The regular meeting of the Chesapeake Airport Authority was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Chesapeake Regional Airport, Chesapeake, Virginia.
|MEMBERS PRESENT||Wynn Dixon, Paul Chappell, Don Britt, Chad Diederich, Meredith Kennedy, Richard Cheliras, C. T. Cowling, Burke Craver and 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 meeting to order.
Prevailance – Vanessa Christie
Ms. Christie gave an update on her business and discussed how things have gone in the last five years. Ms. Christie discussed her need for more space for her business and would like to get a time frame on when the new hangars will be built.
A motion was duly made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes from the meeting of May 2019.
Mr. Britt reported that he had reviewed the financial reports for May and recommended approval. The motion was seconded and unanimously passed to accept the financial statements as presented for May 2019.
Mr. Schrantz reviewed the invoices for the month: $1,376.25 (CS6-49 Inv. 11), $2,402.50 (VPDEs Permit).
Operating Invoices over $1,000 covered by the annual check signing resolution or previously approved and paid are listed below:
Ireland Electric $1,461.73 (New Pump); Talbert & Bright $1,414.50 (Rent Study); and NaturChem $1,200.00 (Herbicide); US Bank $9,771.83 (Bond); Dominion Power $2,073.11, 1,173.05 (Utility Bill) and City of Chesapeake $33,284.04 (Stormwater Fees).
A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve payment of these invoices.
Slate of Officers Nominations
Ms. Kennedy of the Nomination Committee nominated the current slate of officers to continue for the next year: Mr. CT Cowling, Chairman, Mr. Wynn Dixon, Vice-Chairman and Mr. Don Britt, Secretary/Treasurer. A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the slate of officers for nomination.
Amending FY 2020 Budget
Mr. Schrantz discussed amending the FY 2020 Budget to make up the difference for the salary catchup that was started last month. This amended budget was submitted to Mr. Baker, City Manager, and we haven’t heard back from the city yet. The amended budget requests that the city increase their contribution to make up the $17,481 salary shortfall. Mr. Britt requested that the FY 2019 budget also be revised to show the increase in salary for Mr. Schrantz on the salary line items. A motion was made that the FY 2019 budget be amended to reflect the increased payroll changes for FY 2019 and that the amended FY 2020 budget be adopted with the provision that should the city not fund the increases, that the alternative amended budget scenario be presented to the authority to approved at the next meeting. A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the motion.
Mission and Vision Statement
Mr. Diederich discussed his revision of the mission and vision statement and submitted to the authority for their review and approval of the revised mission and vision statement. Mr. Schrantz recommended that the authority review the revisions and then act on the revisions at the next meeting.
TALBERT & BRIGHT REPORT
Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit
The permit application is complete, and once the qualifying rain event happens the contractor will submit the water samples.
Hangar Site Preparation Construction
Construction site is still shut down due to the wet weather; the contractor should be back on site soon as there is a window of dry weather to begin the work again. The contractor has about three weeks’ worth of work left to complete the project.
Mr. Schrantz reported on the following topics:
Mr. Schrantz met with the Towne Bank management group. They have found two groups that could offer the 457 deferred compensation benefit for the employees. Mr. Schrantz will be reviewing the packages from the two companies.
The petitions for condemnation were filed with the court of Chesapeake for the 11 parcels, after not hearing anything from the landowners for over a year.
Chairman Cowling stated that a new member will be joining the authority in July and that we are losing Mr. Burke Craver. Tonight is Mr. Craver’s last meeting. Chairman Cowling thanked Mr. Craver for all his contributions to the airport. Chairman Cowling presented a resolution to Mr. Craver in recognition of his service to the authority. Chairman Cowling also presented a plaque to Mr. Craver in recognition of the years he has devoted to the authority.
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.