Special Meeting on Jan 24, 2017 1:00pm
Minutes for the Port Of Seattle Commission meeting, held on Jan 24, 2017 1:00pm
Digital recordings of the meeting proceedings and meeting materials are available online – www.portseattle.org. APPROVED MINUTES COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING JANUARY 24, 2017 The Port of Seattle Commission met in a special meeting Tuesday, Janaury 24, 2017, in the International Auditorium at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington. Commissioners Albro, Bowman, Creighton, Felleman, and Gregoire were present. 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 11:04 a.m. by Commission President Tom Albro. 2. EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 The public meeting was immediately recessed to an executive session estimated to last two hours to discuss two matters related to litigation and legal risk, one matter related to sale or lease of real estate, one matter related to performance on a publicly bid contract, and one matter related to sale or lease of real estate and legal risk. Following the executive session, which lasted approximately two hours, 20 minutes, the public meeting reconvened at 1:29 p.m. Commissioner Albro led the flag salute. 3. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS 3a. January 24, 2017, CEO Report. David Soike, Chief Operating Officer, announced improvements to the Wi-Fi availability at the Airport. A recording of this part of the meeting has been made available online. 3b. Tomorrow@Sea-Tac. Presenter(s): Markham McIntyre, Chief of Staff, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Mr. McIntyre described the work of the Tomorrow@Sea-Tac Coalition, which is committed to supporting efforts to ensure the Airport meets the region’s air service needs well into the future. He described the coalition’s work to promote public awareness of the regional benefits of the Airport through independent, third-party review of capital improvement planning and publication of opinion pieces like their December 2, 2016, supplement in the Puget Sound Business Journal. City of SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes commented on the effects of Airport growth on neighboring communities and expressed a hope for a partnership with the Airport in which these communities are able to reap the benefits of Airport growth rather than simply suffering its impacts. P.O. Box 1209 Seattle, Washington 98111 www.portseattle.org 206.787.3000 PORT COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Page 2 of 5 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 Minutes of January 24, 2017, proposed for approval on February 14, 2017. ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Albro noted an upcoming open house on February 1 at the SeaTac Community Center regarding the Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program, which includes removal and replanting of trees on and near Airport property. The open house is a continuation of efforts to engage with the residents of Airport communities on the implementation of the program. Commissioner Gregoire announced the unveiling of new facilities in the Airport for nursing mothers. The addition of nursing suites on the south and north ends of the Main Terminal triples the number of spaces dedicated for this purpose, including an existing space in the Central Terminal. 4. UNANIMOUS CONSENT CALENDAR [Clerk’s Note: Items on the Unanimous Consent Calendar are considered routine and are not individually discussed. Port Commissioners receive the request documents prior to the meeting and may remove items from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and vote in accordance with Commission bylaws.] 4a. Approval of the minutes of the special meetings of December 13 and 19, 2016. 4b. Authorization for the Chief Executive Officer to (1) proceed with the construction phase of the Terminal 91 Building C-173 Roof Overlay and (2) advertise and execute a major public works contract for the roof overlay, all for an amount not to exceed $1,311,000 with a total estimated project cost of $1,561,000 (CIP #C800829). Request document(s) included a Commission agenda memorandum and presentation slides. 4c. Motion to appoint and confirm Christina Gehrke to serve a three-year term as a public member on the Commission’s Audit Committee effective immediately and ending December 31, 2019. Request document(s) included a copy of the motion. The motion for approval of consent items 4a, 4b, and 4c carried by the following vote: In favor: Albro, Bowman, Creighton, Felleman, Gregoire (5) A recording of this part of the meeting has been made available online. 5. PUBLIC TESTIMONY Public comment was received from the following individual(s), who commented on treatment of employees in the Airport’s Dining and Retail program and related considerations for future lease opportunities: Cindy Domingo, Chief of Staff for King County Councilmember Larry Gossett Lourdes Barredo, HMS Host worker Martha Vasquez, former Pallino’s employee, speaking with the aid of a translator Garlene Kadila, Airport Dining and Retail worker Kaioshy Kannery, Airport Dining and Retail worker PORT COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Page 3 of 5 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 Minutes of January 24, 2017, proposed for approval on February 14, 2017. Hannah Anousheh, Unite Here Local 8 Stefan Moritz, Unite Here Local 8 Katie Garrow, Martin Luther King County Labor Council Alan Cote, International Longshore Workers Union and President, Inlandboatman’s Union of the Pacific Neil Sharpe, Interfaith Economic Justice Coalition Bruce Le, Unite Here Local 8 A recording of this part of the meeting has been made available online. 6. DIVISION, CORPORATE, AND COMMISSION ACTION ITEMS 6a. Authorization for the Chief Executive Officer to (1) authorize construction of the Concourse B Roof Replacement Project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the amount of $6,026,000 and (2) advertise and execute a single contract to construct the Concourse B and Concourse C Roof Replacements at the Airport (CIPs #C800770 and #C800702). Request document(s) included a Commission agenda memorandum. Presenter(s): Mike Tasker, Senior Manager, Aviation Facilities and Infrastructure, and Adam Olson, Capital Project Manager, Aviation Project Management Group. The Commission received a presentation that described the background of the roofing projects, the complications associated with the previously authorized Concourse C roof replacement that delayed that project, and subsequent discovery of an opportunity for savings resulting in the proposal to combine Concourse B and C roof replacements into a single contract and install a roof overlay in lieu of a full replacement. In response to questions about potential installation of solar panels, Mr. Tasker reported that initial analysis toward the use of solar panels on the concourse roof were underway, and that additional structural analysis would be required. He noted that the roof overlay proposed today would not preclude later installation of solar panels. The motion for approval of agenda item 6a carried by the following vote: In favor: Albro, Bowman, Creighton, Felleman, Gregoire (5) A recording of this part of the meeting has been made available online. 6b. Approval of the 2017 Federal Legislative Agenda. Request document(s) included a Commission agenda memorandum. Presenter(s): Ryan McFarland, Federal Government Relations Manager, and Eric Schinfeld, Senior Manager, Federal & International Government Relations. PORT COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Page 4 of 5 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 Minutes of January 24, 2017, proposed for approval on February 14, 2017. Previously, a presentation on this subject was made on Janaury 17, 2017. Refinements to the language of the federal legislative priorities based on Commission input was summarized. These included the following: Language addressing local control of passenger facility charges (PFCs) that acknowledges interest in expanded uses of these funds. Inclusion of language recognizing the Port’s position as a gateway to Asia and Alaska. Language relating to use and training of canines for Aviation and Maritime operations. Advocacy for revision of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rulemaking processes in order to promote fishing fleet recapitalization while maintaining controls intended to curb overfishing. References to Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funds. Reference to Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project. Commissioners discussed the relative value of addressing rail rates within the Port of Seattle legislative agenda, noting the commercial components affecting those rates and the broader implications for both Managing Members of the Northwest Seaport Alliance. The motion for approval of agenda item 6b carried by the following vote: In favor: Albro, Bowman, Creighton, Felleman, Gregoire (5) A recording of this part of the meeting has been made available online. 7. STAFF BRIEFINGS 7a. 2016 Quarter 4 NorthSTAR Program and North Satellite Project Briefing. Presentation document(s) included a Commission agenda memorandum and presentation slides. Presenter(s): George England, Senior Capital Program Leader, Aviation Project Management Group. The Commission received an update on progress of the NorthSTAR program, including budget status, upcoming Commission action in the second quarter on the maximum allowable construction cost (MACC), potential project risks, performance on key metrics, and progress of work. Mr. England noted the plan for groundbreaking on February 3. A recording of this part of the meeting has been made available online. Without objection, the following agenda item – 7b. Briefing on Lessons Learned from Airport Dining and Retail Lease Group 3 and proposed Lease Group 4. [laid on the table] – was laid on the table. PORT COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Page 5 of 5 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 Minutes of January 24, 2017, proposed for approval on February 14, 2017. 8. ADDITIONAL NEW BUSINESS – None. 9. ADJOURNMENT There was no further business, and the meeting adjourned at 2:48 p.m. Stephanie Bowman Secretary Minutes approved: February 14, 2017.