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January 15, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of January 15, 2014.

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of January 15, 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, Wayne Mathson, Keith Veil, Craig Neys.
Absent:
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Chris Olson, Bradley Stangeland, DeAnn Ament, Reed Schwartzkopf.

Motion:

Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the December18th meeting minutes, Mr. Mathson 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 extended his gratitude to all JRAA members for their time and hard work. Mr. Boyd reminded everyone present that the annual strategic planning session will be held January 18, 2014, beginning at 9AM, in the board room.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger said that he has no new updates and requested the board to advise him whether or not they wished to proceed with bids for the t-hangar project. Mayor Andersen and Mrs. Ament proffered their suggestions with respect to financing options. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to go out for bids on the T-Hangar project, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mayor Andersen, no; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; motion passed 6 to 1.


Financial Information for December, 2013:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

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

Great Lakes Airlines:

Official boarding number for December 2013 was 214, down from 300 the previous December.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service:

Mr. Boyd informed those present that the JRAA, City of Jamestown and Stutsman County sent responses to the DOT in response to their RFP for commercial air service at Jamestown.

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. Mr. Leitner informed those present that Kimberlee Mickelson completed her fifth year with the JRA and recommended a 4.5% increase to be applied to her salary. Mr. Harris stated the HR committee recommends a 3.7% raise. Mr. Harris made a motion to give Mrs. Mickelson a 3.7% raise, Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Neys, no; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Mathson, no; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, no; motion passed 4 to 3 for 3.7% increase for Mrs. Mickelson.

Other Business:

Flight Training Ordinance/Second Reading:

Mr. Brad Stangeland conveyed his concern regarding proposed changes to the JRA flight training ordinance; namely, flight instructor registration with the airport authority. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to table the flight training ordinance, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; flight training ordinance is tabled.

Leases:

Mr. Ryan asked for a motion to authorize the chairman and the manager to sign the agricultural lease for Mr. Neil Kramer. Mr. Ryan said the lease has already been approved by the board. Mayor Andersen made the motion to authorize the chairman and the manager to sign the lease, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; motion carried.

Mr. Boyd stated there may be a need for three representatives from the JRAA to attend a meeting in Washington DC with the DOT and North Dakota's federal congressional delegation. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion for the airport to cover travel expenses for three members from the JRAA to attend the meeting if required, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye, Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for February 19, 2014 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.