BOARD MINUTES

THE HARBOR CENTER BOARD

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021 9 AM

VIA ZOOM

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

Ms. Lowrey led Roll Call. Present:  Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Carrie Calvin, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Martin Patel, Thomas Shinn, and Darrell Smith. Also present were Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz, and Kelly Baudoin.  Absent: Kurt Bozant and Kathleen Wilkin. There was a quorum.

Mr. Myers then acknowledged the guests and asked for public comment.  None was given. Mr. Myers also introduced the staff.

The meeting then went to vote to accept the items on the agenda to be addressed in ZOOM format. Mr. Bruno moved to accept the agenda items; Mr. Davis seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

The minutes from December 3, 2020 were then brought to the table. Mr. Bruno motioned to accept the minutes, Mr. Davis seconded the motion, and the minutes were unanimously approved.

Mr. Bruno then provided the Treasurer’s Report. He noted income was down 53% due to COVID-19. Discussion ensued regarding insurance renewals and possible increases. Ms. Lowrey affirmed the budget would have to be adjusted if insurance does increase. Mr. Myers asked Ms. Lowrey to get information on the insurances so the possible increase can be put on the March 2021 agenda. Mr. Bruno then motioned to accept the treasurer’s report, Mr. Patel seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.

The meeting then moved to Old Business with Ms. Lowrey giving a COVID-19 business update.  She reported that The Harbor Center hosted Delta Festival Ballet and was able to accommodate up to 250 due to the event being recategorized at theatre capacity. She also informed the Board of Flair’s Booster Gymnastics competition, an upcoming event that would also have 250 capacity. She reminded the Board that the extra $1 hotel tax began collection on January 1, 2021.  Ms. Lowrey shared information with the Board of the CASPER system, which cleans the air of large facilities, but noted that it was very expensive. Ms. Lowrey informed the Board that it would be further researched.

Ms. Lowrey then gave an update on Lobby Lounge, noting the January cancellation and that the upcoming concerts would be taken month by month or whether to cancel or not.

Next, Ms. Lowrey told the Board several continuing education programs the staff are regularly working on. She then asked the Board if they would prefer to continue holding board meetings in ZOOM format or to go back to in-person meeting. Mr. Shinn motioned to allow ZOOM format to continue, Ms. Berault seconded the motion, and the motion was unanimously approved.

There was no new business. There was no General Manager’s Report.

Ms. Waeltz then gave the Sales Report.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:31 am. Mr. Bruno motioned to adjourn and Mr. Davis seconded. It was unanimously agreed upon. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday,

February 4, 2021 at 9 am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kelly Baudoin