2018 June 27 Minutes

Date Published: March 8, 2019
Category: Uncategorized



Call to Order:
    Adjourned: 9:45am

Meeting Held at:    Port of Hoodsport 24113 N US Hwy 101 Hoodsport, WA

Roll Call:
Commissioner Petz – Commission Chair, Commissioner O’ Laughlin, Commissioner Brazil

Staff Present:
K. Wyatt, Port Operations Manager, B. Osborne – Director of Maintenance, S. Lindgren – Maintenance

Captain Lee Geist – Business Owner, Brian Sund – Septic system specialist, Darin Ogg – Septic System specialist

Approval of Agenda:
Commissioner O’ Laughlin made a motion to approve the agenda as written, Commissioner Brazil seconded, unanimously approved.

Commissioner Brazil made a motion to approve the Regular Port Commission minutes Commissioner Petz seconded, unanimously approved.

Voucher June 2018 2of 2 in the amount of $8,288.96

Public Communication:
Lee Geist captained the boat that took the barrel of Aquavit across the hood canal fjord as a reenactment of when the Norwegians rolled a barrel of alcohol across a Fjord in Norway to a Viking village in celebration. He said the boating end of the event was a success; there were small boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards participating. He said he would like to thank the commission for having the dock ready for the event. He said the cleats that were replaced are not big enough for his boat; the bull rail in the middle going South needs to be bolted down with marine grade materials. He said he loves to come to Hoodsport on his boat and will be bringing groups of six people over from Union as a part of his business. He said he realized the public dock is a rarity on hood canal and hopes the port keeps an eye on it because there is a lot of stress not only from the environment but people too. The Port thanked him and asked K. Wyatt to contact the contractor and ask about the bull rail and cleats. Brian Sund and Darin Ogg have been in close contact with Alex at Mason Co. environmental health in regards to the septic drain field. B. Sund said in monitoring the system they have been trying to equalize the amount of water going to each run and are making progress by elimination and are doing what we can to get it to work correctly before moving forward into a written plan of action for the County. The Orenco manufacturer’s rep came from Roseburg, OR and met with them on the diverter valve replacement. He suggested an anti siphon device and or we may need to elevate and raise the diverter valve up two feet above the highest run in order to make it work correctly. He said it was not installed according to the guidelines. Commissioner O’ Laughlin said that Alex from the County wants a plan of action and we may need to get a permit. B. Sund said he spoke to Alex and would take care of the permit. Alex said some trees will need to come down around the drain field. Commissioner Petz said to take out what is needed. B. Sund highly recommended to take out the trees while the ground is dry as it will ruin the soil when its wet. B. Sund said in raising the valve two feet above the highest run will break the siphon and hopefully make the valve send water to the correct lines. Currently the valve sends the water randomly, is getting stuck on certain lines and overloading the system. In observing the system this morning, the first cycle ran like it should, the 2nd cycle sent the water randomly to different lines. Commissioner Petz asked if this would be a permanent fix, B. Sund said yes, we are making progress by elimination

Commissioner Reports:
Commissioner Brazil said in regards to the disc golf course, Morgan is having trouble getting free help and labor but intends on scheduling work on the course one day a weekend labor permitting. Commissioner O’ Laughlin said he is exploring multiple opportunities to seek funding through grants to replace the boat dock.

Port Maintenance Reports:
Hoodsport Trail Park: B. Osborne is working on putting up the trail signs in the trail park. The toilet paper holder was stolen from the outhouse in the lower parking area.

Hoodsport Marina, Dock & Waterfront Park: The Ports ‘No fireworks’ signs have been posted along the waterfront park. If S. Lindgren or B. Osborne sees anyone with fireworks, they are to call the Sheriff as the port has an RCW stating there are no fireworks on port property without the permission of the port commission.

Public Restrooms: Currently open to the public intermittently as directed by the septic system specialists and the County. B. Osborne will change the setting on the magnetic door locking system to hours designated by the County environmental health department.

Port parking/maintenance shed: Household trash is regularly being left in all of the trash receptacles at the port restroom, waterfront park area and by the Port dumpster.

Port Operations Manager Report:
K. Wyatt spoke to Jan Morris who will not be able to attend the regular port commission meeting until July 11th to talk about the Fjordin Crossin event. Commissioner’s per diem time cards were collected. The Public records mandatory annual online reporting was submitted, the port did not meet the threshold of requests but was required to report anyway.
Budget:     There was no financial statement to be reviewed

Old Business:     As discussed above    New Business:     None

Next Meet:      July 11, 2018 to be held at the Port of Hoodsport Office

Adjourn:     Commissioner Brazil made a motion to adjourn the Regular Port Commission meeting, Commissioner O’ Laughlin seconded, unanimously approved, meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m.

2018 Regular Port Commission Meetings are scheduled as follows: Wednesday’s at 9a.m. July 11, July 18, August 8, August 22