Minutes – July 26, 2012

Meeting of July 26, 2012

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

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
Jacque Hanson, Air Wisconsin/UAX
Dan Levy, Bailey Lauerman
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 June 28, 2012 meeting. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve the Minutes of the June 28, 2012 meeting. Vote: Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Zink, Aye; Cusick, Abstain.

Chairperson Zink welcomed Nick Cusick to the Airport Authority Board. Member Cusick then signed the Oath of Office to become an officially sworn Board Member.

Chairperson Zink asked for airline reports. Jacque Hanson representing United Express informed the Board they have been experiencing challenges with delays due to weather, mechanical and crew issues. She stated Air Wisconsin has submitted their bid for the ground handling contract for Lincoln as well as other cities which are up for renewal in September but was not encouraged that they would be selected.

Chairperson Zink asked for a report from the Air Service Committee and John Wood stated there is no new activity. Chairperson Zink commented that it appears United passenger numbers for June were up compared to last year.

It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger that the Chairman and Secretary be authorized to execute a Farm Lease with Ryan Krenk for Tract I for three crop seasons for cash rent in the amount of $345.00 per acre beginning December 1, 2012 and ending November 30, 2015 with a three year additional option term. Vote: Zink, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Wishart, Aye.

It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger that the Chairman and Secretary be authorized to execute a Farm Lease with Anderson Farms for Tract II for three crop seasons for cash rent in the amount of $310.00 per acre beginning December 1, 2012 and ending November 30, 2015 with a three year additional option term. Vote: Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Zink, Aye.

It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger that the Chairman and Secretary be authorized to execute a Hay Lease with William Thomas for Tract III for three hay seasons for cash rent in the amount of $84.00 per acre beginning December 1, 2012 and ending November 30, 2015 with a three year additional option term. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Zink, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Hoppe, Aye.

John Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item No. 8. He stated the total cost for Nebraska Rail Park development is estimated at $2.7 million. That cost would be shared through $1 million of matching money, which includes a $500,000 base grant from the State, a $250,000 additional grant from the State that the City agrees to match with $250,000. That leaves a balance of the $1.7 million for the Airport Authority to fund through the issuance of a revenue bond. Jason Smith with the Chamber made comments on the project and questions and discussion followed. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Cusick that the Board authorize Staff to file the finalpaperwork for the State Grant. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye, Wishart, Aye; Zink, 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 the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, for and on behalf of the Nebraska Technology Transfer Center, for Building No. 1472 in Lincoln Air Park West for a term of two (2) years commencing December 1, 2012 and ending November 30, 2014. Vote: Wishart, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Zink, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye.

Chairperson Zink introduced Dan Levy with Bailey Lauerman for a presentation on the new Air Service Marketing Program. Discussion followed.

April McDaniel briefed the Board on the draft June, 2012 Treasurer’s and Financial Reports. She stated the final reports will be approved at September’s Board Meeting.

John Wood briefed the Board on the status of Sadoff Iron’s relocation process. Physical, on-site work may possibly begin in October.

Member Wishart questioned the Safety Management System proposed by the FAA which John Wood mentioned in his weekly summary letter. John discussed the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which the FAA has issued and how this will affect all airports in the development of a Safety Management Plan to comply with the FAA’s Safety Management System requirements. Questions and discussion followed.

Chairperson Zink discussed the presentation by Coby Mach with LIBA at last month’s Board Meeting and asked if this would be on next month’s Agenda. John Wood stated he is working with Dan Levy and talking to Coby about the $7,500 investment on the part of the Lincoln Airport Authority to market the Lincoln Airport to LIBA members and he will get back to the Board on this item.

There being no further business to come before the Board, it was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger 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