CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
OCTOBER 20, 2016

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

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

ABSENT: Luke Gallagher

After review of the minutes from the September 15, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by Bill Cooper to approve the minutes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:
Todd Sommerfeld, a current Dock Holder, conveyed his concerns regarding his wife being handicapped and wanting to move from his current dock to another slip where he would be able to carry his wife to and from their boat within a short distance. Todd also asked to be moved away from the Restaurant where there is too much public eye contact.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner announced that we had received a notice for the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Trustee Meeting to be held on October 26th at the Ashtabula Arts Center.
Denver also mentioned that there was going to be an ODNR Coastal Management Environmental Grant Workshop to be held on November 1st in Amherst, Ohio.
Denver stated that the report from the Army Corps of Engineers shows water levels in Lake Erie going down.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to add $2,000 to the Capital Projects Line 256,seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments as presented for October 2016, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Financial Report for September 2016, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Jim Hockaday discussed the adjustment being made to our Water Bill in the Marina due to a significant water leak that occurred this year.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #38-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to add $2,000 to the Capital Projects Line 256, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #39-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Amendments as presented for October 2016, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #40-16… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve Resolution 10-17-13 for the purpose of obtaining the Navigation Lights, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #41-16… Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie stated that since our last board meeting, Larry Distelrath had sales of $750.00 in Transient Docks, and we received 50% profit for a bank deposit of $375.00.
We collected $1,050.00 in total for Fall Dockage.
To date, we have received between 170-175 dock deposits for the 2017 boating season.
We have approximately 323 dock slips available. The deposits were due on October 15th and the requested amount was $300.00 per boat dock and $100.00 per jet ski dock.
Debbie reported that the launch ramp revenue for this year is almost the same as in 2015.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill announced that Debbie Vendely and he worked together to submit the Clean Vessel Grant Application for the purpose of obtaining a New Pump Out Station at the Fuel Dock.
Bill stated that we are also submitting an application for The Navigational Aides Grant due by November 1st for acquiring new Channel Buoy Markers and Winter Spars.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve Resolution 10-17-13 for the purpose of obtaining the Navigation Lights, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Denver Spieldenner mentioned that he had met with Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering on Wednesday in regards to several grants that Brian is helping us to obtain.

LEASES: No Report

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT OCTOBER 2016
• 956 HARBOR STREET MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o The exterior of the building has been painted.
o A new overhead door has been installed on the east end of the building along with an electric opener.
o New lights, wall outlets, welder outlets, and an air compressor outlet have been installed.
o Outside perimeter lights have been installed giving us a much more secure area.
o We have rebuilt the lunch/break room area. All water lines have been replaced and we now have working restrooms.
o Dominion East Ohio Gas has installed a new gas line and will be here this Friday to install a new gas meter. We have installed a hanging gas furnace on the east end of the building.
o We are in the process of painting the interior walls. This needs to be completed before we start moving most of the material from the previous maintenance building.
o We have cleared the brush and debris from the property across the street.
o We have received many compliments from our neighbors.
o We have ordered a new man door for the south entrance and will install it ourselves as soon as it arrives.
o We anticipate moving the rest of our equipment and supplies as soon as winter shutdown is complete.
o We sold the hot tub that was left at the building by the previous owners.
o We believe we have sold the stainless steel sinks that were left in the building.
• EQUIPMENT
o We had to have some work done on the New Holland tractor. It needed a new clutch cable and a bearing as well as some work on the lights and mirrors. The lift arm on the front of the tractor has been replaced also.
o All equipment will have the oil changed and greased before we shut down for the winter months. This will allow us to start up immediately in the spring.
• EMPLOYEES
o Two of our maintenance men have left for the balance of the season due to conflicts with their Social Security pensions. They will be back next year. We are using some of our launch ramp attendants to fill the void.
• SHUTDOWN
o We have started our shut down for the winter season. This should be completed in about two weeks.
o The water is off in both marinas. We still need to shut off water to the fuel dock and the ice machine kiosk.
o KEY CARD READERS
o Our card readers for the PCM and Lagoon restroom doors are worn out. We are checking into the cost to replace these units. We have tried to repair them but have not had much luck.
• CAMERA FOR LAUNCH RAMP
o We have ordered a new camera for the launch ramp but it has not arrived yet.
• DOCK REPLACEMENT
o We will pull dock A-38 in the Lagoon Marina this fall and then put in the new dock next spring. We also have to rebuild the approach to this dock in the spring.
• TOWNSHIP PARK
o Township Park is removing the cement floor under the lower pavilion and we are getting the material for fill and shore protection.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Patrick Arcaro inquired about the prefab walls that are still available from a company located on Cook Road in Ashtabula. He wanted to know if the CPA was still interested in them. The concern is the transportation charge.
Much discussion was made.
Wally Dunne stated that Joe Raisian and he had visited a restaurant located in Youngstown on Wednesday to look at options for the renovations that are being planned for our old maintenance building. The owner is going to come here on Tuesday, October 25th to look at this structure and offer advice and make suggestions for operating a restaurant.
Joe Raisian mentioned that we ordered a new security camera to try out at the launch ramps.
Joe also announced that the CPA signed a purchase agreement for the old tanning salon located on Harbor Street.
Denver Spieldenner discussed renewing our permit for the area west of the launch ramps.
We need to extend the permit for dredging purposes.
Denver also stated that he is working with Babs Legeza to confirm the total cost of the renovations made to the maintenance building on Harbor Street.
Bruce Fleischmann commented that he had toured our maintenance shop located on Harbor Street and is very impressed with all the renovations that have been made.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian and Denver Spieldenner discussed the CT Consultants Survey Bills and they will review them with Jim Hockaday.
Denver mentioned the problems with the card readers for the restroom doors.
He is going to look into getting new ones for the upcoming boating season.
Denver also brought up the topic of the ODNR Grant Workshop and if anyone was interested in going.
Patrick Arcaro inquired about the glass window that was ordered for the lobby in the CPA administration office and whether we had an installation date.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the meeting, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on November 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
September 15, 2016

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Wally Dunne, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, Luke Gallagher, Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENT: Bruce Fleischmann and Bob Best

After review of the minutes from the August 18, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

GUESTS: None

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE: Denver Spieldenner discussed the letter we received from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in regards to the Lake Erie Submerged Lands Lease Rental Payments collected each fiscal year.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Moved Budget Amendments as initiated in the Budget Meeting held on Monday, September 12, 2016, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Financial Report for August 18, 2016, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #36-16… Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Moved Budget Amendments as initiated in the Budget Meeting held on Monday, September 12, 2016, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
Resolved #37-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse both Bob Best and Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
One Dock has been rented out under the Fall Rental Rate of $400.00 for 30 Days, and $100 per week thereafter until November 1st.
Larry Distelrath, at the Fuel Dock, has collected $960.00 for Transient Dockage since the last board meeting of which the CPA retains 50% for a bank deposit of $480.00.
The 2017 Boating Contracts are completed and ready to be mailed out on Friday, 9-16-2016.
The Lease Payments due in September have all been received.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill announced that the Ashtabula County Port Authority received a Target Opportunity Funds Grant which enabled them to purchase a building for renovation purposes.
The Conneaut Port Authority could not apply for this grant because we would have to be listed on the National Historic Register.
Bill also mentioned the Navigational Aids Grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in which he contacted a representative in Columbus about. This grant requires Coast Guard Approval.
Bill discussed another grant called the Clean Vessel Act Grant which requires equipment to have been used beyond ten years. We are considering this grant in order to obtain a new pump for the Pump Out Station located at the Fuel Dock.
Denver Spieldenner agreed to assist Bill Cooper in finding the documentation needed to verify the age of our current equipment. Much discussion was generated by all.

LEASES:
Joe Raisian spoke to the manager of the Fuel Dock who intends on renewing his lease for 2017.
Joe also stated that Portside Marine is up for sale in which case the lease would have to be transferred if the business sold, pending CPA approval.

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT SEPTEMBER 2016
• PCM PAVILION
o The pavilion has stayed clean and neat since we cleaned it out last month.
• SECURITY
o The Conneaut Police Department is making frequent patrols through the area. This has been a big help with problems we were having on the sandbar.
o We are still pursuing the possibility of an off duty patrolman from either the Conneaut Police Department or the Ashtabula County Sheriffs’ Department for next year.
• SANDBAR
o We will be limiting our mowing and raking to once per week now that we are later in the season. By the end of September we will cut back to once per every other week.
o We will remove the portable toilets at the end of September.
• 956 HARBOR STREET
o We are working on the inside of the building stripping out old water, electric, and gas lines.
o The roof has been repaired.
o We had the Waste Water jet vac clean out all of our storm and sanitary sewer drains.
o We have cleaned and remodeled the restrooms and the break room.
o We are working on two areas of the floor that had pits where the cement had been removed. We are installing floor drains in pipes that were in these pits and then re- cementing them.
o The Water Department installed a new water meter and the water is now on.
o The Illuminating Company set a new meter and we have temporary power in the building.
o We have ordered a new electric panel to be installed by DJ Electric.
o We have a new overhead door on order from M&M Construction.
o We have to do some work on the rough opening sizes of our man doors and then we will be ordering two new doors.
o We have contacted Andy’s Restaurant Equipment Exchange in Erie to see if he is interested in any of the stainless steel sinks left in the building. We are sending him pictures for his review.
o We have a large hot tub if anyone is interested.
o We filled two 40 yard dumpsters with trash from this building.
o We cleared brush from the lots across the street and then planted grass seed. Our mowing contractor is now keeping this area mowed for an additional $100 per week.
• EQUIPMENT
o We had to replace the two rear tires on the backhoe at $375 each plus $128 for installation. We will need two front tires in the near future. (Most likely next spring)
o The new lift arm for the New Holland tractor just arrived and Bortnick Tractor will be picking the tractor up this week to install it. We also have to have them look at the clutch and the rear end of the tractor because it is making a growling noise.
• D-DAY
o We had no serious issues this year. As usual we had quite an increase in traffic but nothing our ramp attendants could not handle.
o We had to launch the landing craft in the Lagoon Marina because the crane that was sent to unload them was too small to reach the water at the Public Dock. This actually worked out well. Wally Dunne was on site to supervise. No damage at all.
• EMPLOYEES
o We have written the ad for part time seasonal help for next year and will be putting it in the paper around the beginning of October.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Patrick Arcaro requested the job descriptions for the positions that need to be filled for next year so that he could post them on the internet.

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian spoke about the security camera situation and stated that Bob Best was not present at the meeting to give an update.
Denver Spieldenner mentioned that the Dredging Permit with the Army Corps of Engineers is good through 2018 but we want to extend this date.
Denver also discussed that Brian Hinrichs from Foth Engineering is looking for customers that may want to buy our sand.
Denver stated that our 401 Water Quality Permit is good for several years.
Joe Raisian mentioned that we had received an invoice from Foth Engineering for engineering services for a grant that we did not receive. Therefore, he is going to call Brian Hinrichs to let him know the outcome.
Bill Cooper informed everyone that the seal coating at the Public Dock will not be done this year and we are hoping to proceed with this project early in the Spring.
Wally Dunne announced that several board members met on Saturday, September 10, to look at the old fisheries building for development purposes.
Joe Raisian mentioned a meeting with the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and several members of the CPA held last Tuesday, September 6, in regards to renovating the old fisheries building. Dave Jurca gave us several architect agencies to contact.
Wally Dunne discussed some of the costs involved with using these agencies and also that the CPA must write up specifications for them.
Joe Raisian stated that the CPA made an offer to purchase the old tanning salon located on Harbor Street.
Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse both Bob Best and Bruce Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Wally Dunne is looking into the legal aspects of a “charging fee” for entering into the Sandbar area.
Joe Raisian stated that the CPA decided to sealcoat the Public Dock area in late April or early May of next year.

NEW BUSINESS:
Luke Gallagher mentioned that he participated in a meeting with the Breakwall Restaurant owners and they are going to submit proposals for improvements to the building.
Wally Dunne brought up an idea he had for the Ice Cream Wagon for next year.
Patrick Arcaro discussed the “Best of the County Growth Partnership Awards Dinner” being held on September 20th at the Spire Institute in Geneva and wanted to know who would be attending from the CPA.
Patrick also mentioned the bids for the glass window that we plan to install in the lobby of the CPA administration building.
Patrick asked about the pre-fab walls at a company located on Cook Road in Ashtabula and whether the CPA would be interested in purchasing them. The transportation charges would also have to be considered. Much discussion was made.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on October 20, 2016 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 BOARD MEETING
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
AUGUST 18, 2016

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Patrick Arcaro, Bruce Fleischmann, Bob Best,
Bill Cooper, Wally Dunne, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENT: Luke Gallagher and Babs Legeza.

After review of the minutes from the July 21, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the
minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

GUESTS: Deborah Herbel from the Conneaut Board of Tourism Committee.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Deborah Herbel passed out information on various ideas that the CPA might consider for
developing our Marina and making it more marketable to the public. She suggested small novelty shops and food establishments such as those currently operating at Geneva-on-the-Lake.

CORRESPONDENCE: Denver Spieldenner discussed the Foth Engineering reimbursement status and the various emails that he
has received from Yetty Lombardo from the ODNR Office of Coastal Management pertaining to the amount of $39,100.00.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bill Cooper discussed the Ashtabula County Port Authority and the grant they just received for a building renovation.
Joe Raisian suggested that the CPA should consider applying for a grant to assist in the cost of a new pump out station for our Fuel Dock.
Bill Cooper also mentioned that we could possibly obtain much needed buoys through the grant process as well.
Wally Dunne made a motion to amend Line #135 Grant Receipts to $39,100.00, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Financial Report for July 2016, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #33-16… Wally Dunne made a motion to amend Line #135 Grant Receipts to $39,100.00, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #34-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #35-16… Bill Cooper made a motion to change the wording on the 2017 Contracts to read Boat Length Overall from tip of bow pulpit to tip of swim platform, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
No slips or jet ski docks have been assigned in the past month. The slip prices were discounted 25% as of August 1st and will convert over to Fall Dockage on Sept 1st being $400.00 for the first month and $100 for each additional week thereafter until November 1s.

Larry Distelrath, at the Fuel Dock, has collected $720.00 for Transient Docks since the last board meeting and we require 50% of those funds for a deposit of $360.00.

Patrick Arcaro brought to Debbie’s attention that our website needs to be revised in several areas. She will contact our website administrator to make the appropriate changes.

Debbie will be updating C-Dock rates on the 2017 contracts. We made a motion in the September 2015 board meeting,
(Motion #14-15), to increase the C-Dock fee to match B, D, and the west side of E dock. The motion was generated
because we were going to install new floating docks in the spring of this year, however, the contracts had already
been mailed out for the 2016 boating season. Therefore, the old price of $825 will now read $875.00.

Debbie discussed the need to change the wording on the 2017 Contracts under Boat Length to read Boat Length Overall from tip of bow pulpit to tip of swim platform.
This change is needed since the boaters are generally recording their registration length and not their overall length.
Bill Cooper made a motion to change the wording on the 2017 Contracts to read Boat Length Overall from tip of bow pulpit to tip of swim platform, seconded by Bruce
Fleischmann, motion carried.

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT AUGUST 2016

• PCM PAVILION
o This building has been cleared of all dock holder property except for a few items in the refrigerator.
We will continue to monitor the condition of this area each week.
• TIRES
o We filled three 40 yard dumpters last week with tires from the sandbar. These dumpsters were arranged
for by the City of Conneaut. They also placed their tires (approximately 400) in these containers.
o We finally received word from the Ohio EPA that they had released funds so Liberty Tire can pick up our tires. (That we no longer have.)
o All tires on the sandbar have been disposed of.
• SECURITY
o We have been talking to Police Chief Colby from the Conneaut Police Department about supplying an officer for weekend patrol in the Port area. He is talking with his officers and with the City Manager about this and trying to arrange for this detail. We have also been in contact with the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department about this.
• SANDBAR
o We are in the process of placing additional 10 mph speed limit signs on the sandbar road. We will be posting signs at various areas on the sandbar stating you swim at your own risk, no alcohol, and no jet ski trailers beyond the beginning of the west side cove area. These should be in place by the end of the week of August 22nd.
o We will remove all signs at the end of the boating season.
• NAYLOR WEST
o We have done additional grading along this road and trimmed up the large willow tree at the far west end. (Part of this tree fell down last week from old age and rot.)
• HARBOR STREET MAINTENANCE BUILDING
o We have requested quotes to repair the roof, install new man doors, install a new overhead door, and put in a new electrical service panel.
o We will be getting a large roll off dumpster to dispose of unwanted materials left in this building.
• INSURANCE
o We met with Chuck Hanson to review our Port Authority insurance policy to make sure we are adequately covered. All appears to be okay.
• “B” DOCK-PCM MARINA
o Are we going to consider replacing this section of docks? Trying to plan Fall work schedule.

