MINUTES OF THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING
Thursday, February 17, 2022
12:00 Noon
CIAA Board Room/ 3650 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Avenue/Lake Charles, LA 70615

ATTENDANCE

Commissioners Present:
Mrs. Denise Rau, President
Mr. Bill Hankins, Vice President
Mr. Charles K. Dalgleish, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Nora Popillion, Commissioner
Mrs. Tuwanna Guillory-August, Commissioner
Mr. Tad Martin, Commissioner
Mr. Andrew D. Hankins, Commissioner

Others Present:
Mr. Kevin Melton, Executive Director
Mr. Gerald Theunissen, Consultant
Mr. Robert Kleinschmidt, Legal Counsel
Ms. Loretta Hanks, Director of Finance
Ms. Andrea LaFleur, Director of Executive & Airport Affairs
Mr. John McMullen, Director of Maintenance
Mr. Mitch O’Neal, Director of Operations
Ms. Paulette Moss, Admin Specialist/Recording Secretary
Mr. Josh Arnold, Centerra
Mr. Louis Todd, Todd & Associates
Mr. Michael Flatt, Northrup Grumman
Mr. Tyson Grenzebach, Landlocked Aviation LLC
Mr. Reed Friese, Landlocked Aviation Services, LLC
Mr. Brett Downer, O’Carroll Group
Mr. Fitzgerald Darbone, A.M.A. Education Solutions, LLC
Mr. Dave Thibodeaux, Stratigos Dynamics, Inc.
Mr. Austin Doucet, Stratigos Dynamics, Inc.

CALL TO ORDER
Vice President Hankins called the meeting to order at 12:00 noon. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was called and a quorum was established as indicated above.

PROPOSED AGENDA
Vice President Hankins requested additions, deletions, and amendments to the proposed agenda and Mr. Melton announced that there were none to report.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/REPORTS
Mr. Melton reported the ongoing recovery projects that will go into 2023. Mr. Melton reported that he is anticipating letters of intent. Mr. Melton reported that he is having discussions with Western, LLC for a new paint hangar.

Mr. David Whitaker gave an update summary pertaining to Air Cargo opportunities.

Mr. Austin Doucet gave an update pertaining to Chennault security.

Mr. Brett Downer gave a marketing update for Chennault.

AD VALOREM TAX
Mr. Melton stated that the proposed date for the tax renewal date be December 2022. PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, SECONDED BY MR. MARTIN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY PROPOSAL FOR EARLY RENEWAL OF THE AD VALOREM TAX.

INSURANCE POLICIES
Mr. Todd submitted renewal proposals for the General Liability, Public Officials Liability, Automobile and Property. Mr. Todd stated he is still waiting on a few quotes. Mr. Melton stated there will need to be a special board meeting to make a decision on policies. PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, SECONDED BY MR. POPILLION AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO DEFER THE MOTION THE PURCHASE OF INSURANCE POLICIES FROM TODD & ASSOCIATES AND PHYLLIS DUGAR-THIBODEAUX FOR GENERAL LIABILITY, PUBLIC OFFICIALS LIABILITY, AUTOMOBILE, PROPERTY, AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVERAGES FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING MARCH 1, 2022 UNTIL THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022.

CONTRACT MODIFICATION #2 – STRATIGOS DYNAMICS, INC
Mr. Melton stated that the purpose of the Special Event Rates is for security during the airshow and should there be the need for emergency/disaster response. PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, SECONDED BY MR. A. HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT MODIFICATION #2 WITH STRATIGOS DYNAMICS, INC., FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.

HANGAR E – WALL PANELS
Mr. Melton stated that the building was damaged due to the hurricane. PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, SECONDED BY MR. A. HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR, SOLICIT FOR, OPEN BIDS FOR AND AWARD A CONTRACT FOR HANGAR E WALL PANELS.

HANGAR F – WALL PANELS
Mr. Melton stated that the building was damaged due to the hurricane. PRESIDENT RAU 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. MARTIN, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR, SOLICIT FOR, OPEN BIDS FOR AND AWARD A CONTRACT FOR HANGAR F WALL PANELS.

LOUISIANA MILLWORK BUILDING 1 – INTERIOR, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL REPAIRS
Mr. Melton stated that the interior repairs to Building 1 are partial hurricane damage and need upgrades to the facility i.e. lighting. PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR, ADVERTISE FOR, OPEN BIDS FOR AND AWARD A CONTRACT FOR LOUISIANA MILLWORK BUILDING 1 INTERIOR, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL REPAIRS.

MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS BUILDING ADDITION AND RENOVATIONS – EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC)
Mr. Melton stated that the EOC Facility will provide a Safe Shelter for essential personnel to remain on the airport during a hurricane. PRESIDENT RAU 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. MARTIN, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO THE LOW SUCESSFUL BIDDER, ALFRED PALMA, LLC, IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $568,900.00 FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS BUILDING ADDITION AND RENOVATIONS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC).

3551 AVENUE C – ENVELOPE REPAIRS
Mr. Melton stated that the building was damaged due to the hurricane. PRESIDENT RAU 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. MARTIN, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR, ADVERTISE OR SOLICIT FOR, OPEN BIDS FOR AND AWARD A CONTRACT FOR 3551 AVENUE C ENVELOPE REPAIRS.

MAINTENANCE STORAGE BUILDING – ENVELOPE REPAIRS
Mr. Melton stated that the building was damaged by Hurricane Laura. PRESIDENT RAU 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. POPILLION, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR, SOLICIT FOR, OPEN BIDS FOR AND AWARD A CONTRACT FOR CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY MAINTENANCE STORAGE BUILDING ENVELOPE REPAIRS.

MAINTENANCE STORAGE SHED BUILDING – ENVELOPE REPAIRS
Mr. Melton stated that the building was damaged by Hurricane Laura. PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR, SOLICIT FOR, OPEN BIDS FOR AND AWARD A CONTRACT FOR CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY MAINTENANCE STORAGE SHED BUILDING ENVELOPE REPAIRS.

PARKING LOT AND TOWER ROAD REPAIRS
Mr. Melton stated that the project is necessary for opening Taxiway G for Air Cargo. PRESIDENT RAU 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. MARTIN, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR, ADVERTISE FOR, OPEN BIDS FOR AND AWARD A CONTRACT FOR PARKING LOT AND TOWER ROAD REPAIRS.

MINUTE APPROVAL
PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, SECONDED BY MR. A. HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 18, 2022 REGULAR MEETING.

ADJOURNMENT
PRESIDENT RAU 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. DALGLEISH, SECONDED BY MR. A. HANKINS, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. With no further business to come before the Commissioners, President Rau declared the meeting adjourned at 1:01 p.m.