July 10, 2019

 

Des Moines Marina Association

P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines, WA 98198 

Board Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Officers:      President: Ken Rogers Treasurer: Ben Stewart   Vice-President: Paul Grove (absent) Secretary: Bill Linscott

Directors:   Todd Powell, Rachel Hopps, Doug Andrews, Frank Kurian, Joe Dusenbury David Barber (absent)

Members:   Patti Linscott, Don and Jane Cowan

Guests:        Harbormaster - Scott Wilkins

Opening Remarks: (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the June DMMA Board meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve minutes as written. Seconded and passed by vote.

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,858.

(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses.

Membership Status: (Frank Kurian) 31 paying members. Smallest membership in years. (See Attachment with thoughts/ideas for building DMMA membership.)

Harbormaster’s Report:   (Scott Wilkins)

4th of July Event: Good year with larger crowd.

Marina Emergency Response Team (MERT): Scott will check with the Quartermaster Yacht Club (QMYC) QYC regarding additional Information and any planning for engagement with interested parties from the Des Moines.

Fuel System Upgrade: This project is still planned for the end of 2019. There will be no fuel during this time, but it is expected to be less than 1 month of this condition. Notice to tenants will go out prior to start of the project, likely in the November/December timeframe. Ranger Tug Lease Agreement: The Marina is expanding the lease with Ranger to include the backside of the north pier in the guest moorage area.

Ladder Program: All ladders are installed. Most signage is up.

North Bulkhead Project – Update: No change in status. Lack of permit approvals (Federal Government level) caused postponement into next year.

Dredging: Work is planned for the end of year (4th quarter). They will need to have this completed by February 15, 2020, based on the State’s ecological permit requirements.

Marina Financial Information: The discussion with the City Finance Manager regarding the Marina enterprise fund is being rescheduled to the September meeting. New Tenant Restroom: Scott is planning a special purpose meeting with tenants to discuss the plans and configuration for the new tenant restroom in the south lot. Schedule will be in October, following the DMMA Fall Meeting. Weather Station: Station and its cameras are up and running.

Marina Development: No news on a specific schedule for engaging the public on a Marina Development RFQ data set. There was concern expressed that the City will again (like the Argosy boat gathering) give the public short notice on a one shot opportunity to comment. Need to encourage the City on the importance of advance notice for a meaningful public assembly and comment process. Scott will check on planning and report at next meeting.

Guest Dock Plans/Information: Katy will be posting guest moorage information on the website beginning next month. Seafood Water Retrieval Trucks: The Marina has instructed the companies retrieving water to not impact the small boat launch area. There is to be one truck at a time, which will minimize the impact. The Marina is also looking at installing a pipe and faucet set up that would move the operation away from the launch area. (More on that topic later.)

Old Business

DMMA Meeting Locations: Possible relocation of DMMA meeting to Judson Park will be considered in the November meeting. The current location was considered adequate through the end of the year. With the winter season in 2020, there may be a need to move to a different location that would be warmer in the cold weather.

New Business

Election Year - Meeting City Council Candidates: This is an election year for several City Council positions. From discussion, it was recommended we hold a Candidate Forum to ask questions and gain insight regarding thoughts and plans on the Marina from various candidates. It would be separate from the Board meeting and all tenants will be invited. Action: Bill Linscott has action to put together an invitation plan, location and schedule for this activity in the Sept-Oct time frame.

Dock Message Board: Considered a good idea for promoting the value of DMMA. The Marina is also upgrading their message boards. DMMA and the Marina will work together to on this project. Recommended these boards be “back-to-back” on the dock doors. (More at next meeting.)

DMMA Booth at the Saturday Market: From discussion, it was recommended that DMMA establish a booth/tent at the Saturday Market to assist with a membership drive. The booth will need material and a staffing plan. Action: Bill Linscott to set a proposed sign up schedule and send out to the Board members for coverage at the Saturday Markets in the September time frame.

Closing Remarks:

ADJOURN: Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 7:34pm.

Other Reminder Items: Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergency issues:  During working day: 206-960-2266  Afterhours: 206-406-7149

DMMA Website: Website content continues to improve. Suggestions are always appreciated. DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com

Next DMMA Board Meeting: No meeting in August: Next meeting – Wednesday, September 11. (Board meetings are held in the Guest Dock Tent on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm.)

 

 

Attachment to July Minutes

Building DMMA Membership:

The following ideas for building membership were identified in the June 2019 DMMA Board Meeting. They are captured in this attachment for future reference and discussion.

 

Recommendations:

1. Work with the Marina to add our mailers (such as minutes and special notices) to the Marina bills. Do this a few key times per year.

2. Set up really nice covered/enclosed bulletin boards at the head of each dock and a few other key areas.

3. Appoint a dock representative for each dock, with a job description.

4. Set up a booth at the Farmers’ Market. We could also use some of our prior handouts.

5. Possibly lower the dues to $10 or $15, or $25 for two or three years.

6. Send a special email out to folks who have been members before, but did not join this year.

7. Develop a membership form with information such as: Member Information, Mission Statement, website, future topics and past accomplishments. This could also be used as a handout if we use the Farmers’ Market booth idea.

8. Follow up on the idea to put together a cost of living graph and compare it to Marina rates over the last 5/10 years.

9. Continue to work on our website. Important we update it at least every month.

10. Once we decide on a finalized website, we need to update our banner, Marina signs and membership forms. (Needs to be done regardless.)

Des Moines Marina Association

P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines, WA 98198

 

June 12, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Officers:

President: Ken Rogers       Treasurer: Ben Stewart

Vice-President: Paul Grove (absent)       Secretary: Bill Linscott

Directors: Todd Powell, Rachel Hopps, Doug Andrews, Frank Kurian, David Barber, Joe Dusenbury (absent)

Members: Tom Sitterley, Patti Linscott, Matt Mahoney, Tom Smith, Susie and Steve Novak, Don and Jane Cowan Guests: Harbormaster: Scott Wilkins

Opening Remarks: (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

 

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the May DMMA Board meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve minutes as written. Seconded and passed by vote. 

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,798.45.

(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

Membership Status: (Frank Kurian) Two new members this evening. Paid members are currently at 31. (See Membership item in New Business.)

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

Marina Staff Schedule: Summer hours go into effect on Sunday, June 16: 7am – 7pm each day. Office is closed on Sunday.

4th of July Guest Moorage: Marina will not have any boat clubs in this year. It is a “first come, first served” event. Once in, do not leave or you will risk losing the slip.

Marina Emergency Response Team (MERT): The Quartermaster Yacht Club (QMYC) is leading an effort to establish a MERT arrangement with the Des Moines area boating community. The primary purpose of the MERT is to establish a small boat transportation/supply line to support an emergency scenario where Vashon and Maury Islands become isolated with a break down in ferry service. DMMA recommended that QMYC set up a time to discuss this with DMMA, DMYC, TTPYC, and the Poverty Bay Power Squadron. (Scott Wilkins will take the action to contact QMYC for a scheduled gathering of interested parties here in Des Moines.) Here is a brief description from the VashonBeParepared website: “Vashon’s Marine Emergency Response Team (MERT) is a cooperative project between VashonBePrepared and the Quartermaster Yacht Club. MERT was formed to solve a particular island problem. Map analysis shows there are 33 waterfront communities around Vashon and Maury islands which are accessed by only one road and that road passes through land King County has designated as likely to slide in a large earthquake.

Comprised of nine yachts with skipper and crew, the boats have been training to help Vashon's Emergency Operations Center by visiting via water any cut-off communities. Once ashore, MERT can help assess injuries, damage, and community needs. MERT can also help establish communication between the community and the Incident Command Center. If needed MERT can transport supplies and move people.”

Fuel System Upgrade: This project is still planned for the end of 2019. There will be no fuel during this time, but it is expected to be less than 1 month of this condition. Notice to tenants will go out prior to start of the project, likely in the December/November timeframe.

Ladder Program: All ladders are installed. The signage arrived last week, and is being put up. Some ladders need to be repositioned, as they are down in the water.

North Bulkhead Project – Update: No change in status. Lack of permit approvals (Federal Government level) caused postponement into next year.

Crabbing: Closed this year in Puget Sound Area 11.

Dredging: Work is planned for the end of year (4th quarter). They will need to have this completed by February 15, 2020, based on the State’s ecological permit requirements.

Ranger Tugs Agreement: Ranger Tugs has expressed interest in additional space on the north dock. DMMA expressed concern that their gate was expected to be open during the day and closed in the evening. It appears it is kept locked at all times. With it locked during the day, touch and go at the end of the dock for pump out is impacted. Scott will discuss with Ranger Tug.

Marina Financial Information - Request: Scott advised that the City Finance Director wanted clarification regarding DMMA’s request for a “look-back” on how funds were historically transferred from the Marina Enterprise Fund to the City’s General Fund. Ken Rogers advised that DMMA appreciates the time and effort of the City and Marina staff in making the accounting more transparent for tenants. The Board will discuss this topic and provide a response. (See New Business item below.) New Tenant Restroom: DMMA provided comments to Scott from the tenant survey and subsequent discussions on the restroom. Weather Station: Station and its cameras are up and running. Marina Development: The City is planning for additional consulting work done for both landside (Holmes Group) and waterside development (Mark Bunzel). These efforts will support development of a City Request for Quotation (RFQ) for developers to propose development options for the City’s consideration.            (See New Business topic below.)

Guest Dock Plans: The Marina is looking for opportunities to improve the guest dock facility and increase the number of visitors. In discussions, Scott was asked to provide better visibility to DMMA/tenants/clubs on the scheduling of various groups visiting the guest dock on weekends. All permits are in place to complete the new addition to the dockside tent in the guest moorage area. Other Tenant Items Discussed with Harbormaster: Seafood Water Retrieval Trucks: DMMA expressed concern regarding the 2 to 3 trucks that come into the Marina to retrieve sea water for various seafood suppliers/providers. The frequency of this activity is interfering with the small boat launch area. Scott advised that this was a commercial activity where the Marina can exert some controls over the operations through its permitting process. DMMA asked Scott to look at a plan that might relocate this sea water retrieval area or place other controls to minimize the traffic volume and eliminate the interference concern. Scott will update at the next meeting. New Moorage Rate Study: DMMA question: Will there be another rate study coming soon? Scott said eventually there will be. More information and insight is needed before a specific study is implemented. He will keep DMMA advised.

Old Business DMMA Survey: (Bill Linscott) – No further action required on tenant survey. This item has been overcome by events with the consultant’s report-out on waterside development recommendations and tenant responses to that. Regarding the new tenant restroom, recommendations from the tenant survey are being forwarded on to the Harbormaster. DMMA will also recommend that the Harbormaster clarify: Is there a firm timeline? Is there a prioritized list of amenities being considered for the RFP to contractors? Will there be a dedicated public meeting for tenant restroom discussion? Action: Ken Rogers will address with Harbormaster.

DMMA Meeting Locations: At the May meeting, Tom Smith offered DMMA a location at Judson Park for conduct of the monthly DMMA Board meeting. Action: DMMA board member to visit the site and make recommendation to the Board at the July meeting.

DMMA Communication Plans and Approach: The website is our choice for a communication hub. This discussion will continue in the July meeting.

New Business Clarification for City Finance Manager: Discussions were held regarding the request for clarification from the City Finance Manager – See item above in Harbormaster Report. Following discussion, it was agreed that DMMA believes it is more important to understand how the current transfer is structured than what was done in the past. While the financial relationship history between the Marina and the broader City budget is important, there is not much utility in attempting to quantify what those amounts were and how the transfers were done. How costs and revenues are being accounted for today is important to the group and a detailed understanding of that process will be useful. Having a common understanding of the accounting will go a long way to dispelling inaccurate information and help everyone to be on the same page regarding costs, expenses, etc. Action: Ken Rogers to give the DMMA response to the Harbormaster.

Building DMMA Membership: Discussion promoting membership. DMMA needs more members. Large numbers help us have a stronger voice. Recommendations (captured by Ben Stewart) include:

1. Work with the Marina to add our mailers (such as minutes and special notices) to the Marina bills. Do this a few key times per year.

2. Set up really nice covered/enclosed bulletin boards at the head of each dock and a few other key areas.

3. Appoint a dock representative for each dock, with a job description.

4. Set up a booth at the Farmers’ Market. We could also use some of our prior handouts.

5. Possibly lower the dues to $10 or $15, or $25 for two or three years.

6. Send a special email out to folks who have been members before, but did not join this year.

7. Develop a membership form with information such as: Member Information, Mission Statement, website, future topics and past accomplishments. This could also be used as a handout if we use the Farmers’ Market booth idea.

8. Follow up on the idea to put together a cost of living graph and compare it to Marina rates over the last 5/10 years.

9. Continue to work on our website. Important that we update it at least every month.

10. Once we decide on a finalized website, we need to update our banner, Marina signs and membership forms. (Needs to be done regardless.)

 

Marina Development – Next Steps: Bill Linscott met with Scott Wilkins and City Manager Michael Matthias on June 12. Michael advised the next steps in Marina Development would be a third study by the landside consultant (Holmes Group) and a second study by the waterside consultant (Mark Bunzel). These studies will also provide for an engagement and discussion between the two consulting groups. It may also be topic for a City Council Study Session. In addition, he advised that work is underway to develop a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to seek developers’ proposals for options in developing the Marina. Community meetings will be part of this plan for the exchange of information and feedback on the general scope and requirements of the RFQ. This community engagement would occur in the not too distant future - August or September. This would occur prior to City staff presenting the RFQ to the City Council for approval. DMMA board members will stay in touch through City Council Meetings/committee meetings. An expressed concern: We end up with little notice time from the City. This impacts an ability to gather a good-sized group for the public meeting. There is a real need to understand the City timing of this and the overall process to ensure meaningful public comment.

Closing Remarks:

ADJOURN: Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.

Other Reminder Items: Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues: During working day: 206-960-2266 Afterhours: 206-406-7149 DMMA Website: Website content continues to improve. Suggestions are always appreciated.

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org

DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com

Next DMMA Board Meeting: July 10 (Board meetings are held in the Guest Dock Tent on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm.)

Des Moines Marina Association

P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines, WA 98198

 

May 8, 2019   General Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Officers:

   President: Ken Rogers            Treasurer: Ben Stewart

   Vice-President: Paul Grove     Secretary: Bill Linscott

Directors: Todd Powell (absent), Rachel Hopps, Doug Andrews, Frank Kurian, David Barber, Joe Dusenbury

Members: Alison Pedersen, Patti Linscott, Matt Mahoney, Tom Smith, Steve Novak, Bill & Kristina Wood, Walid Mayel

Guests:

Harbormaster: Scott Wilkins  Other City Officials: Michael Matthias – City Manager; Dan Brewer – Chief Operations Officer; and Beth Ann Wroe – Finance Director

 

Opening Remarks: (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

 

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the April meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve minutes as written. Seconded and passed by vote.

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,773.

(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

Membership Status: (Frank Kurian) 29 new or renewed members. Talk to your dock mates about becoming a member. A small contribution of $25/year keeps us involved and informed in Marina activities.

 

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

Fuel System Upgrade: Joe Dusenbury and Marina Staff visited Shilshole and Everett to look at their fuel systems. This project is still planned for the end of 2019.

Ladder Program: Signs have been ordered. Paint is underway on both dock and water side so people can readily spot ladder locations. Thanks to DMMA’s Ben Stewart for his support of this effort.

North Bulkhead Project – Update: (Dan Brewer) Lack of permitting approvals (Federal Government level) caused postponement of the north bulkhead replacement project. Now likely a 2020 project start. City is pursuing assistance from congressional representative, Adam Smith.

Dredging: Work is planned for the end of year - 4th quarter, but there is a risk to project start based on Federal Government permit delays.

Ranger Tugs Agreement: Ranger Tugs is now at the north dock. There is a locking gate at its entrance. Access to dock: Their gate is expected to be open during the day and closed in the evening. There will be room at the end of the

dock for touch and go or pump out. If the Marina needs a spot, Ranger will let them use it for moorage.

New Tenant Restroom: The Marina is seeking insight and comments from tenants on what should be included in the new tenant restroom planned for construction in 2020. Forms for tenant inputs are available on the Marina website. Please give them your recommendations!

Consultant Review of Marina and its Operations: A meeting was held with tenants and Principal Consultant Mark Bunzel regarding Marina findings and recommendations. The City believes this was a good meeting. There will be a Phase 2 study. Most of the tenant concerns were expressed around the recommendation for increased moorage rates. The Marina had recently completed a rate study and is already implementing those increases. There will be additional evaluations and discussions on the report. This meeting represented a starting point for discussion and understanding.

Marina Development RFQ: Michael Matthias advised the City would develop an RFQ for Marina development in the coming months. There will be community engagement in this process. The timing for a final RFQ approval is 4 months out (Aug-Sep).

City Finance Director Update: (Beth Anne Wroe) A report out was provided on the financial performance and status of the Marina, to include an update on Paid Parking. Overall performance is good and the Marina has established reserves. Dock replacement is not likely until the 2022 time frame when the current bond is completed. From the data provided, it was difficult to understand how much the Marina and its enterprise fund were being charged by the City for services provided from other departments in the General Fund. It is very important to have both visibility and an understanding from both the City and DMMA on this allocation of costs applied to the Marina Fund. DMMA expressed a concern that the Marina is being charged more than it should for services used from the City’s other departments. A separate discussion of this topic should be held so that all of us (tenants and City) understand the methodology for charging and ensure it is consistent with the allocation of such costs to other City departments (i.e. Legal, Finance, IT, etc.)

