2011, 09 27

Date Published: May 3, 2012



September 27, 2011


Call to Order:   9:05am                                                                  Adjourned: 10:30am


Roll Call:                                Commissioner O’Laughlin

                                                Commissioner Brazil

Commissioner Petz


Staff Present:                         Kathleen Wyatt LeMaster, Port Operations Manager

                                               Pat Hoff, Port Maintenance


Public:                                    Travis Wilson – Website designer

Coffee provided by ‘Caffeina’s Espresso’ in Potlatch


Approval of Agenda:  Commissioner Brazil made a motion to approve the 9-27-11 meeting agenda. Commissioner Petz made the second. Unanimously approved.


Minutes: Commissioner Brazil made a motion to approve the minutes of September 13, 2011. Commissioner Petz made the second. Unanimously approved.


Vouchers: Commissioner Brazil made a motion to approve the Vouchers September (2of2), Commissioner Petz made the second. Unanimously approved.


Public Communication: 

Travis Wilson is working on the Port’s website.  Travis will pick up a DVD from the dive shop that was made to link to the Port website.

Commissioner Reports:  

Commissioner O’Laughlin negotiated office space in Hoodsport.  Commissioner O’Laughlin spoke to the owner of the underwater DVD video who has a copy ready for the Port to use.  Commissioner O’Laughlin negotiated with Pacific Mobile to keep the Public temporary restrooms hooked up in Hoodsport throughout the winter season at a portion of the summer rental fee.  Reviewed an email sent regarding low oxygen levels in the Hood Canal in the past week.


Port Maintenance Reports:   Discussed the ‘Designated Pet Park Area’ to be constructed in the grassy area by the existing fire hydrant, Pat to start on the Pet area in a couple of weeks.  Pat created some nice educational signs for the Kiosk with a map pinpointing local businesses, points of interest and local sea life. The restrooms are fine.  The lights on the boardwalk to the Marina need to be replaced, an electrician will evaluate the situation. Bird wire along the railing on the dock was ripped off by some kids and will need to be replaced.


Port Operations Manager Report:

Discussed new office space in downtown Hoodsport, location to be announced once the lease is signed. Reviewed Timber revenue.  The Visitors Center was provided with current Hoodsport Trail Park Brochures.  Reviewed the bid to do clean up of the debris after the diseased logs were removed. It was determined the CERB Grant monies in 2009 were spent on a Feasibility Study, some of the projects are currently being worked on ie: Interpretive signage at the Marina and Trail park, doubled the size of the hiking trail & continue working on the trail park & public restrooms in town. Port jackets were selected. Discussed the Budget, will re visit in more detail at the next meeting.  Will replace two Port O Pots with one ADA Port O Pot.



Budget:    Review of Expenditures/Revenue

Part of September 2012 was reviewed


Old Business:

  1. 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. The Planning department responded to the 3 scenario’s given.  Commissioner Petz will meet with the County Planner to discuss the options in more detail.

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.


New Business:

After signing the new Port Office space lease, the Port of Hoodsport will be moving their offices to a new location, to be released as soon as a lease is signed and in place.


Next Meetings:  Next meetings dates are Tuesdays, 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 10:30 am


Minutes Approved: September 13, 2011



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Commissioner O’Laughlin        Commissioner Petz                  Commissioner Brazil