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April 16, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of April 16, 2014.

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of April 16, 2014 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

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


Mr. Neys moved to approve the March 19, 2014 meeting minutes; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Hearings from the Audience:

1. Public input on Environmental Assessment for first time turbo jet commercial airline service: No public input.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

None noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Aviation Classes:

Mr. Boyd informed those present that he and Mr. Leitner will be meeting with principals from local schools, including the University of Jamestown, as well as NDAC, to initiate the offering of aviation courses for local and regional students.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger informed those present that the bid opening and review for airfield crack sealing and t-hangar project will be held on Friday, May 09, 2014 at 2 pm in the JRA board room. Mr. Boyd suggested having a special meeting at 3pm following the bid opening.

Financial Information for March, 2014:

Review and Approve Indebtedness Report/Accounts Payable:

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

Accounts Receivable:

All are current.

Financial Statements:

Mr. Harris suggested a separate report for airport projects to be bifurcated from the regular budget. Mr. Leitner agreed.

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

Strategic Planning:

Commercial Air Service:

Mr. Boyd mentioned the ribbon-cutting/open-house event for SkyWest/United is tentatively scheduled for June 20, 2014, to coincide with the afternoon flight.

General Aviation:

T-hangar project as discussed. Mr. Veil said he is doing his utmost to ensure the Jamestown Regional Airport is included on the summer's air tour program, which includes a P-51 Mustang.

Economic Development:

Mr. Harris said he's been engaged in conversations with Mayor Andersen and Mr. Aldinger regarding requirements for commercial use of airport property should potential operators wish to set up operations.

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 stated that he is working on the lease for SkyWest.

Other Business:

Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for May 21, 2014 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.