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9/24/2019 - Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners Meeting - Click here to print this information

The Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners met Monday evening. The board held a moment of silence for the late Don Whipple and announced that his son Kevin Whipple has been appointed to serve out the remainder of his late father's term. Kevin Whipple will be sworn in at the next meeting.

Vice President Jon Dooley provided the financial report with $50,079.54 in the Airport Improvement Account; $67,388.44 in the Aviation and Rotary Fuel Account; and $118,616.90 in the Airport Operations Account for a total of $236,084.88. Mr. Dooley reported that $3,151,932.00 is available for draw from the Jackson County Bank account for the airport runway project. He also noted that the airport sold over 5,000 taxable gallons of fuel last month.

Mr. Dooley announced that the board's attorney, Donald Tribbett, reviewed by email the appraisals and review appraisals for the Beggs and Haston properties. As a result, Mr. Dooley made the following motion, "I move that the Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners accept the appraisal reports for the Beggs and Haston properties and authorize and direct its attorney, Donald J. Tribbett, to obtain title searches and extend the following uniform offers to the appropriate property owners as identified in the title searches:

Charles and Diane Beggs - $574,000.00 for 64.46 acres in fee simple (parcel 1)

Marc C. and S. Faye Haston - $370,700.00 for 26.925 acres in fee simple and 17.1 acres of avigation easement with 3 easements totaling 1.277 acres that will be returned and remain in the Haston's names

and to initiate an action in eminent domain to appropriate the properties in the event the offers are rejected." The board approved the motion.

Paul Shaffer of BF&S submitted partial pay request 7 for Airport Improvement Program 12. The partial payment will be submitted to the FAA for reimbursement of $5,600.00 for professional services fees. The FAA share of the reimbursement is $5,040.00 with the state reimbursement of $280.00 and $280.00 that remains the responsibility of the local aviation board. The board approved the request.

Mr. Shaffer also submitted the Federal Financial Report that ends September 30th. The report includes all Federal money spent this year. The total for the year is $296,788.00. The board approved the report and passed a motion giving board president Bill Ernstes the authority to sign the report on behalf of the board.

Jerry Scheidler provided the airport manager's report. He noted that 2 hangars have been rented in the past month with 1 hangar still available to rent. He provided information on the QT pod maintenance program that would require approval by October 1st. The current maintenance plan is $945.00 per year with the base plan costing $545.00. The cellular service for the pods is $480.00 per year. After discussion, the board approved a motion for the $480.00 cellular service and to not purchase a service plan.

The board will hold its next meeting on October 28th at 7:00 pm at Greensburg City Hall.

Tom Flemming-WTRE News

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