Association Meeting
March 20, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Gary Baum
Roy Dawes
Don Deckard
Wayne Deckard
Kristen Henke
Gene Hollingsworth
Mike Jackson
Jim Kouns
Jimmy Laser
Chuck Leucht
Steve McClure
Michael Mossman
Dick Patterson
Jay Schaumberg
Charles Westerfield
Chad Williams

Also Present:

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

Wayne Deckard: Joyn Snyder set his Cardinal down on U.S. Highway 40 Friday night. He lost power on a flight from Ohio to Terre Haute with a 13-year-old passenger. This was the girl's first flight. After he landed his left wing hit a sign post about 30 from where he would have stopped. They towed it out on a flatbed truck with a police escort to Greencastle Airport, where it is now all locked up. The FAA will investigate it on Monday. He maintained his composure throughout. John is OK, and he had insurance on his airplane.

Safety Session: Spring time in now here; check for mice damage, dirt in the fuel tanks, check your mags for grounding; during the winter, corrosion gets in the grounding switch. Follow through with a full mag check, even on shutdown. Also, check tire pressures, the pressure will go down in the winter. Birds are starting to nest, so check up in the tails and tight places where they might get in your airplane, and check under the bonnet.

Wayne Deckard: Matthew Jordan from Lebanon wants to use the airport on Saturday as a destination for a group of kids on a bicycle ride. They would like Dick Patterson's airplane to be out that day; they need to spot a yellow airplane, write down the N-number then move on. The bike ride will be from 11-1.

Property damage: Someone drove a motorhome onto the ramp on Saturday, March 14, and it damaged the pavement near the fuel pumps. Be careful that you don't get a prop strike or pick up rocks. We've moved the dumpster to the front of the property so the trash truck doesn't have to drive back through the hangars. We will need to clear the concrete area in front of the maintenance hangar.

Tom Rich says the price of scrap steel is up. He would like to bring a trailer out for us to clean up the property, then he will take the steel to a scrap yard and return the proceeds to the club. This is our opportunity to clean up the property and recover some money.

Tax Status: Chad Williams provided a summary of the communication and action with the accountants about correcting the clubs Federal Status. All records are now in a QuickBooks file. We are considered a social club which can be non-profit. In order to pay the controller and accountant for time spent as well as feešs for filing our taxes Chad Williams motioned for the club to budget up to $3,400; Michael Mossman seconded the motion. The five board members present (Deckard, Williams, Mossman, Leucht, Henke) voted for the motion.

Treasurer's Report: $10,080.96 in the checking account, of which approximately $6,000 will be owed for fuel. We have $3,018.65 in the savings account, and about $2,000 in checks to deposit. We should have sufficient cash to pay current and expected future bills.

June Affordable Flying Day: Wayne Deckard: The first couple of years we broke even with the open house; we will need to budget to break even on it for this year. Chad Williams will need more time to go through the books to see how the cash flow is going to work out before the club can make a decision on hosting an event or not. Mike Jackson motioned for the board of directors to make the determination on whether or not the club will host an open house this summer. All votes cast were in favor of sending the decision to the board; no one voted against it.

Runway, ramp and taxiway surfaces: Tom Rich reported to Wayne Deckard that hot and cold asphalt patches are about half the cost of concrete. Wayne Deckard asked that members submit written proposals on repairs and other improvements that need to be made to a board member.

Facilities improvements: There is now a hose running to the "Cessna Hangar" (building 4), so we have an alternative place to wash airplanes. Note that the club does not own the hose, and that if you wash your airplane down there that you might be blocking access to someone's hangar. Jim Kouns plugged the holes in the operations building with spray foam to keep the birds out. Jay Schaumberg mentioned that the concrete companies often have some concrete left over and need a place to dump it. Jimmy Laser will bring some concrete tools so the club can building some forms for sidewalks, etc, and be on standby if we get some concrete. The club also needs an ashtray for outside of the operations building; there are lots of cigarette butts on the grounds and it looks bad.

Runway condition: Check the hard-surface runway for rocks. Gene Hollingsworth will be rolling the grass runway soon, and Charles Westerfield will be out mowing inthe next couple of weeks. We don't want any ruts in the grass where he will be mowing. Check for ruts, rocks, lost tools, etc.

AOPA Safety Seminar: On Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m., at the Indianapolis Marriott North, behind the Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing. It is free, no reservations needed. If anyone wants to carpool, meet at the airport at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Wayne Deckard: If anyone is interested, there is someone from Purdue who would like to come in to conduct a propeller balancing seminar; he may be available at the next meeting.

Wayne Deckard: We need to mark part of the ramp just north of the operations building as "no parking," as we need to allow Tom Rich access from his hangar to the runway.

Chuck Leucht motioned to adjourn; Gene Hollingsworth motioned to second. All voted in favor to adjourn.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary