May 26, 2015, Commission Meeting

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
Meeting Type: 
Regular Session
Agenda Package: 

Call to Order
President Zabinski called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., May 26, 2015, and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioners and Staff Present

Roger Zabinski
Axel Strakeljahn
Larry Stokes

Staff Members
Jim Rothlin
Fred Salisbury
Becky Swanson

Steven Sparks
Ginger Waye
Gordon Walgren, Atty

Approval of Agenda
It was moved by STRAKELJAHN, seconded by STOKES to:
Approve the Agenda as presented.
Consent Items
A.     Minutes of the regular business meeting and executive session of April 28, 2015.
B.     Payment of checks #1013162 through #1013189 and #71526 through #71533 and #71542 through #71601 from the General Fund for $108,799.92; #71534 through #71541 from the Construction Fund for $4,740.42 and the payment of payroll taxes for $16,396.66.
Payment of checks #1013190 through #1013222 and #71602 through #71617 and #71620 through #71703 from the General Fund for $218,642.06; #71618 through #71619 from the Construction Fund for $32,066.76 and the payment of payroll taxes for $18,199.05.
C.     Fund Transfer Resolutions:
Resolution 2015-14 monthly transfer to the General Fund: $44,965.41 from the Airport Fund; $150,964.62 from the Harbor Fund; $24,633.71 from the Airport-Industrial Development Fund.
It was moved by STOKES, seconded by STRAKELJAHN to:
Approve the Consent Items as presented.
Information Items

  1. Transportation, Technology, and Economic Development - Washington State Representative Jesse Young, 26th District.

Representative Young was delayed due to Legislature Special Session activity and unable to attend. This item will be rescheduled for a future meeting.
2.      Airport Master Plan Final Review – Fred Salisbury, Director of Airport & Real Estate and David Miller, Senior Aviation Planner, Century West Engineering
Mr. Salisbury explained that Mr. Miller would be arriving late due to heavy traffic so he began by giving an overview of the Master Plan process which begin in September 2012 and included the help of a 21-member Planning Advisory Committee. He described the three main areas of attention which were west side development potentials; runway extension possibilities; and east side development potentials and how to incrementally phase. He explained the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval process stating that the Airport Layout Plan was provided to FAA one year ago but due to internal personnel shifts in FAA planning staff, their review was delayed. It has now been approved by FAA and is an action item during this meeting for Port Commission approval.
Mr. Miller arrived at 6:15 p.m. and, following citizen comments, provided a detailed briefing on the master plan process. He answered Board questions as he provided information on the following:
·         Work completed during the master plan process
·         20-year forecast for based aircraft and annual aircraft operations
·         Aircraft fleet mix in 2012 and forecast for 2032
·         Airport Reference Codes and allowable aircraft at Bremerton National
·         Master plan development including potential runway extension, and west and east side development potentials.
·         Near term (next 5 years) development priorities
·         Intermediate (following 5 years) development priorities
·         Provided noise contours explaining that as far as FAA noise impacts go, Bremerton National has none.
In response to CEO Rothlin’s question, Mr. Miller stated that master plans are usually updated every 5-7 years and if things change, it goes through a thorough planning evaluation. For the near term; however, care and feeding of existing facilities is most important with keeping runway and taxiways in good shape the highest priority for FAA. Getting started on south end development would make for a fairly full plate.
Mr. Miller closed by thanking the Board, Mr. Salisbury, and members of the Planning Advisory Committee.
Work Study Session - None
Citizen Comments
Gary Williams

  • Announced that on June 6 and 7, the local Olympic Peninsula Antique Tractor Club will be holding their annual tractor pull and engine show at the Port Orchard Airport. Admission is $2.00 and the event is open to all.

