July 16, 2015 Minutes

Date Published: August 25, 2015


July 16, 2015

Call to Order:
                Adjourned: 9:35am

Meeting Held at:    Hoodsport Port Commission Office 24113 N US Hwy 101 #A Hoodsport, WA

Roll Call:     Commissioner Brazil – Commission chair

Commissioner O’Laughlin

    Commissioner Petz

Staff Present:     K. Wyatt, Port Operations Manager

Public:         None

Approval of Agenda:
Commissioner O’Laughlin made a motion to approve the 7-16-15 meeting agenda, Commissioner Petz seconded, unanimously approved.

Commissioner O’Laughlin made a motion to approve the regular port commission minutes of July 8, 2015. Commissioner Petz seconded, unanimously approved.

No Vouchers to approve

Public Communication:

Commissioner Reports:

Commissioner Brazil heard positive discussion on the local radio this morning with regard to the upcoming Professional Disc Golf Tournament in Shelton and is anticipating future professional disc golf tournaments at the Hoodsport Trail Park. Commissioner Brazil spoke to Andrew Ollenberg with the Lake Kokonee Fish Hatchery and would like to schedule a tour of the fish hatchery after the next regular port commission meeting on August 12th. K. Wyatt will follow up with the arrangements. Commissioner O’Laughlin delivered a copy of the Port of Hoodsport’s last study on their ‘Master Plan’ to Jan Morris who was present at the July 8th regular port commission meeting, he also showed Jan where there was parking behind the Landing Building that she may be able to rent from Jerry Esser, the owner of the Landing building enabling her customers to have additional parking. Commissioner O’Laughlin spoke to WSDOT last week and made arrangements to have WSDOT remove the overgrown vegetation along Highway 101 between the HCO Gas station and the clinic for safer public parking along the highway for the merchants’ customers in Hoodsport. The WSDOT crew is working on it today.

Port Maintenance Reports:

Hoodsport Marina & Waterfront Park:

Public Restrooms:

Hoodsport Trail Park:

Port Operations Manager Report:

K.Wyatt was present at the pre construction meeting with the WSDOT representative, the permits were approved and the onsite discussion of the plan was approved to move forward with the ‘access’ in to the Hoodsport trail park at the West end on both sides of State Route 119. K. Wyatt received a phone call from a lake Cushman resident who complained about a homeless woman with a bicycle whom they thought was living at the Hoodsport Trail Park. K. Wyatt contacted the Ports Maintenance director who had seen her there before and will make attempts to have her move on and get some assistance. K. Wyatt is still being approached to find out why there were no fireworks in Hoodsport and has made suggestions to everyone who inquires to spearhead an events committee which is what it will take to have any event in Hoodsport, so far people are too busy and there have been no takers.

Budget: Review of Port of Hoodsport General account Financial Statement for June 2015 with an ending balance of $125,869.21. Port of Hoodsport Investment Account $226,952.17

Old Business:

It has been determined that Disc Golf is permitted within the guidelines and parameters of the WA State Parks Program of Utilization designed for the Hoodsport Trail Park as part of what is regarded as the highest & best use for public enjoyment at the Hoodsport Trail Park. Disc Golf is a popular sport with low impact on the environment would not impact current usage of the trail park and will create additional hiking opportunities. This sport will bring tourism, local jobs and revenue to the Hoodsport area.

New Business: None

Next Meetings: Next Regular Port Commission meeting is Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 9am.

Adjourn: Commissioner Petz made a motion to adjourn the Regular Port meeting, Commissioner O’Laughlin seconded, unanimously approved, meeting adjourned at 9:35 am.

2015 Regular Port Commission Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesdays at 9a.m. August 12, August 19, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 16

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Commissioner O’Laughlin Commissioner Petz Commissioner Brazil