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June 2008

Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Regular Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2008
Called to order at 6p.m.

1. Roll Call: Members Present: Chairman Johnny Klingenberg, Jim Boyd (Vice Chairman), Jim Dodd, Art Todd III, Dennis Nelson, Andrew Schneider (Manager) Members Absent: Kelani Parisien, Thomas Merrick (Attorney), Craig Neyes, Heather Iverson (Admin Asst.) Visitors: Keith Norman (Jamestown Sun), Steve Aldinger (Interstate Engineering), Glenn Christianson (Jmst Drag Racing Association), Deb Gilbertson (Wonderbar), Lindsey Larson (JSDC)
2. Hearings from the Audience: No Hearings Noted
3. Notification of Conflict of Interest : No Conflicts Noted
4. Review and Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2008: Mr. Boyd moved to accept and approve the May 14, 2008 Meeting Minutes Mr. Nelson seconded; all voted aye, motion carried.
5. Financial Information
a. Review & Approve Indebtedness Report: Mr. Todd moved to accept and approve the Indebtedness Report, Mr. Boyd seconded; all voted aye, motion carried.
b. Accounts Payable: Mr. Boyd asked for accounts payable to be right-justified instead of left justified in the dollars column, so it'll be easier to read. Mr. Schneider talks about our approval for half-the mower by the state which amounts in $5,050.00 and about $3,000.00 in wildlife.
c. Accounts Receivable: Mr. Schneider discussed how Mesaba is all caught up, still figuring out about this payment/bill from 2006. Their lease is in the process of being signed. He also conversed how we were being charged approx $10.00 more an hour for TSA than Dickenson. A call to Bis-Man has been made and we are once again being reimbursed 100%.
d. Budget vs. Actual 2007: The fuel budget accounts for only $41.00. Which causes us to be 9,000% over budget.
6. Project Reports - Steve Aldinger
a. 2008 Grant Meeting Summary: We got everything we asked for with the 27 project. $3,301.00 for Wetlands easement/ terminal planning. $5,050.00 for the mower. Met with EAPC to discuss what the next step is in getting the new terminal, being there was no mold fold but a little asbestos. TSA's Paul Missel was here and mentioned how they might be running out of space if the number of passengers continues to increase. #1 Justification in getting a new terminal built needs to be the increase of boarding passengers…MUST BE UP!
7. Mesaba
a. End of the Month Passenger Boarding: The numbers for May was 239 passengers, 41 people more than last year. The airport is doing a business card handout at the Air show; on the front side will be the picture that's on the billboard downtown, on the flipside will be our airport phone number, the Northwest website and phone number, along with both travel agencies(We should be getting monthly reports from them to see how many trips booked…if numbers are on the rise.)
b. Mesaba Lease
8. Human Resources
a. Full Time Employee Vacation: Brought up again, about employee vacation pro-rated for under a year? The previous year's minutes have been searched and nothing found regarding this.
b. Review and Approve the Board Organizational Policy Manual: Already been discussed. Kelani is working on it, she asked for it to be deferred. Mr. Dodd feels a formalized dress code is appropriate. Mr. Schneider passed around a photo of the maintenance crew in the polo's that were purchased for them to wear while working. Jean issue was addressed once again. Mr. Klingenberg said he'd like to see them in hats with Jamestown Airport and maybe later on in the year a jacket. Mr. Schneider discusses how he ordered himself and the administrative assistant light jackets with Jamestown Regional Airport embroidered, the guys will get carhardts in the fall when the weather starts to cool down for full-time maintenance.
c. Manager Report: Everything has been discussed already throughout the meeting.
9. Equipment
a. Plow Truck Repair: One big item before fall is the Plow truck. Doesn't want snowflakes falling and still leaking hydraulic fluid. Plow truck needs some work done beyond Mr. Hatch's knowledge. It has to be taken in to and worked on. An equipment report has been done and it has some leaks. An estimate cost of $1,000.00.
10. Other Business: None Noted
11. Summer Events:
a. Jamestown Air Fest: June 28, 2008 (June 29, 2008 - Rain Date): Coming along in great shape. 7:30-9:00 Breakfast in the ARFF building, fly-in breakfast free, no specified charge for anyone who comes in for the breakfast but there will be a free-will offering. Pomeroy, Dorgan, and our mayor are all planned to attend. Pushing $80,000 raised so far. People will get on the buses at the Civic Center, Skating Ring, High School Parking lot. Buy their tickets out there.
b. Jamestown Fly-In: July 25-August 4, 2008:
c. Jamestown Drag Race: August 23-24, 2008 (September 6-7, 2008-Rain Dates):
i. Liquor Sales at Drag Race: Deb from the Wonder Bar here. Alcohol sales have never been allowed in the past. Wants to show that if the Wonder Bar can run smoothly with the Air Show, if it'd be allowed to do the same sales. Feels everything will run very smoothly, she has a city license and is getting a Stutsman license. All that has to be done is a license transfer since she already carries a license. Mr. Nelson made a motion to give consideration to approval subject to other regulator approval. Approval contingent upon successful Air Fest and city approval. Liquor license covers liability. Motion carried.
13. Adjourn 7p.m.