The regular meeting of the Chesapeake Airport Authority was held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Chesapeake Regional Airport, Chesapeake, Virginia.
|MEMBERS PRESENT||Wynn Dixon, CT Cowling, Burke Craver, Meredith Kennedy, Paul Chappell, Dick Cheliras, Chad Diederich and Don Britt|
|MEMBERS ABSENT||Steve Morien|
|AIRPORT MANAGER||Chris Schrantz|
|LEGAL COUNSEL||Anita Poston, Vandeventer Black LLP|
|ENGINEERS||Steve Peterson, Talbert & Bright|
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Cowling called the January 9, 2019 meeting to order.
A motion was made and passed unanimously to accept the minutes from the meeting of December 2018.
Mr. Britt stated that he found the December 2018 financials to be in order. Mr. Britt made a motion which was seconded and passed unanimously to approve the financial reports for December 2018.
Mr. Schrantz reviewed the invoices over $1,000:
Univar $1,147.91 (WWTP Supplies),
Stevenson Tractor $1,369.18 (AC Repair on Tractor),
Talbert & Bright $11,606.85 (Corporate Hangar Site Inv. 6),
Talbert & Bright $1,316.10 (Airfield Pavement/Lighting Inv. 4).
Operating Invoices over $1,000 covered by the annual check signing resolution or previously approved and paid in 2018 included:
City of Chesapeake $33,284.00 (Storm Water Billing),
City of Chesapeake $13,500.00 (Note Repayment),
Parkway Grading $31,616.00 (CS6-49 PR $ Utility Work),
US Bank $9,771.83 (Bond Payment),
Dominion Virginia Power $2,382.58 (Utility Bill),
Dominion Virginia Power $1,519.91 (Utility Bill),
Mid-Atlantic Entry $2,090.87 (Gate Repairs).
A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve payment of the invoices as presented.
Ms. Kennedy discussed the operating budget that has been developed for FY 2020 to include a 2.5% pay increase for Airport employees beginning July 1st, 2019. A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the FY2020 Operating Budget.
TALBERT & BRIGHT REPORT
Mr. Peterson gave the following report:
Corporate Hangar Site Preparation
The contractor has completed the installation of the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and the waterline. The contractor is moving to start fine grading operations in preparation for the installation of the stone base. Once that is complete the contractor will install curbing and concrete. The weather continues to be an issue. We are expecting some type of weather this weekend. If the weather holds, they will have the grading and storm completed by next week. By the next authority meeting we are hoping to have everything completed except for the asphalt depending on the temperatures.
Talbert & Bright is assisting the authority in the preparation of the VPDES permit. This permit is an individual permit for the airport because of the sewer treatment plant. The deadline is in April so we will plan to have everything prepared by March.
The FAA is a little behind in issuing the ACIP letters this year. As soon as you receive yours, we will begin coordinating with the FAA and DOAV to setup an ACIP meeting. This process is to evaluate the capital development plans for the airport for the next 6-years.
The following motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously:
I move that the Board of the Chesapeake Airport Authority convene in a closed session, pursuant to the exemptions of Virginia Code Sections 2.2-3711(A) (3)), to discuss:
- The disposition of real property of the Authority where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the Authority’s bargaining position or negotiating strategy.
A motion was made and seconded and approved to go into closed session.
CLOSED MEETING COMMENCED – ___7:30___ P.M.
RECONVENE PUBLIC MEETING – _7:40____ P.M.
Certification of Closed Meeting:
Ms. Kennedy made the following motion which was seconded and passed by roll call vote recorded below:
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. Diederich Yes
Mr. Cheliras Yes
Ms. Kennedy Yes
Mr. Chappell Yes
Mr. Dixon Yes
Mr. Britt Yes
Mr. Craver Yes
Mr. Cowling Yes
The minutes will reflect that the certification was made by Ms. Kennedy.
Mr. Schrantz discussed:
The issues concerning the benefit challenges we are facing and the appropriate people are working on solutions.
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.