IAHA Board Meeting

April 23, 2015


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM. Present were: John Horn, Dave Martin, Robert English, Gary Van Horn, Alan Wright, Kelly Wilson and Herb Jolliff. Craig Cowles and Betty Koch attended as guests.


SECRETARY: The minutes from the December and January meetings have been posted on the web site as drafts. Dave Martin made the motion to approve the minutes from December and John Horn seconded. John Horn made the motion to approve the January minutes and Herb Jolliff seconded. The vote was unanimous to approve both sets of minutes.


TREASURER: Gail was ill this evening so she did not attend. She passed the message through Gary that we needed to raise the ceiling for the lawyer's fees since we are close to the $10,000 limit that the Board previously imposed. Herb Jolliff made the motion to raise the limit another $5,000, and John Horn seconded. All approved by voice vote.


ARCHITECTURE: Glenn Plymate has been working on his new hangar and is close to being finished. Dave Ullman's hangar structure is finished with the bifold door in place and the aircraft inside. He is continuing to work on the walls, both inside and outside.


MAINTENANCE: Craig said he is still mowing and spraying, and the equipment is working good. He also said that John is a good help when Craig needs administrative assistance. John then talked about the long-range asphalt plan; he said he would be calling Salem Sealcoat (they would be the only contractor this year since Valley Custom did such a poor job last year). There will be one taxiway that needs to get ground down so that will be part of the bid request. A decision will be made as to how much will be needed per year and what schedule to follow in the coming years. Discussion points included the current lower cost of oil as well as the proper mix for the blacktop for these taxiways.  Dave made the comment for the record that the maintenance committee is currently functioning without a chairman. The next election is the time to decide who the singular chairman should be.


PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Gary said he had sent out two sheets in an email covering the suggested amendments to the ByLaws which the attorney has helped us to write. 

The general meeting to approve these amendments is scheduled for May 14. There was some discussion as to what percentage of the community members were required to vote for these amendments in order to properly ratify them. The decision was made to follow past practice and send a ballot to everybody, counting the paper ballots at the meeting to decide the issue. The Board has one week to send the letter out. Dave Martin made the official motion that the ballots be mailed to each lot owner of record and they can either mail it in or bring it with them when they attend the meeting. John Horn seconded. All approved by voice vote.


John moved that the new amendments be presented to the membership as written, and Dave Martin seconded. All approved by voice vote.


GOOD OF THE ORDER: The issue has been tabled from a previous meeting regarding making a complaint to the State Contractor Board about the previous year's contractor and his shoddy work on the taxiways. There was some discussion, then the Board decided to take the issue off the table for now. If the issue comes up again the Board will decide what to do at that time.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 PM. Respectfully submitted by Robert English, IAHA secretary.