THE HARBOR CENTER BOARD
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 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. Myers gave the invocation and then led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Myers then issued the oath of office to newly appointed board member, Ms. Elaine DiMicelli.
Mr. Myers asked for a motion to accept the agenda to allow for a hybrid in-person/zoom meeting as authorized by the Governor’s Health Emergency Declaration. Mr. Davis motioned, Mr. Bozant seconded, and the Board unanimously approved.
Ms. Lowrey led roll call. Present: Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Kevin Davis, Elaine DiMicelli, Mark Myers, Athena Tzuanos and Kathleen Wilkin. Present via Zoom: Stephanie Berault, Donna O’Daniels, Gregory Parke, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith, and Betty Thomas. There were no absences, 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 December 2, 2021, were reviewed. Mr. Bruno motioned to accept the minutes, Mr. Davis seconded, and they were unanimously approved.
Mr. Bruno then gave the Treasurer’s Report. He reviewed the current balance sheet and the year or 2021 as compared to the previous year. Mr. Davis motioned to adopt the treasurer’s report, Ms. Tzuanos seconded, and it was unanimously approved. Ms. Lowrey requested a few budget amendments by line item for 2021 due to increases in actual vs. budget. Mr. Bozant motioned to approve the amendments, Mr. Davis seconded, and the Board unanimously agreed.
The meeting then moved on to Old Business. Ms. Lowrey began by letting the Board know that there was a Zoom meeting scheduled on January 7 to discuss the re-zoning issues. She expects the whole process of rezoning to take about 90 days.
The meeting then turned to New Business. Ms. Lowrey explained that the monies received from the St. Tammany Parish fund through the state now require the Harbor Center to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) with the LA Treasury. Ms. Lowrey requested approval to sign the CEA which required a Board passed resolution. Mr. Myers requested a motion to present the resolution. Mr. Bruno motioned to accept, Ms. DiMicelli seconded, and the Board unanimously approved. Mr. Myers then gave a formal reading of the resolution. A roll call vote was then initiated. In favor: Stephanie Berault, Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Elaine DiMicelli, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Gregory Parke, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith, Betty Thomas, Athena Tzuanos, and Kathleen Wilkin. There were no nays. The resolution passed unanimously.
The Executive Board positions were then reviewed. In place as Chairman is Mark Myers, Vice Chairman is Darrell Smith and Treasurer is Martin Bruno. Mr. Bruno requested to step down and asked for a new Board member to take his place. Mr. Smith volunteered to continue as Vice Chairman. Mr. Bruno motioned to accept, Mr. Davis seconded, and the Board unanimously approved. Mr. Myers volunteered to continue as Chairman. Mr. Davis motioned to accept, Ms. Wilkin seconded, and the Board unanimously approved. Mr. Myers then asked for a volunteer to replace Mr. Bruno as Treasurer. There were no volunteers at that time.
Ms. Lowrey then provided the General Manager’s Report. She informed the Board that The Harbor Center was in the process of determining the best pricing for repair and replacement of the damaged exterior lighting due to Hurricane Ida. She also updated the Board on the return of previous Event Manager, Ms. Shari Appel. In closing, Ms. Lowrey told the Board of a few upcoming events including January’s Lobby Lounge and the LA Food Truck Festival.
Ms. Waeltz then presented the sales report.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 am. Mr. Davis motioned to adjourn, and Mr. Bruno seconded. It was unanimously agreed upon. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
February 3, 2022, at 9 am.