Minutes – September 24, 2015

AIRPORT AUTHORITY CITY OF LINCOLN
Meeting August 27th, 2015
The regular Board Meeting was held in the Airport Authority Board Room, Airport Terminal Building, Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Notice was given in the Journal-Star.  Board Members present: Richard Nuernberger, Jim Lauerman, Nick Cusick, John Hoppe and Anna Wishart.  Also present were:

 

David Haring, LAA Darrin Jameson, LAA
Bob McNally, LAA  Bill Austin, Legal Counsel
Jon Large, LAA Connie Belt, Standard Parking
April McDaniel, LAA  Deb Welch, Standard Parking
Mike Morris, LAA  Chris Linder, BKD
Amber Coufal, LAA  Nikki Babcock, BKD

 

Chairperson Wishart called the meeting to order and stated a copy of the Open Meetings Act is available for public reference at the back of the Board Room.

Chairperson Wishart asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of the August 2015 meeting.  It was moved by Lauerman and seconded by Nuernberger to approve the Minutes of the August 2015 meeting.
On roll call vote, Aye: Cusick, Nuernberger, Lauerman, Wishart, Hoppe; Nays: None.

Chairperson Wishart asked for airline reports.  No airlines were in attendance.

Chairperson Wishart asked for a report from the Air Service Committee.  Mr. Haring stated that while overall passenger numbers continue to be up vs. 2014, Atlanta experienced a significant decline in load factor, most likely as a result of students going back to school and the natural, cyclical behavior of Lincoln markets.  Load factor fell across the board from 85% to 79%, with the Atlanta flight taking the biggest fall from 82% to 67%.  Conversations with Delta reveal that there is an increase in the overall load factor of the Atlanta market of 8, 3 and 10 points for September –  November when compared year over year.  Mr. Haring stressed the importance of continuing to encourage utilization of the Atlanta service.  Enplanements continue to be strong and are up 16% over 2014.  Such an increase would have the Airport well over 300,000 total passengers by year end.

Ms. McDaniel introduced Chris Linder and Nikki Babcock with BKD to the Board. Mr. Linder briefed the Board on Agenda Item #4. It was moved by Hoppe and seconded by Nuernberger to accept fiscal year 2015 audit. Discussion followed.

On roll call vote, Aye: Cusick, Nuernberger, Lauerman, Wishart, Hoppe; Nays: None.

Mr. Haring briefed the Board on Agenda Item #5. It was moved by Lauerman and seconded by Nuernberger to approve West Central Inc. Commercial Net Building and Ground Lease for Building No. 1500 Bay D.  Discussion followed.

On roll call vote, Aye: Cusick, Nuernberger, Lauerman, Wishart, Hoppe; Nays: None.

Mr. Haring briefed the Board on Agenda Item #6. It was moved by Cusick and seconded by Nuernberger to award bid for RFP #16-01, Operation Management and Maintenance of Parking Facilities. Discussion Followed.

On roll call vote, Aye: Cusick, Nuernberger, Lauerman, Wishart, Hoppe; Nays: None.

There being no further business to come before the Board, it was moved by Nuernberger and seconded by Lauerman that the meeting be adjourned.
On roll call vote, Aye: Cusick, Nuernberger, Lauerman, Wishart, Hoppe; Nays: None.

Respectfully submitted,

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Jim Lauerman, Secretary