Association Meeting
October 17, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Don Deckard
Wayne Deckard
Kristen Henke
Gene Hollingsworth
John Komnick
Jim Kouns
Chuck Leucht
Steve McClure
Michael Mossman
John Mullenax
Dick Patterson
Erick Roldan
John Snyder
Charles Westerfield
Chad Williams

Also Present:
Larry Poe

Wayne Deckard brought the meeting to order at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Wayne Deckard: Flight safety session. Winter is coming up. Check your mufflers and heat boxes. Are all of the cables working right? If you see white smoke you need to shut down; you are in danger of asphyxiation. They sell carbon monoxide meters or stick-on indicators at Aircraft Spruce, Montgomery Aviation and other planes. They are cheap and they work.

In the winter when there is moisture (rain and snow), you need to check your trim tabs to be sure that they are working; you don't what to find out they are frozen when you are on final. Check that your control surfaces work from stop to stop.

Do not check your sumps if the temperature is below 30 degrees unless they are known to be good. If you do and if there is water in the tanks it will settle in the sumps, where it will freeze and bust the sumps.

There is maybe another month until it is time to change to a winter weight oil on your airplane.

Roy Dawes emptied the oil disposal tank. If you change your oil and pour it in the disposal tank, be sure to put the block back on to so that it doesn't fill up with water.

Wayne Deckard: Has anyone had any trouble with mice in their airplane? A sure-fire trap is a five-gallon bucket with a safety wire across the top and a tin can with a dab of peanut butter on the top. Put a 2x4 ramp on the side for them to climb up and put a couple inches of antifreeze in the bottom of the bucket. They will climb up the board to the wire and crawl across to the can, which will flip and they'll fall into the antifreeze, which will kill them.

Christmas Party — We will need a committee to check on places for our party. Last year the members paid for their own dinners, and our attendance didn't seem to be much lower than in previous years. Do we want to do the same, or does the club have enough to pay?

Chad Williams motioned that to have individual members pay for their dinners this year; Chuck Leucht seconded. All voted in favor.

Chad Williams treasurer's report: $4,587.37 in the checking account, $3.016.15 in savings. We can transfer about $1,000 to savings but some of the checking is for fuel.

Steve McClure: The candy and pop fund has about a $100 balance after the dog roast.

Wayne Deckard: We had a good turnout for the dog roast. Vote for Christmas Party in December: no votes for December. Vote for Christmas Party in January: All in favor. The Christmas Party will be on the third Saturday in January.

Wayne Deckard: We still need volunteers for runway repair. The date will be on Saturday, October 31. It will take a couple of hours with enough volunteers. We need to call the paving companies (Triangle Asphalt, Young Paving, and others) for concrete crack repair estimates. The runway needs to be fixed before Thanksgiving.

Jim Kouns: Will make some calls to see if we can get some estimates.

Chad Williams: Do we need to meet as a board with the property owners since our lease renewal is coming up?

Wayne Deckard: I usually meet with them on the first of November and work out the lease.

Steve McClure: I have a 1998 Buick LeSabre for an airport courtesy car and am willing to keep insurance on it. We need Michael to make a sign and checkout board for it. We have enough people here to keep it running.

Wayne Deckard: Chad Williams to check with our insurance company to see if our policy will cover us without Steve bearing any responsibility or expenses.

Jim Kouns: We should get some stone and put it in the parking space by the building for the courtesy car.

Charles Westerfield, Steve McClure: Roy Dawes plans on putting a new clutch in the snowplow and welding a new blade on the front.

Propane quantity: 40%

Wayne Deckard: During the winter we need to keep the operations building thermostat at 60 degrees for economy; any lower and the pipes will freeze. If you plan on being in here then it is OK to turn it up.

We need to drain the water lines over John Snyder's hangar for the winter so they don't freeze. If you wash your plane be sure to drain the hose so it doesn't freeze and crack. You will need to turn on the water at the well spigot, which is in the heater box in the east hangar of the maintenance hangar building.

Steve McClure motioned to adjourn; Chad Williams seconded. All voted in favor to adjourn.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary