STEAD AIRPORT USERS’ ASSOCIATION
October 12, 2010
The Stead Airport Users’ Association (SAUA) held a meeting at 305 Arlington Avenue on October 12, 2010, as follows:
1. Attendance: Tom Hall, President; Dave Miller, Vice President/Treasurer; Dan Ross, Secretary; Directors; Mike Walsh, Terry Matter, Lin Manning, Don Osborne, and Mike Dikun, Reno-Stead Airport Manager. Member(s) absent: Directors Lew Gage, Ken Weigand, and Brooks Mancini, Reno International Airport Authority SAUA Liaison.
2. Minutes: Minutes of the August 10, 2010 meeting were approved as presented.
3. Treasurer’s Report: Cash on hand is $4436.58. Mike Walsh will refund the remainder of the $200 previously approved to purchase pilot training materials. Training materials are available for viewing in Mike’s hangar. Board approved $99.26 for newsletter costs. Currently there are 46 members.
4. Correspondence: None.
5. Officers and Directors: Carmen Gage received the card and flowers from the Board for her years of work as Secretary. Terry Matter will take the lead in developing a Mission Statement for SAUA. He will email the draft prior to the next meeting for consideration. Dave Miller will write a short article asking the tenants what improvements/important issues they would like to see/addressed at Stead. Mike Dikun will include the article in the next Reno/Stead Airport Newsletter. The next quarterly newsletter mailing will be in December. The lead article will be crediting the Airport Authority for improvements to the airport over the last several years.
6. Airport Manager’s Report: Mike Dikun reported that The Stead Runway Safety Project will commence in early November and is expected be completed May 2011. Mike will keep tenants updated through emails and personal briefings. Runway 08/26 will be most impacted, but will keep at least 5000’ of the runway open as the project initially impacts both ends. When the middle section of the 08/26 is started, the runway
will be closed. Runway 14/32 will be open during the entire project. Snow removal priorities are: Fire lanes, runway 08/26, (if open, runway 14/36 otherwise) taxiway A, taxiways between hangars, in that order. Mike also addressed some of the specific issues he observed during the Air Races that need additional attention. Security and after race clean up procedures.
7. Stead Liaison Report: None.
8. General Discussion: General discussion ensued. Most of the discussion concerned the recent Air Race activities. All agreed it was very successful and well-managed with very few exceptions. Terry Matter, the RARA representative as well as tenant representative, took the point on addressing the following observations: Dave Miller briefed several security incidents at the races. He believes the security volunteers have a tendency to be over-eager in enforcing entry and tenant parking rules resulting in misunderstandings between themselves and some tenants. Dave also inquired if the glue on the tenant passes could be less permanent. Dan Ross inquired if the security volunteers could take a less aggressive approach to tenants, “If they have a tenant pass, just wave them through without his hangar could lower the volume of the music and clean up
outside the hangar at closing. Dan Ross ask the Airport Manager if a known elevation/GPS position/FMG range and radial point could be established at the Airport. The next meeting will be November 9, 5:15p at Tom Hall’s office, 305 South Arlington.
9. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.