• PUBLIC DOCK PARKING LOT
o This year or next? Food for thought.
• MISC.
o We have cleaned up the lot above the Waste Water Treatment Plant at Naylor and Harbor Streets.
o We had to have one rear tire and one front tire repaired on the backhoe. Cost was around $200 for both.
o We have requested a quote from Thomas Fence to fence in the empty Harbor Street lots we just purchased so we could have secure boat storage. We also requested a quote to fence in the lot above the Waste Water Treatment Plant which could also be used for secure boat storage.
o We had one additional trash dumpster brought in. It has been placed on the upper lot at Harbor and Naylor East.
o We have helped dig trenches for D-DAY on the Township Park beach. We also helped move an ice machine to the park.
o We are requesting yield signs, stop signs, and other misc. signs from the Public Works Department to replace any we have that are damaged or faded.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority
Bob Best inquired as to whether we received the paving quotes for the Public Dock Area and if both companies were asked to requote based on specifications to be written by the Conneaut Port Authority.
Bruce Fleischmann replied that he had examined the bids but we had not asked the paving contractors to requote at the present time.
Bill Cooper suggested that due to the boating season being almost over that possibly it would be better to address the paving early in the spring.
Much discussion was made by all the board members.
Denver Spieldenner reported that he spoke to Dave DiFilippo from DJ Engineering about a new grinder pump that needs to be purchased at the price of $2,111.00 to be used as a spare for the sewer lift station.

GRANTS: None

LEASES:
Joe Raisian spoke about the Submerged Land Leases and the status of the class action suit pending in Lake County.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bob Best gave an update on the security camera demonstration. Much discussion was made by everyone.
Joe Raisian discussed the sandbar being closed to the public on August 19th and 20th for the D-Day program.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian and Denver Spieldenner joined together to explain all aspects of renovating the building purchased on Harbor Street to be used as the Maintenance Building for our staff. The CPA has already obtained several quotes for roofing repairs, new doors, and electrical needs. Much discussion was made by everyone.
Wally Dunne reported on the Draft Lead In Timeline that he had generated for the purpose of developing the old fisheries building. Much discussion was made by everyone.
Joe Raisian announced that Dave Jurca from Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative will be coming here for a meeting with the CPA on August 30th at 9:00 a.m. Bruce Fleischmann presented a flyer that was done in 2012 for the purpose of selling the
old fisheries building.
Bruce also passed out a spreadsheet he generated for the purpose of tracking the various costs involved in the renovation of the old fisheries building and converting it to a winery and restaurant. Much discussion was made by everyone.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on September 15, 2016 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 BOARD MEETING
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JULY 21, 2016

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

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

ABSENT: None

After review of the minutes from the June 16, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by
Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner spoke about a claim notice that the CPA received regarding
Submerged Land Leases and the class action suit ongoing in Lake County.
Denver also stated that Joe Raisian had signed the documents for reimbursement
money from Foth Engineering for the Site & Sediment Characterization for Beneficial
Reuse Grant Project.
Denver mentioned that Joe Raisian had replied to an email that the CPA had received
from a dock holder regarding the Pavilion building and all the clutter inside.
Denver stated that the CPA had received a large water bill pertaining to a water leak but
the leak has been repaired and both Joe and he are working on the billing issue.
Denver addressed a letter that the CPA received from KS Associates, an engineering firm,
inquiring about three properties where the owners, (Ricauate, Caruso, and Casino) are
seeking permits to build a Breakwall Embankment.
The firm is requesting verification that the CPA will not be using the lakefront property
for future development.
A motion was made by Bill Cooper to approve a resolution that the CPA will draft, allowing
the property owners to proceed with the Breakwall Embankment, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann,
motion carried.
Denver reminded everyone about the invitation the CPA received from the Growth Partnership of
Ashtabula County to attend a breakfast to be held on August 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Spire
Institute in Geneva.
Denver also stated that the last invoice for Core Sampling from Foth Engineering had been
received.

Denver read a letter that the CPA received from a dock holder who was asking for a partial
refund on his dock claiming that his boat was too large for the dock we assigned to him.
Joe Raisian addressed the need for the CPA to send a letter to the dock holder explaining
our position on the dock that was rented to this individual and also to offer him the ability
of putting his name on the waiting list for another dock for the 2017 boating season.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate $37,000.00 to Line 224 Legal and
Professional, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to appropriate $100.00 to Line 232 Real Estate Taxes,
seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to appropriate $6,100.00 to Line 242 Tourism Board/
Wayfinding Signs, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to create a Line titled “Harbor Street Maintenance
Building” and appropriate $75,000.00 to this project, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion
carried.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by
Bob Best, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Financial Report for June 2016, seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #25-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to approve a resolution that the CPA will
draft, allowing the property owners to proceed with the Breakwall Embankment,
seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #26-16…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate $37,000.00 to Line
224 Legal and Professional, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved #27-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to appropriate $100.00 to Line 232 Real
Estate Taxes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #28-16…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to appropriate $6,100.00 to Line 242
Tourism Board/Wayfinding Signs, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved #29-16…Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to create a Line titled “Harbor
Street Maintenance Building” and appropriate $75,000.00 to this project, seconded by
Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved #30-16…Wally Dunne made a motion for Patrick Arcaro to become the Conneaut
Port Authority’s “Public Records Coordinator”, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion
carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
3 Catamaran rentals
18 Jet Ski Docks rented
18 Docks open in the Lagoon for 20’ boats
0 Docks left to rent in the Marina
Larry Distelrath had sales of $1,380.00 in Transient Docks and we received 50%
of that for a deposit of $690.00 so far this season.

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JULY 2016

• PCM PAVILION
o We are working to clear this building of clutter and personal items belonging to individual dock holders.
We are asking all dock holders to take these items home.
o We have purchased a new microwave and coffee pot for everyone’s use.
• PERSONNEL
o Jack Vignal has retired.
o We are looking for a replacement patrol person.
o Our maintenance people are still working short hours. This will continue until the shut down this fall.
• TIRES
o We are still waiting for Liberty Tire to pick up the tires stored on the sandbar.
o We have called them again for an update on funding and a possible date they will be here.
• SECURITY
o We are having a problem with theft of equipment from several dock holders’ boats.
o Cameras? We are getting calls all the time asking for a status update on our security cameras.
• ICE KIOSK
o The kiosk is installed and working well. It appears it is being used.
• NAYLOR WEST
o We have cleared the brush and debris from this area. It looks much better and we have had many compliments
with only a few negative comments.
• MARINA INSPECTION
o We had several items that needed repair. (electrical, backflow devices, standoffs, etc.) These have been
taken care of.
• MISC.
o “B” dock in PCM needs to be replaced. Many of the docks are twisted causing safety issues. The hinges are
worn out and the boards are aged and need replaced.
o We pulled one dock this week to try to straighten it out. It will go back in the water Thursday afternoon
or Friday.
o We have received quotes from Meeco-Sullivan for replacement docks.
o The new replacement dock for “A” 37/38 in the Lagoon Marina has arrived.
o Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Denver mentioned that repairs had been made to B-Docks in the Marina since several of the docks were tipped.
Much discussion was generated from the board members as to what improvements need to be made with this dock
going forward.
Denver reported that flowers are going to be planted in the North Flower Beds and also that trees were pulled
out on the east side of the maintenance building for the purpose of creating more parking spaces.
Denver stated the “Do Not Feed the Wildlife” signs have been posted at the Public Dock.
Denver Spieldenner stated that dredging is starting the week of July 25 in the harbor.

Economic Development:
Jim Hockaday announced that he is waiting on an award letter for a grant through the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Management.
Jim thanked the board members for allowing the city to use the CPA’s administration
building to conduct interviews for Police Chief Assessment Examinations.
Joe Raisian would like the board members to consider forming an Economic Development
Committee that could possibly assemble on the same evening as the board meetings,
either prior to or after.

Grants:
Bill Cooper suggested that the CPA should apply for new buoys or any equipment we
may need through the grant process at the end of October.

Leases:
Debbie Vendely reported on the current status of lease payments made to the CPA.

Maintenance and Planning: None

OLD BUSINESS:
Bob Best reported that we need to set-up a meeting with our current security camera
provider this week in order to demo high resolution cameras for our consideration.
Bob reviewed our options to purchase fiber optic lines at an estimated cost of $2,000.
Joe Raisian discussed the dock holder’s boat motor that was hit by another boater and
shown on our security cameras just recently.
Denver Spieldenner stated he had reset the cameras but little improvement was made.
Joe Raisian stated that the D-Day Committee requested keys for the sandbar gate for the
purpose of the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day to be held August 19-20 in Conneaut.
Joe mentioned that he received a phone call from a lady wanting to hold a wedding
ceremony on the sandbar and was asking for our permission.
Joe asked the board members for their opinions as to whether the CPA should charge an
admission fee to the sandbar in the future. Much discussion was made.
Joe also inquired as to whether or not there is a city ordinance dealing with animals being
brought to the sandbar, specifically horses.
Luke Gallagher discussed the barrier that the CPA had decided to install on the sandbar and
also additional parking spaces. Much discussion was generated in round table fashion.
Bruce Fleischmann suggested having a planning meeting for the sandbar development.
Joe Raisian asked for a planning meeting to be held on July 30th at 9:00 a.m. on the sandbar
to discuss future improvements and development for this area.
Bill Cooper announced that he would not be able to attend the planning meeting.
Wally Dunne presented a rough draft that he had put together as a timeline for future development
of the fishery building, in order to meet our goals.
Wally also felt that the CPA should have a written policy regarding “harassment” towards any
employee that works for our organization. He is going to create some guidelines that will
assist in the proper actions to be taken when an employee is verbally or physically abused.
Joe Raisian explained that the Pavilion building was going to be cleaned and all personal
belongings of the dock holders were going to be moved over to the maintenance building,
where the dock holders could retrieve their items as needed.

