September 7, 2004



PRESENT:       Bergstein, Lind, Pollack, Dunn


EXCUSED:      Taylor


OTHERS:        Brian McManus, Steve Bile, John Palen, Dot Hornsby, Jim Reike


REPORTED BY:  Bradd Maki                                   


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


Pollack announced special recognition for service to the Barstow Airport and the Barstow Airport Commission and requested acknowledgement by preparing a certificate of appreciation on Mr. Smith’s behalf.  It was moved by Bergstein and supported by Lind.  Approved (4/0).


The minutes of the regular February 4, 2004 meeting and June 2, 2004 special meeting were received and reviewed.  It was moved by Bergstein and supported by Dunn “to approve and file the minutes of the February 4, 2004.”   Approved (4/0).  It was moved by Lind and supported by Dunn  “to approve and file the minutes of the June 2, 2004 meeting”.  Approved (4/0). 


The Quarterly Manager’s Report Summaries for May through August 2003 and 2004 were presented and reviewed. Monthly rates were provided in the Commission packets.  There were 96 good flying days and 27 poor flying days between May 2004 and August 2004.  Movements were down from a year ago in this time period.  A breakdown of the report was provided by Maki.  Pollack mentioned that Runway 18-36 was down in flights.  It was moved by Lind and supported by Bergstein “to accept the Manager’s Activity Report.” Approved (4/0).


In discussion regarding election of officers, Bergstein presented a motion to maintain current positions.  Supported by Dunn.  Approved (4/0).




1.      Terminal Building Project Report – McManus indicated that the project is moving forward.  One meeting is scheduled to go over fine details relating to the project.  One meeting could be scheduled with the team building sub-committee.  Earth moving will occur shortly.

2.      Construction Projects Update –Maki presented an update of the current 2004 Taxi Street Rehabilitation project.  Remaining pavement painting and final restoration will commence within the next couple of weeks.  




  1. McManus provided the 5-year forecasted construction schedule.  In 2005, 2006, and 2007, further construction is scheduled for rehabilitation and lighting projects.  In 2008, staff will focus on design and ALP updates.  In 2009, the plan showed focus on drainage improvements, animal control, and transitional surface clearing. 


Funding for rehabilitation work is large and will take several years to obtain.  Pollack asked about status of deer control.  McManus indicated there is a contract which City DPS coordinates.  Lind indicated that deer are still present. 


Dot Hornsby asked whether there will be a paved cut-across from Barstow Drive to the west fence.  McManus indicated this is part of the Barstow Drive capital reconstruction project. 


Dunn asked when 5-year plan was developed.  McManus indicated the master plan was created around 1997 and the five year plan was developed about one month ago.  Dunn asked whether we are sticking with the master plan.  McManus indicated that the effort is made, but funding is usually not what is requested or needed.  McManus added that the State considers safety issues as first priority.  McManus will provide Dunn with a copy of the Master Plan and other documents.

  1. McManus proposed the annual meeting schedule.  Suggestion was made to change the quarterly meeting days from Wednesdays to Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.  No motion required.
  2. McManus provided information regarding existing telecommunications towers in the area.  Pollack asked whether companies share towers.  McManus indicated that it is possible but not seen in plan submittals.
  3. McManus reported that he had received the TSA Security Guidelines and provided copies to the Commission. Lind indicated he liked the scoring system approach indicated in the guidelines and would like to see what Barstow Airport should do based on their ratings.  Bergstein indicated he had received comments from an individual who reviewed the area for security that the fuel trucks left out in the field may be accessible.  Dunn asked if there was a plan on whether a scoring method will be used.  McManus indicated this option will be reviewed.




Jim Reike indicated that there would be an experimental aircraft Association pancake breakfast meeting on Saturday, September 11th from 7-11 a.m. 


It was moved by Bergstein to adjourn at 6:10 p.m.

Approved (4/0).