Minutes for the Montana Airport Management Association
STATE AVIATION CONFERENCE – GREAT FALLS, MT
February 27, 2020
CALL TO ORDER - 4:02
Jeff Kadlec called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES - 4:03
Motion Made by Brian Sprenger, seconded by Cris Jensen. Motion carried.
FINANCIAL UPDATE & 2020 BUDGET APPROVAL - 4:04
Jeff Kadlec presented current year to date financials to the membership. Discussion of 2020 budget. Brian Sprenger questioned the placement of legislative fees in the 2020 budget to match up with the legislative session. Discussion of the of the projected loss and if the internship should be scaled back by half as well as moving legislative fees to 2021 budget.
Money Market: $48,382.91
Total Assets: $50,051.31
Motion made by Cris Jensen to approve the 2020 budget with the removal of the legislative fees. Seconded by Brian Sprenger. Motion carried.
INTERNSHIP UPDATE - 4:13
Jeff Kadlec discussed the internship program and its success. YouTube video highlighting internship program at West Yellowstone is available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLduqBdurWE&list=PLxseor6I1x1HyaYu4wEn_hcjulDoDG1-E&index=3. Currently the internship is two, five thousand dollar awards. Applications will be due in March.
2020 LEGISLATIVE DISCUSSION - 4:17
4:17 - Fuel tax discussion: Membership discussed last year’s fuel tax increase and if MAMA should have taken a position on the matter and if MAMA should plan for any future attempts to increase the fuel tax. Membership discussed if there would be another push for a larger tax increase. A meeting prior to the fall meeting in Helena is desired to stay out in front of any legislative issues. Jeff said MAMA will offer an interim teleconference meeting around May/June to the membership.
4:33 - Cris Jensen proposed the idea of the State purchase of shared airport equipment to possibly be managed by MDT Aeronautics. Discussion of what equipment would be needed by all the airports. The Board will regroup on this for a possible proposal of some ideas for the fall meeting.
4:39 - Liquor laws as they apply to airports were discussed. Does the liquor license cover the entire airport property or just the terminal building? According to state code the airport cannot receive revenue from liquor sales.
LOGO AND WEBSITE PREVIEW – 4:50
Jeff Kadlec presented the new MAMA logo and website. www.montanaairports.com
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION – 4:53
GTF rendezvous update – GTF Airport Director John Faulkner was not available to give an update.
Future rendezvous locations – There was some discussion of the rendezvous switching between east and west every year. What should MAMAs involvement be in the rendezvous? Discussion of the benefits and positive feedback of the rendezvous.
Airport updates – Airport updates were not held in the interest of time.
OTHER ANNOUCEMENTS - None
ADJOURNED – 5:04
Jeff Kadlec adjourned the meeting at 5:04 p.m.