February 5, 2008
MEMBERS PRESENT: RICHARD HENDRICKSON, RUSS SILBIGER,
STAFF: DAWN LAMB
MEMBERS ABSENT: BILL SKILLMAN,
1. CALL TO ORDER: 9:30 AM
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: December 8, 2007, minutes approved as written.
3. Public Forum:
4. OLD BUSINESS:
A. Mead & Hunt Economic Impact Study
Lamb spoke with the consultant on the commercial flights recorded for the airport. The commercial designation was used for passenger operations which the
B. Noise Sensitive Area Map & SuperAWOS Advertisement Draft for Review
More details were worked out on the map. Areas were identified showing the noise sensitive areas. The commission asked for the railroad tracks to be a more visible delineation on the map as this is a visual clue to the pilots to orientate themselves on where the sensitive locations exist. Lamb will make the editing changes and work with the GIS department on the map.
C. Ben Lindner Development Subcommittee meetings will be set up in the next month to start reviewing the lease options with the Legal department. Lamb will be in contact.
D. Burl Brim Development Subcommittee meetings will be set up in the next month to start reviewing the lease options with the Legal department. Lamb will be in contact.
E. Strategic Plan Assignments
1. Zoning ordinance no update.
4. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Solar Power
Can there be consideration of adding solar power panels on the hangars be discussed. The reality and feasibility may not be worth the effort. Larry Giardina with the Conservation Department may be the best to discuss the matter with. DeBoer had looked into putting some panels on the Valley Investment hangars, but the situation did not seem to be that economically beneficial.
B. Tom Bradley Resignation
Bradley has decided to not apply for reappointment to the commission. This will leave an empty space on the Commission in May. If anyone knows of interested parties, they should contact the Mayors office.
C. Treg Scott Hangar Construction Proposal
Treg Scott is interested in building a single private hangar at the airport. The areas available are larger than he is considering and the area adjacent to the new T-hangars may be a bit too much engineering to make work with the back wall. Lamb will send a packet on hangar construction to Scott and look at the size of the remaining space at the end of the second row.
D. AWOS Issues
Recently the FAA has been examining the SuperAWOS systems and there is now internal dispute with the FAA about whether the systems should have been approved. Skinner and Lamb have been in contract with FAA spokespersons negotiating with Potomac Aviation on the matter. The Potomac Aviation company has a lot to lose if the FAA succeeds in overturning the original acceptance. Skinner and Lamb will keep the commission apprised of the situation. The FAA feel that the system should require more in-depth calibrations and annual FAA inspections.
Action: Zeve motioned to have a letter drafted to the FAA and ODA supporting the safety benefit of the SuperAWOS for
5. AIRPORT MANAGER REPORT/FBO REPORT/AIRPORT ASSOCIATION:
A. Status of Airport, Financial Report, Review of Safety Reports
Skinner was absent for the meeting.
Need to consider the rental rates for the upcoming year. Place budget on the next agenda. The Skinner lease is being reviewed by the legal department along with the other leases.
B. Maintenance Updates Peters is working on the hangar numbers.
The meeting of the JC airport commission is the third Monday of the month at 12:00 PM.
7. NEXT MEETING DATE: March 4, 2008, 9:30 AM
ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 10:30 AM