MINUTES OF THE BARSTOW AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING

 

October 1, 2003

 

 

PRESENT:       Bergstein, Pollack, and Smith

 

EXCUSED:      Lind and Taylor

 

OTHERS:        Steve Bile, Jim Rieke, John Palen, Dot Hornsby

 

REPORTED BY:  Bradd Maki                                   

  

Commissioner Pollack called the meeting to order at 5:20 p.m.

 

The minutes of the regular August 6 meeting was received and reviewed.  Pollack requested status on whether checks received as gifts for the new terminal building can be deposited.  McManus replied yes.  It was moved by Bergstein and supported by Smith “to approve and file the minutes of the August 2003 meeting”.  Approved (3/0).

 

The Monthly Manager’s Report Summaries for August 2003 and September 2003 were presented and reviewed. There were 27 good flying days and 4 poor flying days in August.  There were 28 good flying days and 2 poor flying days in September.  Movements were down from a year ago.  It was decided that weather and current construction contributed to the low numbers.  It was moved by Smith and supported by Bergstein “to accept the Manager’s Report.” Approved (3/0). 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

1.      Terminal Building Subcommittee – McManus reported that Bergstein had been busy obtaining commitments and is working on commitments from pilots.  Results need to be discussed with the City Manager.  Suggestion was made about bringing this to City Council soon.  It was suggested that another Terminal Building Sub-Committee Meeting may be needed before the next Airport Advisory Commission Meeting, then proceed to City Council Meeting.       

2.      Land Release – McManus reported that the City is close to having a lease with another party.  He indicated that the agreement could still go either way in terms of obtaining, but expects to lease out the property by the end of this calendar year.  Rough numbers regarding the lease were provided at $25,000 per year.  Smith wondered whether the potential tenant is appropriate for this lease.  McManus indicated that the potential tenant is appropriate.

3.      Construction Projects Update –Maki presented a current construction update.  Drainage and grading work completed and final seeding was commencing.  Tree cutting/trimming is partially completed for the Runway 06 and 24 approaches.  The Runway 36 approach has not commenced and the Runway 18 approach will not require tree cutting/trimming.  The electrical portion of the contract is completed with the exception of several punch list items such as a malfunctioning REIL light.   

 

NEW BUSINESS

  

  1. MAP Meeting Discussion – There was a Capital Expenditure Program update.  McManus presented a breakdown of the updated Capital improvements summary and presented a 5-year development plan to MDOT from 2004 through 2008.  McManus indicated that the 2005/06 plans will be combined.  The rehab of Runway 18/36 will be 1st priority after the taxi streets.  The Runway 06/24 extension was discussed at the MAP meeting.  The airport commission learned that they were mistakenly advised before that new flights into the airport must be guaranteed before an extension can be built.  It was determined that the commission only needs to justify an existing use of 500 flights per year.

 

  1. 2004 Meeting Schedule – McManus indicated that he would like to change the meeting schedule for the Barstow Airport Commission from monthly to quarterly.  Motion was moved by Bergstein to set-up quarterly meeting schedule dates.  Supported by Smith. Approved (3/0).  McManus to provide 2004 quarterly meeting months for discussion and approval at the next meeting.

 

  1. Televised Meetings - Pollack discussed possibility of City Council’s request for commission meetings to be televised.  Pollack sent a request to Mayor Black regarding not having the meetings televised at City Hall.  Mayor Black sent a response letter indicating that council would not entertain having staff tape meetings at the airport and would like to have meetings at City Hall.  McManus added that meetings would have to be held in City Hall Council Chambers.  Comment raised on whether cable feed could be established to televise the meetings at the new terminal building.  McManus will research. 

 

  1. Other Discussion – Commission discussed timing of 2004 meetings.  The 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. seemed to work well for having the meetings at City Hall Council Chambers. 2004 meetings will be held on February 4th, May 5th, September 1st and November 3rd.  The day of the week and time for the meetings were moved by Smith.  Bergstein supported.  Approved (3/0). 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

 

None. 

 

It was moved by Smith and supported by Bergstein to adjourn at 5:50 p.m.

Approved 3/0.