pangborne logo 200The third Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting for the Pangborn Memorial Airport Master Plan (Plan) will be held on June 6, 2017. The Plan serves as a roadmap for identifying the orderly development of Airport facility, equipment, and service needs necessary to meet existing and future Airport demands. The Plan will identify 20-year capital improvements as envisioned by the Airport, in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance and that complement community interests.

PAC Meeting #3 will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Executive Flight Building located at the Airport (1 Campbell Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA). PAC Meeting #3 will focus on Airport Facilities and Alternatives. This effort will identify the type and location of facilities necessary to meet future Airport activity and infrastructure needs.

Presentation information from PAC Meeting #3 will be posted to the Airport’s Master Plan web page following the meeting (https://www.flywenatchee.com/master-plan/). The Master Plan web page also includes links to the prior Plan documentation, including ‘draft’ working paper materials, announcements, and other information on how to provide public input.

Questions and comments regarding the Plan can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 509-884-2494, ext. 200.

portchelancountyPort of Chelan County Board of Commissioners
Special Meeting of March 9, 2016
Meeting Highlights

Port of Chelan County Partners with Our Valley What’s Next
Port of Chelan County Commissioners approved a $10,000 contribution toward the Our Valley What’s Next program, led by Alan Walker’s United Way. Port of Chelan County representatives sit on many of work groups in the program and believe some strategies formed may fall under Port Authority for Economic Development.

Port of Chelan County to Provide Match for Olds Station Connection to the Loop Trail.
Port of Chelan County Commissioners approved a matching contribution of $15,000 toward the WSDOT Grant Application to fund construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path south of US 2 near the Olds Station Business Park. If the grant is approved, the path will connect Easy St. to the Apple Capital Loop Trail.

portchelancountyThe Board of Commissioners of the Port of Chelan County will meet in special session on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 beginning at 10:30 am. Special meeting items include the consideration of a contribution to “Our Valley What’s Next”, the consideration of a letter of support and commitment of matching funds to a WDOT grant proposal, the consent agenda, and an executive session. This meeting will be held in the conference room at the Port of Chelan County located at 238 Olds Station Rd. Suite A, Wenatchee, WA 98801. The special meeting agenda is below.

For more information, please contact: Mark Urdahl, Executive Director
(509) 663-5159


NOTE: Regularly scheduled meeting agendas are subject to change. The Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as
needed, even during the meeting. Port of Chelan County Commission meeting agendas and minutes are available on the port website: www.portofchelancounty.com


Commission Meeting Agenda March 9, 2016
PORT OF CHELAN COUNTY
Board of Commissioners Special Meeting Agenda
238 Olds Station Road, Suite A, Wenatchee, WA 98801 March 9, 2016
10:30 am

Open Pangborn Memorial Airport Governing Board meeting
PANGBORN MEMORIAL AIRPORT GOVERNING BOARD

CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes of the February 18, 2016 regularly scheduled meeting.
B. Resolution No. 2016-03 Voiding Warrant 1680 & 19298
PUBLIC COMMENT
A.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
A. Our Valley What’s Next
B. WDOT Grant Proposal
EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. Discuss Real Estate Transactions

pangbornsmThe Pangborn Airport runway will be closed from 6:30pm on July 17 through 7:00am July 25 as part of the final stages of the Runway Extension Project. The closure is necessary to install new high intensity runway lighting, sealcoat the runway, and restripe the runway to appropriately mark the new runway length of 7,000 feet.

Commercial Flights in and out of Pangborn Airport are not available for reservations during this timeframe. All General Aviation planes will also be prohibited from landing. Helicopter operations will be allowed to continue during the runway closure. Please make alternative travel arrangements during this time.

For more information, go to www.PangbornAirport.com or call 509-884-2494.

portchelancountyPort of Chelan County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of January 21, 2016
Meeting Highlights

Wenatchee Valley Chamber Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study
Matt Kearny, Wenatchee Sports Council, described the regional Economic Impact Study for Outdoor Recreation is due to start next week. It is estimated the study will be completed in October and cost an estimated $80,000. The Port of Chelan County is contributing $50,000 toward the project that will assess current outdoor recreation assets, demographics of current users and their input, as well as potential growth opportunities in recreation and business development. The Chamber was also asked to include motorized outdoor recreation to the scope of work. The Port requests that the study also identify specific projects and strategies that may be within the Port’s statutory authority and financial capability to implement. The Port anticipates having two seats on the project steering committee.

Port of Chelan County Comprehensive Planning Process
Mark Urdahl, Executive Director for the Port of Chelan County, discussed timing and potential approaches to developing and implementing a new comprehensive and strategic plan for the Port. The process will begin with a review of past efforts, individual briefings for the Commissioners, and a proposed facilitated workshop with other jurisdictions also engaged in significant planning activities. The Commission anticipates work will begin as early as mid-February.

Chelan PUD Presentation on High Density Load Rates
Suzanne Hartman with Chelan PUD presented to the Port of Chelan County Commission the proposed changes to High Density Load users. Ms. Hartman stated some customers have expressed concern about the rate changes. Chelan PUD will hold a public forum Feb 3 to further discuss with the public the proposed changes. Assessing the economic value through jobs and tax base to the County of High Density Load businesses is of interest to the Port and PUD. The Port of Chelan County Commissioners appreciated the PUD’s consideration of economic value and the opportunity for the Port to collaborate on an objective review of the economic value.

Cashmere Mill Site Planning
Raylene Dowell, Property and Facilities Manager, discussed the preliminary drawings for a Cashmere Mill Site trail, landscaping and future development locations on the property. SCJ Alliance is developing the plan, and will be presented fully for consideration of the Commission at a later date. Commissioner JC Baldwin and Port staff will continue to meet with the Cashmere economic development committee for input on the project.

Meeting Room Rates Set for Confluence Technology Center
Confluence Technology Center Room Rates will increase by about 10%, after two years without an increase. The rates were determined after review of rates in the area and of other similar facilities in the region. New rates go into effect Feb 1, 2016. For reservations, go to www.ncwctc.com or call 509-661-3118 for more information.


pangbornsmPangborn Memorial Airport (PMA)

Pangborn Memorial Airport Passenger Facility Charge Application
Trent Moyers, Pangborn Airport Director, received approval from the Airport Governing Board to submit a Federal Aviation Administration Passenger Facility Charge Application to fund the sponsor’s share of the following projects: Airport Master Plan, Snow Removal Equipment, Reconstruct Commercial Apron and Construct a Glycol Recovery System, and Taxiway A Reconstruction. The public hearing and air carrier consultation will be held at the February 25th Pangborn Airport Governing Board Meeting. The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) is $4.50 charged on each passenger ticket when flying out of Pangborn Memorial Airport. The airport is required to apply for use of the funds to ensure they are used to benefit commercial airline service at the airport and its passengers.

Port of Chelan County Board of Commissioners
Meeting of January 21, 2016
Meeting Highlights

Wenatchee Valley Chamber Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study
Matt Kearny, Wenatchee Sports Council, described the regional Economic Impact Study for Outdoor Recreation is due to start next week. It is estimated the study will be completed in October and cost an estimated $80,000. The Port of Chelan County is contributing $50,000 toward the project that will assess current outdoor recreation assets, demographics of current users and their input, as well as potential growth opportunities in recreation and business development. The Chamber was also asked to include motorized outdoor recreation to the scope of work. The Port requests that the study also identify specific projects and strategies that may be within the Port’s statutory authority and financial capability to implement. The Port anticipates having two seats on the project steering committee.

Port of Chelan County Comprehensive Planning Process
Mark Urdahl, Executive Director for the Port of Chelan County, discussed timing and potential approaches to developing and implementing a new comprehensive and strategic plan for the Port. The process will begin with a review of past efforts, individual briefings for the Commissioners, and a proposed facilitated workshop with other jurisdictions also engaged in significant planning activities. The Commission anticipates work will begin as early as mid-February.

Chelan PUD Presentation on High Density Load Rates
Suzanne Hartman with Chelan PUD presented to the Port of Chelan County Commission the proposed changes to High Density Load users. Ms. Hartman stated some customers have expressed concern about the rate changes. Chelan PUD will hold a public forum Feb 3 to further discuss with the public the proposed changes. Assessing the economic value through jobs and tax base to the County of High Density Load businesses is of interest to the Port and PUD. The Port of Chelan County Commissioners appreciated the PUD’s consideration of economic value and the opportunity for the Port to collaborate on an objective review of the economic value.

Cashmere Mill Site Planning
Raylene Dowell, Property and Facilities Manager, discussed the preliminary drawings for a Cashmere Mill Site trail, landscaping and future development locations on the property. SCJ Alliance is developing the plan, and will be presented fully for consideration of the Commission at a later date. Commissioner JC Baldwin and Port staff will continue to meet with the Cashmere economic development committee for input on the project.
Meeting Room Rates Set for Confluence Technology Center
Confluence Technology Center Room Rates will increase by about 10%, after two years without an increase. The rates were determined after review of rates in the area and of other similar facilities in the region. New rates go into effect Feb 1, 2016. For reservations, go to www.ncwctc.com or call 509-661-3118 for more information.


Pangborn Memorial Airport (PMA)

Pangborn Memorial Airport Passenger Facility Charge Application
Trent Moyers, Pangborn Airport Director, received approval from the Airport Governing Board to submit a Federal Aviation Administration Passenger Facility Charge Application to fund the sponsor’s share of the following projects: Airport Master Plan, Snow Removal Equipment, Reconstruct Commercial Apron and Construct a Glycol Recovery System, and Taxiway A Reconstruction. The public hearing and air carrier consultation will be held at the February 25th Pangborn Airport Governing Board Meeting. The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) is $4.50 charged on each passenger ticket when flying out of Pangborn Memorial Airport. The airport is required to apply for use of the funds to ensure they are used to benefit commercial airline service at the airport and its passengers.