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February 19, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of February 19, 2014.

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of February 19, 2014 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, Lynn Hopewell, Lance Allen, Brian Kamlitz, Brandon Johnson, Todd Langbehn.

Motion:

Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the January 15th meeting minutes, Mayor Andersen seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Hearings from the Audience:

Mr. Brian Kamlitz and Mr. Brandon Johnson with the Jamestown Drag Race Association requested approval from the JRAA to hold their annual drag race at the airport. Mr. Neys made a motion to allow the Jamestown Drag Race Association to hold the drag races contingent on an acceptable date, Mr. Veil Seconded the motion; all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

None noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Mr. Boyd presented the annual JRAA Strategic Plan for board approval. Mayor Andersen made a motion to accept the report, Mr. Veil seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger informed those present that seven bids were received for construction of the proposed t-hangars and went on to state that he's in the process of validating the bids with Attorney Ryan. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to table the awarding of the t-hangar bid until reviewed and ratified, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Neys, aye, motion carried.

Mr. Aldinger presented the plans and specs for the wetland mitigation project to the JRAA and asked for a motion to approve the plans/specs, and also to approve an engineering contract for the construction portion. Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve, Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye, motion carried.

Lastly, Mr. Aldinger said the FAA is requiring an update of the airport's environmental assessment since SkyWest will be operating turbine-powered aircraft. The cost of the assessment was estimated NTE $8,000. Manager Leitner has applied for a 90% grant from NDAC. Mr. Aldinger asked for a motion to approve the environmental assessment. Mayor Andersen made a motion to approve the environmental assessment, Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye, motion was carried.

Financial Information for January, 2014:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

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

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

Mr. Wilhelm moved to approve the financial statement; Mr. Mathson 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.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service:

Mr. Leitner presented a tentative timeline regarding the SkyWest/United set-up and start-up. The new schedule is expected to be uploaded to company servers on February 27, 2014 with tickets being available for purchase on March 8, 2014. Local SkyWest jobs will be posted to their website beginning March 3, 2014. Furthermore, a tentative interview/open-house with representatives from United and SkyWest is scheduled to occur at the Jamestown Regional Airport during the week of March 17-21, 2014.

General Aviation:

T-hangars 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.

Other Business:

Flight Training Ordinance/Second Reading:

Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to accept 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 adopted.

Leases:

Mr. Ryan asked for a motion to authorize the chairman and the manager to sign the lease for Wiese Properties, LLC as approved by the JRAA. 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.

Election of Officers:

Mr. Boyd requested nominations for JRAA Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary/Treasurer. Mayor Andersen nominated Mr. Boyd for Chair, Mr. Wilhelm for Vice-Chair and Mr. Leitner for Secretary/Treasurer. Mr. Neys seconded the nomination; all those in favor signified by saying aye, motion were carried.


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