ISAS Board Meeting

April 13, 2009


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Ken.  Present were: Dick Wildman (North Annex), Herb Jolliff (IAHA), Carole Gabel (OPA), Dave Martin (IAHA), Robert English (ISAS secretary), Ken Hardwick (Lessees), and Jim Hubele (OPA).  Andy Andersen (OFF) arrived later.


SECRETARY: The minutes from January 12 were passed around and read by those present.  Carole Gabel made the motion to approve the minutes as presented, and Herb Jolliff seconded.  All approved by voice vote.


TREASURY: the "kitty" has the same amount in it, $42.83.


OLD BUSINESS: The main topic was the ongoing negotiations for the "Through-The-Fence" agreement, and the meeting that was held on Saturday the 11th.  The gist of that meeting was that the agreement on the table was to be approved and notarized on Monday.  There was some discussion about what the term "FAA inspection" was supposed to mean, and nobody really knew.  Some inspections of leased hangars have already occurred, and because that is entirely within the ODA's jurisdiction there is nothing unusual about that. 


The North Park has substantially duplicated the IAHA agreement with the single proviso about gathering tail numbers of airplanes.  Their version of the agreement has been sent to the ODA.


Andy was up next to go over the details of House Bill 2819, the Airport Planning Area bill, currently waiting to come before the Land-Use Committee.  When the viewing is scheduled then we will know whether this bill has a chance in the Legislature.  This bill is meant to provide a zone around an airport to keep development from encroaching on it, and also to define "airpark" for legislative purposes.  Counties and cities will be prohibited from changing the zoning.  Andy also spoke up regarding the Pilot Memorial event to be held here on Memorial Day weekend, and next Saturday (the 18th) will be the Flying Farmers Annual Proficiency Training seminar which will include three CFI inspectors - John Horn, Denton Honbeck, and Pete Weber.  Flying will start at 8:00 AM, and the seminar will be held in the EAA hangar from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.


NEW BUSINESS: Minutes of the latest Independence City Council meeting, from April 3, were passed around.  The main business before the Council was property to the West of the airport.  The City would like to annex that property, but it needs to change hands first.


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Andy announced that the overnight "Flying Farmers Rogue River Jet-Boat Trip."  It will be on July 6th, and it is still possible to sign up.   The trip, plus the dinner, is $58.00 and there are some hotel rooms still available at $105.00 while they last.  Contact Andy if you're interested.


Dave Martin announced the continued availability of "no-ethanol" gas in the Salem and Monmouth gas stations, thanks to a letter that he had written to the local Fire Marshals.  Dick Wildman concurred, saying that all he needed to do was to take a test and open a special account to continue getting his own fuel.


Three hangars will be for sale here at the airpark soon: Jim Kirkendall, Gail Hill, and Greg Guy are planning to put theirs on the market.


NEXT MEETING: July 13, a Monday, in Gabel's Hangar at 7:00 PM.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM.  Submitted by Robert English, secretary.