ISAS  -  Board Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2016


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Chairman Ken Hardwick. 

Board members present;  IAHA, Gary Vanhorn & Herb Jolliff / North Park, Norm Rainey / Hangar Lessee’s, Ken Hardwick & David Thiel / EAA 292, David Ullman / OPA Polk County, Dave Martin & Mark Matthews. A quorum was declared present.  There were also 36 airpark residents in attendance.


Previous Board Minutes.  A motion was made to approve the April 11 minutes. Motion passed.

Treasury Report.  $0.


Old Business

Cannabis Plant.  Ken Hardwick passed out a written update on the cannabis processing plant.

Brief Update; A Site Design Review Application was submitted to the city for its approval on building the cannabis plant. The city rejected the application because it was incomplete. The city does not expect the application to be re-submitted for its review for at least another two months, perhaps longer. 

Pilots Memorial Day Event. Margaret Cleveland gave an update on the Memorial Day Event.

She reported that new volunteers are needed in order to keep this ISAS sponsored event going.

Jeanne Wildman volunteered to be a co-chair with CAP Major Paul Gilman for the 2017 event.

Salem Airspace. Chuck West reported on the latest news concerning the Independence / Salem airspace. The FAA is now on the third revision of the change and still does not have it correct.

Comments to the FAA can be made on the internet until August 14, 2016.

AERT. Al Cleveland gave a report on the new emergency response team at 7S5. 


New Business

Airport Name Change. The proposed airport name change was discussed at length by the board and the airpark residents. The airport name change proposed was “Glenn Plymate Airfield”. The group’s thought was no one wanted to take away the recognition of Glen Plymate and others in the development of the Independence State Airport but felt that the name of “Independence State Airport” should remain unchanged. No one present expressed any interest in changing the airport’s name.   

Airport History.  The ISAS web site’s “Airport History” was discussed. There are two versions around concerning the development of the Independence State Airport. A motion was made by Gary Vanhorn and seconded by Dave Ullman to have both versions on the web site until a committee can verify and or rewrite the history. Chairman Hardwick appointed a committee consisting of two board members; Gary Vanhorn and Dave Martin and two airpark residents; Victoria Kruljac and Margaret Cleveland.

The committee will report their progress at the next board meeting on October 10, 2016.

It was also suggested that a new picture of 7S5 would be a nice upgrade to the ISAS web site.

Stryker Road. Gary VanHorn reported on a meeting with the city concerning businesses along Stryker Rd.

The attendees consisted of residents in the area along Stryker Rd. This is not an ISAS appointed group. The thought is for the city to review and enforce all city codes so all new developments will blend in with the surrounding community and airpark. The City Council is onboard and will facilitate a “stake holders” group to present ideas to the planning commission and to the city council for its consideration.


Area Reports

IAHA gave a report on the continued focus of long range taxi maintenance.

North Park announced its annual meeting will be held on Sept 25.


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

The next ISAS meeting will be held October 10, 2016 in the EAA Hangar at 7:00 PM.