March 22, 2011



PRESENT:      Senesac, Siemer, Hallett, Janson, Pollack


EXCUSED:    None


OTHERS:       JT Rairigh, Dot Hornsby


REPORTED BY:  Brian McManus, Airport Manager                                             


Commissioner Pollack called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. 


The minutes of the regular December 7, 2010 meeting were received and reviewed.  It was moved by Janson and supported by Siemer “to approve and file the minutes of the December 7, 2010 meeting.”   Approved (5/0).   


The Monthly Manager’s Report Summary for Dec. Jan. and Feb. was presented and reviewed by J.T. Rairigh.  Aircraft movements were down slightly. Training flights are up and pleasure flights are down. Fuel sales are up 100% over a year ago. We have sacrificed some fuel margin to attract transient aircraft to the airport to buy fuel. The new visitors get a view of our nice airport and community and we have earned a good reputation. Commission briefly discussed our fuel strategy in terms of profit versus volume.


JT provided an Airport Maintenance Status report to the commission. He reported that the snow removal equipment was tremendous for removing snow this year.  There were a lot of little storms back to back. The brush was very useful.  In a moderate storm it would take 15 hours to completely clean the airport and now it takes 9 hours including doing some work around the VASI lights that we could not previously do.  


Hangars are essentially full.





Aerial Zoning Status Report


McManus gave an update and recapped the September meeting discussion that we had.  The next meeting of the committee at MBS will be in July.  









SRE Building
McManus updated the commission on the Snow Removal Equipment Building (SRE) project. We are waiting for the state to transfer block grant money.  We desire to have the project built later this summer. The funding is $318,000 for an approximate 60’ x 60’ building.  Brian will set up a scoping meeting with the consultant.

Capital Planning Subcommittee


Commission discussed the next upcoming capital program.  They decided to have the subcommittee look at the established ranking system and project selection process and consider any new projects.  Rich Siemer will set up a subcommittee meeting in the next few weeks. Currently the next project is the terminal apron paving project.




Dot Hornsby spoke about various items. She inquired if the city has considered tearing down the storage building when the new one is built. The annual aviation camp is coming up on June 13-18 for 9-12 graders. There is a pancake breakfast on May 7.  


Meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.