04/11/2023

Meeting Minutes for:
April Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 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 April 11, 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
    Reetika Dhawan, Director
    William Fox, Director
    Albert Gardner, Director
    Juan Guzman, Director
    Ken Scott, Director

    YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
    Jenny Torres, Director

    ALSO PRESENT WERE:
    Gladys Brown, Airport Director
    Gerald Hinkle, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
    Andrea Lopez, Executive Assistant
    Gabby Reyes, Finance and HR Specialist
    Sandra Mendivil, Finance and HR Specialist
    Ryan Hart, Million Air Yuma
    Jay Parke, Walker and Armstrong (exited the meeting at 4:19PM)

    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 March 14, 2023, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Saltzer so moved. Mr. Gardner 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

    Votes Opposed: None

    COMMITTEE REPORTS
    1)Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Russ Jones, will provide a summary of the April 5, 2023, meeting.

    Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Russ Jones, provided a brief summary of the April 5, 2023, meeting which included a discussion about potential land development partnerships, a possible Intergovernmental Service Agreement with Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) and a variety of Airport updates.

    REGULAR AGENDA
    1) Discussion and possible action to accept the FY22 Independent Audit Report performed and prepared by Walker & Armstrong.

    Ms. Brown, Airport Director, briefed the Board on the Authority’s requirement to have an independent annual financial audit.

    Mr. Hinkle, the Authority’s Chief Financial Officer then introduced Mr. Parke of Walker and Armstrong, CPA’s who provided the Directors with a brief overview of the FY22 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.

    After presenting information reflecting the change in a number of financial indicators from FY21 to FY22, Mr. Parke spent some time addressing the effect of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncement number 87 which required the Authority to capitalize on it’s balance sheet over $6.6 million in “Leases Receivables”. Mr. Parke explained how the intent of GASB 87 implementation was to reflect the value of long term lease agreements held by the Authority and recognize the continued collection of lease revenues over the years on these agreements as deferred inflows.

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to accept the FY22 Independent Audit Report from Walker & Armstrong as presented. Mr. Hager so moved. Mr. Gourley 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

    Votes Opposed: None

    The Board took a moment to recognize members of the Authority’s finance team and thanked them for their continued success.

    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, Airport Director, provided a presentation on the status of airfield operations to include the runways and taxiways, VirTower Reports for Rolle and NYL, American Airlines updates along with the load capacities and schedule, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, Parking Lot update, FAA Grants to be executed, PFC Application, Rejuvenation project for Txy Z, Z1, Z2 and Z3, fog seal North of the Wrong Way Hangar, Fan Installation in the Airport Terminal, remodeling of the commercial airline pilot/crew restroom on ramp, Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) with the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), Hangar Inspections, Landscape Rock Along 32nd Street entrance, 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 5:03PM.




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


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