Northshore Harbor Center

Board of Commissioners Meeting

April 11, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 am by Board Chairman Mark Myers.  Mr. Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Kathy Lowrey proceeded with roll call.  Present:  Mark Myers, Carol Beech, Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Irma Cry, Martin Jackson, Martin Patel, Thomas Shinn and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:   Kurt Bozant, Carrie Calvin, Kevin Davis, Donna O’Daniels and Darrell Smith.  Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Kelly Baudoin.

The Board moved to the reading and approval of the March meeting minutes.  On page 2, a typo was noted to change the next meeting date from March to April.  A motion to approve with correction was made by Martin Patel, with a second by Irma Cry.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

Martin Bruno gave the Treasurer’s report.  He noted that the budget actuals look good in comparison to the budgeted numbers.

The meeting moved on to Old Business.  The first item was discussion of the hotel occupancy fee.  Ms. Lowrey provided an update regarding her meetings with local hotels.  She further updated the Board on progress working with TCI Communications in the planning process for hosting focus groups.  Ms. Lowrey then provided an update on the acoustic panel RFP that is being written.  She noted that additional information was provided to Mr. Bernard and she is awaiting receipt of the specifications.

New Business brought discussion of the Compliance Questionnaire that is required for the annual audit.  Board members offered some corrections in Board contact information to the document.  A motion to approve with corrections was made by Martin Bruno and seconded by Stephanie Berault.  The questionnaire was unanimously approved for submission to the auditors.

Ms. Lowrey then presented the General Manager’s report.  She announced that the administrative assistant position had been filled and that Ms. Jessica Summers would start on April 23rd.  She also reminded the Board members to complete their online Ethics training and submit a copy of the completion certificate for NHC files.  A reminder was also given regarding completion of the financial disclosure forms by May 15th.  Board members were encouraged to maintain a copy for their files.  An overview on the success of the recent Bark Fest was given, followed by information on a staff development grant that is being applied for.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales Report.  A motion was made by Martin Bruno to adjourn the meeting, followed by a motion by a second by Carol Beech and the meeting adjourned at 10:05 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lowrey