Association Meeting
August 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman, director
Kevin Hoffer, member
Chuck Leucht, director
Chuck Long, member
Steve McClure, member
Michael Mossman, secretary
Dick Patterson, member
Ray Rice, president
Mark Rinehart, member
John Saalwaecher, vice president
Jay Schaumberg, director
Bill Wagner, member

Also Present:
Pam Leucht, guest

After a quorum was declared the meeting opened at 9:01 a.m.

Thank You's — Ray Rice extended the club's thanks for Steve McClure for putting the wind sock back up, fixing the mower; Earl Brosman for spraying chemicals on the weeds; Pam and Chuck Leucht for the maintenance hangar clean-out day; Don Geisler for managing the patio project; and Kevin Hoffer for replacing the wood on the side of the maintenance hangar.

Old Business — The club moved some aircraft out of hangar building six to do roof repair. Don Geisler provided materials and paid for the labor. The building needed some new wood structure along with the roofing; the work is now complete. Jay Holloman was paid for the work. There is some discussion about leveling the building out a bit, lower one end then see if the posts will settle in.

Fuel System — The north tank is out of the ground and on the ramp. The anodes that the club bought are currently in the Bonanza hangar and won't be used; the club will try to resell them. The corrosion test costs $500; Don Geisler was going to dig for the anodes for us. The anodes need to be at the bottom of the tank. When digging we hit the water table and sand. The tank floated out of the ground. It still looks like it is in great shape. The tank needs to be certified before it can be removed from the property, and the soil needs to be tested; the soil test costs about $1,600. Geisler would like to replace the north tank with an above-ground tank and has asked if the club could contribute $500 toward its replacement.

Mowing Report — Steve McClure will be mowing the property through the end of season but would like for the club to find a replacement for 2018. Don Geisler has been assisting with his large tractor mower. Mowing takes about 6.5 hours for all of the job using the club's equipment. The pull-behind mower needs continual repairs and will need to be maintained by whomever does the mowing.

Rodent Control — The tenants of the new hangar are reporting that mice are in the hangar and are doing some damage to aircraft interiors. Members are advised to place some sticky traps in their aircraft and re-bait all traps in and around the hangars.

Fly-In Planning — The Biscuits & Gravy Fly-In is planned for August 26. The club mailed out 50 flyers to airports within 50 miles, plus to EAA chapters within the area. Ray's assistant Emily Acton has been working on social media outreach. We have closed the old Facebook page and started a new one. The fly-in is supposed to be a fun thing. This is our first one so it's a dry run. If we get ten airplanes that will be great, if we get a hundred and fifty and run out of food, that's great, too. Pam Leucht estimated that the food would cost about $77 from Gordon Foods if made from scratch. Ray Rice motioned to spend up to $100 on food; Steve McClure seconded; all voted in favor. Other items needed for the fly-in: turkey roasters and crock pots, coolers for lemonade and coffee pots, plus containers for orange juice. Jay Schaumberg has some lemonade mix to donate. Ray Rice ordered yard signed to put in front of the hangars. John and Vickie Saalwaechter volunteered to park airplanes.

Touch A Plane Event — Scheduled for September 30 at Indianapolis Executive Airport. Ray Rice would like a similar event at Boone County Airport the day of the September meeting at 10:30. Will offer ice cream to the public, Klondike bars, etc. The event will promote aviation to kids, not as a huge deal, it will strictly be a non-flying event. Chuck Leucht motioned to host the event; Mark Rinehart seconded; all voted in favor.

Property Maintenance and Improvement — Ray Rice motioned to paint two feet of hash marks for no parking, Michael Mossman seconded, all voted in favor. Don Geisler paid for the concrete and the club will be paying for the labor for the sidewalk and patio. Michael Mossman has a picnic table to donate. Minor repairs to the maintenance hangar are needed.

Hangar Doors — The club would like to start a program to enclose some of the open air hangars, with a cost of about $1,000 per hangar space to build doors. The cost estimate includes labor. Some tracks would need to be replaced. The southern-most open air hangar would be enclosed first. The hangar tenants would need to pay $1,000 each for the cost, then would get their rental rate locked in for three to five years. The club will have three spaces to fill to enclose that building. The club will need solid commitments from all in the bulding to proceed. The program is tabled until the September meeting, pending an inspection of the rails. Interested tenants are welcome to research other hangar enclosure ideas.

Treasurer's Report — Account balances: Checking account $6,220.12, general savings account $5,690.37, fuel savings account $9,218.55. Savings and checking account are where they need to be. The club has the money to pay the interest on the fuel loan and buy more fuel. Dick Gurley purchased propane for the winter using a $353.50 propane credit from last year.

Drone Club — John Saalwaechter reports that there is great interest in drone operation and has been researching the viability of a drone club at the airport.

Young Eagles — Chuck Long reports that there is a Boy Scout troop that wants to camp on the field then fly Young Eagles the next morning. The Young Eagles event is set for September 9.

Adjournment — Steve McClure motioned to adjourn; Earl Brosman seconded. The meeting was adjourned.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary Also present: