meadow lake airport association inc.

"Colorado’s Largest Pilot Owned Airport"

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Board of Directors

Tuesday February 11, 2003

President Jack Dhooghe called the Meeting to order at 3:14pm. Present were Members, Mike Branson, Dave Elliott, Gene Kear, Richard Martin, Verlin Schauer, and Mark Shook.

Copies of the Minutes of the January meeting were passed out to each Board member. Richard Martin stated he did not recall the discussion and vote to pursue legal action at the last meeting, and does not now agree with it. The board was polled. All six other members recalled the vote as recorded in the minutes. Verlin Schauer made a motion that the Minutes be approved as presented and noted. 2nd Mike Branson. Approved 7-0

Treasurers Report/Dave Elliott. Dave presented a written Report, which was shared and discussed with the board. Dave reported that he had opened a new (Catogory2) Capital Improvement Fund at Farmers State Bank as required . Mark Shook moved the treasurers report be approved as presented. 2nd by Gene Kear. Approved 7-0.

Vehicles/Richard Martin. Richard reported that volunteers from EAA Chapter72 recently repaired a broken pipe in the MLA Associations Hangar Building, and that they intend to have a licensed electrician look at the possibility of combining the 3 separate electric meters to the building, saving the association about $42.00 a month in charges.



Steve Johnson spoke to the board about Septic Holding Tanks, and the issues with the County Planning, and County Health Departments. Mark Shook read the recommendations, and moved they be adopted as a formal resolution to the county, 2nd by Richard Martin. Approved 7-0.

Whereas, The Meadow Lake Airport Board of Directors by unanimous affirmative vote, have no objection to the approval and installation of sewage holding vault systems under the following conditions:

1. Systems shall meet or exceed the minimum standards set forth by the El Paso County Health Dept.

2. Systems shall be allowed when granted a permit by El Paso County Health Dept.

3. Systems shall be allowed to service one rest room facility.

4.Systems shall be allowed when obtaining a variance for a conventional ISDS is not likely or possible.

5. Submittals for these systems shall include a letter of approval from the Meadow Lake Airport Architectural Control Committee.



Jack Dhooghe reported to the board that he had contacted Eldon Pritz to produce the land appraisals for the parcels of land the association owns and wants reappraised, and those parcels we intend to purchase subject to FAA funding. The board approved the Presidents action by unanimous consent.

Dave Elliott presented a proposal to obtain easements for a new taxiway parallel to MLA runway 08-26, and to improve that easement and extend the current crosswind runway from its current 2000 ft, to a length of 3550 feet. Dave’s outline stated that the sequence should be: 1. Land owners concurrence, 2. Easement, 3. Survey, 4. Grading, 5. Marking, 6. Paving.

Dave sent a letter with a copy of the proposal to the membership prior to the meeting, and a good number of the membership turned out to voice there opinion. All who wished to state their opinion or ask a question were heard. After a lengthy discussion, Mike Branson made a motion to approve the concept of the Crosswind runway and taxiway improvement plan, and pursue the easements. 2nd by Mark Shook. Approved 7-0.

Jack Dhooghe stated he thought the Airport needed a towed type pavement sweeper. The board approved by unanimous consent pursuing an affordable sweeper from state surplus.

The meeting was Adjourned at 4:17 pm.



Respectfully submitted,


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Mark Shook/Secretary

Meadow Lake Airport Association Inc.



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