Northshore Harbor Center

Board of Commissioners Meeting

May 2, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 9:03 am by Board Chairman Mark Myers.  Mr. Myers gave the invocation and pledge.

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

The Board moved to the reading and approval of the minutes.  A motion to approve the minutes was made by Kevin Davis and seconded by Irma Cry.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

The meeting moved to Old Business.  Ms. Lowrey updated the Board that she is continuing to explore the possibility of utilizing cooperative endeavor agreements for government clients, as well as the possibility of offering community classes.

Ms. Lowrey then provided an overview of recent focus groups that were conducted and noted that a presentation would be given at the June Board meeting.

She further stated that she was awaiting a proposal to write acoustic panel specifications for the Bid Request from Sizeler.

The Board moved on to New Business.  Ms. Lowrey stated that meetings had continued with local hotels and the Lodging Association regarding the possibility of an increase in the Harbor Center occupancy fee.  Martin Bruno made a motion to authorize Ms. Lowrey to move forward in discussions on the occupancy fee.  It was seconded by Stephanie Berault and passed unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey provided the Board with an update on the facility’s property insurance.  She will schedule Mr. Case to present a full insurance overview at a future Board meeting.

Next on the agenda was the General Manager’s report.  Ms. Lowrey reminded all Board members who had not done so yet, to complete their online ethics training and financial disclosure as required by law.

She then provided an update on the Friends of the Harbor Center’s upcoming Family Fun Day on July 28th.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz then presented the Sales Report.  A motion to adjourn was made by Darrell Smith and seconded by Kurt Bozant and the meeting adjourned at 10:19.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lowrey