PRESCOTT AIRPORT USERS ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Meeting was called to order by President Daryl Austermiller @ 4 PM May 21, 2019.
Board members in attendance: Daryl Austermiller, Mike Liversidge, Currie Lee, Brian Roggow and Ted Wickstrom. Gregg Schindel (Treasurer) not present. Terry Marshall is on temporary medical leave, and we expect his return to active duty soon.
Daryl reports $3,947.81 on deposit in the checking account.
Membership roster is under evaluation and update but probably around 80 active members.
Brian Roggow reported that the ERAU Golden Eagles flight team finished first in the ground phase and the flight team slipped this year with the team overall finishing third (3rd) in the collegiate nationals .
Geoff Kusel reported that he will be leaving KPRC tower for the low humidity and low traffic counts of Teterboro , NJ in mid July. We wish him and his family well on this new adventure.
Geoff advised that the tower the continue to provide intersection wake – turbulence advisories for departing Forest Service tankers but that the responsibility of turbulence avoidance for landing aircraft on downwind for turning base remains a PIC responsibility/liability.
Doug Whitney reported that the supplemental funding for the new terminal has been withdrawn and granted to improvements for the Phoenix Gateway tower remodel. KPRC admin is working for alternative funding for the terminal which remains on the construction schedule for beginning late Fall 2019 and continuing into the Summer of 2020.
Taxiway Charlie is scheduled for realignment during the Summer of 2020 coincident with the terminal construction.
The remainder of the meeting was informational and numerous PAUA membership questions and answers from Doug Whitney and Dan Devendorf (Prescott Division Chief Fire Marshall) 928 777 1704 (main); 928 925 7316 (cell) regarding the operating standards and hanger regulation and inspections scheduled for the second week of June. The regulations are available on the city website under the “services” drop-down topics.
Pre-inspection discoveries have been dominated by fire extinguisher certifications and location which are a lessee responsibility; electric code violations mostly related to additional wiring or wiring modifications not in conduit; and violations of the non-storage areas outlined in the regulations document. Doug related an anecdotal incident recently related to gross violations of hazardous materials utilization and subsequent carbon monoxide poisoning related to unauthorized paint stripping of a hangered plane. The membership seemed merely amused and still tolerant of regulatory overburden such has fire extinguisher location mandate that the top of the extinguisher shall not be more than 48 inches from the floor for ADA compliance. Flammable material can be stored in the hanger not more than 18 “ above the floor in an approved UL approved or OEM container not to exceed 10 gallons in an unsprinkled hanger and 20 gallons in a sprinkled hanger and not in the designated non-storage areas as outlined in the (yet to be COP council approved ) regulations.
Meeting was adjourned at 17:00.
Ted Wickstrom, MD Director at Large.