MINUTES OF THE BARSTOWAIRPORT ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING
PRESENT:Janson, Pollack, Woodruff
OTHERS:J.T. Rairigh, Janine Rairigh, John
Palen, Tony Lascari,
Commissioner Pollack called the meeting to order at
The minutes of the regular November 21, 2006 were received and reviewed.It was moved by Janson and supported by Siemer “to approve and file the minutes as amended
of the November 21, 2006 meeting.”Approved (3/0).
The Monthly Manager’s Report Summaries for November
and December 2006 were presented and reviewed. Comparisons were made with the same time
period the previous year.Pertinent
information was provided at the meeting time.There were 58 good flying days and 31 poor flying days for October-December
October 2006.Movements were down from a
year ago during the same time period primarily due to training declines since
the airport currently has no flight school operations.Fuel sales were higher than the numbers from
a year ago. It was moved by Woodruff and supported by Janson “to accept the Monthly Manager’s Report
The Airport Maintenance Status
Report was provided by J.T. Rairigh.Rairigh indicated that he is modifying the
snow plow blade on the truck for efficiency. J.T. is spearheading a flight
school that will be starting in the near future. They have bought a plane that
will be undergoing a few modifications. JT indicated that he would follow up on
the advertising for the flight school keeping in compliance with city
requirements for signs and banners.
1.Michigan Airborne Days – Janson
reported that the Fairgrounds gave approval to use their leased property along Airport Road for parking for Airborne
Days on August 4. City Council authorized the event at their
December 4 meeting.
1.Helicopter Landings. Commissioners received another look at the
helicopter ordinance after it had been referred back to staff by City Council in order to come up with
review criteria for the landings. The commission feels that landings should be
allowed on all public lands (Public Schools and Parks etc.). Further the
commission feels that the review criteria should be not be excessively
detailed. It is not the business of City Council to enforce FAA regulations.
It is also not likely the council’s desire to become involved with the
regulatory aspect of helicopter landings. This is a highly technical area. We
could omit things and become liable for our own regulations.Woodruff moved that the review criteria
should be kept simple and contains the following.
a.Written proposal stating reasons for the landing on public property.
b.Statement from the pilot or his designee that they will meet all
federal and state regulations for the safe operation of intended helicopter
c.Landing should be
coordinated with the police department. Consider charging for police
Janson supported and
the motion passed 3/0.
2.JT displayed an
updated hangar layout plan for future hangar construction. It is preliminary
but very well done. Jim Cordes has helped immensely with the plan. Commissioner
Woodruff expressed his gratitude towards the fine work done in the preliminary
plan.JT will update it based on
comments made and bring an update to the next meeting. The plan needs to show the drain right of way
and consider sights for some smaller hangars. Also, JT will evaluate rotating
the proposed T- Hangars in other directions. Scannedattachments included below.