/, Minutes/September 20, 2017 – Regular Board Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
5:00 p.m.
CIAA Board Room/ 3650 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Avenue/Lake Charles, LA 70615

ATTENDANCE

Commissioners Present:
Mr. Charles K. Dalgleish, President
Mr. Andrew D. Hankins, Vice President
Mrs. Denise Rau, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. James G. Gobert, Commissioner
Mr. Rico Guillory, Sr., Commissioner
Mr. Bill Hankins, Commissioner
Mr. Kenneth W. Nabours, Commissioner

Others Present:
Mr. Randy Robb, Executive Director
Mr. Gerald Theunissen, Consultant
Mr. Robert Kleinschmidt, Legal Counsel
Ms. Loretta Hanks, Director of Finance
Mr. Madwight Gallien, Director of Operations
Mr. John McMullen, Director of Maintenance
Ms. Andrea LaFleur, Executive Assistant/Recording Secretary
Mr. Michael Flatt, Northrop Grumman
Mr. Wejee Lechtenberg, Lechtenberg Consulting
Mr. Joe Torres, Million Air
Mr. Randy Liprie, Liprie Engineering LLC

CALL TO ORDER
President Dalgleish called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of
Allegiance, roll was called and a quorum was established as indicated above.

PROPOSED AGENDA
President Dalgleish requested additions, deletions, and amendments to the proposed agenda
and Mr. Robb announced the same; i.e. AMEND: Item #13 – Discuss and take appropriate
action to authorize the Executive Director to award a contract to the responsible low bidder,
Fucich Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $118,200.00 for the CIAA Fuel Farm Depot
Tanks Replacement. Item #16 – Discuss and take appropriate action to authorize the
Executive Director to award a contract to the responsible low bidder, F & W Electrical
Contractors, in the amount of $1,475,820.00 for the Airfield Lighting Rehabilitation – Phase
2. ADD: Item #20(A) – Discuss and take appropriate action to adopt a Resolution
dedicating the Chennault International Airport Authority’s Board Room in the memory of
the former Mayor Ed Watson. Item #20(B) – Discuss and take appropriate action to
authorize the Executive Director to solicit proposals for and to award a contract for Hangar
“F” Chiller System Repairs. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY
INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT
FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. GOBERT, SECONDED BY
MR. B. HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE THE
PROPOSED AGENDA AS AMENDED.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/REPORTS
Mr. Robb reported that the Operations Department had conversations with Allen Taylor, LA
DOTD, to locate a decommissioned Non-Direction Beacon (NDB), and Dequincy Airport
has a system not being used. Mr. Robb reported that Dequincy will allow Chennault to use
the equipment until funding is available from DOTD (FY 2018) to upgrade the Non-Direction
Beacon to a more sophisticated system called Distance Measuring Equipment
(DME). Mr. Robb reported that all the ongoing projects are on schedule. Mr. Robb reported
that he met with Jay Delafield regarding the Bond application submission. Mr. Robb
reported that he met with Mayor Nic Hunter and Jay Delafield to firm up the details of the
Letter of Agreement for the Economic Development Project.
Mr. Theunissen reported that October 14, 2017 is Election Day and discussed the
constitutional amendments that are on the ballot.

MINUTE APPROVAL
PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC.
MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. NABOURS, SECONDED BY MR. B. HANKINS,
AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE
AUGUST 16, 2017 REGULAR MEETING.

SWLA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE
Mr. Robb stated that a pledge of $15,000 per year will assist the SWLA Economic
Development Alliance with its 5-year budget. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF
THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW
THAT THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY
MR. B. HANKINS, SECONDED BY MRS. RAU, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
TO PLEDGE AN ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $15,000 TO ASSIST THE SWLA
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE WITH THE 5-YEAR CAMPAIGN
INITIATIVE.

BECHTEL OIL, GAS & CHEMICALS –
AMENDMENT #4
Mr. Robb stated that Amendment #4 is to extend the lease between Chennault International
Airport Authority and Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals. Mr. Robb stated that the original fiftythree
acres leased will be extended until March 2024 and the additional twelve acres leased
in Amendment #2 will be extended until March 2024. Mr. Robb also stated that we have
requested a five percent increase in the lease payments commencing January 1, 2019.
PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC.
MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. GOBERT, SECONDED BY MR. B. HANKINS, AND
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
PRESIDENT TO SIGN AMENDMENT #4 TO THE LEASE BETWEEN
CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND BECHTEL OIL,
GAS & CHEMICALS.

CAPITAL OUTLAY
Mr. Robb stated that the Resolution authorizes the Executive Director to prepare and submit
applications for State Capital Outlay projects, to execute Cooperative Endeavor Agreements
for the Capital Outlay projects as well as request for reimbursements, certifying compliance
with items listed on the Request for Facility Planning and Control concurrence in
Construction Contract Award form and other documents pertaining to a project.
PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC.
MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. B. HANKINS, SECONDED BY MR. GOBERT, AND
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A CAPITAL OUTLAY
BUDGET REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 TO THE STATE DIVISION
OF ADMINISTRATION AND TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE CHENNAULT
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO
THE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS.

WIRELESS SYSTEM – HANGARS E, F, & G
Mr. Robb stated that the wireless project that was completed for AAR in 2014 was to
enhance their system. Mr. Robb stated that when AAR pulled their equipment out, it left our
system incomplete. Mr. Robb stated that Landlocked Aviation Services requested assistance
with getting the wireless system operational. Mr. Robb stated that the needed equipment has
been purchased off the state contract and the installation will be completed by a Cisco
vendor-distributor listed on the state contract. Mr. Robb also stated that the same vendor
installed the equipment in 2014. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS
ANY INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT THERE IS
NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. GOBERT,
SECONDED BY MRS. RAU, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO RATIFY THE
EXPENDITURES FOR THE WIRELESS SYSTEM CAPABILITY AT HANGAR E,
F, AND G FOR LANDLOCKED AVIATION SYSTEMS.

HANGAR “F” LIGHTING REPAIRS
Mr. Robb stated that the lighting in Hangar “F” is insufficient for painting because half of
the lights are inoperable. Mr. Robb stated that the scope of the contract is to supply lamps
and ballast and to replace the inoperable lamps and ballast at approximately 190 locations.
PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC.
MOTION WAS MADE BY MRS. RAU, SECONDED BY MR. A. HANKINS, AND
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH GREG
BLANCHARD ELECTRIC, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $41,900.00 FOR THE
REPLACEMENT OF BURNED OUT LIGHTS IN HANGAR “F” FOR
LANDLOCKED AVIATION SERVICES.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS
Mr. Robb stated that three bids were received for the Air Traffic Control Tower Exterior
Renovations. Mr. Robb stated that the responsible low bidder is Pat Williams Construction,
LLC, in the amount of $122,000.00. Mr. Robb stated that it is the recommendation of the
architect, Vincent-Shows Architects, to award the contract to Pat Williams Construction,
LLC. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. A. HANKINS, SECONDED BY MR. B.
HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO THE RESPONSIBLE LOW BIDDER,
PAT WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION, LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $122,000.00 FOR
THE PROJECT TO REFURBISH THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER
EXTERIOR.

CIAA FUEL FARM DEPOT TANKS REPLACEMENT
Mr. Robb stated that three bids were received for the CIAA Fuel Farm Depot Tanks
Replacement. Mr. Robb stated that the low bidder Rittiner Equipment Co. was the apparent
low bidder but due to a technicality, the responsible low bidder is Fucich Contracting, Inc.,
in the amount of $118,200.00. Mr. Robb stated that it is the recommendation of the
engineer, Liprie Engineering, LLC, to award the contract to Fucich Contracting, Inc. due to
Rittiner Equipment Co., Inc. licensing did not comply with the classifications required per
the Bid Documents. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY
INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT THERE IS NO
INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. GOBERT,
SECONDED BY MR. NABOURS, AND CARRIED WITH A MAJORITY VOTE TO
AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO THE
RESPONSIBLE LOW BIDDER, FUCICH CONTRACTING, INC., IN THE
AMOUNT OF $118,000.00 FOR THE CIAA FUEL FARM DEPOT TANKS
REPLACEMENT WITH MR. B. HANKINS VOTING AGAINST.

HANGAR “A” LIGHTING UPGRADE
Mr. Robb stated that the responsible low bidder is Montgomery Electric & Maintenance,
Inc., in the amount of $679,000.00 for the Hangar “A” Lighting Upgrade. Mr. Robb stated
that it is the recommendation of the engineer, Lechtenberg Consulting, to award the contract
to Montgomery Electric & Maintenance, Inc. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF
THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW
THAT THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR.
A. HANKINS, SECONDED BY MR. NABOURS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO
THE RESPONSIBLE LOW BIDDER, MONTGOMERY ELECTRIC &
MAINTENANCE, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $679,000.00 FOR THE HANGAR “A”
LIGHTING UPGRADE.

UNDERGROUND UTILITY COMPRESSED AIR LINE REPLACEMENT
BEHIND HANGARS “E” & “F”
Mr. Robb stated that the responsible low bidder is Blake D. Hines, Inc., in the amount of
$328,188.00, which is the Base Bid and Alternate #1 for the Underground Utility
Compressed Air Line Replacement Behind Hangars “E” & “F”. Mr. Robb stated that it is
the recommendation of the engineer, Liprie Engineering LLC, to award the contract to Blake
D. Hines, Inc. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT
FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT THERE IS NO INPUT
FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. GOBERT, SECONDED BY
MRS. RAU AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO THE RESPONSIBLE LOW BIDDER,
BLAKE D. HINES, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $328,188.00 WHICH IS THE BASE
BID AND ALTERNATE #1 FOR THE UNDERGROUND UTILITY COMPRESSED
AIR LINE REPLACEMENT BEHIND HANGARS “E” & “F”.

