MINUTES OF THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MEETING
Thursday, July 21, 2022
12:00 Noon
CIAA Board Room/ 3650 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Avenue/Lake Charles, LA 70615

ATTENDANCE

Commissioners Present:
Mr. Bill Hankins, Vice President
Mr. Charles K. Dalgleish, Vice President
Mrs. Denise Rau, President
Mr. Nora Popillion, Commissioner
Mr. Tad Martin, Commissioner

Commissioners Absent:
Mrs. Tuwanna Guillory-August, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Andrew D. Hankins, Commissioner 

Others Present:
Mr. Kevin Melton, Executive Director
Mr. Robert Kleinschmidt, Legal Counsel
Mr. Gerald Theunissen, Consultant
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. Brett Downer, O’Carroll Group
Mr. Josh Arnold, Centerra
Mr. Dave Thibodeaux, Stratigos Dynamics, Inc.
Mr. Cody Wellsted, Stratigos Dynamics, Inc.
Mr. Jonathan Farmer, KSA Engineers
Mr. Heath Barnes, Lone Star Strategic Services
Mr. Chris Lognion, MediaPost

CALL TO ORDER
President B. 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
President B. 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 that the air cargo ribbon cutting ceremony will be in mid to late August 2022. Mr. Melton reported that Congressman Graves will visit Chennault on August 19, 2022, Senator Kennedy’s staff on August 22, 2022 and Lt. Governor Nungesser on August 25, 2022. Mr. Melton reported that the LegisGator lunch will be held on August 19, 2022. Mr. Melton reported that there is continued discussions for a new paint hangar.

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

DVW – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT RENEWAL
Mr. Melton stated that he recommends renewing the agreement with DVW Aviation Advisor so that Chennault International Airport can move forward with Air Cargo opportunities. PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. DALGLEISH, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A PROFESIONAL SERVICES AGREMENT RENEWAL WITH DVW AVIATION ADVISOR PERTAINING TO AIR CARGO PROSPECTS, COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 15, 2022.

CHECKING ACCOUNTS
Mr. Melton stated that Capital One Bank changed their requirements for the wording of the Resolution for public funds account. Mr. Melton stated that two signatures are required on checks for all accounts. Mr. Melton stated that the President of the Board, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board, Executive Director, Director of Finance and Director of Executive and Airport Affairs are those authorized to sign on all accounts. Mr. Melton also stated that the adoption of the Resolution will authorize the newly slated President and Secretary/Treasurer. PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. MARTIN, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADOPT THE CAPITAL ONE BANK PUBLIC FUNDS RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DEFINING PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ON THE CHECKING ACCOUNTS AND TO OPEN CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSITS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING TIME CHANGE
Mr. Melton stated the purpose of the change in the time for the Regular Board Meeting is due to a scheduling conflict. PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. POPILLION, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO CHANGE THE TIME OF THE AUGUST 18, 2022 REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FROM AUGUST 18, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON TO AUGUST 18, 2022 AT 3:00 P.M.

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION – MOU
Mr. Melton stated that this intended to mutually define the expected relationship, scope, and procedures for the requestor to request CBP Services and for CBP to adjudicate such requests at Chennault. PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. MARTIN, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROLAND CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY TO FACILITATE THE AUTHORITY’S DEVELOPMENT OF AIR CARGO.

MAIN DECK LOADER
Mr. Melton stated that the purchase of one used main deck loader is needed for the Air Cargo Facility. PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. POPILLION, SECONDED BY MR. DALGLEISH AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE SPECIFICATIONS FOR, ADVERTISE FOR AND ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE USED MAIN DECK LOADER.

DOTD GRANT – PERIMETER FENCE REHABILITATION CWF
Mr. Melton stated that the Resolution will authorize the Executive Director to accept the grant, submit reports, and sign reimbursement requests for Perimeter Fence Rehabilitation CWF. PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. MARTIN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ACCEPT A GRANT OFFER FROM THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR PERIMETER FENCE REHABILITATION CWF, AND TO SIGN ALL APPLICATIONS, FORMS, GRANT AGREEMENTS, ASSURANCES, REPORTS AND REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GRANT.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. MARTIN, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL MATTERS AND POTENTIAL LITIGATION. The commissioners began the Executive Session at 12:49 p.m.

REGULAR SESSION
PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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 MRS. RAU, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO RECONVENE THE REGULAR SESSION. The Regular Session was reconvened at 1:11 p.m. with no action taken during the Executive Session.

MINUTE APPROVAL
PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. MARTIN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 16, 2022 REGULAR MEETING.

ADJOURNMENT
PRESIDENT B. HANKINS 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. MARTIN, SECONDED BY MR. DALGLEISH, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. With no further business to come before the Commissioners, President B. Hankins declared the meeting adjourned at 1:12 p.m.