February 4, 2019
The Airport Board of the City of Colby, Kansas, met in regular session on Monday, February 4, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. in the Airport Meeting Room. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Bill Rohr.
PRESENT: Vice-Chairman Bill Rohr; Members Paul Steele, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Ken Bixenman.
ALSO PRESENT: Tyson McGreer, City Manager; Mark Ostmeyer, Airport Manager; Gary Adrian, Mayor; Joni Ketchum, City Clerk.
APPROVAL OF JANUARY 7, 2019 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES:
MOTION BY Ken Bixenman, seconded by Paul Steele to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2019 regular meeting as presented. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: Mark Kendrick. Vice-Chairman Rohr declared the motion carried.
A. UPDATE RUNWAY 17-35- Mark stated that there is nothing new to report on the improvement on Runway 17-35 since the last meeting. The FAA is allowing concrete only for the runway leaving the old base of concrete underneath. The goal is to start work on the runway mid-September.
B. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – LETTER FROM MARK OSTMEYER ON AIRPORT MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT DISCUSSION- Tyson reported that the management agreement is the same as in the past other than Mark’s request for a 5-year, $500 increase in his salary. He stated that there is no increase in the budget for this, so they would just have to make it work. Paul suggested tabling this item until Mark can discuss his reasons for his increase in wages with Tyson. MOTION BY Paul Steele, seconded by Kevan Trenkle to table the Airport Manager Agreement until the March meeting. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: Mark Kendrick. Vice-Chairman Rohr declared the motion carried.
A. REVIEW/RECOMMENDATION – THE PURCHASE OF BARNUM’S HANGARS D-2 AND E-1- Tyson informed the Airport Board that John will draft a bill of sale if the City is interested in buying hangars D-2 and E-1 that are owned by the Barnum’s. The cost of the hangars would be $2,600 and $4,100 which is what they are appraised for. Tyson said they could then go out for bids to see if anyone was interested in purchasing them or the City could tear them down. He would like to discuss the options with the Council before purchasing the hangars. MOTION BY Bill Dowell, seconded by Kevan Trenkle to have the City Council review the options of purchasing the two hangars before any decision is made. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: Mark Kendrick. Vice-Chairman Rohr declared the motion carried.
B. APPROVAL OF JANUARY ACTIVITIES REPORT- Mark read his report to the board. Tyson added that the Police Department purchased two new SUV’s and one of their old vehicles will be brought out to the airport to be used as a rental car and the old Blazer will be sold.
REPORT OF AIRPORT MANAGER- Mark had nothing more to report.
REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS:
Bill Rohr asked if Tyson would send an e-mail to the board explaining the reason for the $500 increase in the Airport Manager’s salary.
Tyson mentioned that K.G. Kersenbrock will be farming the ground that was purchased from the Baumfalk’s at $42 per acre which is the going rate right now. Paul said that they needed to state in the agreement that all farm vehicles need to stay off the runways as they have had problems with this issue in the past.
MOTION BY Paul Steele, seconded by Ken Bixenman to adjourn the meeting at 8:59 A.M. VOTING AYES: Paul Steele, Bill Dowell, Kevan Trenkle, Bill Rohr, Ken Bixenman. NOES: None. ABSENT: Mark Kendrick. Vice-Chairman Rohr declared the motion carried.
Joni L. Ketchum, City Clerk