September 1, 2009
MEMBERS PRESENT: LINCOLN ZEVE, RICHARD HENDRICKSON, LARRY GRAVES, RUSS SILBIGER, ALAN DEBOER, BILL SKILLMAN, ALAN BENDER
STAFF: SCOTT FEURY
MEMBERS ABSENT: TREG SCOTT, DAVID WOLSKE
Visitors: Dave Ridsdale
CALL TO ORDER: 9:30 AM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: August 11, Motion by
Additional Items: (1)
Public Forum: No Public Comments
A. AIP Project Engineering Design: Fleury informs Commission that he received information from consultant regarding a change in possible construction of the runway overlay project. The funds might not be available until fall 2010 or even 2011. The new FAA liaison to the
B. Insurance Requirements: Fleury states that he is receiving the 1st amendment documents from tenants and there insurance binders for the required 1 million dollars. Fleury created a spreadsheet to track all required information on hangar tenants.
C. Wash Rack Operation: Fleury states the wash rack is functioning properly and still plans to post an “only rain the drain” stencil along with some information regarding the wash rack use. Fleury would like to continue discussion next month regarding recycling policies in general at the Airport.
D. Goals and Visions: No new information regarding presentation from Silbiger last month. Commission members need to fill out survey and return it to the City. The survey is due back to the City of
E. Sandler Lease: Staff informs Commission that Sandler was granted a one month extension to his current lease and that the extension was approved via consent agenda. Commission questions why the extension to the current lease was granted and will the rent charge be retroactive for the time? Motion by DeBoer; With regards to the Sandler lease which expired 8-14-2009 and as per the charge of the City Council and its own goals to maximize revenue no payments should be missed as shown on the Council approved rate sheet and lease template. The Airport Commission is available to the Council for consultations and recommendations as needed on any matters. 2nd by Skillman, all approved. Motion by DeBoer; As a general operating procedure for the Ashland Airport, any hangar tenant that leaves after there first right of refusal to rent a hangar and the hangar sits un-rented at the current approved rate will be given first chance again to rent the hangar after an approved rate reduction becomes available. There must be a good faith effort to rent the hangar at the highest rate before a reduction is pursued. 2nd by Skillman, all approved. The Commission discusses having a study session with the City Council at some point in the future to help them understand the operations of the Airport and all business Airport related. Fleury would like the Commissions help in creating an informational packet to give to the City Council that discusses the benefits, uses and all applicable information. Fleury to start work on a packet and over the next couple of meetings and refine it with the assistance of the Commission before giving it to the City Council.
F. Box Hangar waiting list procedure: The box hangar waiting list is a separate list from the T-hangar list and was created by Skinner after recommendation of the City. Skinner Aviation to maintain list and the deposit is the same as a T-hangar. Skinner to notify people on existing T-hangar waiting list that there is now a separate waiting list for box hangars.
A. ODA Economic Impact Study: Fleury put the ODA economic impact study that related directly to
B. Airport Website:
D. Jackson County Control of Airport Discussion: Bender states that he had a conversation with Bern Case regarding the possibility of control of the
AIRPORT MANAGER REPORT/FBO REPORT/AIRPORT ASSOCIATION:
A. Status of Airport, Financial Report, Review of Safety Reports: Skinner states that the open T-hangar was vacant because they are the lease desirable hangars to rent at the Airport. They contacted numerous people and finally found a taker. Skinner also states that the hangar turnover during the past few months has been higher then ever before and he assumes that it is due to the economic situation. Skinner states that the accounting error from last months billing has been updated and should show on the newest FBO monthly report. He also states that fuel prices have been stable for the past few months.
B. Maintenance Updates – Silbiger stated that the SuperAwos is now updating every 20 minutes instead of every 60 minutes. Fleury states that once fire danger is lifted he will have the willow trees removed across from Hassels.
The meeting of the JC airport commission is the third Monday of the month at 12:00 PM.
NEXT MEETING DATE: September 1, 9:30 AM
ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 11:16