IAHA Board Meeting

April 25, 2019


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Gary. Present were: Dave Martin, Al and Margaret Cleveland, John Horn, Kelly Wilson, Gary Van Horn and Robert English. Alan Wright and Herb Jolliff were not present for the meeting. A few guests attended.


SECRETARY: The draft minutes from January has been posted on the website for several weeks. Some corrections were noted: Dave Martin's notes from the Architecture Committee should be included in the minutes (Dave said he would email them to the Secretary so they could be included), and the President's Report needed some corrections. Al Cleveland made the motion to approve the minutes as corrected and Dave Martin seconded. All approved.


MEMBERSHIP COMMENTS: Two of the visitors were from the Luckiamute Watershed Council, a volunteer organization that monitors the quality and assists in restoration and enhancement of the Luckiamute and Ash Creek watersheds, and passed out information about their work and coverage area. "LuckiamuteLWC.org" is their website for further information.


TREASURER'S REPORT: Amounts for the yearly ODA lot assessment have come in and will be handed over to ODA soon. Funds for the taxiway special assessment have been coming in throughout the year, although not due until July, with about 60% of households paid at this time. One property is in escrow and once the new owners get settled in they will be contacting Dave Martin to go over their plans for the new hangar. Two others are going into escrow in the coming weeks.


ARCHITECTURAL: Dave related about the spec house on Stinson which is about 90% complete, and the one on Aeronca where the footprint was expanded with a variance so his hangar could be larger than normal; that project should start soon. The Harris property will be finished soon despite some delay because the ground was too wet to pour concrete, and their taxiway pipe trench has been deepened to allow for better water flow. The new house just south of that is now occupied and it has the taxiway pipe and gravel now; it is due to be completed within three months.


MAINTENANCE: Spring mowing is still in process, the weeds are growing very fast, and if weeds get higher than 18 inches on the vacant lots then Al will go by with the lawn mower to trim them to reduce fire hazard. The Cadet taxiway on the North side needs to be re-rocked, so a work party is going to be organized to take care of that. The equipment is in good repair, and the new sprayer is more exact in the placement of the herbicide. Al is on the lookout for more flaking of the taxiways compared to years past and there has not been that much more so far.


PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Gary attended a community meeting hosted by the Superintendent of Schools (Jennifer Kuvista) who is touring around the various school districts. More airpark people than parents showed up for that meeting. Also, the meeting with City representative Tom Pessemer produced the original document for approval of the marijuana plant, and there will be another meeting with him in another two or three months. The concern at this point is enforcement of the conditions that the plant owners originally agreed to, and Gary thinks we have a better deal with the City now.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM. Next meeting is July 25 at the EAA hangar at 7:00 PM. Respectfully submitted by Robert English, secretary.