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December 18, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of December 18, 2013.

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of December 18, 2013 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

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

Motion:

Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the November 20th meeting minutes, 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 reminded everyone present that it was time for the annual JRAA Strategic Planning Session and the decision was made to have the meeting on January 18, 2014, beginning at 9:00AM in the administrative portion of the airport terminal.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger presented the t-hangar plans and specifications, revised in accordance with the November 2013 JRAA meeting. Mr. Veil made a motion approving the plans and specs and advertising for bids, Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion. A discussion ensued with respect to funding hangar construction. Roll call vote: Mr. Harris, nay; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, nay; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, nay; motion fails to pass. Mr. Aldinger asked for a motion to approve the revised hangar plans and specifications. Mr. Mathson made a motion to approve the plans and specs, Mr. Harris seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.

Financial Information for November, 2013:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

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

Great Lakes Airlines:

Official boarding number for November 2013 was 224, down from 251 the previous November.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service:

Mr. Boyd informed those present the DOT anticipates a decision on the RFP for Jamestown's commercial air service to be announced late-January or early-February 2014.

General Aviation:

T-hangar project as discussed.

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. He went on to ask the board for a $200 holiday bonus for the three full-time airport employees. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to approve the $200 Christmas bonus for Ben, Justin and Kimberlee, but to include Matthew as well. Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.

Other Business:

Flight Training Ordinance/First Reading:

Mayor Andersen discussed a few changes to the airport's flight training ordinance as determined by the committee tasked with updating this policy. The airport will require flight instructors to provide proof of insurance and to register with airport administration. Mr. Veil made a motion to accept the first reading with a follow-up motion to be made at January's board meeting. All those in favor signified by saying aye; motion carried.

Leases:

Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to accept the T-Hangar Leases, Mr. Harris seconded the motion, all those in favor signified by saying aye; motion carried.



Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for January 15, 2014 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.