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2017 Board Meetings

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MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Carol Beech, Martin Bruno, Jr., Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Martin Jackson, Martin Patel.   Also present: Kathy Lowrey, Eileen Sementilli, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Mr. Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Ms. Kathy Lowrey presented a plaque to Ms. Eileen Sementilli, for her 10 years of dedication and service to the Northshore Harbor Center.

The board reviewed minutes from the September regular meeting.  Mr. Kevin Davis motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Darrell Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Ms. Kathy Lowrey updated the Board on the new catering policy that recently took effect.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Davis motioned to request Breaux Mar to correct the kitchen equipment depreciated cost sheet to include the Northshore Harbor Center’s address.  Mr. Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the Strategic Planning Committee’s upcoming meeting.  Discussion ensued.  Ms. Lowrey informed the Board that the new HVAC unit will be delivered the 3rd or 4th week of October.

The Board moved on to New Business and the election of a new Vice-chair.  Mr. Martin Bruno and Mr. Darrell Smith were both nominated.  Mr. Bruno conceded, and Mr. Smith was unanimously elected Vice-chair.  Ms. Lowrey announced the Treasurer’s position was open.  Mr. Davis motioned to nominate Mr. Bruno as Treasurer.  Ms. Carol Beech seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Bruno is to be added to the Whitney Bank account.

Ms. Lowrey gave the General Manager’s Report.  She reminded the Board of the upcoming events, including the Marine Band Concert on December 5, 2017.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be November 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Davis motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Smith seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:47 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:03 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Jr., Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Thomas Shinn and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Carol Beech, Martin Jackson, Martin Patel, Darrell Smith and John Smith.   Also present:  Joe Anderson, Andy Prude, Mike Caparotta, Sara Pagones, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Mr. Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Mr. Joe Anderson administered the Oath of Office to Ms. Kathleen Wilkin,  the newest Board member, appointed by State Representative Kevin Pearson.  Ms. Kathy Lowrey presented a plaque to Mr. Andy Prude, for his many years of service on the Board of Commissioners.

The board reviewed minutes from the August regular meeting.  Ms. Stephanie Berault motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Kevin Davis seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Mr. Myers updated the Board on the process of the catering policy.  Discussion ensued.

Ms. Kathy Lowrey introduced Mike Caparotta with Heinz Macaluso. 

Mr. Caparotta, from Heinz & Macaluso presented the financial audit.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the audit.  Mr. Davis seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Myers read the financial institution resolutions.  Mr. Davis motioned to accept the resolution and grant authorization for the Board Officers and the General Manager to access bank accounts online.  Ms. Irma Cry seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  Ms. Irma Cry motioned to accept the resolution and grant authorization for the Board Officers and the General Manager to transfer funds electronically for bond payments.  Mr. Davis seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

  Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the Hurricane Crisis Plan for the Northshore Harbor Center.  Discussion ensued.  Ms. Lowrey shared the economic impact of recent events at the Harbor Center.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be October 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Ms. Berault motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Bruno seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 10:04 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:02 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Jr., Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Martin Jackson, Donna O’Daniels, Martin Patel and Darrell Smith.  Absent: Carol Beech, Thomas Shinn and John Smith.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz.

Mr. Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The board reviewed minutes from the June and July regular meetings and the emergency meeting on July 17, 2017. Mr. Darrell Smith motioned to accept the minutes as written, Ms. Stephanie Berault seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Mr. Myers updated the Board on the new catering policy.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to approve and accept the Catering RFP and contract.  Ms. Berault seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Kathy Lowrey gave an update on the Strategic Planning Committee and the recent, very successful Friends of the Harbor Center Family Fun Day event.  Ms. Lowrey informed the Board that the new HVAC unit had been ordered.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be September 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Kevin Davis motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Smith seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:36 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Jr., Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Martin Jackson, Mark Myers, Andy Prude and Thomas Shinn.  Absent: Carol Beech, Martin Bruno, Donna O’Daniels, Martin Patel, John Smith and Darrell Smith.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Art Baudoin, Valerie Waeltz, Mishon Shinn and Sheila Vicknair. 

