Association Meeting
December 19, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman
Don Deckard
Wayne Deckard
Dick Gurley
Kristen Henke
Gene Hollingsworth
Chuck Leucht
Steve McClure
Michael Mossman
John Mullenax
Dick Patterson
Tom Rich
Jay Schaumberg
Charles Westerfield
John Saalwaechter
Chad Williams

Also Present:
Pam Leucht
John Komnick
Joe Stephanic

Wayne Deckard: This is the last meeting of the year. There won't be much business at the January meeting so we need to get as much done at this one as we can. We need to resolve the location of the Christmas party. Steve McClure's wife Eileen came up with some places. Right now it looks like Green Street at the Brownsburg Kmart, on SR 267 is the best place. The party will be on our regular meeting day, Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. We will order from the menu. Michael Mossman will need to add something to the invitation so that whoever comes can let the hostess know they are part of the BCAA and seat them with us.

Wayne Deckard: The runway cracks have been filled with tar. The bill is about $2,800, which is less than the past estimates. We need someone to check the runway to see if everything is OK. If we need them to come back and fill anything they missed, contact Michael Mossman to call them for touch-ups.

Wayne Deckard: Wintertime safety session; check your fuel sumps when the temeprature is above 32; do not check when below 32 because if there is any water in the tank it will freeze at the sump. Get some carbon monoxide sensors for your airplane if you are flying with a heater. You can take out the carbon monoxide detectors in the summer.

Steve McClure: Can we buy a dozen or so and sell them here? Chad Williams: Yes.

Wayne Deckard: All of the airport hangars are filled again. We have some new members, Jay Schaumberg and Dick Gurley, who bought a Mooney and brought it here.

Wayne Deckard: Roy Dawes is leaving this weekend for Florida and won't be back until about the first of the year. Don't bother him with mechanical issues as he won't be available to take care of them.

Wayne Deckard: The dump truck is running but the brakes are weak. The blade is broken and has only about 40% of it remaining. Charles Westerfield is good about keeping the runway clear. He gets out after he takes care of his main customers, doing the runway next then clearing out the taxiways and alleys. If you need to depart early, give him a call and ask that he clears in front of your hangar first. If we get a big snow, volunteers are needed to clear the alleys and in front of our airplanes.

Wayne Deckard: We have renewed our airport lease contract for two more years with the property owners. There were no changes in the terms. The owners will be donating $1,700 towards our runway repair fund.

Wayne Deckard: We need to look forward towards June to see if we are going to do our fly-in this year. Do we want to self-fund it or come up with some ways to generate a profit? We will talk about this at the February meeting and will be looking for suggestions. We also need to think about the Fourth of July parade. We planned on having an airplane in it.

Wayne Deckard: The airport is in pretty good shape even though the recent Indiana Department of Transportation's evaluation rated the runway as poor. But they still said that it is better than it has been in years. Until we can come up with $180,000 to $200,000 for resurfacing, it will be "as is."

Chad Williams: The report said that the 3,600-foot runway had 8,100 feet of cracks to repair.

Chad Williams: We need to thank John Komnick for assisting the club in replacing the lightbulbs and some of the light fixtures between the hangars.

Chad Williams; I would like to donate my time to help to get our 501c paperwork corrected and updated. I will need some assistance with this.

Tom Rich: I will ask my CPA and bookkeeper. They have been good getting paperwork through for non-for-profits.

Chad Williams Treasurer's Report: $3,017.56 in savings and $3,143.85 in checking. We will have the runway repair bill plus the donation from the property owners, which will leave us with an acceptable balance. We have had several members get in arrears with the rents and some have gotten caught up in the past few weeks, leaving us in the best shape we have been in for several months. We won't have our property rent for the first three months of the year, which will be $5,100. but in a couple of years we will need to re-do the fuel tanks again, so I motion that we bank half of the rent savings towards the fuel system.

Unknown member: What is our current price for fuel?

Chad Williams: Our price is unknown, as we haven't received our bill from Brentco yet. Hold off on paying for fuel until the price is known. It will be easier to keep the books that way.

Wayne Deckard: We had some 60 MPH winds recently, did we have any issues with the hangars or airplanes?

Chad Williams: We had some airplanes that needed to be re-tied. We need to put a note out for members to check for damage.

Wayne Deckard: If plugging in engine heaters, be sure to latch your cowling down; don't let the winds rip the cowling off. A couple of years ago we had someone with a 150 and left off one latch, which was enough for the wind to damage their cowling.

Steve McClure: Mike Jackson's storage shed has the circuit breaker for the entire hangar inside. We need a key to be able to reset the breakers.

Wayne Deckard: I will contact him.

Gene Hollingsworth motioned to adjourn; Chad Williams seconded. All voted in favor of adjournment.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary