Airport Advisory Committee - Minutes

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

Members Present:

Mike Martin, Ron Osgood, Ron Linn, Tim Beinert, and Dan Burns.

City Representative: Mark Morgan.

Airport caretakers: Absent


December minutes approved on a motion by Mike Martin. Minutes approved.

Airport Caretaker Report:  

Susie Rawe was absent but provided the Monthly Managers Report. This report was reviewed by the committee. Note that fuel sales were down due to the inclement weather and lack of aircraft operations. The storage shed has been constructed and is in use.     

Financial report:

Reviewed. On schedule with our budgeted calendar year.

Old Business:

Rinse out facility DEQ testing:

The initial findings regarding soil contamination around the rinsate facility indicates no significant traces of chemical content. Final test report not yet compiled.

Lowman Helicopter Lease:

With understanding that Lowman Helicopter had a ground lease arrangement that required development to start prior to the end of 2016, and given now no work has started, we the committee recommend a letter of notification should be sent advising of this lease status.

New Business:

East security fencing damage:

The east airport boundary security fencing received some damage due to an automobile accident. The fence repair will be completed soon.

Critical Oregon Airport Relief grant (COAR):

Application has been made for grant funds to enable the Airport Master Plan project.

Airport Master Plan:

Upon review by the Airport Advisory Committee it is our recommendation to the City of Hermiston that Century West Engineering be selected as the Airport Master Plan project engineers. The Airport Master Plan is a realistic plan to guide the future operations and development of Hermiston Municipal Airport for the next twenty years and beyond. This plan will effectively demonstrate to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that proposed improvements are consistent with all FAA planning and design criteria and meet the eligibility criteria for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.

Meeting adjourned: 5:05pm

Next meeting: March 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

Respectfully submitted by:

Ronald Osgood, Secretary


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