MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
OF THE PORT OF HOODSPORT COMMISSION
May 22, 2014
Call to Order:
Meeting Held at: Hoodsport Port Commissions Office 24113 N US Hwy 101 #A Hoodsport, WA
Roll Call: Commissioner Brazil
Staff Present: K. Wyatt, Port Operations Manager
B. Osborne, Hoodsport Services
Public: Ron Satterfield ~Fire Chief Hoodsport Fire Department
Approval of Agenda:
Commissioner O’Laughlin made a motion to approve the 05-22-14 meeting agenda. Commissioner Brazil seconded, unanimously approved.
Commissioner O’Laughlin made a motion to approve the minutes of May 8, 2014. Commissioner Petz seconded, unanimously approved.
Commissioner O’Laughlin made a motion to approve the Vouchers of May 2014 2of2 $591.51, May 3of3 $1,550.92 Commissioner Petz seconded, unanimously approved.
Hoodsport Fire Chief Satterfield elaborated on last year’s annual 4th of July celebration, stating there were too many vehicles from different fire departments who will not be at this year’s event. There will be one fire truck at the Hoodsport Port dock & one fire truck at the Hatchery to give better coverage. Aide vehicles will be parked in the Port of Hoodsport’s parking area South of West Realty. The water lines on the dock will be inspected prior to the event. The biggest challenge will be controlling the parking lot. No volunteer firefighters and any firefighter’s families will be allowed to park personal vehicles in the parking area at the dock. Only Hoodsport Fire department vehicles and aide vehicles will be parking in front of the dock and in the parking area.
Port Maintenance Reports:
Hoodsport Marina: Use of the boat slips has increased. No problems to report. All planters are planted along the waterfront park and Flower Baskets have been hung on Port property. Public Restrooms: Usual maintenance regarding plugged toilets and toilet paper theft. Hoodsport Trail Park: A dangerous tree that was threatening the kiosk and outhouse was dropped; the Kiwanis will cut it up and out of parking area. Bruce will contact the Boy Scout Master. Lake Cushman Resort has offered an overnight camping outing to the Boy Scouts in exchange for work done to help the Port at the Hoodsport Trail Park. The deputy at the WA state corrections center will be contacted to have a prison crew help with chipping branches from downed trees to create mulch for distribution in the park where needed. Discussion on how to obtain a Safety crossing sign for hikers that will cross over State Rt. 119 onto continuation trails on the golf course side of the highway. Will need approved access on both sided of the road in order to get trail crossing signs. Commissioner O’Laughlin will check into what will be needed. Back up maintenance help is being solicited.
Port Operations Manager Report:
Membership with the Economic Development Council will be continued and meetings will be attended by the Port Commissioners. Commissioner Brazil will pursue the people he knows who have a sign making machine that can make the trail, flora & fauna interpretive signs for the Hoodsport trail park. Commissioner Petz also has a machine that may be used. Some photos may be purchased through the Park service. Moorage fee signs will be made and posted in front of the Boat slips on the dock. In regards to the Celebrate Hoodsport event, Signs will be posted on the dock, on the street in front of the dock and around the Port office regarding parking of boats, when to clear the dock and parking of vehicles to ensure clear pathways for Port staff, Pyrotechnic staff, Sheriffs, Tow Truck, Fire department and Aide vehicles on the evening of the Fireworks event. AAA Septic will pump the Public restrooms septic tanks on Wednesday July 2nd at 8am in preparation for the enormous amount of people who will be in Hoodsport for the annual Celebrate Hoodsport weekend event, 5 Port o Pots will also be rented by the Port to facilitate the crowd, 3 including one ADA will be positioned on the grass between the Mexican restaurant and waterfront park and two will be positioned at the North end of the Port. All arrangements are underway for Traffic Control and Public Safety. Discussed the Ports letterhead and it was determined the 50th anniversary logo could be dropped. Discussed posting a sign at the Waterfront Kiosk regarding removal of Shellfish from the Port of Hoodsport’s beach; State regulations on shellfish harvesting in that area will be posted. The Commissioners took a look at property that could possibly accommodate 10-12 additional public parking spaces located adjacent to the South end of the Port property. Commissioner O’Laughlin will pursue County officials to ensure possibilties.
Review of Expenditures/Revenue month ending March/April 2014
As per Commissioner Petz, the Food Bank Van is almost dead. Mason County Transit keeps their vans for 5 years; they can then sell them to a Public entity for $1.00. The Port of Hoodsport can purchase the van for $1.00 and sell it to the Food Bank for $1.00. The Food Bank can pay the registration fees. Will check in to the cost of insurance for any interim period of time until the van is retrofitted to remove stickers, seats, paint over old signage. Commissioner Petz will pursue protocol with Mason County Transit.
An interest in Zip Line courses will be investigated further to possibly install a Zip Line system at an appropriate location in Hoodsport. Frisbee Golf will also be investigated as it has become a popular sport. Both of these sports could bring tourism and jobs to the Hoodsport area.
Next meeting date is Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 9am.
Commissioner Petz made a motion to adjourn the Regular Port meeting. Commissioner O’Laughlin seconded, unanimously approved, meeting adjourned at 11:00 am
2014 Regular Port Commission Meetings
are scheduled as follows: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.: June 11, June 18, July 9, July 16, August 13, August 27, September 10
Minutes Approved: May 8, 2014
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Commissioner O’Laughlin Commissioner Petz Commissioner Brazil