Association Meeting
July 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
Gary Helton, member
Gary Hunter, member
Dick Gurley, treasurer
Chuck Leucht, director
Michael Mossman, secretary
Dick Patterson, member
John Saalwaechter, vice president
Jay Schaumberg, member
Charles Westerfield, member

BCAA Vice President John Saalwaechter brought the meeting to order at about 6:00 p.m.

Treasurer's Report: Balances are $9,160.42 in the checking account, $9,531.04 in the general savings account, of which $6,204.07 is accrued in the fuel account. All bills to date are paid. The club pre-bought propane at $1.799 per gallon, for a total of $1,584, which is a significant savings from the previous year. The club is on budget with the exception of two items, which are propane and the snow plow. The snow plow will need more repairs before the next plowing season.

Insurance: The club normally has its liability insurance renewal in July; last year the club paid about $2,600, which was projected to be a bit higher this year. We have a new insurance agent that got our premium down to $1,861 and increased the liability coverages across the board, including hangarkeeper's liability. John Saalwaechter moderated a brief discussion of the limits of the insurance policy.

Snow Plow: The snow plow will need new tires, which need to be installed before fall is over.

Deaths: Dale "Gus" Gustafson, former FBO for Boone County Airport, died a few weeks before the meeting. Gus had been active in aviation since the 1940s, having flown for DC-3s Turner Airlines (he was hired by Roscoe Turner), through his retirement. He was the chief judge for Vintage aircraft at AirVenture, and was a member of three Indiana EAA chapters, as well as a, EAA chapter in Florida. Bob Bailey, who formerly operated an aircraft engine shop at Boone County Airport, died a month ago. Bailey owned the properly immediately east of Boone County Airport.

Mowing Report: Earl Brosman, who is the mowing coordinator for the first half of the season, will be out of town. The club is looking for a new mowing coordinator for the remainder of the season. Earl has left copies of the mowing records on the club computer, and will forward a copy to the secretary. The mowing schedule is on file on the lobby bulletin board. Tom Rich fixed a bearing on the mower. Jay Schaumberg switched sides for the tag-behind mower. Although it doesn't turn as easily it is less likely to catch on fire from the exhaust of the towing mower. Jay reported that Tom Rich says the best way to clean the mower is with a blower, not a pressure washer. Earl Brosman brought out a blower (Shop-Vac) for cleaning the mower. The Shop-Vac will need a switch replaced. Dick Gurley recommended that anyone mowing wear long covered clothing, as he got chiggers the last time he mowed.

Auto Fuel Report: The lock on the auto fuel tank is now working. Users are asked to be sure that that the valve is fully closed before locking the tank. There are a limited amount of keys to the lock. Anyone needing a key should contact Earl Brosman for a copy.

Building Report: The operations building now has new siding and a new roof. It should be well-sealed against leaks. Two windows were replaced at the same time, however, one more window is now broken. The property owner asked the club to replace some ceiling tiles. Earl Brosman bought a box of ceiling tiles. Some of the ceiling lights will need new plastic diffusers. The air conditioner is working. Members are reminded that there is a delay on the thermostat; the compressor will kick on a few minutes after the air conditioner is turned on.

Hangar Maintenance Report: A small group of volunteers replaced one of the door hanger trolleys on the maintenance hangar. The club now has a spare trolley in the maintenance hangar.

Property Maintenance Report: The airport owner says that he will landscape around the operations building. The club will also need to replace the missing fence separating the airport from the road. The airport owner wants the doors on the operations building painted.

Club Equipment Report: When the operations building was re-sided, the workers removed the antennas for the weather station and UNICOM, which will need to be replaced. Earl Brosman reports that the wires are still in place. The exterior phone box was removed and the phone became water damaged. Earl Brosman bought a replacement phone and a smaller phone box. The club will need to check with the property owner to determine where the new phone box should be located. The club will continue to look for an affordable weather station, perferably one that can send its data to a website. Earl Brosman brought out some roll-around service stands for the maintenance hangar, plus some metal shelving units. Members can take the shelving units.

Derelict Aircraft Status: Earl Brosman reports that the man who delivered Bill Wagner's new airplane is also in the aircraft salvage business and asked for contact information for the owners of the four non-operational twin-engine aircraft on the field.

10-Year Anniversary Party: Set for Saturday, September 20, which is the traditional weekend for the Dog Roast, with a rain date for the following Saturday. No other plans have been formalized.

Election Results:
President: Chad Williams 16 votes, none against
Vice President: John Saalwaecther 16 votes, none against
Treasurer: Dick Gurley 16 votes, none against
Secretary: Michael Mossman, 15 votes, none against
Directors*: Earl Brosman, 15 votes, none against
Bill Dampier, 15 votes, none against
Chuck Leucht, 15 votes, none against
* One ballot voted for more than four persons for directors (a write-in was included), so that portion of the ballot could not be counted

Adjournment: John Saalwaechter adjourned the meeting without vote.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary