06/13/2023

Meeting Minutes for:
June Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 04:04 PM

    Call to Order:
    The Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA) Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 4:04PM on June 13, 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
    Russell Jones, 2nd Vice President
    Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
    Eric Saltzer, Secretary
    William Fox, Director
    Juan Guzman, Director
    Ken Scott, Director
    Jenny Torres, Director

    YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
    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

    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 May 9, 2023, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Jones so moved. Mr. Hager seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

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

    Votes Opposed: None

    COMMITTEE REPORTS

    1) Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Russ Jones, will provide a summary of the June 7, 2023, meeting.

    Mr. Jones provided a brief summary of the June 7, 2023, meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee which included a discussion about the Airport’s Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP), and updates on Skydive San Luis, Potential Developments in the DCC, Terminal Flooring System and YPG Intergovernmental Service Agreement.

    1) Discussion and possible action to adopt the Yuma International Airport 2024 - 2028 and Rolle Airfield 2025- 2029 Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) as presented.

    Ms. Brown, Airport Director, described how the YCAA receives Federal and State grant funding in support of necessary capital improvements. The planning process necessary to obtain this funding involves the development of an Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP) which is reviewed and ultimately approved by each grantor agency. An airports ACIP reflects its infrastructure investment plan intended to ensure the necessary resources are in place to meet its strategic goals. The Airport Director provided the schedule of estimated project costs and anticipated funding requests that have been developed and reminded the Board that the Strategic Planning Committee had in fact recommended approval by the Board of Directors. Ms. Brown informed the Board that upon approval, the ACIP would be formally submitted to the grantor agencies for funding consideration.

    Ms. Brown, the Airport Director explained that Rolle Airfield Airport has its own Masterplan and infrastructure planning process. Since the airport does not qualify for FAA funding the following ACIP is proposed for ADOT funding purposes only. Due to the current status of the license agreement, the YCAA is not eligible to accept grants per the grant assurances. Ms. Brown described how staff continues to resolve this situation with Yuma County and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) by working to establish a new license agreement between the YCAA and BOR. Until the new license agreement is in place, the YCAA will not accept any grants for Rolle Airfield.

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to adopt the Yuma International Airport 2024 to 2028 and Rolle Airfield 2025 to 2029 Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) as presented and any minor revisions as discussed with the FAA and ADOT during the review process which will be in the upcoming weeks. Mr. Hager so moved. Mr. Jones seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

    Votes in Favor:
    Mr. Craft
    Mr. Hager
    Mr. Jones
    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.

    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, VirTower Reports for Rolle and NYL, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, Parking Lot update, American Airlines updates along with the load capacities and schedule, SkyDive San Luis update, Potential Development on the DCC update, Terminal Flooring System update, IGSA update, Fort Yuma Rotarian of the Year, Juan Guzman, Airline Pilots Restroom Upgrade, HVAC Upgrades, Big Fan Installation, YCAA Receiving Chamber Member of the month, 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 4:37PM.




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


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