Board Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2016
Vice President Phil Kitchel called the meeting to order at 7:35am.
Board members present were John B., Phil, Peggy N., Edna P., George B., Marc A. and Kaj A. Harry Bell was the only guest.
- Three letters of concern
- Chamber Bylaws
- Hargrove gift
- Meeting Minutes
- President & Vice President schedules
Letters of Concern:
- To Alan Cook, Icicle Seafoods, in support of relocation of PA fish pens. Edna moved and Kaj seconded motion to send letter. Motion carried.
- To City of Port Angeles about conditions of public restrooms near parking lot near Family Shoe Store and Odyssey Books.
- To City of Port Angeles about condition of vacant building near Mathews Glass. Kaj moved and John seconded motion to send letters to city. Motion passed. (Letter and discussion will be covered in May 24 Membership Meeting.)
Discussion arose about condition of old Rayonier Train across from library. John said Corey Delikat is working on the issue since a professional will have to be hired to remove the asbestos. Phil said he would check with the city as to what has to be done and costs involved. Steve Hauff will also be contacted.
OPCC: Kaj said a press release will be sent out about the Dungeness Water problem.
Chamber Bylaws: Marc was asked about PABA’s use of an alternative when the designated representative (Kaj) cannot attend a chamber meeting. Marc said there is nothing in the Chamber Bylaws about it. He will bring up the subject at a Chamber Board Meeting.
Hargrove gift: Thanks to Edna P., will be unveiled at Tuesday’s meeting.
Panhandling: Panhandling, even though not illegal in Port Angeles, has become a concern, mainly as a public safety issue. Cities that have panhandling ordinances seem to have less trouble. John B. moved and Kaj A., seconded that PABA send a petition to its membership about such an ordinance. Motion carried.
Scheduling Conflicts: Both John and Phil will be gone June 7. Peggy will fill in for them. Phil will cover for John at June 14 & 21 meetings. The meeting on the 28th will be a joint meeting with Chambers in Clallam and Jefferson Counties, the EDC, the West End Business Association and PADA. Meeting will be from 7:30-9:00am at the Red Lion Inn. Phil said he would be in Olympia on June 7 to testify before the DNR. He said the next 3 months are of the most importance because of Goldmark’s leaving. He said the multibillion dollar issue not only affects schools, libraries and hospitals, but anyone depending on timber tax.
Meeting Minutes: John recommended that PABA meeting minutes not be read at the meetings but be made available online. Printed copies could be made available at the meetings. John moved and Peggy loudly seconded the motion. Motion carried.
New Issue: City Pier Concept. Board members were concerned about reduction of parking in the new concept. Kaj said Department of Ecology said parking at Marine Center is too close to the water. Parking there is on solid ground yet Ecology allows ferry traffic parking over water. Marc A. moved and George B. seconded that a letter be written to the city complaining about the lack of parking spots. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:43am.