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Fitchburg Airport Commission Meeting

The airport commission meeting is held on the THIRD Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the terminal. It is a great way to find out what is going on at the airport and make your voice heard!

The Fitchburg Airport Commission meeting is open to anyone in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and is not associated with the FPA.

Fitchburg Municipal Airport


January 15, 2014 –Airport Commission Meeting -18:00 Hours


Open Meeting 18:00 Hours (6:00 PM)

1. Chairman’s Remarks

 Participant Requests

 No Cell Phones during meeting.

 Meeting protocol – Stand, state your name, one conversation at a time, stay on point

 All attendees face Commission panel

 Standardized approval orders YY-MM-Sequence (i.e. 14-01-xx)

2. Approval of Minutes – Prior Month (Sep/Nov/Dec) – DRAFT Versions for approval

Action Item Sep – waiting resubmission, Nov – Not dated, Dec Minutes Pending - All

3. Consultant Report

 Project Update


Final EA/EIR

4. Safety Committee

 Night KFIT GPS approaches NOTAM'ed out.


Explanation why


What can be done to correct (to restore the approaches)

 FPA introduce new "eSAFEflight" concept (an LED signage concept to provide pilots with safety related messages and alerts prior to flying to help them focus on items impacting their flight that day; provide certain precautionary reminders to help prevent mishaps.

5. Financial and Operations Management Updates

Action Items from Prior Meeting

1. Integrity of Financials and review – S. Ellis

2. FCA Fuel (Update from Interim Meeting and progress, ending December balance) S.Ellis

3. Fuel charge documentation to substantiate abatements – S.Ellis

New Activity

 FY14 Dec Financials YTD Performance

 Monthly activity review

 December Abatements processed

 Check Register

A/R – Rent Review

Bullock Rent Meeting - Update

A/R Fuel review

Aged Items

6. Operational Update & Manager’s Report – Scott Ellis – Oversight of KFIT operations and staff.

a. Airport operational issues and concerns

Action Item – Waste Oil handling – Plan – S.Ellis

Action Item – Project Status updates – S.Ellis

 Action Item – Restaurant Heat System, Painting

 Action Item - Airport Badge Policy – Input from MASS DOT – S. Ellis

 Action Item - Access Control – User Audit – S.Ellis



Reactivation of Steve Silvar airport access – Who reactivated, when and purpose

 Snow Operations – Hangar Damage Repair Work Update – S.Ellis

 Snow removal operations policy – S. Ellis - All


Terminal Building, Access


Parking Lot


Airport Ramps

 Part Time Staffing - Update

7. Old Business

 Tennant at Will Lease Update – S.Ellis

 Action Item – Airport Audit Update – J.Poznick

 FPA – New Hangar Lease Update – J.Poznick

 Action Item - Airport Manager Contract


Manager Performance Measures – S. Ellis Draft Performance (Tactical and Strategic) Goals for presentation

 Management Plan for Staff – S. Ellis


Employee Performance Measures

 Airport Operation Plan Outline for presentation

 Action Item - FY14 Airport Rents – Airport Rent Increase Status – S.Ellis

 Audit Update – J. Poznick

 FPA Lease Update – J. Poznick

8. New Business

 New Terminal Building – Proposal and Approval

 Airport Operations Report - S. Brousseau/S. Ellis

 Analysis of employee work performed December– S.Ellis

 Access Control Policy (Gate Access Control)


Tenant/Based Aircraft – 1 Badge per person


Non –Tenants/Based Aircraft – Request approval, reason why, approved or Denied by Airport Manager

 Capital Planning – Grants/Term Bldg/Runway – J.Poznick

 FY15 Draft Budget – S.Ellis

9. Closing Remarks

10. Next Meeting – February ____@ 18:00 Hours

11. Executive Session (if required)



Topic if Yes: Avigation P1 and P2 Easement Acquisition Negotiations

Start Time:__________

End Time:___________

12. Regular Meeting adjourned at____________

13. Executive Session Started at ______________ Adjourned at__________________


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  • Matt S.
    past President, Webmaster, Fundraising Chair., Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Steve B.
    Past President, Young Eagles Chair, Organizer, Organizer
  • Dave D.
    Safety Committee Chair, Co-Organizer

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