CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
October 18, 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, Babs Legeza, Denver Spieldenner, Debbie Vendely and Sandee Wilkerson.

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

MINUTES: A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to accept the minutes from the September 20, 2018 board meeting, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

GUESTS: Nick Sanford, Conneaut City Council Member.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Deborah McCauley was present to discuss horses not being allowed on the Sandbar.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner announced the following events: The Conneaut Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, to be held November 1st at the New Leaf Event Center and the Conneaut Harvest Arts Festival, October 19th and 20th. He mentioned the Conneaut Girls Basketball Booster Club was requesting that the CPA donate a Sandbar Season Pass for their Reverse Raffle. Everyone agreed to donate the pass. Denver also discussed the steelhead fishermen and the ice fishermen who are requesting a porta potty to be placed near the Fuel Dock. Everyone agreed to accommodate their request.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Joe Raisian discussed the RFQ with the City and Conneaut Foundation for Economic Development Consultant. An ad was advertised in the Star Beacon and we have had about 20 inquiries as of 10/18/18.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to appropriate $15,000 to Line 257 Property Purchase on the Budget Report and Wally Dunne seconded the motion, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to accept the September 2018 Financial Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion approved.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to accept the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion approved.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #53-18… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to appropriate $15,000 to Line 257 Property Purchase on the Budget Report and Wally Dunne seconded the motion, motion carried. Resolved #54-18… Bill Cooper made a motion to accept the September 2018 Financial Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion approved.
Resolved #55-18… Bill Kennedy made a motion to accept the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion approved.
Resolved #56-18… Wally Dunne made the motion to accept requests for donations decided by the board on a case to case basis, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #57-18… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion approved.
Resolved #58-18… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept the resignation of Denver
Spieldenner, Harbormaster, effective December 31st, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #59-18… Bill Kennedy made a motion to rehire Denver Spieldenner as Harbormaster, January 1st, 2019, at a pay rate effective for January 2019, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie introduced Sandee Wilkerson as her replacement for Administrative Assistant. Debbie gave the current Launch Ramp and Sandbar Income Reports for the board’s review along with the 2017 reports for comparison. Debbie also reported that the dock deposits for 2019 have started to be received.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill submitted the grant applications for Public Entity Pool $500 Grant and the Navigational Aids Grant. Denver signed the agreement for pump out station located at the fuel dock.

Bill Kennedy mentioned Foth Engineering is waiting on info from EPA and ODNR for the marina rebuild. Joe Raisain made a suggestion to contact U.S. Representative David Joyce and Senator Sherrod Brown respectively.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY HARBORMASTER REPORT OCTOBER 18, 2018
• Helped Bill Cooper prepare the Aids-to-Navigation Grant.
• Touched up the paint on the north side of the maintenance building.
• Built three camera poles and installed one along the west wall in PCM and two along the west wall
in the Lagoon Marina.
• We dug up the foundation of the old maintenance building and water proofed the walls and installed drain tile to prevent water from getting through into the building.
• We cleared the weeds and brush from the lot above the sewer plant.
• We continue to have to reset the power for the docks on the north end of the Lagoon.
• Sent a letter to Simone Derby at the Ohio Department of Taxation explaining why we want the Suntan Room
and the maintenance building property exempted from property taxes.
• Talked to ODNR about minnow pots in our marinas.
• We have started our Fall shutdown.
• We replaced six standoffs on docks that were damaged during stormy weather.
• We graded the Lagoon road.
• We have been painting the wood siding on the Suntan Room.
• We have removed the air conditioner from the guard shack at the sandbar and boarded up the windows
for the winter season.
• We had the portable toilets removed from the sandbar.
• We filed a new application for a grant for our pump out at the fuel dock.
• Working with Bill Cooper on a safety grant from PEP. (our insurance company) • Serviced both tractors.
• We have stopped collecting money at the sandbar.
• We mowed the sandbar one last time before shutdown.
• We ordered a new counter top for the sink in the men’s room at the launch ramp.
• We ordered a new window for the suntan room. The old window and frame were completely rotted out.
• We repaired two water line leaks in PCM.
• We cleaned out the drainage ditch at the west end of Naylor.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster, Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy ordered one more camera for our marina. It was mentioned that we will need to update the hard drive soon.
Joe Raisian spoke about the old maintenance building updates. Joe signed the contract for new windows to be installed and is currently getting quotes for siding.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian discussed the upcoming Christmas Party to be held on Saturday, December 1st at the Conneaut Boat Club.
Wally Dunne discussed starting a policy for donation requests and giving out a Sandbar Season Pass. Community requests for donations from the CPA will be considered on a case by case basis as decided by the Board. Wally Dunne made the motion to accept requests for donations decided by the board on a case to case basis, seconded by Bill Cooper and motion carried. Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion approved.

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

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

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

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:14 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:14 p.m.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept the resignation of Denver Spieldenner, Harbormaster, effective December 31st, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to rehire Denver Spieldenner as Harbormaster, January 1st, 2019, at a pay rate effective for January 2019, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on November 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: None

MINUTES: A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to accept the minutes from the August 16, 2018 board meeting, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

GUESTS: Nick Perkoski, Conneaut City Council Member.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Alan Harrison was present to discuss a situation with his brother’s dock in the Lagoon.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner received the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers in regards to the Great Lakes water levels which are predicted to go down through the end of December.
Denver stated that the CPA had received “Thank You” letters from the D-Day Board of Directors and the Water Ski Committee that participated in the Perch & Pilsner Festival.
Denver also mentioned that we had gotten two flyers in the mail from the Conneaut Arts Center asking for sponsorship for their Harvest of the Arts Festival being held October 19th and 20th. A Chili Cook Off is planned for October 20th.
Denver discussed an email from Doris Tackett from the Public Works Office in Conneaut who contacted First Energy’s Customer Service Department in regards to a light that is out on the Marina drive.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally asked Babs Legeza to explain the 2018 Estimated Resources and Budget Appropriation Amendments Reports that she passed out to the board members.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Estimated Resources as given, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Appropriations Amendments as presented, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the August 31, 2018 Financial Report, including the Appropriation Amendments as approved, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #47-18… Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Estimated Resources as given, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #48-18… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Appropriations Amendments as presented, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #49-18… Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #50-18… Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the August 31, 2018 Financial Report, including the Appropriation Amendments as approved, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #51-18… Bill Kennedy made a motion to amend Line 256 on the Budget Report to appropriate $30,000 for new Windows and Siding towards renovation of the old maintenance building, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #52-18… Wally Dunne made a motion for the Resolution of Support for the Navigational Aides Grant, 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.
Debbie stated that the Sandbar Income was substantial this year, but we are still lagging on the Launch Ramp revenue. Transient dock fees are down this season.
Debbie also reported that the dock deposits for next year have started to be received.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill mentioned that both the Public Entity Pool Grant and the Navigational Aids Grant applications were going to be submitted soon.

LEASES: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

COMPLETED JOBS
• We have been cleaning seaweed and debris from the launch ramps and from our marinas.
• We repaired six broken stand-offs on A wall in PCM that were damaged in the storm on 8-21-18.
• We dug the trenches for D-Day at Township Park and moved the ice machine from Snug Harbor to the park and then back after the event was over.
• We have been replacing rotted or damaged boards at the launch ramps and on several of our docks.
• We cleaned up a large amount of debris on the sandbar after the storm on 8-21-18.
• We have installed new soap dispensers in all our restrooms.
• We raked and graded the sandbar after D-Day to remove the ruts caused by the tanks in the reenactment.
• The camera pole has been installed by the guard shack on the sandbar.
• We have replaced all burned out lights in our restrooms.
• We replaced the seal and reset one of the toilets in the women’s restroom at the Lagoon.
• We serviced the backhoe.
• We have retrieved quite a few tires from the sandbar now that the water level has started to go down.
• We ordered two more 20-foot pipes for security lights and/or cameras.
• The lattice work has been painted at the Lagoon restrooms.
• We are in the process of touching up the paint on the maintenance building.
• We placed extra channel markers and shallow water buoys in the harbor for the Perch and Pilsner festival water ski show.
• We placed two more ladders at the Public Dock.
• We graded the Lagoon road.
• We repaired the lights and wipers on the white work truck.
• We have cut the hours at the sandbar to weekends only.
• We have cut our maintenance hours. We are working two men per day for a 4-hour shift. Forty total hours per week until shutdown time unless we have an emergency repair. We were at 176 hours and then went to 88 hours and now we are at 40 hours.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy stated that the security cameras are presently out of operation and he is working on the problem with the security company. He is in the process of obtaining bids to upgrade our hardware.
Denver Spieldenner discussed several light poles that the CPA is purchasing and will install very soon. They will provide more lighting in the Marina area.
Wally Dunne mentioned that we have three bids in house for the new windows for the old maintenance building. Siding bids are pending. Much discussion was made by everyone.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to amend Line 256 on the Budget Report to appropriate $30,000 for new Windows and Siding towards renovation of the old maintenance building, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro mentioned parking spaces around the old maintenance building and several issues that need to be addressed per the new ordinance and the zoning board.

NEW BUSINESS:
Bill Cooper stated that a Resolution of Support letter needs to be generated towards the Navigational Aides Grant.
Wally Dunne made a motion for the Resolution of Support for the Navigational Aides Grant,seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Denver Spieldenner discussed the Fall Shut Down concerning water and electric to the docks.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:30 p.m. to discuss property acquisition and personnel.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bill Kennedy, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, and Bruce Fleischmann.

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:03 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:03 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m. moved by Bill Cooper, seconded by Wally Dunne, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on October 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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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.

MINUTES:
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.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Joe Raisian introduced the Ashtabula County Commissioners and Angel McVoy to the board members.

CORRESPONDENCE:
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.

MOTIONS:
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.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
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.

OLD BUSINESS:
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.

NEW BUSINESS:
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.

ADJOURNMENT:
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.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JULY 19, 2018

The Chairman of the Board, Joe Raisian, entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss property acquisition.
Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 6:30 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Virginia P. Arp, Bill Kennedy, Patrick Arcaro, and Bill Cooper.
Absentees: Bruce Fleischmann
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

The Regular Board Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Joe Raisian, at 7:30 p.m.

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

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

Virginia P. Arp made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

GUESTS: None

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the June 21, 2018 board meeting, Patrick Arcaro questioned several of the Motions made and it was determined by concensus of the board members that the Motions were acceptable as written and all were in favor.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner discussed the Marina Inspection Report that the CPA received from the Conneaut Health Board.
Denver then read aloud a Letter of Resignation submitted by Debbie Vendely, Administrative Clerk, who plans on retiring in November.
Joe Raisian gave an update on the Coastal Management Assistance Grant that the CPA had applied for. We received a letter from Scudder Mackey on behalf of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources stating that we were not selected to receive any funding in 2019.

