Marchlewski, John Palen, Hugh Smith, Ron Schultz and Jim Rieke
REPORTED BY:Brian McManus
Commissioner Lind called the meeting to order at
The minutes of the December 4, 2002 meeting were
received and reviewed.It was moved by
Smith and supported by Taylor“to approve and file the minutes of the
December 2002 meeting”.Approved
The Monthly Manager’s
Report Summary for December 2002 was presented and reviewed.There were only 15 good flying days and 16
poor flying days.Aircraft movements
were the lowest that they have been in over a year.Fuel sales were about average.It was moved by Taylor
and supported by Smith “to accept the Manager’s Report.”Approved (4/0).
RECOGNITION:Bill Havers attended the meeting to receive a
certificate from BAAC Chairman Tom Lind.The certificate recognized Bill for his many years of care for the sign
at the entrance to the airport.Bill
constructed the sign and maintained the landscaping around the sign for many
1.Linda Langrill attended and spoke on behalf of the 47th
Michigan SMALL Rally.
rally will likely consist of 50-60 entries.The rally is scheduled for July 18, 19, and 20 of this year.The SMALL rally was previously in Midland
in 1978 and 1993.See attached
correspondence for more information.
2.Hugh Smith of the Michigan Antiques and Collectible
Festivals attended and requested to use the airport property for parking again
this year.The Commission supported the
request at the same rates as last year ($1200 per event, $1500 if space is
needed west of Barstow Drive)
providing that the City still has control of the property.A portion of the property used may be leased
or sold sometime during the upcoming year.The Airport Manager informed Mr. Smith
that should the land be leased or sold that parking opportunities would be
immediately revoked at the time of lease or sale.Airport Manager
will keep Mr. Smith informed of the land release process. 2003 dates are May 31
to June 1; July 26-27; and September 27-28.
Subcommittee Update.Dow Howell and
Gilmore presented their final report to the subcommittee on December 18, 2002.Next the committee must meet to review the
report and select a site for a new building should that option be
selected.The plans and cost estimates
are not final at this point.They have
been presented as a basis for quality of materials and cost only at this
time.Cost to build new is estimated at
681,000 and the cost to enlarge and renovate is $496,000.The committee will reconvene sometime in
February after Stuart Bergstein returns from Florida.
Manager sent a packet of information to all
airplane owners.Included were the
Airport Rules, Ultra Light Rules, and Parachute Rules.Also included was a plane owner registration
form to update our records.
1.Discussed the joint EAA/Barstow meeting for March.At this point we will hold the regular Barstow
meeting and then also hold a public meeting the next day at the EAA
building.Jim Reike will finalize the
details for the EAA.Brian will present
a list of agenda topics for the BAAC to discuss at the EAA meeting.
spoke about an up and coming popular concept in the aviation area.Small jets owned on a shared basis between
businesses or individuals are beginning to use smaller airports more
frequently.Net Jet is one particular
company.These businesses are looking
for facilities and terminals that can accommodate them.These jets can operate off from a 4000’
runway.Jack suggested that BarstowAirport might be able to project
some increased use from these types of aircraft in order to bolster our efforts
for a longer runway.
spoke about a new security effort from the AOPA.The effort is like neighborhood watch and
safe airports would display stickers.
It was moved by Taylor and supported by Smith to adjourn at Approved 4/0.