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MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, April 5, 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, Martin Jackson, Donna O’Daniels, Martin Patel, and Andy Prude.  Absent: Stephanie Berault, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith and John Smith.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair. 

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

The board reviewed minutes from the February’s and March’s regular meeting. Ms. Irma Cry motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Kevin Davis seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Mr. Davis motioned to add newly elected treasurer, Mr. Darrell Smith, as an authorized signer at First NBC.  Mr. Martin Jackson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Ms. Kathy Lowrey gave an update on the Catering Committee.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Myers gave the Catering Committee’s recommendations.  Mr. Davis motioned to have a third party to give written appraisal of Patton’s kitchen equipment.  Mr. Martin Bruno amended motion to include authorization of the kitchen equipment purchase up to the appraisal value.  Mr. Andy Prude seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Bruno motioned to change catering surcharge to a per head charge paid by the catering company.  Mr. Davis seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Davis motioned for the modification of the kitchen fee policy to be charged only if kitchen equipment is used.  Mr. Prude seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Myers presented the Strategic Planning Committee’s recommendation to hire Venue Solutions Group to explore budget options.  Mr. Bruno motioned to hire Venue Solutions Group at proposed fee.  Mr. Jackson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.   

Ms. Lowrey continued with the GM report.  Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the employee search for a new event manager.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of the upcoming events.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be May 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Ms. Cry motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Davis seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 10:22 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, March 8, 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: Carol Beech, Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Donna O’Daniels, Martin Patel and Darrell Smith.  Absent: Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Jr., Martin Jackson, Andy Prude, Thomas Shinn and John Smith.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Tricia Collins, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair. 

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

The board reviewed minutes from the February’s regular meeting, however, without a quorum, the minutes were tabled until April’s meeting for approval.  The addition of newly elected treasurer, Darrell Smith, as an authorized signer at First NBC was also tabled until April’s meeting.

Ms. Kathy Lowrey gave an update on the Catering Committee.  Discussion ensued.  Meetings will be scheduled with local caterers before the end of the month.  Ms. Lowrey also reminded the Board of the Strategic Planning Committee meeting to be held on March 9th at 9 a.m.

Ms. Lowrey continued with the GM report.  Ms. Lowrey informed the Board that an ad would be placed to hire a new event manager.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of the upcoming events.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The meeting adjourned at 9:33 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, February 1, 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, Martin Jackson, Martin Patel, Andy Prude and Darrell Smith.  Absent: Carol Beech, Donna O’Daniels, Thomas Shinn and John Smith.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Tricia Collins, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair. 

Mr. Martin Bruno, Jr. gave the invocation and Mr. Mark Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The board reviewed minutes from the December and January’s regular meetings.  Mr. Darrell Smith motioned to accept the minutes as written, Ms. Stephanie Berault seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Myers read the resolution to canvass the votes cast at the special election held December 10, 2016.  Mr. Bruno motioned to accept the resolution as read.  Mr. Martin Jackson seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Andy Prude motioned to accept Mr. Darrell Smith as the new Treasurer.  Ms. Irma Cry seconded and the motion carried.  Mr. Smith made a motion to amend the agenda and move to V. New Business.  Mr. Bruno seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Myers read the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire.  Mr. Smith motioned to accept the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire as read.  Mr. Bruno seconded.  Ms. Stephanie Berault requested that her address be changed.  The motion carried unanimously.

Returning to Old Business, Mr. Prude presented the proposed 2017 Budget for approval.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Smith motioned to accept the 2017 Budget, Mr. Bruno seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

The catering committee announced that a catering policy meeting would be held at 2pm, and the Board members were encouraged to attend.  The 2017 meeting dates were confirmed. 

Ms. Kathy Lowrey gave an update on the Strategic Planning Committee.  Discussion ensued.  Ms. Lowrey shared the forms and links for the Board to complete the financial disclosures and ethics training.  Due to March 1st being Ash Wednesday, the March Board meeting will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 9 am.

Ms. Lowrey continued with the GM report.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of the upcoming events and updated on the Camilla City Smooth Jazz Festival to be held in October of this year. 

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

Ms. Berault motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Kevin Davis seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 9:56 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES
Northshore Harbor Center Board
Wednesday, January 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, Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Jr., Kevin Davis, Andy Prude and Darrell Smith.  Absent: Irma Cry, Martin Jackson, Donna O’Daniels, Martin Patel, Thomas Shinn and John Smith.   Also present:  Greg Buisson, Katelyn Gross, Kathy Lowrey, Tricia Collins, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.  
Mr. Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  
The board reviewed minutes from the December’s regular meeting, however, without a quorum, the minutes were tabled until February’s meeting for approval.
Mr. Greg Buisson from Buisson Creative gave a recap on the millage renewal election.  Discussion ensued. The Resolution to Canvass Returns of December 10, 2016 Election will be voted on at the next meeting when a quorum is present.  The election of a new treasurer and the 2017 budget acceptance were also held over to next month’s meeting.
Ms. Lowrey presented the general manager’s report.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of upcoming events.  
Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales Report.
The next Board meeting is February 1st at 9:00 a.m.
The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

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