THE HARBOR CENTER BOARD
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021, 9 AM
100 HARBOR CENTER BLVD. SLIDELL, LA 70461
The meeting was called to order at 9:01 am by Board Chairman, Mr. Mark Myers.
Mr. Myers gave the invocation and then led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ms. Lowrey led roll call. Present: Stephanie Berault, Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Darrell Smith, Betty Thomas, Athena Tzuanos, and Kathleen Wilkin. Absent: Carrie Calvin, Gregory Parke, and Thomas Shinn. There was a quorum. Also present: Kathy Lowrey, Kelly Baudoin, and Valerie Waeltz.
Mike Caparotta was present as a guest and representative from Ericksen Krentel, LLP. There was no public comment.
Mr. Myers began the meeting by asking for a motion to move New Business to the beginning of the agenda. Mr. Bozant motioned to accept, Ms. Tzuanos seconded, and the motion was unanimously approved. Mr. Caparotta then presented the Harbor Center’s 2020 financial audit. He reported an unmodified opinion on the statement, as well as no instances of non-compliance and no difficulties in completion of the audit. Mr. Bruno motioned to accept the audit report, Mr. Bozant seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.
The minutes from September 16, 2021, and October 7, 2021, were then discussed. Mr. Davis moved to accept the minutes from September, Mr. Smith seconded, Mr. Bruno abstained, and the minutes were otherwise unanimously approved. Ms. Berault moved to accept the minutes from October, Ms. Tzuanos seconded, Mr. Bozant, Mr. Bruno and Mr. Smith abstained, and the remainder of the Board approved.
Mr. Bruno then gave the Treasurer’s Report. Ms. Lowrey notified the Board that a budget amendment would be requested at the December meeting to cover updates and repairs to the building. She also informed the Board that the income received from the Hotel Occupancy Tax was more than anticipated. Mr. Bruno motioned to adopt the Treasurer’s Report, Mr. Bozant seconded and the motion to accept unanimously passed.
The meeting then moved to Old Business. Ms. Lowrey and Mr. Myers provided a review to the Board of the new meeting rooms and expanded parking lot. Ms. Lowrey also updated the Board on the new monument sign that will be placed on the boulevard. She informed Board members that the permits have been issued, construction has begun, and the timeline was projected to be around 6 weeks to completion.
Ms. Lowrey then gave the General Manager’s Report. She reminded the Board that a quorum was necessary for the meeting in December. She also updated the Board on the ongoing exterior repairs of the building due to Hurricane Ida.
Ms. Waeltz then presented the sales report.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:01 am. Mr. Davis motioned to adjourn, and Mr. Bozant seconded. It was unanimously agreed upon. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
December 2, 2021, at 9 am.