BOARD MEETING April 16, 2015
6:30 p.m., 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, OH 44030
Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Joe Raisian

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

GUEST: Nick Church

MINUTES: After review of the minutes for the March 19, 2015 meeting, it was moved by Patrick Arcaro to approve the monthly meeting minutes, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion passed.


Joe Raisian presented a request from Nora Anderson from the CDC Grant Line asking
for a sign to read “ Funded by the CDC” to be placed on the Bird Observation Platform.
We have available funds of $700.00 in the CDC grant money.
Bob Best passed out a flyer from the Growth Partnership Association regarding an event
for Nature Conservation. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony. Cost is $40.00 to attend
and will be held on May 2nd and May 3rd.
Joe Raisian also mentioned that the Growth Partnership Association was offering a Grant
Operation as a partnership venture with different levels and different costs for voting privileges.
Denver Spieldenner stated that the Army Corp of Engineers reported lake levels were down
during the month of March, but they should be back up in June and July.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Bruce Fleischmann
o Bruce reported that our audit needs completed early in the month of June.
o The Tourism Sign Project donations are at a total of $27,500.00 for six new city signs.
o A motion was made by Bill Cooper to approve the March 2015 Financials, seconded by Patrick
Arcaro, motion carried.
o Wally Dunne made a motion to pay the previous months bills, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion passed.
o Joe Raisian stated that the Tourism Sign Project should be capitalized going forward.
o Appropriation increases were discussed by Babs Legeza and it was agreed upon to raise the Memorial
Bench Line to $1,500 and the Tourism Sign Project Line to $22,500.
o Much discussion on the Tourism Sign Project and various funding avenues for next year.

Resolved #06-15… Luke Gallagher made a motion to increase the Memorial Bench Line to $1,500 and the
Tourism Sign Project Line to $22,500; seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
93 Docks Rented 183 Docks Rented

Approximately 85% of the dock payments have been received.
Debbie has begun calling customers for past due balances.
The Waiting List and the Relocation List have both been totally revised and updated.

LEASES: Luke Gallagher
o Luke is still waiting for the Tax Appeal for the Conneaut Port Authority Property Taxes.

MARKETING: Wally Dunne
o Wally and Patrick Arcaro both looked at the CDC Study and want to partner with the Chamber
of Commerce to look into future options for the sandbar etc.
o Bob Best mentioned the option of using QR codes when using smart phones to link to our website and other various locations throughout the area.
o Wally spoke to the Urban Design Organization regarding various designs for the maintenance building and they suggested that we speak to an architect to help us with this project.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
o Bill looked into the ODNR Grants for any boating and infrastructure grants. He researched both the Harbor Evaluation Grant and the Cooperative Boating Grant but neither have any funds available this for this year.
o Bill also spoke to a representative from ODNR to see how the Open Lake Dumping would affect our channels. He was told that dredging would not take place until next year and no funding was available at this time either.
o Bob Best mentioned the Nature Works Grant of $39,000 for Ashtabula County listed on the
ODNR website as a source we may want to pursue that is due on May 1, 2015.
o Joe Raisian stated that the board needs to continue its search for various grants that are
available to the CPA that would benefit our organization going forward.

o None

o Bob stated that the public dock is in need of repaving and that he had called Koski Paving
to get the current cost of asphalt which is $4.00 per ton. Bob may be asking for additional
o Bill Cooper suggested that our maintenance department could possibly look into using cold
patch in several areas.
o Nick Church suggested that possibly we should consider the chip and sealing process.

HARBOR MASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

• Buildings
o We are in the process of painting the interior of all the restrooms and the fuel dock. The PCM restrooms and the Launch Ramp restrooms are complete.
o The roof of the walk-in cooler at the restaurant in leaking. Our insurance company had an issue with this so we are contacting John Monday to get it repaired.
o Shingles on Portside Marine buildings need replaced. We are checking the lease to see who is responsible.
o The heat was off again in the restaurant. This was a payment issue. We have notified the gas company to contact us any time there is a past due bill so we can pay it before it is shut off.
• Employees
o We still need at least one more ramp attendant.
o We will be meeting with all employees sometime in the next two weeks to review our employee handbook and review our policies and procedures.
o We need to get photos of all new employees and Board members so we can have I.D. cards made.
• Cleaning/Landscaping
o The landscaping crew has started with trimming and cleaning up the area.
o The cleaning people have been here to inventory the supplies.
• Docks
o We have contacted Kelly Welding & Fabricating to get a quote on building floating docks for “A” wall in the Lagoon.
o We are researching other companies for pricing on floats, hardware, and the steel dock sections.
o We are preparing to install the new electric service to “C” dock in the Lagoon. We met with our supplier to get a quote on the materials we will need.
o After inspecting all the docks it looks like we had very little damage in either marina over the winter.
• Vehicles
o We had new shocks put on the Envoy and the charging issues have been resolved. (New battery)
o We had to put a new alternator on the pickup truck. We did this in house.
• Taxes
o The Law Director is keeping on top of this. The county asked for more info (our leases) and it has been forwarded to them. We are waiting to hear from the Auditor’s office.
• Insurance
o The rep from PEP was here on March 26th and it would appear we are in good shape. He said he was impressed with our record keeping and our operation in general. He made a couple of minor suggestions which we will implement this season.
• Farmall Tractor
o This has been posted on the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club website. So far we have had no response.
o We have spreading the word around town that we have a tractor for sale. Make us an offer.
• Misc.
o All of the picnic tables and trash containers have been placed.
o We will be working on the flower beds on Public Dock shortly.
o Port-a-potties will be ordered for the sandbar to be in place by mid-May.
o Channel markers will be placed by the first part of May.

o Joe Raisian asked if the board was in favor of having the maintenance building professionally
painted or done in house? This question presented a lengthy round table discussion among the board members. No decision was made.
o Joe mentioned that the new city signs for Conneaut should be in place by Memorial Day.


o Nick stated that a reception is being planned for the new Conneaut City Manager.
o The Rotary Club is planning a clean-up day for the second Saturday in May.
o An engineering firm been asked to provide a plan for separating the Bunk House Buildings.
o The ice cream store in Conneaut is putting in a new parking lot for the public.
o Denver Spieldenner will have the maintenance department spread mulch in various areas.
o Joe Raisian reported that a local home owner had complained about two trees needing to be cut
down that are on CPA property, but are blocking the view to the lake area.
o Denver Spieldenner stated that we asked a local tree cutting company to provide a bid to
take down the two trees and grind the stumps down.

Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the board meeting at approximately 8:40 p.m., seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, all in favor, meeting adjourned.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conneaut Port Authority Office, located at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut..

Respectfully submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Bruce Fleischmann, Treasurer

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March 19, 2015 6:30 P.M.

Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Joe Raisian

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

MINUTES: A motion was made to approve the February 19, 2015 corrected minutes by Luke Gallagher, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.

Denver Spieldenner received a report from the Army Corp of Engineers which
discussed the water levels being up 8-10” from last year.


FINANCIAL REPORT: Bruce Fleischmann
○ Bruce passed out a spread sheet from the Ohio Development Service Agency that needs filled out pertaining to capital projects that the CPA initiated during 2014. The report is due April 1, 2015.
○ Joe Raisian announced that Bruce Fleischmann has resigned from the Treasurer’s position due to the work load from his current job. Wally Dunne has offered to fill the position.
○ A motion was made by Wally Dunne to approve the financials, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.
○ A motion was made by Bill Cooper to approve the current monthly bills, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.

Resolved # – 04-15… A motion was made by Patrick Arcaro for Wally Dunne to assume the position of Treasurer, seconded by Bruce Fleischmann, motion carried.
Resolved # – 05-15… A motion was made by Bill Cooper to approve the new amounts made to the donor matches and the operating lines submitted by Bruce Fleischmann, pertaining to the financials, seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.

DOCK REPORT: Debbie Vendely
○ LAGOON CONTRACTS: 170 Docks Sold
○ PCM CONTRACTS: 82 Docks Sold
○ Debbie stated that dock payments are being received daily.
○ Denver Spieldenner announced that Debbie and he had made many improvements to the Waiting List and the Relocation List and that customers were being updated and called to determine their current needs and status.
○ Joe Raisian stated that the uniform pricing of the docks has made a big improvement.
○ Bill Cooper suggested to clarify boat sizes, overall length, when customers call in wanting a dock to assure that boats are being assigned to the correct size dock.

LEASES: Luke Gallagher
○ Luke met with Carly from the Conneaut City Finance Department to discuss the Appeal Hearing that is pending regarding property taxes. An appraisal needs to be performed as soon as possible for the Conneaut Port Authority’s property.

MARKETING: Wally Dunne
○ Wally announced that the Foundation Center Grant agreement with the Conneaut Public Library has been initiated for the Internet Website and it is now up and running. This website provides a listing of National Private Foundation Grants only. The site is registered through the Library.

GRANTS: Bill Cooper
○ Bill discussed various grants that may be available to the CPA that need to be researched.
○ Bill also highlighted on the grant that Patrick Arcaro had applied for that was denied. This grant was called Grassroots GRO1000 and was part of the Scotts Miracle Gro commitment to support the creation of community gardens and green areas.

○ Joe Raisian discussed the CBDG Coordinator Meeting held in Jefferson that Denver Spieldenner and he both attended. The meeting supported various community projects throughout the county. Many of the projects related to infrastructure. Conneaut had 18 projects and the CPA had 4.

○ No Report

HARBOR MASTER REPORT: Denver Spieldenner

• Buildings
o We had a roof leak at the 929 Broad St. office. It has stopped now that the ice and snow are off the roof. When the weather gets better we need to check the roof flashing and shingles.
o We had no water at the 929 office but found out it was just a valve on the back flow preventer that was turned off by a contractor and not turned back on when they left.
• Snow removal
o We damaged the telephone/cable box at the entrance to the Public Dock. It was hit with our backhoe when we were plowing. Conneaut Telephone crew repaired it in short order. Not sure if this will cost us anything or not. Next year we will mark all of the boxes before the snow flies.

• Employees
o The maintenance crew returned to work on March 16th as planned. We are servicing all the equipment this week so we will be ready for the season ahead.
o We still need to hire at least one person for the launch ramps. (My opinion)
• Cleaning/Landscaping
o Both contractors from last year will be returning.
• Docks
o A rep from Meeco Sullivan met with Joe and I to discuss the floating docks we need in the Lagoon marina. He will be getting back to us with quotes and design propositions.
o So far we have not discovered any ice damage to the docks. Still waiting for all the ice and snow to melt.
o One of our first jobs will be to re-wire “C” dock. All the wiring was removed last season when we repaired this section of docks.
• Vehicles
o The Envoy is going to Deans Auto to have the charging system checked out.
o All tractors and work trucks have had the oil changed, greased, and filters replaced.
• Backflow preventers
o All units have been tested.
o A new unit has been installed for the restaurant water.
• Taxes
o The Law Director has filed an appeal in Jefferson. According to their office Luke has received a copy of the paperwork.
• Channel Marker buoys
o We sent information to the Coast Guard that they requested to update our placement of the buoys. We have not heard anything from them since.
• Insurance
o Mike Boyd from PEP (Public Entities Pool of Ohio) will be here on March 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. to discuss our current policy and any updates we may need.
• Office use
o The 929 Broad St. office will be used by Bob Best for a meeting on March 25, 2015.
• Farmall Cub Tractor
o We are spreading the word that we would like to sell this tractor.
o We had a gentleman from the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club look at this tractor to give us an idea what it may be worth.
o We are posting the tractor on the internet page the Engine Club sponsors in hope of generating interest from a collector.

○ Joe Raisian stated that the new street signs for the Conneaut project are in the works and the committee is working diligently to have the signs in place by 6-1-2015.
○ Bruce Fleischmann reiterated that the CPA had donated $9,000.00 for the signs and he asked where the signs were to be located.
○ Joe Raisian explained the proposed design of the signs as well as the probable locations. Much discussion was made on the signs from the entire board.
○ Luke Gallagher mentioned that the Real Estate Tax Appeal Hearing is pending.
○ Bob Best requested another meeting to discuss project funding and various options.

○ Patrick Arcaro passed out an article from the Ashtabula County Development Public Forum in regards to a study that had been performed on our county.

○ Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the board meeting at approximately 7:45 p.m., seconded by Wally Dunne, all in favor, meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Joe Raisian, Chairman
Bruce Fleischmann, Treasurer

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February 19, 2015

6:30 p.m. 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio

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

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Wally Dunne, Bruce Fleishmann, Luke Gallagher, Bill Cooper, Patrick Arcaro, Harbor Master Denver Spieldenner, Babs Legeza, Debbie Vendely, and Nick Church, Conneaut City Council President.

Joe Raisian made a motion to excuse Bob Best from the meeting. Wally Dunne seconded the motion, motion carried. Joe also stated that Bill Cooper and Bruce Fleischmann were sustaining from making any motions this evening.


A motion was made by Joe Raisian to approve the January 15, 2015 monthly meeting minutes; second by Wally Dunne, motion passed.


Denver Spieldenner received a letter from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources stating that there would be no open lake dumping of dredged materials per the EPA. Denver also received the monthly report from that the Water Core that water levels are expected to be above average during 2015.Joe Raisian made a motion to approve the new rate increases that were discussed in the January 15, 2015 Executive Session for the following: Launch Ramp Attendants (3% increase), Maintenance Crew (3%increase), Security Guard (3% increase), and Harbor Master (4% increase). Seconded by Wally Dunne, motion passed. This motion was previously over-looked but included in the minutes.


Bruce Fleischmann passed out a chart indicating Wage Appropriations Changes that were reviewed by Bruce and Babs Legeza. Joe Raisian asked questions regarding the totals. Babs Legeza and Bruce gave a breakdown of the figures in detail.

Bruce then discussed the Financial Report with the actual amounts shown through 1/31/2015. He also mentioned the Maintenance Crew will be starting back to work on March 16, 2015. He mentioned that $75,000 was set aside for Capital Projects and included in the Book Balance for 1/31/15. Bruce discussed the financial report in entirety and stated that January activity was light. Bruce addressed the increase of the Wage Appropriations chart and Babs Legeza assisted with more details explaining how it would affect the admin budget.

  • Luke Gallagher made a motion to adopt the Wage Appropriations. Patrick Arcaro seconded, motion carried.
  • Luke Gallagher made a motion to pay January bills. Wally Dunne seconded, motion carried.
  • Bruce Fleischmann reported that we received the survey for the Manual Audit at a cost of $5,600.00 per year which had been budgeted.
  • Patrick Arcaro made a motion to approve the Financial Report. Seconded by Luke Gallagher, motion carried.


Resolved #- 02-15 Luke Gallagher made a motion to adopt the Wage Appropriations. The motion was seconded by Patrick Arcaro, motion passed.

Resolved #-03-15 Luke Gallagher made a motion to approve a match up to $9,000 for new signs.The motion was seconded by Wally Dunne, motion passed.


  • Debbie Vendely reported that 82 docks were sold in the PCM, 169 docks in the Lagoon, and
  • 6 Jet Ski docks. Debbie stated that she sent out letters to the C-Dock holders explaining that those docks were renovated in the fall and their numbers had been reassigned, but not their locations.


  • Luke Gallagher reported the Breakwall Lease has been executed.
  • Luke also mentioned that there will be issues for the Lake Erie Boat Club and Conneaut Boat Club leases regarding the real estate taxes.
  • Joe Raisian commented that we need invoices to be generated for all the leases and taxes and requested that Bruce needs to get with Debbie so she can mail invoices by April 1, 2015.


Wally Gallagher reported that he had a conversation with David Jurka from Kent State University in regards to the Cleveland and Urban Design Collaborative. Wally then presented to the board members a report titled, “Fall 2014 Conneaut Charrette: The Student Perspective”, for further discussion. David asked for additional pictures of the Fishery Building.

Wally also announced that The Conneaut Library is in negotiation for purchasing some property south of the library, Madison Street, to be used as part of the city commons, as well as, property on Broad Street for further development for the soap box derby.

Wally mentioned the Grant Partnership from the Online Foundation Directory from Cleveland and the Conneaut Library. Wally met with Cathy and she said their board approved the partnership grant with the Library to hopefully be opened in March for anyone wanting to use this site. We are anticipating that someone from their agency will come here to plan a seminar to show individuals how to use the website.

Wally addressed the D-Day damages since the D-Day Committee needs photos, before the damages were made, for submission to their insurance company.

GRANTS: No report from Bill Cooper.

Patrick Arcaro announced that some sort of grant may be available for the flower bed renovations and he had seen something pass his desk but hadn’t had the time to look the paperwork over yet. Wally Dunne announced that the Rotary had a meeting and there was mention of a grant that possibly could help with our renovations as well.



HARBOR MASTER: Denver Spieldenner

  • Buildings
    • All buildings are being checked regularly and so far we have no problems with water lines or anything else.
    • We have contacted Paint the Town contractors for an estimate to paint the maintenance building.
  • Snow removal
    • This is a daily chore lately. Trying hard to keep Public Dock open.
    • We helped LEBC and CBC remove snow at their facilities with our tractor.
    • We are keeping the sidewalks shoveled and salted.
  • Employees
    • The maintenance crew will return to work on March 16, 2015.
    • We will need at least one additional launch ramp attendant. Two employees from last season are no longer with us.
  • Facility cleaning
    • Kathy Mittlesstadt has agreed to clean this season for the same cost as last season.
  • Landscaping
    • We have contacted Penniman Brothers Landscaping to get updated costs for this season. Still waiting to hear from them.
  • Docks
    • We are still waiting for the rep from Atlantic-Meeco to stop with information on docks for “A” wall in the Lagoon.
    • We need to complete electrical repairs on “C” dock in the Lagoon when the weather breaks.
    • It still appears there is no ice damage in either marina. We will know more after it warms up and the ice melts.
  • D-Day damage
    • No word yet on whether or not we are going to be compensated for damages caused during this event.
  • Vehicles
    • The Envoy will need to have the charging system looked at. The battery keeps going dead and there is a squeal that is very noticeable. We will get to Deans Auto shortly.
    • We have some license plate issues with a couple of our work vehicles. The plates on record with the DMV don’t match our vehicles and VIN numbers. We are working with the DMV to correct this problem.
  • Water backflow prevention devices
    • Burdick Plumbing will be here on Monday 2-23-15 to check all of our backflow devices.
    • Burdick Plumbing will be installing one new backflow device for the restaurant as there is not one on that water service. This has to be corrected.
  • Taxes
    • We have some major increases in property tax bills for the LEBC (356%) and CBC (450%). We have contacted the Ashtabula County Auditor and also the Conneaut City Law Director to file appeals for these two parcels. We took copies of all paperwork to the Law Director as well as CPA Board Member Luke Gallagher.
    • We have until March 31, 2015 to file the appeals.
  • Channel marker buoys
    • We are working with the USCG to verify the placement positions and the quantity of each type of buoy we will be placing in the recreational navigation channel this season.
    • We may have to fill out a new permit.
    • We are working with USCG Buffalo on this project.
  • Surplus and outdated equipment
    • We have quite a variety of old computer equipment that we need to dispose of.
    • We also have the Farmall Cub that we no longer use that we should probably get rid of.


  • The property taxes were discussed in round table fashion and Babs Legeza explained the method that had been used to calculate the taxes and that there may have been a clerical error in some of the totals in several neighborhoods. Much discussion made.
  • Joe Raisian discussed “Paint the Town” and that we need to get quotes on painting the maintenance building.
  • Bruce Fleischmann stated that there are many possibilities for the maintenance building and requested that another meeting needs to be held to brainstorm.
  • Wally Dunne spoke to David Jurka who said we may need to contact a local designer to assist with planning ideas for the maintenance building.
  • Joe Raisian mentioned that five docks need to be renovated on A-Docks and we are getting a quote. He also stated that the Western Reserve Group is looking at our property for development but it did not look promising.


  • Joe Raisian stated that Denver Spieldenner and Nick Church were both present for the Sign Committee Meeting. The estimate for the new signs would cost approximately $4,000 – $5,000 each for six signs. A sign drawing and locations were presented to the board from Cicogna Sign Company. The signs were discussed in round table fashion. Much discussion from everyone.
  • Nick Church stated that the Geneva on the Lake area currently has signs up and they are very impressive looking.
  • Joe Raisian brought up that possibly the Conneaut Foundation might be interested in a fund match for the cost of the signs.Luke Gallagher addressed that the CPA should to be able to match a portion of the monies given.
  • Luke Gallagher made a motion to approve a match up to $9,000 for signs. Seconded by Wally Dunne, motion carried.
  • Joe Raisian addressed the need for the restrooms to be painted as soon as the weather breaks and our maintenance crew can begin.
  • Joe Raisian requested of Patrick Arcaro to examine Brownfield money programs that may be available to help the CPA with future projects, and asked Wally Dunne to look into Grants that may be available also.
  • Joe Raisian mentioned the lease for the stone dock upcoming in June of 2022 and suggested to Nick Church that the CPA could participate in a joint committee with the city to discuss our options.
  • Nick Church mentioned that he participated in an interview for upcoming marketing plans for Ashtabula County that he felt could be a great asset.
  • Nick also announced that the Bunk House is now owned by the city of Conneaut and that the City Manager search has been narrowed down to one person and will soon be announced.
  • Nick stated that a new business, JT’s Bagels, opened in Conneaut.
  • Joe Raisian made a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:58 p.m. Wally Dunne seconded the  motion.

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held Thursday, April 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

Respectfully submitted,

Joe Raisian, Chairman

Bruce Fleischmann, Treasurer

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July 17, 2014

6:30 p.m. 929 Broad Street, Conneaut, Ohio

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Joe Raisian at 6:45 p.m.

PRESENT: Joe Raisian, Luke Gallagher, Bob Best, Bill Cooper, Harbor Master Denver Spieldenner and Babs Legeza

EXCUSED: Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischmann


A motion was made by Luke Gallagher to approve the  June 19, 2014 monthly meeting minutes; second by Bob Best, motion passed.


  • Army Corp of Engineers monthly bulletin reports normal lake levels.


  • None


  • Mike Summers updated the board on the progress of the new web page.  He is asking the board for their input on pages.  He will update the links page with charter information.
  • Terry Berkey and Larry Perady gave a presentation on the Ashtabula Metro Parks, this included maps various parks in Ashtabula County. Voters will vote on a ½ mill levy in the fall.
  • Patrick Ernst of the Army Corp of Engineers reviewed the Ohio Submerged Lands Lease Program.  He went over the history of the program and answered some questions from various board members.


  • Bill Cooper made a motion to approve the June 2014 financials; second was made by Luke Gallagher, motion passed.
  • Luke Gallagher made a motion to pay current bills; second by Bill Cooper, motion carried.


Resolved # – 18-14Bob Best made a motion to excuse Wally Dunne and Bruce Fleischman from the July 19, 2014 monthly board of directors meeting, second was made by Bill Cooper; motion carried

LEASE REPORT: Luke Gallagher

  • No Report


  • No Report

GRANTS: Bill Cooper

  • No Report


  • No Report

DOCKFEST:  Joe Raisian

  • DockFest committee will on the Pat Williams show Tuesday morning July 22, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.


  • No Report

HARBOR MASTER: Denver Spieldenner


  • New vinyl windows have been installed. There were problems with the screens but new ones have been ordered. This is a manufacturer issue.
  • We need to install two additional electrical circuits for an ice machine and a chest freezer. These will be on the restaurants electric meter.
  • New exterior perimeter lighting has been installed.
  • We are working with a contractor to cover the overhang on the front of the restaurant. Restaurant expense but we need to approve. Joe has the drawing.

Fuel Dock

  • We reset the toilet and repaired a water valve in the restroom. This appears to have solved our problem of water on the floor.
  • We are painting all the water and gas access panels outside. These will be gray with a yellow border to prevent people from tripping over them.
  • We are exploring why the electric bill seems to be high for this building.

Public Dock

  • We have repaired most of the standoffs on the face of the dock. We hope to have this project finished before D-Day as long as the weather cooperates.
  • We have placed a new throw ring and reach pole at the launch ramp floating dock. This was a safety issue.
  • We will be re-painting the arrows and some of the striping in the parking lot.

Maintenance Building

  • The new furnace has been hung and we are working on the gas and electric lines to it. This is a fill in job on rainy days when we can’t work outside.

Lagoon Lift Station

  • We have ordered a new grinder pump for this lift station. It is stainless steel and matches our other pumps in the other lift stations so all parts are interchangeable. Cost was $2345. The Wastewater Treatment Plant has been pumping this out for us as needed. Many thanks to them for the help.


  • The TD-5050 tractor is at Bortnick Tractor for repairs to the air conditioner.
  • Our welder is back in service and we have returned the welder we borrowed from Kelly Welding while ours was down.

Decorative Lamp Post

  • Still waiting for lamp post to arrive.


  • We have had several minor electrical issues that have been repaired.


  • Continuing to rake and mow as needed. Many storms lately so we have had to pick up a lot of driftwood.
  • We placed an additional five trash cans on the sandbar.
  • We hired our cleaning contractor to empty all the cans on the sandbar three times per week when she empties the other cans at the port. This costs us $150 per month. This is to pick up thirteen cans three times per week. If you do the math it is 156 cans per month. About $0.96 per can.
  • We had trash all over the place after the Fourth of July fireworks. This is not unusual but we spent approximately 12 man hours cleaning it up.

Channel Marker Buoys

  • We received a letter this week informing us it will be at least 8 weeks before our buoys come in. We have been waiting for these since last spring.

New Marina

  • We are working with an engineering firm to give us a quote to do core samples in this area. Core samples are necessary if we apply for a 401 Water Quality Certification permit that we need before we can do any dredging. We should have pricing back next week. The company is Bowser-Morner, Inc. out of Toledo, Ohio.

PCM Marina Laundry

  • We ordered a stackable washer/dryer unit for the men’s restroom. It seems the men are using the washer/dryer in the ladies room and this is an issue of privacy. Cost is $1555.24 delivered from Home Depot. Scheduled arrival is July 22, 2014.


99 PCM

194 Lagoon

13 Jet Ski



2574 Launches

$ 12,869 Collected


  • Larry DeGeorge of Security Technologies is going to provide a demonstration using night vision camera for security.  Mr. DeGeorge also would like to discuss a future service contract with the port authority.
  • Denver Spieldenner complimented and thanked Luke Gallagher for providing “cook-out” lunches on the sandbar for the crew.  Mr. Spieldenner stated that it is a good moral boost for employees.


At 9:05p.m. Chairman Joe Raisian called for a motion to go into executive session to discuss potential property acquisition.

Roll call followed:

Bill Cooper, Bob Best, Luke Gallagher, and Joe Raisian


At 9:30 a motion was made to exit executive session; Roll call followed: Bill Cooper, Luke Gallagher, Bob Best and Joe Raisian.


Bill Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting 10:00p.m.


The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held Thursday August 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at 929 Broad Street in Conneaut, Ohio.


Respectfully submitted,

Joseph Raisian, Chairman

Bruce Fleischmann, Treasurer



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