NEW BUSINESS:
Luke Gallagher stated that his services have been retained by the Breakwall Restaurant
committee to have a meeting to discuss options to dig out the area between the Lake
Erie Boat Club and the Restaurant in order to expand their outdoor seating.
Joe Raisian mentioned that he had inquired about the cost of concrete and also the digging
expense for this project. The CPA may perform some of the labor in house. Much discussion
was generated from everyone regarding this matter.
Joe Raisian reported that the audit held with the CPA was very clean. He also passed out
a Fraud Reporting Form that all employees of the CPA must complete.
A motion was made by Wally Dunne for Patrick Arcaro to become the Conneaut Port Authority’s
“Public Records Coordinator”, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Joe Raisian announced that the CPA is currently looking to replace the security officer’s
vacant position and we are pursuing different options at this time.
Joe also passed out two quotes obtained for sealcoating the Public Dock area.
Denver Spieldenner discussed sealcoating methods and specific areas needing to be done.

Bruce Fleischmann offered to write up specifications for the sealcoating bidders in order
for them to requote and keep their proposals more in line with our needs.
Joe Raisian and Luke Gallagher discussed the status of the Harbor Street building that the
CPA is opting to buy.
Bill Cooper mentioned another building that the group may want to consider purchasing.
Bob Best suggested to the board members the need to advertise in the newspaper for
next year’s job openings that may come about before the 2017 boating season begins.
Patrick Arcaro offered to post the job openings over the internet if we can supply him with
job descriptions.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bill Cooper made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:07 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on August 18, 2016 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 BOARD MEETING
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
JUNE 16, 2016

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Bill Cooper, Bob Best, Bruce Fleischmann,
Luke Gallagher, Patrick Arcaro, Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENT: Wally Dunne

After review of the minutes from the May 19, 2016 board meeting, it was moved by
Bruce Fleischmann to approve the minutes, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.

Bill Cooper inquired about the strobe lights for geese prevention and whether they
are working properly.
Denver Spieldenner replied that they only work at night.

It was moved by Luke Gallagher to excuse Wally Dunne from the meeting, seconded
by Bob Best, motion carried.

GUESTS: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE: None

FINANCIAL REPORT: Babs Legeza

A motion was made by Bill Cooper to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded
by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
A motion was made by Luke Gallagher to approve the Financial Report for May 2016,
seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #22-16…Luke Gallagher made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne from the meeting,
seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.
Resolved #23-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to donate $500.00 to the July 4, 2016
Conneaut Festival towards the Fireworks Display, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.
Resolved #24-16…Patrick Arcaro made a motion to purchase the Pignotti property on
Harbor Street, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
3 Catamaran rentals sold at $150.00 each.
15 Jet Ski Docks rented, two open in the Marina.
22 Docks open in the Lagoon for 20’ boats that would generate $19,150 if rented.
5 Transients Docks open for 24’ boats or less in the Marina for revenue of $7,625 if rented.
Larry Distelrath had sales of $150 in Transient docks of which we received $75 which is half.

Debbie is mailing letters to dock holders with a diagram showing the proper way of tying their boats up using the correct size rope and cleats, not the standoff posts.
Debbie presented a letter from the Conneaut Optimist Club asking for a donation for
the Conneaut July 4, 2016 Festival towards the Fireworks Display.
Bill Cooper made a motion to donate $500.00 to the July 4th, 2016 Conneaut Festival
towards the Fireworks Display, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JUNE 2016
•C-DOCK
oThis dock is complete. All electric and water lines are working.
oMany compliments on this section of docks.
•SANDBAR
oPort-a-Johns have been delivered and are in place. These are being emptied and cleaned once per week.
oWe are mowing and raking three times per week unless we have inclement weather.
oWe locked the sandbar for one day last week due to high water.
•ICE KIOSK
oThe cement pad has been poured. (North side of Lagoon restrooms)
oElectric will be installed by DJ Engineering. This will be directional bored.
oBurdick will install the water lines and meter.
•MISC.
oAll water line leaks have been repaired.
oWe installed approximately 1200 feet of water line in the Lagoon.
oAll channel markers have been placed in the recreational channel.
oStill waiting for Liberty Tire to pick up our tires on the sandbar. I have contacted Liberty Tire to find out when they are coming to complete this job.
oSign for Broad St. office?
oMaintenance crew has planted decorative grass in west flower bed at Public Dock. We are working to install water lines in the north flower bed at Public Dock.
oMaintenance crew is trimming brush along Naylor West.
oWe now have the American flag and the Ohio flag flying on all three of our flag poles in the harbor. ( Public Dock, PCM, and Moses Cleaveland Park )
oWe have the crew on a short week for the most part.
oCleveland Petroleum has tested our fuel tank and lines going to the Fuel Dock.
oWe are having trouble with the entrance lights to PCM. We are working repair these lights.
oWe have hired Elmer Somppi as a launch ramp attendant.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner, Harbormaster

Denver mentioned that the maintenance crew is installing water lines to the North Flower Bed.

Patrick Arcaro asked if we needed a proposal from a landscaper for the north flower bed.
Patrick also inquired as to whether we received the additional strobe lights that were ordered for geese prevention and if we had installed the “Do Not Feed the Wildlife” signs.

Denver Spieldenner stated that the maintenance crew were still working on signs around the marina and also getting some new signage.

GRANTS:
Denver Spieldenner mentioned the Grant we applied for through the Lake Erie Protection Fund and that our grant application would be considered at their meeting on June 22, 2016.
Denver stated that the $25,000 reimbursement for Core Sampling through Foth Engineering
is in progress. The State of Ohio will be reimbursing us through the ODNR Coastal Management Division in which Yetty Lombardo is working on the documentation we need to submit.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Joe Raisian mentioned that we had received a letter from the Growth Partnership of Ashtabula County regarding the 28th Annual Best of the County Awards Event Sponsorship Invitation to be held at the Spire Institute on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

MARKETING REPORT: None

MAINTENANCE AND PLANNING:
Denver Spieldenner stated that we received another email regarding our security cameras not working. He reset them and we are in the process of getting 4 out of 5 functioning properly.
Denver presented a brochure we received from a freight line company for our review.
Joe Raisian discussed a list of different companies that develop Marinas that was supplied to us by Brian Hinrichs who works for Foth Engineering. Brian has helped us to identify businesses that may be interested in buying our sand if we dredge.
Jim Hockaday asked if CT Consultants could review the report on our sand that was given to us by Foth Engineering for business purposes.
Joe Raisian stated that the installation of the Ice House is still underway. The concrete pad was poured next to the Lagoon restrooms on the north side. The Lease has been signed.
Denver Spieldenner mentioned the clutter inside the Pavilion, located in the Marina, and how it has become a real eye sore. He said that signs were posted stating that personal belongings needed to be removed from the building as soon as possible.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bob Best mentioned that Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, and he had toured Kinder Morgan’s facility to review the new security cameras that were installed there by RadioActive Electronics.
Bob also stated that he had taken another look at the cameras in our marina to determine where we need to consider installing new fiber optic lines.
Bob plans on calling our current security camera provider to discuss cameras that should be able to read license plates using fiber optic lines.

Joe Raisian and Bob Best were in agreement that we could install the fiber optic lines in house which would enhance the clarity for obtaining more detailed pictures.
Much discussion was made in round table fashion.

NEW BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian mentioned the newly installed outdoor deck at the Conneaut Moose Club and
that the CPA obtained a proposal from the same contractor for the purpose of replacing the current observation deck located on Naylor Boulevard.
Joe asked everyone to take a look at the observation deck to determine what needs to be
done with it in the near future.
Luke Gallagher asked Denver Spieldenner for his opinion of the condition for the observation deck in its current state. Denver felt the deck was safe but unsightly.

Patrick Arcaro suggested that the CPA send a sympathy card to the family of the teenager who drowned at the Conneaut Township Park.

Jim Hockaday asked if the CPA would consider having a second meeting each month that would focus on Economic Development.
Jim also mentioned the city’s Economic Development Committee and what they are trying to accomplish in their sessions pertaining to planning goals.
Joe Raisian offered to contact Nic Church to discuss this issue further.
Joe stated that the CPA would like to have the Lagoon Road paved and asked Jim Hockaday
to estimate the cost.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss
Property Acquisition at 8:00 p.m.

Patrick Arcaro made the motion for Executive Session at 8:05 p.m., seconded by Bob Best.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Bob Best, Bruce Fleischmann, Patrick Arcaro, and
Luke Gallagher.

Bill Cooper made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:30 p.m., seconded by
Bruce Fleischmann.

Regular Meeting Resumed at 8:30 p.m.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion to purchase the Pignotti property on Harbor Street,
seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

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 July 21, 2016 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 BOARD MEETING
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
MAY 19, 2016

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Bob Best, Luke Gallagher, Patrick Arcaro,
Bill Cooper, Babs Legeza, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENT: Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann

It was moved by Bill Cooper to excuse Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann
from the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
After review of the minutes from the April 21, 2016 meeting, it was moved
by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.

GUESTS: None

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

CORRESPONDENCE: None

FINANCES: Babs Legeza
A motion was made by Bill Cooper to amend the appropriations by decreasing the
the Grant Match Line 235 by $8,000 and increase the Lagoon Improvements Line 253
this amount, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
A motion was made by Bob Best to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded
by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
A motion was made by Bill Cooper to approve the Finance Report for April 2016,
seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved #19-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne and Bruce
Fleischmann from the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #20-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to amend the appropriations by
decreasing the Grant Match Line 235 by $8,000 and increase the Lagoon Improvements
Line 253 this amount, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved #21-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to appropriate up to $750 to purchase
two more strobe lights for geese control, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
4 Jet Ski Docks open.
5 Transient Docks open for 24’ boats or less.
No open docks in the Marina to rent.
22 Lagoon Docks open for 20’ boats or less.
Our Website appears to have been updated in entirety.
Debbie is still mailing out letters to dock holders requesting their updated insurance
and registration that is required before they put their boats in the water.
Very little activity at the Public Dock launching boats thus far, which hasn’t warranted the dock attendants to work a full shift at the present time.
People have been spotted feeding the geese and seagulls in the marina which is going to
cause more feces to be present on the docks and the surrounding areas.
Bill Cooper made a motion to appropriate up to $750 to purchase two more strobe
lights for geese control, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper – No Report

Denver Spieldenner mentioned Foth Engineering and our Grant Match, as well as, the money pending from the state. He also stated his intention to call Scudder Mackey from the ODNR Coastal Management.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Joe Raisian discussed a conversation he had with Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager,
in regards to the CPA taking on a larger role in participating with economic development.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner
CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT MAY 2016
•C-DOCK
oDock is installed. We poured cement for the ramp approach and it is complete.
oDJ Engineering is working on the electric this week. Should be completed before end of next week.
oWe are in the process of installing the water lines.
oSome dock holders are in their docks already.
•SANDBAR
oWe are raking the sandbar and grading the road three times per week at this time.
oWe closed the sandbar this past weekend due to high water.
oWe are working to find one of our employees who may be interested in closing the gate each night for a small fee.
oThere has been considerable sand migration over the winter. This is helping to fill in low spots.
oThe area has been used heavily by birders and by wind surfers so far this season.
oPort-a-Johns are being ordered and we hope to have them in place by Memorial Day.
•DREDGING
oThe USACE is still on schedule to dredge our recreational channel this summer.
oWe do not need to pay any money to place sand on the east side as the sand will be placed in the offshore dump area 4 miles out.
•MISC.
oWe are working on installing new water lines in the lagoon marina. We will have upgraded valves and drains for winter shutdown to prevent or at least minimize winter damage.
oWe will be installing the summer channel markers this week if the weather permits.
oAll of our trash containers and picnic tables have been painted and look great.
oWe poured a cement pad north of the pavilion in PCM. This area was stone and was undermined causing our sidewalks to be at risk of collapse. This area is now a good place for a couple of picnic tables.
oWe have repaired all of the standoffs that were loose or broken in both marinas.
oWe are fielding many questions about our security cameras. Dock holders are concerned.
oWe are re-striping the Public Dock parking lot.
oThe brush pile on the sandbar was burned by the Conneaut Fire Department last week. Many thanks to them.
oWe are still waiting for Liberty Tire to pick up tires on the sandbar. Should be sometime this month.
oWe had another boat hit the east break wall on Tuesday evening. No injuries were reported. ODNR Division of Watercraft is investigating along with the Coast Guard.
oCleveland Petroleum is coming next week to test our fuel lines and underground tank.
oWe had to call Petro-Com Corporation to repair our gas pumps. They would not run. OK now.
oThe new sign for the front of the Broad Street office should be ready in about a week to ten days.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Denver Spieldenner mentioned the new sign for our 929 Broad Street office is in progress.
Luke Gallagher asked about the estimate in regards to the parking lot area for the Sandbar.
Patrick Arcaro inquired about the newly hired landscaping company hired by the CPA.
Patrick also asked about using landscaping rocks versus mulch in our flower beds which created much discussion on what we want to do with the beds throughout the Marina.
Patrick offered to get another quote from a local landscaper to redo all of the flower beds.
Patrick mentioned that several of our signs in the harbor are faded and leaning and wanted to know if we were going to get them touched up and straightened.
Denver Spieldenner stated that we are going to get the worst signs touched up and we have already straightened the leaning signs.
Bob Best discussed the security camera problems and he asked the board to bring back one of the security companies that had already submitted a proposal for new equipment. He has been working with our current provider but nothing has been improved upon. There was much discussion from everyone.
Joe Raisian stated that we are waiting for Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative to submit their new design prints for the old fishery building.
Joe also mentioned the lease for the new portable Ice House is moving forward. The owner has agreed to install the electric and water lines.
Joe assured the board that the newly ordered U.S. Flags would be flying in place by Memorial Day.
Denver Spieldenner stated the flags will be put up as soon as the flag pole parts arrive.
Joe informed everyone that the electrical boxes in several areas are being painted.
Patrick Arcaro asked about the walking/bike path that the City of Conneaut had considered putting along Broad Street and other areas, and whether the CPA could tag onto that project and extend it to and around the port, since we will be re-striping the parking lots.
Much discussion was generated.

NEW BUSINESS: None

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss
Property Acquisition.

Bill Cooper made the motion for Executive Session at 7:35 p.m., seconded by Patrick Arcaro.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bob Best, Luke Gallagher, Patrick Arcaro, and Bill Cooper.

Luke Gallagher made the motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:50 p.m., seconded
by Patrick Arcaro.

The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Bob Best made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.at the Conneaut Port Authority Office, located at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut.

Respectfully submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING
929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio 44030
April 21, 2016

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

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

ABSENT: Luke Gallagher

GUEST: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager.

MINUTES: After review of the minutes from the March 17, 2016 meeting, it was moved by
Wally Dunne to approve the minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion approved.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Janet Brown
Janet presented her offer to put a portable “Ice House” unit in our Marina as a lease option.The machine would require water and electric hook up, and also a concrete pad to sit it on.The unit takes coins, bills, and credit cards. Janet asked the CPA to consider the idea.
Joe Raisian and the board members discussed this option in round table fashion and felt that if we accept her offer that the best place to put an “Ice House” machine would be in the Lagoon area. The Board will consider this proposition and get back to her.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner stated that he had received the monthly Great Lakes Report from the
Army Corps of Engineers and that the Lake Erie water level is predicted to peak during the end of June or the first part of July.
Denver also reported that the CPA had received a thank you letter from the Ashtabula
County Growth Partnership Organization for the $1,000 membership that we submitted.
Denver shared that we had received two ordinances for surveying Naylor Boulevard and
the Marina Drive, Broad Street Extension.
Joe Raisian announced that he had received another donation for the “Way Find Sign” and
he turned the check over to Debbie Vendely to deposit at the bank.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Financial Report from March 2016, seconded by
Bob Best, motion approved.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to pay the Current Bills, seconded by Patrick Arcaro,
motion approved.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate an additional $1,600 to the Real Estate Tax Line 232, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion approved.
Babs Legeza stated that her calculation was incorrect on the additional appropriation amount for the Real Estate Tax Line 232 which should have been $1,650 instead of $1,600.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to amend the additional appropriation amount from $1,600 to $1,650, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion approved.

MOTIONS:
Resolved # 15-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate an additional $1,600 to the Real Estate Tax Line 232, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion approved.
Resolved # 16-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to amend the additional appropriation amount from $1,600 to $1,650, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion approved.
Resolved # 17-16… Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate $500.00 to the “Our Town Project” cost for the WQLN television station to air a video about the city of Conneaut, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Resolved # 18-16…Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the board meeting, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely

13 Jet Ski Docks sold for $3,900.00
3 Jet Ski Docks open that would generate $900.00 if sold
185 Slips sold for $176,875.00 in the Lagoon
25 Slips open that would generate $21, 675.00 if sold
96 Slips sold for $146,610.00 in the Marina
5 Designated Transient Docks that could be sold to boats
that are for 22’ – 24’ in length on B-wall North side,
If sold they would generate $7,625.00.
1 Dock open for a 20’ or less boat on C-wall East side
2 Docks open for a boat with 8’ beam (Narrow Docks)B-26 and B-40
Debbie stated that she has been emailing Mike Summers, our website administrator,
since March 23rd trying to get things updated on the website. He is making the changes
as time permits. As of April 14th, not all the changes have been completed.
Debbie is currently mailing out reminder notices to the dock holders whose insurance or registration has expired in the last couple months since they filled out their original contracts.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
Bill discussed his conversation with Ted Welsh from the ODNR, Division of Watercraft,
regarding the BIG Grant (Boating Infrastructure Grant) that has a due date of July 1, 2016 and a 25% match requirement.
Bill suggested that we hold off another year to pursue this grant due to other immediate projects that the Conneaut Port Authority is currently working on and their expense.
Joe Raisian and the rest of the board members were all in agreement.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Wally Dunne discussed the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative meeting that was held
here with the CPA on April 19th for the purpose of developing the old fishery building.
Jim Hockaday stated that Wally and he were both very pleased with the ideas that were
presented at the meeting in order to create a Plan of Action for the CPA to take.
Joe Raisian reported on the “Our Town Project” that is currently in progress in Conneaut.
Jim Hockaday announced that the Conneaut Public Library is assisting the “Our Town Project”by passing out packets to anyone for the purpose of coordinating approximately 25 different segments about Conneaut that will then be used to develop a 90-minute presentation for the WQLN television station to air to promote our city. The cost of this project is estimated to be between $15,000 and $20,000 to produce the video that will broadcast in June.
Jim suggested that the CPA needs to submit some footage on our Marina a.s.a.p.
The board members discussed several options for putting together a segment on our
Marina and that we definitely want to pursue this opportunity.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT APRIL 2016
•C-DOCK
oNew target date of May 6, 2016 for installation completion except for electric.
oWe are starting to place this dock this week.
oDJ Engineering to install electric service to this dock.
•WINTER DAMAGE
oWe found many docks in the Lagoon Marina with broken welds, loose bolts, broken spud pole brackets, and electrical damages.
oWe fabricated extra spud poles and brackets for “F” dock to help hold it in place. We plan to do the same for “D” and “E” also. These are in the Lagoon Marina.
oWe have added cables and turnbuckles to “D”, “E”, and “F” docks and attached them to the bulkhead to help stabilize them.
oWe are replacing approximately 80% of the water lines in the Lagoon Marina. These lines are old and brittle from exposure to the sun. We are replacing them with “PEX” tubing which will weather better. Cost should be under $1,000 for material.
oPCM Marina had damage to jet ski dock brackets and one broken water line. These have been repaired.
oWe had one dock support on “A” wall in PCM come loose because of a broken weld. We were able to fabricate a better support bracket and it is now fixed.
•929 OFFICE
oThe new phones have been installed.
•MAINTENANCE CREW
oThe crew is on an eight hour shift now. We will remain on these hours until we are completely ready for the season. After this we will most likely go to a three day week until time for winter shutdown. (unless other projects come up)
•SANDBAR
oWe are raking at this time. Most of the debris has been picked up.
oThe City Fire Department has burned one of our brush piles and intend to burn the large pile as soon as the weather permits.
oA representative from Liberty Tire was here on Tuesday of this week to talk about hauling our tires we have collected. They have a contract with the Ohio EPA. They are planning on picking up the tires in May.
•DREDGING
oWe are all set with the USACE to begin dredging in early July.
oMaterial will be placed in 8 feet of water east of the east breakwater and will be monitored by the ODNR and PDEP as well as the USACE to see where it moves to.
•NEW MAINTENANCE BUILDING
oWe are gathering proposals from many different contractors.
•MISC.
oThe launch ramp crew has cleaned up all the trash along the roadways in the harbor and now they are painting the trash bins. They will also touch up the stripes in the parking lot. They pressure washed the launch ramp office on Tuesday of this week. They cleaned the front of the Broad Street office on Monday of this week.
Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Patrick Arcaro presented the quotes he obtained from several sign companies for a new
sign to be placed in the front of the CPA office building located at 929 Broad Street.
Much conversation was generated by everyone regarding the quotes and options.
Joe Raisian discussed the security camera situation which has been ongoing.
Everyone gave their thoughts on what we should do with the security cameras going forward.
Bob Best volunteered to be take charge of contacting our current provider to obtain his
input to update our security camera system.
Joe Raisian also mentioned that the core sampling is being done by Foth Engineering which is in progress.

NEW BUSINESS: None

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss
various projects and contracts.
Patrick Arcaro made the motion for Executive Session at 8:10 p.m., seconded by Bruce Fleischmann.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bob Best, Bruce Fleischmann, Wally Dunne, Bill Cooper, and Patrick Arcaro.
Bob Best made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:35 p.m., seconded by
Wally Dunne.

Regular Meeting Resumed at 8:35 p.m.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to appropriate $500.00 to the “Our Town Project”
cost for the WQLN television station to air a video about the city of Conneaut, seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
Bill Cooper made a motion to excuse Luke Gallagher from the board meeting, seconded by
Wally Dunne, motion carried.

The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.,
moved by Patrick Arcaro, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held on May 19, 2016 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 BOARD MEETING
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OHIO 44030
MARCH 17, 2016

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

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

Guest: Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager and Dan Claypool, Ashtabula County Commissioner.

MINUTES: Upon reviewing the February 18, 2016 minutes, Bob Best mentioned that a spelling mistake was made within the minutes that needed to be addressed.
Debbie Vendely stated that she would verify the spelling error and make the
correction afterwards.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the minutes once the correction is made,
seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion approved.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Two members from the Conneaut Boat Club and Lake Erie Boat Club were present to inquire about the property taxes that have doubled in cost and wanted to know the status of the situation. They also asked for verification of the physical address of the Boat Club.
Joe Raisian replied that a tax assessment is under way and we are waiting for CT Consultants to complete the process of resurveying the properties.
Jim Hockaday stated that a meeting with CT Consultants and the County Auditor is forthcoming.

GUEST SPEAKER: Dan Claypool, Ashtabula County Commissioner
Dan reported that the Ashtabula Coast Guard Station had considered closing. If that occurred, the Coast Guard would be available from Fairport Harbor and Erie locations. However, it appears that the Ashtabula post will remain open during the year except for the winter months.
Dan also mentioned that the Ashtabula office of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft plans on moving to Geneva.
Dan stressed the importance of the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Organization being involved with government entities such as the Conneaut Port Authority. He discussed the Tiered Membership Program and asked the CPA to invest in a $1,000 membership to help with economic development.
Dan announced that a luncheon is being held on April 13, 2016 at the Geneva Lodge and Convention Center at 11:30 a.m. in which Jobs Ohio from Columbus will be joining with the Ashtabula Growth Partnership Organization to pursue development for our county and the role that networking creates.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner reported that the Great Lakes Report from the Army Corps of Engineers had been received but not yet reviewed at the present time. He also stated that new U.S. flags had been purchased for our marina.

FINANCE REPORT: Wally Dunne
A motion was made by Bruce Fleischmann to appropriate an additional $8,000 to the Lagoon Improvements Capital Project Line and decrease the Cash Reserves Line, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to approve the Finance Report for February 2016, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.

MOTIONS:
Resolved # 10-16…A motion was made by Bruce Fleischmann to appropriate an additional $8,000 to the Lagoon Improvements Capital Project Line and decrease the Cash Reserves Line, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved # 11-16…A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to approve the Current Bills for payment, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved # 12-16…A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to approve the Finance Report for February 2016, seconded by Bob Best, motion carried.
Resolved # 13-16…A motion was made by Bill Cooper to appropriate an additional $7,500 from the Cash Reserves Line and increase the Grant Match Line to accommodate up to $10,000 for the Army Corp of Engineers for the purpose of the CPA’s portion of the dredging project, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion approved.
Resolved # 14-16…A motion was made by Wally Dunne to appropriate $1,000 for a one-year membership to the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Organization to be taken from the Legal and Professional Line of the budget, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion approved. All in favor.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie reported the revenue figures received for the Jet Ski docks, the Marina docks, and the Lagoon docks since October 15, 2015 when the first payments were due for the 2016 boating season.
Debbie also mentioned that we have at least 24 open docks in the Lagoon for boats 20 feet long or less that have not been rented out. There are also 5 Transient and 4 Jet Ski docks open at the present time.
Debbie thanked Red Drew, one of the CPA dock attendants, for painting the front door of the office located at 929 Broad Street.
Debbie announced that she would be accepting donations for the “Way Finding Sign” Committee.
Joe Raisian announced that a meeting was going to be held here on Friday, 3-18th at 8:30 a.m. with members of the Conneaut Port Authority, Scudder Mackey from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Coastal Management, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency to discuss sand disposal relating to dredging issues.
Joe Raisian also discussed the Dredging Project and the money portion to be generated by the CPA.
Bill Cooper made a motion to appropriate an additional $7,500 from the Cash Reserves Line and increase the Grant Match Line to accommodate up to $10,000 for the Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose of the CPA’s portion of the dredging project, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

GRANTS: Wally Dunne
Wally discussed that Tiger Grants are available for infrastructure purposes that could be used to expand water and sewer lines.
Bill Cooper mentioned the BIG (Boating Infrastructure Grant) Grant with a due date of July 1, 2016 for the purpose of Safe Harbor for the large boats to dock. Everyone agreed that we want to pursue this grant and a meeting needs to be scheduled to do so.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Jim Hockaday reported on several parcels in the city that need to be evaluated in regards to the Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.’s). He highlighted on a final survey of one half lot that was not of any value since it is not a buildable lot.

