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July 17, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of July 17, 2013

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of July 17, 2013 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

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


Mr. Boyd asked for the minutes of June 12th and June 19th be amended to reflect the absence of Delta SkyMiles and Mr. Veil's refrain from the vote regarding the forklift sale. Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the June 12 and June 19 meeting minutes as amended. Mayor Andersen 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 stated that he would hold his comments until the strategic planning portion of the meeting.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger informed those present that a sample of the new terminal lighting was installed and, if deemed acceptable, the rest would be installed as soon as possible. The revised ALP was presented and explained. Lastly, a discussion ensued regarding the proposed t-hangar construction to include anticipated lifespan, financing options and amenities.

Financial Information for June, 2013:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

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

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

Mayor Andersen explained a few amendments to the monthly JRA financial report. Mayor Andersen moved to approve the financial statement as amended; Mr. Wilhelm 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 June 2013 was 218, up 24.5% over the previous June.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service

Mr. Boyd explained new FAA regulations pertaining to airline pilot experience requirements and went on to state that this will be closely watched regarding any potential impacts to Great Lakes. Mr. Boyd said he expects the USDOT to issue the new EAS RFP toward the end of summer 2013.

General Aviation:

Many airport leases are being reviewed and upon their expiration, revised to ensure consistency.

Economic Development Growth:

The JRA strategic plan is being integrated into a comprehensive ALP revision.

Managers' Report:

Mr. Leitner stated that all equipment is running and the field is well maintained.

Mr. Leitner also mentioned that Buffalo City Tourism will be placing a flat screen TV above the coffee bar in the new terminal which will stream local events.

Other Business:

Land Leases:

Mayor Andersen performed a comprehensive presentation outlining the present structure of the airport's land leases. A productive discussion ensued covering lease terms/rates and integration of land leases into the airport's strategic use plan.

Mr. Neil Kramer's agricultural lease was mentioned as it recently expired. Mr. Ryan stated that he would like a motion to give Mayor Andersen the authority to review the lease of the 6 acres that Mr. Kramer is leasing and come up with a fair market value given its use. Mr. Veil made the motion, Mr. Neys seconded the motion, all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for August 21, 2013 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.