Jerry McDonald, Bremerton Council Member
·         Spoke to the Kitsap Harbor Festival stating the lack of restrooms was an issue and suggested the Board take another strong look at additional restroom options.
·         Working with Kathy Garcia and Bob Wise to get the Rock the Dock series going with the first concert scheduled for July 4. They are working hard to raise money. 
Action Items
1.       Bremerton National Airport – Airport Layout Plan (ALP) dated May 2015.
Presented by Fred Salisbury, Director, Airport & Real Estate
It was moved by STOKES, seconded by STRAKELJAHN to:
Approve the updated Airport Layout Plan dated May 2015
2.      Lease Agreement with SuperCritical Technologies, Inc.
Presented by Fred Salisbury, Director, Airport & Real Estate
It was moved by STOKES, seconded by STRAKELJAHN to:
Approve the SuperCritical Technologies security deposit of $34,560 with payment as outlined in the lease.
It was moved by ZABINSKI, seconded by STOKES to:
Approve the Lease Agreement with SuperCritical Technologies, Inc.
New Business
Commissioner Strakeljahn
·         Shared Port of Vancouver marketing video and stressed he would like to continue focusing on a high quality Port marketing video. CEO Rothlin stated he has recently been in contact with Northwoods Productions and will be meeting with them soon on this project.
·         Discussed City of Bremerton’s recent decision to withdraw from the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) due to a lack of compromise on the voting structure. There was full discussion by the Board and staff on the significance of the split and the potential effect if the Port were to do the same. Some main points: the transportation benefits received through KRCC; the merit of speaking as a joint force; the relationships with Puget Sound Regional Council; and the need for a fair and equitable voting structure.
It was determined that CEO Rothlin would work with Commissioner Strakeljahn to prepare a letter to KRCC supportive of everyone collaborating to work through the situation.
Roger Gay, South Kitsap citizen, spoke to KRCC representing all of Kitsap County and that it should be a combination of all to act as a force; he would argue if the Port decided to leave. Discussed need for KRCC to look at a structure that is fair for everyone as they represent every taxpayer in the county.
·         Discussed a newspaper article in which a Seabeck marina owner stated that it would take the port’s participation to create a full-service marina, because “a port doesn’t need to worry as much about turning a profit.” Commissioner Strakeljahn stated that marinas are not money making operations and this Commission is not out to lose taxpayer money; as much as he would like to have a marina in Seabeck, this Commission will not lose taxpayer money on it.
Staff Reports                                                                             
Jim Rothlin, Chief Executive Officer

  • Along with Commissioner Strakeljahn, attended the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) Spring Meeting in Spokane. He provided detail on some main topics covered such as: real estate and real estate management; I-502 issue and challenges; and newly formed alliance between Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. He also discussed the Trade & Economic Development Committee meeting he chairs and explained why Trade was removed from the committee name.
  • The Port will be submitting an application to host a 2016 Regional Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) Fly-in so attended the 2015 Fly-In in Salinas California to meet with AOPA representatives and to determine necessary hosting requirements. He presented photos of the event providing descriptions.
  • Reported on the Kitsap Harbor Festival along the Bremerton and Port Orchard waterfronts he attended.
  • Announced that new Port tenant, Ecological Land Services and Waterman Mitigation will be hosting an Open House on June 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in their leased space above Avian Flight Center. He invited everyone to attend.
  • An upcoming Commission meeting will include discussion about real estate with CBRE. Will discuss what site selectors are looking for and the process and importance of providing to the selectors the true cost per square foot of constructing a building.

Steven Sparks, Director, Facilities & Planning

  • Thanked Lamarr Wright, Facilities Maintenance Manager and Kathy Garcia, Marina Operations Manager for all their hard work on the Kitsap Harbor Festival.
  • Ms. Garcia attended a recent Bremerton Rotary meeting and on behalf of the Port accepted a plaque for supporting the 2014 Blackberry Festival.
  • Provided project updates on the sewage lagoon aeration project and the network infrastructure project for fiber at both marinas.
  • Provided an update on the pavilion/observation structure at Port Orchard Marina Park and the status of the interlocal agreement with the City of Port Orchard for their financial support related to the permit fees for the project. CEO Rothlin will be working with the City on finalizing that agreement.

Commission Reports
Commissioner Strakeljahn

  • Reported on the following meetings he attended:
    • KRCC Executive Board
    • WPPA Spring Meeting in Spokane
    • Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) two-day retreat

Commissioner Zabinski

  • Stated that some of the members of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) delegation that visited in April stated they were involved in the Alibaba company which is the Chinese version of Amazon. There has been recent press about that company.
  • Attended the Kitsap Harbor Festival and noted the Bremerton Marina was full.
  • Discussed the Federal Highway Transportation Reauthorization Fund which is two weeks out from expiring and potential consequences if it doesn’t get reauthorized.
  • Discussed his busy travel schedule suggesting the Port’s budget process be started sooner this year. CEO Rothlin stated there may be some Commission-related portions of the budget that Commissioners could possibly begin sooner. Commissioner Zabinski also suggested keeping the 1% tax increase out of the process from the beginning.
  • Due to work schedule, may not be able to attend the June 9 meeting.

Executive Session
President Zabinski recessed the meeting at 8:10 p.m. and reconvened into executive session for approximately 15 minutes regarding: personnel issues [RCW 42.30.110(1)(g)].
At 8:25 p.m. the regular meeting was reconvened.
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Submitted,                                                                 Approved,
Jim Rothlin                                                                Larry Stokes
Chief Executive Officer                                             Commission Secretary
June 4, 2015                                                               June 9, 2015