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March 10, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of March 10, 2010

Call to Order
The meeting of March 10, 2010 was called to order by Chairman Johnny Klingenberg followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call
Present: Johnny Klingenberg, Jim Boyd, Dennis Nelson, Jim Dodd, Craig Neys, Merle Bingham, Leo Ryan.
Absent: Kelani Parisian, Kimberlee Mickelson
Staff: Andy Schneider.
Guests: Keith Norman, Roger and Christine Fincel.

Motion: Mr. Boyd moved to approve the regular meeting minutes with changes to typo errors, Mr. Bingham seconded the motion, all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.
Hearings from the Audience:
No Hearings Noted
Notification of Conflict of Interest:
No Conflicts Noted.

Project Report Steve Aldinger: Mr. Schneider stated that Mr. Aldinger could not make it to the meeting because he was in Montana. Mr. Schneider said this would be a good time to just talk about the terminal project. Mr. Schneider said that Mr. Donat is getting a few small things put together and then would like to have a design meeting. Mr. Schneider also stated that the USDA loan application has been submitted and we are just waiting now to hear from them. Mr. Schneider said that we did go for a pre-approval from the Aeronautics Commission for a big chunk of money for the terminal. Mr. Schneider said that due to the recommendation from Mr. Mark Holzer the Aeronautic Commission is moving their meeting from June to a sooner date.


Financial Information for February, 2009.

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/ Accounts Payable:
Mr. Boyd asked about Rays pay, Mr. Schneider said that we paid out his vacation time. Mr. Nelson asked about the tires for the JD loader. Mr. Dodd asked if we kept the old tires. Mr. Schneider said that we did because it was $50.00 a tire to dispose of them. Mr. Dodd asked if Ray's cell phone has been turned over to Mr. Lindberg, Mr. Schneider said yes. Mr. Nelson moved to approve as presented, Mr. Boyd Seconded the motion, roll call vote, Mr. Bingham, aye, Mr. Nelson, Aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Dodd, Aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Klingenberg, aye, motion carried.
Accounts Receivable: Mr. Schneider said that we did send a bill to Mr. Kadramas Sr. for the rent of the Summit Aviation building along with a letter asking if the lease is to be turned over to him. Mr. Schneider said that we did receive a check for the rent, but no response to the letter.
Financial Statement: Mr. Nelson asked Mr. Schneider to check on the liability page for the payments of the loan for the City of Jamestown.

Mesaba:
Official numbers from Julie were 299.
Human Resources:
a. Managers Report: Mr. Schneider stated that Mr. Lindberg is here with us now. Mr. Schneider stated the Kim will be gone for a couple weeks due to the fact she had surgery and if she would exhaust all her vacation and sick leave that Justin and he will donate some to her.
b. Tom Lindberg Health Ins: Mr. Schneider stated that because Mr. Lindberg has chosen not to take the health insurance through the airport that as of April 1st his pay will be raised from $31,000 to $33,365.79.
c. Midwest Aviation Symposium: Mr. Schneider said that the meeting with the Aeronautics commission was brutal. Mr. Schneider said that they did agree to approve the extra $300,000 for the terminal but we will not be able to get it until they have their meeting in June.
d. Equipment Overview:
a. Snowblower: Mr. Schneider said the biggest issue right now is the snowblower that goes on the JD loader went out. Mr. Schneider said that we had the city maintenance come out and look at it and we determined that it was something we could not fix in house. Mr. Schneider said we did take it out to Dan Poland and he said that the bearings were out in the back and Mr. Poland said that when he opened the gear box he said it was shot and we needed a new one or a rebuilt one. Mr. Schneider stated that a new gear could run $5,000 and when all said and done could cost us $10,000. Mr. Schneider also said because since there is no money coming from the state right now it is a cost we are going to have to incur. Mr. Nelson made a motion with first choice to replace with a new gear box and second option with a rebuilt gear box with a $10,000 limit, Mr. Bingham seconded the motion. Mr. Dodd asked about getting money from the state. Mr. Schneider said he can put it on the grant application with the terminal. Roll call vote, Mr. Bingham, aye, Mr. Nelson, aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Dodd, aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Klingenberg, aye, motion carried.
Other Business:
a. Fincel Driveway: Mr. Schneider stated that Christine and Roger Fincel are here to discuss the driveway that sits on the North side of the property. Mr. Schneider said that he has talked to Mrs. Fincel several times and we are running into some snags. Mr. Schneider said with the FAA coming back and stating we can not do this because it is not going to be used for aeronautical use and it would have to be rezoned for FAA purposes. Mrs. Fincel said that she has talked to the DOT and they will not let her put in her own driveway and the only other option they gave her was to move the approach on to her property and share it. Mr. Nelson asked how long the approach as been there. Mrs. Fincel said 100 years. Mr. Fincel said that without a guaranteed 30 year easement or license her lender will not give her a loan. Mr. Ryan asked Mrs. Fincel if she has talked to Mr. Bench about this. Mrs. Fincel said yes. Mr. Ryan asked the board if he could talk with Mr. Bench on this matter.
b. AAAE Conference: Mr. Schneider said the AAAE conference in May would be a good one to go to and need board approval for the expenses. Mr. Boyd asked about approx cost. Mr. Schneider said about $2,500. Mr. Boyd moved to approve the expenses for the conference but not exceed $3,000. Mr. Bingham seconded the motion, roll call vote, Mr. Bingham, aye, Mr. Nelson, aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Dodd, aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Klingenberg, aye. Motion carried.
c. Jim Dodd commented on a TSA Meeting in Valley City.

Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for April 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm