January 10, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am. Past President, John Brewer, led the flag salute. A moment of silence was held in memory of member, John Halberg. John’s son Greg was among the guests.
District 2 Fire Chief, Sam Phillips, said over 1,000 pounds of food and $500 in cash was collected for the food bank.
Matthew Rainwater moved and Dick Pilling seconded accepts of December 20, 2016 minutes. Motion Carried.
Matthew Rainwater moved and Jack Glaubert seconded acceptance of Board Minutes for January 9, 2017. Motion carried.
Matthew Rainwater moved and Dick Pilling seconded accept of the 2017 Budget. Motion carried.
NOLA: Kaj Ahlburg, PABA Representative, asked for an alternate for days he cannot make it to meetings.
MEMBERSHIP: Jon Fager said dues were due so see him for application forms.
Port of Port Angeles Executive Director, Karen Goschen, presented a powerpoint to review 2016 and plans for 2017.
The year 2016 saw staff changes, K-Ply cleanup, CRTC startup, Air Service plans, log yard activity and completed port projects.
The K-Ply cleanup included removal of over 53,000 tons of contaminated soil, 16′ deep excavation and addition of 19,000 tons of crushed concrete. (Concrete was recycled from the old Elwha Dam.)
The CRTC or Composite Recycling Technology Center was dedicated in August and has already produced its first product – Pickleball Paddles. It is working with Peninsula College’s Advanced Manufacturing Composite Technology Program and is also working to market itself.
Commercial Air Service has been in contact with 11 lines. Problems arise due to Lincoln Park trees, length of runway, SeaTac vs. Boeing field, competition with local taxi and bus service, passenger numbers and business jet service just to name a few.
Log Yard service has seen a decline from 500 acres to 25 acres but the Port will continue to maintain it since it employs workers and supports other jobs throughout the County.
The outlook for 2017 will be for $8.9 million in revenues, new marina agreement, support for the CRTC, timer arrearage, community and partner programs. Capital projects include plans for a wash down pad, Marine Trade Industrial Park, T3 Dolphin Improvement, sprinkler system, storm water work, upgrades and security of facilities and improvement at the two marinas.
Q & A
Rayonier? Different players.
CRTC Funding? Through 2017 only.
Pontoons? No practical for business use.
Power Boats and Sailboats? Marketing plans in the works now.
Nippon? There are two interested in it right now. Would like to see it continue as a mill.
K-Ply vs. Harbor Cleanup Time Frames? Costs, influences of community, especially for small business owners.
January 17: Port Angeles School Bond & Levy
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am.