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT MARCH 2016

• C-DOCK
oAll components for this dock have arrived.
oAll of the finger docks have the wood decking installed now. We will wait to install decking on the main stringer until after the electric and water is installed.
oWe still plan to have these docks installed during the first part of April.
• WINTER DAMAGE
oWe have replaced at least a dozen of the concrete deck slabs on “F” dock with treated 2”x6” material because they were cracked. We will additional slabs to replace on “D” and “E” docks as well.
oOne dock broke loose on “F” dock. We rescued the dock, replaced the decking with wood and it has been reinstalled. Several of the other docks had loose bolts and they have been replaced and tightened.
oWe had to excavate behind the seawall on the north end of the lagoon because it was undermined and the road was washing out into the water. We hired Northcoast Construction do the excavation. We installed OSB boards behind the wall and then covered the pit with plastic to hold the cement we put in. We purchased three truck loads of cement from French’s Inc. for a cost of approximately $3,000.
oWe had several washouts around the PCM marina that we filled with cement while we had a truck here.
oMore shingles blew off the maintenance building roof during the last wind storm. So far we have no known leaks.
• UPPER OFFICE (929)
oWe have purchased new phones for this office.
• PROPERTY TAXES
oCT Consultants had a surveyor in the harbor this week. Not sure if they are done or not.
• DREDGING
oWe have a meeting with ODNR and PDEP tomorrow to discuss the sand disposal issues. This meeting is at 8:30 a.m. here is our office if you wish to attend.

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• MAINTENANCE CREW
oWe hired Charles Lloyd for the crew. We now have a crew of four for most jobs plus one man for mowing and raking who can be used elsewhere for some jobs.
oWe have two former crew members who are willing to volunteer some of their time if we need them. We need to finalize our waiver form for volunteers.
• NEW MAINTENANCE BUILDING
oWe have met with one contractor and will be meeting with at least two more to get costs on a 60’x100’ building.
• SECURITY CAMERAS
oWe are meeting with a contractor today to discuss this issue.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

Denver mentioned that the Backflow Preventer Inspection was performed by Burdick Plumbing.
He also reported that there was a leak on the heat pumps in the Breakwall Restaurant and gaskets had to be replaced for the repair.
Denver thanked Patrick Arcaro for donating several pieces of furniture and equipment to the CPA on behalf of the Ashtabula County Department of Job & Family Services.

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian discussed the security camera situation and that we are in the process of obtaining another quote to update our equipment.
Joe mentioned that Foth Engineering will be performing core sampling as soon as possible.
Joe reported that Shawn Aiken from CT Consultants has been behind on providing the drawings to the CPA for the purpose of renovations we want to pursue on the maintenance building.
Jim Hockaday mentioned several other design/structural engineering firms that we could notify.
Wally Dunne announced that he has the agenda for the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative meeting to be held here on April 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for development of the fishery building.
Wally also asked that we pursue getting the “policy folder” completed as soon as possible.However, we must locate all the documents that are filed in the archives from previous years.
Patrick Arcaro brought up the need for a sign to be made for the front of our 929 Broad Street office since customers are having a hard time finding this location.
Patrick volunteered to obtain bids for a new sign.
Wally Dunne asked as to whether or not anyone had tried to participate in the grant fund raising program which is located at the Conneaut Public Library.
Joe Raisian asked Jim Hockaday if his office has specific individuals that do research on grants or what avenue they take to pursue grant availability.
Jim Hockaday suggested that the CPA could use engineering firms to help with grant research.

NEW BUSINESS:
Bruce Fleischmann generated a round table discussion on the Ashtabula County Growth
Partnership Organization. He asked for Jim Hockaday’s opinion on the goals of this group and what he foresees happening in the future for this organization.

Wally Dunne made a motion to appropriate $1,000 for a one-year membership to the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership Organization to be taken from the Legal and Professional Line of the budget, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion approved. All in favor.
Joe Raisian mentioned that he had been contacted by a woman who wants to sell ice from a self-contained unit in our Marina this year. She was asking permission from our board.

ADJOURNMENT:
The chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bruce Fleischmann made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m., seconded by
Bill Cooper.

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.at the Conneaut Port Authority Office, located at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut.

Respectfully submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OH 44030
FEBRUARY 18, 2016

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Denver Spieldenner, Patrick Arcaro, Bruce Fleischmann, Wally Dunne, and Debbie Vendely.

ABSENT: Bob Best, Bill Cooper, Luke Gallagher, and Babs Legeza.

MOTION: It was moved by Patrick Arcaro to excuse Bob Best, Bill Cooper, Luke Gallagher, and Babs Legeza from the meeting, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

GUESTS: Nic Church, Conneaut City Council Member, Melinda McNutt, Campaign Director for the Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation, Dan Sullivan, Trustee for the Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation, and Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager.

MINUTES: After review of the January 21, 2016 meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

PRESENTATION: Given by Melinda McNutt on behalf of the Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation. Melinda explained the purpose of her organization and their goal of investing into the community which initiates the Placemaking Approach to planning, design, and management of public spaces. They produce a campaign every five years to gain funds by the use of pledges in order to match funds to be used for a project.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Joe Raisian reported that we received a letter from the Great Lakes Coalition in regards to the Army Corp of Engineers stating that a funding meeting was going to be held in Buffalo, N.Y. on March 2, if anyone would like to attend.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

FINANCES: Wally Dunne
Wally reported that he created a list of all Leases due to the CPA and their due dates.

A motion was made by Bruce Fleischmann to pay the Current Bills, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion approved.

A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to approve the Financial Report as presented, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion approved.

MOTIONS:
Resolved # – 08-16… A motion was made by Bruce Fleischmann to pay the Current Bills,
seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved # – 09-16… A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to approve the Financial Report, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
Debbie reported that the secondary dock payments are being received at the present time but the payments have slowed down. Many of the dock holders are in Florida for the winter months.
The Marina docks have currently been assigned in entirety, but we do have small docks that are available to rent in the Lagoon.

LEASES: No Report

MARKETING:
Jim Hockaday, Conneaut City Manager, reported on the city lots that are being surveyed.
Jim also mentioned that the Health Department has new Food Service Regulations for Level 2 Certification that is now required. He stated that a training session may possibly be implemented in Conneaut. This is for Risk Level 3 & 4 Food Operation.
Jim mentioned that Transient Vendors have to renew their vendors license every 6 weeks at a cost of $100.00 per the City of Conneaut. He asked for the Conneaut Port Authority to brainstorm on this issue to help with this large expense.
Joe Raisian suggested a seasonal permit that may suffice for this purpose.
Jim Hockaday also stated that the city is currently reconstructing their website. They would like to include a link showing information about the Conneaut Port Authority.

GRANTS: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Joe Raisian stated that CT Consultants and their representative, Shawn Aiken, have been involved in providing drawings to the CPA for future development plans for the maintenance building.
Joe also asked if the CPA would consider forming a committee that would work solely on the planning and development of the old fishery building and focus on a timeline for this project.

Wally Dunne reported that Dave Jurca from Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative will be
returning here on April 19 for a meeting to review the old fishery building development plans.
Wally stated that we need conceptual designs to present our vision to other sources as well.
Wally also passed out copies of several categories that he had put together for the Conneaut Port Authority Rules of Operation Handbook.

