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Airport Commission AgendaMay 21, 2019
Meetings & Notices
The North Adams Airport Commission Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 21st 2019 @ 4:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers
1st. floor at City Hall the agenda is as follows;
1.) Warrant: Signing of the expenses to be paid.
2.) Minutes: Approval of Minutes.
3.) Airport Report: Update of Airport operations by Administrative Officer, Michael Canales
4.) Engineering: Admin. Bldg. Project Update Stantec.
5.) Open Forum:
Minutes, Tuesday May 21st, 2019.
Vice-Chairman, Shaun Dougherty called meeting of the North Adams Airport
Commission to order @ 4:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers 1st floor, City Hall.
Jason LaForest – Liasion
ABSENT: Jeffrey Naughton
Old Business Update:
- Very exciting to report that our "10%-90% State" (we paid 10%) funded vegetative management equipment arrived in perfect condition yesterday. Other than the non-hydraulic 60" fork attachment and the bucket fit neatly inside our existing SRE shed, and with further organization all should be stored inside. Operator training on the equipment by the factory representative will happen prior to any use of the equipment. This equipment will be used to maintain the rough, brush and tree covered terrain throughout the airport property as necessary. Without this equipment we have never been able to maintain these areas in the history of the airport!
- Automatic gate issues of the previous months have not repeated themselves.
City Yard Requests / Resolutions:
- Beaver dams have been successfully breached along the south side of the airport. Reports of observations of these dams being re-established are appreciated if pilots see them while flying near the airport.
Ramp Tie-Down Aircraft:
- No issues
Accidents / Incidents:
Complaints / Reports Filed:
Maintenance and Security Monitoring:
- No security issues
ENGINEERING: Peter Enzien from Stantec, updated the commission Peter touched on the 2019 wildlife hazard assessment and permitting fence. The grant application was submitted to FAA on 4/24/19. This is a year long study with an anticipated start of August/September 2019. The Design and Construction of perimeter fence will be under 2020 AIP grant. The airport purchased skid Steer with forestry attachments. This equipment was delivered and accepted by Bill Greenwald on 5/20/19 at the airport. Stantec, can now prepare and submit the grant reimbursement paperwork to Mass-DOT Aeronautics for 90% reimbursement.
New Airport Administration Building: Rough ins for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and fire sprinkler systems are complete., interior wall gyp board is 90% complete, The roof is complete, Framed east and west entry ways. Store front doors and windows, are ready for install. Site work has resumed. Everything is on schedule day 198 of 280 day contract.
OPEN FORUM: Marc Candiloro for Turbo-Prop had concerns about the wild geese that are all over the airport. Bill Greenwald is working with Wildlife Specialists in this matter. Mike Milazzo had concerns on where and who will be using the new CAT skid Steer at the airport. Mike Canales told him that is being stored in the city Yard until they transfer equipment out. Derek Rougeau also asked to have an equipment log book for this equipment. Mike Canales will discuss with Jeff and implement this.
ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Shaun and seconded by Dean.