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August 21, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of August 21, 2013

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of August 21, 2013 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

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

Motion:

Mr. Veil moved to approve the July 17th meeting minutes. Mr. Mathson seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Hearings from the Audience:

Jamestown Drag Race Association: Representatives of the JDRA thanked the JRAA for use of the airport and subsequently informed the board that over 1,000 spectators were in attendance for the duration.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

None noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Mr. Boyd stated he would withhold his comments until the strategic planning portion of the meeting.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger informed the JRAA that the signed mitigation contract had been received from Mr. Anderson. Mr. Ryan said he would like a motion to authorize Mr. Boyd to sign the mitigation contract. Mr. Veil made the motion, Mr. Harris seconded the motion; all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Mr. Aldinger went on to explain the latest developments regarding the proposed t-hangars, including discussions with potential contractors and cost. Mayor Andersen suggested exploring alternate sources of operational revenue to cover the cost of financing the hangars.
Mr. Aldinger said the terminal area portion of the JMS ALP update is complete and ready to send in to the Bismarck FAA ADO and that the runway 4/22 PAPIs have been installed, but will need to be elevated and flight checked by the FAA.


Financial Information for August, 2013:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

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

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

Mr. Boyd asked to amend the "comments" column on the right side of the financial reporting statement. Mr. Veil moved to approve the financial statement as amended; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; motion carried.

Great Lakes Airlines:

Official boarding number for July 2013 was 247, up 13.4% over the previous July and the best month yet for CY2013.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service

Mr. Boyd informed everyone present that the U.S. DOT will be issuing the RFP to air carriers as a means to solicit bids for Jamestown's commercial air service market. Mr. Leitner said the tentative release date for the RFP in November 1st, 2013.

General Aviation:

Hangar project as discussed during project reports.


Economic Development:

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

Manager's Report:

Mr. Leitner stated that all of the equipment is running and the field is well maintained. Moreover, shallow holes on the terminal ramp were patched, Mr. Nohrenberg's hangar has been painted and damage to the perimeter fence repaired.

The triennial emergency exercise was conducted on August 19th to the satisfaction of all participants.

Other Business:

Bylaws/Board Member Terms:

Mayor Andersen suggested having annual terms for JRAA officers. Mr. Veil made a motion to set the terms for one year with the voting occurring at the first of every year, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Leases:

Mr. Ryan asked for a motion to empower the lease committee to enter into negotiations with lessees and execute the new lease terms. Mr. Veil made the motion, Mr. Harris seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Mayor Andersen made a motion to approve the Neil Kramer Lease at $100.00 per acre as negotiated, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; motion carried.


Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for September 18, 2013 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.