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February 23, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of February 23rd, 2011

Call to Order

The meeting of February 23rd, 2011 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call

Present: Jim Boyd, Dennis Nelson, Leo Ryan, Wayne Mathson, Katie Andersen, Craig Neys, Jack Clay.
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Keith Norman, Steve Aldinger, Randy Wilson.

Motion: Mr. Nelson questioned the second to the last paragraph on the right of first refusal and it should say that we decline our right of first refusal. Mr. Boyd pointed out some typing errors. Mr. Nelson moved to approve as amended, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Hearings from the Audience:
Mr. Christianson stated that the Drag Race Association is seeking permission to have the drag races again this year at the airport, July 22 and 23. Mr. Nelson moved to approve contingent with the FAA approval, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call Mr. Nelson aye, Mr. Clay, aye, Mr. Nelson aye, Mr. Boyd aye, Mr. Neys aye, Mr. Mathson aye, Mayor Andersen aye.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

No Conflicts Noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Mr. Boyd said he would like to commend the operations crew with respect to snow removal. Mr. Boyd also reiterated the importance of EAS funding. Mr. Boyd mentioned the forthcoming request for proposal submitted by the DOT to the airlines soliciting bids for the Jamestown EAS contract.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger stated there are some change orders, two of them are deductive and one is additive. Mr. Aldinger stated the first one is for the doors where the tugs will be going in and out. Mr. Aldinger stated that by going with the 7' tall x 11' wide there would be a deduction of $2,680.00 but we have to get rid of the beams that were already ordered. Mr. Aldinger said the other part of the change order is for the asbestos removal. Mr. Aldinger stated Wick was contracted to remove the carpet, but as they were pulling the carpet up the tiles were coming with it. Mr. Aldinger said we had to bring the asbestos contractor in to remove and dispose of the carpet. Mr. Aldinger said Wick will be giving us a deduction of $435.00 but we have to increase the payment to the asbestos contractor by $1800.00. Mr. Nelson moved to approve the two change orders, Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call vote, Mr. Nelson, aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Boyd aye, Mr. Mathson aye, Mr. Clay aye, Mayor Andersen aye, motion carried. Mr. Aldinger stated the next thing is the progressive estimate for Wick Construction for $41,566.34 this is for work done in January. Mayor Andersen made a motion to approve the payment; Mr. Nelson seconded the motion, roll call vote, Mr. Nelson aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mayor Andersen aye, Mr. Neys aye, Mr. Clay, aye, Mr. Mathson, aye, motion carried. Mr. Aldinger stated the other progressive estimate is for L&M Contractors for $4,816.00 this if for the asbestos removal. Mr. Aldinger said he would like this approved with a contingency of the air test results. Mayor Andersen moved to approve the payment pending documentation of the air test and copy of disposal paperwork, Mr. Nelson seconded the motion, roll call Mayor Andersen aye, Mr. Boyd aye, Mr. Clay aye, Mr. Nelson, aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Mathson aye, motion carried.

Financial Information for January, 2010.

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/ Accounts Payable:

Mr. Nelson moved to approve, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, Roll Call vote, Mr. Mathson, aye, Mayor Andersen, aye, Mr. Nelson, aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Clay, aye, motion carried

Accounts Receivable:

Mr. Nelson questioned if we have added interest on Summit Aviation's bill. Mr.Leitner stated that interest would be added.

Financial Statements:

No Discussion


Mesaba:

Official numbers were 436.

Human Resources:



Managers Report:

Mr. Leitner stated that all the equipment is all up and running and is inspected at least once a week. Mr. Leitiner said he would like to get the full-time operations specialists together on their assessments and have their performance reviews scheduled for March 1. Mr. Leitner proposed a salary increase for both effective March 1, 2011 based on their performance and qualifications. Mr. Nelson moved to approve the pay increase, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call vote, Mr. Neys aye, Mr. Mathson, aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Clay, aye, Mayor Andersen, aye, Mr. Nelson, aye, motion carried. Mr. Leitner stated that he is a regular guest on the radio stations and has also been running a lot of advertisements in the Valley City "Times-Record." Mr. Leitner stated that some of the JC college students are ready to go on conducting the marketing surveys to determine the economic affect of the Jamestown Regional Airport. Mr. Leitiner stated that we are experiencing a little difficulty in keeping up with the cleaning at the terminal due to the increase in passenger traffic and construction of the new terminal. Mr. Leitner proposed we have ALPHA come out and clean three times a week for $15 a day. Mayor Andersen moved to approve having ALPHA coming out 5 days a week, Mr. Nelson seconded the motion, roll call, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Nelson, aye, Mr. Clay, aye, Mayor Andersen, aye, Mr. Mathson, aye, motion carried.

Other Business:

Strategic Planning Session:
Mr. Boyd stated that Mr. Nelson has volunteered to be on the T-Hanger project, Mr. Boyd stated he has taken the responsibility for updating the airport master plan Mr. Boyd stated he took this project. Mr. Boyd stated the Mr. Leitner will be assuming the responsibility of updating the airport's minimum standards. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Ryan said that there should be a public notice for these meetings. Mr. Boyd stated that Mayor Andersen has volunteered to take the terminal area improvements project. Mr. Boyd stated that Mr. Mathson has volunteered to take the Ag spraying containment area project. Mr. Boyd stated he will be putting together a team for the jetway project. Mayor Andersen moved to approve the six projects for the strategic planning for the next five years, Mr. Nelson seconded the motion, roll call vote, Mr. Boyd aye, Mr. Nelson aye, Mr. Neys aye, Mr. Mathson aye, Mr. Clay aye, Mayor Andersen aye, motion carried.


Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for March 16th, 2011 at 6:00 pm at City Hall.