The Board Meet­ing of the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict was called to order at 9:00 a.m., Sep­tem­ber 28, 2022 by Chair Hol­ly Melzer. 

The Invo­ca­tion was giv­en by Vice Chair Sheldon.

The Pledge of Alle­giance was led by Mr. McDonald.

Roll was called. In atten­dance were: Chair Hol­ly Melz­er, Vice Chair Mark Shel­don, Mr. Matt Algar­in, Mr. Will Cramer, Mr. James John­son, Mr. Glen McDon­ald and Mr. Les McFatter.

Chair Melz­er asked if there were any Pub­lic Com­ments. There were no Pub­lic Comments.

Chair Melz­er asked if there were any items on the Agen­da, includ­ing the Con­sent Agen­da, that any Board Mem­ber would like to move to a Busi­ness Item for fur­ther dis­cus­sion, and if not, to make a motion to accept the Agenda.

Mr. Park­er McClel­lan asked that Con­sent Agen­da Item 5.c. Approve Land Lease Ter­mi­na­tion and Approve New Land Lease with Mar­ty Hasek for small Air­craft Hangar be moved to the Busi­ness Agen­da as Item 6.c.

Mr. Cramer made a motion to accept the Amend­ed Agen­da, and Mr. John­son sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.


Mr. Park­er McClel­lan pre­sent­ed the Activ­i­ty Reports. He report­ed that the Air­port con­tin­ues to do well, even though the num­bers are down, we are only about 4% low­er than last year. Com­pared to 2019, we are up by over 200,000 pas­sen­gers and we con­tin­ue to exceed our expec­ta­tions. We are up by 1% over last month and will con­tin­ue to see if we can grow that num­ber. The white sandy beach­es are still mak­ing a big dif­fer­ence as Bay and South Wal­ton coun­ties still con­tin­ue to draw visitors. 

Mr. McDon­ald asked about a report he read about Amer­i­can Air­lines hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ty get­ting pilots. He asked if our local air­lines were hav­ing sim­i­lar staffing issues. Park­er said that most all of the air­lines are hav­ing hir­ing issues that he pre­dicts will get bet­ter towards the end of the year. He said that Amer­i­can Air­lines is upgaug­ing lat­er this month to an air­bus to Char­lotte, NC, and in Feb­ru­ary they will add an air­bus into Dal­las, TX

Mr. McDon­ald also asked Mr. McClel­lan if he thought that the high cost of trav­el was soft­en­ing the mar­ket. Mr. McClel­lan said that there is still a demand for air trav­el and that the air­lines are adjust­ing their sched­ules and doing a great job at capac­i­ty man­age­ment to meet that demand.

Mrs. Dar­lene Gor­don pre­sent­ed the Finan­cial Reports for the 11 months end­ing August 31, 2022. This is the last pre­sen­ta­tion that she will be giv­ing for a lit­tle while due to it being the end of the fis­cal year. Our cash increased $560,000 over the month of July. Our total cash bal­ance is $37.0 mil­lion. Rev­enues still con­tin­ue to out­per­form bud­get. Year to date, our Oper­at­ing Rev­enues are just under 124% of budget. 

Income from the Rental Cars, Park­ing Fees and Ground trans­porta­tion fees exceed­ed YTD bud­get by about $3.1 mil­lion. Per­son­nel expens­es are at 91%, and gen­er­al oper­at­ing expens­es are at $732,000 under budget.

Mrs. Gor­don remind­ed mem­bers that there would be no finan­cial reports for the next few months as in the past due to the ongo­ing audit and year end activity. 

Con­sent Agenda:

  1. Approve Board Meet­ing Min­utes – August 242022

This Item pro­vid­ed for Board approval of the August 24, 2022 Board Meet­ing Minutes.

b. Approve Board Bud­get Work­shop Min­utes – Sep­tem­ber 22022

This Item pro­vid­ed for Board approval of the Sep­tem­ber 2, 2022 Board Bud­get Work­shop Minutes.

c. Approve Land Lease Ter­mi­na­tion and Approve New Land Lease with Mar­ty Hasek for small Air­craft Hangar

This Item was moved to the Busi­ness Agen­da as Item 6.c. per the request of Mr. McClellan.

d. Approve REEF Park­ing Annu­al Bonus

This item pro­vides for Board approval of an incen­tive bonus for Repub­lic Park­ing for the peri­od from June 2021 through May 2022.

The REEF Park­ing Man­age­ment Con­tract pro­vides for a bonus of up to 100% of the annu­al man­age­ment fee for the oper­a­tion and man­age­ment of the park­ing facil­i­ties based on an eval­u­a­tion of per­for­mance com­plet­ed by Air­port Staff. The eval­u­a­tion has been com­plet­ed and a copy is attached for your infor­ma­tion. This fis­cal year, the Air­port worked with REEF to tran­si­tion to a dif­fer­ent funds trans­fer method, which did pose some chal­lenges for REEF cor­po­rate; there­fore, this year’s rat­ing is low­er than in past years. The rat­ing, based on the eval­u­a­tion, is 69.5%. When this rat­ing is applied to the annu­al man­age­ment fee of $31,212.00, a bonus of $21,692.34 is calculated. 

REEF Park­ing con­tin­ues to pro­vide excel­lent local ser­vice to our Air­port and focus­es on cus­tomer service. 

The bonus amount is includ­ed in the cur­rent approved FY22 Budget.

Staff rec­om­mends Board approval of the incen­tive bonus as not­ed above. 

e. Approve Pol­i­cy Change – Pur­chas­ing Pol­i­cy #3.8

This item pro­vides for Board approval of a pol­i­cy change regard­ing the Pur­chas­ing Policy.

The cur­rent Pol­i­cy 3.8 – Pur­chas­ing Pro­ce­dures was last updat­ed and approved by the Board effec­tive July 27, 2022. The updates made to the Pol­i­cy at that time changed pur­chas­ing lim­it require­ments and clar­i­fied cer­tain lan­guage and practices.

Staff has revised Pol­i­cy 3.8 to add a sec­tion regard­ing the pro­cure­ment of pro­fes­sion­al archi­tec­tur­al, engi­neer­ing, land­scape archi­tec­tur­al, con­struc­tion man­age­ment, reg­is­tered sur­vey­ing and map­ping. This sec­tion specif­i­cal­ly address­es these pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices as items addressed in Flori­da Statute 287.055 (Com­pet­i­tive Con­sul­tants’ Nego­ti­a­tions Act) and out­lines the pro­cure­ment process for such services. 

The pro­posed Pol­i­cy 3.8 has been reviewed and approved by legal counsel.

There is no impact to the Airport’s Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Budget.

Staff rec­om­mends the Board approval of the update to Pol­i­cy 3.8 – Pur­chas­ing Policy. 

f. Approve Pol­i­cy Change – Pur­chas­ing Pol­i­cy #3.85

This item pro­vides for Board approval of the addi­tion of a Con­flict of Inter­est Policy.

Cur­rent­ly, the Air­port does not have a spe­cif­ic pol­i­cy regard­ing Con­flict of Inter­est. In order to com­ply with the require­ments of Title 2 of the Code of Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tions (CFR) 200.112, Con­flict of Inter­est and 200.318©(1), Gen­er­al Pro­cure­ment Stan­dards, the Air­port must have a writ­ten pol­i­cy to that effect.

Staff pro­pos­es to add Pol­i­cy 3.85 – Con­flict of Inter­est to the Employ­ee Man­u­al. The pro­posed Pol­i­cy 3.85 has been reviewed and approved by legal counsel.

There is no impact to the Airport’s Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Budget.

Staff rec­om­mends the Board approval of the addi­tion of Pol­i­cy 3.85 – Con­flict of Interest. 

Mr. Cramer made a motion to accept the Con­sent Agen­da, and Mr. John­son sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.

Busi­ness Items:

a. Approve and Adopt Res­o­lu­tion for FY23 Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Budget

This Item presents the Fis­cal Year 2023 Oper­at­ing & Cap­i­tal Bud­get to the Board for approval and adoption.

Mr. McClel­lan opened dis­cus­sion about the FY2023 Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Bud­get that was shared with the Board on Sep­tem­ber 2, 2022 at the year­ly Bud­get Work­shop. One of the things that the Board asked to be reviewed was the salaries. Mr. McClel­lan said that after review, we are rec­om­mend­ing a 6.5% increase in salaries. There was also Board con­cern about the expan­sion of the Air­port over­flow park­ing. Mr. McClel­lan said staff made the change to include the expand­ed park­ing facil­i­ties in the bud­get. Respect/​Goodwill will also be chang­ing to a month-to-month con­tract pend­ing Board approval, and an RFP will be devel­oped for a new jan­i­to­r­i­al com­pa­ny for the Airport.

