03/09/2021

DRAFT Meeting Minutes for:
March Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 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 March 9, 2021 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 (exited the meeting at 4:53PM)
    Eric Saltzer, Treasurer
    Russell Jones, Secretary
    Dr. Brian Cullen, DMD, Director
    Reetika Dhawan, Director
    Albert Gardner, Director
    Juan Guzman, Director
    Jenny Torres, Director

    YCAA DIRECTORS ABSENT WERE:
    Linda Morgan, 2nd Vice President
    William Fox, Director

    ALSO PRESENT WERE:
    Gladys Brown, Airport Director
    Gerald Hinkle, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
    Andrea Lopez, Executive Assistant
    Colonel Charles Dudik, USMC, Commanding Officer, MCAS Yuma
    Greg McShane, MCAS Operations Officer
    Silvia Gunderman, 1st Bank Yuma
    Ryan Hart, Million Air Yuma
    Ken Scott, ASN Volunteer
    Jay Parke, Walker and Armstrong

    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 February 9, 2021 Regular Board Meeting. Mrs. Torres so moved. Dr. Cullen seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

    Votes in Favor:
    Mr. Craft
    Mr. Hager
    Mr. Saltzer
    Mr. Jones
    Mr. Gardner
    Dr. Cullen
    Ms. Dhawan
    Mr. Guzman
    Ms. Torres

    Votes Opposed: None

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2021 Special Board Meeting. Mr. Gardner so moved. Ms. Dhawan seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

    Votes in Favor:
    Mr. Craft
    Mr. Hager
    Mr. Saltzer
    Mr. Jones
    Mr. Gardner
    Dr. Cullen
    Ms. Dhawan
    Mr. Guzman
    Ms. Torres

    Votes Opposed: None

    1) Discussion and possible action to accept the FY20 Independent Audit Report performed and prepared by Walker & Armstrong.

    Mr. Hinkle, the Authority’s Chief Financial Officer briefed on the requirements to have an annual financial audit performed by Independent experts. He then took a moment to recognize members of the Authority’s finance team and thanked them for their continued hard work.

    Mr. Hinkle, the Authority’s Chief Financial Officer then introduced Mr. Parke of Walker and Armstrong who provided the Directors with a brief overview of the FY20 independent audit process, the financial statements and the examination that was performed. Mr. Park 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.

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to accept the FY20 Independent Audit Report from Walker & Armstrong as presented. Mr. Jones so moved. Mr. Hager seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

    Votes in Favor:
    Mr. Craft
    Mr. Hager
    Mr. Saltzer
    Mr. Jones
    Mr. Gardner
    Dr. Cullen
    Ms. Dhawan
    Mr. Guzman
    Ms. Torres

    Votes Opposed: None

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

    Mr. Hinkle, Chief Financial Officer briefed the Board on our current financial status.

    MILITARY LIAISON
    Colonel Charles Dudik, USMC, Commanding Officer, provided updates at MCAS Yuma.

    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, the Attorney RFQ, American Airlines updates along with the load capacities and schedule, Yuma’s anticipated new commercial airline service with Boutique Air, TSA update which included the screening throughput numbers, Fairgrounds Relocation, CRRSAA Concessions Grant Application, CARES Act, NYL Master Plan, GA Rehabilitation Project, Airport parking lot, AQST update, Tornado Aviation update, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant 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 5:17PM.




    Russell Jones
    Secretary Yuma County Airport Authority; Strategic Planning Committee Chairman


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