ISAS  -  Board Meeting Minutes  -  October 10, 2016

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

Board members present;  IAHA, Gary Vanhorn / North Park, Don Draeger / Hangar Lessee’s, Ken Hardwick & David Thiel / OPA Polk County, Dave Martin.

A quorum was declared present.  There were also 4 airpark residents in attendance.

Airpark resident Ken Day was introduced. He is running for a position on the Independence City Council.


Previous Board Minutes.  A motion was made to approve the July 11, 2016 minutes. Motion passed.

Treasury Report.  $0.



Airport Name Change.

The proposed airport name change was again briefly discussed by the board. At this time no one expressed any interest in changing the airport’s name.   

Airport History. 

The ISAS Airport History Committee Chairman Gary Vanhorn gave an update on their progress.  More work is still needed before updating the airport history on the ISAS web site. Along with Vanhorn the committee members are Dave Martin, Victoria Kruljac and Margaret Cleveland. The committee will again report their progress at the January board meeting.

Stryker Road Group.

Gary VanHorn reported on the group meeting with the city concerning issues along Stryker Rd. The group is trying to get the city to adopt new regulations and enforce all current city codes so any new development (Cannabis Plant) will blend in with the surrounding community. The City is having meetings for residents to attend and present ideas that will be submitted to the Planning Commission and the City Council for its consideration.

Cannabis Plant. 

Residents continue to attend the City Council meetings to express their displeasure on the development of the marijuana grow and process operation. The City will probably make a decision in early 2017 but at this time it appears the proposed development is grandfathered and will be approved.

Pilots Memorial Day Event

Jeanne Wildman volunteered to be a co-chair with CAP Major Paul Gilman for the 2017 event. The Board approved her position. Volunteers are still needed for the event. Contact Margarete Cleveland to help.



7S5.  A couple of issues were discussed. It was noted that some pilots are departing at taxiway intersections. Departures should only be from the ends of the runway. Pilots take note!

The Department of Aviation said it would be fencing the West side of the airport in the near future. They also said there will be no fencing along Airport Road.  


Area Reports

IAHA gave a report on the continued focus of taxiway maintenance.

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

Dave Martin gave a report on the recent OPA pancake breakfast. The club made about $900 in spite of the very rainy day which cancelled the planned balloon launch. 


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

The next ISAS meeting will be held on Jan 12, 2017 in the EAA Hangar at 7:00 PM.