Mrs. Gor­don reviewed the present finan­cial posi­tion of the Air­port and togeth­er Mrs. Gor­don and Mr. McClel­lan pre­sent­ed the FY2023 Bud­get Presentation. 

The FY 2023 Oper­at­ing & Cap­i­tal Bud­get includes oper­at­ing rev­enues of $18,624,519 and oper­at­ing expens­es of $11,790,391. The bud­get incor­po­rates the debt ser­vice require­ments for prin­ci­pal and inter­est pay­ments of $2,614,217 for the two SIB loans which is off­set with fund­ing from pas­sen­ger facil­i­ty charges of $1,359,393 and COVID-19 grant funds of $1,254,824, result­ing in no net require­ment from air­port oper­at­ing rev­enues for the pay­ment of debt ser­vice. Also includ­ed is the use of COVID-19 grant funds for $750,000 of oper­at­ing expens­es and $2,942,138 for cap­i­tal expenditures.

The FY 2023 Oper­at­ing & Cap­i­tal Bud­get was pre­sent­ed to the sig­na­to­ry air car­ri­ers and dis­cussed at the Air­line-Air­port Affairs Com­mit­tee Meet­ing on August 17, 2022. The air car­ri­ers reviewed the Rates and Charges cal­cu­la­tions for FY 2023 along with the pro­posed Oper­at­ing & Cap­i­tal Bud­get. The air­lines were recep­tive to the Bud­get pre­sen­ta­tion and any ques­tions or con­cerns were addressed. 

A Board Bud­get Work­shop was held on Sep­tem­ber 2, 2022, where the Bud­get was reviewed in detail. It should be not­ed the rates pre­sent­ed at the Work­shop have changed due to the fol­low­ing rea­sons: an adjust­ment to the pay increase and updat­ed insur­ance and util­i­ty costs; changes made to cap­i­tal includ­ing removal of a chiller, addi­tion of an Air Traf­fic Con­trol Tow­er radio/​communication equip­ment; upgrad­ing the park­ing expan­sion project to include asphalt; cost esti­mate updates to sev­er­al projects after Board input from the Work­shop and fur­ther cost clar­i­fi­ca­tion upon Staff review. Also, the max­i­mum Pay Range for employ­ees has been increased this Bud­get year to pro­vide for cur­rent and future pay adjust­ments. The high­lights of the bud­get include:

  • Over­all rev­enues increased by $3,409,518, or 22.4%, over the FY 2022 Bud­get due pri­mar­i­ly to increased air­line land­ing fees and ter­mi­nal rents, high­er rental car con­ces­sion fees, and increased park­ing revenues;
  • Per­son­nel costs increased by $613,043, or 11.0%, over FY 2022 Bud­get, and includes the addi­tion of three new posi­tions and an increase to base pay of 6.5% to all con­tract and non-con­tract employ­ees, which will help off­set the cur­rent CPI rate of 8.3%;
  • Total oper­at­ing expens­es bud­get­ed reflect a $1,330,505, or 12.7%, increase from the pri­or year’s bud­get; and
  • Rates and Charges are as follows:

Ter­mi­nal Rental Rate increased from $61.65 to $64.52 per square foot

Land­ing Fee increased from $3.39 to $4.86 per 1,000 pounds

Sig­na­to­ry Cost per Enplane­ment increased from $5.62 to $5.75

Approval of the pro­posed bud­get pre­sent­ed will also include autho­riza­tion for the following:

  • Cap­i­tal Equip­ment Schedule 
  • Cap­i­tal Projects Schedule
  • Staffing Lev­els and Pay Range Adjustments
  • Renew­al of Prop­er­ty and Casu­al­ty Insurance 
  • Main­tain­ing the fuel flowage fee at $.04 per gallon
  • T‑Hangar rental rate for new tenants:

Small — $474.11

Medi­um — $640.65

Large – $886.40

  • Land Rental rate of $0.40 per square foot

The FY 2023 Oper­at­ing & Cap­i­tal Bud­get con­tains a 22.4% increase in oper­at­ing rev­enues over the FY 2022 Bud­get and a 12.7% increase in oper­at­ing expens­es for the same peri­od. This Bud­get pro­duces $6,834,129 in net remain­ing rev­enues avail­able pri­or to rev­enue sharing. 

Staff rec­om­mends approval and adop­tion of the FY 2023 Oper­at­ing & Cap­i­tal Bud­get as presented.

Mr. McDon­ald made a motion to Approve and Adopt Res­o­lu­tion for FY23 Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Bud­get, and Mr. Cramer sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.

b. Approve Month-to-Month Exten­sion on Respect of Florida/​Goodwill Con­tract for Jan­i­to­r­i­al Services

Mr. McClel­lan explained that Respect of Florida/​Goodwill has agreed to the month-to-month exten­sion of their con­tract. Since the cost of retain­ing their ser­vices exceeds $65,000, it will need bud­get approval before mov­ing for­ward, as well as begin­ning to look for a new jan­i­to­r­i­al company.

This item pro­vides for Board approval of a month-to-month exten­sion of the cur­rent con­tract with Flori­da Asso­ci­a­tion of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Facil­i­ties, Inc., known as RESPECT of Flori­da (Respect) with Good­will Indus­tries – Big Bend, Inc. (Good­will) as the ser­vice provider for jan­i­to­r­i­al ser­vices at the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

In Sep­tem­ber 2010, the Board award­ed a con­tract for jan­i­to­r­i­al ser­vices at the Air­port with Flori­da Asso­ci­a­tion of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Facil­i­ties, Inc., (RESPECT of Flori­da). The ini­tial term of the con­tract was for a five-year term and expired on Sep­tem­ber 302015.

In 2015, the Board award­ed a con­tract with Flori­da Asso­ci­a­tion of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Facil­i­ties, Inc., (RESPECT of Flori­da) for a term of five addi­tion­al years with annu­al approvals of fees as part of the annu­al bud­getary process.

In Sep­tem­ber 2020 and Sep­tem­ber 2021, the Board approved a one-year exten­sion to the con­tract. The cur­rent exten­sion is expir­ing on Sep­tem­ber 302022.

Under the terms of the con­tract, RESPECT will fur­nish all ser­vices, labor, mate­ri­als, equip­ment, tools, insur­ance, per­mits, fees and sup­plies nec­es­sary to per­form the scope of ser­vices detailed in the contract.

As the ser­vices and cost have been reviewed, it has been deter­mined that it is in the best inter­est of the Air­port to bid the jan­i­to­r­i­al ser­vices to ensure the Air­port is receiv­ing the best ser­vice, price, and expect­ed lev­el of cleanliness.

Staff is cur­rent­ly prepar­ing a Request for Pro­pos­als (“RFP”) to solic­it pro­pos­als for the clean­ing ser­vices at the Air­port. The RFP doc­u­ment is a very detailed and exten­sive doc­u­ment, and will require ade­quate time for its prepa­ra­tion and the sub­se­quent review of the received proposals. 

As such, Staff is request­ing that the cur­rent con­tract with Respect be extend­ed on a month-to-month basis until which time a selec­tion is made for a provider and the tran­si­tion peri­od (if nec­es­sary) is com­plet­ed. Respect is agree­able to a month-to-month exten­sion with the under­stand­ing it will receive its new pro­posed rate of $93,641.47 per month.

This cost for the jan­i­to­r­i­al ser­vices pro­vid­ed by RESPECT has been includ­ed in the pro­posed FY23 Air­port Oper­at­ing & Cap­i­tal Budget. 

Staff rec­om­mends Board approve a month-to-month exten­sion of the con­tract with Flori­da Asso­ci­a­tion of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Facil­i­ties, Inc., (RESPECT of Flori­da) in the amount of $93,641.47 per month.

Mr. McDon­ald made a motion to Approve Month-to-Month Exten­sion on Respect of Florida/​Goodwill Con­tract for Jan­i­to­r­i­al Ser­vices and Vice Chair Shel­don sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.

c. Approve Land Lease Ter­mi­na­tion and Approve New Land Lease with Mar­ty Hasek for small Air­craft Hangar

Mr. McClel­lan explained that when the Air­port was moved, there were no hangars slat­ed for the space on the South End of the T‑Hangars. There are 5 or 6 hangars there that orig­i­nal­ly designed as tem­po­rary hangars and were mod­i­fied to be per­ma­nent and meet the Bay Coun­ty 2010 Build­ing Codes. One of these belongs to Mr. Mar­ty Hasek, which was destroyed dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Michael and has since been rebuilt. Mr. Hasek would like to ter­mi­nate his lease and enter into a new land lease as explained in the Agen­da Item.