MAINTENANCE & PLANNING: No Report

HARBORMASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

MAINTENANCE CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT FEBRUARY 2016
•C-DOCK
oThe spud anchor poles have been delivered.
oThe docks are due to ship by the end of this week for arrival early next week.
oAs soon as docks arrive we will begin cutting the decking.
oWe are in the process of figuring out the electrical and plumbing needs for this dock.
oIt is our goal to have these docks installed the first part of April.
•WINTER DAMAGE
oJet ski dock in the lagoon tipped over pulling loose the spud anchors. We called in part of our maintenance crew and we removed the dock until better weather. No apparent permanent damage was noticed.
oD-dock has several broken concrete slabs under the ramp. We will need to raise the ramp, remove the broken slabs, and then replace concrete slabs with treated yellow pine. This will be a fairly quick fix. (1-2 hours)
oA water line broke under Public Dock near the entrance. This was a City of Conneaut repair job.
oSeveral signs have damage from the wind.
oWe are missing more shingles from the roof of the maintenance building.
•SNOW REMOVAL
oThe Public Works Department has been somewhat more responsive to snow removal needs in the harbor.
oThe new snow blower has worked out great. It starts easy and does a nice job of removing snow.
•UPPER OFFICE
oStill working out well.
oWe are looking at new phones and possibly another line. Joe called the phone company to set up a meeting with them to discuss our needs.
•PROPERTY TAXES
oWe are still working on resolving our issues with the County Auditors office.
•DREDGING
The USACE had a meeting with the PDEP regarding the placement of dredged materials. The USACE would like to place this material in 8 feet of water on the east side of the east breakwater and then monitor the material to see where it moves to. The USACE has the equipment to do this and the PDEP seems to be receptive to the idea as a test. The ODNR Coastal Management people in Sandusky have been involved with these talks also. If this works out it will keep us from having to pump the dredged material under the harbor and onto the eastside beach.
oWe are looking into hiring one or two people for the crew.

Respectfully submitted: Denver Spieldenner
Harbormaster Conneaut Port Authority

OLD BUSINESS:
Joe Raisian discussed that the core sampling that is going to be performed by Foth Engineering has not been completed yet due to inclement weather.
Wally Dunne announced that the Conneaut Fire Chief is looking for a craft for Harbor Safety and spoke to both Denver Spieldenner and himself in regards to this matter.

NEW BUSINESS: No Report

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the board entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Bruce Fleischmann made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.,
seconded by Wally Dunne.

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conneaut Port Authority Office, located at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut.

Respectfully submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING
929 BROAD STREET, CONNEAUT, OH 44030
JANUARY 21, 2016

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

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

ABSENT: Bob Best

MOTION: It was moved by Bill Cooper to excuse Bob Best from the meeting, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

GUESTS: Nic Church, Conneaut City Council Member.

MINUTES: After review of the November 19, 2015 meeting, it was moved by Wally Dunne to approve the minutes, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Denver Spieldenner reported the Army Corps of Engineers is predicting higher water levels in Lake Erie during June 2016.
Denver also stated that the Public Entity Pool of Ohio is requesting scenic pictures to be submitted for their 2017 calendar.
Denver mentioned that the Conneaut High School yearbook staff sent us a request for advertising in their yearbook.
Denver also received a flyer from the Cedar Point Marina listing their 2016 boat dock rental rates.
Denver stated that Goodwill Industries submitted a letter advertising their lawn care services for the upcoming season.
Joe Raisian reported that he was reappointed a member of the Greater Erie Industrial Development Corporation for a period of three years which meets once a month.
Wally Dunne mentioned that the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative would like to revisit our Marina to help with future development plans.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None

FINANCES: Wally Dunne
Wally Dunne passed out the 2016 Proposed Budget Report for discussion and review.
Wally then made a motion to approve the Proposed Budget Report for 2016, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the December 2015 Disbursements, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed.
Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the Financial Report for December 2015, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion passed.
Patrick Arcaro made a motion to pay the Current Bills, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion passed.
Joe Raisian discussed the 3% Wage Increase for Employees retroactive 1-1-2016.
Wally Dunne made a motion to approve the Employee 3% Wage Increase, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion passed.

MOTIONS:
Resolved # – 01-16… A motion was made to approve the Proposed Budget Report for 2016 by Wally Dunne, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved # – 02-16… A motion was made to approve the 2015 December Disbursements by Patrick Arcaro, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.
Resolved # – 03-16… A motion was made to approve the Financial Report for December 2015 by Bill Cooper, seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion carried.
Resolved # – 04-16… A motion was made to approve the Current Bills for payment by Patrick Arcaro, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
Resolved # – 05-16… A motion was made by Wally Dunne to approve the 3% Wage Increase for Employees retroactive from 1-1-16, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
Resolved # – 06-16…A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro to purchase a snow blower to be used at the 929 Broad Street office up to the cost of $450, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
Resolved # – 07-16…A motion was made by Bruce Fleischmann to raise the Harbormaster’s spending limit from $3,000 to $5,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion carried.

LEASES: No Report

MARKETING: No Report

GRANTS: No Report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: No Report

MAINTENANCE & PLANNING: No Report

CONNEAUT PORT AUTHORITY
HARBORMASTER REPORT JANUARY 2016

•C-DOCK
oNew docks will be delivered the middle of February. We are making arrangements to have our maintenance crew available to unload.
•BUILDINGS
oWe have been checking all of the buildings for heat and security issues and so far all is well.
•SECURITY
oSomeone drove around the sandbar gate and got stuck in the one of the swampy areas. A wrecker had to come to pull them out. We called the police and we got the name of the vehicle owner and pictures of the vehicle. The owner stated he was not the driver when this happened. He was informed that he was responsible and if it happened again he would be cited for trespassing. A police report has been made.
•SNOW REMOVAL
oWe need to get the City to plow a path around Public Dock. We also need to get them to plow to the end of the Lagoon road. They are stopping near the Lagoon restrooms and leaving a pile of snow for people to drive through if they want to get to the end of the Lagoon. We will contact the City Manager.
oSnow removal at the upper office (929 Broad) is an issue. We are hand shoveling the walk and driveway. A small snow blower would be nice. It doesn’t need to be very big.
•UPPER OFFICE
oThis office has worked out well this winter. The heat bill is low and we are very comfortable here. I would suggest we stay here during the summer months also. It is a much quieter office and more professional looking. We get more accomplished here without too many interruptions.
oThe office schedule is Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This schedule will continue through March and then we will go to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the balance of the season.
•PROPERTY TAXES
oWe have been questioned by the Lake Erie Boat Club as to where we are in regards to our appeal with the County Auditor to get the cost lowered. We can probably expect the same from the Conneaut Boat Club.
oPortside Marine has paid their 2014 property taxes.
•OHIO EPA
oWe will have a conference call with them on January 28th at 1:30 p.m. to discuss dredging and disposal issues. We will be discussing various uses for the dredged material.
•DREDGING
oThe USACE is planning on dredging our recreational channel this year. Bids will go out shortly and dredging will commence the beginning of July.

oWe may want to talk to the dredge contractor about dredging the area west of the launch ramps where we want to build our next marina. We are working with Foth Engineering and ODNR on this project.

Denver discussed the need for a snow blower to be purchased and used at the 929 Broad Street office due to snow fall accumulation and removal from the front sidewalks.

Patrick Arcaro made a motion to purchase a snow blower up to $450 for the purpose of snow removal at the 929 Broad Street office, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS:
Bruce Fleischmann recapped the chart that he passed out in regards to the CPA Planning Meeting that was held on Saturday, 1-16-16 for the purpose of Economic Development for the future.
Joe Raisian discussed the Foth Engineering Grant for Core Sampling for the area west of the launch ramps.

NEW BUSINESS:
Nic Church and Denver Spieldenner reported on the Conneaut Sign Committee Meeting held on 1-21-16. Many ideas were presented including the proposal of a new sign being placed on the top of the hill, over looking the Marina.
Wally Dunne suggested putting a gas well on Naylor Blvd. or on top of the sewage plant area to help with economic development for future utility needs.
Luke Gallagher discussed the notion from the Conneaut Human Resource Department putting in a garden on our property located on Day Street.
Denver Spieldenner mentioned that the Sign Committee also discussed a golf cart area that possibly could be accessible to the boaters.
Luke Gallagher stated that the Harbormaster’s pay schedule was interrupted at the end of 2015 due to the number of weeks occurring every seven years. He stated that our accountant would need to correct this situation going forward.
Nic Church reported the various issues being evaluated for Conneaut City trash pick-up in which the Council is in the process of obtaining bids. There is no recycling currently available. Much discussion was created on this topic.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Chairman of the board entertained a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues at 7:40 p.m.

Luke Gallagher made the motion, seconded by Bill Cooper.

Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Luke Gallagher, Patrick Arcaro, Wally Dunne, and Bruce Fleischmann.
Bruce Fleischmann made a motion to adjourn Executive Session at 8:08 p.m., seconded by Patrick Arcaro.
Roll Call: Joe Raisian, Bill Cooper, Luke Gallagher, Patrick Arcaro, Wally Dunne, and Bruce Fleischmann.

Back into regular session, a motion was made by Bruce Fleischmann to raise the Harbormaster’s Spending Limit from $3,000 to $5,000, seconded by Bill Cooper, motion passed.

Bill Cooper made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conneaut Port Authority Office, located at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut.

Respectfully submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Wally Dunne, Treasurer

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