05/10/2022

Meeting Minutes for:
May Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 04:00 PM

    Call to Order:
    The Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA) Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 4:00PM on May 10, 2022, in the Yuma International Airport Conference Room, 2191 E. 32nd Street, Suite 218, Yuma, Arizona 85365. The Presiding officer was Bill Craft, President.

    YCAA DIRECTORS PRESENT WERE:
    Bill Craft, President
    Dean Hager, 1st Vice President
    Russell Jones, 2nd Vice President
    Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
    Eric Saltzer, Secretary
    Reetika Dhawan, Director
    William Fox, Director
    Albert Gardner, Director
    Juan Guzman, Director
    Ken Scott, Director
    Jenny Torres, Director

    YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
    None

    ALSO PRESENT WERE:
    Gladys Brown, Airport Director
    Gerald Hinkle, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
    Andrea Lopez, Executive Assistant
    Silvia Gunderman, 1st Bank Yuma
    Ryan Hart, Million Air Yuma
    Jay Parke, Walker and Armstrong (exited the meeting at 4:16PM)

    CALL TO THE PUBLIC
    There were no Public Comments.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 12, 2022, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Jones so moved. Ms. Torres seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

    Votes in Favor:
    Mr. Craft
    Mr. Hager
    Mr. Jones
    Mr. Gourley
    Mr. Saltzer
    Ms. Dhawan
    Mr. Fox
    Mr. Gardner
    Mr. Guzman
    Mr. Scott
    Ms. Torres

    Votes Opposed: None

    REGULAR AGENDA
    1) Discussion and possible action to accept the FY21 Independent Audit Report performed and prepared by Walker & Armstrong.

    Mr. Hinkle, the Authority’s Chief Financial Officer briefed on the requirements to have an annual financial audit performed by independent experts.

    Mr. Hinkle, the Authority’s Chief Financial Officer then introduced Mr. Parke of Walker and Armstrong who provided the Directors with a brief overview of the FY21 independent audit process, the financial statements and the examination that was performed. Mr. Parke expressed the cooperation his office received during the examination and described its results as having found no instances of non-compliance, no weaknesses in the Authority’s internal control system and expressed his assurance that the financial statements prepared by Airport staff did in fact represent fairly the financial condition of the Authority, also known as a “clean” audit opinion.

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to accept the FY21 Independent Audit Report from Walker & Armstrong as presented. Ms. Dhawan so moved. Mr. Jones seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

    Votes in Favor:
    Mr. Craft
    Mr. Hager
    Mr. Jones
    Mr. Gourley
    Mr. Saltzer
    Ms. Dhawan
    Mr. Fox
    Mr. Gardner
    Mr. Guzman
    Mr. Scott
    Ms. Torres

    Votes Opposed: None

    2) Monthly report by Chief Financial Officer on current financial status.

    Mr. Hinkle, Chief Financial Officer briefed the Board on our current financial status.

    MILITARY LIAISON
    There was no Military Liaison in attendance.

    3) Presentation and update regarding current construction projects, associated contracts, grant status, general aviation, marketing efforts, terminal improvements, aviation conferences, meetings, and items of interest with the city and county or other federal or state agencies. This will include, but is not limited to, additional information, FAA and ADOT grant updates, an overview of projects underway, airport operations, Rolle Airfield, airline recruitment and retention efforts, general aviation, future events, and other Airport business.

    Ms. Brown, Airport Director, provided a presentation on the status of airfield operations to include the runways and taxiways, American Airlines updates along with the load capacities and schedule, TSA update which included the screening throughput numbers, Airport parking lot, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, facility improvements & Interests, air service development, possible charter flight service, Arizona Airport Association Conference, marketing and community outreach over the past month to include social media.

    CALL TO THE PUBLIC
    There were no Public Comments.

    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business before the Board the meeting adjourned at 4:49PM.




    // Approved //
    Eric Saltzer
    Secretary, Yuma County Airport Authority; Public Relations Committee Chairman


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