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Board of Directors Meeting –Tuesday November 11, 2003
President Jack Dhooghe called the Meeting to order at 3:09 pm. Present were Members, Jamie Johnston, Gene Kear, Richard Martin, Verlin Schauer, and Mark Shook. Absent : Dave Elliott.
Copies of the Minutes of the September meeting were provided to each Board member prior to the meeting. Richard Martin made a motion that the Minutes be approved as presented. 2nd Gene Kear. Approved 6-0.
Treasurers Report/Dave Elliott. Tabled due to the Treasurers absence.
Vehicles Chairman /Richard Martin. Richard reported that the mowers and tractors have been stored for the winter. By unanimous consent, Richard was authorized to repair the blade for the Snow Plow. Richard reported the Blazer and Snow Plow are ready for winter.
ACC Chairman / Gene Kear. Steve Johnson, and former MLAA President Greg Johnson, appeared on behalf of MLAA Member Robert Thomas (as the board had requested) to discuss the Thomas Hangar. ACC Member Verlin Schauer had alleged that the Thomas hangar was not approved and that Steve Johnson had not posted the required bond. Steve Johnson told the board that over a month ago, he had provided a Certificate of Insurance naming the Airport (as he had done in past years).
Greg stated he had submitted the plans for the Thomas Hangar in June to the ACC, which was confirmed by both Verlin and Gene.
The facts were shown to be that the plans for the building were submitted in June of 2003 by Greg Johnson, and not formally approved or disapproved by the ACC within 45 days as required by the By-Laws. After discussion, ACC Chairman Gene Kear apologized to Mr. Johnson for the misunderstanding.
It was suggested that in the future the ACC should require an ILC (Improvement Location Certificate) to assure buildings are built as they were approved.
It was further suggested that the ACC review its procedures and reinstate the ACC Checklist. ACC rules should be presented to the board for approval and distribution under the Rules and Regulations provisions. In this way everyone will have access to know what the ACC is expecting .
Richard Martin asked the board to revisit the B-4 Temporary access for the West Side Property owners.
(From the AUGUST 2003 BOD meeting – "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, at the August meeting")
After review Mark Shook made a motion that we Approve the construction of a Temporary B-4 turnoff provided, the plans and the final construction are approved by the ACC, a written statement of "NO Objection" is received from the FAA (prior to construction), and all costs are provided in advance by voluntary contributions. 2nd by Verlin Schauer. APPROVED 6-0.
Jack Keen appeared before the board to ask if the board would approve a new taxiway on airport property from his lot to the runway. Jack was reminded that no one else has an easement on airport property. If a property owner is willing to pay for a new taxiways installation, when he has a specific proposal, he should bring that to the board.
The meeting was Adjourned at 5:03 PM.
Meadow Lake Airport Association Inc.