CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

929 BROAD STREET

CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030

February 21, 2019

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, George Peterson, Aaron Joslin and Sandee Wilkerson.

ABSENTEES: None

MINUTES: A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to accept the minutes from the January 17, 2019 board meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

GUESTS: Angel McVoy, City Council at Large

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

GRANTS:

Bill Cooper stated new figures for pump out station’s prices have not changed, but freight increased about $20. Bill mentioned that he has moved over all his contacts to Denver Spieldenner for the transition of Bill retiring.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:

Joe Raisian and Denver Spieldenner announced Bill Cooper’s retirement and praised Bill for his 33 years of dedicated service and accomplishments and presented Mrs. Connie Cooper with a dozen roses on behalf of the Conneaut Port Authority.  

CORRESPONDENCE:  Denver Spieldenner read a letter from the Conneaut Board of Tourism   stating they have a new name and new look which is now the Conneaut Convention and Visitors Bureau funded by Conneaut bed tax and membership paperwork was also received.

Denver also reported that we have not received the Great Lakes Monthly Bulletin from the Army Corp of Engineers and he just commented that Lake Erie is frozen.

Bill Kennedy mentioned that correspondence was reviewed with the law office and sent out to Ms. Deborah McCauley with a denial regarding horses on the sandbar.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne

Wally reviewed the finance report and noted that the notes payable to the city is $90,000 down from a $300,000 note.

Revenue is just starting to roll in and we are currently receiving money for boat dock contracts.

Disbursements for security and light fixture were paid out for the camera and battery backup.

Motion to include grant appropriations for Clean Vessel Act, which replaces pump out station and various pumps combined with Public Entity Pool is aprox. $25,000, which will be reimbursed.  We received a letter stating the grant has been approved.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to increase appropriations for $25,000 for the grant match line item 235, also the receipts in anticipation of line 135, and seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

Wally requested that a motion be made to approve the financial report.

Motion was made by Aaron Joslin to approve January 2019 Financial Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to pay the January and current bills, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:

Resolved #05-19…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the January 17, 2019 board minutes and seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

Resolved #06-19… Bill Kennedy made a motion to increase appropriations for $25,000 for the grant match line item 235 also the receipts in anticipation of line 135 and seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

Resolved #07-19… Motion was made by Aaron Joslin to approve January 2019 Financial Report, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Resolved #08-19… Bill Kennedy made a motion to pay the January and current bills, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Resolved #09-19… Bill Kennedy made a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:30 pm, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

Resolved #10-19… Wally Dunne made a motion to go out of Executive Session at 8:00 pm, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Sandee Wilkerson

Sandee reported that we have gone through the Relocation list and the Waitlist and currently have five docks available in the Marina and 14 available docks in the Lagoon. Also, she noted that we are on track with February installments and noted some have also been prepaying the April installment as well.

GRANTS: Bill Kennedy

Bill Kennedy stated that the Pep Grant paperwork was submitted, and we can now order $1000 for safety items. We received a response from Foth Engineering regarding the dredging permit in areas A, B and C. Denver stated that we have been talking with those persons in charge of the Conneaut Harbor, regarding permits for Areas A core samples taken, Area B is ok, but Area C does not have up to date core samples and the USAC was questioning issuing a permit for that. Denver states that we should wait on the inside marina lagoon and drop that off on the permit, since it has only been dredged one time in over 30 years ago. He has been speaking with the USAC about outside of that gap to do a sampling in that area and use those samples for permit if not, drop it off the permit and add as an addendum at some point. We are still waiting on the 401 quality water certification and the consistency reports from States of PA and OH, which Foth Engineering is supposed to be handling this for us. We will be contacting them to get an update on their progress.   Grain sampling will be done in the harbor and if it passes it will be put in lake. We have a created a grant committee with Bill, Aaron and George to oversee and move forward with tasks at hand.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

HARBORMASTER REPORT FEBRUARY 21, 2019

  • There is significant damage to D, E, and F docks in the Lagoon Marina and to B dock in the PCM Marina. We have many welds broken, as well as bolts sheared off in the Lagoon. B dock in PCM is mainly made of wood and we have broken boards and broken bolts. Not sure about water lines yet.
  • We have hired one new employee for maintenance, one for the launch ramps, and two people for the sandbar. We are now fully staffed in all areas. We will meet with all employees prior to startup to review our employee handbook and to discuss our operation in general. All new employees will be placed with experienced workers for training. All have passed background checks and drug tests.
  • We still have cameras out at the north end of the Lagoon Marina. This is an electrical issue. The ice has snapped some of the wires on F dock, thus tripping the ground fault circuit breaker.
  • We had a new clutch put in the New Holland tractor. We had to have the oil pan gasket replaced on the back hoe as well as the main hydraulic line replace. We also had to have the universal joints replaced on the drive shaft. The sand we operate in daily wears our equipment faster than normal. All other equipment has been serviced and is ready to go.
  • We are working on assembling two dock extensions for B dock in the Lagoon Marina. This will make all docks on the east side of this dock 30 feet long.
  • We are still working with Foth Engineering on the West Side Marina project.
  • We are working with the USACE to secure a new dredge permit.
  • The USACE will be dredging our recreational channel this summer at no cost to us.
  • We had a water line leak in the boiler room at the Breakwall Restaurant. It has been repaired.
  • We will be traveling to Columbus in March to look at government surplus equipment. Looking at vehicles and other equipment.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner

                             Harbormaster, Conneaut Port Authority

Joe mentioned that both B dock in the lagoon and in the marina takes a lot of wave action and the anchors for those are pile driven piers and suggested perhaps we should drive piles on the F dock as the spud poles don’t seem to be holding well. Denver has contacted Lakeshore Towing regarding the addition of pile drivings there and perhaps putting five to eight there in the fall alleviating additional problems.  Eight to ten-inch pylons would run aprox. $5,000 each unless they are in the area which would eliminate a transportation charge.

Bill questioned the possibility of allowing 90 hours toward labor for the renovation of the Sun Tan Building, which will allow for clean up in the upstairs, kitchen, etc. much discussion was had.

Denver spoke on the creation of a building inventory which describes basic construction of buildings, square footage, how high the sidewalls are along with width, height, man doors, overhead doors and upgrades to electrical basically cataloging each building.  Also, Bill spoke about the Public Entity pool offering a free property appraisal of every building on site valued at $100,000 or higher with a detailed report, which includes detailed description, replacement cost, insurable value etc. Aaron Joslin states that this is replacement cost appraisal which is beneficial to both parties for insuring each building for correct replacement pricing.

Bill spoke regarding digitizing files and mentioned that we now have the Minolta BizHub copier which stacks, duplexes, prints color and includes wifi and faxing.  Also, fiber will be upgraded into 929 Broad Street building for internet speed.

Bill requested that CT Consultants be called to schedule a special meeting with an architect for the blue building and it was agreed by all to move forward.

Joe noted that upon the retirement of Bill Cooper, he has appointed Bill Kennedy to fill the position of Vice Chairmanship for the remainder of term ending December 31, 2019 and then election of officers will take place late November/December.

LEASES: No Report

OLD BUSINESS:

Bill Kennedy stated that we have two cameras out with electrical issues at the end of the lagoon road probably due to wires being dipped down into the ice and unable to fix at this time.

We are waiting for Security Technologies regarding the camera app for Apple and Android for our use on how to set up the phones to view cameras.

NEW BUSINESS:

Denver stated the Spring Startup has begun and we are in the hiring process for the launch ramp and the sandbar ramp, as well as two maintenance guys coming back for initial startup.

Bill stated he has CPA enrolled in Federal and State surplus operations. They have periodic auctions for tools, vehicles, computer equip. etc. which CPA might want to have access too if the need arises.

Joe advised to have Sandee scan and email all the leases to the CPA board.  George said he will execute a summary sheet with terms, expiration dates, etc. for each lease as well.

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:30 pm to discuss Economic Development issues.

Bill Kennedy made a motion for Executive Session at 7:30 pm., seconded by Wally Dunne.

Roll Call:  Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bill Kennedy, Patrick Arcaro, George Peterson, Aaron Joslin and Denver Spieldenner.

Wally Dunne made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:00 pm., seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

Motions made: None

ADJOURNMENT:

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.,

moved by Wally Dunne, seconded by Aaron Joslin, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on March 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joe Raisian, Chairman 

Wally Dunn, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

929 BROAD STREET

CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030

January 17, 2019

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, George Peterson, Aaron Joslin and Sandee Wilkerson.

ABSENTEES: None

MINUTES: A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to accept the minutes from the November 18, 2018 board meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

GUESTS: No attendees

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:  Denver Spieldenner read a letter from the Conneaut High School Boosters   thanking the Conneaut Port Authority for their donation of a Sandbar pass for their event.

Denver also reported on the Great Lakes Monthly Bulletin from the Army Corp of Engineers and stated that Lake Erie is slightly below average from last year.

Denver mentioned that The Public Entity Pool of Ohio requested a representative from the Conneaut Port Authority to act as a contact and alternate person to review insurance.  Aaron Joslin stated that the main objective is to identify loss control.  Denver will be the first contact, Joe will be designated as second contact, and Aaron will be the third contact.

Denver read the letter from the Conneaut City Manager’s Office regarding the news release for a public meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Conneaut Human Resource Center in an open house format to discuss the City of Conneaut’s Deep Water Port. Joe encouraged all board members to attend.

Babs Legeza discussed the Ohio Deferred Compensation Benefit Plan that was created by Ohio Revised Code Section 148.02 to adopt an agreement to allow employees to become participants.

Bill Cooper made a motion to adopt the Ohio Deferred Compensation Program, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne

Wally reviewed the 2019 proposed budget and said we are working toward the new budget. We have paid the $30,000 note with interest of $2,887.73 to the City of Conneaut showing good faith and moving to lower the balance to under $100,000. Joe mentioned to new board members that the initial loan was $300,000 taken out on a ten-year payback period at straight $30,000 with interest that declines every year and is underwritten by the City of Conneaut. This was used for the new docks in the lagoon at a cost of approximately $260,000 and to pay off the building too. The last loan that we took out with the city was paid off early and it has been a good partnership putting ourselves in a good position to seek further funds from the outside.

Wally requested that a motion be made to approve the financial report.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the November 2018 Financial Report, seconded by George Peterson, motion carried.

Bill Cooper made a motion to pay the November, December, and current bills, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:

Resolved #01-19…Bill Cooper made a motion to adopt the Ohio Deferred Compensation Program, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

Resolved #02-19…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the November 2018 Financial Report, seconded by George Peterson, motion carried.

Resolved #03-19…Bill Coopermade a motion to pay the November, December, and current bills, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

Resolved #04-19…Bill Kennedy made a motion to pass a 3% wage increase effective January 1, 2019, seconded by George Peterson, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Sandee Wilkerson

Sandee reported that we are on track reassigning the docks for this year. We have gone through the Relocation List and now working on the Waiting List with approximately 23 customers remaining to call. We have received less than ten payments on the second installment due on February 1st on the current leases. Two people came in this week to be put on the Waiting List. Bill Cooper asked how big the boats were for those who just requested docks and Sandee advised 18-20’ and 25’ and mentioned that hopefully we can accommodate them.  Also, Sandee mentioned we are only calling three times and after the third time, we continue down the list.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper

Bill Cooper discussed the Navigational Aids Grant and mentioned that he has spoken with Tim Welch, from ODNR and advised that it is in the scoring process which is a new change of policy never done before. Bill has assigned Bill Kennedy to take this over. He recommended meeting with Ted Welch, ODNR and perhaps with Foth Engineering.

Bill Cooper advised that the Clean Vessel Act Grant for the pump out station has been granted. He stated that when we purchase the three pumps required, we will then submit the receipts to ODNR to receive the grant money.

Denver Spieldenner advised that the Public Entity Pool Grant is for $1,000 and is now available. It can be used for safety equipment until December 2019.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY

HARBORMASTER REPORT JANUARY 17, 2019

  • We have had no issues with any of our buildings except for roof damage from wind to the 960 Harbor Street building. (Suntan room)
  • We added the 960 Harbor Street building to our insurance policy.
  • We are getting costs to extend two more of our docks on the North end of “B” dock in the Lagoon Marina.
  • The New Holland tractor is in the repair shop (Bortnick Tractor) getting a new clutch installed.
  • The backhoe needs to go to Bortnick Tractor to have the oil pan gasket replaced and a hydraulic line repaired. We may have some damage to the drive shaft from the hydraulic line rubbing on it. We won’t know until it is inspected by the repair shop.
  • We had some dock damage before the holidays from wind. The damage has been repaired.
  • One of the zone valves for the heating system at the Breakwall Restaurant had to be replaced because it was not circulating water for the floor heat.
  • The Lagoon road has been graded once this winter. We will need to do further grading and pothole patching in the spring.
  • We have been sorting files in the office. Huge job.
  • Still working with Foth Engineering on the West Side Marina project.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner, Harbormaster

Bill Kennedy spoke about Life Cycle Management to be put in place for big end items i.e., equipment and docks, how often are they turned over, and should we plan money for them? Joe Raisian stated the off-loading docks that we use have fared well with minimal maintenance. If any damage would be incurred, it would be mainly the floats that will go bad as the tops are already out of the water. There are four old docks on A wall that will need upgraded eventually, and the next dock system floater that will need replaced will be in the marina near the restaurant. Currently, we monitor the docks and keep preventative maintenance up to keep ahead of problems. B dock was replaced as it takes a lot of wave action, they are hinged docks (old style) where the C docks are tighter units with less wear and tear. We currently have spare floats of different sizes and depths so that if we needed to repair a dock in an emergency we could. Joe advised Denver that the B dock in the Lagoon needs two docks on the East Side extended to 30’.  We need to add two 10’ sections with tubs underneath and the planks on top for the extensions and Denver stated it costs approximately $625 for each ten-foot section or approximately $1500 for two sections. The return in revenue will pay for them and we will be moving forward with this. Much discussion was made by all.

Joe Raisian discussed the suntan building which has a lower roof overhang, often referred to as an attached storage shed, that was peeled back in the New Year’s storm.  We need to decide whether to repair the roof or tear down that portion. Denver suggested repairing since it will make a good storage area or furnace room in the future. Also, the staircase was mentioned, and it too needs addressed for repair. Joe mentioned getting a quote for the work. Bill Cooper suggested keeping that part of the building intact and Bill Kennedy agreed that it should be repaired in either case for future purposes. The building is now insured with liability. Much discussion was made by all.

Joe Raisian welcomed back Denver Spieldenner as Harbor Master with 31 years of service.

Bill Kennedy mentioned that he is putting together a plan to clean up the files and it’s going to take some effort and time. Joe Raisian stated there is a plan in place that is to document equipment serial numbers, credit card policy, files and phone policy, and Denver added that it needs updated. Bill advised there is a file management system with a lot of thought put into it and the auditors also mentioned it should be in place and maintained. Denver stated that he currently has been purging and shredding old unnecessary files as well.  Aaron Joslin asked if we will be digitizing the files and questioned about the copier if it had scanning capabilities.

Patrick Arcaro mentioned implementing a copier/scanner to do a stack of papers and Bill Kennedy suggested about a scanner with software to upload to the computer.  Aaron also mentioned a copier/scanner being the better option for stacking and scanning directly with wireless capabilities. Much discussion was made by all.

OLD BUSINESS:

Bill Kennedy stated that we still have part of the media storage system that must be installed that is approximately $500. He reviewed the camera and security system and indicated that a pole is needed by the sandbar shed and wants to review lighting and cameras for this year. We will be adding two more lights on the North East side of lagoon. Other adjustments will be made for a rotating camera near the marina on a new pole. Bill would like to do a site inspection with Joe and look at lighting and cameras and any additions to areas in order to prioritize and move forward next year.  Much discussion was made by all.

Joe Raisian reminded the group about a meeting with Foth Engineering on January 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. with Bill Cooper, Aaron Joslin, Denver Spieldenner, and Bill Kennedy all planning on participating.

Bill Kennedy also mentioned that we need to address horses on the sandbar. Joe asked if the board had any more thoughts on this and board members indicated that we already have a policy and are being asked to change it. The argument that is being brought up is, why do we have the current policy in place? Joe stated the safety of the sandbar and people going on it is more important than that of a horse. Joe reminded everyone that we had advised the horse owners that the Hatch’s Corners area is for horses and they should pursue that location.

Joe Raisian reported that the new windows will be installed in the old Fish House on January 21-23. Wally Dunn mentioned the progression of improvements to the building roof, clean out, and now the windows. We need to look at the next phase to create a space moving forward and making it usable for adding utilities, sewer, and water or whether to move forward with the architect’s recommendation of a raised floor and Wally urged that these discussions should take place. Joe suggested we call a special meeting dedicated to this building with the architect to do the inside of the building from what it is, to what we want it to be, and then discuss the expense. The siding will be done this Spring due to the weather. Denver Spieldenner advised that the waterproofing done to the building is holding up well. Joe mentioned he doesn’t like the name Fish House for the building and Wally Dunn suggested naming it the Lake Effect Building, house, restaurant, etc.  Denver announced, “Welcome to the Lake Effect.” 

NEW BUSINESS:

Joe Raisian stated that typically we have a review of the wages and last year we unanimously approved a 3% increase in salaries.

Wally Dunn stated that currently wages are already in place for the budget and Joe stated we failed to make a motion to pass the wage increase effective January 1, 2019.

Bill Kennedy made a motion to pass a 3% wage increase effective January 1, 2019, seconded by George Peterson, motion carried.

Joe advised there have been some change in the board and some of the committees will be reassigned as follows:

FINANCE: Wally Dunn, Joe Raisian, and Patrick Arcaro.

LEASES: George Peterson, Bill Kennedy and Joe Raisian.

GRANTS and PLANNING: Bill Kennedy, Aaron Joslin, and George Peterson.

ADVERTISING: Aaron Joslin, George Peterson, and all members on the Economic Development Committee.

Wally Dunn mentioned that there is a need for a Development of Policy Manual Review Committee. Wally stated that two years ago, he gave Joe an outline and started a gathering process to collect material however, the process was slowed down due to some files down in the other building.  He has created a new outline and wants to re-establish the process of moving forward with the document policy. Instead of a policy committee, Joe Raisian stated it would be an executive committee and typically that committee consists of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and the Treasurer all who report back to the board. 

Joe mentioned that Bill Cooper has been representing the board for 36 years since 1986 and will be resigning at the end of his term which is the end of February. Bill mentioned that he has enjoyed every bit of his 36 years and feeling a part of something that is evolving and moving forward. Denver said that Bill has been a big help to him as well and Joe mentioned he has enjoyed having him on the board.

ADJOURNMENT:

The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m., moved by Bill Cooper, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on February 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joe Raisian, Chairman 

Wally Dunn, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET
CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
November 15, 2018

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Bill Kennedy, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, Babs Legeza, Denver Spieldenner, George Peterson, Aaron Joslin, Debbie Vendely and Sandee Wilkerson.

ABSENTEES: Wally Dunne

MINUTES: A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to accept the minutes from the October 18, 2018 board meeting, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.

A motion was made by Bill Kennedy to excuse Wally Dunne from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

Joe discussed allowing horses on the Sandbar and the presentation that was made at the last meeting to discuss
the issue. No decision was made.

GUESTS: No attendees

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Joe Raisian advised that Jim Hockaday and he met regarding the Tourism Board’s 2019 brochure.
The CPA will join with the City of Conneaut to place an advertisement in their flyer.

Joe also noted that the CPA will join with the City of Conneaut and the Conneaut Foundation to start the interview process for the Economic Development Consultant.

FINANCE REPORT: Babs Legeza
Bab’s discussed the comparison of the of dock income year to year.
Bill Kennedy mentioned that we are going to be billed from Security Technologies for the new camera at the
Launch Ramp Office.
Bill Kennedy made the motion to approve the changes made to the Proposed Budget Amendments Report which consists of moving $4,100 from Line 256 Former Maintenance Building to Line 215 Security, seconded by George Peterson,
motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept the October 2018 Financial Report, seconded by George Peterson, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #60-18…A motion was made by Bill Kennedy to excuse Wally Dunne from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #61-18…Bill Kennedy made the motion to approve the changes made to the Proposed Budget Amendments Report which consists of moving $4,100 from Line 256 Former Maintenance Building to Line 215 Security, seconded by George Peterson, motion carried.
Resolved #62-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Kennedy,
motion carried.
Resolved #63-18…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to accept the October 2018 Financial Report, seconded by George Peterson, motion carried.
Resolved #64-18…Bill Cooper made a motion for Resolution to adopt authorization to proceed in the pursuit of the Coastal Management Assistance Grant, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #65-18…Bill Cooper made a motion to adopt three (3) board members to be present in the room during a board meeting under the Ohio Revised Code Guidelines while teleconferencing or video conferencing, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Resolved #66-18…George Peterson made a motion to adopt the Temporary Budget for 2019, seconded by Bill Kennedy,
motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
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 all the first installment dock deposits have been received.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper discussed the Clean Vessel Act Grant for the pump out station. He stated that we need to purchase
the three pumps that are required and then submit the receipts to ODNR in order to receive the grant money.
Bill also stated that we have submitted the applications for the Navigation Aids Grant and the
Boating Infrastructure Grant.
Bill Kennedy spoke about the renovation to the observation deck, however, he wanted to inform the board that the CPA was not approved to receive the Nature Works Grant.
Bill mentioned Foth Engineering and gave an update on the West Side Marina Project.
Joe Raisian announced a meeting to be held on November 16, 2018 with the Lake Erie Boat Club to negotiate their Lease with the CPA.

LEASES: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT NOVEMBER 15, 2018

• We installed a new counter top for the sink in the men’s restroom at the launch ramp.
• Fall shutdown is complete. All heating systems have been checked and are okay.
• We are working on cleaning out the Suntan room on Harbor Street. Our last day of work will be
next Tuesday, November 20th.
• We are continuing to work with Foth Engineering on our west side marina project. Still waiting on our
dredge permit from the USACE. They are waiting for the EPA to finalize dredged material deposit area.
• We had to have the door hinge on the pick-up truck repaired. It cracked, and the door would not close properly. Service was performed for $150 at Greg Sweet Chevrolet body shop.
• Closing the north gate to the sandbar on Friday of this week for the season. Lots of debris and loose sand.
• Gates to close the hills on Erie and Sandusky Streets are in place and will be closed after the first significant snow.
• The timers on the Public Dock lights have been set for winter hours.
• The new hot water tank for the Breakwall Restaurant has been installed by Burdick Plumbing.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy stated that the new camera for the Launch Ramp Office should be installed next week, weather permitting.
The Chairman of the Board entertained a motion for Resolution to adopt authorization to proceed in the pursuit of the Coastal Management Assistance Grant, which must be submitted by December 7, 2018.
Bill Cooper made a motion for Resolution to adopt authorization to proceed in the pursuit of the Coastal Management Assistance Grant, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Joe Raisian discussed the old maintenance building and reported that the new windows have been ordered and the installation should be the first week in December, weather permitting.
The vinyl siding is being reviewed and has not been decided upon at the present time.
Joe also mentioned that the CPA Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Conneaut Boat Club beginning at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Joe stated that there is no update on the Day Street property.

NEW BUSINESS:
Bill Kennedy brought to the table the idea of teleconferencing and video conferencing when board members are out of town. He discussed the Ohio Revised Code Section 4582.
Patrick Arcaro reported that the Ohio Sunshine Laws for 2018 needed to be addressed concerning the minimum amount of board members that need to be present in the room, the method of voting, and the quorum needed to vote. Much discussion was made by all.
Bill Cooper made a motion to adopt three (3) board members to be present in the room during a board meeting under the Ohio Revised Code Guidelines while teleconferencing or video conferencing, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Joe Raisian passed out a Temporary Budget for 2019 for review by the board members. Much discussion was made by everyone.
George Peterson made a motion to adopt the Temporary Budget for 2019, seconded by Bill Kennedy, motion carried.
Bill Kennedy stated that he is looking into a digital filing system for the office in order to clean out the old files we have in house.

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 board meeting will be held on January 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

No Board Meeting will be held in December 2018.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman

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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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