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March 3, 2003 The airport is asking for additional funding for maintenance on the asphalt surfaces. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes3-3-03.pdf

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JANUARY 5, 2004 Mark Haston came before Council and told that none of the landowners are willing to give up their land to expand the airport. Mark stated he is trying to find out whom to see and try to get this stopped. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes1-5-04.pdf

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FEBRUARY 2, 2004 Donald Manley of Butler, Fairman & Seifert and Don McCrary were present to give an update of what was originally planned for the airport expansion that was set in motion by the former Mayor Gary Bailey. He originally planned on an 80ft. wide and 5000ft. long runway. Right now they are waiting for approval from the Federal FFA. They would like to have at least an 80ft. wide and 4000ft. long runway for now. This is just the planning stage and the area is developable. Local monies are needed for the environmental cost $23,000 and public hearing cost $7,000. Helen Gardner stated that this is the first knowledge she has ever gotten on any of this. Helen stated that all of the former Council members were told was that the Mayor (former) was going to use Edit monies for the airport study so they could qualify for Federal monies to expand the width and length of the runway. Motion by Helen Gardner and seconded by Ken Dornich to table for 60 days to obtain and review information. So passed. Charlie Beggs invited the Mayor and Council to come and take a look at the proposed Airport plan for expansion. Just give him a call of when it is convenient for them to come and he will provide a wagon and bales of straw to take them around. He has also extended this same invitation to the County Council and County Commissioners and Airport Authority also. Charlie stated he will take as many days that are needed to accommodate everyone. Marc Haston told the Council his information about the Airport expansion and that the whole project is $14,000,000. He feels more checking needs to be done. Larry Robbins stated that they have a lot of information they are willing to share with the Council and would be glad to make them copies. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes2-2-04.pdf

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MARCH 1, 2004 Don McCrary brought reading material, about the Airport Expansion, for the Council members to look over. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes3-1-04.pdf

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APRIL 5, 2004 Mark Haston reviewed the different information he handed out to the Mayor and Council concerning the airport expansion. He commented on the following: At the end of January 2004, Decatur County had a total of 630 on unemployment for an unemployment rate of 4.4%. Mr. Haston visited airports at Madison, Seymour and North Vernon and talked with managers and City and County Officials and residents. Some are selfsupporting and Seymour will be selfsupporting for a few years. FAA does not like to put an airport in a high traffic area for wildlife. If wildlife would be a problem for the airport then they could have restrictions on farming and wildlife. Two of the airports were former military base land and were given too the cities. Both have a lot of land being farmed; the rent supports helps to support airport operational costs. Mr. Haston stated that if executives want to be 15 minutes away, they must not fly into the bigger cities because there is no way you can make it downtown in fifteen minutes from metropolitan airports. Two of the Judge John Goddard’s sons were present and Mr. Haston read and submitted a letter from the Goddard family: “One of the distinguishing rights provided for in our Constitution that separates us from places such as Cuba and China is the right to have property ownership. In this country before the Government can take property it does not own, from those individuals that do own it, there must be a compelling reason to do so. It cannot be a reason based on speculation or conjecture. It must be clear and convincing. It must be for the overall benefit of all in the furtherance of the public welfare. Then, and only then, should the government be able to exercise its right of eminent domain. Property ownership should be scared and government should only exercise its ability to take when only absolutely necessary for the greater cause. Has this showing been done? I think not. The local officials were not even aware of this ”need” for an expansion until people with a vested monetary interest began the process.If the local officials were not even aware of this compelling dire need for the expansion how can they suddenly say one exists? The tail is wagging the dog. It should not be the Airport Board that determines a need and then brings it to the local officials, as is the case here. It should be the local officials who first make the determination and then tells the Airport Board to begin the process. Our family already has given the school corporation a large farm in Iowa to be used for scholarships at Greensburg High School. My great great great grandfather gave the land to build the city on. Now, to take the land from my 96-year-old Father against his will based on ambiguities and uncertainty seems like such an injustice to a man who always tried to represent justice. Sincerely, Phillip Goddard”. Mr. Bill Goddard addressed the Council. He believes that based on his experience this is not what eminent domain is for. His father is very elderly and could not be present. Don McCrary and Don Manley were present to represent the Airport Authority. Don stated the planning now is to build a runway 4000 ft. long and 75 ft. wide. Don stated that he has several support letters, one from Decatur Hills and one from Blackstone when they came to Greensburg. Blackstone sold out to Valeo but Valeo does not need the airport. The Federal Government now reimburses 90 – 95% and the Federal Gov’t has returned over $56,000 for the planning and studies thus far, which is in the airport account with the County Auditor. Don Manley told Council that a crosswind runway is not required as long as alternatives were provided. Don stated the airport board would be willing to look at alternative sites. Gary Herbert feels a needs assessment should have been done first. Gary feels until a need is seen then he feels this would need to be tabled. Helen Gardner told that she and a former Council member met with the airport authority board to look at the hangers and see what could be done to extend the runway and that was all the former council ever knew. Glenn Tebbe stated that Mark Haston and others have presented a lot of useful information. Glenn believes the case has not been made for an expansion and that the proponents only presented assumed economic benefits. He wants information on what the use is now, maintenance cost and industry support of this and airport expansion. Other questions include how much has to be done to satisfy Federal grant and what that means to the rest of the plans, and what an expansion of 4000 ft would be without the FAA involved. Glenn stated he has real reservations of using eminent domain for economic development. Economic Development is more than the airport; there are several projects being discussed and in the planning stage. There is a limited amount of resources the City has for economic development projects and priorities need to be set. Where does the airport fall in relationship to all the others? Glenn does not feel as though he has enough information to make a good decision. Don McCrary told Council members that if hey continue with the study the City and County would have to purchase the Airport in order to receive the Federal grant. Larry Bower does not feel the need is there, nor does he feel the airport is compatible in the area it is located. Ken Dornich appreciated the tour of the proposed site and has not seen anything on paper that shows a specific need for expansion. He does not feel the Council is any better off now than what they were two months ago. Ken feels the present runway does need to be repaved and need to look at extending some of the runway, but he is not comfortable to make a decision to go ahead. Mayor Manus stated that he and Council do not know the need and until that need is seen it will not pass at this time. Motion by Helen Gardner and seconded by Ken Dornich to deny funding of the study until a need can actually be seen. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes4-5-04.pdf

