March 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052
Members in attendance:
Ray Rice, president
Dick Gurley, treasurer
Earl Brosman, director
Kevin Hoffer, member
Dick Patterson, member
Chuck Long, member
Chuck Leucht, director
John Saalwaechter, vice president
Mark Rinehart, member
Jay Schaumberg, director
Mark Poliak, member
Josh Long, guest
Club president Ray Rice opened the meeting at 9 a.m.
- Thank you to Mark Poliak for the new step stool for the gas pump
- Minutes for the February 2018 meeting were approved
- Old Business
- The date of the fuel tank delivery is unknown. Chuck Leucht will stick the existing fuel tank to determine how much fuel we have
- Ray reported that Donís goal for the airport is that it would be self-supporting
- Scholarship committee
- Matt Kriech will manage the aircraft for Don. Matt has fixed minor squawks on the aircraft.
- The aircraft requires a pitot static check and placement of the FAA registration in the aircraft.
- Ray is looking for a flight school manager. He called Purdue where he found there should be great interest in this opportunity from recent graduates.
- Ray desires to accelerate this activity so the scholarship program can get underway
- Door committee
- Hanger three has been selected for the first hanger to receive doors
- Don Deckard does not want doors has agreed to move his aircraft to another hanger
- Ray Rice made a motion and Chuck Long seconded that if a member pays $1000 for doors up front and provides the labor (funds or work) to build the door that their rent will be frozen at $95 per month for five years. At the end of that five year period, the rent will be reassessed. If the member moves out the hanger will then be vacant. The charge for vacant hanger three (with doors) will be $130 per month. This motion passed.
- An email will be sent to all members offering them first choice to take advantage of the above.
- New Business
- The club is need of picnic table to be placed on the concrete slab in from of the clubhouse. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
- Clubhouse renovations
- Four new base cabinets and a countertop with a sink will be available and installed in April. Volunteers are needed to assist in the installation.
- We need three 2-drawer file cabinets. Two of the cabinets will be placed in the flight school room to support a countertop.
- Jay Schaumberg will look for the file cabinets
- Spring cleanup
- Taxiway lines will be painted
- No parking will be painted on the ramp in the aircraft refueling area
- Rocks need to be removed from the runway and the taxiways
- Members are solicited for additional ideas
- The date for the cleanup will be decided at the next meeting
- A fly-in breakfast is scheduled for June 9th from 9-12 p.m. Following the breakfast, a young eagles flight event is scheduled from 12-2 p.m. Ray will work with the local schools to determine interest. Chuck Long encouraged the club to make sure the paperwork is completed prior to the studentís arrival.
- An additional fly in breakfast will be scheduled in September.
- A taildragger fly in is scheduled for August 11 with the club providing coffee and donuts.
- A new $40 device is required to attached the weather station to the internet. Kevin Hoffer will provide the funds for Earl Brosman to procure this device.
- Treasurer's report
- $10,587 in checking with $10,262 in fuel savings.
- The expenses look good. Electricity continues to be expensive and over budget but our propane use has dramatically reduced and is equally below budget.
- The checking account balance is currently high because many members have paid their hangar rents six months to one year in advance. A cash shortage is expected at year end.
- Amounts owed for fuel continue to be low.
Ray Rice adjourned the meeting at 10 am
Minutes by Dick Gurley, Association Treasurer