Minutes of the Annual Meeting of The General Membership of the
Huber Airpark Homeowners’ Association
April 27, 2022
Call to Order: The annual meeting of the General Membership of the Huber Airpark Homeowners’ Association was held at 597 Beechcraft Lane, Seguin, Texas, 78155, pursuant to call by the Board of Directors.
Directors Present: Randy Starbuck, Derrick Smith, Joe Power, Gordon Schroeder
Directors Absent: Tim Hennessee
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.
Introduction and Opening Remarks: The members of the Board of Directors (BOD) were introduced. Randy Starbuck chaired the meeting and asked lot owners to complete the sign-in and contact information sheets. He also reminded members that most Huber HOA business is conducted using e-mail and emphasized the need to keep property owner contact information updated with Kim Demore at Veracity Aviation.
Financial Report: Derrick Smith presented the financial report. A copy of the financial statement and balance sheet were presented and will be kept on file at Veracity Aviation. The bottom line: As of April 12, 2022, the HOA has about $91K in the bank –
we’ve saved nearly $50K for long-term capital improvements.
- Instrument Approach. Because the FAA (AC 150/5300-13, Change 8) requires a 75-foot minimum runway width for an FAA certified instrument approach procedure (IAP) and our runway is 50-feet wide, the Huber Airpark IAP proposal was tabled.
- Runway Lighting. The added light pollution from the over 2,400 new homes in subdivisions on all four sides of Huber Air Park will make our already inadequate runway lighting ineffective. The BOD acquired some surplus lighting fixtures, a constant current regulator, two precision approach path indicator systems, and a tower for our beacon, and pilot-controlled lighting antenna from the Elk City, Oklahoma airport. The estimated cost of repurposing the Elk City lighting system is $71,000. We agreed to obtain an estimate for an all new light-emitting diode (LED) runway lighting system.
- Runway Preservation. We have already purchased and spread crushed asphalt on the shoulders of our runway. The crushed asphalt should reduce the deterioration of the runway edges. We’ve also received an estimate to crack seal and topcoat the runway with FAA specification Grip-Flex Micro-Surfacing. The estimate to crack-seal and topcoat the runway is $100K. The cost for this in 2012 was $124,580.57. It’s possible, the $100K estimate is low.
- Security. With the proposed 2,400+ homes encroaching on the perimeters of the airpark, there is an obvious need for fencing the airpark. The estimate for a five-foot, ranch-style wire fence, “T” posts, and topped with one strand of barbed wire for the perimeter of the airpark with a single remote operated gate is $80K.
- Slab/Metal Building. The runway lighting system, airfield beacon tower, and select electrical components will require a concrete slab and building. The proposed metal building and slab will be constructed on lot 18 which is an HOA-owned “unbuildable” lot in the center of the airport. The estimated cost for the slab, building, and electric meter is $10K.
o Upgraded runway shoulders $ 5,000
o Upgraded Runway lights $ 71,000
o Runway crack seal and topcoat $ 100,000
o Fencing and gate $ 80,000
o Slab and metal building $ 10,000
Sub-total $ 266,000
From Capital Improvement Escrow $ 41,000
Estimated needed assessment $ 225,000
Special Assessment. A motion to request a one-time assessment of $7,500 per lot passed. In the coming days, property owners will be canvassed to obtain the required majority for the assessment.
Election of Directors: Randy Starbuck, Derrick Smith, Joe Power, Gordon Schroeder, and Todd Walker were elected to serve one-year terms on the board of directors.
Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
Dear Huber Air Park Property Owners, Tenants, Workers, and Visitors,
As you know, we have been asked to keep a physical distance from one another. For that reason, we have postponed until sometime later, our normally held in April homeowners meeting. Once we get past the current crisis, we’ll schedule the meeting.
In the near term I do want to let you know that crime, particularly theft, vandalism, and burglary have been increasing in some of the nearby neighborhoods. For that reason, we have closed the construction gate and board members are looking for other ways to increase security at Huber Air Park such as closing the main gate.
For now, you should consider security enhancements to your hangar, your airplane, and your truck or car. Here are some things you can do. You can lock the hangar doors, lock the windows, eliminate hiding places, and add security cameras. With regard to your vehicle, you can secure the keys and keep those keys out of sight.
You can also hide your valuables and lock your vehicle.
In good news, we are going to get past this crisis. For now, think about ways to lock down your stuff so it doesn’t get stolen or vandalized. Additionally, please consider not parking your airplanes, boats, trucks, trailers, etc. too close to the runway. The runway is not very wide. We’d hate for you to cause a collision of a moving airplane and a stationary object parked too close to the runway.
Also, you should know that the pole barns, boat storage, trailer parking area along the west boundary of the Air Park do not belong to Huber Air Park. That area belongs to Veracity Aviation. If your boat, boat trailer, etc. is parked in that area you need approval from Veracity Aviation. You can reach them at: 830.379.9800.
In still more good news, we are reinvigorating the Huber Air Park Architectural Control Committee (ACC). As a reminder, the purpose of the architectural review is to ensure uniformity throughout the community. We are doing this to ensure our Air Park property values are preserved. Violation of our architectural standards creates litigation issues that are costly and create animosity. We don’t want that. By complying with our deed restrictions, we can avoid these ugly distractions. More information about the ACC, our deed restrictions, and appropriate forms for improvement can be found on our website: http://huberairpark.com under the Restrictions/Bylaws page.
Huber Air Park Homeowners Association
Huber Air Park Pilots,
The AOPA airport meeting is Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 PM in the Veracity Hangar Classroom organized by Terry Ross.
The topic this month will be ADS-B. Like last time, if we get a big group we will move to the hangar next door if required. There will be a door prize as well!
Hope to see you there.
(210) 885-2927, AOPA ASN Volunteer, FAASTeam Representative
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