02/08/2022

Meeting Minutes for:
February Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, February 08, 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 February 8, 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
Russell Jones, 2nd Vice President (joined the meeting at 4:05PM)
Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
Eric Saltzer, Secretary
Reetika Dhawan, Director (exited the meeting at 4:54PM)
Juan Guzman, Director
Ken Scott, Director
Jenny Torres, Director (joined the meeting at 4:02PM)

YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
Dean Hager, 1st Vice President
William Fox, Director
Albert Gardner, Director

ALSO PRESENT WERE:
Gladys Brown, Airport Director
Gerald Hinkle, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
Andrea Lopez, Executive Assistant
Greg McShane, MCAS Operations Officer
Silvia Gunderman, 1st Bank Yuma
Ryan Hart, Million Air Yuma

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 January 11, 2022 Annual Board Meeting. Ms. Dhawan so moved. Mr. Guzman seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Votes in Favor:
Mr. Craft
Mr. Gourley
Mr. Saltzer
Ms. Dhawan
Mr. Guzman
Mr. Scott

Votes Opposed: None

Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2022 Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Gourley so moved. Mr. Guzman seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Votes in Favor:
Mr. Craft
Mr. Gourley
Mr. Saltzer
Ms. Dhawan
Mr. Guzman
Mr. Scott

Votes Opposed: None

REGULAR AGENDA

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

Mr. Hinkle, Chief Financial Officer briefed the Board on our current financial status, and Gladys provided clarification on several aspects of the Authority's finances as well.

When presenting details related to the Authority's existing long-term debt, a discussion ensued related to possible changes to the prime rate of interest in the near future. The President, Mr. Craft, as well as Mr. Jones both emphasized the likelihood of a series of increases in the prime rate of interest in the coming months that may affect the cost of continuing debt service. Several options that may be available to avoid or reduce the impact were mentioned in general terms. The Airport Director, Ms. Brown suggested that the discussion be continued at the February 28, 2022, meeting of the Finance Committee. The President concurred and staff was directed to include it on the February 28, 2022, Finance Committee meeting agenda.

MILITARY LIAISON
Greg McShane, MCAS Operations Officer, provided updates at MCAS Yuma.

2) 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, Airport Master Plan update facility improvements & Interests, 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 3:55PM




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


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