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04-05-1989 Regular Meeting r'--'---"~<~<-~"--~---'-~~~<'~~ AIRPORT AUTHORITY MEETING MINUTES OF MEETING April 5, 1989 i i A regular meeting of the Airport Authority was held in the Peachtree City Municipal Building at 7:04 PM on A~ril 5, 1989. Those members ~resent were Mr. David Good, Ms. V1ki Brigham, Mr. Blaine Pr1ce, and Mr. John Dennis. Mr. Doug Warner, the attorney for the Authorit~, Mr. Gary Varga and Mr. Reed Bull with Wilbur smith & Assoc1ates and the City Engineer, Mr. Barry Amos were also in attendance. NEW AGENDA ITEMS Chairman Good requested the agenda: Ground Financial Report. A motion was made by Ms. was unanimously adopted to agenda. that the following items be added Breaking Ceremonies, Approaches to and Brigham, seconded by Mr. Dennis and approved the additional items to the MINUTES The minutes of the meeting motion was made by Ms. was unanimously adopted to of March 8, 1989 were reviewed. Brigham, seconded by Mr. Dennis approve the minutes as written. A and VACANT POSITION ON AIRPORT AUTHORITY Chairman Good letter from Authority due informed the Authority Mr. Ralph McDaniel to health reasons. that he had received a resigning from the Airport He stated that a selection committee has been formed to select a new member. The Selection Committee consist of a City Council member, Mayor Brown, an Airport Authority member, Ms. Brigham and the City Manager, Mr. Jim Basinger. UPDATE FROM WILBUR SMITH & ASSOCIATES , i , 1 i I ~ f I r*'1 ~ I Mr. Reed Bull was in attendance to present to the Authority a progress report. The advertisement for bid was run in the Atlanta Journal newspaper. Twent~-two bidders have purchased plans. A pre-bid conference 1S scheduled for April 10, 1989 in the Municipal Building in Peachtree city at 1:00 PM. r Regular Meeting April 5, 1989 Page 2 UPDATE FROM WILBUR SMITH & ASSOCIATES continued Mr. Bull felt that an addendum would be made to the plans regarding the insurance but the Insurance Consultant, Mr. Byrd had not yet contacted him to let him know. Mr. Bull felt that an addendum would be ready to send out after the pre-bid conference. The bid date is scheduled for April 18, 1989 at 1:00 PM in the Municipal Building. Mr. Bull asked that he be given at least the da~ after the bid opening to give the results of the bid evaluat~on to the Authority. The results would also be forwarded to FAA for the grant execution to commence. While the construction work Associates would have a pro~ect en~ineer will be inspect~ng da~ly basis. is in progress, Wilbur Smith & engineer on site. The project the work as it goes along on a CONDITION OF RUN-WAY Mr. Amos reported to the Authority that he had received a call from Mr. Jim Holder of Aerospec. Mr. Holder showed Mr. Amos cracks that had appeared in the existing run-way and felt that the run-way should be repaired as quickly as possible. Mr. Amos also asked Mr. Bull to come out and take a look and to give his opinion on the condition of the run-way. Mr. Amos and Mr. Bull concurred that the run-way should be repaired as soon as possible. Photos of the damage were taken and shown to the Authority. Questions were raised as to the cause of the damage. Mr. Amos and Mr. Bull felt that there were three main causes: the age of the asphalt; the excessive rain that has recently occurred which made the cracks wider; and the loading capacity at limit for the type of run-way constructed. Several suggestions were made to deal with the suggestion was to take out the entire run-way Another recommendation was the limit the aircrafts who use the run-way. Chairman Good asked who was responsible for the upkeep and repair of the run-way. The attorney, Mr. Warner stated that the contract with Aerospec stipulated that the upkeep and repair would be Aerospec's responsibility and the responsibility of the Authoritywas to enforce this stipulation. However, if Aerospec did not repair the runway, the Authority would be ultimately responsible for the repair. problem. and re-build weight of One it. the r- ; , ~. ~ ~ Regular Meeting April 5, 1989 Page 3 CONDITION OF RUN-WAY continued Chairman Good asked the City En~ineer if the City Public Works Department was equipped to do th1S type of repair. Mr. Amos stated that the Public Works department has a crack sealer but could only do small repair jobs such as pot holes in a road. He did not feel that it would be possible to repair it to a condition which would be acceptable for air~lane traffic. Mr. Amos stated there would also be a problem w1th man-power. Chairman Good asked that Mr. Warner meet with him after the meeting to prepare notification to Aerospec of the repair work which needed to be done on the run-way. UPDATE ON CITY'S NEW TOWER REQUEST The Communications Consultant for the City has recommended the communications tower.. for the communications equipment be installed at the new Public Services Building. The City filed an a~plication to FAA with this request and has notif1cation stat1ng it would be a hazard to airplanes flying into Falcon Field. The tower would fall within the VOR approach from the Atlanta Hartsfield airport. Chairman Good requested that Mr. Dennis and Mr. Amos meet with Mr. Nicholson with FAA to see if a solution to the hazard designation can be obtained. NEAL DUPRE PRESENTATION, "FULFILLING THE PROMISE" Ms. DuPre was of the south Peachtree City in attendance to present to the Authority a book Atlanta metro area. The book would focus on the area. Ms. DuPre re~ested a sponsorship from the Authority and asked if the Author1ty would be interested in purchasing a page in the book to advertise the newly owned Falcon Field airport by the Authority. The general feeling among the members is that it was too soon to begin any type of advertising. Though they felt it would be an ideal way to contact more Through-the-Fence Operators, no ideas or comments have been formulated and the members were not prepared to deal with it at this time. ~..~ ~~. ~ -'-----"-~-_._--------_..~"~.~----._~------------ Regular Meeting April 5, 1989 Page 4 NEAL DUPRE PRESENTATION, "FULFILLING THE PROMISE" continued Chairman Good asked Ms. DuPre if she would back to the Authority at a later date. Ms. she had a June deadline if the Authority made then. Chairman Good asked Ms. Brigham if she would contact Peachtree City Development Corporation to see what type of ad the~ would be placing in the book for the potential of sharing 1n the cost. consider coming DuPre stated that any decisions by AIRPORT SAFETY COMMITTEE FAA has reguested that a safety committee be formed consisting of one A1rport Authority member, one Fixed Base Operator, one City representative and users of the Airport. Chairman Good asked Mr. Dennis to see about organizing this committee. APPROACHES Mr. Dennis was asked to look into the different choices for Landing Approaches that may be used at the Airport. A request may be made to FAA to install non-directional lights, or to obtain a NDB on both ends of the run-way. Recommendations were made to move the railroad and buy that property, and relocating Crosstown Road. Chairman Good requested that himself and Mr. Dennis meet with Mr. Fletcher with FAA to discuss a NDB. AIRPORT SIGNAGE Peachtree City Development Corporation has installed their signage at the airport. The sign that the Authority had agreed have was not installed. with the general consensus of the members, a motion was made by Mr. Price, seconded by Ms. Brigham and was unanimously adopted to abandon the Sign Program as previously proposed Regular Meeting April 5, 1989 Page 5 RETAINER FOR ATTORNEY Chairman Good requested that this agenda item be moved to Executive Session because it pertains to personnel matters. GROUND BREAKING The Director of Recreation, Ms. Marcy Curry and Ms. Peggy Sullivan with Peachtree City Development co~oration have been consulted about having the ground breaklng ceremonies to coincide with the 30th Birthday Celebration of Peachtree city. Ms. Brigham mentioned a few dates to the members and asked them to consider the best date for the ceremony. Chairman Good asked Ms. Brigham to also consider the best time for Congressman Newt Gingrich since he was so instrumental in helping obtain the grant for the Authority. FINANCIAL REPORT Mr. Price submitted a financial report of the Airport Authority budget. Chairman Good asked that co~ies of the report be made available for the City Council reVlew. He also requested that the Pr09ress Report from Wilbur smith & Associates be made aval1ab1e in time for the City Council Retreat. EXECUTIVE SESSION Chairman Good recessed the Authority into Executive Session. No action was taken during this time. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 PM. P,:;'p - y C alrman Attest: ~.a...:L ~Il LR./)