June 16, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of June 16, 2010
Call to Order
The meeting of June 16, 2010 was called to order by Chairman Johnny Klingenberg followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Johnny Klingenberg, Jim Boyd, Dennis Nelson, Jim Dodd, Craig Neys, Leo Ryan.
Absent: Merle Bingham
Staff: Andy Schneider, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Keith Norman, Steve Aldinger, Stephen Vivian.
Motion: Mr. Boyd moved to approve the regular meeting minutes, Mr. Nelson seconded the motion, Mr. Dodd said that he did find some clerical errors, all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.
Hearings from the Audience:
No Hearing Noted.
Notification of Conflict of Interest:
No Conflicts Noted.
Project Report Steve Aldinger: Mr. Aldinger said the last two weeks we have advertised for the terminal building and that he has had 5 to 6 inquiries already on it from contractors. Mr. Aldinger said that there is a pre bid meeting on June 28th and the bid opening is July 9th. Mr. Aldinger said that Mr. Holzer got us $120,000 state apportionment money to do crack sealing and replace the reels off runway 22. Mr. Aldinger said that Mr. Holzer also got us another $150,000 of entitlement money form LaMoure. Mr. Boyd asked if we need to approve the money from LaMoure at this meeting or next meeting. Mr. Aldinger said the next meeting. Mr. Dodd asked about how much money are we going to need to borrow. Mr. Schneider said that it all depends on how much of our loan from the city we are going to roll into the new loan, but roughly $200,000.
Financial Information for March, 2010.
Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/ Accounts Payable:
Mr. Nelson moved to approve as presented, Mr. Dodd seconded the motion, roll call vote, Mr. Nelson, aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Dodd, aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Klingenberg, aye, motion carried.
Mr. Schneider stated that everyone is current.
Mr. Nelson questioned why there is such a significant jump in the totals in the last few years. Mr. Boyd asked why the taxes only show for 2009 and 2010. Mr. Klingenberg suggested that Mr. Nelson look into the increases. Mr. Nelson said he would but it is going to take some time. Mr. Schneider stated that at our next meeting we will have the audit report to compare the totals too.
Official numbers from Julie were 311. Mr. Schneider stated that he has been talking with Delta on the afternoon flight because it will be departing at 3:30 instead of 1:30. Mr. Schneider said in talking with Mesaba and also Devils Lake he is trying to have Delta leave the departure in the afternoon at 1:30.
a. Managers Report: Mr. Klingenberg asked if anybody wanted to comment on the manager's report. Mr. Nelson said several points under human resource he was not in favor of. Mr. Nelson said that the discussion about one of the board members looking in to the expenses and pursuing it further is everybody right private citizen or board member to question any public entities expenses. Mr. Nelson said that he disagrees with the content of the report.
b. Equipment Overview:
a. Snowblower: Mr. Schneider said that the gear box is being worked on and it should be here sometime in August.
Other Business: Mr. Klingenberg stated that under advisement for the attorney that the next item to discuss does not qualify for an executive session. Mr. Klingenberg stated that at the last meeting he appointed Mr. Nelson, Mr. Dodd and Mr. Bingham to look into the snow removal procedures. Mr. Nelson presented a letter that members of the committee drafted and it stated that the particular concern that they had was the closure of runway 4-22 for a period of one month and the delay in opening the primary runway on May 7th following a weather event with three inches of slush. Mr. Nelson stated that the manager took full responsibility for the event of May 7th. Mr. Nelson also stated the events that have taken place are unreasonable and negligent and need to have action taken if the board chooses on these issues. Mr. Dodd suggested that we table the report until September or October. Mr. Boyd suggested that Mr. Schneider put together a budget for snow removal. Mr. Boyd said the more serious issue is the main runway delay because the pilot would not take off until it was cleaned off. Mr. Schneider stated that he takes full responsibility for the delay. Mr. Boyd said it was a good report, but he doesn't know if there should be any further action taken. Mr. Boyd made a motion the accept the report and no further action required, Mr. Neys seconded the motion, Mr. Dodd said to revisit the report before the snow removal season, all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.
Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for July 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm