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May 21, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of May 21, 2014

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of May 21, 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, Jeff Wilhelm, Brent Harris (via phone).
Absent:
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Josh Brelje, Chris Olson, Lynn Hopewell, Larry Loose, Reed Schwartzkopf.

Motion:

Mayor Andersen moved to approve the April 8, April 16 and May 2 meeting minutes; Mr. Wilhelm 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:

Aviation Classes:

Mr. Boyd informed those present that the previously discussed aviation classes are tentatively scheduled to commence during the summer of 2015.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Award of t-hangar project:

T-Hangar bids were opened on May 2, 2014 with Schumacher Construction coming in as the lowest qualified bidder. Mr. Leitner is investigating various financing options including, but not limited to; bonding and bank loans.

Mr. Veil made a motion to award the contract to Schumacher Construction; Mr. Neys seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye, motion was carried.

Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to accept option one of relocating a portion of the fence; Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye, motion was carried.

Mr. Ryan asked for a motion to allow the lease committee to negotiate the current farm lease due to the relocation of the fence.

Mr. Wilhelm made the motion; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion; all those in favor signified by saying aye; motion was carried.

Approval of engineering agreement for taxilanes and t-hangars:

Estimated cost for design is $37,000 and estimated cost for construction is not to exceed $30,000.

Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to accept the engineering contract for the taxilanes and the t-hangars; Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye, motion was carried.

Approval of bid opening for wetland reduction project:

JRAA board members accepted the pre-bid meeting of June 6th at 2pm and a bid opening of June 16th at 2pm.

Approval of engineering fees for construction of wetland reduction:

The estimate for the design fees pertaining to the wetland reduction project is $9,000 and estimated construction fees for the wetland reduction project are not to exceed $66,000.

Mayor Andersen moved to accept the construction engineering fees for the Wetland Reduction Project; Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Neys, aye, motion was carried.

Approval of engineering fees for acquisition of ARFF truck:

Mr. Aldinger said the FAA certification inspector for the airport requested the airport acquire a new ARFF truck to serve larger jet aircraft. Engineering fees are not to exceed $9,000.
Mayor Andersen moved to approve the engineering fees for acquiring a new ARFF truck; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye, motion was carried.


Approval of specifications for ARFF truck:

Mr. Aldinger presented the plans and specs for the ARFF truck.

Mayor Andersen moved to approve the plans and specs for the ARFF truck; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye, motion was carried.


Financial information for April, 2014:

Review and approve indebtedness report/accounts payable:

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

Accounts receivable:

All are current.

Financial statements:

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 20th, 2014, starting around 11 am to coincide with the afternoon flight.

General Aviation:

T-hangar project was awarded to Schumacher Construction.

Economic development:

Mayor Andersen emphasized the need for an expedited approval of the ALP to denote sites for commercial development.

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:

SkyWest lease:

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

T-Hangar lease:

Tabled pending further review.

Kinder Morgan lease:

Mr. Ryan asked for a motion to authorize the lease committee to negotiate the Kinder Morgan lease. Mr. Wilhelm made a motion to authorize the lease committee to negotiate the lease; Mr. Neys seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion was carried.


Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for June 18, 2014 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.