MBS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION
meeting was held in the Airport Commission Board Room,
Present Absent & Excused Staff Other
Kenneth W. Distler Darnell Earley A. T. Lippert Rich Bostwick, NWA
Brian K. Elder Ryan Riesinger John Palen, Midland Issues
F. Gwizdala Debbie
Jon Lynch Justin
OCTOBER 2006 WARRANT
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
Mr. Nagel stated that the Personnel Committee met on
PFC APPLICATION AMENDMENT: Mr. Nagel stated that MBS has had FAA approval to collect a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) since 1997. Five projects have been implemented and three of those have closed. Staff is currently in the process of preparing PFC Application #6.
Mr. Nagel informed the board that when MBS first sought FAA approval to
impose a PFC, the commission approved the maximum of $3.00 per enplaned
passenger. The FAA has since increased
the maximum allowable PFC to $4.50 and most airports have already implemented
this fee. The PFC is an excellent source
of revenue for FAA-approved projects.
Mr. Nagel stated that he also has talked to the FAA and they informed
him that MBS is the only airport of similar size in
Mr. Nagel presented the draft five-year plan for 2007-2011 explaining that the projects for 2007 are set while the projects for 2008-2011 are subject to change. Mr. Nagel has met with the State and the FAA concerning this plan and they are aware of the process which MBS is undertaking. Mr. Nagel further explained that the financial planning of a terminal remodel project or a new terminal is critical and this plan assists MBS and the FAA in the planning process. When a decision is made regarding the terminal project the five-year plan would be updated, amended, and sent back to the FAA. FAA wants information as soon as possible in order to begin slotting the funding including discretionary dollars. Various projects were explained for the board. Mr. Nagel stated that he had met with the Operations Committee. Dr. Distler stated that the Operations Committee had fully reviewed the five-year plan and recommended that it be approved. Dr. Distler proceeded to make a motion to approve the MBS Five-Year Plan. Mr. Beson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Nagel updated the board in regards to the RS& H phase two of the terminal study. The team continues to work hard on the project and is approaching the end. They have drafted the benefit/cost analysis which FAA requires. They also have drafted some financial information which shows the costs compared to the phase one terminal study are going up. Part of their job is to review the previous numbers and prepare an independent review of those numbers plus what they anticipate the project to cost. The final numbers are not yet available. Mr. Nagel stated that RS& H have been absolutely great to work with and he looks forward to the conclusion of the project when they present to the commission.
ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS: Mr. Beson asked about the general condition
of the runways. Mr. Nagel stated that
the state of
Next regular meeting is scheduled for
Mr. Nagel asked that if there are any travel or holiday schedules that will conflict with the December 21st meeting please let the office know. The 2007 Budget needs to be approved at that meeting. The preference and policy in the past is to stay with the original meeting date however if there is a chance that a quorum would not be present a special meeting would be scheduled. Please contact the office as soon as possible if there is a conflict.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Mr. Elder made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Beson seconded and the Board unanimously passed the motion. The meeting adjourned at
Hollis H. McKeag, Secretary