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November 20, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of November 20, 2013.

Call to Order:

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

Roll Call:

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

Motion:

Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the meeting minutes of October 16, 2013; Mr. Harris 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 presented a comprehensive review of Mr. Leitner's annual performance evaluation and informed those present that Mr. Leitner received an A++ rating. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to increase Mr. Leitner's pay by 4.5%; Mr. Harris seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; motion carried.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger went over the airport's revised CIP created by the airport manager and a select committee of airport board members in conference with the FAA and NDAC. Mayor Andersen moved to approve the CIP as presented and submit to the FAA for final approval; Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; motion carried.

Architectural and schematic drawings encompassing the proposed t-hangars for the airport were presented to those present and a discussion ensued regarding various options with respect to electrical distribution and metering to individual hangar bays. Further discussion was proposed and adopted for the next JRAA meeting.

Financial Information for October, 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. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; motion carried.

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

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

2014 Budget Review & Approval:

Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the 2014 budget; Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; motion carried.

Great Lakes Airlines:

Official boarding number for October 2013 was 246, down 15% from the previous October.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service:

Mr. Boyd and Mr. Wilhelm stated that the U.S. DOT anticipates air carrier bids to arrive by November 26, 2013 in response to the DOT's request-for-proposal regarding Jamestown's commercial air service for the next two-year contract cycle.

General Aviation:

Mayor Andersen informed those present that she in concert with Mr. Ryan, Mr. Leitner and Mr. Veil initiated a discussion covering current airport ordinances beginning with flight instruction. The first reading of the revised flight instruction ordinance is tentatively scheduled for the December 2013 JRAA meeting.

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 that the field is being well maintained. He went on to say that the new outdoor terminal lighting was installed and has been working very well. Mr. Maulding's second anniversary with the JRAA occurred on November 1, 2013 and Mr. Leitner proposed a salary increase of 4.5% commensurate with his performance, which has been exemplary. Mr. Harris made the motion to grant a 4.5% salary increase for Mr. Maulding; Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; motion carried.

Other Business:

None noted.


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