Association Meeting
August 13, 2015, 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 Hunter, member
Chuck Leucht, director
Michael Mossman, Secretary
Ray Rice, director
John Saalwaechter, vice president
Chad Williams, president

Also Present:

Club President Chad Williams brought the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Fuel System Report — The northern-most fuel pump is inoperable. It will transfer fuel but members are asked not to use it to pump fuel to their aircraft. Chad Williams will take responsibility to keep fuel moved to the south tank.

Fuel Report — Dick Gurley reports that he found a couple of errors on the 100LL fuel recording sheets, including the first time that someone has failed to record a fuel purchase. Members are requested to put both their name and N-number on the fuel sheet and to write legibly. The club bought a new load of auto gas; the price is $3.32 per gallon. The supplier is no longer allowed to fill above-ground tanks, but will provide at no cost a skid-mount ground level tank. The supplier will also provide a manual pump or electric pump (our choice) and a new hose. If we choose an electric pump we will need to provide underground wiring. John Saalwaechter reports that a manual pump is very tiring for the quantities of fuel that an aircraft uses. The club will use the same fuel meter. The fuel is 89 octane ethanol-free car gas.

Alternative Fuel — Earl Brosman reports that Swift Fuels has introduced a 94 octane aviation fuel and would like to sell it at Boone County Airport. Users would need an STC for type certificated aircraft; Swift would help get STCs for the owners. Chad Williams recommended that the club table the discussion and re-introduce it at the October meeting.

Annual Dog Roast — Scheduled for Saturday, September 19. The September meeting will be held briefly at the Dog Roast. Chuck and Pam Leucht will report on the expenses for last year and will make arrangements for the food. Last year we bought 60 pounds of pulled pork and served it with the weiners and bratwursts; Chad Williams would like to have pulled pork again this year. Members are asked to bring a covered dish. The club will also hold a White Elephant door prize event.

INDOT Runway Inspection — The INDOT runway inspection was announced at the last meeting, and we had a few small items to repair. Chad Williams cleaned the runway and has some asphalt cold patch that was used to repair the holes. The club will need to repair or replace five or six runway lights, which were damaged from mowing. The property owner wants the grass trimmed around the lights.

Treasurer's Report — Checking account balance is $5,794, savings account balance is $9,031 and fuel account is $8,769. The club will need to buy a new load of fuel before the nest meeting. The club received a $500 check from Townsend Aviation for the use of the airport for their aerial ag operations, and we anticipate another contribution soon. The club will need to buy some propane for the heating season. Prices are $1.399 per gallon if purchased in advance, or $1,499 if paid monthly. Last year the club bought 1,000 gallons in advance, then bought an additional 200 gallons at market price. This year the club will commit to 1,200 gallons in advance. A number of people who were in arrears with rent and fuel payments have caught up. Income is below budget, but expenses are below budget, too. Cash flow is behind by only $600 for the year.

New Hangar Report — Progress is being made on the new hangar. The floors are poured and the concrete alleyways have been removed to be replaced with asphalt. When the hangar is rented the club will get a share of the rents. The club will need to determine if the building is on the club's electric meter or metered separately.

Equipment Report — The furnace in the maintenance hangar does not work. It will run for five or ten minutes then shut off. Chad Williams will ask Jason Wright to check it out. The propane tank for the maintenance hangar has fuel ready to go.

New Member — Airport owner Don Geisler is now a club member.

Ultralight Operations — A few members have reported close calls with ultralight aircraft operating from the field. The club welcomes ultralight aircraft operators. Ultralight operators are required to observe club rules and patterns in and around the field. The rules are posted on the club website.

Third Party Service Provider — Paul Couger, who is an A&P and an instructor, would like to do maintenance work at the airport. Earl Brosman will post his name and phone number on the bulletin board.

Maintenance Hangar Request — Gary Hunter is interested in getting his airplane painted in the maintenance hangar by the same folks that painted Jimmy Laser's Cherokee Six. No paint stripping is involved. The tenants in the adjacent hangars will need to be notified and have their airplanes covered.

Adjournment — Michael Mossman motioned to adjourn the meeting; Earl Brosman seconded. The meeting was adjourned.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary