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Airport Commission Regular Meeting 1/7/2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

January 7, 2014
Members Present: Bob Skinner, David Wolske, Richard Hendrickson, Jeff Nielsen, Bill Skillman and Nicole Doran
Staff: Scott Fleury
Members Absent: Elizabeth Tripp, Alan DeBoer, Susan Moen, Lincoln Zeve, Greg Lemhouse
Visitors: None
1.APPROVAL OF MINUTES: December 3, 2013 motion by Nielsen for approval, second by Hendrickson, minutes approved as written.
2.Public Forum: No public discussion.
A.FBR RFP/Lease: No update. Staff still needs to schedule meeting with Skinner regarding proposed language additions to lease document.
B.AIP/Hangar Door/Hangar Enclosure Projects: Skinner informs Commission the door project is almost complete. American Industrial Door needs to finish sealing a couple areas that are leaking and also re-tie some of the insulation that was moved during construction. Staff informs Commission the final contract amount will need to go before Council for approval and that the extra funds will come from the approved hangar enclosure project, thus postponing that project for the time being. Staff states the final cost will be around 40k for the construction project. Commission agrees the priority project was the door project and understands postponing the enclosure project for the time being. Staff states there is a possibility of performing the engineering work for the design of the closure project and making that information available to interested parties who would then enclose the hangars themselves. Commission would like to discuss again with the full group.
Staff updates Commission on status of AIP project. Staff received the final independent fee analysis from Reid Middleton and it verifies PAE’s price for the project. Staff will bring the contract before Council for approval at tonight’s meeting. Once approved staff will issue contract documents to PAE and notice to proceed pending final contract signatures. PAE will start with all the necessary surveying work onsite in order to develop the preliminary design of the taxilane and fence. Staff will keep Commission abreast of progress on design work.
Skillman left meeting at 9:51 leaving now quorum. Discussion halted until Skillman returns at 10:46.
C.Airport Zoning: No Change. Staff to contact Mark Knox about assisting in code update.
D.Self Fueling Permit: Staff informs Commission The permit has been updated and approved by Legal. Staff needs to draft final letter to Brim Aviation and send copy of permit for signature.
A.Airport Good Neighbor Items: Commission discusses email from Joyce Woods a resident of Abbott Ave regarding low flying aircraft. Commission could not see tail number from aircraft in picture supplied by Mrs. Woods or determine if pilot/aircraft reside at the Ashland Municipal Airport. Commission believes it best to respond as soon as possible directly to Mrs. Woods and inform her of the flight pattern and regulations regarding altitude limits. Skinner to send Mrs. Woods an email response and converse directly with her if need be.
B.New Year’s Resolutions: Wolske states his main resolution would be to keep our eyes on the ball with regards to all projects and issues at the Airport. Commission would also like to represent the Airport as a valuable profit center and market the Airport to the City and citizens as a valuable asset. Staff informs Commission the presentation before Council is scheduled for September of this year and discussion regarding the presentation can take place at a future meeting.
A.Status of Airport, Financial Report, Review of Safety Reports: No update.
B.Maintenance Updates: Staff informs Commission the self fueling station maintenance agreement is up for renewal and as per discussion last year staff will renew at the platinum service level. During the freeze last month the avionics hangar had a pipe burst issue while they were away on vacation. The problem has since been repaired. Skinner informs Commission his furnace unit was operating on emergency heat only and the unit has been replaced and is now working properly. The ac unit for the avionics hangar has also been replaced and is functioning properly. Skinner mentions the bathrooms in the FBO building could use a spruce up with new flooring and improvements to the walls if funding is available within the biennium.
C.Brown Bag: No update.
D.Transportation Commission: No update.  
E.Medford Airport: No update.
F.Action Item List: No change to the action item list.  
G.Airport Day/Marketing: Lew Nash and Richard Hendrickson are working on the joint effort with Science Works for an aviation themed event. The event will occur over a week and involve teaching students the science of aviation. The event will work between the science works facility and the airport. Hendrickson will email airport users more details as they develop.
H.Airport Users Group: Hendrickson informs Commission the red bird simulator is up and running properly now as the defunct components were replaced and a wireless card was added for internet connectivity.
The meeting of the JC airport commission is the third Monday of the month at 12:00 PM.
NEXT MEETING DATE:  February 4, beginning at 9:30 AM
ADJOURN:  Meeting adjourned at 11:12AM

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