Denver Spieldenner received an email from the Mohawk Valley Bass Club stating that they would not be holding a fishing tournament here this year.
Bill Kennedy read aloud a letter from the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce asking for a Donation towards the Water Ski Show which is part of the Perch & Pilsner Festival to be held at Conneaut Township Park on September 8th and 9th, 2018.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to donate $1,000 to the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce towards the Water Ski Show, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried. Joe Raisian abstained from the vote, as his son, Jeff, is chairing the Festival.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne made a motion to charge a $10 fee for anyone using a credit card to make payments in order to cover the cost of the processing fees billed to the CPA, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried. Much discussion was made from everyone.
Wally Dunne made a motion to amend his previous motion of a $10 fee and proposed a 3% fee instead, that will go into effect on the 2019 Boat Dock Contracts, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the June Financial Report, 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.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #34-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #35-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to donate $1,000 to the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce towards the Water Ski Show, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #36-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to charge a $10 fee for anyone using a credit card to make payments in order to cover the cost of the processing fees billed to the CPA, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #37-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to amend his previous motion of a $10 fee and proposed a 3% fee instead, that will go into effect on the 2019 Boat Dock Contracts, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #38-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the June Financial Report, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #39-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #40-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to prohibit all horses from going on the Sandbar, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #41-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion to allow the Chairman of the Board to create a Memorandum Of Understanding and purchase property up to $15,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #42-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to amend Budget Line 257 Property Purchase and appropriate $15,000, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, 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.
Bill Cooper asked if Debbie knew of any problems on the Sandbar that needed to be addressed. She stated that the jet skis are driving too close and too fast to the Sandbar Edge and we had several issues regarding horses. A very lengthy discussion in round table fashion occurred relating to animals and the liability the CPA is facing by allowing the horses on the Sandbar.
Wally Dunne made a motion to prohibit all horses from going on the Sandbar, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Joe Raisian discussed a past due invoice for a boater who was supposedly broken down and tied up to the public dock.

GRANTS:
Bill Kennedy mentioned that the Nature Works Grant winner will be announced in October per Mary Fitch at the Ohio Department of Resources. There are 6 candidates that applied.
The grant money would be used to replace the observation deck, overlooking the West Lagoon of the Conneaut Marina, which is reaching its life expectancy of 25 years.
Bill Cooper asked Denver Spieldenner for suggestions regarding safety equipment that is needed so that we may apply for the Public Entity Pool Grant of $500.00.

LEASES: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JULY 19, 2018

• DOCKS
o We have been replacing broken boards and stand-offs on many of our docks. We continue to inspect all docks on a regular basis for any repairs needed.
o We have had some electrical problems on our docks, mainly the north end of the lagoon, which we are addressing as they occur.
o We are still waiting for our electrician to install shore power outlets along the north end of A dock. Parts have been ordered for this job.
• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We have started to paint the interior of this building. This is a rainy day project and will take some time.

• SANDBAR
o We have been mowing and raking on a regular basis.
o We have retrieved all large snags from the lake on the north end.
o We have had some issues with horses and their interaction with the swimmers and the jet skis. We believe we have resolved the issues. We may want to designate an area for swimming only.
• MARINA ENTRANCE LIGHTS
o We have installed new lights at the marina entrances and all are working at this time.
• CAMERAS
o We will be working on installing a new camera pole near the inner gate on the sandbar.
o We will try to retrieve the underground cable that is now floating in the cove at the sandbar. We will also try to pull the cement vault out of the water.
o Our new cameras in our marinas are working great.
• FUEL DOCK
o We have electrical issues here. Some of the breakers keep tripping. We have contacted our electrician to find out why this is happening.
• NAYLOR BLVD OBSERVATION PLATFORM
o We are in the process of staining this platform to improve its appearance. It doesn’t look great but it is an improvement.
• BROAD STREET HILL SIDEWALK
o We need to finish edging the sidewalk and trimming the trees in this area.
• SUNTAN BUILDING
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Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster, Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy talked about installing a new pole and moving several others to accommodate the Starlight Security Cameras. They are working exceptionally well, and we may consider purchasing more.
Joe Raisian discussed the windows and siding for the old maintenance building. Wally Dunne added that Joe and he met with a contractor to get another quote.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian stated that stone had been laid at the West and North ends of the Lagoon Road along the edge and it looks much better.
Joe also spoke about the trash problem along the roadway behind the Public Launch Ramp Office that occurs over the week-ends and asked Denver Spieldenner for assistance to keep the area clean. Denver stated that the commercial trash pick-up is currently three times per week but he offered to have our crew tidy up the area going forward.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to allow the Chairman of the Board to create a Memorandum Of Understanding and purchase property up to $15,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to amend Budget Line 257 Property Purchase and appropriate $15,000, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Wally Dunne asked the board for procedures for replacing various equipment, setting up guidelines for major project bidding, and questioned the handling of cash generated from the Launch Ramps and Sandbar, as well as, several budgetary issues.

Joe Raisian mentioned that Wally Dunne and he had met with John Williams, Conneaut City Finance Director, to discuss the roadway in front of Portside Marine.

Joe also discussed the resignation of Virginia P. Arp from the CPA Board and well wishes were given to her on behalf of everyone.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, seconded by Bill Kennedy, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on August 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JUNE 21, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: None

GUESTS: None

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the May 17, 2018 board meeting, it was moved by
Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner received a letter from the Conneaut Fourth of July Committee
asking for a donation towards the Festival being held over the holiday week-end.
Bill Kennedy made a motion for a $500 Donation to the Conneaut Fourth of July
Committee, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Denver read aloud an email from Dennis Steighner who submitted a photo of the
Lighthouse that we believe to be on the CPA website. Dennis would like his name
added to the photograph. Virginia P. Arp offered to contact Mr. Steighner and also
our website administrator.
Denver received the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding
The Great Lakes water levels which have crested and predicted to go down through
the summer months.
Denver stated that our office had received a phone call from a woman voicing her
concerns over the jet ski operators over the week-end. The jet ski’s were coming
too close to the shallow waters where children were playing and being driven at
an excessive speed. Denver then made a phone call to the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources concerning this matter and hopes to get the Coast Guard involved.
Bill Kennedy mentioned that the CPA is in the process of signing several documents
to be sent over to Foth Engineering in regards to the Federal Permit Applications.
Bill also added that we had received several Letters of Support for the Boating
Infrastructure Grant that we need to forward to Foth Engineering as well.

Wally Dunne announced that the Auditors had completed their 2017 Audit and the
Conneaut Port Authority had received a letter stating that we had a clean report.
Bruce Fleischmann rescinded his approval of the May 17, 2018 meeting minutes since
he was not present at the May Board Meeting.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept Bruce’s Fleischmann’s request to rescind his
approval of the board meeting minutes from the May Board Meeting. Patrick then
moved to accept the May 17, 2018 board meeting minutes, seconded by Virginia P.
Arp, motion carried.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the May Financial Report, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #29-18…After review of the minutes from the May 17, 2018 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #30-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion for a $500 Donation to the Conneaut Fourth of July Committee, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #31-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept Bruce Fleischmann’s request to rescind his approval of the board meeting minutes from the May Board Meeting. Patrick then moved to accept the May 17, 2018 board meeting minutes, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #32-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the May Financial Report, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #33-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie presented the Launch Ramp and Sandbar Income Reports to date, for the board’s review.

GRANTS:
Bill Cooper stated that Virginia P. Arp and Bill Kennedy had submitted the Nature Works Grant and thanked them for their efforts in completing all the paperwork.
Bill Kennedy mentioned that the Boating Infrastructure Grant is still pending.
Denver Spieldenner added that he had received several emails regarding the Dredging Permit which he and Bill Kennedy are working on with Foth Engineering.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JUNE 2018

• DOCKS
o B and C dock reconfiguration is complete. We can now handle 30-foot boats on B dock and we are parallel parking boats on C dock.
o We had to replace some old bolts and weld some of the framework on F and E docks in the Lagoon Marina. The docks had worked loose but are okay now.
o We are upgrading the electric on all the long docks on A wall in the Lagoon so there is a 30-amp twist lock outlet for each dock.

• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We have boarded up the north side windows from the inside in preparation to paint. We are replacing all broken glass in the windows on the south and west sides.
o We have pressure washed the inside of the building twice and we will do this one more time this week, so it will be ready to paint.
o We installed the sign advertising the building, so it can be seen coming down the Broad Street hill.
• PUBLIC DOCK
o The Public Dock has been sealed coated and striped. Many compliments from the public.
• SANDBAR
o We have had to close the sandbar several times due to high water.
o We are repairing washouts to the road several times per week.
o The Conneaut Fire Department burned our brush pile for us.
o The sandbar has been very busy with the warm weather we have been experiencing.
o Very few problems except for unleashed dogs and jet skis going to close to people in the water. We are addressing these issues.

MARINA ENTRANCE LIGHTS
o We have one red and one green entrance light out. We have ordered new lights. These should be here next week. $256 each for a smaller temporary light. The exact replacements would be over $1500 each. We will apply for an “Aids to Navigation Grant “from the ODNR this Fall for replacement lights as well as additional channel markers and buoys.
• CAMERAS
o We are getting quotes to install a new camera pole near the guard house on the sandbar. We will move the cameras on the north end of the sandbar to this new location to avoid problems due to high water levels.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster, Conneaut Port Authority

Denver also stated that the landscaping work on the Rock Beds is finished.
The Maintenance Crew straightened many signs that were leaning throughout the Marina.
The hours worked by the Maintenance Crew have been reduced per Denver.

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian spoke about the Renovation Project made to B and C Docks in the
Lagoon and said the work has been completed.
Bill Cooper praised Denver Spieldenner and the Maintenance Crew for the
exceptional job they did on the Renovation Project in the Lagoon.
The question was raised to Debbie Vendely as to how long the Waiting List
is now, due to assigning the new larger docks to those who were on the list.
Debbie stated that the Waiting List has been cut in half.
Joe Raisian mentioned the two new Security Cameras that have been installed
and the great progress that Bill Kennedy has made getting all the cameras
repaired and functioning properly.

NEW BUSINESS:
Wally Dunne thanked Denver and the Maintenance Crew for assisting him in
trimming trees and edging the sidewalk on Broad Street, along the west side
of the driveway, leading down into the Marina. Much discussion was made by
everyone as to what we may want to do to this area in the future.
Wally Dunne asked as to whether we were going to put on extra help to work
over the July 4th week-end.

Joe Raisian stated that there were concerns on Facebook that old tires were
being dumped on the Sandbar. However, Joe had given permission to the
New Leaf Methodist Church to bring over some tires that had been dumped
on their property as a one time courtesy. The tires were picked up and disposed
of properly as directed by the CPA.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive
Session at 7:30 p.m. to discuss property acquisition and personnel matters.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 7:30 p.m., seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

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

Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to come out of Executive Session at
8:41 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:41 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at
8:45 p.m., moved by Bruce Fleischmann, seconded by Bill Cooper, meeting
adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on July 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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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
MAY 17, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann.

GUESTS: None

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the April 19, 2018 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick
Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

Bill Kennedy made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann from the
meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Bill Kennedy spoke about a press release for the local newspaper that he initiated on behalf
of the CPA to inform the public of the various improvements and upcoming events going on
at the marina this summer.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

FINANCE REPORT: Babs Legeza
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the April Finance Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy,
motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick
Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #23-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann
from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #24-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the April Finance Report, seconded
by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #25-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #26-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion for a Letter of Support to be written for
David Proctor who wants to start a new business, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #27-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion for the CPA to write a Commitment Letter
to agree to the concept of initiating a position for an Executive Director of Finance to maintain
Economic Development for the City of Conneaut, the Conneaut Foundation, and the
Conneaut Port Authority, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #28-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion for Bruce Fleischmann to purchase a New
Sign to be placed by the old maintenance building for the purpose of Economic Development,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

GRANTS:
Bill Cooper discussed the Clean Vessel Act Grant and stated that the CPA is requesting an
extension for one year.
Bill asked the board whether or not the Conneaut Port Authority wanted to raise the Public
Boat Launch Fee. He stated that we needed to acquire permission to do so by the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources before proceeding. An increased amount was suggested
but nothing had been finalized at the present time.
Bill Cooper also mentioned the application that the CPA is working on for the Nature Works
Grant which is due by June 1, 2018.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT MAY 2018

