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									                                                              Airport Commission Meeting Minutes – August 10, 2005




                            GROSSE ILE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
                                 AIRPORT COMMISSION
                        GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP HALL BOARD ROOM
                             WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2005
                             REGULAR MEETING – 7:30 P.M.

PRESENT: Joseph Lemanski (Vice Chairman), James Lowlor, Tom Dunne, Tom Burkhart, John Raithel
(Liaison), Derek Thiel (acting Airport Intern)

ABSENT: Jim Weaks (Chairman)

Call to Order:
Vice Chairman Joseph Lemanski called the meeting to order at 7:30 in the Grosse Ile Township Hall
Board Room.

Approval of Agenda – additions/deletions:
Dunne motioned to approve with support from Burkhart. Burkhart moved to amend that agenda
to add action items D, E, and F.

All Ayes. The revised motion carried.

Approval of/Corrections to Minutes –Special Meeting, Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Lowlor motioned to approve with support from Dunne. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

Approval of/Corrections to Minutes – Regular Meeting, Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Dunne motioned to approve with support from Burkhart. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

Consent Agenda:
          a. Revenue Status Report
          b. Expenditure Status Report
          c. Check Register by Fund – 050711 and 050722
          d. Customer Aging Report
          e. Balance Sheet
          f. Rent Increase Summary
          g. Fuel Farm Sales Report

Burkhart motioned to approve the consent agenda with support from Lowlor.


All Ayes, motion passed.



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Chairman’s Report:
Commerce Road Project: No discussion
John Lawson resignation: Sorry to see John go and enjoyed working with him.

Manager’s Report
(Written report prepared by John Lawson read into record by Lemanski)
   a. Update re: AOPA Seminar – approximately 100 people attended the seminar, held on
      August 1 at Grosse Ile High School. Many favorable comments were made by
      attendees about Pat Shaub (the seminar presenter).
   b. Update re: International Cessna 170 Convention – convention attendees and
      organizers were appreciative of the support that the Airport provided the convention.
      Their Airport Day dinner/auction was held in Hangar 1 and appeared to be a success,
      judging by the number of attendees and their enthusiastic participation in the auction.
   c. Update re: Super Bowl Host Organizing Committee – no further news at this point.
   d. Update re: Runway 4-22 Project – the attached memo from the Airport Manager dated
      August 5 summarizes the findings and conclusions of Mr. David Baker, the Director of
      Airport Improvement Programs at Michigan Aeronautics, regarding the Taxiway C
      “birdbath” problem and the most reasonable solution for it. He will be following up with
      a letter to the Commission. It is his opinion that the problem is small enough to be
      resolved by milling excess concrete to the water from the birdbath into an existing
      drainage structure adjacent to the taxiway. The structure is more than adequate to handle
      the flow of water. This will not pose any additional maintenance burden or requirements
      on the Airport. URS and JCI will be held responsible for ensuring that the milling is
      done in a manner that will solve the problem and not cause any other problems. The
      Airport Manager recommended to the Township Supervisor that he or the DPS director,
      Barry Sedlock, be present when the area is flooded to check the milling and ensure that it
      solves the problem.
   e. Update re: Policies and Procedures Manual – no input received to date.
   f. Update re: Building 70 Rental – Regina-Andrews Design, the furniture company that
      had expressed interest in renting part of the building for storage, has not responded to
      several messages left by the Airport Manager; he presumes they are no longer interested.
      Eagle Industrial Truck has expressed interest due to the possibility of increased
      production and desires to initiate discussions; they have been referred to the Airport
      Commission Chairman.

Discussion of Manager’s Report: No Discussion

Action Items
A: Approval of Rent Reduction to Iverson Industries for Reimbursement of Utility
   Expenses in Building 61/62

Based upon the recommendation of the Township Manager, the Airport Commission hereby
approves temporary rent reductions for Iverson Industries for utility expenses in Building
61/62 pending definitive resolution (within 30 days) of utility usage costs for each tenant
identified in the attached letter from Gary S . Iverson.

Burkhart motioned with support from Dunne.


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Motion held till the end of the action item agenda to allow Mr. Iverson time to arrive at the
Airport Commission meeting and accommodate further discussion.

B: Support for Michigan Air Tour

Based upon the recommendation of the Airport Manager, the Airport Commission hereby
expresses its support of the 2005 Michigan Air Tour and its selection of Grosse Ile Municipal
Airport as a stop on the Tour on Friday, September 9, 2005.

Lowlor motioned to approve with support from Dunne.

Susan Shafter addressed the Commission and answered questions.


All Ayes. Motion Passed.

C: Approval of Hiring Recommendation for Airport Intern Position

Based on the recommendation of the Airport Manager, the Airport Commission recommends
to the Township Board of Trustees that Mr. Matthew Holt be selected to fill the position of
Airport Intern.

Dunne moved with support from Burkhart.

All Ayes. Motion Passed.

D. – Resolution to allow aircraft owners to “service his/her own aircraft.”

Based upon the recommendation of Grosse Ile Municipal Airport tenants, to allow aircraft
owners to service his/her own aircraft, provided the service is performed by the aircraft owner
or his/her employees” as prescribed by FAA Advisory Circular 150/5190-5 Exclusive Rights
and Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities, Section 1-3, e., the Airport
Commission hereby approves suspending section 1100.6 and Section 1100.7 of the Grosse Ile
Municipal Airport Minimum Standards for Commercial Aviation Operators, as applicable to
independent contract providers of maintenance to aircraft owners. Suspensions to remain in
effect until these Sections are revised by the Airport Commission or for the period of six
months, whichever is shorter.

Burkhart motioned with support from Dunne.

Discussion was opened to the Public.

All Ayes Motion Carried.




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E: Approval of Grosse Ile Municipal Airport tenants to allow aircraft owner access to flight
training.

Based upon the recommendation of Grosse Ile Municipal Airport tenants to allow aircraft
owner access to flight training consistent with FAA policies concerning Exclusive Rights and
Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities, the Airport Commission hereby
approves modification of Section 1100.4 of the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport minimums
Standards for Commercial Aviation Operators, by inserting the new sub-paragraph A and
designating current paragraphs A and B as paragraphs B and C.

Moved by Burkhart with support from Dunne.

Approved by Lowlor, Approved by Dunne, Approved by Burkhart, Approved by Raithel.
Lemanski abstained from voting [Need reason for abstention.]. Final Vote 4-0 motion passed.

F. Approval of resolution to restore language in the Township’s Code, Chapter 255,
regarding Trespassing.

Based upon the recommendation of Grosse Ile Municipal Airport tenants, the Airport
Commission hereby recommends to the Township Board of Trustees that it restore to its
previous language the Code for the Township of Grosse Ile Chapter 255, “Trespassing”, by
deleting the heading “Article I” entitled “Trespassing” preceding sections 255-1 through 255-
12 and by deleting article II, entitled “Prohibited Activities” in its entirety; and furthermore,
that the Township Board of Trustees correct by revision Chapter 255-11, “Refusal to leave
airport property.” By relocating the words”…without lawful authority to do so...” to follow
the words “...Grosse Ile Township Airport”.

Motioned by Burkhart with support from Dunne.


Motion was tabled???[need clarification]

A: (Continued from above) Approval of Rent Reduction to Iverson Industries for
Reimbursement of Utility Expenses in Building 61/62

Based upon the recommendation of the Township Manager, the Airport Commission hereby
approves temporary rent reductions for Iverson Industries for utility expenses in Building
61/62 pending definitive resolution (within 30 days) of utility usage costs for each tenant
identified in the attached letter from Gary S. Iverson. (Previously stated above)

Motion amended by Burkhart. Supported by Lowlor.

All Ayes. Motion Passed.

Discussion Items:

Maintenance Truck: Action Item should be placed on next meeting's agenda to discuss Maintenance’s
request for a new truck for snow removal.



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Public Comment:
Susan Shafer: Stated the website for the Michigan Air Tour is MIAVIATION.ORG
Alan Anderson: Stated he attended Monday’s township board meeting. Stated there was discussion of
Contract No. 2004-0400 with MDOT and Grosse Ile Township. Stated the proposed contract was for
$2,297,000 and read contract Pg. 8 Item 18. Read Attachment I Pg. 44 of contract No. 2004-0400. Read
Appendix E Pg. 17 Item 20 of Contract No. 2004-0400. Also read email from correspondence with a
MDOT employee. Read correspondence between MDOT and AOPA stating both mentioned that the
contract entered into by Grosse Ile Township and MDOT was self-explanatory in regards to the
mitigation of obstructions to provide a safe approach.

Commission Comments:
Dunne: Thanked Derek Thiel for his services as interim airport intern.

Burkhart: Suggested the next monthly agenda to have item addressing the issue of a plow truck. Stated
he was disappointed that the meeting was not being televised or recorded. Stated that the video crew was
here and waited, but was told not to televise or tape the meeting.

Raithel: Upset with the meeting not being televised. Wished the meeting would have been because it
was very productive. Stressed there was no censorship going on, no conspiracy. Wanted clarification on
usage of the airport truck (former Fire Chief's Expedition).
Lemanski: Stated the truck is used often.

Thiel: Stated the truck is used often.

Lemanski: Thanked Derek Thiel for his services as interim airport intern.

Lowlor: Thanked Derek Thiel for his services as interim airport intern


Adjournment:
Lemanski motioned to adjourn ( ??? – Did I request a motion to adjourn – or was I just tired and not
thinking straight? ) with support from Lowlor. All Ayes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:42 PM




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