May 13, 2015

Date Published: August 25, 2015



May 13, 2015

Call to Order:
10:15 am

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

                B. Osborne, Director of Maintenance

Public:         none

Approval of Agenda:
Commissioner Petz made a motion to approve the 5-13-15 meeting agenda, Commissioner Brazil seconded, unanimously approved.

Commissioner Petz made a motion to approve the regular port commission minutes of April 22, 2015. Commissioner Brazil seconded, unanimously approved.

Commissioner Petz made a motion to approve the following Vouchers for payment: May 2015 1of1 totaling $5,833.53, Commissioner O’Laughlin seconded, unanimously approved. See attached Itemized Voucher details.

Public Communication: none

Commissioner Reports:

Commissioner Petz put together a rough draft of a Power Point Presentation with an overview of the Port of Hoodsport, its budget to maintain its public assets available for the public’s use and its future plans for the Hoodsport Trail park for the public’s use & enjoyment at its highest and best potential. Commissioner Petz asked the commission to review the content and make suggestions before upcoming Public presentations. Commissioner O’Laughlin contacted WSDOT & KOMO news stations to see if they would be willing to provide a remote access camera for downtown Hoodsport with a live streaming video for weather and traffic information. WSDOT was unavailable and KOMO News declined, but would like to tap in to an existing camera. Commissioner O’Laughlin was contacted by the owner of the ProBuild building stating the building was sold and the bus stop structure needed to be moved, he contacted Hood Canal School, spoke to Mr. Battstone and they are interested in using it. Commissioner Brazil staked off the proposed new parking area at the Hoodsport Trail Park so it can be measured and a diagram can be produced. Commissioner Petz saw a ‘speed monitor’ that could possibly be used to show current travel speed on Highway 101 going through Hoodsport. Commisisoner O’Laughlin said we tried to establish speed signs and monitors a couple of years ago and were working with WSDOT & WA State Traffic control but the beauracracy was prohibitive.

Port Maintenance Reports:

Hoodsport Marina & Waterfront Park: Hanging Flower baskets will be picked up in conjunction with the Chamber on Wednesday May 20th. The dock metal landing plate needs to be replaced; it is loose and could ruin the deck boards. Commissioners agreed to have B. Osborne get prices to replace the plate.

Public Restrooms: Normal to increased usage with Shrimping season.

Hoodsport Trail Park: B Osborne met with the lady at Lake Cushman who gave him the routing machine; he brought in a sample sign to show the commission, and will be making trail park signs for the Port. The existing parking lot expansion was completed which created 5 more parking spaces. B. Osborne & J. Liller repaired the railing on the lower bridge. B. Osborne will work on a diagram for the new parking area so the job can be put out to bid. B. Osborne suggested taking a look at the website for great information on disc golf.

Port Operations Manager Report:

K. Wyatt spoke to A. Sporseen at WSDOT who gave approval for Access on both sides of State Rt 119 at the Hoodsport Trail Park which will enable the Port to create additional parking. A. Sporseen stated the paperwork should be finished on or around memorial week end at which time bids will be taken to build a gravel parking area. K. Wyatt has been attempting to contact the new contact at WA State Parks for acknowledgment of the Replacement Program of Utilization and Biennial report for the Hoodsport Trail Park. K. Wyatt was tasked by the Port Commission to find out how to go about stating there will be NO FIREWORKS permitted on Port property this year since the Annual Fireworks event was cancelled. Commissioner O’Laughlin filed for his Port Commission position coming up for re election. K. Wyatt will have more of the current Hoodsport Trail Park brochures printed. A new brochure will be created in a couple of months after more information is gathered on future additional usage of the trail park. K. Wyatt has been in contact with M. Rothrock regarding their upcoming work parties’ at the trail park to relocate small trees and gather pertinent information to design the best professional course that will coexist with current hiking trails.

Budget: Review of Port of Hoodsport Financial Statement for March 2015 with an Ending Balance of $132,882.00

Port of Hoodsport Investment Account Balance $266,952.00

Old Business:

Disc Golf is being explored to determine feasibility as it has become a popular sport with low impact on the environment and current usage of the trail park. This sport could bring tourism, local jobs and revenue to the Hoodsport area. Ongoing discussion, fact finding, exploration and research continue regarding Disc Golf as part of what is regarded as the highest & best use and enjoyment at the Hoodsport Trail Park. A public hearing will be held to discuss the idea with the public for input, questions and concerns.

New Business: None

Next Meetings: Next Regular Port Commission meeting is Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 9am.

Adjourn: Commissioner Brazil made a motion to adjourn the Regular Port meeting, Commissioner O’Laughlin seconded, unanimously approved, meeting adjourned at 10:15 am.

2015 Regular Port Commission Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesdays at 9a.m. June 10, June 17, July 8, July 15, August 12, August 19

Minutes Approved: April 22, 2015

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Commissioner O’Laughlin Commissioner Petz Commissioner Brazil