03 Oct Commission Meeting Minutes 9-11-23
PORT COMMISSION OF THE PORT OF EDMONDS MINUTES OF COMMISSION MEETING
(Via Zoom, Hybrid Meeting) September 11, 2023
Steve Johnston, President
Jim Orvis, Vice President
Jay Grant, Secretary
Angela Harris, Executive Director
Brandon Baker, Director of Marina Operations
Brittany Williams, Manager of Properties and Economic Development
Jordan Stephens, Port Attorney
Christine Svihus, Associate Attorney
Dave Teitzel, Edmonds City Council
Andor Boeck, Edmonds Yacht Club
CALL TO ORDER
President Johnston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
All those in attendance participated in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
COMMISSIONER GRANT MOVED TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. COMMISSIONER PRESTON SECONDED THE MOTION, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
COMMISSIONER ORVIS MOVED THAT THE CONSENT AGENDA BE APPROVED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
A. APPROVAL OF AUGUST 28, 2023 MEETING MINUTES, AS SUBMITTED
B. APPROVAL OF PAYMENTS
C. APROVAL OF NEW ADMINISTRATION OFFICE POSITION
COMMISSIONER GRANT SECONDED THE MOTION, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
There were no public comments.
A. Port Rebrand Update
Shannon Palmer and Noah Bell from People-People.com presented three visual identity concept options based on the previous findings collected through workshops, discussions, and surveys. Each option included a color scheme, logo, and typeface. The internal branding team then shared their feedback and recommendation to proceed with exploring option one. During exploration, the logo will be reviewed in various formats including usage for Harbor Square. Staff will bring back periodic updates throughout the process. Commissioners provided their comments on the options, generally aligning to proceed with exploring option one, with careful thought given to how we approach the integration of Harbor Square into the logo.
B. Budget Update – AWB & PNWA
Executive Director Harris reviewed the consideration given to joining Association of Washington Business and Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and the decision to hold.
CITY OF EDMONDS REPORT
Councilmember Dave Teitzel gave an overview of the City of Edmonds Landmark property purchase option and an update on the marsh clean-up and discussions with representatives from the Brownfield program regarding the future of the Marsh.
YACHT CLUB REPORT
Andor Boeck requested assistance with parking issues, explaining that the Yacht Club parking spots in the gravel lot are being used by the public. Director of Marina Operations Baker shared discussions he has had with the Yacht Club on the issue and will follow up to include Andor in those discussions. Executive Director Harris explained the Port is having internal discussions on parking in general.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
• Executive Director Harris provided an update on the Seawall reconstruction project specific to the mitigation calculator and the changes to the cost of mitigation credits.
• Tentatively planning a trip to Washington DC to meet with legislators and staff regarding support for our Seawall reconstruction project and upcoming grant opportunities. Executive Director Harris will send the dates once confirmed, and requests that two or more commissioners consider attending.
COMMISSIONER’S COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE REPORTS
• Commissioner Preston discussed his recent attendance at the Economic Alliance trustee meeting.
• Commissioner Orvis walked the port during the Fishing Derby and mentioned it looked like a great event with many participants and public members at the marina over the weekend.
• Commissioner Grant took a moment to recognize and speak about 9/11.
Commission President Johnston presented and walked through the draft of the Rules Governing the Transaction of Port Commission Business that was drafted by our port attorney with his input as well as input from Executive Director Harris. The commissioners discussed and made several comments regarding potential changes or questions they had. The changes will be addressed, and the updated document brought to the next meeting for final review and adoption via a resolution.
The Commission meeting was adjourned at 9:19 p.m.
Port Commission Secretary