October 31, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am. Laurel Black led the flag salute.
Minutes for October 24 were corrected to read Crag Fulton not Fulmer. Dan G. moved and Matthew R. seconded acceptance of minutes with correction. Motion carried.
Marcus, Jean, Michael and many other non-introduced guests.
District 2 Fire Chief, Sam Phillips said Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue will be at the Lincoln Street Safeway on Saturday, Nov 4th, from 10am- 2pm to Fill the Fire Engine for the Port Angeles Food Bank. Cash donations, checks and food will be accepted.
Betsy Reed-Schultz announced that Port Angeles will be the third stop for the National Traveling Memorial Tribute Towers. (So far it is the only stop planned for the State of Washington.) The 30 ten foot towers honor “Our country’s military Fallen from the War on Terror”. The towers will be at the Captain Joseph House from December 8-11, 2017, 24 hours a day. Opening ceremony will be at 1:00pm on Friday, December 8. Volunteer opportunities are available. Contact Betsy at 360.460.7848.
PABA Bylaw amendments:
The changes are mainly housekeeping, with two new sections. John Brewer moved and since no second is needed, an aye vote was unanimous. (Steve Bierman said he thought the last section was a little ambiguous.)
Karen Goschen, Executive Director of the Port of Port Angeles, presented a power point that highlighted the Port’s 2017 (to date) activities and plans for 2018. She reminded the large crowd that the Port is there to help businesses to do their work better. Some accomplishments, so far, include expansion of marine trade, support of innovative wood products industry, re-establishments of air service and marketing the Port. Those activities include the KPly cleanup, structural outreach, visits to airports, and working with the FAA.
Work on air service is hindered by a pilot shortage and runway length. A new apron and building/renovations for Airborne ECS have been finished. The Port’s work on the Marine Terminal should bring more chip export business, return of the Cable Innovation, control and lighting; safer/larger moorage at Terminal 3 Dolphin, and storm water treatment at Terminal 3. The Harbormaster office was improved and upgraded providing more electrical capacity.
A $10.6 millions budget with expenses of $8.7 million will offer a little surplus to work on capital plans. The public is encouraged to attend the Budget Meeting planned for Nov. 6 at 1:00pm.
Q & A:
Q: Chip Exports and Cranes?
A: The old cranes are too old and expensive to repair. They will probably be sold for surplus scrap.
Q: Restore East entrance to boat launch?
A: Not enough water depth plus the problem with the slope. In ten years the West End entrance will be open. New signage is planned.
A: Port has no interest at this time. Might consider it 7- 10 years from now when area is cleared up. Property is still privately owned.
Marc Abshire said the Chamber Meeting Next Wednesday will be about the future of the Marine Trade Industry.
Jon Fager will be collecting 2018 dues very soon.
Nov. 7: Business Meeting (Bylaw Changes)
Nov 14: Clallam County Prosecutor, Mark Nichols
Nov 21: Don Corson, Founder of Camaraderie Cellars
Meeting adjourned at 8:28am.