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June 18, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of June 18, 2014

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of June 18, 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: Brent Harris, Jeff Wilhelm.
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Chris Olson, Lynn Hopewell, Larry Loose, Reed Schwartzkopf.

Motion:

Mayor Andersen moved to approve the May21, 2014 meeting minutes; Mr. Veil 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 performed a brief review of the agenda regarding the JRA ribbon cutting and open house set for June 20th from 11 am to 2pm.

Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger presented two requests from Schumacher Construction. The first is for their bond of $12,395.00 and the second is for materials on hand of $12,605.00.

Mr. Neys moved to approve the payment of $12,395.00 for the bond; Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Veil, aye, motion carried.

Mayor Andersen made a motion to approve the payment of $12,605.00 for materials on hand contingent on receiving our construction loan; Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye, motion carried.

Mr. Aldinger informed those present that there were two bid openings on June 16; one for the ARFF truck and the other for the wetland reduction project. Mr. Aldinger said the lowest qualified bidder for the ARFF truck is Rosenbauer at $525,000 and the lowest qualified bidder for the wetland reduction is RTS Shearing at $810,000.

Mayor Andersen made the motion to award the ARFF bid to Rosenbauer in the amount of $525,000 contingent on receiving federal and state fundin; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye, motion carried.

Mayor Andersen made a motion to award the bid for the wetland reduction project to RTS Shearing in the amount of $810,000 contingent on receiving federal and state funding; Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Neys, aye, motion carried.

Mr. Aldinger presented the bid package for the t-hangar taxi-lanes and apron.

Mr. Mathson made a motion to approve the plans and specs and to advertise for bids; Mr. Neys seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye, motion carried.

Financial information for May, 2014:

Review and approve indebtedness report/accounts payable:

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

Accounts receivable:

One outstanding, second invoice sent. No further discussion.

Financial statements:

Mayor Andersen moved to approve the financial statement for May 2014; Mr. Neys seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye, motion carried.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial air service:

SkyWest/United Express open-house as discussed. Initiation of SkyWest/United Express service was June 5, 2014.

General aviation:

No discussion.

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 asked the JRAA to apply an increase of 4.5% to Justin Hatch's annual salary. Mr. Boyd spoke on behalf of the human resources committee and concurred with Mr. Leitner's recommendation.

Mayor Andersen moved to approve the 4.5% salary increase; Mr. Neys seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Veil, aye, motion carried.

Mr. Leitner stated that all of the airport's equipment is fully operational and the field is being well maintained.

Other Business:

Leases:

T-hangar:

Mr. Ryan asked for a motion to approve the revised t-hangar leases.

Mayor Andersen moved to approve the t-hangar leases; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mayor Andersen aye; Mr. Veil abstained due to conflict of interest, motion carried.

Dale Reimer's lease addendum:

Mr. Ryan asked for a motion to approve the addendum for Dales Reimer's farm lease.

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

Gayne Gasal hay lease:

Mr. Ryan said he is looking for guidance on how the board would like to proceed on the hay lease that is currently held by Mr. Gayne Gasal until 2015.

Mayor Andersen made a motion to bid the Gayne Gasal hay lease when it is completed in 2015; Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Neys, aye, motion carried.


Dakota Brands lease:

Mr. Ryan is looking for the board to authorize the lease committee to enter into negotiations with Dakota Brands regarding their lease terms.

Mr. Veil made a motion to authorize the lease committee to enter into negotiations; Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call: Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Neys, aye, motion carried.


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