ASHLAND AIRPORT COMMISSION
January 5, 2015
: David Wolske, Alan DeBoer, Bill Skillman, Lincoln Zeve, Susan Moen, William Butler and Sherm Lucas
: Scott Fleury
: Alex Censor, Bob Skinner and Stefani Seffinger
: Doug Burman, George Schoen, Mike Bull, John Shute and Renee Dowlin
- CALL TO ORDER: 9:31AM
2.AGENDA ITEM ADDITIONS:
3.APPROVAL OF MINUTES: December 1, 2015, motion by Wolske for approval of minutes as written, 2nd
by Moen, minutes approved.
A.Airport Zoning: Staff informs Commission final code language with appropriate changes is part of the packet. Staff explains the schedule includes planning staff presenting the final update before the Tree Commission on the 7th
and then to the Planning Commission at the end of January or early February and on to the Council for final approval. Staff expects the code process to be wrapped up by April.
B.FBO Lease: No change, staff still waiting for update from Legal with a time frame for completion. Lohman is working on critical items for the City Council and is has not had time to finish the lease document.
C.Webcams: Zeve and staff have been communicating back and forth regarding the webcams. The recommendation is to purchase and install two new wireless webcams and network them into the City’s site. Staff will purchase the recommended webcams and get them to Zeve for installation. Zeve has been working with specific individuals through the high school for this project.
D.Drones and Signage: Butler hands out multiple informational sheets on drones and continues discussion from previous month. Documents include “notice of proposed rulemaking”, and “Academy of Model Aeronautics Aircraft Safety Code”. Butler states the FAA regulates all airspace and local entities do not have the power to override their rules. Butler states the public comment period for the proposed rulemaking closed in April of 2015 and there were 4300 comments, the URL for the comments is on one of the handouts. Butler would like group to look at handouts and continue discussion at next meeting. Burhman stated he has seen multiple articles in the paper over the past month discussing drones. Renee (JVation) stated that the Washington Department of Transportation has a developed a working group to discuss the issues.
A.Airport Good Neighbor Items: Skinner absent from meeting, no updates.
B.Storm Drain 1200z Permit: Staff informs Commission the zinc exceedance for the storm water permit has triggered the requirement for action. Zinc is most likely coming from the galvanized structures onsite. Only one of the two outfalls tested has developed an exceedance. Staff has hired a consultant who assisted with the development of an appropriate response letter for DEQ. Staff and the consultant believe the action plan was developed will eliminate any future zinc exceedances. The plan will include intercepting the storm drain line at the southern end of the runway and plugging it, then installing a culvert across the taxiway that will allow the storm drainage to flow from south to north in the bioswale infield area. The expectation is most of the stormwater discharge will be absorbed into the soil. The schedule includes a bit of surveying, engineering and construction. The total project should be completed by November of 2016.
C.Airport Day Planning Subcommittee: Staff would like to start the planning process with the whole group or a subcommittee group. Moen states we should check with Science Works to make sure “Tinker Fest” does not occur on the same weekend this time before choosing an actual date. Moen will find out date and report back to Commission at next meeting. All those interested will meet after next meeting to start the planning process and choose an appropriate date.
D.Facility Projects: Staff introduces Kaylea Foster the City’s new facility project manager who will be assisting on all types of facility projects. Commission voices their frustration on response times associated with getting things completed, specifically items that have a potential liability issue.
- Status of Airport, Financial Report, Review of Safety Reports: Skinner not in attendance to discuss.
- Maintenance Updates: Commission would like to see the Junipers down the entrance road removed and a landscape improvement plan developed.
A.Brown Bag: Staff asked Diana to change email chain from Wolske to Butler who is the chair. If Butler cannot attend he will forward to Commission to see if someone can take his place. Commission agrees attendance is important.
B.Transportation Commission: No update.
C.Medford Airport: No Update.
D.Action Item List:
- Airport Zoning/Riparian Restoration: No change.
- Paving of dirt areas around the hangers: No change.
- Entrance Sign Replacement/Animal Signs/ Highway 66 Sign: No Change.
- Security and access signs (Skinner/Brim to review).
- Hangar Enclosure Project (Staff to work with Skinner): Staff working with Mockeridge Engineering and believes the City’s new low risk insurance contract could work in this instance.
- Transportation to & from airport: No change.
- Self Fueling Permit: Waiting on signed copy from Brim Aviation.
- Fire Extinguisher Installation/ Hangar Numbering: Staff to contact Skinner and discuss installation by his staff.
- Roof Action Plan: Staff to track down status of project as Dale Peters has retired.
- ODA inspection improvements and Tie Down Chain Repairs: No Updates.
- Security System Improvements: No Updates.
- Web Cam Improvements: Zeve working with high school on improvements. New webcams to be purchased and installed.
- Update Airport Narrative page and links: Staff/Commission to perform quarterly review of website and update as necessary.
E.Airport Users Group: No Updates
The meeting of the JC airport commission is the third Monday of the month at 12:00 PM.
NEXT MEETING DATE: January 5, 2016 beginning at 9:30 AM
ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 10:57 AM