• DOCKS
o We are working on removing docks from “C” dock and lengthening the docks on the east side of “B” dock. We anticipate having this complete by the end of next week, weather permitting.
o All other docks appear to be in decent shape.
• LAUNCH RAMP
o The floating dock at the launch ramp has been repaired and is back in ser-vice.
• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We are prepping the building, so it can be pressure washed inside.
o We had to have the overhead door repaired by Northeast Overhead Door Company as it would not open. We tried to fix it, but we were not success-ful, so we called them.
o As soon as we have the building pressure washed we will paint the interior walls white as requested.
• PUBLIC DOCK
o D&D Paving has started to repair the Public Dock. They started on Wednesday 5-16-18.
• BREAKWALL RESTAURANT
o One of the doors has been repaired by Metcalf Glass. We are waiting on parts to repair the other door.
o We still must repair two floor tiles in the waitress station area.
o The restaurant people have installed a new outside walk-in cooler on the east side of the building.
• SANDBAR
o This area still has a lot of water on the north end and in the cut-through road leading to the east side area.
o We have the main gate open but the gate by the guard shack is locked.
• CHANNEL MARKERS
o All channel markers have been installed in the recreational channel.
• CAMERAS
o We must install a pole on the north end of the Lagoon restroom, so Securi-ty Technologies can install two cameras. We will try to have this complete by the end of next week.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner Harbormaster
Conneaut Port Authority

Virginia P. Arp asked for the completion date of the Seal Coating in the Public Parking Lot.
Denver stated that the work should be finished by the Memorial Day week-end.
Denver also mentioned that the B-Dock Renovation Project to create larger docks for boaters
is almost completed. Our goal was to make 14 open slips for boats up to 32 feet long.
The Dock Fee Price for these slips will be $1,250.00.
Joe Raisian and Denver discussed the rebar that is sticking up at the Public Launch Ramp and
our intentions to try and resolve this problem.
Joe discussed some of the many improvements that the Breakwall Restaurant had made.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy highlighted on the various updates and improvements currently underway
to the Security Cameras located throughout the Marina. He foresees a completion date
by the middle of June.
Denver Spieldenner stated that the CPA is having another meeting on May 18th with
Foth Engineering to discuss issues regarding the dredging permit and the project itself.
Virginia P. Arp recapped the results of the Strategic Planning Session held on May 12th
with the board members. Many ideas were presented and great progress was made by all.

NEW BUSINESS:
Patrick Arcaro made a motion for a Letter of Support to be written for David Proctor
who wants to start a new business, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion for the CPA to write a Commitment Letter to agree to
the concept of initiating a position for an Executive Director of Finance to maintain
Economic Development for the City of Conneaut, the Conneaut Foundation, and the
Conneaut Port Authority, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion for Bruce Fleischmann to purchase a New Sign to be
placed by the old maintenance building for the purpose of Economic Development,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion for Executive Session at 7:22 p.m.
to discuss property acquisitions.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion for Executive Session at 7:22 p.m., seconded by Bill
Kennedy, motion carried.

The Regular Meeting resumed at 8:42 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.,
moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on June 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at
929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
APRIL 19, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: None

GUESTS: None

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the March 15, 2018 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick
Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Kevin Anderson was present to discuss his request for two jet ski docks this season and wanted
to inquire as to whether the CPA was going to purchase more jet ski platforms.
Allen Blood, a local resident, was present to attend the meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner stated that we had received the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of
Engineers showing the lake water levels as being high during February, March, and April.
Denver read aloud a letter from Connie Jury, a local resident, writing in regards to the cost of
the Sandbar entrance fees pertaining to Senior Citizens.
Denver said we also received a letter from Betsy Bashore, CEO, on behalf of D-Day Ohio Inc.,
asking for a donation.
The last letter Denver mentioned was from the Ashtabula County Junior Achievement telling
about an event they are having on May 11th called “Designer Bag Bingo” and asking if the
CPA would like to be a sponsor.
Patrick Arcaro asked the Board Members to discuss the consideration of reduced rates for
Senior Citizens to enter the sandbar gate.
Bill Kennedy stated that Veterans should be included in having reduced rates as well.
Bill then suggested a Senior and Veteran fee of $25.00 for a Season Pass and a $3.00
charge for the Daily Pass.
Joe Raisian asked for clarification from the board members as to the standard Senior Citizen
Age and there was much discussion from everyone in round table fashion.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to charge $25.00 for a Season Pass and $3.00 for a Daily Pass
for any citizen who is age 60 and over, with proper I.D., as well as, any Veteran who can show
their Veteran ID Card, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bill Kennedy made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Virginia P.
Arp, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to appropriate $300 to Line 237 Refunds-Dock Fees on the Budget
Report, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the amended March Financial Report, seconded by
Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