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DECEMBER 6, 2004 Don McCrary approached the Council to see if they would be willing to appoint a couple of Council members to be on the Airport Committee. Helen Gardner and Ken Dornich volunteered to serve on the committee. Mayor Manus stated that he would sit on the committee for information only. Marc Haston asks if these would be public meetings and he would like to be there. Don stated that meetings would be open to the public. Mayor Manus told that last week he had military personnel visit him in his office and talked about the airport runway and we could get an expansion for security reasons whether we want it or not. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes12-6-04.pdf

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 Don McCrary and Brian Messer were present to give an update on the Airport. The airport is eligible for Federal funding and State would pay 50% of the local match requirement. The Airport Board has a little over $60,000 left and they either have to spend it or it has to be sent back. The funds will all be gone after the year 2007. A proposal would need to be presented to the FAA and environmental study would need to be done. The first step would be to purchase the Airport. The Board believes that the Airport would be self-supporting. Council member questioned the understanding that the City/County could purchase the airport, put in the runway and could stop with that. Mr. McCrary stated yes. Don explained that the FAA program is a reimbursement plan and they are eligible for Federal Funds now for the Airport. Don told Council that he is not asking for a decision tonight, but there is not enough ground at the existing airport the way it sits now and land would need to be purchased. Larry Bower stated the airport is important, but he doesn’t think that the present site is not good for the long term. Mayor Manus asks the Council to give this some serious thought and suggested the Council call and talk with Mr. Keefer at the State. Phil Goddard was present along with his mother and brother. Mr. Goddard told Council that his mother owns the land in question needed for the expansion and if you take it by eminent domain; they will protest it with all means possible. The family has a need for this land and plan on establishing a trust. The land is not for sale. Marc Haston and several others voiced their opinions against the airport expansion. Dean Henderson said the airport has a unique situation of where it sets. There are almost forty planes there and this airport is the Gateway to Greensburg, The Greensburg Airport is not an eyesore. Mr. Keefer will be at the next County Council meeting. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes9-6-05.pdf

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OCTOBER 3, 2005 Brain Messer was present about the airport. Glenn Tebbe had sent Brian 38 questions and Brian stated that he does not have the answers to the questions yet, but will try to get them in the next two to three weeks. INDOT and the FAA will be helping in answering the questions. They have looked into a few other sites. Ken Dornich is not in favor of taking land and feels the present airport area is not the right place for an airport with the ball parks and other activities in the present area. The Mayor stated he feels the same as Ken. Gary Herbert is not against the airport, but feels this area is not feasible. Several concerned citizens in attendance spoke and some of the concerns were: how much would the airport cost and would it be self supporting, the cost to taxpayers and the facts. Brian Messer will try to see if Mr. Keefer would be able to attend a Council meeting. Janet Chadwell from the Decatur County Auditor’s office told that the County owns the runway. That they looked at the Deed and it does not have the City on it, just the County. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes10-3-05.pdf

