«BOARD OF DIRECTORS | MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 26, 2016 Present: Susan Tomasky, Chair William R. Heifner, Vice Chair Don M. Casto, III Frank J. ...»
• A very strong FTZ ranked in the top 10 nationally for the second consecutive year.
It has been a very favorable winter so far. To begin the winter, we closed out 2015 with no measurable snowfall, although we incurred some nominal expense when crews were called in a few times as a precautionary measure. To date in January, snowfall has measured 5.1 inches at Port Columbus, just over half of the monthly average of 9.5 inches. Crews have conducted snow removal operations one time at Port Columbus (January 11) and one time at Rickenbacker (January 22).
New State Laws on Transportation Network Companies
A new Ohio law regulating Transportation Network Companies (TNC) (Uber, Lyft, etc.) goes into effect on March 23.
Generally, the law reserves the right to regulate TNC’s in Ohio to the Public Utilities Commission. However, thanks in large part to the work of Tory Richardson, the law includes an exception preserving the authority of public use airports to regulate TNC’s and their operations at those airports. Staff is currently in discussions with Uber to finalize an agreement establishing the terms and conditions for Uber’s operations at Port Columbus, including the fees they must pay.
Minutes of January 26, 2016 | 5 of 11NextGen Approaches
The FAA is in the process of developing new arrival and departure procedures in Columbus airspace. The new procedures are based on the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, and rely on satellitebased navigation procedures rather than legacy ground-based equipment. The procedures will permit arriving and departing flights to fly much more precise routes to and from Columbus-area airports, and will result in efficiencies that enhance fuel savings and air quality. These new procedures are one of the “asks” staff conveyed to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta when he was in Columbus to participate in the opening of the relocated south runway 2years ago. Rod Borden has been leading this effort for the Authority.
Human Trafficking Awareness
The Ohio Department of Public Safety, in a collaborative effort led by Rod Borden with CRAA staff and local TSA officials, has developed a human trafficking awareness training for airport employees. The presentation is approximately 28 minutes long, and will be rolled out first to CRAA staff and then to the entire airport community over the next several months.
DEA Seizure Program Suspended
The DEA has notified its local law enforcement partner agencies, including airports, that due to the recent federal budget legislation, it is suspending equitable sharing of seized funds under its Asset Forfeiture Program. That program has historically returned a portion of money seized by drug enforcement task forces to partnering local law enforcement agencies in return for their participation in the task forces. It is not known whether the suspension will be temporary or permanent. The shared funds must be used by the local agencies for law enforcement-related purposes. CRAA typically receives $250,000 - $350,000 annually in shared seizure funds.
December Proclaimed as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Ohio
Governor Kasich, Mayor Coleman and numerous other mayors across Ohio declared December as General Aviation Appreciation Month. These elected officials recognize that general aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of Ohio citizens and that the state of Ohio has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators. We are pleased to present to you today Mayor Coleman’s Proclamation.
Aviation Issues Conference
Some CRAA staff and Board members recently attended the Aviation Issues Conference. The conference brings key stakeholders such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), The Regional Airline Association (RAA) Airlines for America (A4A), the airlines, labor unions, and general aviation together to discuss the top issues facing the industry.
Major topics centered on Air Traffic Reform, funding for airports, security issues, shortage of pilots, and other workforce issues. Attendees also heard from Byron Dorgan and Thomas Daschle. Both previously served several years in the U.S. Senate and they discussed challenges and opportunities with Congress today.
All of these issues affect CRAA as many of them will be incorporated or attempted to be incorporated into the FAA Reauthorization Bill. The current authorizations expires at the end of March. We heard that a markup of the FAA Reauthorization Bill is expected in the first half of February and that won’t leave much time to negotiate all these items into a final bill for passage before the election activities consume lawmakers for the rest of the year.
Related to our legislative efforts, Tory Richardson and Roberts will visit Washington D.C. twice between now and the end of March. These visits will be used to express our position on the various issues anticipated to be considered in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Roberts requested Richardson to present a deeper dive at the March Board meeting on federal, state and local legislative issues that impact CRAA.
Minutes of January 26, 2016 | 6 of 11SMS On-Line Hazard Reporting System
The Airport Operations staff has partnered with the Communications staff to develop and implement an on-line hazard reporting system. The system will allow any interested party including the public, through a link on the Authority’s website, to report a condition or activity that they believe to be a safety concern. The system went live less than two weeks ago, and is one element of a comprehensive Safety Management System that will be required of all airports under a soon-to-be-released FAA regulation. CRAA staff has been proactive in developing the framework of the anticipated mandatory SMS, and is moving forward with implementation of several elements of the program.
2015 Accomplishments and Future Priorities This is the first Board Meeting since completion of 2015 and marks the kickoff of our efforts for 2016. Roberts presented CRAA’s success in 2015. (See attached 2015 Successes document).
Roberts then requested Tory Richardson, VP Human Resources and Strategy, to give a high level overview of our 2016
Strategic Priorities which are:
1. Enhance Employee Engagement a. Implement employee engagement recommendations and complete the biennial engagement survey.
b. Develop the strategy and recommendations to improve enterprise-wide communications.
2. Create Midfield Development Program a. Phase 1: Enabling Projects – planning, design and construction.
b. Phase 2: Master Program portfolio inventory, schedule and governance/staffing structure.
3. Implement the Vision and Strategies for the Rickenbacker Global Gateway a. Conduct community and long range planning.
b. Implement business development initiatives.
Chair Tomasky addressed the board regarding the Midfield Development Program. Tomasky stated that we are all operating under the assumption that the current Terminal Modernization Program gives us 15-20 years of additional capacity in the current terminal. We are mindful of the need to be proactive however, and plan for the future Midfield Development Program as this program is huge and will require at least 10 years to execute. We need to begin developing the critical paths for major elements of the program now to be prepared when the demand for capacity warrants the expansion. Phase I of the Program involves construction of the CONRAC for car rental operations and this is needed now based on the current need for public parking in the garage and for future growth of the rental car companies. The Board will need to be prudent with these projects and the Facilities and Services Committee plays a critical role with these initiatives.
Roberts stated CRAA is committed to look at timelines and studies completed to date and will keep the board updated.
READING OF RESOLUTIONS
RESOLUTION #01-16 AUTHORIZING A GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE BLACK FAMILY LIMITED
PARTNERSHIP FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CORPORATE AIRCRAFT HANGAR FACILITY LOCATED ON
APPROXIMATELY 5.76 ACRES OF LAND ON THE NORTH AIRFIELD AT PORT COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
RESOLUTION #02-16 RATIFYING THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH STREAM + WETLANDS FOUNDATION TO
MITIGATE WETLAND IMPACTS RESULTING FROM DEVELOPMENT OF THE GLOBAL LOGISTICS PARK AT
RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
MOVED: W. Heifner; SECONDED: E. Kessler YEA: 7 NAY: 0 ABSTAIN: ___________________
RESOLUTION #04-16 TO AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF $114,700 UNDER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MASTER AGREEMENT PEO-2013-009, WITH STAFFORD RESOURCES dba STAFFORD TECHNOLOGY, FOR
TEMPORARY STAFFING SERVICES.
RESOLUTION #05-16 TO AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF $88,900 UNDER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
MASTER AGREEMENT PEO-2013-009 WITH STAFFORD RESOURCES dba STAFFORD TECHNOLOGY FOR TEMPORARY
RESOLUTION #06-16 AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT IN THE AMOUNT OF $125,092 WITH ADB AIRFIELD SOLUTIONS,
LLC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF LED HIGH INTENSITY RUNWAY EDGE LIGHT FIXTURES AND TRANSFORMERS FOR THERUNWAY 10L-28R REHABILITATION AND SHOULDER IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT #07020, AT PORT COLUMBUS
RESOLUTION #07-16 AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT IN THE AMOUNT OF $146,570 WITH RS&H OHIO, INC., TO
PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE RUNWAY 4-22 REHABILITATION AT BOLTONFIELD AIRPORT, PROJECT #16008.
MOVED: K. Ransier; SECONDED: J. Miller YEA: 7 NAY: 0 ABSTAIN: ___________________
RESOLUTION #08-16 AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $290,000 TO THE MASTER
SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CRAWFORD, MURPHY, & TILLY, INC. (CMT) FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH PROJECT #17020, RICKENBACKER MOS PHASE 1 IMPROVEMENTS AT RICKENBACKER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.MOVED: W. Heifner; SECONDED: E. Kessler YEA: 7 NAY: 0 ABSTAIN: ___________________
RESOLUTION #09-16 AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF ASSOCIATED BANKING DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO
IMPLEMENT A CREDIT CARD PROGRAM FOR THE PURCHASE OF AUTHORITY RELATED OPERATING EXPENSES.
RESOLUTION #10-16 AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH MILE HI VALET SERVICE, INC., TO PROVIDE PUBLIC
SHUTTLE BUS OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC PARKING FACILITIES AT PORT COLUMBUS
INTERNATIONAL AND RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS.MOVED: F. Cipriano; SECONDED: E. Kessler YEA: 7 NAY: 0 ABSTAIN: ___________________
RESOLUTION #12-16 AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ALLPRO PARKING, LLC., TO PROVIDE CERTAIN STAFFING
NEEDS FOR THE PARKING OPERATION AT PORT COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL AND RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONALAIRPORTS.
RESOLUTION #13-16 AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF 7250 STAR CHECK DRIVE LOCATED IN THE CITY OF
COLUMBUS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE AND
SALE OF DESIGNATED REAL PROPERTY ASSETS OF AIRNET SYSTEMS, INC., DATED DECEMBER 18, 2015.
OTHER BUSINESSWith no further business being brought before the board, Casto moved to adjourn; Heifner seconded. Chair Tomasky adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Respectfully submitted, Elaine Roberts, A.A.E.
Secretary ER | ksw Attachment: 2015 Successes