MINUTES OF THE BARSTOWAIRPORT ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING
June 4, 2003
PRESENT: Bergstein, Lind, Pollack, and Taylor
OTHERS:Steve Bile, Jim Rieke, Dot Hornsby, John
Commissioner Lind called the meeting to order at
The minutes of the regular May 7 meeting was
received and reviewed.It was moved by Taylor and supported by Pollack “to approve and file the minutes of the May
2003 meeting”.Approved (4/0).
The Monthly Manager’s Report Summary for March 2003
was presented and reviewed. There were 16 good flying days and 14 poor flying
days in April.There were 19 good flying
days and 12 poor flying days in May.It
was moved by Pollack and supported by Taylor“to accept the
Manager’s Report.”Approved (4/0).
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Discussion ensued to elect a
volunteered the Vice Chair position.Pollack indicated interest as Chair.Motion by Lind to vote for Pollack as Chair and a
separate vote for Taylor as Vice Chair.Bergstein seconded both motions.Approved (4/0).
1.TerminalBuilding Subcommittee – Lind
indicated that remodeling is estimated to cost approximately $400,000 and the
estimated cost for a new building is $475,000.Lind mentioned that a meeting was held May 21st regarding the
terminal building.The City Manager
attended the meeting primarily to explain the process of obtaining proposals
and financing.A design build process is
possible but must be done in accordance with the City’s purchasing
process.Financing alternatives will
likely be a mix of private and government grants.Motion by Lind to support the concept of a
new terminal building as the best long term option, continue the study that
will eventually be submitted to City Council for formal support, and granting
approval for further research funding and enter into the financing alternatives
phase of the study.Pollack indicated
that the notes from the May 21st meeting should be obtained and made
part of the recorded minutes.Pollack
added that he would like to relay comments received by Don Diebert regarding
the terminal building, including that “the terminal structure should be
commensurate with overall airport operation and use…it should not be an icon of
extravagance…make sure maintenance is comparable to existing circumstances,
City’s needs and resources….may be 70 aircraft owners but not many actually
using the facility, so the building should reflect those who will use it”.
2.Land Release – Pollack
agreed with previous meeting comments that leasing is the best option.McManus explained that an appraisal is being
completed.Pollack questioned whether
appraisal was based on lease and not sale value.McManus indicated appraisal based on lease.
CellTower – Regarding the
application from AT&T for a communications tower to be placed on Eastman Avenue north of Monroe Road, McManus indicated
that this was a reapplication of an existing tower that was sold, and
there will be no changes to the minimums.
Bergstein wondered about the status to owners of hangars that are
not in good shape to clean them up.McManus indicated that there was no word yet and he would provide a
McManus indicated that the gate issues not formalized yet.Steve could log when gates open
temporarily.Stressed importance of
not jumping the gun on this topic.McManus also indicated that he would like to visit other airports
on the issue.Taylor indicated that if they
are used they should be locked or get rid of them.McManus responded that the biggest thing
to deal with is daytime locking, then enforcement.Taylor indicated that if they
are not properly used, then make a policy to leave them open.
Taxi street break-up:McManus spoke with Mark Dontje (MBOA) to allocate funding for
repair of the street.No decision
as of the meeting.
No public comments.
It was moved by Lind and supported by Pollack to adjourn