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DECEMBER 5, 2005 Brian Messer, Airport Board President and Bob Dougherty were present. Brian had given the written answers to the questions that Glenn Tebbe had requested at the last month meeting. Brian stated that the questions were answered by Gary Reagan of the FAA and Jim Keifer from INDOT. Brian told Council that he had gotten an e-mail from the FAA sternly requesting action or draw down of monies or the grant will be closed. Mayor Manus stated that he had talked with Mr. Reagan and that his understanding is that something needs to be done in 2006 and wants to know what is going on and how the project stands. Glenn Tebbe expressed his appreciation for the efforts of Mr. Keifer and Mr. Reagan responding to his questions. With the information given the airport has a role in Greensburg and Decatur County. Unless we abandon the airport we have a commitment either with the Federal program or going it alone. It doesn’t seem feasible to buy the airport and then rebuild somewhere else in the short term. The critical questions are: Is the airport vitally important to Decatur County? What is the project cost of the runway in the next five-years without Federal program? What is the cost economically of not doing anything? Glenn feels the City needs to pursue this and sit down with the County to determine their interest. Ken Dornich stated that he believes not having an airport is an option. Can we exist with the current one? What would be the cost of replacing the airport? The airport is looked at as another avenue into the City. It sends a negative to prospected companies looking at coming to this area. The City should make a strong statement and the Mayor should send a letter to Mr. Reagan stating this. The City needs to sit down with the County. Larry Bower feels the airport does have some value to the Community. His major concern is about the location and does not feel the City can go this alone. Definitely this does need to be pursued. Gary Herbert stated he is concerned about the cost to the City and County taxpayers. It cost the City about $10,000 a year now. Gary does feel that the airport is important and that the Federal program is a good deal and would not want to give up on this. Bob Dougherty told the Council and the large crowd of concerned citizens that this is the best location in the state. Marc Haston and several others voiced their concerns. Marc talked about the income of $70,000 plus and how is the City and County going to come up with the rest of the money that will be needed to run the airport annually. Federal money can only be used for improvements. Brian Messer told that Mr. Reagan of the FAA guarantees the budget would not run more than approximately $50,000 a year to maintain the airport. The Government will pay 95% of the project and right now the local match would be $130,000.

Motion by Glenn Tebbe and seconded by Ken Dornich to approve moving forward. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes12-5-05.pdf

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JANUARY 3, 2006

Board would like the City Council support an appraisal on present airport site and an alternate area that the County Council and County Commissioners where they would like to see the airport moved. This is near the proposed new Commerce Park. The County Council and Commissioners have given their approval to keep the grant open and the Airport is to use the FAA funds. Gary Herbert questioned if the City and County can afford the airport and the amount of revenue that is taken in yearly.

Motion by Glenn Tebbe and seconded by Ken Dornich that the City supports the Airport Board to acquire an appraisal of the present airport site and the alternate site study as well. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes1-3-06.pdf

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MARCH 6, 2006 Clerk-Treasurer explained that quite some time ago the City and County both spent $36,100 each from Edit funds to Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. for the feasibility study on the airport for Federal Grant funds. The way it was explained to the City by the Airport Authority board was that the monies would be reimbursed. Commissioner Charles Buell had come to a Council meeting and had told the Council that monies had come back and was returned to the Airport Board and they had brought it to the County Auditor and it was in the County’s Edit Fund. The FAA reimbursed 90% and the state 5% or a total of $68,590. The City and County had a local match of 5%. The Clerk-Treasurer had talked with Janet Chadwell of the Auditor’s office and Don Manley of Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. Don Manley had told the Clerk-Treasurer that the monies should be put in an Escrow account drawing interest, because should the County and City proceed with the possibility of expanding the Airport, these monies would need to be expended on the Airport or could possibly have to be sent back to the FAA and State. The Clerk-Treasurer had relayed to Janet Chadwell what Mr. Manley had told her and Mr. Manley suggested the Escrow to be signed off by the County and City on the signature cards. The Clerk-Treasurer had told Janet Chadwell to not send the City’s portion of $34,295 to the City until the Council had a chance to decide what to do. That it made more sense to her to put the money in an Escrow interest bearing account. Motion by Ken Dornich and seconded by Helen Gardner to approve putting the City’s portion in an Escrow Account along with the County if the County approves of an Escrow Account for these FAA and State Grant reimbursement funds. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes3-6-06.pdf

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MAY 1, 2006 Don McCrary was present for the Airport Board concerning the expanding of the present runway and the FAA grant. Don told the Council that the FAA has notified the Airport Board that the FAA would like to close out the grant. Once funding is taken away then the Airport Board may not be able to get funding again. The County Commissioners have agreed to support the airport expansion. The Commissioners have asked for an alternate site to be looked for but to include the present site in the study. The plan is to expand the runway either at a new site or at the present airport. Seven members are needed for a committee for the study. Ken Dornich stated that he is very disappointed that about a year ago, Helen Gardner and he mentioned looking for another site and now that is being proposed. Ken feels the airport is very viable for industry and would like to proceed with a plan. Even though he is not in favor of eminent domain, it may have to come to that. Helen Gardner thought this was in the process of being moved forward and was surprised that the FAA grant was being removed. Gary Herbert questioned if the airport pays for itself and Glenn Tebbe stated that the corporation has shared the balance sheet and profit/loss sheet with the Mayor and that the business does turn a profit. The City and County would still need to budget about the same amount each year as they do now around $10,000 each until the airport was self-funded. The Council took input from the public in attendance. Marc Haston told Council this has been going on for longer than three years and feels that if Council goes ahead with this then it will come to be at the present location. Jim Hawkins told Council that this should not be delayed any more that you are talking about six million dollars. Mark Osterling concern was how has the need changed? Gerald Hall expressed his concern of doing another study could take it into the first of next year and would the FAA hold the money. Robin Webster from Rushville told that the Shelbyville commitment to their airport has been economically favorable. Larry Robbins does not feel the Airport Board is a functional asset and wonders why the Board waited to put the pressure on. Lucy Hawkins said she works at Printpack and they have had nine people to fly out and two other groups of people to fly out also and they had to go elsewhere in order to fly out. Bill Ernstes referred to the list of questions that Glenn Tebbe had constructed and given to Brian Messer, airport board member. These were answered and it showed a need for an airport. Don McCrary told Council that the funding started in 2003 and he wished there could be a way to keep everyone happy but sorry to say that it just won’t happen. Vicki Kellerman, Economic Director sees a great need for an airport in Decatur County and it would greatly benefit securing industry. Glenn Tebbe reminded the Council and public that his list of questions were answered by professionals and the overwhelming consensus was that an airport does have economic impact and positive impact on the county. In answer to Mr. Osterling, there were several answers to the list of questions that have caused a change about the airport. He does not want to see eminent domain used for private gain but for public purpose and common good, sometimes eminent domain is justified. Larry Bower feels that if Council can go ahead with the airport with a clear conscience then they should do the same as the County has. Ken Dornich and Helen Gardner agreed. Gary Herbert told that he has a lot more information now than he did before. The City has lost several jobs and the City and County needs to move forward to try and maintain the jobs that are here and maybe obtain new jobs and industry.

Motion by Ken Dornich and seconded by Helen Gardner to follow the guidelines that have been laid down by the County Commissioners to support the airport expansion and to look also at an alternate site. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes5-1-06.pdf

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JUNE 5, 2006 Bill Ernstes gave a report on the airport board. Their engineering firm is reapplying for the grant monies. Once they are able to get the grant monies then they will start the study for another site. They should know something by July 1st. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes6-5-06.pdf

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JULY 6, 2006 Bill Ernstes gave the Council and update about the airport. The grant for the 2nd site study has been approved and a committee is in the process of looking for another site. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes7-6-06.pdf

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AUGUST 7, 2006 Don McCrary was present for the Airport Board. Don had a meeting with the County Council and they are not supporting anything more than a site study. He met with the Commissioners and one was for and one was against and one commissioner was not there. At the end of 2007 the Federal program goes away. There is $68,000 in the account and he would like to know where the City stands. The Mayor feels this should be continued on but the City cannot take this on by itself. Larry Bower and Helen Gardner expressed going ahead with the site study. Marc Haston asked for a discussion before they voted. Marc said he has checked with INDOT and a lot of people were against having the airport expanded in the existing location. After a site study is done then it is the FAA”s decision of where the airport will be and it could stay at the present site. He opposes the expansion in the present site. Don McCrary told Council he is not asking the City to sign a Resolution. He is only asking for continuing the site study. You are oly locked in if you sign a Resolution. Motion by Gary Herbert and seconded by Helen Gardner to continue with the site study. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes8-7-06.pdf

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OCTOBER 2, 2006 Brian Messer spoke on behalf of the Airport Board. Brian told Council that the County Commissioners were unanimous in their decision to go ahead with the Airport and to use whatever they needed. The County Council shot them down and now they come to the City to see if the City can help to keep the Airport project alive because October 11th is the deadline. Mayor Manus would like to go forward, hopefully with the County Council and Commissioners, but if have to, go alone. Helen Gardner stated that this has been talked about for years. There are three entities involved with it and the City thought they had it started and then it didn’t happen. Helen feels the City needs to move forward with it. Ken Dornich stated that he went to Maryville, Ohio and suppliers there used the airport. If Valeo got down they were charged $10,000 a minute by Chrysler. Ken feels if the City can’t get the County Council and County Commissioners on Board with the project then the City needs to move ahead. None of the Council wants to ue Eminent Domain, but sometimes it has to be for the good of all. Glenn Tebbe agrees that it is time to act. If it can’t be with the help of the County Council and Commissioners then the City needs to go ahead alone. If we don’t move forward, the City is going to be stuck with the price of fixing up the runway. Larry Bower stated that it is regrettable that the County does not see the need for the Airport. Gary Herbert told that we are looking at future growth of the community and a lot of time has been discussing the Airport. He would rather it be in a different place than it is now and is very disappointed in the County Council and their decision. Gary is not happy with Eminent Domain but feels the cost to the City is going to be very little and the need to move forward. Glenn Tebbe commented about Eminent Domain, the principle is to provide for the common good that helps everyone. The property owners are compensated and sometimes Eminent Domain is done as a legal maneuver for tax purposes. Marc Haston passed out the budget of the BeleFontaine Airport in Ohio and stated that it is not fully funded and is not a self supporting Airport. The Resolution that the Airport wants signed would say that you have the money in the bank for the project. Bill Ernstes told the Council and those in attendance that the Airport Board was not told by the County Council to ask property owners about selling their property. The County Council told them to find an alternate site for the Airport and that is what they did. Three other individuals spoke before Council their concerns about the Airport. Gary Herbert expressed his concern of the cost and the amount of income. Mayor Manus had talked to the Mayor at Ohio concerning the Airport. Council members stated that the deficit shown on the BeleFontaine report Marc Haston had handed out, was to do with construction funds. City Attorney Steve Taylor stated that the City has a contract with the County about the Airport. A Resolution would not be possible because the City would need to terminate its contract with the County first. Steve urged that the Council meet with the County officials.

Motion by Helen Gardner and seconded by Ken Dornich to move forward. So passed.Ken Dornich stated that the City Attorney prepare a letter to the FAA to the effect of the City moving ahead as well as site preferences and a letter to the County to see if they are willing to help and if not then they would need to sever the existing contract. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes10-2-06.pdf

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NOVEMBER 6, 2006 Glenn Tebbe questioned at the October meeting about the City moving forward with the Airport and if the County has made any comments. Steve Taylor City Attorney stated that the Airport Board went to the County and the County doesn’t have any problem of the City moving on with the Airport. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes11-6-06.pdf

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DECEMBER 4, 2006 The Mayor had gone to the Commissioner’s meeting and spoke about the Airport and if the Commissioner’s were in support. The Commissioner’s told the Mayor that they would be in support if the County Council will support it. The Mayor plans on attending the County Council meeting to ask for their support. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes12-4-06.pdf

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FEBRUARY 5, 2007 John Dulley was present to represent the Airport. The two chosen sites are still being studies and no decision on location of airport has been made. City Attorney Steve Taylor explained the two ordinances concerning creation of a city airport commission. There will be a five-member commission that will set the budget and a fund will need to be set up.

Motion by Ken Dornich and seconded by Helen Gardner to pass on 1st reading Ordinance 2007-3 (rescinding ordinance 1980-1 airport agreement with county as a joint commission). So passed.

Motion by Helen Gardner and seconded by Ken Dornich to suspend the rules and regulations. So passed.

Motion by Larry Bower and seconded by Glenn Tebbe to pass on 2nd reading Ordinance 2007-3. So passed.

Motion by Ken Dornich and seconded by Helen Gardner to pass on 1st reading Ordinance 2007-4 airport. So passed.

This ordinance creates a city airport commission.

http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes2-5-07.pdf

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MARCH 5, 2007

Motion by Helen Gardner and seconded by Ken Dornich to table Ordinance 2007-3 airport rescinding. So passed.

After discussion a motion by Glenn Tebbe and seconded by Gary Herbert to amend Ordinance 2007-4 for passing on 2nd reading, setting staggered terms for the commission members with Council appointing three members and the Mayor appointing two members. For the first appointments, one by Council and one by the Mayor would be for two years and the other appointments for four years. After the initial appointments then the terms would be for four years. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes3-5-07.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

APRIL 2, 2007 Discussion was held pertaining to the Airport and City Attorney Steve Taylor cited the December minutes of the Decatur County Council, where the County Council had passed a motion and second to relinquish their involvement agreement with the City on the Airport if the Airport remains at the current site and the Commissioners had passed the same to relinquish their involvement. Council members questioned if the County means only at the current site or if it means even at another site. City Attorney told Council as far he is aware the current site is the only site available. It was understood the County wants no part of anything that might have to use eminent domain. Question of would the County still be obligated with the budget and the feeling was for only the first quarter. City Attorney Steve Taylor clarified that the Ordinance 2007-4 would remain in its original form on the appointments of the Airport Commission Board and would have staggered years for Board members with appointments by the Mayor.

Motion by Glenn Tebbe and seconded by Ken Dornich to pass on 3rd reading Ordinance 2007-3 airport rescinding. So passed.

Motion by Ken Dornich and seconded by Helen Gardner to pass on 3rd new Airport Ordinance 2007-4. So passed.

Mayor Manus swore in the following Airport Commission Board members and ending term dates; Don McCrary 12/31/07, Jim Pruett 12/31/08, Gerald Hall 12/31/09 and Jon Dooley and Bill Ernstes 12/31/2010. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes4-2-07.pdf

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July 2, 2007 Motion by Glenn Tebbe and seconded by Gary Herbert to pass on 1st reading Ordinance 2007-07-19 Airport Development. All ayes. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes7-2-07.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

September 4, 2007 Jon Dooley of the Airport Board provided Council with an update. They are still crunching numbers, but have come to an agreement with the Airport Corporation. They have had an accountant to review the Airport Corporation and the Airport can pay its own way. They have talked with Mike Pence about receiving funding faster and as of right now they are not ready to make any recommendations to the City and Council yet. They can receive 95% to 97 ½ % from the FAA program. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes9-4-07.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

November 5, 2007 Jon Dooley spoke on behalf of the airport. The appraisal came in at over $2,000,000. The negotiated price for the property is $1,625,000. A grant from the FAA AIP Program in the amount of $581,386 would be available at closing. A State of Indiana grant in the amount of $15,299.63 would follow approximately thirty days later. The remainder will be reimbursed at the combined federal and state level of 95% to 97 ½ %. Don Mandley of Butler, Fairman & Seufert and Richard Starkey of Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm were present and stated that they followed the Federal guidelines on the appraisal. It calls for one appraisal and then the appraisal is over seen and reviewed by a review appraiser. The grant money is available to use but you have to have a plan to advance the airport. The appraisal process follows Title 49 and talked about the environmental study process. John Julien of H.J. Umbaugh & Associates gave an over view of the financial plan for the airport purchase. This opens Federal and State dollars to help fund this project. Borrow enough money to acquire the Airport with a note from a bank and be in place up to 2-5 years and could be as short as 6 months. Then enter into a long term financing, the operation revenue will pay for this. Long term bonds may be sold with a back up safety net promising stating property tax revenue to lower the cost of interest on the bonds. You do not have to use property tax money. The long term ceiling is $3,000,000 and the total project cost is $11,000,000. Richard Starkey reported that he has talked with 4-5 banks and you could have a floating rate of interest as opposed to a fixed rate.

Motion by Ken Dornich and seconded by Glenn Tebbe to pass on first reading Ordinance 2007-11-27 an ordinance concerning the acquisition, construction and improvement by the city of Greensburg, Indiana, of certain aviation facilities, the issuance and sale of aviation facilities revenue bonds and cash on hand to pay the costs thereof, the collection, segregation and distribution of the revenues of the aviation facilities, the safeguarding of the interests of the owners of such bonds, the issuance of notes in anticipation of such bonds, and other matters related thereto, including the repealing of ordinances inconsistent herewith. Ayes Gary Herbert, Ken Dornich, Larry Bower, Glenn Tebbe and Helen Gardner. Nays none. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes11-5-07.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

November 15, 2007 Discussion was held concerning the Airport and Ordinance 2007-11-27. The appraisal expiration time was questioned and Don Manley of Butler, Fairman & Seufert stated the expiration is the date established in the appraisal, November 30, 2007. The discussion being held tonight is to purchase the airport only. Any expansion decision would be with the new Council. Questions of interest rate, bond percentage anticipated, establishing an Airport Authority, interest rate reduction with back-up, two-year agreement and land purchase amount. John Julien of H.J. Umbaugh & Associates answered the questions. There is a $60,000 issuance fee and other issuance fees will be through out the financing stages. Ranges in interest rates establish limits for the negotiation and administration. Decisions about Airport Authority and purchase of land will be made later. Mr. Goddard spoke on behalf of the Goddard family LLC and understands the Phase I is the purchase of the airport. Phase II would be the expansion. He asked that the ordinance have a delayed effective date. City Attorney Steve Taylor answered the question if the contract could be rescinded by a subsequent city council. The new council could default on a contract but that could bring financial penalties on the City.

Motion by Glenn Tebbe and seconded by Helen Gardner to pass on 2nd reading Ordinance 2007-11-27 an ordinance concerning the acquisition, construction and improvement by the City of Greensburg, Indiana, of certain aviation facilities, the issuance and sale of aviation facilities revenue bonds and cash on hand to pay the costs thereof, the collection, segregation and distribution of the revenues of the aviation facilities, the safeguarding of the interests of the owners of such bonds, the issuance of notes in anticipation of such bonds, and other matters related thereto, including the repealing of ordinances inconsistent herewith. Ayes Gary Herbert, Ken Dornich, Larry Bower, Glenn Tebbe and Helen Gardner. Nays none. So passed.

Motion by Ken Dornich and seconded by Larry Bower to suspend the rules and regulations to pass Ordinance 2007-11-27 for third reading. Ayes Gary Herbert, Ken Dornich, Larry Bower, Glenn Tebbe and Helen Gardner. Nays none. So passed.

Motion by Larry Bower and seconded by Glenn Tebbe to pass on 3rd reading Ordinance 2007-11-27. Ayes Gary Herbert, Ken Dornich, Larry Bower, Glenn Tebbe and Helen Gardner. Nays none. So passed.

http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes11-15-07.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

March 24th, 2008 Mr. Don Manley updated the Board on the Environmental study. It is very early in the study and subcontracts have been signed, the wildlife hazard assessment has been setup, internal meetings have been scheduled, and letters have been sent to the landowners. Don stated a need for three to four local citizens to be on a review committee. The committee is for general oversee of the study. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%203-24-08.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

May 5, 2008 Marc Haston handed out information concerning the airport. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes5-5-08.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

June 2, 2008 Discussion was held about the Airport expansion and an update was given concerning the Airport. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes6-2-08.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

June16, 2008 http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%206-16-08.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

July 21, 2008 Motion by Jamie Cain and seconded by Helen Gardner to pass on 1st reading Ordinance 2008-20 Airport Rotary Fuel Fund, Ordinance 2008-21 Airport Improvement Fund and Ordinance 2008-22 Airport Operation Fund. Ayes Herb Hunter, Darrell Poling, Jamie Cain, Bill Wenning and Helen Gardner. nays none. So passed.

Motion by Bill Wenning and seconded by Jamie Cain to pass Resolution 2008-12 transfer of money from general to the Airport Operations. Ayes Herb Hunter, Darrell Poling, Jamie Cain, Bill Wenning and Helen Gardner. &ays none. So passed. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes7-21-08.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

July 21, 2008 Jon read a letter from concerned citizen Dennis Dickman. Mr. Dickman stated of a July 12th incident of a loose parachute and a skydiver landing to retrieve the parachute on his property and no phone calls were made to inform him. This breaks the memorandum of understanding between Greensburg SkyDive and the surrounding property owners. Mr. Dougherty and his attorney Amy Romic apologized for the misunderstanding. They requested maps of the area and the owners so that they may follow the memo of understanding. They gave $30.00 to Mr. Dickman for entering his property twice. They also requested to have a formal agreement written and signed to make the memo of understanding more binding. The Board’s response was of great disappointment with Greensburg SkyDive. The Board stated that they would terminate their hangar contract if the memo of understanding could not be followed. Landowner Charlie Beggs then spoke. Mr. Beggs stated that skydivers are not welcome on his property. Whereas Mr. Beggs has been very low key n this whole matter, he now wants to be notified and also included in the memo of understanding. He appreciates the Board’s response to the issue and is hopeful that a more positive outcome can occur, and that the Board will do what they say. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%207-21-08.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

September 8, 2008 Mayor Herbert informed the Council that he has looked into the purchase of a poly cam sound station in the amount of $759.95. He suggested the City and Airport make the purchase. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes9-8-08.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

September 15, 2008 Mr. Marc Haston commended Mr. Bob Dougherty and Greensburg Sky-Dive for making a good effort to be courteous to the land owners and their property. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%209-15-08.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

September 29, 2008 Concerns were brought up about the expansion of the Airport and will the October 1st deadline be made on the survey. Yes, the report will be filed on 9-30-08. The Mayor read an e-mail from FAA Jack Delaney, 2nd command at Chicago concerning airport federal funding. Any delay past the October 1st would delay in funding for 1-3 years, but once the report is submitted then the report would be considered. The funding is locked in for the Airport at 97.5% from the FAA. Wherever the airport would be, people in the area would be upset, but in order to receive funding, you have to move forward. Mayor Herbert said he would not put the residents in debt for moving the airport. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutesTownHall9-29-08.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

October 21, 2008 http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%2010-21-08.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

November 17, 2008 Don Manley reported on the CIP update. Don, Bill, and Ed attended the annual conference near Angola, Indiana. There were program managers, engineers, and many others in attendance. The meeting was to update all the entities and individuals that are involved. There was lots of discussion, and all are in unison with the CIP. Don gave the Board copies of the revised CIP. Don asked the Board to review the entire CIP, but concentrate on the next five years of the plan. Don reminded the Board that the entirety of the project was 95% reimbursable from the Federal level, and is 2.5% reimbursable from the State. In December’s meeting, Don would like to further discuss the plan with the Board. In January’s meeting, Don would like to make final changes to the plan. The plan needs to be signed and returned by February 2, 2009. The FAA wants to identify their commitment of funds for the project. Don suggested that the Board’s president send an email to the FAA stating that the Board will commit the money for this year’s current bills.

Mo-153-08 Jim moved that President, Bill Ernstes send the email to FAA to state that the Board wants the money for this year for current bills. Ed seconded, and roll call was taken. Jim-yea, Gerald-yea, Ed-yea, Jon-yea, and Bill-yea. The motion was carried. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%2011-17-08.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

December 15, 2008 http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%2012-15-08.pdf

City of Greensburg BOAC Meeting

January 26, 2009 Susan Zoeller of Aerofinity gave a power point presentation to explain the forecasting of activity at the Greensburg Municipal Airport. The forecasting has been approved by the FAA.

Bill Ernstes made a motion seconded by Jon Dooley that we accept a proposal by BFS to provide professional engineering services in regard to establishing procedures for the day-to-day operation of the Greensburg Municipal Airport. The motionpassed unanimously.Don Manley reported that additional federal funds were being made available for Greensburg this year from the Airport Trust Fund in the amount of $284,940. The usual annual amount is $150,000. The funds can be used for any improvement of tract 1 or tract 2. The federal share is $270,693. The state share is $7,124, and the local share would be $7,123. Bill Ernstes will sign on behalf of the BOAC to accept the grant. Don Manley reported that the ALP (airport layout plan) is now in its second comments phase. When this phase is complete, the ALP will be presented to the BOAC. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%201-26-09.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

February 23, 2009 Concerned citizen Dennis Dickman, spoke of two incidents that took place over his home. On two different occasions, an aircraft turned around just above his home and then proceeded to land. The noise was really loud on the larger aircraft. The Board knew the owner of the larger airplane and will discuss the issue with him. The Board encouraged Dennis to continue to bring these issues to the Board’s attention. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners2-23-09.pdf

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

March 2, 2009 Bill Ernstes and Jon Dooley gave an update on the Airport Expansion. The Airport has been awarded $270,693 from the FAA Fund. The usual annual award if $150,000. The aeronautical division of Indot will add another $7,124. The FAA approved a runway length of 5405 ft. based on a forecasting of traffic type and volume conducted by Aerofinity. The drawing of the expansion project is in the engineering phase and has not yet been finalized, reviewed and approved. The environmental assessment work, including the wildlife studies, has been completed and is under review by the FAA. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes3-2-09.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

March 23, 2009 Don Manley reported the status of the ALP review. Currently the ALP is second in line for FAA review. This process generally takes several months to complete.

Marc Haston requested a copy of the current ALP map. Bill will mail one to him. http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%203-23-09.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

April 27, 2009 http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%204-27-09.pdf

City of Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners

May 26, 2009 http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners5-26-09.pdf http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/councilminutes3-6-06.pdf Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. $36,100 from city $36,100 from county http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/BOACAgenda4-21-2008.pdf BF&S INVOICE 54976 $????? http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%203-24-08.pdf Invoice #54557 from BF&S for $3,000.00 http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%206-16-08.pdf BF&S (invoice #55415) Administration $1,948.00 http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/Aviation%20Commissioners%207-21-08.pdf BF&S (Grant Administration) $1,500.00, BF&S (Environmental Assessment) $2,170.80, BF&S (AIP Update) $2,000.00

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