AIRFIELD LIGHTING REHABILITATION – PHASE 2
Mr. Robb stated that the responsible low bidder is F & W Electric Contractors, in the amount
of $1,475,820.00 for the Airfield Lighting Rehabilitation – Phase 2. Mr. Robb stated that it
is the recommendation of the engineer, KSA Engineers, to award the contract to F & W
Electrical Contractors. Mr. Robb stated that Louisiana Department of Transportation &
Development – Aviation is funding $1,000,000.00 of the cost of the project. PRESIDENT
DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET
THE RECORD SHOW THAT THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC.
MOTION WAS MADE BY MRS. RAU, SECONDED BY MR. NABOURS AND
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO
AWARD A CONTRACT TO THE RESPONSIBLE LOW BIDDER, F & W
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,475,820.00 FOR THE
AIRFIELD LIGHTING REHABILITATION – PHASE 3 WITH THE AWARD OF
THE CONTRACT BEING CONTINGENT ON FUNDING AND CONCURRENCE
FROM LA DOTD.

MODULAR OFFICE BUILDING LEASE –
LOUISIANA MILLWORK
Mr. Robb stated that Louisiana Millwork’s administration building (Building 1350) flooded
during Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Robb stated that Louisiana Millwork requested a temporary
building due to mold in the building. Mr. Robb stated that the modular office lease will be
for a one year period or until the new administration/warehouse building is completed.
PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. A HANKINS, SECONDED BY MR.
GOBERT AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR TO LEASE A 56X60 MODULAR OFFICE FOR LOUISIANA
MILLWORK.

AIR CONDITION RESTROOM TRAILER LEASE –
LOUISIANA MILLWORK
Mr. Robb stated that Louisiana Millwork’s administration building (Building 1350) flooded
during Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Robb stated that Louisiana Millwork requested a temporary
building and restroom due to mold in the building and restrooms. Mr. Robb stated that the
restroom trailer is required because there is not a cost effective method for using the
restrooms in the modular building. Mr. Robb stated that in order to use the restrooms in the
modular building, we would have to bore through 17” of concrete to install a sewer lift
station. Mr. Robb stated that the restroom trailer lease will be for a one year period or until
the new administration/warehouse building is completed. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH
ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD
SHOW THAT THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE
BY MR. A HANKINS, SECONDED BY MRS. RAU AND CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO LEASE
ONE AIR CONDITIONED RESTROOM TRAILER FOR LOUISIANA
MILLWORK.

SURPLUS EQUIPMENT –
DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER
Mr. Robb stated that the double wide trailer is located near Building 3009 and is no longer
occupied by Northrop Grumman. Mr. Robb stated that the trailer’s location hinders the path
for aircraft to Hangar “H”. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY
INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT
FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. GOBERT, SECONDED BY
MR. B. HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO DECLARE A DOUBLE
WIDE TRAILER AS SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TO ADVERTISE, OPEN BIDS AND AWARD A CONTRACT TO SELL THE
TRAILER TO THE HIGH BIDDER OR TO NEGOTIATE A SALE IF BIDS ARE
DETERMINED TO BE UNREASONABLY LOW.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VACATION THRESHOLD INCREASE
Mr. Robb stated that in 2014 the board members discussed increasing the Executive
Director’s vacation time from twenty days to thirty days per year during Executive Session,
but did not make it to the floor as motion. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF
THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW
THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. B.
HANKINS, SECONDED BY MR. GOBERT, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO
INCREASE THE ANNUAL VACATION THRESHOLD FOR THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR TO THIRTY DAYS VACATION PER YEAR RETROACTIVE FROM
2014 WHEN IT WAS DISCUSSED DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

BOARD ROOM DEDICATION
Mr. Dalgleish stated that the dedication of the board room is to show the appreciation for
Mayor Ed Watson’s contribution in the development of Chennault International Airpark
Authority. PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM
THE PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. A. HANKINS, SECONDED BY MR. B.
HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION
DEDICATING THE CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY’S
BOARD ROOM IN MEMORY OF THE FORMER MAYOR ED WATSON.

HANGAR “F” CHILLER SYSTEM REPAIRS
Mr. Robb stated that the scope of work is to provide labor, equipment, parts and for chilled
water pumps and valves repair/replacement. Mr. Robb stated that the chiller units are part of
the painting system and provide the cooling media for the air movers. PRESIDENT
DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. LET
THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC. MOTION
WAS MADE BY MR. NABOURS, SECONDED BY MRS. RAU, AND CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SOLICIT
PROPOSALS FOR AND TO AWARD A CONTRACT FOR HANGAR “F”
CHILLER SYSTEM REPAIRS.

ADJOURNMENT
PRESIDENT DALGLEISH ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY INPUT FROM THE
PUBLIC. LET THE RECORD SHOW THERE IS NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC.
MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. NABOURS, SECONDED BY MR. GOBERT, AND
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. With no further
business to come before the Commissioners, President Dalgleish declared the meeting
adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

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