July 6, 2010
MEMBERS PRESENT: ALAN DEBOER, DAVID WOLSKE, LINCOLN ZEVE, BILL SKILLMAN, SUSAN MOEN ALAN BENDER, RICHARD HENDRICKSON, LARRY GRAVES
STAFF: SCOTT FLEURY, MIKE FAUGHT
MEMBERS ABSENT: TREG SCOTT, BOB SKINNER, RUSS SILBIGER
Visitors: Joseph Rice, Burl Brim
CALL TO ORDER: 9:32 AM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: May 4, motion by Skillman for approval, second by Moen, unanimous vote, minutes approved as written.
Public Forum: No discussion
A. AIP Project Engineering Design: Fleury informs Commission that two bids were received by the July 2nd date. The two bidders were Knife River Materials and Johhny Cat Inc. Knife River Materials had the low bid of $1,285,969. A letter of recommendation to award was sent to the FAA along with the bidding documents for review. Based on the availability of FAA funding there is a hold period associated with the bidding documents of 120 days. Within 120 days the City of
B. Educational Curriculum: No new updates regarding the development of an educational curriculum with Science Works. Fleury to move this item to the task list,
A. Good Neighbor Policy: Fleury asks the Commission what exactly is their concept of the Good Neighbor Policy and how do we promote it? Fleury also mentions that he has spoken with a few property owners regarding the safety and noise of on-site helicopter operations. Brim also informs commission that he has met with some property owners to discuss his operations. Brim states that they have the preliminary sound study in hand and will have a final soon that they can share with the Commission. Moen states that even after we review the independent sound study Brim paid for, the City should also have an independent study done to validate or dispute Brim Aviations study. Fleury states that he has been working with the FAA about adding a sound study to next years AIP project list. Graves reiterates the fact that the study was done by an independent sound engineer from
B. Airport Users Group: Hendrickson informs Commission that a users group notice was sent out in the monthly billing so they are waiting to hear back from people regarding memberships. Hendrickson thanks Skinner for putting information in the billing. DeBoer has equipment that he can donate to Skinner for sale with the proceeds going to the users group. Wolske states that they will be starting from scratch and is not sure if they will have to become a 501c3. Their will need to be significant interest by
C. Airport Reliever: Bender states that the motivation for pursuit of the reliever designation is for additional funding for improvements at the Airport. Bender states that the rules for becoming a reliever do not account for variables such as weather limitations from fog during the winter months and that limitation has the possibility to increase due to the fact that
D. Transportation Commission: Wolske informs Commission that he was introduced at the last meeting as an ex-officio member. The main topic of discussion at the previous meeting was bicycles as part of the transportation system. Wolske will keep attending meetings and update the Airport Commission. Hendrickson offers to attend in place of Wolske if he is unable to make a meeting.
AIRPORT MANAGER REPORT/FBO REPORT/AIRPORT ASSOCIATION:
A. Status of Airport, Financial Report, Review of Safety Reports: Skinner absent from meeting.
B. Maintenance Updates – Fleury informs Commission that new budget year has started and he will begin with improvement projects as time and budget allow. Fleury to have the street department fabric signs that state Airport is under video surveillance along with working towards purchasing and installing video cameras on site.
C. Brown Bag:
The meeting of the JC airport commission is the third Monday of the month at 12:00 PM.
NEXT MEETING DATE: August 3rd, 9:30 AM
ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 11:17