Meeting Notes: Ferry Committee 2010.11.08


November 8, 2010


Present:  Glen Veal (Chair), Dyvon Havens, Steve Orsini, Allen Bush


The meeting, held at the Church, was called to order at 7:00 pm and adjourned at 10:00 pm.


The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and plan for the upcoming meeting on November 16 with Henry Hash, new Public Works Director, and prepare the agenda for the Ferry Committee Quarterly meeting on November 21, 2010.


The primary topic of discussion was the County’s proposed 25% increase in fares in February, 2011. Allen presented several financial analyses of revenue and expenses. He also presented summaries of the primary issues relative to ferry operations. All agreed that the present fare recovery model is not working and needs to be changed. All agreed that there are many ways in which the County could reduce costs of operation of the ferry and that these measures need to be implemented before the Ferry Committee can support a fare increase.


It was decided that we will meet with Carl Cady on November 14, if he is available, to go over financial figures. Then possibly we will meet with the Commissioners at the open session on the morning of November 16 to request they delay fare increases until some of the above matters can be resolved.


Glen will invite Mr. Hash and the County Commissioners to the Ferry Committee Quarterly Meeting on November 21. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:


            Proposed Fare Increase for 2011

                        County proposal

                        Ferry Committee comments

            Update on the Spring 2011 Extended Outage

            Public Comments of Ferry issues



Note taker: Dyvon Havens

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