The meeting was called to order at 4:02 PM by President Daryl Austermiller. All Board members were in attendence with the exception of Ted Wickstrom. Mr. Austermiller introduced the Board Members: Bill DeRouchey, Vice-President; Gregg Schindel, Treasurer; Terry Marshall, Secretary; Members at large: Currie Lee, Mike Liversidge and Brian Roggow.
Minutes: The February Board minutes were approved as written. Treasurer‘s Report: (Gregg Schindel) Gregg reported that the current balance in the Wells Fargo account is $4,078.18. Two new members signed up and paid the annual dues at today‘s meeting.
Membership Report: (Daryl Austermiller) The current membership is between 90 and 100. However, there are about 160 names on the membership roster. Website update: (Currie Lee)
Currie reported that the ADSB Testing locations and dates are now posted on the Web Site.
ERAU Report: (Brian Roggow) Brian reported that their are two Safety Seminars scheduled, one in late April and another in May. The specific dates have not been announced yet.
There is a garms seminar scheduled on June 15th. All seminars will be in the Davis Learning Center auditorium.
There is a new tool available for all pilots to use as a resource locating all student practice and training areas throughout the state of Arizona. This resource can, also be found on Foreflite.
KPRC Tower Report: (Geoff Kusel) No tower report as neither Geoff nor anyone representing the Tower was in attendence.
Airport Status Report: Airport Director – Dr. Robin Sobotta
Admin – Kristi Miller / Kathi Schmier
Ops – Doug Whitney
Robin reported that the Airport Advisory Commission was reorganized and enlarged by two new members making a total of 7. The two new members appointed are from the PAUA. Another meeting will be held to review the Minimum Operating Standards and Guidelines for the Airport. All members are encouraged to review the draft which will be posted soon.
Doug memtioned that there will be courtesy hangar inspections upcoming in the near future. The purpose is to make sure that the hangars are fire safe and are in compliance with FAA standards. The hangars must, also be operated in compliance with Prescott‘s Fire and Building codes.
The Airport striping project will be finished up in the next couple of weeks.
The new Airport Terminal building is still on schedule to be under construction by mid- September.
Comments were made from members in attendance that the revised Airport‘s Minimum Standards and Guidelines need to remain as flexible as possible.
Old Business: Nothing to discuss.
New Business: Currie mentsioned that two very important meetings will be coming up in April.
The first being the PAUA meeting at 4:00 PM on April 16th. to review and discuss the Airport Minimum Operating Standards and the Prescott Airport Rules and Regulations, both of which will be in draft form. The drafts can be viewed on the Airport Website – prcairport.com. The drafts will be discussed by the membership at the April 16th. Meeting.
Robin Sobotta, Airport Director stated that the next Advisory Committee meeting will be moved to Thursday, April 18th at 2:00 PM due to a scheduling conflict. All of this information will be posted on the City website and at City Hall.
Robin stated that the a draft plan for parking in the Bottleneck Hangars is in process and will be announced at a later date. New rental agreements will be forth coming in the near future.
President Austermiller announced that he is the new representative for AOPA at KPRC.
Having no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made, seconded and carried unamiously at 5:15 PM.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the same location.
Terry L. Marshall