Minutes, Special Meeting, November 4, 2017

Morehead-Rowan County Airport Board

Special Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2017


Chairman Tim James called the meeting to order at 10:04 AM in the Terminal Building Conference Room at the Morehead-Rowan County Regional Airport. Other members present were Harry Clark, Aaron Roberts, Mike Gray, Charles Derrickson, Tom Fossett, Porter Dailey, Ron Oliver, and Bruce Mattingly. Absent was Jim LeMaster.  Guests present include: Perry Sloan – FBO; Charles Williams – PHI1 Air Medical Services Base Supervisor; Earl Rogers – Attorney; Lee Lipps; Josh Clark; Lisa Sergent; Jack Holley, Jr.; Dean Owen; and Barbara Marsh – Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.

Mr. James reported that he had received a letter of resignation from FBO Perry Sloan dated November 3, 2017, and that he will not renew his contract (January 5, 2017-January 5, 2018). The letter indicates his last day of employment will be November 30, 2017. Mr. Sloan has accepted a new job opportunity.         He said he resigned to accept a different position with compensation and benefit plans that are “greater than what the airport board can provide.” Mr. James thanked Mr. Sloan for the work he had done at the airport and said “it had made a difference and we really appreciated his help.”  Mr. Oliver said Mr. Sloan “had done a great job and that makes it hard to see him go.”

The Morehead News (November 3, 2017)  interviewed Mr. James who was quoted as saying “Sloan was vital in improving the airport, not only by making it look better, but also maintaining community and aviation relationships that are necessary to the role.”

Mr. Sloan reported that he would still be an aviation instructor at the airport, and will still be doing A & P mechanic work.

The motion to accept Mr. Sloan’s resignation was made by Mr. Dailey, seconded by Mr. Roberts, and approved unanimously. A selection committee will be appointed and advertisement for the position will begin immediately. The advertisement will indicate “open until filled.”

Mr. James indicated that the board needs to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.

The motion to go into Executive Session was made by Dr. Derrickson, seconded by Mr. Clark, and approved unanimously at 10:10am.

11:01am. The motion to come out of Executive Session was made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Dr. Derrickson, and approved by the board.

The motion to begin a search for a new airport manager/FBO and to authorize the Executive Committee to act as the Search Committee was made by Dr. Mattingly, seconded by Mr. Oliver, and approved. Mr. Roberts abstained.

Mr. James reported that Mr. Roberts divulged to the board that he is interested in the position and excused himself from the Executive Session. Mr. Roberts will not be involved in any action relating to the selection of the next FBO/Airport Manager.

Mr. James reported that we will not advertise a closing date for the receipt of appplication. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The selection committee will begin review of applications on Saturday, November 11.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:20am.