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November 28, 2017
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The North Adams Airport Commission will hold its monthly meeting
Tuesday, November 28th 2017 @ 4:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers 1st floor at City Hall the agenda is as follows;


AIRPORT AGENDA

Tuesday November 28th 2017

1.) Minutes:

2.) Warrant:

3.) Airport Managerís Report:

4.) Project Updates:

5.) Turboprop Lease: ( Turboprop) Jet Fuel Lease- EXECUTIVE SESSIONÖ.

6.) Open Forum:

7.) Adjournment:



Minutes, Tuesday November 28th, 2017
Chairman Naughton, called meeting of the North Adams Airport
Commission to order @ 4:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers 1st floor, City Hall.



PRESENT: Jeff Naughton, Chairman
Shaun Dougherty
Trevor Gilman
Paul Boillat
Matt Neville
ABSENT:


MINUTES: Approved



WARRANT: Signed






AIRPORT MANAGERíS REPORT:

Date: 11-28-17
Old Business Update:
None
New Business:
Motorizing Gates 8 and 10, and T-Hangar projects have been on-going without incident. New gates fully functional, though Gate 10 has issues that are being worked out. The new gates are already in constant use and are reducing traffic on the ramp, taxiways and runway with the enhanced safety that must accompany such use. Contractors at both project sites were and are not a factor for airport use and no NOTAMS needed to be published, and operations were never affected.
Airport Needs:
None
City Yard Requests / Resolutions:
None
Ramp Tie-Down Aircraft:
No issues
NOTAMS Published:
None
Accidents / Incidents:
None
Complaints / Reports Filed:
None
Maintenance and Security Monitoring:
No issues
Fuel Statistics:
Av Gas Tank reading: 3,833 gallons (4,030 gallons delivered on 10-31-17)
Used since last report: 2,178 gallons
Av Gas Price Per Gallon: $4.50
New England average price per gallon: $5.26
New England lowest price per gallon: $3.99
New England highest price per gallon: $7.99
National average: $4.88
National lowest price per gallon: $3.30
National highest price per gallon: $9.99

PROJECT UPDATES: NORTH ADAMS,
ó The Shamrock Hangar renovation project, although moving along, will be completed later than expected.
Peter Enzien of Stantec, the engineering firm overseeing the airport improvement projects, told the Airport Commission Tuesday that instead of completing the Shamrock Hangar by December 4, as agreed upon, the project will be pushed out towards the end of the month.
"They are hoping by the end of this week to have the windows in and do some of the electrical work," Enzien said.
"The ultimate goal here is to get the space wrapped up by Christmas to a point where there may be a few miscellaneous things that need to be addressed but the space is mostly complete."
The city purchased the hangar this summer and through Non-Primary Entitlement Funds from the Federal Aviation Authority, the city is renovating the space.
Enzien said the project is being held up by materials that have not yet arrived such as the windows. He said much of the plumbing is complete and the interior walls have been framed.
Enzien said while removing old sheetrock, they found that a portion of the lower wall was rotting but they were able to correct the issue.
"The bottom portion of the wall was rotted right out about 8 inches from the floor so water coming in from the outside over the years had caused a lot of the wood to rot," he said.

Enzien said although the hangar is anticipated to be largely complete by Christmas, the hangar door installation will likely be complete sometime in the early new year because the contractor must work in tandem with the door manufacturers.
Chairman Jeff Naughton asked that the contractor submit an official request for an extension.
Enzien said not much work has been done on the administrative building project, which is also planned to be renovated, however, the gate improvements are mostly complete.
Enzien said gate eight and gate ten have been motorized and although both gates seem to be functioning, there is a slight issue with the remote-control operation of gate ten. The remote should be able to operate within a 500-foot radius of the gate.
"They donít know if it is the plantings that are causing a line of sight issue, but I spoke with Berkshire Fence and they are looking at other options," he said. "Hopefully in the next week or so we will have a solution and then we can close out the project."
Open Forum: Michael Milazzo asked the commission if TeamFlys was operation with or without a lease. Jeff explained to Mr. Milazzo that there is a difference between Leasing and Renting at the Harriman Airport. Jeff told Mr. Milazzo that when someone leases the tenant owns the building. And Rental is when the Owner of the Hangar lets a tenant in to rent the space and operate a business with permission from the commission to operate a business. M. Milaazo asked can anyone operate without a lease? Jeff told him that everything needs to be approved by the commission. Jeff told Mr. Milazzo if he wants to be added to the December agenda just to let us know.
A motion to adjourn was made by Jeff seconded by Matt.
(A motion was made to go into executive session:)
Turboprop Lease: Jet Fuel Lease ( Executive Session):
The Committee went into executive session, Re: Jet Fuel Lease Turboprop
Prop.. Mr. Harry Patten asked for a 20 year lease.., Matt made a point that if we allow the 20 year term for Mr. Patten that we would have do it for everyone. The standard lease is 5 years anything beyond that we would have to obtain permission from the City Solicitor. The commission made a motion to keep the standard 5 year lease for everyone. A motion to accept was made by Paul Boillat seconded by Matt Neville. Trevor Gilman Obstained himself from the motion..

Adjournment: A motion was made to adjourn by Jeff, 2nd by Shaun.
(A motion was made to go into executive session:)

Turboprop Lease: Jet Fuel Lease ( Executive Session):
The Committee went into executive session, Re: Jet Fuel Lease Turboprop.
Mr. Harry Patten asked for a 20 year lease.., Matt made a point that if we allow the 20 year term for Mr. Patten that we would have do it for everyone. The standard lease is 5 years anything beyond that we would have to obtain permission from the City Solicitor. The commission made a motion to keep the standard 5 year lease for everyone. A motion to accept was made by Paul Boillat seconded by Matt Neville. Trevor Gilman obstained himself from the motion..
A motion was made to adjourn executive session made by Shaun seconded by Matt.



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