The Work­shop Meet­ing of the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict was called to order at 10:00 a.m., Decem­ber 13, 2013 in the Air­port Board Room by Chair­man Pilcher.

The Invo­ca­tion was giv­en by Ms. Pat­ty Mitchell.

The Pledge of Alle­giance was led by Chair­man Pilcher.

The Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary called the roll and indi­cat­ed that all Board Mem­bers were present except Mr. Carey Scott.

Work­shop Discussion:

Mr. Paul Puck­li, Mr. Kevin With­ers, and Mr. Rob Fuller, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from CHA, Inc., the airport’s Mas­ter Plan firm, opened the work­shop with an overview of the areas of the ter­mi­nal build­ing to be toured as part of the ongo­ing dis­cus­sion con­cern­ing the devel­op­ment of the airport’s Mas­ter Plan. The tour group con­sist­ed of mem­bers of the Board, air­port staff, air­port attor­ney, CHA per­son­nel, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the News Herald.

A tour of the areas with­in the ter­mi­nal build­ing which are being con­sid­ered for future devel­op­ment pro­vid­ed an oppor­tu­ni­ty for the Board Mem­bers to visu­al­ize the changes and poten­tial growth oppor­tu­ni­ties. The fol­low­ing is a list of the areas toured by the group:

  • Con­course area (Board­ing Gates 1 through 5)
  • Con­course area (Board­ing Gates 6 and 7)
  • Inter­na­tion­al trav­el cor­ri­dor area (Board­ing Gate 2)
  • Vacant stor­age area upstairs adja­cent to inter­na­tion­al trav­el corridor
  • Bag­gage claim area
  • TSA screen­ing check­point area
  • Out­side ramp area at Board­ing Gates 1 and 2
  • Out­bound bag room for bag­gage han­dling system
  • Con­vey­or sys­tem area for bag­gage han­dling system
  • Tick­et counter areas on main floor

Fol­low­ing the tour, Mr. Puck­li reviewed the over­all con­cepts pre­sent­ed and dis­cussed the areas of pri­or­i­ty; specif­i­cal­ly the need to expand the bag­gage han­dling area, the TSA check­point area and the con­ces­sions area.

Fol­low­ing Board dis­cus­sion, there was a gen­er­al con­sen­sus from Board Mem­bers that the most effec­tive area for expan­sion would be toward the north. Mr. Puck­li stat­ed that mem­bers from CHA would take the feed­back pro­vid­ed by the Board as a result of the tour and bring a rec­om­men­da­tion back to the Board for con­sid­er­a­tion at the Feb­ru­ary 2014 Board Meeting.


The Work­shop was adjourned at approx­i­mate­ly 11:40 a.m.

Pat­ty Mitchell, Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary John Pilch­er, Chairman