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

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman, director
John Derado, member
Dick Gurley, treasurer
Ron Lehrman, member
Chuck Leucht, director
Michael Mossman, secretary
Dennis Paradise, member
Mark Poliak, member
Ray Rice, president
John Saalwaechter, vice president

Also Present:
Pam Leucht, guest
Vickie Saalwaechter, guest


Club President Ray Rice brought the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

Volunteer Thanks — Ray Rice offered the club's thanks to Pam and Chuck Leucht, Earl Brosman, Mark Poliak and Steve McClure for work performed on the operations building and the airport grounds.

Treasurer's Report — Balances: Checking account $3,828.50, general savings account $5,438, fuel account $2,273. Dick Gurley reports that all members have paid up on their fuel bills. The club just bought a load of aviation fuel. Pam and Chuck Leucht turned in $225 in concessions revenue to the club. Club members are $1,100 in arrears for hangar rents, and the club is $3,500 behind budget in cash flow. The club operations on a zero sum budget. The club has a $1,100 propane credit; the new furnace installed last year has been saving the club money, as did the milder winter. The club still owes the CPA firm $950; Dick has been trying to resolve complaints with the bill. We are in the market for a new CPA firm. John Saalwaechter motioned to get a new accouning firm; Dick Gurley seconded. Motion passed by show of hands.

Electronic Payments — The club discussed auto pay options, including electronic transfer, for rent and fuel. Dick Gurley will research the costs.

Fuel System — The club has plenty of aviation fuel for the winter season but needs to be in the process of putting replacement anodes on the system. Steve McClure offered to do the installation but the club will need to dig or break up the concrete covering the anodes. The club will tackle the job in the spring.

Runway Preservation — Chad Williams reseached getting the runway cracks sealed; he received only one bid at $6,000. The property owner offered $3,000 to assist with the job but the club will have to postpone the job for now. The weeds have been dug out and the cracks have been sprayed.

Building Remodeling — The property owner gave the club $1,000 for renovating the interior of the operations building. After the rooms were painted Ray Rice ordered new carpet; he expects the job to come at or in under $1,000. The remodeling committee would like to remove the wall between the two main rooms to make one larger room. The wall will need to be removed before the carpet is installed. Ray would like for the club to get a conference table for the main room and has asked that if any members have one to donate they should contact him.

Taxiways — Don Geisler will research how taxiway center lines should be done, and he will come up with the costs. John Derado volunteered to assist with the research. The club may need to put night markers for the midfield turnoff; the cones are missing.

Hangar Improvements — Earl Brosman would like to add pipe and a meter from the maintenance hangar propane tank to his hangar. He has offered to pay upfront for the materials but would like to be reimbursed with free propane until the cost of the pipes are covered. He has offered to leave taps for other hangars in that one building to use the propane. There was some discussion about who would or would not benefit from the project. The discussion was tabled until the December meeting, then will come up for a vote.

Model Aircraft and Drones Ray Rice will be forming a committee for model aviation and drone operation at the airport. Ray would like to monetize the project.

Adjournment — At the close of business Ray Rice declared the meeting adjourned.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary