Pavement membranes are high strength sometimes peel-and-stick self adhesive membranes used to waterproof and reinforce pavement cracks and joints, as a bridge deck waterproofing, to reduce reflective cracking of asphalt concrete overlays and in other applications where waterproofing is required.
One March 19th the airstrip will have 2 layers of slurry seal applied and rolled. Since we waited to have the work done when the equipment was available, the price was discounted. Ron had checked other sites where this company had done the same type of treatment and felt it worth the money. They claim it will be smooth and last 3-5 years. We will try to save $1000/yr. for retreatment.
While talking about the runway, Woody and Win stated they would like to use our leftover petromat to make taxiways from the airstrip to the pilot stations. It was determined we had the large spikes and it was fine to do.
A literature box was purchased and placed by the gate by Win. It was decided to be placed by the gate where the person opening the gate could sign in and the person signing out can mention how many people were at the field plus note any items which may need repair or other issues of concern. This is also of benefit when Alan talks with the mayor of Casa Grande each summer.
Nancy reported she, Alan, and Ron attended the Villago Science Night, but Ron was unable to fly in their small gym and the DVD did not work properly. We decided it was a waste of time since very few people came to where we were located.
Nancy then presented a Budget for the newly requested items from the membership with the figures she had heard tossed out at the General meeting for the shipping container and solar panels needed for a charging station. Win had one response so far concerning the shipping container cost which was $3,000. It was thought a cheaper container might be found, but not less than $1,500. Ron and Rodney thought the solar panels and batteries needed for a charging station might be less than $1000. Ron will look into the solar cost. Win will continue to research the cost of a shipping container. Resurfacing the runway was tabled until a shipping container and the recharging stations were purchased especially since we have the petromat runway. The board voted to spend a total of $4000 on the sunshades and if any money was left, it would go towards the shipping container. It was determined until a shipping container was obtained, solar or electric power would not be a priority. 59ce067264