11/08/2022

DRAFT Meeting Minutes for:
November Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, November 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 November 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
Dean Hager, 1st Vice President (joined the meeting at 4:10PM)
Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
Reetika Dhawan, Director (joined the meeting telephonically at 4:02PM)
Albert Gardner, Director
Juan Guzman, Director
Ken Scott, Director
Jenny Torres, Director (joined the meeting at 4:04PM)

YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
Russell Jones, 2nd Vice President
Eric Saltzer, Secretary
William Fox, 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.

Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, decided to start with Agenda Item #2 and move the approval of the minutes and agenda item #1 to later in the meeting due to a lack of a quorum when the meeting started.

REGULAR AGENDA

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

Mr. Hinkle, Chief Financial Officer briefed the Board on our current financial status. Upon completion of the presentation, Mr. Craft suggested that the Finance Committee meet to examine available capital reserves along with existing long-term debt to determine if using resources to pay down debt should be considered. Ms. Brown agreed to schedule a meeting of the Finance Committee ahead of the December meeting of the YCAA Board of Directors.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2022, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Scott so, moved. Mr. Guzman seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Votes in Favor:
Mr. Craft
Mr. Hager
Mr. Gourley
Ms. Dhawan
Mr. Gardner
Mr. Guzman
Mr. Scott
Ms. Torres

Votes Opposed: None

1) Discussion and Possible Action to elect candidates for the vacant seats on the YCAA Board of Directors in accordance with YCAA By-Laws.

Ms. Dhawan, the Personnel and Elections Committee Chairwoman described that there were four open positions on the YCAA Board of Directors up for election, and four candidates, all existing Directors running for re-election.

Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to elect the four candidates to the four available positions by acclamation, namely Albert Gardner, Dean Hager, Juan Guzman and Reetika Dhawan. Mr. Scott so, moved. Ms. Torres seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Votes in Favor:
Mr. Craft
Mr. Hager
Mr. Gourley
Ms. Dhawan
Mr. Gardner
Mr. Guzman
Mr. Scott
Ms. Torres

Votes Opposed: None

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, TSA update which included the screening throughput numbers, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, Parking Lot update, Quimby Maintenance Siding Upgrade, New Evap Coolers for AeroCare, Front Face of Terminal and Curb Extension, Rolle Airfield Update, Taxiway F1 Rehabilitation, Orchard Solar 230kV Gen-Tie Project, Community Partnerships, 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 4:40PM.




Bill Craft
President, Yuma County Airport Authority


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