INDIANOLA PORT DISTRICT
PORT COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MEETING MINUTES OF THE INDIANOLA PORT DISTRICT BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS, Tuesday February 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM, INDIANOLA CLUBHOUSE 20446 INDIANOLA ROAD NE, INDIANOLA, WA 98342
Commissioners in attendance: Jeff Henderson, Eric Cookson, John Lane
Recording Secretary: Jayne Larson
CALL TO ORDER Commissioner Henderson called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM
COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: Commissioner Comments is the time for Board members to present verbal reports and suggest future agenda items. None
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
All matters listed within the Consent Agenda have been distributed to each member of the Commission for reading and study, are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion of the Commission with no separate discussion. If separate discussion is desired, that item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and placed on the Regular Agenda by a Commission member or by Citizen Request. None
OLD BUSINESS ITEMS
NEW BUSINESS ITEMS
A. Presentation for the purpose of securing grants to replace bents #1-4 and change the aesthetics for entrance to the dock incorporating seating, ADA access and a planting area.
1. Commissioner Cookson presented the background and processes undertaken to obtain grants from state funding sources. Grant applications are submitted on line and later in a power point presentation in Olympia.
2. Terry Reckord prepared and provided wonderful drawings of the plan for the changes for the entrance of the dock.
3. Commissioner Cookson reviewed the advantages and key issues of the head of the dock remodel.
a. Heritage – The dock is one of the old Mosquito Fleet dock sites and figures in the Kitsap County Mosquito Fleet Trail. Some of the other historic docks have received recognition plaques. Commissioner Henderson will contact KC Public Works to find out how Indianola can get a plaque.
b. National Park site – As an access point on the newly formed National Water Trail, the dock provides public access and recreation.
c. Ecology impact – Replacement of head of the dock would also provide an opportunity to remove treated lumber and creosote pilings. Native plants could be added to the planter. Indianola beach and tide flats are class 1 and class 2 habitats for herring and smelts.
d. ADA compliance – the ramp around the planter would allow a more gradual slope bringing the access within ADA requirements.
e. Shoreline Management Act goals – The dock is one of very few public water access points in Kitsap County. The County goal is 10% of shoreline to be accessible.
B. Commissioner Cookson requested the community’s help in gathering copyright free photos for the presentation. Photos are needed that show all the variety of activities on the dock and the beach (with the dock in the background).
C. Next regular meeting will be February 16, 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Indianola Living Hope Church, 20789 Division St. NE. Indianola, WA 98342.
OPEN TO PUBLIC COMMENT – A member of the public raised the question about adding a lower railing down the stairs to the beach for young children. This issue has been discussed in previous Port meetings.
A. Commissioner Lane provided an example of the lumber to be used to replace the dock railing. The Commissioners discussed and decided that a slight slope on the top surface of the railing would be a good idea to avoid water pooling on the surface.
B. Commissioner Henderson thanked everyone for attending the special meeting.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – NONE
ADJOURNMENT – Commissioner Henderson moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM, Seconded by Commissioner Lane, passed unanimously.
Commissioner, Jeff Henderson
Commissioner, Eric Cookson
Commissioner, John Lane
Recording Secretary, Jayne Larson
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