June 19, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of June 19, 2013
Call to Order:
The JRAA meeting of June 19, 2013 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Jim Boyd, Mary Jensen, Katie Andersen, Brent Harris, Craig Neys, Jeff Wilhelm, Keith Veil.
Absent: Wayne Mathson.
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Chris Olson, Lynn Hopewell, Reed Schwartzkopf, Lance Allen.
Mr. Boyd noted a grammatical error on the first page of the May 2013 JRAA meeting minutes and requested a correction. Mayor Andersen moved to approve the May meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Harris seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.
Hearings from the Audience:
Notification of Conflict of Interest:
Mr. Veil stated that he wished to abstain from the discussion and vote regarding the potential trade of forklifts.
Mr. Boyd reminded everyone present that a year had elapsed since the meeting with the airlines, congressional delegation and governmental agencies in Washington, which generated positive and substantive change with respect to air service. However, Delta SkyMiles have yet to be implemented between Great Lakes and Delta.
Project Report, Steve Aldinger:
Mr. Aldinger presented the JRA ALP Terminal Plan update in accordance with the changes recommended by the committee. Mr. Veil made a motion to move forward with the ALP Terminal Plan Update. Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion was carried.
The hangar planning committee met and discussed numerous measures aimed at reducing the cost of hangar development and construction. Mayor Andersen performed extensive research regarding various financing options for a range of different costs. Mr. Veil inquired about the cost for the design portion of the hangars. Mr. Aldinger said the design phase is to not exceed $30,000. Mr. Veil made a motion to sign contracts with Interstate Engineering on the design portion of the hangar buildings with a NTE of $30,000. Mr. Wilhelm seconded the amended motion, roll call: Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, ye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; motion carried.
Financial Information for May, 2013:
Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:
Mayor Andersen moved to approve, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; motion carried
All are current.
Mayor Andersen moved to approve the financial statement; Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; motion carried.
Great Lakes Airlines:
Official boarding number for May 2013 was 206, up 7% over the previous May.
Commercial Air Service
As discussed during the chairman's comments.
Hangar project as discussed.
Economic Development Growth:
The JRA strategic plan is being integrated into a comprehensive ALP revision.
Mr. Leitner mentioned to those present that Justin Hatch just completed his first year with the airport. Mr. Leitner stated that Mr. Hatch has done an exceptional job and recommended the board approve a 4.5% increase in salary. Mayor Andersen made the motion to accept the 4.5% pay increase for Mr. Hatch. Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; motion carried.
Mr. Leitner explained that the asphalt in front of the hangars on the far west side of the airport is need of repair. Mr. Leitner obtained several quotes for repair of the asphalt, the least expensive of which is $4,170.74. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to accept the quote of $4,170.74 to repair the asphalt. Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; motion carried.
Fork Lift Sale:
Mr. Leitner recommended the board approve the trade of the JRA forklift for Mr. Veil's forklift after outlining the reasons for doing so. Mayor Andersen made a motion to authorize the trade of the forklift between the JRA and Mr. Veil. Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; motion carried.
*Mr. Veil abstained from this vote.
Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for July 17, 2013 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.