Minutes – February 27. 2014

Meeting February 27, 2014

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: Walter Zink, Richard Nuernberger, and John Hoppe.  Also present were:

John Wood, LAA
Bob McNally, LAA
Jon Large, LAA
April McDaniel, LAA
Amber Coufal, LAA
Bob Ziemer, LAA
Bill Austin, Attorney at Law
Matt Olberding, Journal Star
Peter Bleed, Citizen of Lincoln

 

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 January 2014 meeting.  It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve the Minutes of the January 2014 meeting. Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

Chairperson Zink asked for airline reports.

Chairperson Zink asked for a report from the Air Service Committee and John Wood stated that January was terrible for airline travel nationwide (including Lincoln) due to extreme weather. United was down 17%, Delta saw a 13% increase, but total passengers are down 8%. Mr. Wood is hopeful that February will only be down a point or two.    Discussion followed.

Mr. Peter Bleed, Lincoln resident addressed the Board about a bad service experience he received through United Airlines.

Mr. Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item #4. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve a Commercial Net Building and Ground Lease with the State of Nebraska on behalf of the Nebraska State Patrol for Building No. 5306. Discussion followed.Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

Mr. Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item # 5. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve a Lease Addendum Appendix “H” with Duncan Aviation for Building No. 1480. Discussion followed. Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

Mr. Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item # 6. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve a Lease Addendum Appendix “B” with Duncan Aviation for Building No. 1600. Discussion followed.  Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

Mr. Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item # 7. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve Extension Agreement No. 4 with United Airlines for calendar year 2014. Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye. 

Mr. Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item # 8. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve Landing Fee Extension Agreement No. 1 with Endeavor Air for calendar year 2014. Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

 Mr. Large briefed the Board on Agenda Item # 9. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to Award Bid to ABC Electric for Runway Surface Sensors contingent on FAA approval. Discussion followed.Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

 Mr. Wood briefed the Board on Agenda Item # 10. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to consider participation with the City of Lincoln on the Entryway Project. The Board briefly discussed the City’s Entryway Project to landscape and beautify the entrance into the City from the airport fountain to downtown Lincoln. The City is looking for financial support to pay for the project and the Board is desirous of participating as it also reflects on passenger’s perception of the airport.

The Board directed staff to draft a Resolution stating the Board’s intent to pay for landscaping along W. Adams (the airport entrance road) at a level of $80,000 per year for five (5) years beginning in 2015 but not to exceed the total cost of landscaping W. Adams.
Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

Ms. McDaniel briefed the Board on Agenda Item #11. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to approve Resolution No. 583 – Authorize of Funds Transfer.Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

Mr. Austin briefed the Board on Agenda Item #12. It was moved by Nuernberger and seconded by Hoppe to approve Resolution No. 584 – Appointment of Executive Director Selection Committee. Discussion followed.Vote:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

Ms. McDaniel briefed the Board on the November 2013, December 2013 and January 2014 Treasurer’s and Financial Reports.  The Board accepted the reports.

Mr. Austin advised the Board of his change in law firms to Baylor Evnen the same firm at which Chairperson Zink practiced for many years and where he is “of counsel”. It was noted that any future Board actions involving Baylor Evnen such as contract approval that Chairperson Zink will recuse himself to avoid any hint of conflict of interest or impropriety.

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:  Zink, Aye, Nuernberger, Aye, Hoppe, Aye.

 Respectfully submitted,

 

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Richard Nuernberger, Secretary