Bruce Fleischmann inquired if the CPA had ever looked into the cost of having a Pay Pal
account and also what our fees are on the CPA credit card per month.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #14-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to charge $25.00 for a Season Pass and $3.00
for a Daily Pass for any citizen who is age 60 and over, with proper I.D., as well as, any Veteran
who can show their Veteran ID Card, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #15-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #16-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to appropriate $300 to Line 237 Refunds-
Dock Fees on the Budget Report, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #17-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the amended March Financial Report,
seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #18-18…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to enter into a service contract with Foth
Engineering up to the amount of $20,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #19-18…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate $20,000 to Line 235 Grant
Match on the Budget Report towards the contract with Foth Engineering, seconded by Wally
Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #20-18…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to propose a Resolution for Authorization for
the Nature Works Grant with a 25% match up to $6,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #21-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to amend the Budget Report and approve up to
$14,000 on Line 215 Security for improvements on security cameras, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #22-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to increase the Public Launch Ramp Fee to $7.00 pending the
approval from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie stated that the final dock deposits due on April 1, had just been completed.
She also added that we have 6 open docks left to rent in the Marina for boats 24 foot or less
in length and 40 open docks to rent in the Lagoon for boats 20 foot or less in length.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Bill Cooper spoke about a meeting held on April 10th with two representatives from Foth
Engineering and Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager, to discuss fees, permits, and
certifications needed for dredging in our marina. Brian Hinrichs asked that we finalize the
service contract with their company.
Denver Spieldenner added that we have initiated the renewal permit for dredging with the
Army Corps of Engineers. Much discussion made by all.
Joe Raisian stated that funds need to be appropriated to the budget in order to accommodate
the service contract with Foth Engineering.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to enter into a service contract with Foth Engineering
up to the amount of $20,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate $20,000 to Line 235 Grant Match on the
Budget Report towards the contract with Foth Engineering, seconded by Wally Dunne,
motion carried.
Grants:
Bill Cooper mentioned the replacement of the pump out station and the conversation with
Ted Walsh, the Federal Aid Coordinator from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources,
Watercraft Division. The CPA applied for the Clean Vessel Act Grant which is still pending
for this purpose.
Bill also asked Ted about his thoughts on increasing the Public Launch Ramp Fee since the
CPA has not raised the cost in over 20 years.
Bill wanted to know from the Board Members if we were going to pursue the Nature
Works Grant for the purpose of replacing the bird watching platform located on Naylor Blvd.
He stated that the application must be submitted by June 1, 2018.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to propose a Resolution for Authorization for the Nature Works
Grant with a 25% match up to $6,000, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Bill stated that the CPA needs to verify that we are up to date as a supplier within the State
of Ohio which pertains to the W-9 forms.
Patrick Arcaro mentioned that he would check with the Morrison Foundation and the Ashtabula
Foundation to see if the CPA would be eligible for funding to help with the renovation of the bird watching platform.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT APRIL 2018

• DOCKS
o The last wind storm caused some damage to our docks. “A” dock in the lagoon had one of the large anchor arms pull out of the concrete. We had to cut this arm with a torch to remove it. We have since welded it back together and will reinstall it when the water level goes down.
o “B” dock in the lagoon ended up on top of the pilings and we had to pull it back in place with our backhoe. It doesn’t appear to have suffered any noticeable damage.
o There were a couple of docks in the PCM marina that had welds break. These have been repaired.
o Water levels are very high at this time.
• LAUNCH RAMP
o Two sections of the floating dock at the launch ramp had to be removed for repair because the floatation tanks under them rotted out and filled with water and mud. We have ordered new plastic floats from Meeco-Sullivan which should be in next week. It should take no more than two days to repair and reinstall these sections. Cost is around $3,000.
• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We have finished cleaning out Port Authority materials from this building. There are some items still in the building that belong to the contractor at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. They were starting to remove these items on Wednesday of this week.
o We will be pressure washing the inside of this building when the weather warms up somewhat.
• LAGOON ROAD
o We have graded the road and it is in fairly decent shape. We should probably pur-chase two or three loads of asphalt grindings to top it off.
o The last storm covered the road with lots of debris which has been removed.
• BREAKWALL RESTAURANT
o Metcalf Glass is giving us a quote to replace both man doors on the restaurant. The current doors are allowing weather to cause problems inside.
o One of the doors on the south side of the building in the back needed repair so we welded the frame and it is okay for now.
o We had to rebuild the flush valve on the urinal in the men’s room.
• EQUIPMENT
o The Chevrolet pickup truck had to go to the repair shop for a tune-up. It was run-ning very rough and could barely make it up the hill from the harbor.
o All other equipment seems to be in decent shape.
• SEASON START-UP
o We will be ready to start up on May 1st if the weather cooperates.
• SANDBAR
o We have cleaned the area up several times but the storms we have experienced keep piling up more debris. We will be ready to open when the weather permits.
• EMPLOYEES
o Everyone is on board that we need. We have met with all employees to go over start dates and rules.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: DENVER SPIELDENNER
HARBORMASTER CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy discussed the three security camera bids he obtained and said he is still working
with one of the companies. He has scheduled one more meeting with them on Monday evening.
A new Server was suggested being purchased.
Virginia P. Arp mentioned that Servers should be updated every 5 years.
Bill Cooper made a motion to amend the Budget Report and approve up to $14,000 on Line
215 Security for improvements on security cameras, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp mentioned the Planning Meeting held on April 14th and said she had generated
a spreadsheet listing of our goals and asked for ideas from the board members in order to
complete each task going forward.
Bruce Fleischmann passed out a sample piece of sign material for everyone to view for the
purpose of creating a new sign for the old maintenance building.
Bill Cooper asked about window companies in order to obtain bids for the old maintenance
building. Much discussion was made by all.
Wally Dunne inquired as to whether the Public Launch Ramp Fee should be increased and if
the board wanted to proceed with this proposal. Much discussion was made by everyone.
Bill Cooper made a motion to increase the Public Launch Ramp Fee to $7.00 pending the
approval from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, seconded by Wally Dunne,
motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp asked if the board members could participate in another strategic planning
meeting and it was decided to schedule a meeting on May 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian inquired about the Advertising and Promotional Line 227 on the Budget
Report and wanted ideas from the board members on where the funds should be spent.
Bruce Fleischmann suggested more advertising be initiated on the CPA website and
mentioned a firm from Cleveland who could help with our advertising needs.
Bruce also highlighted on several marketing potentials that the CPA may want to consider
for the old maintenance building. Much discussion by all.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.,
moved by Bill Kennedy, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on May 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at
929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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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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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JANUARY 18, 2018

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

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

ABSENTEES: Virginia P. Arp

Bill Kennedy made a motion to excuse Virginia P. Arp from the meeting, seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

MINUTES:
After review of the minutes from the November 16, 2017 board meeting, it was moved
by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

