BOARD MINUTES

THE HARBOR CENTER BOARD

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022, 9 AM

100 HARBOR CENTER BLVD. SLIDELL, LA 70461

The meeting was called to order at 9:02 am by Board Chairman, Mr. Mark Myers.

Mr. Martin Bruno gave the invocation and Mr. Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ms. Lowrey led roll call. Present: Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith, Betty Thomas, and Kathleen Wilkin. Absent:  Stephanie Berault, Donna O’Daniels, Gregory Parke, and Athena Tzuanos. There was a quorum. Also present: Kathy Lowrey, Kelly Baudoin, and Valerie Waeltz.

There were no guests. There was no public comment.

The minutes from the meeting of March 3, 2022, were reviewed. Mr. Smith motioned to accept the minutes, Mr. Davis seconded.  Martin Bruno and Thomas Shinn abstained and the motion was approved with a majority in favor.

Ms. Lowrey then presented the Treasurer’s Report commenting on the healthy balance in the Contingency account and Cash Operating accounts. She also informed the Board that at some point a budget adjustment would be required for the Contingency account line item.  This is due to large, unexpected expenditures for lighting repairs. Mr. Bruno motioned to accept the report, Mr. Davis seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously agreed to approve.

The meeting then moved on to Old Business. Ms. Lowrey began by stating that the Zoning Commission approved the Harbor Center’s new zoning and it was moving to the Parish council for approval. Mr. Davis noted that the new zoning will allow for more latitude on what can be done with the property. Ms. Lowrey also mentioned that she had received the front-end documents from Blitch Knevel and they will be emailed out to Board members. She noted that Blitch Knevel will have the construction documents finished on April 29, 2022, which will enable The Harbor Center to begin publishing bid notices.

Ms. Lowrey also reminded the Board that it was time for the State Ethics training, as well as the Sexual Harassment Training. In addition to these reminders, the annual financial disclosure for 2021 was also due.

There was no New Business.

Ms. Lowrey began the General Manager’s report by notifying the Board of the resignation of Board member, Ms. Elaine DiMicelli. Ms. Lowrey has forwarded a potential candidate’s resume’ to the Parish Council for approval to fill the now vacant seat. She also informed the Board that The Harbor Center has contracted with Ericksen Krentel for the annual audit.  The preliminary audit prep and recommendations are currently being worked on.

Ms. Lowrey also read a complimentary letter from LCMS and noted that it will be used as a testimonial for marketing purposes.

Ms. Waeltz presented the sales report.

Mr. Bruno and Mr. Myers both mentioned they would be out of town for the following meeting on May 5, 2022. Ms. Lowrey suggested moving the meeting to May 4, 2022, and it was agreed upon.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 am. Mr. Smith motioned to adjourn, and Mr. Davis seconded. It was unanimously agreed upon. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 9 am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kelly Baudoin