Ashland Airport Commission
AUGUST 4th, 2020
CALL TO ORDER
Members Present: Andrew Vandenberg, Patricia Herdklotz, Bernard Spera, George Schoen, Jeff Dahle,
FBO Present: Bob Skinner
Members Absent: , Daniel Palomino
Staff Present: Chance Metcalf, Kaylea Kathol, Shannon Burruss
1. Information Items-
A. Commissioners: Wolske goes over virtual Commission meeting rules with the group.
B. Public Forum: Skinner discusses letter submitted by a local resident Julia Sommer who
complained of a low-flying aircraft during early morning hours. Skinner had an idea of who the pilot
might be and is to speak with them regarding this matter. Wolske to write a response to the Ms.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES- 03.03.20
Spera moves to approve minutes, Herdklotz seconds.
All Ayes. Minutes approved as written.
3. Old Business
A. Airport Master Plan- Metcalf explained that the AMP had never received formal approval from the
Spera motions to recommend to Council to adopt the Airport Masterplan as written.
All Ayes. Motion carries.
B. FBO ADA Ramp & Sidewalk Upgrade- Kathol explains that the repair had been completed in
compliance with ADA standards and to the Cityís satisfaction.
C. Action Item List:
a. Airport Entrance Landscaping- Metcalf explains that the City is waiting for the Commissionís
approval on the landscaping plan. It was suggested by Commission members that a Work
Group be formed to review the landscaping plan and report back to Commission during next
meeting. It was suggested that the previous Airport Landscaping work group be utilized again,
and included Palomino, Vandenberg and Skinner.
b. Commission Member Vacancies- Wolske welcomed new member Jeff Dahle. Commission
discussed that Greaves had stepped down and that there are currently two vacancies on the
c. Airport Maintenance Plan- Commission mentions Airport Maintenance Plan while discussing
landscaping, Metcalf informs that Parks staff is limited due to COVID impacts but that they are
continuing with the new landscaping around the FBO as well as improving appearances and
working projects at the Airport.
d. Airport Security Camera- Metcalf recommends removing this item from the Action List for
now, until it will be looked at again in the future. Commission agrees.
e. Airport Mural- Spera discusses project to current.
f. Hangar Electrical- Metcalf relays that the project was completed by internal labor at lower
cost and indicates that the Commission will need to decide how the City will be reimbursed for
power. Metcalf also recommends removal of this topic from Action Item list, Commission
4. New Business
A. Council Airport Commission Report- Metcalf reminded Commission that they must give their
annual report to Council next month. Wolske will prepare the report.
B. Airport Good Neighbor Items- Skinner indicates it has been quiet aside from the letter received
(as previously mentioned in Public Forum).
5. FBO Reports- Attached.
6. Announcements- None
NEXT MEETING DATE: 09-01-2020
ADJOURNMENT: 10:32 am
Public Works Administration
(Full Meeting Audio Available by Request)