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January 16, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of January 16, 2013

Call to Order:

The meeting of January 16, 2013 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

Present: Jim Boyd, Leo Ryan, Katie Andersen, Keith Veil, Brent Harris, Craig Neys, Wayne Mathson.
Absent: Jeff Wilhelm.
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Leon Westerhausen, Brian Kamlitz, Kari Lucin.


Mayor Andersen moved to approve the December meeting minutes as amended, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Hearings from the Audience:

Mr. Leon Westerhausen, representing the Jamestown Drag Race Association, asked the JRAA for permission to hold their annual drag races at the airport again. Mayor Andersen mentioned that this would be a great opportunity to promote the airport and went on to state that distribution of airport-related information concurrent with the races may be advantageous. Mr. Neys moved to approve the Drag races contingent on FAA approval; Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; motion carried.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

None noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Mr. Boyd outlined the three JRAA committees. The first committee is the Human Resources Committee; which consists of Mr. Boyd, Mr. Wilhelm and Mr. Harris. The second committee is the Finance and Budget Committee; which consists of Mayor Andersen, Mr. Boyd, and Mr. Wilhelm. The third committee is the Equipment Committee which consists of Mr. Mathson and Mr. Veil. Mr. Boyd asked if everyone was with happy the composition of the committees. All board members agreed with the composition of the committees for 2013.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger stated that he spoke with Mr. Vaughn of EAPC regarding the sample light fixture. Mr. Aldinger said delivery of the sample light fixture has been delayed due to the holidays; however, it should arrive in time for the next board meeting. Mr. Aldinger went on to illustrate various options pertaining to the mitigation of the airport's wetlands for the JRAA's consideration.

Financial Information for December, 2012:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

Mayor Andersen moved to approve, Mr. Harris seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

No discussion.

Great Lakes Airlines:

Official boarding number for December 2012 was 300.

Strategic Planning:

Mr. Boyd presented the Strategic Planning Categories that were discussed at the Strategic Planning Meeting held on January 12, 2013. Mr. Boyd briefly reviewed the categories which include: Commercial Air Service, General Aviation, and Economic Development. Mr. Boyd asked other board members to choose the areas which interest them. Categories were subsequently assigned.

Managers' Report:

Mr. Leitner stated all of our equipment is up and that the field is being maintained in accordance with our FAA ACM. Mr. Leitner went on to explain that Mrs. Kimberlee Mickelson has been with the airport for four years and has performed exceedingly well; requesting a 4.5% raise for Mrs. Mickelson. Mr. Boyd said the HR committee agrees with Mr. Leitner's recommendation. Mayor Andersen made the motion to grant the 4.5% increase, Mr. Harris seconded the motion, roll call; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; motion carried.

Other Business:

Building U Lease:

Mr. Ryan stated that the lease for Building U is up and requested a motion to allow Mr. Boyd and Mr. Leitner to negotiate the terms of the lease, submitting their recommendation to the board for approval. Mr. Neys made the motion, Mr. Harris seconded the motion, all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried

City/County Assessments:

Mayor Andersen made a motion to allow Mr. Ryan and Mr. Leitner to discuss the airport's special assessments with the city and county and present various options to the board. Mr. Veil seconded the motion, all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for February 20th, 2013 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.