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Board of Directors -Tuesday August 12, 2003

President Jack Dhooghe called the Meeting to order at 3:05pm. Present were Members, Dave Elliott, Jamie Johnston, Gene Kear, Richard Martin, Verlin Schauer, and Mark Shook. Absent : None.

Copies of the Minutes of the July meeting were provided to each Board member prior to the meeting. Gene Kear made a motion that the Minutes be approved as presented. 2nd Richard Martin. Approved 7-0.

Treasurers Report/Dave Elliott. Dave presented a written Report, which was shared and discussed with the board. To date the Treasurer has received 14 voluntary contributions to pay for the Taxiway "C" improvements. Of the $4,966.00 received and credited to the Special Improvement Fund, $4,667.96 (93.9%) was donated by the owners of the EXECUTIVE HANGARS. Dave also reported that MLAA has paid off the Superunicom and has $3792.00 available from C/DOT for future improvements. Mark Shook moved the Treasurers report be approved as presented. 2nd by Verlin Schauer. Approved 7-0.

Vehicles/Richard Martin. Richard reported that Paul and he were going to "slime" the tires on the John Deere tractor, as one of the rear steering tires is flat again.

ACC/ Verlin Schauer. Verlin reported he has requested a copy of the bond from Steve Johnson for the 2 hangar projects under construction. ( Rick Campbell and Keith Strickland)


Last month the Board hired a new consultant to coordinate our FAA/Grants. George Brewer was introduced to the board and reported that great progress has been made. Currently the FAA is considering Granting MLAA $1.1 Million dollars this year for Land purchases.

George briefed Board members on the current status of negotiations with Tom Pfost regarding the acreage we desire to purchase from him on the west side of Runway 15/33. Mr. Pfost wants to have the option to gain taxiway access for an unspecified number of his future residential lots. It is understood the board has no power to grant Airport access without a vote of the membership under Article 3 section 11 of the MLAA By-Laws. Mr. Pfost would like an assurance that the board has no objection to a membership vote, and would expedite the required special election should that be requested in the future.

Verlin Schauer made a motion that we authorize President Jack Dhooghe to give Tom Pfost a written assurance that he may apply through normal procedures for aircraft access to Meadow Lake Airport for his residential lots. The Board will support holding the required vote of the membership. 2nd by Richard Martin. APPROVED 7-0.


The subject of the West Side homeowners settlement was discussed. In the settlement the association made with Mr. Brightwell last year, MLAA committed to constructing the B-4 turn off with FAA funding and approval. The date was understood to be when the FAA would fund the project, and it was to happen as part of the widening of Runway 15/33. That schedule has slipped to an undetermined future date, as the priority for funding is Land acquisition to protect the Airport from encroachment. The board generally agreed these were the facts, and under the terms of the agreement the association is required to do no more at this time. It was expressed that we should allow a temporary access to the runway at mid field until the FAA builds the new one.

Mark Shook made a motion, That the president shall apply to the FAA for expedited construction of the B-4 intersection. Should the FAA not provide a scheduled construction time within 6 months, the West Side property owners shall be allowed to construct a turnoff on the west side of the runway directly across from A-4, provided the plans and the final construction are approved by the ACC, a written statement of "NO Objection" is received from the FAA, and all costs are provided in advance by voluntary contributions. 2nd by Jamie Johnston. APPROVED 7-0.

The condition of taxiway E was discussed. Mark Shook proposed we consider asking property owners to donate just the center 50 feet of taxiway E to the MLAA (25 feet from each property owner). In this way many of the concerns about donating ramps and septic systems or wells would be solved as the owners would retain ownership of the taxiway easement (25 feet) closest to their property. After discussion it was agreed by unanimous consent to form a committee of members to come up with a plan that the property owners would support. Mark Shook made a motion that we approve a revision to Rule 02-03. 2nd by Dave Elliott.


RULE # 02-03 (REVISED AUGUST 2003)

Taxiway and Roadway Improvement Plan

Effective December 31, 2003. Each year, the treasurer will include in the annual budget a line item for the improvement of taxiways and roadways. Improvements to the taxiways and roadways listed below may be requested by any property owner having access to that taxiway. The MLAA will fund those projects that meet all the following criteria, on a one major project per year basis, Providing:

    1. Adequate funding exists.
    2. The project meets all standards adopted by the MLAA/ACC for width, Pavement thickness, etc.
    3. Projects funded by MLAA, must be approved and supervised by a designated officer of the MLAA.
    4. Priority for projects shall be, 1st All MLAA owned runways or taxiways, 2nd MLAA owned roadways. Projects in a lower priority shall not be considered until all projects in the higher priority have been completed.

5. Other Roadway or Taxiways may be added to the list of eligible Taxiways, and Roadways by the affirmative vote of the Entire Board.

After discussion, the change was passed by a vote of 5 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED, 2 ABSTAINED. As this was a first reading to a change in the Rules and Regulations, it must be voted upon again at the next monthly meeting to be approved, as it was not passed unanimously (R&R 99-1).

Verlin Schauer then made a motion we change the rule back to the original wording. 2nd by Richard Martin. This motion was passed by a vote of 4 IN FAVOR, 3 OPPOSED. As it was not passed unanimously, it also must be voted on at a second reading. At the second reading, a Rule only requires a simple majority to pass.

Richard Martin made a motion that MLAA pay for a dumpster, and committed that the EAA volunteers will clean up the Association Building. Verlin Schauer seconded the motion. APPROVED 7-0.

The meeting was Adjourned at 4:45 PM.


Respectfully submitted,



Mark Shook/Secretary

Meadow Lake Airport Association Inc.

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