MBS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION
The meeting was held in the Airport
Commission Board Room,
Present†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Absent & Excused†††† Staff†††††††††††††††††††††† Other†††††
T. Lippert††††††††† Jeremiah Stettler,
Riesinger††††††† Cheryl Wade,
Brian K. Elder†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Debbie Meisel†††† †† Irene Duncan, Citizen††††††††††††††††††
Eugene F. Gwizdala
Wilmer Jones-Ham††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Guests†††††††††††††††††††
Karl S. Tomion
FEBRUARY 2006 WARRANT AND CASH & INVESTMENT SUMMARY:† Dr. Distler made a motion to approve the Warrant Registers for the February Payroll Account Check Numbers 82163-82219 and the February Operations and Maintenance Check Numbers 36415-36472; and the February Cash and Investment Summary.† Ms. Jones-Ham seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved it.
PUBLIC COMMENT:† None
MULTIPURPOSE TRACTOR (PFC #5):† Mr. Nagel stated that a multiuse tractor is included in PFC application #5.† This piece of equipment can be used in both winter (snow removal) and summer (mowing) operations.† Staff is at the point to begin the procurement process for this tractor.† Mr. Nagel received a contract from Peckham Engineering to complete this process including specification development, preparing the bid documents, receiving bids and providing a recommendation to award.† The contract price is $5,450.00 which is in line with the past contracts.† The airport has used Peckham in the past and this process works very well.† Mr. Elder made a motion to approve the contract with Peckham Engineering for procurement of a specialized multipurpose tractor and authorization for the Chairman to sign.† Mr. Beson seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
FINANCIAL AUDIT:† Mr. Nagel stated that Lori Wagner from
Andrews, Hooper and Pavlik is here to present the 2005 Audited Financial
Ms. Wagner thanked the Board for
inviting her to review the financial report.†
She stated that normally Randy Morse would also be in attendance however
he had a meeting in
Questions also focused on the pension plan. †Ms. Wagner explained that the pension plan is audited by MERSís audit firm although Andrews Hooper & Pavlik does review the actuarial.† MERS bills the airport each month and all payments were made accordingly. †The airport did make pension contributions that exceeded the annual pension cost in 2005 which reduced the liability. †Ms. Wagner explained that the liability is based on all employees retiring immediately, making the vesting period, and staying at the airport until they meet the retirement qualifications.†
Mr. McKeag asked Mr. Nagel what the airportís current parking rates are and is the airport competitive with other surrounding airports.† Mr. Nagel stated that MBS is lower.† Mr. McKeag asked Mr. Nagel to bring a comparison of parking rates at the surrounding airports to the next meeting.† Mr. Nagel stated that he would bring the comparison and added that the rates have not been increased since 1996.† Standard Parking has been here at the airport since 1965 and has been in touch with Mr. Nagel regarding the rates.† Mr. Nagel explained that since 1965 there have been four or five increases over the life of the contract.† Standard Parking can increase the rates however they must have the approval of the airport manager which cannot be unreasonably withheld.† In the past the rate increases have come to the Commission as part of a supplement to the agreement and that would be Mr. Nagelís intent.
There being no further discussion, Mr. Gwizdala called for a vote.† The motion unanimously carried.
OLD BUSINESS:† Mr. Nagel stated that last November TSA renewed their contract for a one year term but originally wanted a long term lease.† GSA has contacted Mr. Nagel and they wish to reenter discussion regarding a long term lease and some additional storage space.† Mr. Nagel hopes that in the near future he will be returning to the Commission with a long-term lease for TSA.† ††††
Mr. Nagel stated that the three local chambers, Bay,
ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS:† Dr. Distler asked if there has been any further discussion regarding the purchase of the Dow Corning hangar.† Mr. Nagel stated that there is no news to report.† Dow Corning is looking at all their options however there is another meeting with them next week.
Dr. Distler stated that he is not familiar with the news in
Mr. Beson asked for an update on the Northwest pilots.† Mr. Nagel stated that the pilots have a tentative agreement which is going out for ratification.† The pilot union is recommending that the agreement be approved.† Northwest has also reached a tentative agreement with the flight attendants.† The ground workers, ticket counter and baggage handlers on the ramp had a contract proposal out for vote which was rejected and is going back to the bargaining table and possibly back to the bankruptcy judge.† Mr. Nagel feels some optimism that eventually an agreement will be reached with the machinistís union which includes the ticket counter and baggage handlers.
Next regular meeting is scheduled for
ADJOURNMENT:† There being no further business, Mr. Biltz made a motion to adjourn.† Ms. Jones-Ham seconded and the Board unanimously passed the motion.† The meeting adjourned at
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hollis H. McKeag, Secretary