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September 17,2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority
Board Meeting of September 17, 2014

Call to Order:

The JRAA meeting of September 17, 2014 was called to order by Chairman Jim Boyd, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

Present: Jim Boyd, Leo Ryan, Katie Andersen (late), Wayne Mathson, Keith Veil, Craig Neys, Brent Harris, Jeff Wilhelm.
Absent:
Staff: Matthew Leitner, Kimberlee Mickelson.
Guests: Steve Aldinger, Chris Olson, Lynn Hopewell, Larry Loose.

Motion:

Mr. Neys moved to approve the August 20 th, 2014 meeting minutes; Mr. Veil seconded the motion; all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

Hearings from the Audience:

Ms. Linda Mohn with Schauer & Associates, presented an overview of the 2013 JRAA Audit. Mr. Wilhelm moved to accept the 2013 audit, Mr. Veil seconded the motion, roll call; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.

Notification of Conflict of Interest:

None noted.

Chairman's Comments:

Mr. Boyd wanted to thank Mr. Leitner for his "almost" 4 years of service with the Jamestown Regional Airport and commended him on all of his accomplishments.

Mr. Boyd said the HR Committee comprised of Brent Harris, Jeff Wilhelm and Jim Boyd, received 8 applications for the Airport Managers position. Mr. Boyd said they brought in 3 final candidates for face to face interviews and would like to recommend Samuel Seafeldt for the position of Airport Manager with an annual salary of $50,000 per year. Mr. Boyd asked for a motion to accept the committee's recommendation. Mr. Wilhelm made the motion to offer the position to Mr. Seafeldt; Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call: Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.

Mr. Boyd asked for a motion to accept Mr. Leitners resignation; Mr. Veil made the motion to accept Mr. Leitners resignation, Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, all in favor signified by saying aye, motion carried.

T-Hangar Project:

Mr. Aldinger said the contractor has almost the entire floor poured and the building is supposed to be here by Friday Sept 26th, but the contractors assembling the building will not be able to come until the middle of October. Mr. Aldinger asked for a motion to approve the progressive estimate in the amount of $178,868.25 plus $28,341.90 from the previous month to Schumacher Construction. Mr. Wilhelm made the motion to approve the payment of the progressive estimate after the construction loan is signed and materials are on site, Mayor Andersen seconded the motion, roll call; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; motion was carried.

Mr. Harris made a motion to authorize Mr. Boyd to sign the loan documents through Bank Forward for the construction and final financing loan, Mr. Wilhelm seconded the motion, roll call; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.


Project Report, Steve Aldinger:

Mr. Aldinger stated we finally received the grant paperwork for the wetland mitigation project. Mr. Aldinger asked for a motion to approve signing the grant after all the corrections are made. Mayor Andersen made the motion in pursuit of the grant and pursuit of the project and to authorize the chairman to sign the grant, roll call; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.

Mr. Aldinger stated there is a change order to add per FAA "no texting while driving" addendum to the wetland mitigation construction contract. Mr. Wilhelm made the motion to accept the change, Mr. Mathson seconded the motion, roll call; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; motion carried.

Mr. Aldinger said September 30th, at 10:00 am, there will be a public meeting for the ALP update with the FAA and Aeronautics Commission.







Financial information for August, 2014:

Review and approve indebtedness report/accounts payable:

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

Accounts receivable:

All Current.

Financial statements:

Mayor Andersen moved to approve the financial statement for August 2014, with the changes of moving the drag race income to proper account as well as the bid advertisement, Mr. Harris seconded the motion, roll call; Mayor Andersen, aye; Mr. Boyd, aye; Mr. Harris, aye; Mr. Veil, aye; Mr. Mathson, aye; Mr. Wilhelm, aye; Mr. Neys, aye; motion was carried..

SkyWest Airlines:

August: 331.

Strategic Planning:

Commercial air service:

No Discussion.

General Aviation:

No Discussion.

Economic development:

No Discussion.

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:

Lease:

Mr. Ryan said the Dakota Brand Lease has been approved at the August meeting and it is ready to be signed.



Meeting was adjourned: Next meeting set for October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm, in the JRA board room.