Association Meeting
April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman, director
Dick Gurley, treasurer
Gene Hollingsworth, member
Gary Hunter, member
Steve McClure, member
Michael Mossman, secretary
Dennis Paradise, member
Dick Patterson, member
Ray Rice, director
John Saalwaechter, vice president
Chad Williams, president

Also Present:

Club President Chad Williams brought the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Wings Program at Indy Exec — The AOPA is hosting a Wings program and Indianapolis International Executive Airport tonight at 7:00 p.m. This evening's meeting will be short so that members can attend the program. Chad Williams, John Saalwaechter and Gary Hunter will be flying over and will have seats available.

Annual Report Due to State — The annual report of based aircraft is due to the Indiana Department of Revenue on May 16, 2016. Michael Mossman will generate the annual report.

Lease Status — The club now has a new lease for the airport property. It will be effective retroactive to January 1, 2016, and will be identical to the old lease with the exception of the monthly lease amount, which is now $2,800. The lease term length is 36 months. Steve McClure motioned to accept the lease; Dick Gurley seconded. All voted in favor, none opposed. The club thanked Chad Williams for bringing the lease negotiations to a successful closure.

Cessna 310 update — We have no new news on the status of the Cessna 310 on the field. Dick Gurley reports that it is now the property of the sheriff's department, who has not been able to assess a value prior to selling it via auction.

Temporarily Vacant Hangar Report — The club has had some members move their aircraft off of the field over the winter to avoid paying rent. Chad Williams informed the club that for the rents to not be due the member must notify the club in writing. He further reminded the club that if a member leaves the field, even if only temporary and is not paying rent, then the hangar space technically becomes available for someone else.

NOTAM Reporting — Michael Mossman sent in the forms to Lockheed Martin Flight Service for NOTAM reporting. Any board member may file a NOTAM with flight service about airport status. Board members are advised to use their initials when filing a NOTAM.

Auto Gas Report — The club now has a new above-ground fuel tank with electric pump, new flow meter, new hose and spigot, delivered at no charge by the auto fuel supplier. Price for autogas is $2.70 per gallon. Fuel is 91 octane, contains no alcohol and conforms with most auto gas STCs. Bill Roe wants to buy the old fuel tank. Chad Williams set a price of $150 complete except that the club will keep the lock.

Rent Increase — During the December 2015 meeting the club voted to enact a monthly rent increase of $10 per hangar, effective upon signing a new lease.

New EAA STC for Dynon Instrument — The EAA has recently announced a new STC for some small type certificated aircraft for the Dynon solid-state artificial horizon instrument. Are of the meeting date the club does not have a details on the cost of or the STC, but this is essentially the same instrument that Chuck Leucht has in his RV-9A.

Spring Clean-Up Planning — The annual airport clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, April 23. Among planned projects:

  • Fill taxiway potholes with cold patch
  • Repaint runway center lines
  • Repaint yellow airport frequency numbers
  • Replace front fence; property owner will provide materials and Tom Rich will provide a posthole digger
  • Dig a trench to bury the cable for autogas pump, or put up a tension reel
  • Clean maintenance hangar

Treasurer's Report — Check account balance is $3,219.36, general savings balance is $12,932.61, and fuel savings balance is $3,857.69. Dick Gurley notified the club that the general savings balance is temporarily high because we have not been paying our property rent due to the status of the lease. Much of that balance will go away when we catch up on our lease payments. All other expenses to date are paid. At the next meeting Dick will have an accounting of who owes money on rent and/or fuel.

Maintenance Hangar — Dick Gurley reports that to date the club has received no money this year for the use of the maintenance hangar. The maintenance hangar is available exclusively to club members; the rental price is $10 per day.

Red Bull Air Racing — The Red Bull Air Race will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October this year. We will have more details on the race at a future meeting.

Other Events — Westfield Airport is hosting a pancake breakfast this Saturday. From 11:30 to 4:00 p.m. Purdue University is hosting an Aviation Day at Purdue Airport. Pilots planning on flying in are asked to pre-register via the website.

Trash Pickup — The club is now saving some money with the trash dumpster locked; we are getting one pickup per month. Earl Brosman has been cleaning up around the property and says we need an additional pickup this month. Chad Williams will post a number to call for an additional pickup.

Fraud Report — Chad Williams reported that we received a call from Indianapolis police, who stated that someone wanted $7,000 in cash for a package that was claimed to be flown to the airport. The claim was determined to be a hoax, but members are asked to check out any suspicious activity at or around the airport.

Maintenance Hangar — Dick Gurley reports that to date the club has received no money this year for the use of the maintenance hangar. The maintenance hangar is available exclusively to club members; the rental price is $10 per day.

Upcoming Club Elections — Chad Williams reminded the club to look ahead to the annual club elections coming up in July. Due to family commitments Chad will not be running for re-election so the club needs to look inward for a new presidental candidate.

Adjournment — Steve McClure motioned to adjourn the meeting; Dick Gurley seconded. The meeting was adjourned.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary