July 21, 2005




The meeting was held in the Airport Commission Board Room, 8600 Garfield Road, Freeland, Michigan 48623.  Chairman Eugene Gwizdala called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.  Roll was called by Debbie Meisel.





Present                             Absent & Excused         Staff                       Other  

Patrick H. Beson               Cecil A. Collins              Jeff Nagel               Lorie Shane, Midland Issues

George J. Biltz                  Wilmer Jones-Ham        Ryan Riesinger        Cheryl Wade, Midland Daily News
Kenneth W. Distler           Hollis H. McKeag          Gary Campbell       Dolores Daudt

Brian K. Elder                   Karl S. Tomion              Robert Peckham    

Eugene F. Gwizdala                                                Debbie Meisel





MINUTES:  Mr. Elder made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Commission Meeting held on June 16, 2005.  Dr. Distler seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved by the Board.


JUNE 2005 WARRANT AND CASH & INVESTMENT SUMMARY:  Mr. Beson made a motion to approve the Warrant Registers for the June Payroll Account Check Numbers 81677-81734, void check numbers 81701-81704 and the June Operations and Maintenance Check Numbers 35745-35824; and the June Cash and Investment Summary.  Mr. Biltz seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved it.




SECURITY SYSTEM/FIDS PROJECT:  Mr. Nagel reported that FAA Grant #3105 is the third and final grant for 2005.  This grant includes the rehabilitation of the security system and the flight information display system (FIDS).


Mr. Nagel stated that Peckham Engineering developed the specifications and coordinated the bid process.  The project was advertised and three firms requested specifications.  Bids were due on June 22, 2005 and one firm, Mid-State Security, submitted a bid.  The engineer’s estimate for the project was $550,000 and the Mid-State bid was for $501,632.


After reviewing all materials submitted in the bid package, Peckham Engineering has recommended the award to Mid-State Security.  The State has reviewed and concurred with this recommendation.


Mid-State is very familiar with MBS’ system as they installed the original hardware and have serviced the system since installation.  Mid-State has also recently completed work at the Flint Bishop Airport and the new terminal at Traverse City. 


Mr. Nagel stated that the grant will be sent by the FAA to the State tomorrow.  The State acts as the agent for all AIP projects and requires a contract for each grant.  The State transfers money for the grants based on estimates.  Currently the State has $230,000 left from the original transfer and would need another transfer to complete the projects.  This item is on the State Aeronautics Commission agenda next week.  Once that transfer is made, we would receive an amendment to the State contract.  The State agrees with approving the bids now to keep the project moving forward.


Dr. Distler made a motion approving the bid of Mid-State Security for the security/FIDS project and authorization for the Chairman to sign.  Mr. Biltz seconded and the Board unanimously passed the motion.


PECKHAM ENGINEERING AMENDMENT:  Mr. Nagel stated that in March the Commission approved a contract with Peckham Engineering to develop the specifications and bid the security system/FIDS project.


Since that project has now been bid, an amendment to the Peckham agreement is needed to provide construction supervision during this project.  The amendment is for $57,799 and is subject to the review and approval of the Project Manager from the State.


Mr. Nagel stated that Mr. Campbell has reviewed the agreement and approved it as to form.  Mr. Biltz made a motion to approve Amendment #1 to the Peckham Engineering contract that provides construction supervision during the security system/FIDS project and authorizes the Chairman to sign the amendment.  Mr. Elder seconded the motion and it unanimously passed.


OLD BUSINESS:  Mr. Nagel reported that the runway painting that is part of project #3205 is currently taking place.  Mr. Riesinger informed the Board that PK Contracting started painting on Tuesday and is approximately halfway finished.  Roughly 3,500 gallons of paint will be used for the project with a crew of ten.  Painting should be completed on Friday or Saturday.


Mr. Nagel reported that the sewer project had additional costs because of the jet cleaning and smoke testing to find the connection between the sanitary system and the storm system.  This resulted in a $2,555.38 increase in the contract.  Mr. Nagel also reported that the deicing/spreader has been ordered.




ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS:  Next regular meeting is scheduled for August 18, 2005.


ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, Mr. Elder made a motion to adjourn.  Dr. Distler seconded and the Board unanimously passed the motion.  The meeting adjourned at 1.07 p.m.




                                                                                                                                                            Hollis H. McKeag, Secretary