The regular meeting of the Chesapeake Airport Authority was held via Zoom technology platform on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., from the Chesapeake Airport, Chesapeake Virginia.
|MEMBERS PRESENT:||Don Britt, Richard Cheliras, C. T. Cowling, Chad Diederich, Wynn Dixon, Meredith Kennedy and Steve Morien|
|MEMBERS ABSENT:||Richard McMillian and Paul Chappell|
|AIRPORT MANAGER:||Chris Schrantz|
|AIRPORT STAFF:||Mary Cover|
|LEGAL COUNSEL:||Anita Poston, Vandeventer Black LLP|
|CITY LIAISON:||George Hrichak, City Garage|
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Cowling called the meeting to order and advised the members of the process to be followed during the electronic meeting. Roll was taken with attendance as noted above.
RESOLUTION TO ALLOW REMOTE PARTICIPATION
The Chairman entertained a motion to certify and approve the remote meeting. The following motion was made by Mr. Dixon and seconded by Ms. Kennedy.
The Chesapeake Airport Authority Board is meeting at 7:00 PM on December 16, 2020 pursuant to the Operating Policies adopted by the Virginia General Assembly to allow the governing board of a public body to meet by electronic communication means without a quorum of the members physically assembled in one location when the Governor has declared a state of emergency;
Whereas, the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic the nature of which makes it impractical and unsafe for the Members and staff of the Authority to assemble in a single location; and
Whereas, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss and transact the business necessary to continue operations of the Authority and the Chesapeake Regional Airport which it owns and operates; and
Whereas, the Authority shall make available a recording or transcript of the meeting following the meeting; and
Whereas, the Authority has given notice to the public of its meeting all as required in accordance with the law; and
Whereas, the public has access to this meeting through electronic means through an audio connection provided by Zoom Meeting Platform; and
Whereas this Resolution shall be filed in the minutes of the meeting.
Now therefore, the Authority hereby finds and certifies that the aforesaid conditions for the holding of this meeting remotely have been satisfied, and the holding of the meeting by electronic means is hereby approved.
A roll call vote was taken as follows:
Mr. Britt Yes
Mr. Cheliras Yes
Mr. Diederich Yes
Mr. Dixon Yes
Ms. Kennedy Yes
Mr. Morien Yes
Mr. Cowling Yes
MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER MEETING
A motion was made by Mr. Dixon and duly seconded, to accept the minutes from the November 2020 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION TO APPROVE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Mr. Britt reviewed the financial statements and made a motion to approve the financial statements as presented for November 2020. The motion was duly seconded by Mr. Cheliras and passed unanimously.
INVOICES OVER $1000.
Mr. Schrantz recited all invoices over $1000. A motion to approve was made by Mr. Britt, duly seconded, and approved unanimously.
Mr. Diederich advised that he did not wish to discuss the proposed revisions to the Bylaws at this time.
Mr. Schrantz discussed arranging a retreat in early 2021 for the members to discuss a number of legal and business affairs of the Authority. Members discussed the pros and cons of having a retreat by Zoom or in person.
Mr. Diederich made a motion to authorize Mr. Schrantz to plan an in-person retreat at the earliest possible date. The motion was seconded. In comments, Mr. Cheliras suggested that Mr. Schrantz also proceed with an electronic retreat soon to deal with any issues that need more urgent attention. The motion was approved with Mr. Cheliras voting no.
The Report from Steve Peterson of Talbert & Bright was distributed before the meeting and is attached to these Minutes. Mr. Cheliras discussed a lack of information in the engineer’s report and requested more background detail on the work discussed in the engineer’s report. Mr. Cheliras would like the engineers to attend Zoom meetings and also have the engineers provide the year to date total costs on the different projects. Mr. Schrantz stated he can provide the cost breakdowns and the running totals of each project.
The Report was previously distributed and is attached to these Minutes. Mr. Schrantz also discussed some upgrades to the restrooms. The DOAV is not funding such upgrades this year due to the lack of revenue. Mr. Schrantz plans to replace the partitions in the restrooms soon at the Authority’s expense.
Chairman Cowling thanked the members of the Authority for their time and contributions to the Authority. He also complimented Mr. Schrantz for the excellent way he had handled the Stihl iMow matter and for his communications to the City regarding the proposed Solar project. Mr. Diederich added his compliments.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.