The regular meeting of the Chesapeake Airport Authority was held on Wednesday,
CALL TO ORDER
DELEGATE BARRY KNIGHT
He explained that, if we can come up with a RFP that we can live with and submit it to the Navy, maybe we will be able to develop some common ground that the airport and the Navy could work within.
Delegate Knight discussed a bill they had passed to help airports clear some tree obstruction on approach areas. He also discussed the Navy’s RFP request and suggested that the airport really put some serious thought in putting together a RFP for the Navy. He stated that he believed if the Airport and the Navy could come up with an agreement for their use of the airport; it would be a great financial boom for the Airport and the City of Chesapeake. Delegate Knight also discussed Oceana NAS and the efforts to keep that base in Virginia Beach. Support of Oceana NAS is not only good for the city of Virginia Beach; it is also good for Chesapeake, as a number of people that utilize that base live in Chesapeake.
Delegate Knight then answered a number of questions from the board. The deadline for filing the RFP is April 29, 2011. Mr. Powell suggested that the Navy indemnify us against any litigation. A motion was made that Mr. Lowder and Mr. Love get together and prepare a proposal for submission to the navy that will meet the airport requirements; it was seconded and passed unanimously. Mr. Craver stated that we need to make sure that the FBO and SASO are on board with this proposal.
SELECTION OF AUDIT SERVICES FIRM
APPROVE WORKERS COMP PANEL OF PHYSICIANS
NAVY RFP FOR USE OF AIRPORT
TIDEWATER FLIGHT CENTER SASO AGREEMENT
Mr. Love state that he had responded to Tidewater with a letter detailing the application process and the appropriate minimum standards of the Airport. Mr. Love recommended that the FBO committee review the application when it has been submitted.
Mr. Andy Johnson discussed what they plan to do to accomplish their goals. Mr. Lowder reminded Mr. Johnson that he must make sure that his application is concise and complete for their review. Mr. Love recommended that the authority be prepared to approve a month to month extension on Mr. Johnson’s SASO agreement in case a full agreement had not been concluded by the next meeting in April.
TALBERT & BRIGHT
LAND ACQUISITION (RPZ RW 5 APPROACH
FIRE SUPPRESSION (PHASE I – WATERLINE EXTENSION
Mr. Lee Lowder stated that he doesn’t believe that we will be able to come to an agreement with the Navy about their use of the airport; however, he does believe that we should make the effort to try to come up with something to propose to the Navy.
The minutes are summary in nature and are not intended to be an exact transcript of the proceedings. The Authority maintains an audiotape of the meeting.