Thursday, November 30, 2006
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
Ken Plesser called the meeting to order at . Board members present were Ken Plesser, Micah Froese, and Terry Yon. Both Lloyd Kreuger and Joanne Keisler were absent. Present in the audience were: Nancy VanWormer, Larry Ross, Peg Peterson, Michael Branning, Gwen & Rich Mochak.
A motion was made, and seconded to accept the minutes for the
See attached copy. Correction was noted that the title on the report should be “FUND A” instead of Whiteplains Homeowners’ Association, and “FUND B” instead of Whiteplains Pilots’Association.
Insurance: Ken’s research has identified an insurance agency which has provided specimen policies for both liability insurance for Whiteplains common areas at approximately $4300/year, and for Directors and Officers insurance for approximately $1000/year. Additional questions have been asked to the agency representative regarding the specimen policy. Copies of specimen policy were distributed to BOD members present, and an additional copy will be forwarded to Lloyd for consideration. Given that more research is necessary, additional time to do so is needed.
Tower, airport identifying beacon, flag: James Keisler’s business made a new platform top for the tower to support the new airport identifying beacon, both of which were installed. Also installed on the tower were new flag hardware and flag quality rope, and weather resistant landscaping lightening to light the flags between the hours of dusk and . Despite the beacon being bench tested on the ground prior to installation on the tower, as well as after installation on the tower, once the tower was raised, the beacon failed after about a day. The beacon manufacturer was contacted, accepted responsibility for replacing the failed part, and rapidly mailed a replacement part. The new part for the beacon has arrived and it should be mounted and operational within the next week or so. The Pilots’ Association raised $133.25 in a spirited and worthwhile auction of aviation items as their last meeting on
Don Cook was not present, but Nancy VanWormer verbally gave the report Don wrote for the meeting. Thirteen Young Eagles were flown by Whiteplains pilots in November. Don expressed concern that low passes continue to be a problem at Whiteplains and reinforced that low passes are not legal. Larry Ross, CFII, reinforced this sentiment by citing the FAA Regulations Chapter 51 Part 91 which cites that it is illegal to fly below 200 feet unless the pilot is taking off or landing.
Bill Como was not present, but sent a report with Nancy VanWormer. A Spring Mulching Party for Phase I and Phase II entrances is planned. The operational part for the Phase I gate is still not available. There may be one more mowing before the end of the 2006. The problems with the Phase II entrance sprinkler system and well are still being investigated.
Ray Hill was not present, but sent a report with Nancy VanWormer. Nominations were made at the November 20 meeting for 2007 officers as follows:
President – Erik Demaray, Vice President – Jack Fastnaught, Safety Officer– Todd Falstad.
Nancy VanWormer reported that the Welcome Committee has welcomed the Lineberry family who have moved mid-November into the previous Rawl home. The Bailey rental property has been recently vacated again, and Mr. Bailey has prospective renters who are interested in moving in mid-December, but there is apparently not a firm contract yet. Mr. Bailey was referred to the ARB Guidelines and to the ARB Chairman for review of plans authorization when these potential renters asked questions about the landlord installing a fence. The Caring & Sharing Committee continues to provide cards and flowers to residents for illness and losses. The Whiteplains Blog has been a great success. The Blog has been visited on an average of 18 times per day, for a total of over 2,314 visits since the start. Please continue to let Don Cook know if you have information to share via the Blog.
and the charge for the calendar supports this project.
Larry Ross reported that two members, Michael Branning and Todd Falstad, have contacted the Election Committee and indicated their desire to run for the Board of Directors for 2007. Both Michael and Todd have provided a statement of their experience and goals, which will be included in the ballot. The deadline for contacting the Elections Committee and expressing a desire to run in the 2007 election is
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
Insurance- The 2006 Board decided that more research is needed still regarding insurance before scheduling a vote. The current BOD decided that research should continue and no decisions should be made until this research is completed and the 2007 BOD reviews the issues further.
Regime Fees – Terry Yon moved that regime fees for 2007 be increased by the maximum amount permitted by the Whiteplains Homeowners’ Association Covenants, which is 10% per year. Micah Froese seconded the motion. The motion was approved 3-0.
Larry Ross raised concern about the Truck Entrance needing mulch and pruning attention. He was referred to discuss these concerns with Bill Como.
Nancy VanWormer asked if there were any known plans for a community Holiday Party. No one was aware of any plans by anyone to date.
Discussion ensued about where to hold the Annual Meeting, with decision made by the Board to try to encourage more owners’ participation by having the dinner catered, and held on-site, this year, in Ken & Peg’s hangar. Suggestion was made by Larry Ross to explore the option of Shealy’s BBQ to cater, with estimated cost to each attendee of about $10 per dinner. Ken will explore with Shealy’s BBQ and will provide an announcement of the Annual Meeting specifics and agenda to the Elections Committee for inclusion in the mailing.
Nancy VanWormer and Peg Peterson answered the request, by Larry Ross and Terry Yon, for assistance with envelope stuffing for the multi-mailings of ballots, regime fee invoices and Annual Meeting announcement. Mailings are to be received by owners by
Micah Froese moved to adjourn , and Terry Yon seconded. Adjourned at .
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Topics will include a status report from the Elections Committee, the setting of regime fees for 2007, and discussion of recently-received liability insurance quotes.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
The third annual Whiteplains Calendar is going to printing and it is time to order your copies. Don't miss out on a fact filled edition including birthdays, SC Breakfast Club Fly-Ins and more.
The price will remain the same as the past two years at a bargain $15.00 each.
Please e-mail Nancy Van Wormer at firstname.lastname@example.org to order as many copies as you wish. You will be notified via e-mail when they are ready. Calendars will not be sold after December 20th so ORDER NOW.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Please let me know if you have any new agenda items by Monday morning.
WHITEPLAINS PILOT'S ASSOCIATION
Monday November 20, 2006
Ray Hill, VP
Hosting Hangar, Lee & Nancy Van Wormer
Welcome Pilots and Guests
Statement of Purpose
" The purpose of the Whiteplains Pilots Association is to promote aviation safety, and camaraderie among the Whiteplains pilots and promote
communications with the pilot community."
Sign in Sheet
Jack Fastnaught - His adventure in a C-82 "Packet" Acceptance of September 18, 2006 Minutes
Old Business New Business - Nominations will be accepted for the Officers in 2007, (further nominations will be accepted at the Jan. 2007 meeting) Open floor for any new ideas to improve the Pilots Association attendance and activities.
Announcements - Fly Ins, Airshows and "Hundred dollar hamburgers"Treasurers Report; Terry Yon
Airside Report; Don Cook
Safety Report; Todd Falstad
Residential Side Report; Bill Como
Elam Tower update - Ken Plesser
Door Prizes and Cash Drawing
To see a video of this flight click below.....
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Whiteplains Plantation hosted
Lt. Col James Tucker wrote:
Thanks for a great day of flying...
I know my students really enjoyed the
Experience. I can't thank you and all
the other pilots for all you do to
help my students have a life long memory
of their first flight. You're
the greatest!! I attached a couple
group photos in case you need them.
Thanks to Pilots Bill Como (4), Jack Fastnaught (2), Mica Froese (2) and Don Cook (5). Also to Jack and Mica that took turns with traffic control.
Till next time.
Thanks to everyone that helped out this morning with the trash pick up.
Great Job! Also a big thanks to Jack and Diane for hosting the breakfast this morning.
Click on picture to see full size.
Till next time.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Just got a call from Jim Causey. He said the lady at Pelion called to advise that they lowered the price of 100LL from $4.10 to $3.85.
I gassed up at Lancaster airport just north/east of here yesterday for $3.30 a gallon. They are in the process of getting the front of the office repaved. Very friendly people. Gary Laubscher (FBO Operator) invited all of us to come see him any Saturday for a cookout starting at noon. The self service pump is hard to get to right now, but they well bring a truck to you for the same price as Self Service during the repaving activity. They also have AWOS that is just being turned on, tune in at 120.825 or 803-286-6444 by phone.
November 2 - Jack Fastnaught
November 3 - Donna Robbins
November 9 - Don Cook
November 19 - Peggy Como
November 21 - Debra Cunniff
November 22 - Joseph Greener
November 26 - Jan Causey
November 30 - Dick Hitt
November 5 - Orangeburg (OGB)
November 19 - East Cooper (8S5)
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 11 - Adopt-a-Highway Pick up day. 8:30 meet at Fastnaught - Pick up @ 9
November 11 - Young Eagles Make up Date. Pilots Meet at Tower @ 10 A.M.
November 20 - Pilots Assoc. Mtg. 7 P.M. Lee Van Warmer's Hanger
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day!