September 29, 2019 FAHA Annual Meeting and Picnic

The meeting was brought to order at 4:30 by Jeff Miller, who welcomed our new homeowners:  Janelle and Tom Noller, Joanna Shaw with Anders Wiggum, and Jason and Meghan Downing to our community.  It’s great to see lots of young faces joining us….and kids, too! Jo and Anders have a 3 year old and Tom and Jennifer Osmundson have a newborn.

Election of New Board Members:  Jeff introduced the current Board to the homeowners. Four board members, whose two-year term is ending (John Tomlinson, Andy Karmy, Keith Hendrickson, and Mark Owen) have agreed to continue on the Board.  Jeff opened the floor to any volunteers to serve on the board.  Having heard none:

Motion
Proposed by:     Mike McGahan
Seconded by:     Arthur Berkell
Motion made:   To accept the four Board members for an additional two-year term.
Approved:          Yes, unanimous (except for JT)

Association Agreement: Jeff began the discussion of the progress on airport acquisition with two thoughts: “Strength in Numbers” and “Control through Ownership”.  For the benefit of newer homeowners, Jeff gave a quick summary of airport history going back to 1975 when Stan and Virginia Nesland sold the airport to Norm Grier and Bill Lardent. Easements were set in place at the time of sale. The first 25 years there were no additional fees to homeowners to access the airport as the purchase price of the lot covered expenses. The next 25 years, 2000 to 2025, participating homes support the airport by paying ½ of taxes, fees, and maintenance annually. After the year 2025, there was no requirement for there being an airport.  Our current right to access the airport will terminate on December 31, 2025.

John Tomlinson presented a Power Point Presentation of the FAHA Board’s current concept of airport acquisition and key aspects of the association agreement as of this time.

The Association Agreement document is very close to being ready to present to the homeowners for review and eventual signature. A small number of homeowners had been asked for their review and comments.  The draft documents are available currently for any member to review.  Additionally, all FAHA Board meetings are open for anyone wanting to attend. The equal share approach to ownership was reiterated. The concept of a Contingency Loan was introduced; as much as one million dollars; 10 homeowners X $100,000 have at present verbally agreed to participate at the time of airport purchase.

The meeting was opened to questions and discussions from the floor

One homeowner suggested that FAHA might want to start collecting funds now but was told that FAHA would not want to have the “investment” responsibility but would rather have the individual homeowner do their own investing now for the future cost.

Surface Water Management:  Jeff Miller discussed the issue of the county’s surface water management and its impact on airports and aviation across the state. Specific to Crest/Norman Grier Field, it appears that the county has been under charging the airport for the surface water in the past few years.  It went from $4,808 to $23,957.   John Tomlinson has investigated the rates and found them to be correct. Surface Water Management became the major component of the total $38,958 tax bill for 2019 of which we the homeowners pay half the bill.

Neil Bryant asked to say good bye to our association.  He’s enjoyed his time in our community and has various items for sale.

At 5:38 Jeff Miller adjourned so we could eat!

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


75 in attendance (representing 48 Homeowner lots) in Eversole’s Hangar

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Andy Karmy (2017)
Keith Hendrickson (2017)
Rex MacLean (2018)
Mark Owen (2017)

Board Members absent:
Mike Werner (2018)

September 23, 2019

The meeting was brought to order at 7:10 by Jeff Miller.

The minutes of the last Board meeting on August 19, 2019, were included as an attachment to the email reminder for tonight’s meeting.   After a correction was made to the spelling of Mike Werner’s name, a motion to approve the previous minutes was made and accepted.

Motion
Proposed by:     John Tomlinson
Seconded by:     Make WernerMotion made:   To accept the minutes of August 19, 2019 Board meeting, as corrected.
Approved:          Yes, unanimous

Treasurers Report:  After receiving delinquent dues from two homeowners and paying $3.06 for postage on Picnic/general membership meeting reminders, Janet reported a balance of $27,208.65 in the FAHA checking account.

The Documents Committee met on Sunday, September 22 to discuss ongoing revisions to the Association Agreement.  Jeff Miller had sent out a preliminary draft to several homeowners, including Dodson, Hernke, Littlefield, Eversole, Cullman, Leyde, Kellogg, and Cameron  in order to solicit feedback.  The majority of them had favorable comments.  In addition, several of them would be willing to contribute to the contingency financing, if it becomes necessary.

Motion
Proposed by:     Andy Karmy
Seconded by:     Mark Owen
Motion made:   To make a preliminary draft available for all homeowners at the upcoming picnic on September 29, 2019.
Approved:          Unanimous

Annual Homeowners Meeting and Picnic.  The original date set for October 6th did not work for Eric Eversole, so September 29th was selected.  Janet Gundlach and Tammy Nason could use help in preparation.

Surface Water Management.  Jeff Miller will be organizing a committee to start a communication with King County, including King County Council #7, Pete Von Reichbauer, Gordy Gibler (Fall City Airport HOA), King County Council #3, Cathy Lambert, and WPA.  Rex MacLean volunteered to help on the committee.

Association Agreement:  John Tomlinson displayed a Power Point to the Board which he intends to present to the Homeowners at the Picnic.  Mike Werner passed out his suggestion that an additional Membership classification be added to the agreement:

2.5  Associate Membership.  Any person who holds an ancillary interest in the airport remaining viable in the future are eligible for Associate Membership.  Associate members have no voting rights, but would be eligible for member discounts on hangar or tie down-down rental fees, fuel discounts and airport operation fees.  Associate membership would require a one-time initiation fee of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), transferrable to a succeeding associate member.  One tie-down or hangar rental would be allowed per associate membership.

After discussing the proposal at length, the Board decided not to add the Associate Membership at this time, wanting to keep the Association Agreement simple.  The general consensus of the Board was that the complexity of the proposal can be brought up further at a later and more appropriate time.

Motion
Proposed by:     Robbi Broussard
Seconded by:     Mark Owen
Motion made:   To adjourn at 8:55
Approved:          Yes

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


10 in attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Andy Karmy (2017)
Mike Werner (2018)
Rex MacLean (2018)
Mark Owen (2017)

Board Members absent:
Keith Hendrickson (2017)

Guests:
Dick Broussard
Lynne Gregg