The Lake Country Airport Commission met on September 13, 2016 at the airport brick building for a scheduled monthly meeting. A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order by Chairman Mike Denton at 0833 hours.
- Mike Denton
- Glenn Burney
- Gregg Gordon
- Steve Rozek
- Dave Williams
- Jane Lipscomb
- Lou Zarelli
- Doug Davis
- Nola Adler
Jane Lipscomb made a motion, seconded by Gregg Gordon to approve the August 9, 2016 meeting minutes. Unanimous vote to approve.
The attached treasurer’s report was reviewed. It was noted that there is only 200 gallons of fuel left in the tank so we will be ordering in the near future. We currently have a $7600 credit with Purvis that will be applied toward the next fuel purchase. It was also noted that a check for $12,000 had been received from the insurance company for repairs to the wind damage to Hangar C. This was in addition to a check for $9,000 already received. The total of all repairs to Hangar C is estimated to be $24,000 of which the current renters (the Adler’s) will make up the difference.
Steve Rozek made a motion, seconded by Jane Lipscomb to approve the treasurer’s report and pay the outstanding bills. Unanimous vote to approve.
Runway & Grounds Maintenance
Mike Denton reviewed the VDOAV’s method of scoring projects, which assigns points based on numerous factors. Projects earning the highest score will be funded first. One of the factors that is looked upon favorably is the willingness of the local entity to fund projects before they are funded by the VDOAV. Also, projects will earn a higher score if the VDOAV funding can be spread out over multiple years as this makes them more manageable to fund for the VDOAV. Local funding and/or bridge loans can be used to accomplish this, which will move the projects up in the funding queue by earning a higher score. With this in mind Mike Denton spoke with Todd Jones at Benchmark again about a line of credit in the amount of $150,000 (rather than $100,000 that he had already spoken with him about) which would be enough to complete the runway rehab engineering. Such a line of credit would require the towns of Clarksville and Boydton along with the County to provide moral obligations that they would back the loan should the VDOAV not provide funding for any reason. Benchmark provided a favorable response to Mike’s request for the $150,000 line of credit and quoted an interest rate of 2.83%.
Mike Denton attended the last Clarksville Town Council meeting to update the Council on airport activities and to answer questions regarding LCAC’s request to continue providing water and sewer service to the brick building at no cost. After much heated discussion Council decided to table the issue and turn it over to the Utilities Committee for a final decision. The Utilities Committee has not yet been formed but this is expected to be done in the near future. During the Council meeting it was noted that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that meeting minutes from public entities such as LCAC be made available within three days of the meeting. Also, meeting dates and times need to be publicly posted. It was discussed that the airport web site would be the best place to post this information.
The meeting was adjourned at 0936 hours.
Minutes drafted and submitted by: Glenn Burney