The meeting was called to order by President Gary at 7:00 PM. Present were Gail Hill, Dave Martin, John Horn, Craig Cowles, Gary Van Horn, Andy Andersen, Herb Jolliff. Guests were Scott Green, Mike Danko, Dan Hill, Vern Wells, Dan Exstrom, David Clyne, Sherman Wallis, Forrest Peck, and Frank & Marcia Noell.† Norm Rainey and Robert English arrived a few minutes later.
PRE-MEETING FLOOD DISCUSSION: Scott Green gave a thumbnail description of the most recent flooding problem, how it affected Mooney Street specifically, and what might be in store if no improvements are made in the current storm drain infrastructure. This particular flooding event was not as bad as 1996, when the river came up so high that the creeks stopped flowing, but it was an issue with the drainage at the bottom of Mooney being too small to relieve the flow of water coming in.† Lots of discussion followed relating to the frustration about the current drainage problems.† The representatives from the City of Independence also related the problems they had during the same time, such as keeping the sewer system from being taken out by the flooding.† After more discussion, the City representatives were dismissed for this evening.† Scott volunteered to make a "talking-points list" of items that need to be taken care of before the next flood, and Gary said that he should hold on to that list until a special meeting with David Clyne (the City manager) along with other representatives of the City, Ash Creek Water Control District, Department of Aviation, both Airpark Associations and the Railroad.†
SECRETARY: President Gary wanted to also post his prepared notes from the last meeting as a separate document to be linked from the existing minutes, and Robert agreed to do that when he receives the document. Gail Hill made the motion to approve the minutes as amended, and Dave Martin seconded. All approved by voice vote.
TREASURER: Gail passed around the most recent quarterly report. She thanked several people for helping to bring her up to speed with all the changes that have happened since she last did the Treasurer duties.† Currently, only half of the homeowners have paid their dues.
ARCHITECTURE: There are no new projects since our last meeting.
MAINTENANCE: The taxiways in the south end appear to have been undermined in addition to having debris sitting on top of them.† The contractor from Albany has been contacted to update them on the current situation, and Craig said that he figured the debris could be handled with either a power washer and/or the bucket on the tractor.† Gary asked for an email report from Craig as to what would be involved in cleaning up the taxiway and Craig said he could do that.† John Horn said the debris removal should be done quickly since Scott Green had said that they didnít want to use the taxiway in its current condition.† Craig said he would get out there and look tomorrow to assess how badly the taxiways are damaged.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Andy had some announcements: the OFF are sponsoring the training day from 10 to 5 on April 7, with Neal White conducting the seminar, and the first meeting for the Pilot Memorial Event will be on Monday evening Feb 6th over at the Independence Library at 7:00.
The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM.† After a five-minute break, an executive session was held about an official letter that had been prepared to send an airpark member regarding a legal issue.† After lots of discussion about fine points, John Horn made the motion to approve the sending of the letter as amended and Dave Martin seconded. All approved by voice vote.† The finished product will be sent to board members by email.
Some more discussion followed about the heroic work that Scott Green and Sherm Wallis had done with rented pumps to keep the floodwaters relatively low.† Gail Hill made the motion that IAHA reimburse Scott and Sherm up to $200.00 toward the cost of their work. This was with the caveat that they present the Association with the receipts.† Craig Cowles seconded. All approved by voice vote.
The meeting was officially adjourned at 8:28 PM.† Respectfully submitted by Robert English, IAHA secretary.