 

Old Business DMMA Survey: (Bill Linscott) – As a reminder, the survey responses were small in number - 21. In addition, the results have essentially been incorporated into recent discussion and engagement with the City and consultant. No future actions are planned. Inputs from the survey that specifically address the new tenant restroom will be forwarded to Scott Wilkins. DMMA Communication Plans and Approach: The website is our choice as a communication hub. We want members and tenants to be more comfortable using it. Regarding the DMMA website: How robust should it be? Should it accommodate transactions (payment of member dues)? Should it have functionality that is connected to other applications? Should there be advertising included? Could we use push notifications to tell members new information is posted? How will it operate in conjunction with the Marina’s website? A separate meeting is being considered to sort through this topic. Discussion to continue in the June meeting.

 

New Business DMMA Meeting Locations: Tom Smith offered DMMA a meeting room location at Judson Park for the conduct of our monthly DMMA Board meeting. This would allow avoidance of airplane noise under the tent, bad weather, and provide a pleasant setting for the meeting. To be considered in the coming meeting.

Closing Remarks:

ADJOURN: Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm.

Other Reminder Items: Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:

 

During working day: 206-960-2266 Afterhours: 206-406-7149 DMMA Website: Website content continues to improve. Suggestions are always appreciated.

 

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com

Next DMMA Board Meeting: June 12 (Board meetings are held in the Guest Dock Tent on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm.)

Des Moines Marina Association

P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines, WA  98198

April 10, 2019 General Meeting Minutes
 

Attendees:  

Officers:

President: Ken Rogers (Absent)                    Treasurer: Ben Stewart  

Vice-President: Paul Grove                           Secretary: Bill Linscott

Directors:
Todd Powell, Rachel Hopps, Doug Andrews, Frank Kurian, Alison Pedersen, David Barber

Members: Approximately 40 members in attendance.

Guests

Harbormaster: Scott Wilkins
Other City Officials:
Mayor Matt Pina
  Luisa Bangs – City Council
  Robert Back – City Council 
  Matt Mahoney – City Council

  Michael Matthias – City Manager

 

Opening Remarks: (Todd Powell) Meeting called to order at 7pm. Members were informed that Ken Rogers (President) was traveling and unable to attend. He asked Todd to fill in for him. Todd thanked everyone for coming. He and Scott Wilkins introduced City Leaders in attendance.

 

Alison Pedersen was recognized for her many years of dedicated service to DMMA. Everyone gave her a big round of applause!

 

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the March meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve minutes as written. Seconded and passed by vote.
DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,433.

(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

Membership Status: Many signed up tonight.  We will have an update at our next meeting.  

 

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

Dredging: Selection of contractor is now complete.  Work is planned for the end of year - 4th quarter.
Fuel System Upgrade: Bids have been received, and are higher than expected. We will be evaluating the scope of work. This project is still planned for the end of 2019.

Ladder Program: 75 safety ladders were installed; 6 on each dock. Signage and paint is underway on both dock and water side so people can readily spot ladder locations. Thanks to DMMA’s Ben Stewart for his support of this effort.

North Bulkhead Project – Update: Plans are in the final review stage and work will begin this summer to replace the north bulkhead. The project is expected to take 1.5 to 2 years. There will be some impact on parking during this time period, as the north parking lot will be condensed. Efforts are being made to mitigate these impacts. Tenant parking spots are planned to remain unchanged. (Same capacity/numbers.) If the need arises, there will be offsite parking and shuttle service. There will also be “re-striping” of parking spots in the area that previously handled car and trailer parking. This is to increase the single car parking capacity.  Important Reminder - Tenants must have their current Parking Passes displayed in vehicle windows. Staff is diligent in writing tickets for parking violations.

New Tenant Restroom:  The Marina is seeking insight and comments from tenants on what should be included in the new tenant restroom planned for construction in 2020.  Forms for tenant inputs are available on the Marina website. Please give your input and recommendations.

Report on Weather Station: The Marina’s Weather Station is again operational. It can be accessed from the Marina website. A webcam was installed. Continued work will be done to improve this station capabilities. DMMA is willing to assist in supporting this station and even work out a partnership arrangement where appropriate. Maintenance of the system over time is essential.
Ranger Tugs Agreement: The Marina has signed a contract with Ranger Tugs to rent display space at the Marina’s public docks. This will bring in revenue to offset closure of the open storage area.  In addition, Ranger Tugs is interested in renting the Beach Park Auditorium for classes and other functions. This is an excellent addition for the Marina in developing its “water side” business base.

Paid Parking Update: Year-to-date revenue is just under $174,000. Benefits include less trash cleanup for staff, and a major decrease in calls to police regarding illegal activities in the parking lot.

Port Of Seattle Engagement: The City held an initial meeting with the Port of Seattle to discuss how the Port could assist/help with Marina development, as air traffic has increased over the Marina.

Marina Boat Sheds: The boat sheds will remain for now. Garage doors have been replaced on the western side. One tenant said his roof was leaking. Note: If tenants have maintenance issues, please contact Marina staff for service/repair. They keep a work order list for issues needing attention. Call the office, or email marinaservices@desmoineswa.gov.  A member who lives aboard thanked Marina staff for excellent support during our last storm. Scott said he has a great staff of four. Two have been there over 20 years!

Marina Financial Status: Scott will have the City Finance Manager join our next meeting for an update.
Consultant Review of Marina and its Operations:  The Consultant Report is now available on the Marina website. The process to open communication and collect comments from DMMA and tenants will include an important meeting on May 6, 7pm, at the Des Moines Activity Center (2045 So. 216th). Principal Consultant Mark Bunzel will be there to discuss and answer questions. The Marina and City need tenants’ inputs to help shape plans going forward.  Action:  DMMA to place meeting notices at the top of the docks to get the word out to tenants. The meeting notice will also be on the Marina website.  IMPORTANT: Study the report on the Des Moines Marina website, and come prepared to the May 6 meeting. If unable to attend, send your comments directly to Scott Wilkins by May 6: swilkins@desmoineswa.gov

 

Old Business
DMMA Survey: (Bill Linscott) - No change in status. DMMA will look at the Consultant Report prior to drawing conclusions and making recommendations to Marina and City leaders. The May 6 meeting with the consultant, along with inputs from tenants, could complete this survey action plan for recommendations.
DMMA Communication Plans and Approach: Rachel Hopps is the DMMA website manager. Members are encouraged to email the DMMA Board on what they would like to see. During the meeting, a DMMA member with over 25 years of software experience volunteered to help Rachel make our website more current and interactive.

New Business
DMMA Election of Directors and Officers: (Bill Linscott): The election process was outlined for membership. Membership was advised that ballots were available for the election of Directors and Officers. The candidates include: Position 1 - President:                Ken Rogers                                     
Position 2 - Vice President:      Paul Grove                     
Position 3 - Treasurer:            Ben Stewart                   
Position 4 - Secretary:             Bill Linscott                             
Position 8 - Director                Joe Dusenbury     
Position 9 - Director                Frank Kurian      
Position 10 - Director               Rachel Hopps

Based on the fact there were no positions with more than one candidate, it was recommended (for administrative ease) that Membership elect these candidates by a motion rather than the process of casting and tallying ballots. A motion was made: Motion:  Those candidates set forth on the April 2019 Ballot for DMMA Directors and Officers be elected by acclamation of Membership by this motion. Motion passed by vote of the Membership.

Comment from City Guest: Study the report and come to the May 6 meeting prepared to give comments. You need to participate or we won’t get the marina we want.

Closing Remarks: (Todd Powell) - Thanked everyone for their time. The conversation in person with City leaders is always better than email or phone calls. Please attend the May 6 meeting, 7pm, at the Activity Center, to discuss the Consultant Report. Our next DMMA Board meeting will be Wednesday, May 8, 7pm, in the Marina dock tent.

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.

 

Other Reminder Items:
Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:  During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149
DMMA Website:  Website content continues to improve.  Suggestions are always appreciated. DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org 
DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com
DMMA Board Meetings: Board meetings are held in the Guest Dock Tent on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm.

March 13, 2019

Des Moines Marina Association

P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines, WA  98198

DMMA Meeting Minutes
 

Attendees:  

Officers:

President: Ken Rogers                                  Treasurer: Ben Stewart  

Vice-President: Paul Grove                           Secretary: Bill Linscott

Directors:
Todd Powell, Rachel Hopps, Doug Andrews, Frank Kurian, David Barber (Absent - Alison Pedersen)

Members: Patti Linscott, Joan and Don Cowan

Guests: 

Harbormaster: Scott Wilkins
Other City Officials:
Michael Matthias – City Manager
Luisa Bangs – City Council
Robert Bank – City Council
Matt Mahoney – City Council (DMMA member)
Dan Brewer – City Operations Director

 

Opening Remarks: (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

 

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the February meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve minutes as written – seconded and passed by vote.
 
DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,383.45. Our P.O. Box cost is $185. DMMA filing as a non-profit organization has been completed.

(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

 

Membership Status: Seven people have joined since the beginning of the year. No report this month.

 

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

Ladder Program: 85 ladders are being deployed.  Most have been completed.  Next they will add signage and reflective markers so people can readily spot ladder locations on docks and finger piers.

Dockwa” Dock and Mooring Reservations App:  Efforts are complete and the Dockwa app is up and running.  (This app enables on-line public moorage reservations.)

South Tenant Restrooms: Facility painting project and addition of lights are now complete.
Dredging: Permits have been submitted. There were five (5) contractors who responded to the request for Proposal.  Selection is now complete.
Consultant Review of Marina and its Operations:  A draft report is in for the City to review.  There are some missing items, which are being discussed with the consultant. Scott Wilkins will work with DMMA to establish a plan for final release of the report, and a process to collect comments from DMMA and tenants. The approach can be discussed in the April General Meeting.
North Bulkhead Project:  Waiting on permit processing. Will have a better understanding of the schedule to start in March/April time period.

Fish Pen: 30,000 Coho have been placed in the fish pen at the Marina Guest Dock.

Boat Storage (Open) Area: The open area used for boat storage will be closed to support the North Bulkhead Replacement Project. It will be used as a staging area for materials and equipment deployed for the project. This approach will help preserve utilization of as much of the north parking lot as possible during construction. It will also allow the Saturday Market to remain in its current location just north of the Harbor House. The plan is not to re-instate this storage area. Last year the revenue from this service was $27,000.  Several of the displaced boats have been moved to other areas in the Marina. (Boat sheds/docks.)

 

General Discussions with Harbormaster and Other City Officials (All): A general discussion was held including:
-North bulkhead update
-Consultant Report - Process for review and comment
-Marina development plans/status

-Water side – Input; how to integrate land side; how to best finance

-Future look at recreational boating and a supporting marina configuration

-Making Des Moines a destination, including the water side

-Supporting the boating community with services and amenities.
-Branding the Marina to distinguish Des Moines Marina from others

 

Old Business
DMMA Survey: (Bill Linscott) - No change in status - DMMA wants to look at the Consultant Report prior to drawing conclusions and making recommendations to Marina and City leaders. Action pending until release of Consultant Report.

DMMA Communication Plans and Approach: Rachel Hopps is the new DMMA website manager.  Ben advised that the February action item has been completed and we now have a DMMA Credit Card for use in conducting DMMA business.  (Reference prior action- Action: The Treasurer will take the action to acquire a credit card from DMMA’s bank.)

Report Out on Potential for New Weather Station: (All) Discussion covered elements of a weather station and also integration of cameras with the weather station to add physical observation. In addition, DMMA would like to have a partnership with the Marina for the acquisition and maintenance of the system going forward.  Action:  Bill Linscott and Paul Grove to draft a proposed approach for a partnership.  Needs to cover both acquisition and maintenance costs.  This will be addressed in future meetings.  Motion: DMMA will commit up to $1500 for acquisition of the weather station.  Motion was seconded and passed by vote.

DMMA Election Update: (Bill Linscott) The following list of individuals have expressed an interest in serving as a DMMA Officer or Director.  These individuals will be on the ballot for the election at the April 10 Annual DMMA Meeting:
Position 1 - President:              Ken Rogers                              
Position 2 - Vice President:      Paul Grove                     
Position 3 - Treasurer:            Ben Stewart                   
Position 4 - Secretary:             Bill Linscott                             
Position 8 - Director                Joe Dusenbury     
Position 9 - Director                Frank Kurian      
Position 10 - Director               Rachel Hopps      

Appointment of DMMA Director: (Bill Linscott) Recap – At our January Board meeting, we were informed Mark DaCosta had resigned from the Board.  Accordingly, under DMMA By-Laws, the President (with the approval of the Board) is to appoint an individual to serve the remainder of Mark’s term.  A motion was made:  Motion: That David Barber be appointed as a Director to the DMMA Board to complete the remaining term of Mark DaCosta. Motion passed by vote of the Board.

New Business
Topics to be Considered for DMMA Annual Meeting on April 10:

The following topics were suggested for the Annual Meeting:
- Conduct Elections
- Discuss the approach for release and comments on the Consultant Report
   (Scott Wilkins)
- Ladder Program
- Parking Lot and Bulkhead
- Vacating Storage
- Dockwa App
- Recognition

 

Closing Remarks: (Ken Rogers) thanked everyone for their time. Conversation in person with City leaders is always better than only emails or phone calls. Our Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, April 10, 7pm, at the Senior Activity Center.

 

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:04pm.

Other Reminder Items:
Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:  During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149
DMMA Website:  Website content continues to improve.  Suggestions are always appreciated. DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org 
DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com
DMMA Board Meetings: Board meetings are held in the Guest Dock Tent on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm. Our April and October General Meetings are held at the Des Moines Activity Center.

February 13, 2019

Des Moines Marina Association

P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines, WA  98198 
DMMA Meeting Minutes
 

Attendees:  

Officers:

President: Ken Rogers                                  Treasurer: Ben Stewart  

Vice-President: Paul Grove                           Secretary: Bill Linscott

Directors: Todd Powell, Alison Pedersen, Doug Andrews, Frank Kurian, (Absent: Rachel Hopps) 

Members: Patti Linscott, David Barber

Guests:  Katy Bevegni – Marina Staff

 

Opening Remarks: (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

 

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the January meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve minutes as written – seconded and passed by vote.
 
DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,472. Since last report, revenue from dues is $175 and expenses out were $21.67.

(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

 

Membership Status: No report this month.

 

Harbormaster’s Report: (Katy Bevegni)

DMMA Assistance with Marina Work Order Process: (Ben Stewart) As a follow up to this item from last month, Katy mentioned that DMMA (Ben) and Marina Staff have had several engagements to address some specific tenant concerns.  We are working together in finding solutions and establishing actions to address these concerns.  

North Bulkhead Project:  Awaiting permit processing. Will have a better understanding of the schedule to start in March/April time period.

Boat Storage (Open) Area: The open area used for boat storage will be closed out. This location will support the North Bulkhead Replacement Project. Boat storage will not be reopened. It will be used as a staging area for materials and equipment deployed for the project. This approach will help preserve utilization of as much of the north parking lot as possible during construction. It will also allow the Saturday Market to remain in its current location just north of the Harbor House. In discussions, DMMA expressed concern regarding loss of revenue from the open boat storage area, its impact to the Marina Enterprise Fund forecast this year, and in its future budgets. While this cost may be considered small, it should be evaluated and offsetting revenues from other sources considered. (Follow up discussions are needed on this topic with DMMA and the City/Marina for a better understanding of details.)

Derelict Boats: The Marina was able to remove one last week. There are some others that are falling behind in moorage payments. One is bank owned. DMMA comment: Make the bank pay moorage or have them remove/disposition it.  This boat should be their expense. (Sounds as though the City has their Legal department looking at this matter.)

South Tenant Restrooms: Facility painted and new lights added.

Ladder Program: The ladder deployment plan is being finalized and deployment is to begin in the next couple of weeks.

“Dock WA” App:  Efforts are still underway for the Marina’s deployment of this new app.  This will allow boaters to make reservations on-line.  Several other Puget Sound marinas have moved to this app, and Des Moines intends to do likewise. Should be available soon.
Dredging: Permits have been submitted. It will be about a year for approval. The dredging area is at the entrance to the Marina. Meanwhile, there are five (5) contractors responding in the bidding process.
Consultant Review of Marina and its Operations:  Report out from the Consultant (planned originally at the end of the year) is expected in the coming weeks. In discussions, it was noted DMMA has several topics/actions needing insight and input from this report.  We are all looking forward to its arrival.
Seattle Boat Show: The Des Moines Marina exhibit had many visitors, with the majority from our tenants.  Information was distributed on the Des Moines boating season and its many events surrounding the Marina.  Promoting our destination with boaters is key to revenue from the public Marina docks.  It is always good to have our Marina represented at the Boat Show, as many of the other marinas in the area are there. Attendance was down about 6%. This could be due to public traffic alerts asking drivers to avoid the Viaduct closing and tunnel yet to be opened.
Public Forums/Meeting with Marina Tenants:  No specific plans to release right now, but Scott intends on having public meetings in the coming months. (To include restrooms and other actions planned for the Marina.)
New Temp Staff: New staff (Evelyn) on board to assist during the time Katy is out.
 

Old Business
DMMA Survey: (Bill Linscott) DMMA wants to look at the Consultant Report prior to drawing conclusions and making recommendations out to Marina and City leaders. Action pending until release of Consultant Report. (See Consultant Report Item, above.)

DMMA Communication Plans and Approach: Discussion included a report out on prior action items from our January meeting …to look at an approach for maintaining the website more reliably and make recommendations on next steps to implement such approach.  There have been great difficulties transitioning ownership of the current website to those members taking the lead on this action. Several differing approaches were suggested.  A conclusion/agreement is that if they are not successful with the current site, DMMA should start fresh with new site. In addition, it appears DMMA needs to acquire a credit card to accommodate billing and payment transactions required from website providers (both acquisition and recurring services).  Action: The Treasurer will take the action to acquire a credit card from DMMA’s bank.

Report Out on Potential for New Weather Station: (All) Paul Grove reported out on his action from the January meeting: Pull together information and recommendations for a weather station, along with a rough-order estimate of cost. Discussion covered elements of a weather station and also integration of cameras with the weather station to add physical observation. This observation would include weather conditions, as well as status of activity at the fuel dock or availability of moorage in the public docks. Having cameras adds complexity.  A solution was offered--RainWise with the Weather Underground.  It comes with components assembled and is easily set up.  It does not, however, have camera capability.

The Board was asked if a camera capable station is considered necessary. There was general agreement we should have cameras. Cameras add features of great value when cruising into the homeport. It allows us to see weather conditions and observe activities at the Marina’s entrance, the fuel dock and the moorage area. This would be a long-term commitment and partnership with Marina staff. We will also check the Consultant Report to see if there are recommendations regarding the Marina having a weather station.

An estimate for a capable solution could be $1,000 to $2,000.

Other questions include: Where to post the site; who would manage/monitor the site (must be reliable); and who pays for recurring maintenance? There was general agreement it would be hosted on the Marina website, but have recognition for DMMA contribution and support.

This topic and discussions will continue in the March meeting.
Action: Paul Groves - Talk to Scott Wilkins on who will manage/monitor site equipment, and who should pay for cost/maintenance.

 

New Business
Funding/Schedule for Water Side Development – General Discussion: (All)
Those in attendance were universally interested in better understanding how priorities and funding were going to be established and administered by the City Council and City staff regarding water and land side development.  Recent improvements in the economy and sources of revenue to the city provide an opportunity to restructure how revenue has historically flowed to and from different projects – especially marina operations.

The Association encourages and supports additional public meetings detailing the development plan’s progress and financial structure and soliciting feedback as the plan develops.

There is concurrence that DMMA and the City would benefit from better alignment (on the same page) explaining and supporting the future plans and the balance of the Enterprise Fund vs. General Fund utilization.  Explainable in simple terms for all.  (Note: This topic and discussion to continue in the March meeting.)

DMMA Election –List of Candidates for Officers and Directors: (Bill Linscott) A report out was provided from the Nominating Committee action: Reach out to members and identify a list of those with an interest in serving as DMMA Directors and Officers.  Present this list to the DMMA President in the February meeting.  The following list of individuals have expressed an interest in serving as a DMMA Officer or Director:
Position 1 - President:              Ken Rogers                              
Position 2 - Vice President:      Paul Grove                     
Position 3 - Treasurer:            Ben Stewart                   
Position 4 - Secretary:             Bill Linscott                             
Position 8 - Director                (Pending)     
Position 9 - Director                Frank Kurian      
Position 10 - Director               Rachel Hopps      

Note that there are discussions underway with potential candidates for
Position 8.  The committee expects to have a candidate(s) identified before the March meeting.

Appointment of DMMA Director: (Bill Linscott) At our January Board meeting, we were informed Mark DaCosta had resigned from the Board.  Accordingly, under DMMA By Laws, the President (with the approval of the Board) is to appoint an individual to serve the remainder of Mark’s term.  There have been discussions with individuals willing to serve. The action for this appointment will be attended to in the March DMMA Board meeting.

Planning for DMMA Annual Meeting on April 10: (All) The following items were addressed regarding topics for the Annual Meeting:
- Conduct Elections
- Address the joint effort regarding maintenance Work Orders (Ben Stewart)
- Provide overview of Consultant Report (Scott Wilkins)
- Develop posters with key messages to advertise the Annual Meeting
  (Bill Linscott)

Action: Katy to confirm the Des Moines Activity Center is reserved on April 10.

Closing Remarks: (Ken Rogers) Thanked all attending tonight. Next Meeting is Wednesday, March 13, 7pm, in the Marina Guest Dock Tent.

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.

Other Reminder Items:
Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:  During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149
DMMA Website:  Website content continues to improve.  Suggestions are always appreciated. DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org 
DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com
DMMA Board Meetings: Board meetings are held in the Guest Dock Tent on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm.

November 14, 2018

DMMA Meeting MinutesPresident: Ken Rogers  Treasurer: Ben Stewart Vice-President: Paul Grove  Secretary: Bill Linscott Directors: Todd Powell, Alison Pedersen, Rachel Hopps, Doug Andrews, Frank Kurian, Mark DaCostaMembers: Patti Linscott, David Barber, and Matt Mahoney Guests: Katy Bevegni - Marina Staff, Dan Brewer - City Operations Director, andBeth Anne Wroe - City Finance Manager  

Opening Remarks: (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm. Introductions were made for guests and DMMA members.  The agenda for the meeting will include a report out from the City Finance Manager regarding the Marina.  

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the October meeting minutes were reviewed.

Motion: Approve minutes as written – seconded and passed by vote. DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,493.(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.) Membership Status: (Alison Pedersen) 75 members to date for 2018.  

Harbormaster’s Report: (Katy Bevegni)Tenant Appreciation Night: Katy explained the options for holding Tenant Appreciation Night.  Following discussions, it was concluded the event would be held December 12, when we could have City Officials available to join in the activities. Marina Staff will be making all arrangements for food, beverages and door prizes.  They will send an invitation to all tenants in the newsletter enclosed with December billings. Tenants are encouraged to have their lighted boats docked in the Public Marina, where they may stay without charge. Dry Sheds and Other Actions:  New garage doors are installed on the sheds along the west side. There are no additional plans at this time for other door replacements.  Other items in work include a new roof on the harbor house and new garbage area enclosures. 

Fuel System Replacement:  Current plans call for an upgrade to the fuel system during the February – March time.   No fuel will be available during this activity.  Notices will be provided to tenants and published elsewhere to inform customers.Ladder Program: Ladders have been ordered but not yet received.  Marina Staff will be establishing locations.  Ladders will be marked in a manner that will help identify their locations on the dock and be visible from the water side.

Paid Parking Update: 2018 revenue to date ~ $153,000; 2017 had 6 months of paid parking and produced ~$103,000. 

Derelict Boats:  Good news. Marina staff was successful in disposing of 5 derelict boats.New Marina Service Boat:  The Marina has approval to purchase a new service boat in 2019.

Marina Financial Report: (Beth Anne Wroe - Finance Director)2018 has had good financial performance.  Budget has become sustainable and reserves are in place.  The Marina Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has been approved. The 2012 bond will be paid off in 2022. The current target for dock replacements is 2023. There are strategic decisions to be made on moorage configurations and cover vs. uncovered.  

Marina Development: (Dan Brewer – Chief Operating Director) Development plans for the Marina will address both the land side and the water side. A consultant has been hired and will be performing an assessment of the Marina after Thanksgiving.  The results will baseline the Marina structure/infrastructure and service model. This will help with key development decisions. The mix of moorage configurations is one of those key decisions. The City wants to make the Marina a destination draw from both the land and from the water.  North Bulkhead replacement project will likely start spring of 2019.  This will cause some changes to the location of the summer season activities (Farmers’ Market, Waterland, etc.).

DMMA Comments/Notes:- The docks are deteriorating. Therefore, Marina development needs to have a water side plan capable of continuing should the land side get bogged down. 

Funding/Budgeting Matters: There is growing confusion around what is covered by the Marina Enterprise Fund vs. that which is being funded from the General Fund (i.e. north bulkhead replacement).  Tenants and residents need clarification from the City regarding the source of funds and budget allocations to ensure financial transparency around the Marina. 

New BusinessDMMA Survey: (Bill Linscott) The DMMA Survey results were briefly summarized and copies of the summary provided to Board members.  

The two topics in the survey: First, what tenants believe is needed for a successful “operating marina” for boaters now and in the future; and Second, what tenants would like to see in the new tenant restroom planned for the south parking lot. To allow time for review and consideration, this topic will be discussed by Board members at the January meeting.

Action:  Board Members - Review Survey results and prepare to comment at the January meeting.

Old BusinessDMMA Communication Plans and Approach: There is a need to strengthen DMMA communication methods.  What is the best way to spend money to improve communication?  There is concurrence that improvement in the DMMA website is needed.

Action: Todd Powell will develop proposed recommendations for discussion with the Board.Banner Renewal Program:  Discussed continuing with the City’s Banner Program.  A Motion was made, seconded, and agreed to continue with the City’s Banner Program.

Closing Remarks: (Ken Rogers) “Thank you” to our guests for the information shared with members.  A final note – No Meeting in December.  Next Meeting is January 9!ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 pm.

Other Reminder Items:DMMA Board Meetings: Board meetings are held in the Guest Dock Tent on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm.DMMA Website: Website content continues to improve.  Suggestions are always appreciated.

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues: During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149

June 13th, 2018


Officers:
President: Ken Rogers (absent)                    Treasurer: Ben Stewart
Vice-President: Paul Grove                          Secretary: Bill Linscott
Directors: Todd Powell, Alison Pedersen, Rachel Hopps, Doug Andrews,
Frank Kurian  (absent: Mark DaCosta)

Members: Don & Joan Cowan

Guests: Scott Wilkins, Harbormaster/Marina Staff

Opening Remarks: (Paul Grove) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the May meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve Minutes as written – passed by vote.

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

Marina Office Remodel: Now complete.
Key Staffing Changes: Tara Reilly has joined the marina staff and is the new office specialist supporting Katy and the team.  Joe Dusenbury is transitioning to retirement. He is still working part time on special assignments (dredging; transition items; etc.) which may continue through the year end.
Construction at South Entrance: (227th Street) is completed with a few remaining landscape actions.  The south entrance turn-around is still being observed by the City Traffic Department to ensure there is a solution that will work well for affected parties.
Farmers’ Market Parking Pass: Now available. It allows access on the Farmers’ Market day from 9am to 3pm and costs $10 for the season.  These are available for purchase at the Market.
Ladder Program: Several actions and options were discussed and are still being developed. DMMA supports this effort as an improvement for safety at the marina.  Action: Scott Wilkins will bring a proposal to the next DMMA meeting for consideration.  It is to include cost and schedule.
Derelict Boats:  There are two in the water and two on land. Efforts continue for their disposal. Two will be advertised in next week’s Seattle Times.
Pump Out Station at the North Dock:  Concern was expressed that access is limited to this pump out station. Scott advised that the Redondo docks located in close proximity to this station will be moved this week. That action will resolve the access concern.
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP):  CIPs are beginning the review process with the City committees.  The marina CIP will have an emphasis on the fuel system.  An initial committee briefing will be held on June 28.
Marina Staffing All current approved full-time and part-time seasonal help are in place or soon to be in place.  In addition, discussions are being held to address some additional staff positions that might be shared with the Parks and Recreation Department.
Marina 2019 Budget: DMMA asked that Scott arrange for the new Finance Manager (Beth Anne Wroe) to join a DMMA meeting and discuss the 2019 budget. The schedule will be coordinated in the fall.

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,218.
(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

 

Membership Status: (Alison Pedersen)
64 members to date for 2018; Goal is 75 members.  It was suggested we consider setting up a few of our boats in the marina for a DMMA membership drive. This would be in conjunction with the Saturday Farmers’ Market and the Waterland Wooden Boat Show.  Action: Bill Linscott to provide a proposal/plan at next DMMA meeting.

Old Business: (Todd Powell)

Association’s Role in Marina Advocacy:
Since our last meeting, Ken Rogers and Todd Powell have held continuing discussions with the City.  The primary objective is to have the development plans for the “waterside” of the marina brought together with the “landside” development plans.  DMMA wants to make sure that the City (and the public) understand the various customer sets associated with the waterside.  These customer sets fall into general categories such as: (1) Permanent Moorage Tenants; (2) Transitional/Destination Boaters – visiting Des Moines; and (3) Service Customers coming to the boatyard for service and repair.  Each has differing expectations for the marina.  From discussions, it was concluded that a next step would be a meaningful meeting with the permanent moorage tenants to address the City’s marina plans and to seek input and insight from the permanent tenants.  The City will look at hosting such a meeting in the near future.  The time and place yet to be determined – more to come on this item.

Dock Ladder Program:
(See item in Harbormaster Report above)

DMMA Website:
Website content continues to improve.  Suggestions are always appreciated.

Topics deferred to future meeting:
-DMMA contributions to other local non-profit groups
-Update of the Marina Weather Station
-Future DMMA meeting locations

New Business:
Waterfront Stakeholders’ Meeting:  Agreed DMMA will continue to support and attend these meeting which are anticipated to be quarterly. DMMA President Ken Rogers or a designee will represent the Association.

Communications Committee:
It was concluded that this topic should be a primary topic of the July meeting. The topic of the DMMA representative to the City’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee will also be included in this discussion. The July DMMA meeting agenda will be organized accordingly.

Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:
During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org

DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:12pm.

May 9th, 2018

DMMA Meeting Minutes

Call to Order: Meeting called to order at 7pm by President Ken Rogers.

Attendees:
Officers:
President: Ken Rogers                       Treasurer: Ben Stewart
Vice-President: Paul Grove (absent)   Secretary: Bill Linscott
Directors: Alison Pedersen, Doug Andrews, Todd Powell, (Absent: Frank Kurian  & Mark DaCosta)

Members: David Barber; Patti Linscott, Rachel Hopps, Steve Novak, Don & Joan Cowan

Guests: Deputy Harbormaster Scott Wilkins (absent)

Opening Remarks (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the April meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve Minutes as written – passed by vote.

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins absent)

Ken Rogers provided an update on Scott’s behalf:
-Ladder Program (See item below)
-Construction at South Entrance (227th Street)

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $8,058.
(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two different systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

 

Membership Status: (Alison Pedersen)
Allison reported 56 renewals for 2018; 3 are paid through 2019; and one member paid through 2021. Also noted we have three City Council members as DMMA members.

Old Business: (Ken Rogers)

Association’s Role in Marina Advocacy:
Ken Rogers and Todd Powell arranged/held a meeting with City Manager Michael Matthias to discuss the future of recreational boating.  Also present were individuals from the PNW boating industry. Purpose: Discuss future trends in recreational boating and marina facilities around the Puget Sound.  This effort is intended to help the City become better informed about the industry and its supporting facilities to enable better decisions by the City with respect to the waterside of marina development.  Additional engagements are being planned. Ken and Todd also plan to meet in the coming weeks with the Northwest Marine Trade Association to bring additional assistance to advocacy efforts. In the City’s efforts for marina development, DMMA wants to have the waterside of the marina brought together with the landside.

 

Des Moines Farmers’ Market:
A reminder to members that the DM Farmers’ Market manager, Susie Novak, is still looking for a group of volunteers to assist with Market operations.  It was noted that the commitment would be to help throughout the Market’s summer season.  Members (or others) wanting more information on volunteering at the Market should contact Susie Novak at: market@DMFM.org.

Anthony’s Restaurant Boater’s Guide:
Discussed the Anthony’s Restaurant Boater’s Guide and discounts it provides. Suggested a link to the guide be added to the DMMA website.

Dock Ladder Program:
Still have an interest in installation of self-rescue emergency dock ladders.  More information is needed from the Marina staff to develop plans.

Waterland Weekend in Des Moines (July 21-22):
While this is not a DMMA sponsored activity, members who are interested in assisting with the wooden boat show gathering should contact Bill & Patti Linscott.

DMMA Website:
Website content was discussed, as well as ideas for improvements.

Future Meeting Locations: Discussions continue for identification of alternate meeting locations.

Association Contributions to Local Non-profit Groups:
Topic deferred to future meeting.

Update of Marina Weather Station:
Deferred discussion to next meeting.

New Business:
Waterfront Stakeholder’s Meeting:  Susie Novak (Farmers’ Market manager) convened a meeting on May 8, with representation from several organizations involved in activities around the marina and Beach Park. The gathering discussed how these various groups might work together in sharing information, communications and coordination with waterfront events. Ken Rogers attended for DMMA.  The results from the meeting concluded it would make sense and be helpful to have periodic meetings (quarterly) to share information on marina and Beach Park activities. Susie Novak will set up a future session for this group in the coming months.

Selection of Director for Vacant DMMA Board Position:
From the April DMMA meeting, Rachel Hopps volunteered to fill the director position that became vacant following Ray Overholt’s mid-term resignation. Following a brief discussion of the appointment process, a motion was made.  Motion: Rachel Hopps to be appointed to fill the remaining term of director Ray Overholt.  Motion passed unanimously.

Communications Committee:
Ken Rogers discussed the need for a DMMA Communications Committee that could help in assuring information is being assembled and distributed to members.  Following discussions, it was agreed to give this additional thought and address it again at the June meeting.

Change in City Personnel:  There is a new City Finance Manager, who we will need to bring in for a meeting to discuss DMMA interests. It would make sense to have this meeting in July, as the City will be into their budget planning by that time.

Marina Changes and Staffing:  There are many marina staffing changes occurring. DMMA needs to stay connected with these changes and advocate for full staffing of these positions.

DMMA Citizens Advisory Board (CAC) Designation:
Ben Stewart’s term as the City’s CAC representative for marina tenants has been completed. The City’s Communications Director is seeking a new designee. DMMA, as the group representing marina tenants, is in the best position to provide recommended candidate(s) to the City for this position.  Action: Bill Linscott to provide board members with information and insight on the CAC and duties as a representative.  This topic will be addressed in the June meeting.

Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:
During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org

DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:02pm.

April 11, 2018

DMMA  Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting called to order at 7pm.

Opening Remarks (Ken Rogers)

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the March meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approve Minutes as written – passed unanimously.

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

Scott discussed ongoing projects at the Marina including the latest update on paid parking installation and marina office remodeling. For the first quarter of 2018 paid parking revenue was approximately $40K.

 

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart)

Current balance: $7,008.
(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two difference systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

 

Membership Status: (Alison Pedersen)

Allison reported 83 members. 34 have paid 2018 dues and one has paid through 2019.

Old Business: (Ken Rogers)

 

DMMA Website:

Website content was discussed as well as ideas on generating more member traffic toward the site as a means of timely communication and to provide input.

Waterland Discussions with Destination Des Moines:

Dates and activities related to Waterland were presented.  While this is not a DMMA sponsored activity, members who are interested in assisting with the wooden boat gathering should contact Bill & Patti Linscott.

NMTA Grant Request:

We applied for a grant from the NW Marine Trade Association as part of their promoting boating program. The idea was to promote increased use of the marina and its facilities to prospective boaters. Our request was one of several and was not approved for this year.

Future Meeting Locations: Discussions continue for identification of alternate meeting locations, if this becomes necessary. Several sites are being explored. Scott Wilkins offered the possibility that the newly remodeled marina office may be an option for monthly DMMA meetings.

 

New Business:

New Department of Ecology Rule:

Starting May 10, most boats will not be allowed to pump sewage — whether treated or not — into Puget Sound waters.  The no-discharge zone extends from near Sequim to south Puget Sound to the Canadian border and includes Lake Washington and Lake Union. The new rule does not apply to graywater that drains from sinks or baths.

 

Des Moines Farmers Market:

Susie Novak, the new DM Farmers Market manager, addressed the group to introduce herself. She and her husband are Association members. One of her priorities as the new manager is to build a group of volunteers to assist with Market operations for the season.  Association members are encouraged to help spread the word. Members (or others) wanting more information on volunteering at the market should contact Susie at: market@DMFM.org.

 

Dock ladder program:

Installation of self-rescue emergency dock ladders continues to be a topic of interest. Scott Wilkins indicated he would gather background information at an industry conference this month and report back at the next Association board meeting for further evaluation.

 

Association contributions to local non-profit groups:

Considerable discussion was had on the topic of Association contributions to local non-profit organizations. The Association board will continue to deliberate on the topic with the goal of bringing a recommendation to the membership at the fall meeting. Members are especially encouraged to share their views with any of the board members on this particular topic in advance of the fall meeting.

 

Association’s Role in Advocacy:

Extensive discussion was had among the members in attendance on the role of the Association regarding advocating an agenda for the future of the marina. The group was generally in agreement that the direction of the Association should continue to be proactive in advancing issues related to the maintenance and improvement of the marina as well as broader issues surrounding marina development.  In conjunction with advocacy, it is also a priority to continue to maintain a good working relationship with city staff and elected officials. Enhanced efforts to recruit additional DM Marina Association members will be valuable to maximize effectiveness in advocation.

Election of Directors and Officers:

DMMA officers and three Director positions were elected to serve the 2018-2019 term. The three Director positions are two (2) year terms beginning in April 2018 and expire in April 2020. DMMA Officers are elected each year for a one-year term. Officer positions are: President; Vice President; Treasurer; and Secretary.

2018-2019 Officers elected at the meeting were:
President: Ken Rogers    

Vice-President: Paul Grove               
Treasurer: Ben Stewart     

Secretary: Bill Linscott         

  

2018-2020 Directors elected at the meeting were:

Todd Powell

Mark DaCosta

Doug Andrews

 

Rachel Hopps volunteered to fill the director position that became vacant following Ray Overholt’s mid-term resignation.

 

The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergency issues:

During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org

DMMA email Account: DMMAonline@outlook.com

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm.

March 14, 2018 Minutes

Call to Order: Meeting called to order at 7pm by President Ken Rogers.
In attendance:
Officers:
President:             Ken Rogers                     Treasurer:   Ben Stewart
Vice-President:     Paul Grove                     Secretary:   Bill Linscott
Directors: Alison Pedersen, Ray Overholt, Todd Powell, Doug Andrews, Mark DaCosta Frank Kurian (absent)

Other Guests and Members in Attendance:
Assistant Harbormaster: Scott Wilkins
DMMA Members: David Barber, Sheri Verburg, Don Cowan, Jane Cowan, Patti Linscott, Tom Smith, Cheryl Bourg

Opening Remarks (Ken Rogers) Meeting called to order at 7pm.

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the February meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approval of February 13, 2018 Minutes as written – passed by vote (with minor corrections).

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

South Marina Entrance Construction: Concrete/finishing activity continues in the south end parking entrance. Turn-around area should be in service by end of April.

Update on Paid Parking: Scott provided updated parking statistics.
On-line Moorage Payment:  Ability to pay moorage on-line should be operational in April.

Tenant Parking Passes:  Tenants are reminded to get their 2018 Parking Pass for the windshield. Security personnel are writing tickets for expired passes. Pick them up at the Marina Office.   

Derelict Boats: Currently one derelict boat remaining. Others are sold and paying moorage.

Signage for Tenant Parking and Loading Areas: Marina staff has placed signage in the first 8 parking spots behind Anthony’s. (Against the south fence line at the top of A Dock.)

Marina Weather Station:  Status update – still working on getting the station operating.

City Financial Officer and Marina Accounting:

The City staff person responsible for overseeing accounting and assignment of Marina overhead has left the staff.  Candidate interviews are underway and selection expected in near future.

SEPA Signage:

Scott reported that signage was posted for the City’s retail project in the Marina basin.

 

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart) Current balance: $7,292.80.
(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two difference systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

Membership Status: (Alison Pedersen) Membership is progressing slowly for 2018. Hope to have a good turnout and sign-up at next month’s annual meeting. Outreach activities to recruit additional members continue.

Old Business: (Ken Rogers and all)

Dock Ladder Program Version 2.0: (Defer this subject to annual meeting.) Consider developing a recommendation/proposal after input from April’s annual meeting.

Marina and Boating Trend Information:  We continue to look for a date and location to convene a discussion group on the future of recreational boating. Goal: Bring together key people in the boating industry to help develop an understanding of where recreational boating trends are headed in the future. This could assist the City in arriving at a Marina configuration and development plan that supports future boating needs in the PNW.

Five-Year Budget Plan:  Discussion on this topic was deferred to a future DMMA meeting.

Replacement of Harbormaster:  There have been no public postings for a new harbormaster.  It is anticipated our Assistant Harbormaster will be promoted to the position. Current Harbormaster is expected to transition out in the June timeframe.

NMTA Grant Request: NMTA ask for additional information on the DMMA proposal. (Update following meeting – DMMA grant proposal was not accepted this year. They encouraged DMMA to pursue this again next year.)

 

New Business:   (Ken Rogers/All)
General Discussion regarding Alternate Organizational Structure for DMMA:  An open discussion was held regarding the current non-profit structure of DMMA. Options addressed included a less structured approach (such as a “club” where no dues are required) or transition into another entity such as non-profit to profit.  At the conclusion of discussions, no change to the current DMMA structure was considered beneficial or necessary.

Waterland Discussions with Destination Des Moines: This event is sponsored by Destination Des Moines and is scheduled for the weekend of July 21-22.  Much of the activity will be centered in the Marina.  Car show, boat show, music, rides for children, food and fun - to include the Waterland Parade. The plan will bring the vintage wooden boats into the Marina, focused on Classic Yacht Association attendance. While this is not a DMMA sponsored activity, those members who are interested in assisting with the wooden boat gathering should contact Bill & Patti Linscott.

DMMA Website: It was agreed that future meeting minutes would be placed on the DMMA website.  Other suggestions will continue to be discussed in future meetings.

DMMA 2018 Calendar:  The Calendar of Events for 2018 was reviewed and a copy is attached to these minutes. The updated 2018 calendar is also available on the DMMA website.

2018 DMMA Annual Meeting Planning: Our annual meeting will be held Wednesday, April 11, 7pm, at the Senior Activity Center on 216th Street. (Usual location.) 
DMMA Elections: The candidate list was confirmed for the election ballot for the April meeting.  There are three director positions up for elections. These positions are two-year terms and will begin in April 2018 and expire in April 2020. DMMA Officers are elected each year and include the following positions: President, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Notice will be provided to members in advance of meeting by the DMMA Secretary (email distribution). Flyer will also be posted at the top of the docks and on the DMMA website. There are no by-law changes being proposed at the meeting.

Will need to acquire some “prizes” or “donated gifts” to give away at the meeting.

Some additional items for the Agenda:
-Overview of website content
-Weather station (or other topics) for DMMA support/funding
-Des Moines South Sound Opening Day of Boating (May 12 - DMYC event)
-Tacoma Yacht Club:  Tour of tall ships, car show and swap meet (May 20 TYC)
-Waterland Event: Vintage boats and cars, food, music and parade (Jul 21-22)
-Other?  

Invoicing for Members: It was recommended we distribute an invoice to current members, as a way of reminding them it is time to sign up again.  We’ll distribute this prior to the annual meeting.
Future Meeting Locations: Discussions continue for identification of alternate meeting locations, if this becomes necessary. Several sites are being explored. Still no site/location established at this point. Discussions will continue in future meetings.   

DMMA MEMBER REMINDERS:
Next DMMA Annual Meeting: April 11, 7pm, at the Des Moines Senior Activity Center on 216th Street.

Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:
During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org

DMMA email Account: DMMAconnect@outlook.com

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm.

 

February  2018

DMMA
P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines, WA  98198
February 13, 2018 Agenda

Call to Order: Meeting called to order at 7pm by President Ken Rogers.

In attendance:
Officers:
President: Ken Rogers                                  Treasurer: Ben Stewart (absent)
Vice-President: Paul Grove                          Secretary: Bill Linscott (absent)
Directors: Alison Pedersen, Ray Overholt, Mark DaCosta
(Todd Powell absent, Frank Kurian (absent), Doug Andrews (absent)

Other Guests and Members in Attendance:
Deputy Harbormaster: Scott Wilkins
DMMA Members: David Barber, Sheri Venburg, Melinda Keane, Don Cowan, Jane Cowan, Traci Buxton

 

Opening Remarks (Ken Rogers)

Appreciation was unanimous for Powell Brothers’ generous hosting of the meeting.

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from the November meeting were reviewed. Motion: Approval of January 10th, 2018 Minutes as written – passed by unanimous vote.

Harbormaster’s Report: (Scott Wilkins)

 

South Marina Entrance Construction: Concrete and finishing activity continues in the south end parking entrance. Turn-around area should be in service soon for this entrance.

 

Update on Paid Parking: Scott briefed the group on YTD revenue from paid parking.
 

On-line moorage payment:  Ability to pay for moorage on line should be operational in March

 

Tenant Parking Passes:  Tenants are reminded to get their 2018 Parking Pass for the windshield. Security personnel are writing tickets for expired passes. Pick them up at the Marina Office. 

 

Marina Staffing:  The interview and hiring process to fill one vacancy in marina staff is complete. Eric Anderson is the new-hire marina staff person.

 

Derelict Boats: Currently one derelict boat remaining. Marina Staff is looking for state funding to offset this expense. Scott will be talking with other marinas regarding their efforts and approach on this problem as well.

 

 

Maintenance Focus Items:

Wireless dock gate control system -  quote is expected to be submitted by vendor(s) in March.

Dry shed tug – two dry-shed “tugs” are available for service. Please contact marina staff for access to the newer “tug” if needed.

Coast Guard Visit to Marina:  The US Coast Guard visited the marina in January to conduct an assessment. Findings/recommendations are not yet available.  We will continue to monitor this project for additional detail.

 

Marking/Signage for Tenant Parking and Loading Areas:

Marina staff will ensure tenant signage is displayed in the first 8 parking spots behind Anthony’s. (Against the south fence line at the top of A Dock.)

 

The Marina Weather Station:  Status update; Scott Wilkins will check into its current operations and update us at the March meeting.  Discussion was had on the possibility of replacing the existing station with a modernized system with video capability. We will discuss further at the March meeting.

 

City Financial Officer and Marina Accounting:

The city staff person responsible for overseeing the accounting and assignment of marina overhead has left the staff. A replacement is being sought. Accounting for marina revenue and how those funds are allocated are critical functions to the CIP and future of the marina’s infrastructure. DMMA will continue to be vigilant on this process.

 

Seattle Boat Show:

Scott briefed that the boat show was well attended and the DM marina booth at the show had good traffic. Paul Grove mentioned that Ranger Tugs sold 40 new boats during the show. Many of these new boats will be launched at the DM marina. The expectation is that some of these new boats will become moorage tenants. It was reported that Ranger Tug is considering securing some permanent moorage at the DM marina for demonstrator boat(s) to support sales.

 

SEPA Signage:

Scott reported that signage will be installed this week for the city’s retail project in the marina basin. Small scale retail opportunities would be accommodated through a comprehensive SEPA permit process (verses individual permitting) if approved.  The permit process and project specific information can be found on the city’s website.

 

 

DMMA Financial Report: (Ben Stewart – by email) Current funds are $7207.66

Average balances for:

2017 - $7500

2016 - $7200

2015 - $7800

(Continuing Reminder: Make sure you do not include your DMMA membership payment with your Marina tenant payment. These are two difference systems and addresses. Your DMMA $25 dues payment must go directly to DMMA, P.O. Box 98337, Des Moines WA 98198.)

Membership Status: (Alison Pedersen)

Membership is at 83 for year-end 2017. Outreach activities to recruit additional DMMA members will be discussed at the March meeting.

Old Business: (Ken Rogers)

 

Dock Ladder Program Version 2.0: (Defer this subject to next meeting.) Develop recommendation/proposal in the 2018 DMMA planning.

 

Marina and Boating Trend Information: 

We continue to look for a date and location to convene a discussion group on the future of recreational boating. Schedule coordination was limited due to the Seattle boat show.

With a goal of bring together key people in the boating industry to help develop an understanding of where recreational boating trends are headed, we hope to assist the City in arriving at a Marina configuration that supports future boating needs in the PNW.

 

Derelict boats

Making the City Council aware of the derelict boat issue was considered a helpful suggestion to build consensus around a Marina vision.

 

Five-Year Budget Plan:  Discussion on this topic was deferred until the March DMMA meeting.


Replacement of Harbormaster:  

DMMA will continue to look for engagement with the City regarding participation in replacement plan and interview process. Scott Wilkins (Deputy Harbormaster) is already our DMMA point of contact for the Marina report at our monthly meeting.

 

New Business:   (Ken Rogers/All)


Waterland Discussions with Destination Des Moines:

At the March meeting we plan to have a discussion of the Associations interest and role (if any) in the City’s Waterland weekend activities in the future.

Grant request:

NMTA offers grants to organizations to promote boating. We wrote a proposal requesting funding for a DMMA presence at this year’s Waterland festival for promoting marina facilities and recreational opportunities. Additional membership recruiting opportunities would also be a component of the effort. Grant requests are being evaluated by NMTA and results should be known by the March DMMA meeting. 

There is no obligation for DMMA to accept the grant.  If funding is offered by NMTA, the DMMA board will determine to accept or decline. Below is a suggested budget submitted with the grant request.

 

 

 

DMMA Website: www.dmmaonline.org

It was recommended that we modify the DMMA email address to be consistent with the website identification.

Discussion was initiated to consider posting meeting minutes to the DMMA website as well as the possibility of soliciting advertising. This discussion will continue at the March meeting.

Website reimbursement: 

A motion was made and seconded to reimburse Ken Rogers for expenses related to establishing the website. The motion was approved unanimously. The initial cost to set up the website was $84. This cost covers the initial year of hosting services at a promotional rate. Website renewal for subsequent years will be an agenda item for future DMMA meetings when appropriate.

DMMA 2018 Calendar: 

The Calendar of events for 2018 was reviewed and a copy is attached to these minutes.  The updated 2018 calendar is also available on the DMMA website.

2018 DMMA Meeting location(s):

Discussion was initiated to identify alternate meeting locations in the event they become necessary. Discussion to continue at the March meeting.

 

 

By-law changes:   

It was announced that any requests for changes to the association’s by-laws be communicated to the Secretary as soon as practical. Currently no changes to the by-laws are anticipated.

Elections for DMMA Officers and Directors:

At the March meeting we will review recommendations from the Nominating Committee. We will strive to identify a full slate of candidates for officer and director positions to be placed on the ballot for election at Annual Meeting in April.  There are three Director positions up for elections. These positions are two- (2) year terms and will begin in April 2018 and expire in April 2020. DMMA Officers are elected each year and include the following positions: President; Vice President; Treasurer; and Secretary.

A nomination committee was appointed to identify candidates willing to serve.  Committee members include: Patti, Linscott, David Barber, Brian Wood, Alison Pedersen, and Frank Kurian.

NOTE: Members who would are interested in joining the DMMA Board or becoming an officer are encouraged to contact Patti Linscott: pattilinscott@gmail.com or 206-390-4659.  

DMMA MEMBER REMINDERS:
Next DMMA Board Meeting: March 14th, 7pm, at Powell Homes Office

Marina Phone Numbers/Contacts: The Marina has provided the following phone numbers for tenants to call on a 24/7 basis for emergent issues:
During working day: 206-960-2266    Afterhours: 206-406-7149

DMMA Website Address: www.dmmaonline.org

DMMA email Account: DMMAconnect@outlook.com

ADJOURN:  Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 7:48 pm.