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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Northshore Harbor Center

Board of Commissioners

2018 Meeting Dates

 January 3

February 7

March 7

April 11

May 2

June 6

July 12

August 2

September 6

October 4

November 8

December 6

 

 

Northshore Harbor Center Agenda

 

 

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

 

 

Northshore Harbor Center

Board of Commissioners Meeting

April 11, 2018

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

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

The Board moved to the reading and approval of the March meeting minutes.  On page 2, a typo was noted to change the next meeting date from March to April.  A motion to approve with correction was made by Martin Patel, with a second by Irma Cry.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

Martin Bruno gave the Treasurer’s report.  He noted that the budget actuals look good in comparison to the budgeted numbers. 

The meeting moved on to Old Business.  The first item was discussion of the hotel occupancy fee.  Ms. Lowrey provided an update regarding her meetings with local hotels.  She further updated the Board on progress working with TCI Communications in the planning process for hosting focus groups.  Ms. Lowrey then provided an update on the acoustic panel RFP that is being written.  She noted that additional information was provided to Mr. Bernard and she is awaiting receipt of the specifications.

New Business brought discussion of the Compliance Questionnaire that is required for the annual audit.  Board members offered some corrections in Board contact information to the document.  A motion to approve with corrections was made by Martin Bruno and seconded by Stephanie Berault.  The questionnaire was unanimously approved for submission to the auditors.

Ms. Lowrey then presented the General Manager’s report.  She announced that the administrative assistant position had been filled and that Ms. Jessica Summers would start on April 23rd.  She also reminded the Board members to complete their online Ethics training and submit a copy of the completion certificate for NHC files.  A reminder was also given regarding completion of the financial disclosure forms by May 15th.  Board members were encouraged to maintain a copy for their files.  An overview on the success of the recent Bark Fest was given, followed by information on a staff development grant that is being applied for.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales Report.  A motion was made by Martin Bruno to adjourn the meeting, followed by a motion by a second by Carol Beech and the meeting adjourned at 10:05 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lowrey

 

 

 

NHC Board Meeting

March 7, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 9:02 a.m. by Board Chairman, Mark Myers.  Kurt Bozant gave the invocation and Mr. Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

The meeting began one person short of a quorum so Mr. Myers tabled the minutes pending a  quorum.

The meeting then moved to Old Business and Ms. Lowrey provided an update on acoustic panels.  She outlined that she had met with Sherman Bernard.  She stated that Mr. Sherman would communicate with vendors and write specifications that would be open to all products that would sufficiently meet the facility’s needs. 

The audit contract was tabled due to the lack of a quorum.

Ms. Lowrey stated that she and Ms. Waeltz have been meeting with local hotels and will meet with the two remaining hotels soon.  Discussion ensued. 

Ms. Lowrey then provided an update on progress with TCI Communications regarding focus groups.

Donna O’Daniels joined the meeting which provided a quorum of the Board.  The Board returned to the reading and acceptance of the January and February minutes.  Kevin Davis motioned to approve the February 7, 2018 minutes, seconded by Martin Bruno.  The vote was unanimous and the motion passed. 

Mr. Myers moved on while waiting for the January minutes.  He stated that during a strategic planning meeting, the need for meeting rooms was discussed.  Meeting rooms have always been a part of the plan, but were budget engineered out during construction.  They would be a tremendous asset in attracting additional business.  Discussion ensued.  

With old business completed and distribution of the January 3, 2018 minutes, the Board returned to consideration of the January minutes.  Kevin Davis moved to accept the minutes as written, with a second from Irma Cry.  The minutes passed unanimously.

The Board returned to consideration of the contract for the annual audit to be conducted by Heinz and Macaluso.  Discussion ensued.  Martin Bruno motioned to approve the contract, seconded by Kevin Davis.  With no further discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

Having no new business, Mr. Myers called for the General Manager’s report.  Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of the need to complete the ethics course and financial disclosure statement.  She requested that the Board members provide a copy of the Ethics Certificate because a copy is required to be kept on file.

Ms. Lowrey provided an overview of the Bayou Bark Fest event being hosted by the Friends of the Harbor Center, as well as other recent events that have occurred.

Mr. Myers then requested the sales report.  Valerie Waeltz gave an update on events to be held in April and May.  She then provided an overview of sales income, pending and signed contracts and new proposals.

The next meeting will be held on April 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

A motion to adjourn was made by Kevin Davis and seconded by Kurt Bozant.  With a unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathy Lowrey

 

 

 

 

NHC Board Meeting

February 7, 2018

 

The Meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by Chairman Mark Myers.  Board Chairman, Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Due to the lack of a quorum, review of the minutes was tabled until the March meeting.

Ms. Barbara Carey of TCI Communications and Mr. Adrian Percy of Percy and Company then gave a presentation regarding what the process of conducting a focus group for the Northshore Harbor Center will be.   

Ms. Lowrey provided an update on the status of the acoustic panel RFP.  She will be meeting with Mr. Sherman Bernard of Bernard Productions to assist with the specifications that will be used.

The Board moved on to consider the use of the facility and how it might provide more events free to the community similar to the free classes offered by the Castine Center.  Discussion ensued.

Ms. Lowrey then provided the Board with an overview of the Friends of the Harbor Center’s rental rates and the work that they are doing to produce more community events and support the Harbor Center’s efforts.

Discussion moved to the catering policy.  The Board confirmed that under the new policy, Mardi Gras balls who wish for their members to carry in their own liquor for balls are allowed to do so.

Discussion of the contract for the 2017 audit was tabled until the March meeting due to the lack of a quorum.

Ms. Lowrey then presented the General Manager’s report, followed by presentation of the sales report by Ms. Waeltz. 

The next meeting will be held on March 7, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathy Lowrey

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Jr., Carrie Calvin, Irma Cry, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Carol Beech, Kevin Davis, Martin Jackson, Martin Patel and Thomas Shinn.   Also present: Sara Pagones, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Board Chairman Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The board reviewed minutes from the December regular meeting.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Darrell Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

The Board continued with Old Business on the agenda.  Ms. Kathy Lowrey presented the focus group proposals.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Smith motioned to accept the proposal from TCI.  Mr. Bruno seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. 

Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the acoustic panels.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Smith motioned to put out an RFP for acoustic panels.  Ms. Irma Cry seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

As there was no new business to discuss, Ms. Lowrey presented the General Manager’s report.  This included an update on the Toys for Tots toy distribution, the award received from Convention south Magazine, and the advertising for the Northshore Harbor Center in various publications

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be February 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Smith motioned to adjourn.  Ms. Cry seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

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

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Jr., Carrie Calvin, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Martin Patel, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Carol Beech, Stephanie Berault, Irma Cry, Martin Jackson, Donna O’Daniels and Thomas Shinn.   Also present: Joe Anderson, Wynn Williams, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Board Chairman Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Myers introduced new Board member, Mr. Kurt Bozant.  Mr. Joe Anderson administered the oath of office to Mr. Bozant.  Mr. Myers introduced Ms. Wynn Williams of Hancock/Whitney Bank and all financial institution paperwork was signed.

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

Mr. Myers gave an update on the Strategic Planning Committee.  Discussion ensued.  The Board decided to wait until January’s Board meeting to make a final decision on the committee’s recommendations. 

Ms. Lowrey presented to the Board the proposals for a new server.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Davis moved to accept 1UpTech’s proposal.  Mr. Smith requested an amendment to the motion to have 1UpTech add a back-up power source to their proposal.  Mr. Davis accepted the amendment.  Mr. Martin Patel seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the status of acoustic panel estimates for the grand hall.

The Board moved on to New Business.  The proposed 2018 Budget was presented to the Board.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the proposed budget.  Mr. Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey gave the General Manager’s Report.  The USMC Band Concert was very successful and brought in 725 toys.  Those toys will be distributed on December 22nd, along with all the toys collected from the local area drop off points.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be January 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Davis is motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Bruno seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, November 1, 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, Martin Bruno, Jr., Carrie Calvin, Martin Jackson, Mark Myers, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Donna O’Daniels and Martin Patel.   Also present: Joe Anderson, Wynn Williams, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Mr. Darrell Smith gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Mark Myers introduced the new Board member, Ms. Carrie Calvin.  Mr. Joe Anderson administered the oath of office to Ms. Calvin.  Mr. Myers introduced Ms. Wynn Williams of Hancock/Whitney Bank.

The board reviewed minutes from the October regular meeting.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Darrell Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Mr. Myers updated the Board on the Strategic Planning Committee’s recent meeting.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Smith motioned to seek out market research companies by the end of November.  Ms. Stephanie Berault seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the new HVAC unit installation and the salvageable parts.

The Board moved on to New Business.  Ms. Wynn Williams presented Hancock/Whitney Bank’s proposed offer to continue our current interest rates.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Bruno motioned to accept the proposed resolution from Hancock/Whitney Bank.  Ms. Carol Beech seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey gave the General Manager’s Report.  She reminded the Board of the upcoming events, including the Smooth Jazz Matinee on November 12th, the Senior Appreciation Luncheon on November 14th, the Marine Band Concert on December 5th, and the Toys for Tots Toy Distribution on December 20th.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

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

Ms. Beech is motioned to adjourn.  Ms. Berault seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:52 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

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

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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