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October 16th, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of October 16, 2013

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of October 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, Wayne Mathson, Keith Veil, Brent Harris, Craig Neys, Jeff Wilhelm.
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Chris Olson, Lynn Hopewell, Steve Vivian, Dennis Nelson, Larry Loose, Brad Stangeland, Linda Mohn.


Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the September 18th meeting minutes. Mr. Mathson seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Hearings from the Audience:

Schauer & Associates/Audit Report: Ms. Linda Mohn presented the annual audit of the airport encompassing calendar/fiscal year 2012 to the JRAA. The results of the audit exhibited no material weaknesses, deficiencies, or areas of noncompliance. Mr. Neys moved to approve the audit report; Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; motion carried.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

None noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Mr. Boyd disseminated annual performance reviews for Mr. Leitner to be completed by members of the JRAA covering his third year as airport manager.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger began by informing those present that the wetlands restoration portion for the land acquired in Woodworth has been completed and work covering the mitigation portion at the airport will go out for bids beginning early-2014.

The PAPIs and beacon have been installed and Mr. Leitner has requested the FAA perform a formal flight check of the PAPIs so they may be sanctioned for use. Lastly, a draft of the airport's CIP was presented and the decision was made to confer with NDAC and FAA before formal approval and submission.

Financial Information for September, 2013:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

Mr. Wilhelm 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; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye, motion carried

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

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

2014 Budget Review & Approve:

The 2014 JRA budget is awaiting some end-of-year data and revisions, tabled until November 20th meeting.

Great Lakes Airlines:

Official boarding number for September 2013 was 253, up 48.5% over the previous September.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service:

Mr. Boyd informed those present that the DOT anticipates issuance of the RFP for Jamestown's commercial air service during the last week of October. Mr. Leitner illustrated the latest developments with respect to potential carriers and airport marketing initiatives.

General Aviation:

Mr. Veil discussed some of his findings regarding the present structure of the airport's ordinances and compared them to similar airports throughout the region. The decision was made to have Mr. Leitner, Mr. Veil and Mayor Andersen confer with Mr. Leo Ryan to ensure the JRA ordinances are revised appropriately, given the scope and purview of the airport.

Economic Development:

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

Manager's Report:

Mr. Leitner stated that all of the airport's equipment is fully operational and the field is being well maintained. The annual FAA Part 139 inspection of the airport will be conducted beginning October 21st and Mr. Leitner anticipates that this will go well. Mr. Benjamin Maulding will complete his second year with the airport on October 31st and Mr. Leitner will put forth a proposal for additional compensation commensurate with Ben's performance appraisal.

Other Business:

Westward Products Leases:

Mr. Ryan and Mayor Andersen are working with the lessee on updating their lease.

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