Agendas and Minutes

Airport Committee (View All)

Airport Commission Regular Meeting

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Ashland Airport Commission


AUGUST 4th, 2020




Roll Call:

Members Present: Andrew Vandenberg, Patricia Herdklotz, Bernard Spera, George Schoen, Jeff Dahle,

David Wolske

FBO Present: Bob Skinner

Members Absent: , Daniel Palomino

Staff Present: Chance Metcalf, Kaylea Kathol, Shannon Burruss

Guests: None

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.

Sommerís letter.


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.

Herdklotz seconds.

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



Respectfully submitted,

Shannon Burruss

Public Works Administration

(Full Meeting Audio Available by Request)


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