BOARD MINUTES

THE HARBOR CENTER BOARD

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022, 9AM

100 HARBOR CENTER BLVD. SLIDELL, LA 70461

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 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, Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Mark Myers, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith, Don Thanars, Betty Thomas, Athena Tzuanos and Kathleen Wilkin. Absent: Kevin Davis, and Donna O’Daniels. There was a quorum. Also present: Kathy Lowrey, Shari Appel, Kelly Baudoin, and Valerie Waeltz.

There were no guests. There was no public comment.

Mr. Myers asked for a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Thanars motioned to approve, Mr. Smith seconded, and it passed unanimously. Mr. Myers then asked for a motion to approve the minutes from October 6, 2022.Mr. Bruno motioned to approve, Mr. Shinn seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Mr. Shinn then provided the Treasurer’s Report. He summed up by stating The Harbor Center’s financial position was strong. Mr. Bruno motioned to approve the report, Mr. Bozant seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

The meeting then moved to Old Business. Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the Meeting Room Expansion project. She stated it was now in the hands of St. Tammany Parish and awaiting on final approval. It was estimated to be approved in 10 days.  She also informed the Board that the estimated construction time from breaking ground was to be 10 months.

There was no New Business.

Ms. Lowrey then gave the General Manager’s report. She started with an update on the parking lot lights that were damaged and needed replacement. She noted that these lights were in progress of being installed and would be completed soon. She also informed the Board that 10 new picnic tables for use outside had been purchased. Ms. Lowrey asked the Board for an opinion regarding booking priorities for the Lobby Lounge. The Board discussed and concluded that if a customer requested a date outside of 30 days from a Lobby Lounge concert, the concert was to be postponed and the event to take priority.  Ms. Lowrey also informed the Board that The Harbor Center was in negotiation with a company that would like to rent the kitchen long term when it was not in use by other events or caterers. She also reminded the Board that the Senior Appreciation Luncheon had returned and would be held on November 8, 2022.

Ms. Waeltz presented the sales report.

Mr. Myers then asked for comments from the Commissioners. Mr. Bruno suggested an Employee of the Month recognition for the staff. Mr. Myers reminded the Board of the final concert for Lobby Lounge 2022 series.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:31. Mr. Smith motioned to adjourn, Mr. Bozant seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 9 am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kelly Baudoin