Harbor Commission Minutes – Sept. 13, 2021

Town of Bell

Harbor Commission Meeting

Monday, September 13, 2021



The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m..  Members present were Chuck Perry, Will Tillmans, Jesse Kaseno, Pauline Colamatteo, Jennifer Sauter Sargent and MaryBeth Tillmans. Jessica Resac and Kristen Anderson were absent.

Roger Lindgren, Town of Bell Chairman and David Tillmans were also present.


Minutes  – A motion was made by P. Colamatteo to approve the minutes and W. Tillmans 2nd  the

motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved.

Conflict of interest – None

Public Comments – None

Public Hearing – None


Harbor Dredging Committee –D. Tillmans report.  The dredging project of the river section just below

Highway 13 bridge was postponed until spring, due to uncertainty of spoil disposal site being

cleared. Dredging was done by D. Tillmans and W. Tillmans.  There were fourteen fifteen yard

truck loads dredged and hauled upland.

The existing dredge permits expired on August 23rd.  D. Tillmans and W. Tillmans have been

working on the new electronic application. Core sampling and sediment analysis are needed for

the east and west slips.  They will be meeting with the DNR next week to find out how many

and then will be researching possible companies to do the borings and the cost.

The USACE floating plant will be here on the 22nd of September for breakwall stone salvage work.

Shop Grade Issues Committee – There is a permit valid until Jan. 1, 2022, for grading around the

shops. J. Kaseno and Richard Dunn will meet with the shop owners about the project.  Manzanita

Peterson will head the committee. A date and time will be set for all of them to meet.

Green Shed Committee – The museum will be closing for the season.

Old Business:

  1. Halvorson Lease 2022

The agreements approved by the Harbor Commission were sent to R. Lindgren, the Town of Bell

chairperson, for the board to approve.  He had the town attorney review them.  An email was

sent back with issues. A term sheet was developed by the attorney from the proposed Harbor

Commission agreements created by the commission. The term sheet was reviewed and discussion

was held.  P. Colamatteo made a motion accept the 10 year term leases as amended with the

term sheet for the shops, dockage and storage. J. Kaseno 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.

Approved.  J. Sauter Sargent made a motion to strike the rates not to exceed the CPI in the shop,

dockage and storage on the term sheet. W. Tillmans 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.


  1. Harbor Map – No update.
  2. Ten Year Plan – No update.
  3. Boardwalk Leveling-  This will be done by the harbor maintenance person.
  4. Marina Handyman part time as needed employee
  5. Colamatteo made a motion to hire Richard Dunn for the harbor maintenance person at a rate

of $20.00 an hour.  J. Kaseno 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.

  1. BIG and RBF and HAP grant update – None
  2. Harbor Master Job Description – Tabled to November
  3. Shop Lease Policy Statement – Tabled
  4. AIS prevention grant update

The grant has two parts.  One is inspections that could be done by volunteers and the 2nd is

a water less cleaning device.  R. Lindgren did send in a notice to apply.

  1. General Rules Update – Tabled
  2. Electric meter ID
  3. Kaseno mapped all electric meters in the harbor. A map was provided.  It was reviewed.


New Business

  1. Treasurer appointment
  2. Colamatteo made a motion to appointment Janice Olson as the treasurer and W. Tillmans

2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.  J. Olson will collect and record all monies.  M. Tillmans will

will enter payments into the town software.  She will send invoices and provided A/R reports.

  1. Parking posts and parking lot lines

The area to the east of the Fish Shed building needs posts and some need to be replaced

that are rotten. This helps cars from parking on the grass.  J. Sauter Sargent made a motion

to install and replace posts at the east end of the shops.  P. Colamatteo 2nd the motion.

Unanimous decision.  Approved. This will be done in conjunction with the Parks & Lands

post project.

  1. Financial Statement – Reviewed


At 10:04 p.m., W. Tillmans made a motion to adjourn and J. Kaseno the motion.  Approved.


Respectfully submitted,


MaryBeth Tillmans – Secretary