Association Meeting
March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman
Roy Dawes
Wayne Deckard
Gene Hollingsworth
Chuck Leucht
Chuck Long
Rick Moore
Michael Mossman
Dennis Paradise
Dick Patterson
Jack Snyder
Bill Wilson

Also Present:
Kathy Deckard
Kerry Moore
Rob Pickering
Arvel Turner

Association President Wayne Deckard brought the meeting to order shortly after 3 p.m.

Wayne Deckard: We have passed our state runway inspection on the first pass, making us the only airport to have done so this year. The inspector said that if the city were to own the airport and invest about $25,000 the FAA has $2.5 million in annual improvement funds for its operation. Airport owner Andy Henderson plans on speaking to the mayor about the city taking over the airport.

Spring is here. With coming high spring winds be sure to check your tie downs, and especially check your ropes for rot.

Electrical boxes are slowly getting installed. The waste oil tank is empty and is available for association tenants to dispose of used oil after oil changes. Be sure to put the block back over the opening to keep water from getting in.

OLD BUSINESS: Volunteers needed for "Learn to Fly" program, Young Eagles, volunteer pilots. For our upcoming party on June 18 we don't need to attract people who are already pilots; we need people who are interested in learning how to fly.

We now have fuel available on the field to association member tenants only. The cost is $2.40 a gallon. If you want to buy fuel you will need to get a key from Roy. The pump switch is locked from inside the office. If you get fuel you will need to fill out a ticket and record the amount on the clipboard. All fuel purchases must be paid in full monthly.

Bill Wilson: AOPA has a checklist for organizing fly-ins.

Chuck Long: EAA coordinator for Chapter 1311

Wayne Deckard: Will be meeting this week with the Western Boone Schools website teacher. Will be asking her if their kids would like to help coordinate ground work for the chapter party.

Roy Dawes: I have been approached by a guy who wants to rent the airport for a day for a motorcycle exhibition. They will want to race on the runway. I told them that they can't do burn-outs on the numbers but would need to repaint it. I made no promises that we would be able to rent to them.

Dennis Paradise: Is this a public use airport? If we did this could we clear it with the FAA?

Wayne Deckard: We can close the airport with the proper NOTAMs. We would not be able to fly from it while the other group was using it. The money collected from the rent would go to the club. The group would be bringing in entertainment. Their approximate date would be in July. We would have more money for the treasury.

One problem with this is that after months of bad weather we are likely to end up renting the property on a day with good weather when everyone wants to fly.

Wayne Deckard: Motion to rent to the motorcycle club: None voted in favor. Motion to deny renting to the motorcycle club: All voted against. Motion denied.

Wayne Deckard: Now is the time to police the area. Clean up the property and mow grass. The airport inspector said that we need to roll and mow the grass "taxiway." Gene Hollingsworth made a new roller and plans on rolling the field next week, weather permitting.

Mark Hyten cleaned up around the last row of hangars, did a good job of getting rid of junk and brush. Don plans on bringing a backhoe to pull out the stumps.

If you see junk or trash around, pick it up so that they don't damage planes. The old door tracks that are laying around should be brought towards Roy's old trailer. When it gets hauled away he can take the tracks with it.

We bought reconditioned fire extinguishers last month; all hangars now have a fire extinguisher available. If you need to use one be sure to bring it to the office so that we can get it refilled.

With no further business the meeting was concluded.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary