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June 4, 2018

The Airport Board of the City of Colby, Kansas, met in regular session on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 8:30 A.M. in the Airport Meeting Room. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Kendrick.

ATTENDANCE:

PRESENT: Chairman Mark Kendrick. Vice-Chairman Bill Rohr; Members Paul Steele, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Ken Bixenman.

ABSENT:        None.

ALSO PRESENT:  Tyson McGreer, City Manager; Mark Ostmeyer, Airport Manager; Gary Adrian, Mayor; Joni Ketchum, City Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MAY 7, 2018 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES:

            MOTION BY Kevan Trenkle, seconded by Ken Bixenman to approve the minutes of the May 7, 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.

OLD BUSINESS:

A.         Tyson mentioned that the City received a bid from Weigel Concrete for the airport apron repair project. He added that the bid was quite a bit lower than the estimate and has already approved by the Council.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

A.         DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION – NATIONAL AIRSPACE DATA AND AUTOMATED WEATHER SERVICE AGREEMENT- Mark Ostmeyer told the board that he received information on a different company than what they have used in the past. He stated that RSINet rents the equipment for $60 per month and the airport was currently paying $100 per month plus having to purchase the equipment. MOTION BY Paul Steele, seconded by Bill Dowell to approve the National Airspace Data and Automated Weather Service Agreement with RSINet and recommend the approval to the Council. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Mark Kendrick, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: None. Chairman Kendrick declared the motion carried.

B.         APPROVAL OF MAY ACTIVITIES REPORT- Mark Ostmeyer reported that Midwest Energy is not giving him notification prior to construction activity on airport property and is tearing up the grass and not replacing it. He also would like to see the derelict airplanes removed from the City hangars but isn’t sure how to proceed with the removal. Mark Kendrick suggested sending out letters stating a time limit on when the planes need to be gone from the hangars. Mark Ostmeyer added that he still needs City staff to replace the lights on the east side of the terminal building and to haul the excess dirt from where he removed the trees in front of the building. Tyson said he would talk to the appropriate departments.

C.        REPORT OF THE AIRPORT MANAGER- There was some discussion regarding the new FAA grant that pays 100% on projects. Mark Ostmeyer stated that they would have to compete with other towns for the grant and that the paperwork has been submitted.

ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION BY Bill Rohr, seconded by Ken Bixenman to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 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.

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Joni L. Ketchum, City Clerk





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