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February 20, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of February 20, 2013

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of February 20, 2013 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

Present: Jim Boyd, Mary Jensen (for Leo Ryan), Katie Andersen, Jeff Wilhelm, Brent Harris, Wayne Mathson.
Absent: Keith Veil, Craig Neys.
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Reed Schwartzkopf, Kari Lucin, Lynn Hopewell.


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

Hearings from the Audience:

None noted.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

None noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Mr. Boyd said he would reserve his comments for the strategic planning section.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger presented a light fixture from Mr. Corey Vaughn of EAPC Architects for consideration of the board. A conference call was placed to Mr. Vaughn by the board and a discussion ensued. A decision will be made pending further details with respect to cost and installation.

The final two items discussed were strategic planning projects pertaining to land usage and wetlands mitigation. Lot line delineation for future JRA land use will be proffered to the FAA Airports District Office in Bismarck for their approval. Mr. Aldinger went on to explain the most effective methodology for draining the wetlands on the southeast side of the airport and the revised cost breakdown for this project.

Financial Information for January, 2013:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

Mr. Harris suggested combining regular pay with overtime for an aggregate monthly figure on the report.

Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve, Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, and all those in favor signified by saying aye, and motion was carried.

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

Mayor Andersen suggested the financial statement be limited to one page and adding the annual budget figure to the individual line items. Mr. Boyd went on to suggest that the manager's comments be added as well. Mr. Leitner said he'd adopt and implement those suggestions.

Great Lakes Airlines:

Official boarding number for January 2013 was 224.

Mayor Andersen suggested the airport, in cooperation with Great Lakes, come up with a comprehensive, long-range marketing plan.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service

Airline marketing, service, fares and ticket procurement were discussed, with the overall objective being to maximize the airport's niche.

General Aviation:

Mayor Andersen stated that she conferred with parties interested in hangar space and emphasized the importance of concentrating on the construction of hangars as a strategic objective.

Economic Development Growth:

Discussed during project reports.

Managers' Report:

Mr. Leitner stated all of our equipment is up and running and that the field is being maintained in accordance with our FAA ACM.

Other Business:

Ms. Mary Jensen said Mr. Ryan is working on the airport's special assessments with the city.

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