June 20, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of June 20th, 2012
Call to Order
The meeting of June 20th, 2012 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Jim Boyd, Jack Clay, Katie Andersen, Wayne Mathson, Jeff Wilhelm, Craig Neys.
Absent: Leo Ryan, Keith Veil
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Kari Lucin, Reed Schwartzkopf
Motion: Mayor Andersen stated her name is spelled with an "en" not "on" also make sure all the motions are in bold. Mr. Boyd said there was a typo in the manager's report. Mayor Andersen moved to approve as amended; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye; motion carried.
Hearings from the Audience:
Notification of Conflict of Interest:
Mr. Boyd said he would like to thank everyone that supported the meeting in Washington DC. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to reimburse Mr. Leitner's travel expenses in the amount it would have cost to fly him, Mayor Andersen seconded the motion; roll call: Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Clay, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; motion carried.
Project Report, Steve Aldinger:
Mr. Aldinger said the terminal building and the remodel are completed. Mr. Aldinger said the only issue is the hanging lights out side. Mr. Aldinger said EAPC is trying to come up with a solution to fix them or replace them at their cost. Mr. Aldinger said he recommends the last $25,000 be released to the contractor. Mayor Andersen made a motion to release the $25,000 to the contractor; Mr. Clay seconded the motion; roll call: Mr. Clay, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; motion carried. Mr. Aldinger said he attended the Aeronautics Commission grant meeting in Bismarck. Mr. Aldinger said we received all the money we requested. Mr. Aldinger said the Aeronautics Commission granted 50% for the terminal remodel. Mr. Aldinger said the Aeronautics Commission also granted 5% of the crack seal project. Mr. Aldinger said the Aeronautics Commission also granted 5% of the wetland mitigation project. Mr. Aldinger said a land owner has been located and is willing to restore his wetlands. Mr. Aldinger said we needed 5.9 acres of land and we found 6.2 acres. Mr. Aldinger said the land owner is asking $8,500 per acre for the wetlands and $1,000 for the buffer area per acre for a total cost of $55,150.00. Mr. Aldinger suggested if we feel it is a reasonable offer we should make a motion to accept contingent on FAA approval. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to submit the agreement to the FAA for approval; Mr. Neys seconded the motion; roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Clay, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; motion carried. Mr. Aldinger said the only other thing to talk about is the land deal. Mr. Aldinger said the FAA read in the paper about the developer wanting to build on airport land. Mr. Aldinger said he did talk with them for quite a while about it because the FAA took it as the contractor was already starting to build. Mr. Aldinger said it is against FAA regulations to lease land for non aeronautical use without prior approval from the FAA. Mr. Aldinger said it will cost $2,500 to set up the plot drawings, and if you would like them pinned it will cost an extra $500. Mayor Andersen made a motion to spend up to $3,000 to draw and pin the plots; Mr. Clay Seconded the motion; roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Clay, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.
Financial Information for May, 2012.
Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/ Accounts Payable:
Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve; Mayor Andersen seconded the motion; roll call: Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mayor Andersen aye; Mr. Clay, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.
All are current.
Great Lakes Airlines:
Official numbers were 193.
Mr. Leitner said Mr. Hatch has started and is doing very well. Mr. Leitner also stated all equipment is up and running.
Great Lakes Airlines: Mr. Boyd said the transition to Great Lakes is a growth process due to lack of aircraft and staff. Mr. Boyd said the meeting in DC forced everyone to sit and discuss the negative impact it has had not only on our airport but others as well. Mr. Leitner said another good idea was to formally address the Federal DOT on the correspondence on our concerns that were sent from the Jamestown Regional Airport to the airlines and was never responded too.
Drag Races: Mr. Leitner said in years past, all we had to do was submit letters for approval. Mr. Leitner said this year, because of a new director of the FAA, we are having to send in more information and paperwork. Mr. Leitner said the drag races will still be held this year.
Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for July 18th, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Airport Board Room.