MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE PORT OF HOODSPORT COMMISSION
September 13 , 2011
Call to Order: 9:05am Adjourned: 11:11am
Roll Call: Commissioner O’Laughlin
Staff Present: Kathleen Wyatt LeMaster, Port Operations Manager
Pat Hoff, Port Maintenance
Public: Linda Woytowich
Mary Mede – Citizen
Coffee provided by ‘Caffeina’s Espresso’ in Potlatch
Approval of Agenda: Commissioner Brazil made a motion to approve the 9-13-11 meeting agenda. Commissioner Petz made the second. Unanimously approved.
Minutes: Commissioner Brazil made a motion to approve the minutes of August 23, 2011. Commissioner Petz made the second. Unanimously approved.
Vouchers: Commissioner Brazil made a motion to approve the Vouchers September (1of1), Commissioner Petz made the second. Unanimously approved.
Public Communication: Linda Woytowich presented a Kiosk sign design. Discussed information useful to the Public including points of interest, wildlife & important Public information. The decision as to what will on the Kiosk will be postponed for 30 Days. Mary is concerned about the Hoodsport Trail Park, blackberries are growing over the path, the trail needs improvement & wood rounds used for seating were stolen. She is also concerned about Signs that were removed stating No Bikes, No Smoking & No Open Fires. Pat will re create signs & post them at the park. It was suggested to invest money next spring to have formal picnic tables & seating made from concrete for the Public at the Hoodsport Trail Park.
Commissioner O’Laughlin stated the Kiwanis thanked the Port for the fire wood that was donated to their organization. There have been positive comments & compliments on the Marina park and Pat Hoff for maintaining the park. Commissioners wanted to acknowledge that Pat does a terrific job! Commissioner O’Laughlin will negotiate with Pacific Mobile to keep temporary restrooms through winter. Underwater video is available at the Dive shop, will check if the Port can link to it on the web site.
Port Maintenance Reports: Discussed the ‘Designated Pet Park Area’ to be constructed in the grassy area by the existing fire hydrant. Pat made some nice educational signs for the Kiosk with local sea life. There may be some strengthening of the joints in the dock this winter if there are high winds. Pat will keep a close watch. The irrigation will be installed on the North side of the Port Marina Park in October.
Port Operations Manager Report:
Discussed viable options for Office space in downtown Hoodsport.
Reviewed Timber revenue. It was discussed & will be used to pay for 4H to continue the Hoodsport Trail Park trail in June 2012, clean up the park trails and construct formal picnic & seating facilities at the Hoodsport Trail Park next year. Once the trail is blazed on the golf course side of the park, a crosswalk will be painted by WSDOT and Hiker signs will be posted to delineate the trail for Hikers and the crossing by pedestrians for vehicles on State Route 119. Will review Curb Program grant from 2009 to determine which projects were pursued. Took a look preliminary look at the Budget, will re visit at the next meeting.
Budget: Review of Expenditures/Revenue
August 2012 Financial Statement & detailed revenue was reviewed
- Discussion/Direction Regarding the Septic Design, Temporary & Permanent Restroom Projects:
Septic Design: County Environmental Health Specialist is reviewing the Easement.
Put on Hold until more research is done & other avenues explored. A pre site inspection application will be submitted. A third site option will be submitted to the Planning Dept.
Permanent Restrooms: CXT Montrose is the consideration.
Temporary Restrooms: Up & running & being monitored.
Still working on a permanent solution to the Public restrooms, looking at all possible options.
The Commissioners, Kathleen & Pat all went downtown to take a look at the third possible location of the public restrooms & septic system.
Next Meetings: Next meetings dates are Tuesdays, September 27th, October 11th, November 15th & December 20th.
Executive Session: None
Adjourn: Commissioner O’Laughlin made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Petz made the second. Unanimously approved, meeting adjourned at 11:11 am
Minutes Approved: August 23, 2011
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Commissioner O’Laughlin Commissioner Petz Commissioner Brazil