Association Meeting
April 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman, director
Don Deckard, member
Dick Gurley, treasurer
Gary Helton, member
Gary Hunter, member
Chuck Leucht, director
Steve McClure, member
Michael Mossman, secretary
Dennis Paradise, member
Dick Patterson, member
John Saalwaechter, vice president
Charles Westerfield, member
Chad Williams, president

Also Present:
Pam Leucht

BCAA President Chad Williams brought the meeting to order at about 6:07 p.m.

Old Business — None

Mowing Coordinators — The mowing coordinator will need to check over the equipment once a week and order repairs made; the coordinator will not necessarily be responsible for doing the repairs. Earl Brosman volunteered to serve as mowing coordinator six months out of the year. He will take April through June 2014, then will turn it over to the next coordinator, as he will be out of town through the summer. Michael Mossman will post a list of members to sign up for mowing. Any mowing volunteers will need to be checked out on the mowing equipment before they use it. The Dixie Chopper mower is currently in the maintenance hangar. Tom Rich will take it to his shop and do some work on it then take the first couple of mowing sessions to be sure that it is running properly. The Ford tractor is also working and available for use. Gene Hollingsworth might be willing to sell his John Deere tractor and mower.

Improvements List — The airport owner asked the club to post a list of property improvements that they would like to see done. After discussion, Chad Williams prioritized the following list for subsmittion:

1. Fill in pot holes and repair the asphalt (variety of locations including fuel pump area)
2. Hanger repairs, specifically areas where the roofs are in danger of coming off.
3. Fence across the south side of the property so that it would deter the accessibility to the runway or property. Potentially investigate putting in a locked gate at the entrance to the property.
4. Exterior renovation to the office to include potential new siding, landscaping, and patio on west side.
5. Parking area near CR 250 S on south side of property so guests and members could park without getting in the way of operations.
6. Runway repairs (loose rock areas), and also consider potentially widening.

Other items discussed but tabled for a later time: sidewalks, gravel to the maintenance shed, wiring in the maintenance hangar, heater for the maintenance hangar, plumbing to the hangars, new property maintenance shed (old shed will go away if the airport owner builds a new hangar).

Property Maintenance Status — The large utility poles on the east side of the hangars that had the security lights are now gone. The club could move some of the derelict airplanes to where the poles where, provided we had gravel underneath them. The asphalt ramp and drive are very thin and are breaking up. The club asks all members to keep vehicles and other weight off of them while the ground is still soft. The property to the east of the airport (Bob Bailey's lot) has been acquired by the airport owner. Efforts are underway to clean up the property.

Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration — Chad Williams led a discussion on potential plans for the club's ten-year anniversary celebration. Possibilities discussed including holding a party concurrent with the annual dog roast but with upgraded food or a separate event. The club will make a decision during the May 2014 meeting.

Safety Session — Members are advised to check their tie-down ropes with strong winds anticipated during in springtime, and to check for birds in cowling and other open areas in airplanes. Members should also remember to check their fuel and sump tanks before every flight.

Fuel System Report — The north fuel pump is not working properly. Members should use the south pump. The club needs to buy more auto fuel for the mowers. Gene Hollingsworth would like to build a stainless steel locking box around the filling nozzle so that it can be better secured against theft.

Future Activities — Earl Brosman proposed that the club host its April 2015 meeting in Florida concurrent with the Sun and Fun convention. No action was taken on the proposal.

Treasurer's Report — $10,263 in checking, $4,531 in savings; fuel account has $2,500. All bills are paid; the club is ahead of budget for revenue due to many rents being paid in advance. The club is $1,300 over budget for expenses due to snow removal, dump truck repair and propane consumption.

Next Meeting — The next meeting will be on May 13, 2014, 6:00 p.m. in the Operations Building. Chad Williams will cook hamburgers before the meeting.

Adjournment — John Saalwaechter motioned for adjournment; Dennis Paradise seconded. Meeting was informally adjourned without vote.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary