09/12/2023

Meeting Minutes for:
September Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 04:01 PM

    Call to Order:
    The Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA) Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 4:01PM on September 12, 2023, 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
    Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
    Eric Saltzer, Secretary
    William Fox, Director
    Juan Guzman, Director
    Ken Scott, Director
    Jenny Torres, Director

    YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
    Russell Jones, 2nd Vice President
    Albert Gardner, Director
    Reetika Dhawan, Director

    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

    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 August 8, 2023, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Gourley so moved. Ms. Torres seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

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

    Votes Opposed: None

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2023, Special Board Meeting. Mr. Gourley so moved. Mr. Scott seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

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

    Votes Opposed: None

    COMMITTEE REPORTS

    1) Finance Committee Chair, Stanley Gourley, will provide a summary of the August 17, 2023, meeting.

    Finance Committee Chair, Stanley Gourley, provided a brief summary of the August 28, 2023, Meeting. Mr. Gourley described how the committee examining the proposed FY24 annual budget in some detail. Mr. Gourley informed the Board that the Committee recommends the Board of Directors adopt the Yuma International Airport Proposed FY24 Budget as stated in Agenda Item #1.

    REGULAR AGENDA
    1) Discussion and possible action to adopt and approve the proposed FY24 budget as presented by the Finance Committee and Airport Staff.

    Ms. Brown, the Airport Director, briefed the Board on the overall numbers contained in the Proposed FY24 Budget. She informed the Board that the Proposed FY24 Budget contains almost $4.9 Million of revenues expenses. She also described how the Proposed FY24 Budget underwent a detailed review and received a consensus from the Finance Committee to recommend it be adopted by the Board of Directors. The proposed FY24 Budget was formulated based on a combination of historical performance, trending, and fiscal planning necessary to achieve the objectives of the Authority.

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to adopt and approve the Proposed FY24 Budget as presented. Mr. Hager so moved. Mr. Scott seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

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

    Votes Opposed: None

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

    Mr. Hinkle 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, the Airport Director, provided a presentation on the status of airfield operations to include the runways and taxiways, VirTower Reports for Rolle and NYL, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, Parking Lot update, Joe Foss Hangar lighting update. Terminal outdoor painting update, Big Fan update, Water Leakage repair update, American Airlines updates along with the load capacities and schedule, monthly summary use report update, Takeoff North America 2023 Air Service Development conference update, 2023 League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference update, SkyDive San Luis update, Rolle Airfield Airport License Agreement update, IGSA update, 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 4:50PM.




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


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