Minutes – October 25, 2012

Approved
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 Ziemer, LAA
  • Bob McNally, LAA
  • April McDaniel, LAA
  • Jon Large, LAA
  • Matt Olberding, Journal-Star
  • Bill Austin, Attorney At Law

 

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 September 20, 2012 meeting. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve the Minutes of the September 20, 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. Discussion followed.

It was moved by Cusick and seconded by Nuernberger that the Board authorize an adjustment to airport parking rates. John Wood briefed the Board on the Agenda Item. It has been 7 years since parking rates were last adjusted. Two rate adjustment scales were developed. The more aggressive one keeps our garage rates 34% less than OMA, as well as keeping the short term lot 6% less and the long term lot 28% less. That would bring an estimated $300,000 a year in new revenue. The less aggressive one keeps us 37% under OMA garage rate, 12% less than their short term lot and 34% less than their long term lot. That would bring in an estimated $225,000 in additional revenue. Motion was amended to adopt the less aggressive rate scale. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Zink, Aye.

It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Wishart that the Board adopt a resolution that would modify Airport Rules and Regulations to take in to account recent changes, in parking facility control and access by rental car operators. Questions and discussion followed. Vote: Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Zink, Aye.

Since the state has not forwarded an industrial grant document, it was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger that the Board table the consideration of the grant application from Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Vote: Nuernberger, Aye; Wishart, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Zink, Aye; Hoppe, Aye.

John Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item No. 7. Further discussion followed. It was moved by Cusick and seconded by Nuernberger that the Board authorize adjustments as presented to rental rates for individual aircraft storage hangars (T-Hangars). Vote: Zink, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Cusick, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Wishart, Aye.

Bob McNally briefed the Board on Agenda Item No. 8. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger that the Board authorize Staff to enter into a contract with Midwest Turf and Irrigation of Omaha for the purchase of a replacement mower in the amount of $25,857.00. Vote: Wishart, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Zink, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Cusick, Aye.

Bob McNally briefed the Board on Agenda Item No. 9. It was moved by Nuernberger and seconded by Wishart that the Board authorize Staff to enter into a contract with Murphy Tractor for the purchase of a portable generator in the amount of $12,750.00. Vote: Wishart, Aye; Nuernberger, Aye; Zink, Aye; Hoppe, Aye; Cusick, Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

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Richard Nuernberger, Secretary