Angel McVoy.
After review of the July 19, 2018 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Joe Raisian introduced the Ashtabula County Commissioners and Angel McVoy to the board members.
Bill Kennedy announced that he obtained a proposal from Security Technologies to purchase more security cameras. He also stated that the CPA received eight Letters of Support so far for support towards the Boating Infrastructure Grant that we applied for. Bill has forwarded the letters to Foth Engineering and Scudder Mackey, Chief at ODNR Office of Coastal Management.
FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to Appropriate $15,000 to Line 203 Wages – Maintenance Crew; $4,200 to Line 232 Real Estate Taxes; and $3,500 to Line 250 Road Improvements, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the July Financial Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #43-18… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #44-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to Appropriate $15,000 to Line 203 Wages – Maintenance Crew; $4,200 to Line 232 Real Estate Taxes; and $3,500 to Line 250 Road Improvements, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #45-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the July Financial Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #46-18… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bill Cooper from the meeting, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, 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.
Patrick Arcaro asked if Debbie had anymore issues regarding horses no longer being allowed on the Sandbar. She stated that we had 3-4 phone calls, but everyone seemed to understand the liability factor involved.
GRANTS: Bill Kennedy
Bill mentioned that we have a conference call with Foth Engineering scheduled on August 17th.
LEASES: No Report
HARBORMASTER REPORT: Bill Kennedy gave the report in Denver Spieldenner’s absence.
CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT AUGUST 16, 2018
• COMPLETED JOBS
o Lagoon restrooms have been painted on the exterior.
o Shore power outlets have been installed on the north end of A dock in the Lagoon.
o The observation deck on Naylor Blvd. has been stained.
o We removed the T-111 siding from the south side of the Suntan Building.
o The locks on the men’s restroom doors in the launch ramp restrooms have been fixed.
o The lock on the men’s restroom door in the Lagoon has been fixed.
o We have completed the fabrication of the camera pole that will be placed on the sandbar near the guard shack.
o We poured the cement pillar for the new camera pole on the sandbar.
o We removed the conduit, electric wire, and the fiber optic cable that was floating in the cove at the sandbar. We were able to salvage the wire and the fiber optic cable.
o Electrical service has been installed in the guard shack at the sandbar.
o We have installed two new L.E.D. security lights on the east and west ends of the pavilion at the PCM marina.
o We had new struts and brakes put on the front of the GMC Envoy.
o We had the brake lights repaired on the Chevrolet pickup truck.
o We repaired faulty hinges on the west door of the pavilion at the PCM marina.
o We have raked and mowed the sandbar and weed whacked along Naylor West in preparation for D-Day.
o We replaced the ropes on the posts along Naylor West near the sandbar gate.
o We repaired the security lights on the end of the old maintenance building and the south end of A wall in the PCM marina.
o A new man door has been installed in the Fuel Dock building. This was installed by Kelly Welding and Fabrication.
o We have painted a large part of the interior of the old maintenance building.
o We have placed crushed concrete and asphalt grindings on the north end of the Lagoon road.
o We installed an electric hoist in the maintenance shop. This was a used hoist that we purchased for $100 from a local man.
• PENDING WORK
o Replace broken tiles on restaurant floor. (This will be done this Fall.)
o Patch broken concrete on various sidewalks.
o Finish painting interior walls of old maintenance building.
o Suntan building needs work. To be determined.
o Touch up the paint of the maintenance building before Fall.
o Install new camera pole on the sandbar.
o Perform routine maintenance work and do emergency repairs as necessary.
Joe Raisian discussed a Conneaut City Council Work Session held the week of August 6th in which the CPA attended. The Conneaut Foundation asked the Conneaut Port Authority for a pledge of $20,000 towards the hiring of a Project Manager for the City of Conneaut.
Bruce Fleischmann passed out a list of Potential Upgrades versus Revenue Projection for the old maintenance building.
Joe Raisian explained the future plans for the old maintenance building to the Commissioners and much discussion was made by everyone.
Wally Dunne stated that he is getting more quotes for windows for the old maintenance building.
Bill Kennedy is still working on obtaining bids for more security cameras. He also mentioned that we are installing more lighting to help during night time hours.
Joe Raisian spoke about D-Day this upcoming week-end and the various activities.
Wally Dunne stated that the Higgins Boat was being launched from the Lake Erie Boat Club.
Bill Kennedy mentioned that our maintenance crew had dug the trenches on the Sandbar.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bill Cooper from the meeting, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Patrick asked if Virginia P. Arp’s replacement had been appointed yet by the City of Conneaut.
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:44 p.m., moved by Bruce Fleischmann, seconded by Wally Dunne, meeting adjourned.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on September 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer