The regular meeting of the Chesapeake Airport Authority was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Chesapeake Regional Airport, Chesapeake, Virginia.
|MEMBERS PRESENT||C.T. Cowling; Wynn Dixon, Paul Chappell, Steven Morien, Burke Craver, Chad Diederich, Meredith Kennedy, and Richard Cheliras.|
|MEMBERS ABSENT||Don Britt|
|AIRPORT MANAGER||Chris Schrantz|
|LEGAL COUNSEL||Anita Poston, Vandeventer Black LLP|
|ENGINEERS||Steve Peterson, Talbert & Bright|
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Cowling called the April 2019 meeting to order.
A motion was made by Mr. Craver, seconded and passed to accept the minutes from the meeting of March 2019 with one correction. Let the record show that Mr. Chappell attended the March meeting.
Representatives from NEXTERA Energy Resources gave a presentation on their upcoming project involving solar energy panels. Chairman Cowling welcomed Shanelle Wilson, Project Development; Rebecca Rivera, Permitting and Community Development; Rodney Flores, Pinnacle Group Engineering and Mike Foreman, Pinnacle Group Engineering. They hope to start their project in 2021.
Mr. Craver stated that Mr. Britt couldn’t be here tonight. Mr. Britt did go over the financials and recommends that the financials for March be approved. The motion was seconded and passed to accept the financial statements as presented for March 2019.
Mr. Schrantz reviewed the invoices for the month: Talbert & Bright $1,316.11 (CS6-50 Inv. 5); $4,805 (VPDES Permit Application); and 1,370.28 (Rent Study).
Operating Invoices over $1,000 covered by the annual check signing resolution or previously approved and paid are listed below:
Austin Electrical, $1,100 AWOS Inspection; Talbert & Bright Invoice No. 7 $6,131.50 CS6-49 (hangar site construction); Talbert & Bright Invoice No. 8 $39,225.42 CS6-49 (Hangar Site Construction); Parkway Grading Pay Request 6 $43,343.59 CS6-49 (Hangar Site Construction); US Bank $9,771.83 (Bond Payment); Suburban Propane $3,548.91 (Propane); The Wright Stuff $2,850 ( Lawn Care); Hurricane Fence $22,130 (Gate and Fence Repairs) and US Bank $9,771.83 (Bond Payment).
A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve payment of the invoices.
TALBERT & BRIGHT REPORT
Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit
Mr. Steve Peterson stated that the permit application should be wrapped up by April and submitted to DEQ for the reissuance of the permit.
Hangar Site Preparation Construction
Construction site is shut down due to the weather, so waiting for site to dry out.
Ms. Kennedy made the following motion which was seconded and unanimously approved:
I move that the Board of the Chesapeake Airport Authority convene in a closed meeting pursuant to the exemption at Virginia Code § 2.2-3711. A. subparts:
(7) for consultation with legal counsel and briefing by staff pertaining to actual or probable litigation, where such consultation or briefing in open meeting would adversely affect the negotiating or litigating posture of the Authority: and
(8) for consultation with legal counsel retained by the Authority regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel.
Following such motion, the Authority went into closed Meeting.
Certification of Closed Meeting:
Following the closed meeting, Mr. Kennedy made the following motion. Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of the Chesapeake Airport Authority hereby certifies that to the best of each member’s knowledge (i) only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements under the Virginia Code, and (ii) only such public business matters as were identified in the motion by which the closed meeting was convened were heard, discussed or considered in the closed meeting.
Mr. Schrantz manager report:
Spring Workshop in Harrisonburg, VA, next week. Mr. Schrantz will be one of the presenters at the workshop. He will discuss Surplus Property.
Pavement Design Project will be presented at the May Aviation Review Board Meeting for state funding.
Business View Magazine feature is complete.
Corporate Jet traffic is on the increase.
The memorandum of agreement with the city is still in negotiation.
Our employee’s health savings account is funding and is now working. We are still trying to stand up the 457-deferred compensation plan.
Will meet with planning department next week to discuss the solar farm.
A group had requested that an aerobatic box be established in our area. Mr. Schrantz received a call from the FAA, and they are going to deny that request.
Chairman Cowling thank everyone for everything they do.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
The minutes are summary in nature and are not intended to be an exact transcript of the proceedings.