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March 19, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of March 19, 2014

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of March 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, Wayne Mathson, Keith Veil, Craig Neys.
Absent: Jeff Wilhelm, Brent Harris.
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Chris Olson, Lynn Hopewell, Lance Allen.

Motion:

Mr. Veil moved to approve the February 19th meeting minutes, Mayor Andersen 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 said he and Mr. Leitner attended the annual Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in Grand Forks. Mr. Boyd went on to say that he would like to work with Jamestown area schools regarding the introduction of aviation courses and took advantage of the opportunity to do some productive networking at UMAS.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger met with the t-hangar committee, collectively coming up with ideas to pare down the scope of the project to lower the cost of construction. Mr. Aldinger asked for board approval of a supplemental engineering agreement for the re-design of the t-hangar project and a motion rejecting all the previous bids and to accept the hangar committee's changes.

Mayor Andersen made a motion to reject all the bids on the t-hangar project, Mr. Neys seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye, Mr. Neys, aye, Mr. Mathson, aye, Mr. Veil, aye, Mayor Andersen, aye; motion carried.
Mr. Boyd asked for a motion on the supplemental engineering agreement, which would enable the JRAA to go forward with the revised t-hangar plans and specs.

Mayor Andersen made a motion to allow Interstate Engineering to prepare plans and specs with the hangar committee's recommendations and to also appoint the chairman and manager to engage in a supplemental engineering contract with Interstate Engineering, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye, Mr. Neys, aye; motion carried.

Mr. Aldinger informed those present that the JRA applied for a grant from the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission to cover a substantial portion of the 2014 crack sealing and painting project. Mr. Aldinger asked for a motion to approve an engineering agreement encompassing this project.

Mayor Andersen made a motion to enter into an engineering agreement with Interstate Engineering for the crack sealing and painting project contingent on state funding, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; motion carried.

Financial Information for February, 2014:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

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

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

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

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service:

Mr. Boyd said that he's working with numerous principals and stakeholders regarding June's SkyWest/United Express ribbon-cutting/open-house event.



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 went on to explain that SkyWest's business model is different than JRA's previous airlines; consequently, he will re-formulate the lease rates and landing fees.

Other Business:

Leases:

Mayor Andersen said the lease was approved for Weise Properties, LLC at the February 2014 JRAA meeting. Mayor Andersen went on to explain that Weise Properties is asking for approval to accept the sublease they have with Arnold Machinery.

Mr. Veil made the motion to approve the sublease with Weise Properties and Arnold Machinery, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, all those in favor signified by saying aye; motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for April 16, 2014 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.