Tuesday evening, the regular meeting of the North Central Missouri Regional Airport (NCMRA) Board was held at the airport. But because there were not enough Board members in attendance to constitute a quorum, no vote or action could be taken. The members present did, however, engage in discussion about issues on the agenda. The Board members present were Gary Carlson, John Moore, Mark Woodring, Brian Cryderman, and Board President Richard Parker. Before the meeting was over, an economic development idea with tremendous potential was also presented to the Board.
During the Manager’s Report portion of the meeting Airport Manager Ted Stockwell reported that according to Phillips Petroleum, the fuel hoses need to be replaced, and differential pressure gauges across fuel filter lines are scheduled to be installed.
Upon Stockwell’s suggestion, the NCMRA Board continued its discussion about the inoperable aircraft that has been languishing in one of NCMRA’s hangers for the past five years. The wrecked single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft has been taking up hanger space since pilot Billy Miller of Bolton, Mississippi crash-landed it in a corn field just south of the airport. The engine has since been removed from the Bonanza, presumably by the owner. Although Miller has been making his hanger lease payments, the NCMRA Board would like him [Miller] to vacate the hanger so it can be leased to someone with an operable airplane who periodically purchases fuel. Board member John Moore suggested sending Miller a certified letter asking him to come take possession of the wrecked Bonanza. The matter will be placed on next month’s agenda when, hopefully, enough Board members are present to take action.