MBS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION
The meeting was held in the Airport
Commission Board Room,
Present Absent & Excused Staff Other
Kenneth W. Distler A. T. Lippert Rich Bostwick, NWA
Darnell Earley Ryan Riesinger
Brian K. Elder Debbie Meisel
Eugene F. Gwizdala
AUGUST 2006 WARRANT AND CASH & INVESTMENT SUMMARY: Dr. Distler made a motion to approve the Warrant Registers for the August Payroll Account Check Numbers 82546-82630; the August Operations and Maintenance Check Numbers 36832-36918; and the August Cash and Investment Summary. Mr. Beson seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved it.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
RESOLUTION FOR GARY HALL: Mr. Nagel stated that Gary Hall retired on
Resolution of Appreciation
His dedication to his work and his leadership skills merited his appointment as an ARFF Lieutenant. During his years of service he has willingly aided the airport managers acting on behalf of the Airport Commission and the management staff.
His ever-pleasant company will be missed by all who have served and worked with him, and the best wishes of his fellow employees and airport management are with him as he retires.
This Resolution of Appreciation was unanimously adopted
at a regular meeting of the MBS Airport Commission on
MBS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION
H. McKeag Kenneth
Patrick H. Beson George J. Biltz Wilmer Jones-Ham
Brian K. Elder Jon Lynch Darnell Earley
Jeff Nagel, Airport Manager
Ms. Jones-Ham seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
AVFLIGHT LEASE: Mr. Nagel stated that Avflight Corporation is reorganizing their operation. In connection with that reorganization they have requested two consents from the commission.
A consent to assign
the lease to CRS Realty,
Mr. Lippert has reviewed the documents required for this action and has approved them as to form and compliance with the terms and conditions of the existing lease.
Mr. Nagel also stated that the day-to-day operations of the
FBO will not change and key personnel will remain in place. Avflight has purchased other operation
throughout and outside
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Nagel stated that the current phase of the RS&H terminal project contract has involved them being in town and performing interviews. Those commissioners that have not been interviewed will be contacted to schedule an interview in the near future. They are also interviewing some of the community leaders. In addition to the interviews, RS&H have been reviewing the Master Plan and the Terminal Study. The work is on schedule.
Mr. Nagel stated that there is no news on the land purchase but he will keep the commission updated.
Mr. Nagel updated the commission regarding the Northwest flight attendants potential strike. Last week a Federal judge did ban the attendants from striking. It is not settled but it appears to be a more stable than it had in the past. Mr. Nagel asked Rich Bostwick, NWA station manager if that information was correct. Mr. Bostwick agreed. Mr. Nagel stated that Mr. Bostwick has been keeping him updated that thanked him for keeping him informed.
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Nagel stated that there had been a Marketing Committee meeting. Mr. Biltz is the chairman of that committee and in his absence Dr. Distler will report on the meeting. Dr. Distler stated that they had a strategy session to outline a direction to take this airport to make it more profitable and more competitive. In an effort to do that it will require the use of a consultant. The Boyd Group has been used in the past. They are also going to talk to the State Aeronautics Commission to ask their recommendations of one or two other vendors to contact.
Mr. Nagel announced to the board that he has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Airport Association. It is a state organization for airport executives. It is a five member board where the new member starts at the bottom and works their way to the top. He has been active in the association for 15 years and is very happy to be selected to the board. He gave his appreciation to Chairman Gwizdala and the board for their support and stated that he will report to the board on any activities that are of importance. Chairman Gwizdala congratulated Mr. Nagel.
ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS: Next regular meeting is scheduled for
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Mr. Elder made a motion to adjourn. Ms. Jones-Ham seconded and the Board unanimously passed the motion. The meeting adjourned at
Hollis H. McKeag, Secretary