08/09/2022

Meeting Minutes for:
August Board Meeting Minutes
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 at 04:00 PM


Call to Order:
The Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA) Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 4:00PM on August 9, 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
Eric Saltzer, Secretary
Reetika Dhawan, Director
Juan Guzman, Director
Ken Scott, Director

YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
Russell Jones, 2nd Vice President
Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
Albert Gardner, Director
William Fox, Director
Jenny Torres, Director

ALSO PRESENT WERE:
Gladys Brown, Airport Director
Gerald Hinkle, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
Eric Weick, IT Director
Andrea Lopez, Executive Assistant
Lt Colonel Robert Reinoehl, USMC, Director of Operations
Silvia Gunderman, 1st Bank Yuma
Ryan Hart, Million Air Yuma
Seth Grenke, (YCS) Civil Air Patrol
Cecelia Braithwaite, Yuma Composite Squadron, CAP

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 June 14, 2022, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Scott so moved. Mr. Hager seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

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

Votes Opposed: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, introduced and welcomed new MCAS Yuma Director of Operations, LtCol Robert Reinoehl.

2) Ms. Brown, Airport Director, introduced the new YCAA IT Director, Eric Weick.

3) Dean Hager, 1st Vice President, presented a check for $1,000 from the Navy League, an organization he represents outside of the YCAA, to Yuma Civil Air Patrol Squadron 508.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
1) Elections and Personnel Committee Chair, Reetika Dhawan, will provide a summary on the August 3, 2022, Meeting.

Elections and Personnel Committee Chair, Reetika Dhawan, provided a brief summary of the August 3, 2022, Meeting. She explained there was a completed review of the Airport Director evaluations submitted by each individual Board Director. Ms. Dhawan further described how the committee had a discussion regarding Ms. Brown’s existing contract and came to a recommendation for the Board of Directors to be discussed during executive session as provided in the agenda.

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. Mr. Hinkle did explain the nature of the accounts receivable and the dates in which invoices go out.

Ms. Brown, Airport Director, briefed on upcoming projects. She also briefed on the ARGP Grant process regarding the concessions reimbursement and what other airports are experiencing.

MILITARY LIAISON
Lt Colonel Robert Reinoehl, USMC, Director of Operations, 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, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, Parking Lot update, Rolle Airfield Article in Yuma Sun, August 1, Rolle Airfield Presentation to YCBOS, Skydive Yuma, Joe Foss Lease Extension, Land Development Inquiry, Air Hotel Adventure (aha) site visit, the nomination of the YCAA Board Director Reetika Dhawan for the National Association of Women in Construction Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award, YCAA 1st VP Dean Hager recognition for contribution towards the construction of the Veteran’s Memorial located on MCAS Yuma, Community Partnerships, marketing and community outreach over the past month to include social media, the upcoming GA Social on September 14, 2022 at the Brewers SkyBox and the restart of the GA Pilot safety training which will take place on September 17, 2022 in the Airport conference room.

Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to enter into executive session for discussion and/or consideration regarding the performance evaluation and existing employment contract of the Airport Director, and related personnel matters under the provision of A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(1). Ms. Dhawan so moved; Mr. Scott seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

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

Votes Opposed: None

Mr. Craft excused the Public at 5:00PM so the Board could enter into Executive Session.

The Board remained in Executive Session from 5:04PM, excusing all YCAA airport staff at 5:06pm and remained in executive session until 5:32PM.

RECONVENE REGULAR BOARD SESSION
The Board reconvened its regular session at 5:34PM.

Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the direction provided in executive session regarding the Airport Director’s financial compensation as discussed. Mr. Guzman so moved. Mr. Scott seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

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

Votes Opposed: None

CALL TO THE PUBLIC
There were no Public Comments.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business before the Board the meeting adjourned at 5:37PM




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


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