September 4, 2018
The Airport Board of the City of Colby, Kansas, met in regular session on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 8:30 A.M. in the Airport Meeting Room. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Kendrick.
PRESENT: Chairman Mark Kendrick. Vice-Chairman Bill Rohr; Members Paul Steele, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Ken Bixenman.
ALSO PRESENT: Tyson McGreer, City Manager; Mark Ostmeyer, Airport Manager; Joni Ketchum, City Clerk; Gary Adrian, Mayor; Dave Capp.
APPROVAL OF AUGUST 6, 2018 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES:
MOTION BY Bill Rohr, seconded by Kevan Trenkle to approve the minutes of the August 6, 2018 regular meeting as presented. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Mark Kendrick, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: None. Chairman Kendrick declared the motion carried.
UPDATE RUNWAY 17-35- Mark Ostmeyer told the board that Garver is still working on the design and will bid this project next spring.
DISCUSSION – DAVE CAPP REPAIRS TO HANGAR A-3- Dave Capp reported that he shares a plane with Dr. Gabel and the hangar with Harlan Downing and he and Harlan split the rent. Over the last few years, Dave has made several repairs to the hangar out of his own pocket and is asking the Airport Board if they would consider a nuisance reduction to the hangar rent in consideration of these repairs. He also mentioned that there has occasionally been other planes parked into the hangar when necessary and without his prior knowledge. Paul told him that they are planning on tearing down that hangar and building a new one. Ken asked if there was any other spot that Dave could store his plane. Mark Ostmeyer answered that the available hangars aren’t kept up therefore aren’t fit for planes. Tyson told the board that he would like to get the sealing done on Dave’s hangar as a temporary fix until a new hangar can be built. MOTION BY Bill Rohr, seconded by Bill Dowell to approve reducing the hangar rent by 50% per month for each renter of that hangar until they get it sealed. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Mark Kendrick, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: None. Chairman Kendrick declared the motion carried.
APPROVAL OF AUGUST ACTIVITIES REPORT- Mark mentioned that operations have slowed down. He added that the flood lights that were installed on the east side of the terminal building don’t shine out onto the apron like he’d hoped and is looking at other options.
REPORT OF AIRPORT MANAGER- Mark asked if the stickers and bindweed out by the hangars and the terminal building could be sprayed. Tyson said he would talk to Kyle.
REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS:
Mark Kendrick wanted to know if the City could fill the potholes in the driveway and parking area. Tyson told him that he would check with Omar to see when staff would have time.
Mark Ostmeyer mentioned that the east end of the area used by the Tree Board needed to be maintained and mowed. He added that he would mow it but there are several stumps and other weeds and debris that he is afraid of ruining his mower. Ken told the board that he has sprayed the area a few times to try to kill the weeds. Tyson said he will contact one of the Tree Board members.
MOTION BY Paul Steele, seconded by Ken Bixenman to adjourn the meeting at 9:11 A.M. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Mark Kendrick, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: None. Chairman Kendrick declared the motion carried.
Joni L. Ketchum, City Clerk