Mr. Mar­ty Hasek, con­tact­ed staff request­ing his orig­i­nal land lease be ter­mi­nat­ed and, at the same time, enter into a new cur­rent Air­port Land Lease for his pre­vi­ous­ly leased area. This is to sup­port new, per­ma­nent hangar con­struc­tion by Mar­ty Hasek locat­ed on the Air­port land lease area.

The cur­rent lease is set to expire on May 22, 2025. Upon expi­ra­tion, it will be rec­om­mend­ed the leas­es not be renewed or extend­ed and that the hangars will revert to the Air­port. These hangars were orig­i­nal­ly portable hangars with mod­i­fi­ca­tions to meet 2010 build­ing codes. The intent of the orig­i­nal agree­ment was based on the asset val­ue of the hangars and the relo­ca­tion costs as part of the effort to estab­lish gen­er­al avi­a­tion at ECP with the clo­sure of PFN

The terms of the new land lease will be as follows:

• Lease term will begin Octo­ber 1, 2022, and is 15 years plus an addi­tion­al 5‑year option. 

• Rents will be cal­cu­lat­ed at the rate of $.40 per square foot per year, with an annu­al adjust­ment based on the CPI.

• Proof of gen­er­al lia­bil­i­ty, casu­al­ty and auto­mo­bile insur­ance is required, with Dis­trict named as an addi­tion­al insured.

• Area leased will be approx­i­mate­ly 3,104 square feet, con­firmed by survey.

A draw­ing indi­cat­ing the loca­tion of the area to be leased is attached for Board reference. 

The Air­port Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Bud­get will be pos­i­tive­ly impact­ed by the amount of rev­enue from this lease. Ini­tial month­ly rev­enue gen­er­at­ed will be approx­i­mate­ly $103.47 ($1,241.60 annually).

Staff rec­om­mends Board approval to ter­mi­nate exist­ing land lease dat­ed May 11, 2010, includ­ing amend­ments, with Mar­ty Hasek and enter a new Air­port Land Lease effec­tive Octo­ber 1, 2022, as presented.

Vice Chair Shel­don made a motion to Approve Land Lease Ter­mi­na­tion and Approve New Land Lease with Mar­ty Hasek for small Air­craft Hangar, and Mr. McDon­ald sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.

Con­struc­tion Update (infor­ma­tion only):

a. Air­port Entrance Round­about and State Road (SR) 388 Realignment

Mr. Richard McConnell report­ed on the S.R. 388/​Airport Entrance Round­about. They are com­plet­ing the paving in antic­i­pa­tion of East­bound traf­fic to be able to move into the round­about begin­ning with­in the next few days. In approx­i­mate­ly 3 – 4 weeks, the West­bound lane will be imple­ment­ed and when you come out of the Air­port going West, you will take the new 388 all the way to Hwy 79. The water well has been installed and pow­er is being run to the well and the entrance sign and should be oper­a­tional, as well as land­scap­ing com­plet­ed with­in the next few weeks 

The Over­flow Park­ing Project is under a state grant and has a dead­line of com­ple­tion before June 30, 2023. Bids are being accept­ed for the project and Mr. McConnell is hope­ful that it should be start­ed before the end of the year. The project should add approx­i­mate­ly 100 spaces in the Long-Term Lot, 40 Employ­ee Park­ing Lot spaces and anoth­er addi­tion­al 200 spaces.

Bay EDA Update (Infor­ma­tion Only):

Bay EDA Pres­i­dent Ms. Bec­ca Hardin remind­ed every­one that Bay EDA will be hav­ing their Annu­al Meet­ing at 11:30am at the Hilton Gar­den Inn that day and will also be attend­ing the ground­break­ing cer­e­mo­ny for South­ern Sky Avi­a­tion at 2:00pm. Chair Melz­er will be speak­ing and Mr. McClel­lan will be the Mas­ter of Ceremonies.

Ms. Hardin and Mr. McClel­lan trav­elled to the North­east to meet with a client that man­u­fac­tures air­craft parts in both the defense and com­mer­cial indus­try. They were able to tour the facil­i­ty and the client will be sched­ul­ing a vis­it to our area soon.

Project Maple”, an Inter­na­tion­al FBO, was sched­uled to come on Sep­tem­ber 29th, but are resched­ul­ing to Novem­ber 4th due to the threat of hur­ri­cane Ian. The com­pa­ny is inter­est­ed in a site with access to our run­way and will cre­ate 300 jobs for our area. 

