Minutes – August 23, 2012

Meeting of August 23, 2012

The regular Board Meeting was held in the Airport Authority Board Room, Airport Terminal Building, Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, Nebraska. Notice was given in the Journal-Star. Board Members present: Walt Zink, John Hoppe, Richard Nuernberger , Anna Wishart and Nick Cusick. Also present were:

  • John Wood, LAA
  • Bob McNally, LAA
  • Jon Large, LAA
  • April McDaniel, LAA
  • Linda Benda, LAA
  • Bob Ziemer, LAA
  • Bill Austin, Attorney At Law
  • Matt Olberding, Journal Star
  • Mike Lang, City of Lincoln
  • Jason Smith, Chamber of Commerce
  • Kyle Fischer, Chamber of Commerce

Chairperson Zink called the meeting to order and stated a copy of the Open Meetings Act is available for public reference at the back of the Board Room.

Chairperson Zink asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of the July 26, 2012 meeting. It was moved by Nuernberger and seconded by Cusick to approve the Minutes of the July 26, 2012 meeting. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Zink, Aye.

Chairperson Zink asked for airline reports. No airline representatives were present at the meeting.

Chairperson Zink asked for a report from the Air Service Committee and John Wood stated there is nothing new to report. He has called United on fare issues and scheduling and cancellation problems. Chairperson Zink stated that John Hoppe, John Wood and himself have received complaints via emails, letters and/or calls about cancellations by United and have yet to receive any response from the airline. Chairperson Zink questioned the drop in passenger numbers and load factor report for July for Delta and John Wood informed the Board that there was service to Memphis in July and August of last year.

It was moved by Cusick and seconded by Nuernberger that the Chairman and Secretary be authorized to execute Addendum No. 1 to the Professional Services Agreement with Standard Parking Corporation for a change in the manner in which rental car use and charges for that use are handled in the terminal area parking facilities beginning in September. Questions and discussion followed. Vote: Zink, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Cusick, Aye.

Jon Large briefed the Board on Agenda Item Nos. 5, 6 and 7. Questions and discussion followed.

It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Cusick that the Board authorize Staff to enter into an Engineering Agreement with Alfred Benesch & Company for the rail track improvements and trestle repair associated with the Sadoff Iron relocation in the amount of $21,920.00. Jon informed the Board that Sadoff anticipates occupying the new site on or about June 1, 2013. Vote: Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Zink, Aye; Hoppe, Aye.

It was moved by Nuernberger and seconded by Hoppe that the Board authorize Staff to enter into an Engineering Agreement with Olsson Associates for environmental and utility engineering associated with the Sadoff Iron relocation in the amount of $20,000.00. Member Hoppe questioned if the City?s fast forward fund could be used for any part of this project and Mike Lang responded that it was doubtful that fast forward money would be used for such a purpose. Vote: Zink, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Wishart, Aye.

It was moved by Cusick and seconded by Nuernberger that the Board authorize Staff to enter into an Engineering Agreement with Davis Design for professional engineering services for a study of the HVAC system in Building No. 1270 for Sensory Effects in the amount of $11,000.00. Vote: Hoppe, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Zink, Aye; Wishart, Aye.

Bob McNally briefed the Board on Agenda Item Nos. 8 and 9. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Cusick that the Board authorize Staff to enter into a contract with Nebraska Environmental Products for the purchase of a front end loader snow plow in the amount of $15,100.00. Vote: Wishart, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Zink, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Cusick, Aye.

It was moved by Wishart and seconded by Nuernberger that Agenda Item No. 9 be amended to reflect the purchase of two (2) CNG vehicles and that the Board authorize Staff to accept the bid from Husker Auto for the purchase of two (2) CNG powered pickup trucks in the amount of $73,000.00. Vote: Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Zink, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Cusick, Aye.

It was moved by Nuernberger and seconded by Wishart that the Board authorize Staff to execute a Work and Financial Plan for the Cooperative Service Agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, for the annual Wildlife Damage Management Program for the term October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 in the amount of $104,761.00. Vote: Nuernberger, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Zink, Aye; Wishart, Aye.

John Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item No. 11 and pointed out that Mike Lang with the City and Jason Smith and Kyle Fischer with the Chamber are present to answer any questions the Board may have. Mike Lang stated he wanted to thank Walt Zink and John Hoppe for their cooperation and help in putting this agreement together. Chairperson Zink wanted to publicly thank John Hoppe for his work on this project. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger that the Board authorize Staff to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Lincoln and the Lincoln Chamber Economic Development Corporation for a period of five (5) years with a five (5) year renewal. Vote: Zink, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye; Cusick, Aye.

It was moved by Cusick and seconded by Nuernberger that the Board approve and the Chairperson and Secretary be authorized to execute a Commercial Net Building and Ground Lease with Lincoln Composites, Inc. for Bay A of Building No. 1025 in Lincoln Air Park West for a term of five (5) years commencing September 1, 2012 and ending August 31, 2017. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Zink, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye.

It was moved by Cusick and seconded by Wishart that the Board authorize Staff to proceed with HVAC repairs for Bay A of Building No. 1025 at a price not to exceed $35,000.00. Vote: Wishart, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Zink, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye.

April McDaniel briefed the Board on the June and July, 2012 Treasurer?s and Financial Reports. Chairperson Zink and Member Cusick questioned items on the Receivables. Discussion followed. It was moved by Nuernberger and seconded by Wishart to approve the Treasurer?s Report and Financial Statement for July, 2012. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Zink, Aye.

John Wood asked that the Board look at their schedules as the September Board Meeting will need to be moved from September 27th, 2012 as Staff has a conflict. He proposed changing the meeting date to either September 20th or 21st. He also would like to combine the November and December Board Meetings as was done last year and have one meeting the first part of December. The Board members will look at their calendars and get back to John.

John Wood briefed the Board on his talks with the National Guard about their need for additional land around the existing Guard Base. There needs to be an appraisal on the property and he has started that process with an appraiser here in Lincoln. The Guard would like a long term lease on the property.

John gave an update to the Board on the t-hangar relocation project and Duncan Aviation?s progress on plans for the new maintenance hangar.

There being no further business to come before the Board, it was moved by Cusick and seconded by Wishart that the meeting be adjourned. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Zink, Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

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Richard Nuernberger, Secretary