MRR&CC Minutes
October 14, 2005

Attendees:

Brad Allamong, Chamber, G. Thomas Bartlett, UMRA, Ro Brooks, MAC, Dennis Groce, Pt Marion, Evan Hanson, Friends of Decker’s Creek, Kristian Jamieson, Steptoe & Johnson, Frank Jernejcic, WVDNR, Ralph S. LaRue, BOPARC, Paula Martinelli, GMCT, Jessie Reckart, Chamber, Don Strimbeck, UMRA, Wally Venable, UMRA, Diane Watson, Pt. Marion, David Weaver, DMJM-Harris

  1. Wally noted that Pittsburgh may lose 10 % of their manpower to New Orleans as well as a portion of their funds.
  2. Steering Committee needs to endorse language for acquiring new Corps money to be used toward some type of regular operation of the locks in our area.
  3. Brad mentioned that Stacey Brodak from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau included printing of the water trail map in her request for tourism dollars.
  4. Scott Rotruck will talk with Mollohan this weekend regarding the Mon Summit.
  5. Need to complete addendum for steering committee updates for the bylaws.
  6. Boat Tour is scheduled for November 5th with the 12th as a raindate. Boat capacity is 15 to 20. Wally wants to make sure that the event is videotaped so that clips might be shown at the summit.
  7. Pt. Marion docks are expected to be in place sometime next summer. They are talking to contractors. Still need a company to do the piling work. River Salvage would like other work if they are bringing the pile driver into the area.
  8. David reported that DMJM is under contract with the city to do ADA sidewalk and structural work for the Morgantown dock. (just to the right of the stage toward Walnut Street.
  9. Allegheny Power upgraded all power toward the Westover bridge and the amphitheater but not the stage itself.
  10. Through the Boating and Infrastructure Grant (BIG), Star City and Morgantown could get $50,000 each.
  11. Still need money for the boat docks themselves.
  12. General permit issued for the Marina project however there is not, as yet, an expected start date.
  13. Next meeting is on November 11 at 9am. Revised bylaws will need to be approved.