Columbiana Port Authority Adopts $5.57M Budget

Friday, February 6th 2015

Courtesy of The Business Journal

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The Columbiana County Port Authority adopted a 2015 budget of $5.57 million Monday night after re-electing Charles A. Presley chairman.

Fiscal officer Penny Traina reported the port authority ended 2014 $1.11 million under budget, providing the organization with a healthy surplus to begin this year.

The five-member board also re-elected Keith Chamberlin, retired city manager of the city of Columbiana, vice chairman, Traina fiscal officer and elected attorney Nick Amato of Wellsville secretary. 

Brian Kennedy of Salem, a retired Marine Corps colonel, named to replace Don Crane who no longer resides in the county, took his seat. County commissioners chose Kennedy in December.

Presley appointed Chamberlin chairman of the executive committee, Traina chairwoman of the finance and audit committee, Amato chairman of the marketing, education and technology committee, and Kennedy chairman of the real estate and buildings committee.