IAHA Board Meeting

27 January, 2022


The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM. Present were: Al & Margaret Cleveland, Herb Jolliff, Gary Van Horn, Robert English, and Alan Wright. There were a few guests attending.


SEATING OF ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: There was a voice vote taken to accept Dave Ullman as the Architectural Chair (to replace Mark Overholtzer who has sold his house at the Airpark and is moving away, so has resigned his elected position). There was one vote against, and all others voted in favor of his appointment. Welcome, Dave!


SECRETARY: The draft minutes of the year-end General meeting were posted in late December on the IAHA website. Margaret made the motion to approve the minutes as posted, and Al seconded. All approved by voice vote.


QUESTIONS FROM RESIDENTS ATTENDING: There was a question about the taxiway pavement process at this time, and Al responded that he had an email going out to get a subcommittee together to decide how the repaving project should proceed this year. One of the tasks of the subcommittee will be to decide how the money collected will be applied: inflation and its affect on the costs of every aspect of the planned job needs to be evaluated.


TREASURER: Margaret gave the figures for the accounts as of now, and since inflation has affected the expenditures Margaret suggested the budget amount be increased by 10% in the coming year. Herb made the motion and Robert seconded. There were some questions about what went into the expenditures, and Margaret listed them. All approved by voice vote.


ARCHITECTURE: Acting chair (for tonight’s meeting) Herb Jolliff announced that there are no current plans submitted for review at the moment, but there will be some later this year.


MAINTENANCE: Al described an email he will be sending out regarding the taxiway project upcoming; crack seal will occur this year regardless of when the larger taxiway project will commence. The tractor maintenance is ongoing and should be ready by Spring when spraying and mowing will commence. There was a question about what chemical will be used since there was a particularly pernicious weed that invaded last year, and Al said that he would be shopping for spray in Spring and would be looking at more aggressive spray.


Al also mentioned about a ditch that floods with heavy rains; five years ago there was an effort to clear it with a plumber's snake and it did not work very well. The question is the location of the actual blockage, and there was talk of a robotic camera (cost prohibitive) and rented snake (which cannot yet be found online) to find it and clear it. Some questions came up about who would be responsible for repairing the pipe; Al responded by saying the repair of the pipe would be the responsibility of the homeowner but there has been a decision to help find out where the problem actually is; that is the only commitment the maintenance committee has made.


PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Gary passed out the written annual report for review by email, and there were no concerns relayed back to him about that. For next year, we may want to allocate some budget money for legal expenses, which we have been able to avoid for many years but the current realities have changed. Gary also wanted a full list of all the volunteers for the various tasks; this is forthcoming.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:51PM. The next meeting will be on 28 April, 7:00PM at the EAA hangar. Respectfully submitted by Robert English, IAHA secretary.