Mr. Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Due to the lack of a quorum, the accepting of the minutes was tabled until the next regular meeting.

Ms. Kathy Lowrey updated the Board on the catering policy and the Strategic Planning Committee. Discussion ensued.  Due to the lack of a quorum, the decision to accept the committee’s recommendations was tabled until the next regular meeting.

 Mr. Myers updated the Board on the HVAC issues.  Discussion ensued and it was decided to call for an Emergency Board Meeting to vote on further proceedings.

Next up, the general manager’s report was given by Ms. Lowrey. Ms. Lowrey reported on the clean state audit the Harbor Center recently received, the grant received from LA Workforce for staff development day, and the recent ALICE training that she and the Operations Director, Art Baudoin completed.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of the upcoming events, including the Friend’s Family Fun Day on July 29th.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales Report.

The next meeting will be August 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Ms. Irma Cry motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Martin Bruno seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 10:07 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m. by Vice-Chairman, Andy Prude.  Present: Stephanie Berault, Jr., Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Martin Jackson, Mark Myers, Martin Patel, Andy Prude and Darrell Smith.  Absent: Carol Beech, Martin Bruno, Donna O’Daniels, Thomas Shinn and John Smith.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Artie Baudoin, Valerie Waeltz, Angela Finch and Sheila Vicknair. 

Mr. Andy Prude gave the invocation.  Mr. Darrell Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Ms. Kathy Lowrey proceeded with roll call. Mr. Prude asked for any public comment.  None being given, the meeting proceeded.

Due to the lack of a quorum, Mr. Smith made a motion to adjust the order of the agenda to begin with the sales report.  Mr. Martin Jackson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  Ms. Valerie Waeltz gave the sales report.

Next up, the general manager’s report was given by Ms. Kathy Lowrey.  Ms. Lowrey introduced the center’s summer intern, Ms. Angela Finch.  Ms. Lowrey presented the estimate to replace one of the HVAC units.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Artie Baudoin answered questions concerning the necessary repairs or replacement.  Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the financial institution transition and the catering policy process.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of upcoming events, including the Friends Family Fun Day on July 29th.

Mr. Mark Myers arrived to produce a quorum. Mr. Prude moved to return to the top of the agenda.  Ms. Stephanie Berault seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Kevin Davis made a motion to accept the May 3, 2017 minutes as written.  Ms. Irma Cry seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Myers read the Bond Millage Resolution to levy a proposed .75 mills.  Mr. Jackson motioned to accept the Resolution as read.  Ms. Berault seconded and the motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Stephanie Berault - Yea, Irma Cry - Yea, Kevin Davis – Yea, Martin Jackson - Yea, Mark Myers - Yea, Martin Patel – Yea, Andy Prude – Yea and Darrell Smith – Yea.

Ms. Lowrey presented the advertising rates for the newspapers qualified to be considered for the official journal of the Northshore Harbor Center.  Discussion ensued.  Ms. Berault motioned to accept The Farmer as the official journal.  Mr. Davis seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

The next meeting will be July 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Jackson motioned to adjourn.  Ms. Cry seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 10:33 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:02 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Jr., Irma Cry, Donna O’Daniels, Martin Patel, Andy Prude and Thomas Shinn.  Absent: Carol Beech, Kevin Davis, Martin Jackson, Darrell Smith and John Smith.   Also present:  Sara Pagones, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz, Shari Appel and Sheila Vicknair. 

Mr. Andy Prude gave the invocation.  Mr. Mark Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The board reviewed minutes from the April regular meeting. Ms. Irma Cry motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Thomas seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to remove deceased Board member, Ms. Hannah Rucker as an authorized signer at First NBC.  Ms. Cry seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Ms. Kathy Lowrey gave an update on FirstNBC.  Discussion ensued.  Ms. Lowrey also updated on the status of the policy change concerning catering and the Strategic Planning Committee.

Ms. Lowrey continued with the GM report.  Ms. Lowrey introduced the new event manager, Ms. Shari Appel.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of the upcoming events.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be June 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Martin Patel motioned to adjourn.  Ms. Cry seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:36 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sheila Vicknair

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