GUESTS: None

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Mr. Allen Blood, a former Conneaut resident who is moving back to the area, discussed
a building currently owned by the CPA on Harbor Street that he would like to purchase
from us. He submitted an offer for the board members to review.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner discussed the monthly bulletin from the Army Corps of Engineers
regarding the Great Lakes water levels predicted to rise 10-12 inches this Spring.
Denver also announced that the CPA had received a check for $500.00 for participation
in the 2017 Public Entity Pool of Ohio Grant Program.
Denver mentioned that we had received a letter from A-N-J Bait and Tackle regarding
charges they owe the CPA for transient docking during the fall of 2017.
Wally Dunne read aloud an email the CPA received from Patty Stone, the new District
Manager for Junior Achievement of Ashtabula County. Patty is asking for volunteers to
assist with their hands-on programs that benefit students in work readiness, financial
literacy, and entrepreneurship.
Joe Raisian discussed the Resolution of Authorization for the pre-application for the
Coastal Management Assistance Grant that Foth Engineering sent via email to the CPA
for approval.
Bill Cooper made a motion to accept the grant resolution as written, seconded by Bill
Kennedy, motion carried.

LEASES:
Joe Raisian mentioned the Lease for the Fuel Dock needed to be signed for this year and
the Lease for the Breakwall Restaurant is current. He also highlighted on various requests
that have been submitted by the Breakwall Restaurant. Much discussion by everyone.
Joe also stated that lease payments were just received from the Lake Erie Boat Club and
Portside Marine.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Joe discussed the real estate taxes on several parcels regarding the Lake Erie Boat Club
and the Conneaut Boat Club pertaining to adjustments that were made.
Bill Kennedy stated that the City of Conneaut had completed their 2017 Comprehensive
Plan Update that we received via email. Bill spoke about the “Action Plan” section relating
to activities that the CPA is involved with.
Bruce Fleischmann asked about property to consider for extra parking in the future.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne made a motion to amend 2018 Estimated Receipts for the Cash at the
beginning of the year to $83,417, making the Total Estimated Resources Available
$520,224, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to Increase Line 259 Line of Credit Principal to $30,000 on the
2018 Budget Report and Increase Line 260 Interest to $3,500 making the 2018 Budget
Amount of $469,780, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the Decrease to the Notes Payable Line on the 2017
December Financial Report to $120,000 and approve the Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro,
motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill
Cooper, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro inquired as to whether the Sandbar Season Pass Price would be changing and
if the CPA had considered advertising the Season Passes. Much discussion was made by all.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #01-18…Bill Kennedy made a motion to excuse Virginia P. Arp from the meeting,
seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #02-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to accept the grant resolution as written,
seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #03-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to amend 2018 Estimated Receipts for the
Cash at the beginning of the year to $83,417, making the Total Estimated Resources Available
$520,224, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #04-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to Increase Line 259 Line of Credit Principal to
$30,000 on the 2018 Budget Report and Increase Line 260 Interest to $3,500 making the 2018
Budget Amount of $469,780, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

Resolved #05-18…Wally Dunne made a motion to accept the Decrease to the Notes Payable Line
on the 2017 December Financial Report to $120,000 and approve the Report, seconded by
Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #06-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment,
seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #07-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to raise the employees rate of pay by 3%
effective January 1, 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie mentioned that the Dock Deposits due on February 1st are currently being received.
The Relocation List for dock holders was reviewed and completed during December and
Debbie will be starting on the Waiting List for new customers next week.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill stated that the Clean Vessel Act Grant is still going through the proper channels.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JANUARY 2018
• DOCKS
o It looks like most of our docks are surviving the winter weather with minimal damage.
There are a couple of docks in the Lagoon Marina that are hung up on the spud anchor poles but
hopefully they will drop when the ice melts.
• BUILDINGS
o The heat has stayed on in all buildings with only one issue in the new maintenance
building on Harbor Street. We had a water line freeze in this building in the restroom.
The pipe was against an outside wall and one of the fitting froze and came apart. This will
be an easy fix and there was minimal water damage. We will reroute the pipe to the interior
of the restroom wall.
• SPRING STARTUP
o We will start getting ready for the 2018 boating season around the first week of March.
Weather permitting.
o Our crews are basically the same as last year and are ready to return.
• MAIN OFFICE
o We opened the main office on Broad Street for business on Tuesday January 16th.

Denver Spieldenner, Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Bruce Fleischmann inquired about the Maintenance Building Roof on Harbor Street and if
the leaks had been repaired.
Denver Spieldenner replied that it is still too early in the season to determine if the roof
is going to leak or not.
Denver also stated that he had to call a contractor to come in and repair the overhead door
on the maintenance building.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy mentioned that two security camera vendors had come to the marina and
performed demos of their cameras at dusk. We would like one more company to compare
with. Our intent is to have all in place and working by our opening date of May 1st.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian discussed a 3% pay increase for all employees.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to raise the employees rate of pay by 3% effective January
1, 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:52 p.m.
to discuss buildings and acquisitions.
Wally Dunne made a motion for Executive Session at 7:52 p.m., seconded by Bruce
Fleischmann.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, Bill Kennedy, Wally Dunne, and Bruce
Fleischmann.
Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:40 p.m., seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann.

Regular meeting resumed at 8:40 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 p.m.,
moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on February 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
NOVEMBER 16, 2017

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

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

ABSENTEES: Bruce Fleischmann

GUESTS: None

MINUTES: After review of the minutes from the October 19, 2017 board meeting,
it was moved by Bill Kennedy to approve the minutes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner announced that the CPA had received a “Thank You” card from the family of the late, Nicholas Jack Vignal, who had worked here and retired.
Denver also stated that the Army Corps of Engineers is going to dredge the federal channel area located out in the harbor during 2018.
Virginia P. Arp stated that she submitted the CPA Advertisement to the Ashtabula County Visitor’s Guide for their
2018 brochure.
Patrick Arcaro asked the board for permission to have the county commissioner attend one of our board meetings. He also mentioned that the Ashtabula County Port Authority would like to meet with the CPA to discuss future plans.
Joe Raisian suggested that Patrick ask both parties to call our administrative office to set up appointments.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Babs Legeza presented the Proposed Budget Amendments for year-end to be reviewed by all.
Wally Dunne passed out a Proposed Budget for 2018 for examination and discussion by the board members.
There was much conversation by everyone.

Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017,seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to modify the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017 by increasing Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $500 and decreasing Line 232 Real Estate Taxes by $500, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the October Financial Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to approve the Amended Proposed Budget for 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Joe Raisian suggested that the CPA needs to advertise Dock Rentals in the newspaper due to the amount of small docks that were not rented in the Lagoon during the 2017 boating season.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #53-17…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion carried.
Resolved #54-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #55-17… Bill Cooper made a motion to modify the Proposed Budget Amendments for 2017 by increasing Line 209 Repairs and Maintenance by $500 and decreasing Line 232 Real Estate Taxes by $500, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #56-17…Virginia P. Arp made a motion to approve the October Financial Report, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #57-17…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #58-17…Bill Kennedy made a motion to approve the Amended Proposed Budget for 2018, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #59-17…Bill Kennedy made a motion to revise the wording pertaining to the due date on the 2019 dock rental contracts, as given by his example during the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #60-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Joe Raisian as Chairman of the Board, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.
Resolved #61-17…Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Bill Cooper as Vice Chairman, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion passed unanimously.
Resolved #62-17…Bill Kennedy made a motion to nominate Wally Dunne as Treasurer, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie mentioned several Leases that are considered past due as of the board meeting.
She also discussed the due date for the first deposit as indicated on the 2018 dock contracts.
After making an abundant amount of phone calls for past due deposits, Debbie suggested either a cut-off date or revising the wording on the contracts to clarify that late payments are not acceptable. Much conversation was made by all.
Bill Kennedy read aloud a paragraph he wrote as an example of changing the wording on the dock contracts for 2019. Everyone agreed to his suggestion.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to revise the wording pertaining to the due date on the 2019 dock rental contracts, as given by his example during the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

GRANTS: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT NOVEMBER 2017

• OLD LAUNCH RAMP
o We received a quote to repair the broken concrete in the bottom of this ramp by installing a steel plate. Cost is $20,800. I feel we need to research alternative repairs that are less costly.
• SANDBAR
o The inner gate at the sandbar is locked. It is still possible for people to access the breakwall for fishing.
o The guard house has been boarded up for the winter.
o We will close the main gate when the snow comes.
• OLD MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o The new metal roof has been installed by Schwartz Construction.
o The contractor at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is still using the building to store material.
o We have a couple of windows that we need to board up because they are broke.
o We had to call a contractor to repair the overhead door. The cables used to lift the door came unwound.
• MISC.
o All boats are out of our marinas now.
o Our winter shutdown is complete. All water is drained, vents covered, heat checked, vehicles winterized, etc.
o The entire crew except for the Administrative Clerk are done for the season.
o The main office will be open until mid- December. We will reopen the first week of January 2018.
o We did get the extra spud pole anchors on “F” dock to help prevent movement and damage this winter.
o The restaurant has a temperature sensor in the window to let us know if the heat is okay.
o We had the heating system in the restaurant building checked and it appears all is well.
o Portside Marine is having a new roof installed on their maintenance building.
o We will be checking all buildings two or three times per week during the winter season.
Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Denver discussed the leaking roof on the Maintenance Building located on Harbor Street and stated that the contractor guaranteed the roof with a ten year warranty.
Joe Raisian stated that a new roof was just installed on the old maintenance building.
Denver also mentioned that he is seeking to find a new fuel pump for the Fuel Dock this coming year, due to the inspection report we received on the present pump.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy stated that he has obtained three bids for four new security cameras and he would like to schedule a demo presentation to be held at dusk. He asked for the board members to attend. Much discussion by everyone.
Bill also mentioned that the CPA has a very old DVR recorder to either sell or donate.

NEW BUSINESS:
Wally Dunne passed out a timeline of the renovation work performed on the old maintenance building that we have initiated since 2014 and the progress we have made.
Wally asked permission to send a “thank you” letter to the Port Conneaut Federal Credit Union on behalf of the CPA for supporting our efforts to enhance the local community and for our continued business with their banking institution. All were in favor.
Joe Raisian mentioned the invitation to the Conneaut Port Authority’s annual Christmas Party as a reminder to everyone.

Denver Spieldenner stated that it was time for the Election of Officers to the CPA’s Board which occurs every two years.
Joe Raisian opened the floor for the nomination of officers, starting with the Chairman of the Board position.
Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Joe Raisian as Chairman of the Board, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.
Joe Raisian opened the floor for nomination of the Vice Chairman position.
Wally Dunne made a motion to nominate Bill Cooper as Vice Chairman, seconded by Virginia P. Arp, motion passed unanimously.
Joe Raisian opened the floor for nomination of the Treasurer position.
Bill Kennedy made a motion to nominate Wally Dunne as Treasurer, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed unanimously.
Joe Raisian asked the board members to suspend the December board meeting for 2017.
All were in favor.
Denver Spieldenner asked for someone to write a “Help Wanted” ad for the upcoming year for open positions. He then asked for someone to write a policy for Election of Officers to the Board.
Denver made a suggestion to return to a weekly meeting with an executive committee to discuss general activities and work orders that are handled by the maintenance crew.
Wally Dunne stated that he requested copies of Policies and Resolutions from Conneaut City Hall that they have on file for the CPA to add to our Policies and Procedures Records.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 8:53 p.m. to discuss buildings and acquisitions.

Bill Cooper made a motion for Executive Session at 8:53 p.m., seconded by Virginia P. Arp.

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

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:00 p.m., seconded by Bill Kennedy.

Regular meeting resumed at 9:00 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on January 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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