March 5, 2003



PRESENT:       Bergstein, Lind, Pollack, Smith, and Taylor 


OTHERS:        Steve Bile, Gary Phillips, and Jim Rieke


REPORTED BY:  Brian McManus                                         


Commissioner Lind called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.


The minutes of the February 5, 2003 meeting were received and reviewed.  It was moved by Stuart Bergstein and supported by Bob Smith  to approve and file the minutes of the February 2003 meeting”.  Approved (5/0).


The Monthly Manager’s Report Summary for February 2003 was presented and reviewed. There were 19 good flying days and 9 poor flying days. Aircraft movements were lower than a year ago. Fuel sales were low as well. Movements on 18-36 were down as well.  It was moved by Pollack and supported by Taylor  to accept the Manager’s Report.” Approved (5/0). 




1.      The terminal building subcommittee met on February 10, 2003.  The committee desires to revisit the costs and will seek help from a contractor to get accurate pricing.   Tom Lind talked to Don Deibert and discussed the communication that he sent to the commission. In general Don is an airport supporter but wanted to express his view about promoting increased activity before a new terminal building.      

2.      Land Release – No report.   




  1. Discussed the joint EAA/ Barstow meeting for March 6.  The commission reviewed the attached agenda.
  2. Bob Smith discussed the changes in terms of security that have taken place at MBS Airport as a result of the terrorist’s attacks of 9/11/01. There are 73 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel that serve MBS now.  There were 11 previously. There are several layers of managers, assistant managers. Currently the federal government funds the extra positions but the future is funding sources is uncertain.
  3. Brian reviewed the upcoming lighting upgrade project with the commission.





Tom Lind requested that the electronic gate issue be reviewed again. With the new emphasis on security it should be looked at. Tom Lind made the motion and Stuart Bergstein seconded the motion to evaluate the costs and impacts of implementing electric gates. Passed 5/0.


It was moved by Taylor and supported by Bergstein to adjourn at 5:50 p.m. Approved 5/0.