Ms. Hardin and Ben took a trip to South Flori­da to meet with a client, Project Emer­ald”, which is a small­er MRO that is doing well that they will revis­it in the future. They also met with Project Bal­lis­tic”, a large defense con­trac­tor, while they were in South Flori­da, which is a new project that they are work­ing with Mr. McClel­lan on that would need a site with access to the run­way. They man­u­fac­ture parts for heli­copters and air­planes, and their 100,000 square foot man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty would add 300 new jobs and $50 mil­lion in cap­i­tal invest­ment to our area. 

Also, in the works is Project Stam­per” through Enter­prise Flori­da, which would cre­ate 1,800 jobs with half a bil­lion in cap­i­tal invest­ment. They are in the process of sched­ul­ing a site vis­it to the Air­port to see if they are inter­est­ed in build­ing here. 

McCalla Marine will be com­ing to Bay Coun­ty. 105 jobs 10.5 mil­lion in cap­i­tal investment.

She thanked Mr. Will Cramer for his lead­er­ship for a ban­ner year.

The Moore Agency Update (Infor­ma­tion Only):

Ms. Katie Spill­man of The Moore Agency report­ed on mar­ket­ing efforts. The ad in the Flori­da Influ­ence 100 issue is final­ly out and she shared it with the Board. It also went out in the Sun­burn email edi­tion. The View­point seg­ment with Den­nis Quaid has been released region­al­ly and will be going out to over 200 pub­lic tele­vi­sion sta­tions over the next year. 

We are mov­ing into pro­duc­tion of orig­i­nal music with a pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny in Atlanta for our new tele­vi­sion spot as well as oth­er cre­ative aspects. She is look­ing into ways to ele­vate our newsletter.

Board mem­ber asked about the hir­ing of a writer for the music pro­duc­tion for the ad and want­ed to know how much it costs. He sug­gest­ed that maybe using some roy­al­ty-free music might be a con­sid­er­a­tion. Katie said that they did con­sid­er the option of roy­al­ty-free music, but that this was more tai­lored to the ECP concept. 

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Report:

Mr. McClel­lan gave the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Report. The Air­port has been very active in plan­ning and prepar­ing for Hur­ri­cane Ian. We began dai­ly Ten­ant Meet­ings last Thurs­day and had our last meet­ing yes­ter­day when it was clear that we were not going to be in dan­ger. Remem­ber­ing all of the assis­tance that our area got dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Michael, we are mak­ing sure that we can be part of the recov­ery effort for Hur­ri­cane Ian.

This morn­ing a trans­former blew on the North End of the Ter­mi­nal and we had a pow­er fail­ure which impact­ed the Ter­mi­nal, FPL assist­ed with the recov­ery of pow­er. Addi­tion­al­ly, there was an ele­va­tor cir­cuit board that burned out and result­ed in a fire alarm evac­u­a­tion of the Ter­mi­nal Build­ing. One flight was delayed and no flights were missed or can­celled and TSA was up and oper­a­tional quickly.

Since we, and oth­er air­ports in Flori­da did not received BIL fund­ing, we are plan­ning to move for­ward with seek­ing assis­tance from a fed­er­al lob­by­ist, and are work­ing on an agree­ment with the Capi­tol Hill Group. We are hop­ing that they can assist us in get­ting much need­ed gov­ern­ment fund­ing in the upcom­ing year for the Air­port that we pre­vi­ous­ly applied for and were passed over. Mr. McClel­lan will be meet­ing and trav­el­ling to Wash­ing­ton, DC with Steve Souther­land to see if they can get approval for addi­tion­al funding.

Mr. McClel­lan will also be trav­el­ling to Las Vegas next month to attend Routes Take Off for air ser­vice devel­op­ment. He has request­ed 14 meet­ings with dif­fer­ent air­lines while he is there to see if he can recruit some non-sig­na­to­ry air­lines to oper­ate out of ECP to allow us to con­tin­ue to grow.

Pub­lic Comments:

There were no Pub­lic Comments.


The Board meet­ing was adjourned at approx­i­mate­ly 9:55 a.m.

Next meet­ing is sched­uled: Octo­ber 26, 2022 – Board Meet­ing 9:00 a.m.

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Lisa Brady, Exec­u­tive Assis­tant Hol­ly Melz­er, Chair