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06-07-1990 Regular Meeting AIRPORT AUTHORITY MEETING MINUTES OF MEETING June 7, 1990 The regular meeting of the Airport Authority was held in the Peachtree City Public Service Building at 7:00 PM on June 7, 1990. Those members present were Mr. David Good, Ms. Viki Brigham, Mr. John Dennis, Mr. Blaine Price and Mr. Mike Amos. Mr. Doug Warner the Authority's Attorney, Mr. Steve Smith with Wilbur Smith & Associates, Mr. Barry Amos the City Engineer, Mr. Bob Truitt with the Economic Development Organization, and Mr. Jim Savage with Aviation Associates were also in attendance. I""'" t ADDITION OF AGENDA ITEMS Chairman Good asked if there were any additional agenda items. After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Price and seconded by Mr. Dennis to add Architect Selection Update, Building Relocation Study and Financial Report to the Agenda. The motion carried unanimously. MINUTES The minutes of the meeting of May 2, 1990 were reviewed. There were several corrections noted. A motion was made by David Good, seconded by Ms. Brigham and was unanimously adopted to approve the minutes with the corrections as specified. AVIATION ASSOCIATES. INC. Mr. Jim Savage was in attendance to present the Authority his monthly report. Field Aircraft Atlanta has requested the Unicorn license be transferred from Aerospec. Once this is accomplished, Field Aircraft Atlanta will reguest a change in Unicorn frequency to 123.05 MHZ, which in Metro Atlanta is only used by Gwinnett County. Mr. Savage reported that his ASOS Coordination, the updating of the chart, and the Legal Ad placement had been completed. The noise abatement plan had been submitted to FAA for approval. The terminal design interviews are continuing. Mr. Savage submitted a written report to the Authority outlining his other activities for the month. Regular Meeting June 7, 1990 Page 2 r , , v WILBUR SMITH & ASSOCIATES Mr. Smith stated that Haygood, the grading contractor, had completed his work. The total rain delays amounted to almost two months. He stated that the next phase of construction would be ~aving and lighting of the runway and taxiway. The State has approved of the contractors and authori zed i ssu.i ng a notice to proceed. A pre-construction meeting was held last week with the contractors. Mr. Smith stated that the proposed AWOS site had been submitted to FAA for their review. Once their concurrence has been obtained, the Authority could proceed on with bidding. Wilbur Smith has identified several NDB sites for the Authority. The Authority will be reviewing the top four sites as possible locations. Mr. Amos asked the amount of land required for the NDB. Mr. Smith stated that 2 1/2 to 3 acres are needed for the facility. Invoices were presented from Wilbur Smith & Associates and Haygood Contractors. A motion was made by Ms. Brigham and seconded by Mr. Mike Amos and was unanimously adopted to approve the invoice for Land Acquisition for $10,860, which completed this project. A motion was made by Mr. Mike Amos and seconded by Mr. Price and was unanimously adopted to approve the invoice for Grading and Drainage for $29,657. A motion was made by Chairman Good and seconded by Ms. Brigham and was unanimously adopted to approve a invoice for the paving and lighting project for $13,640. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Mr. Bob Truitt gave an update to the Authority on Economic Development in Fayette County. Mr. Truitt stated that Mr. John Boothby was continuing to be a valuable resource in attracting new industry. The budget for Economic Development has been established for the next year at $94,500.00. Mr. Truitt presented a request for the Airport Authority to fund $16,537.50 of that budget. Ms. Brigham asked what was the major stumbling block to attracting industry in Fayette County. Mr. Truitt responded that the lack of a sewer system except in Peachtree City limits the available sites. A motion was made by Chairman Good seconded by Ms. Brigham to approve the continued funding for Economic Development. The motion carried. ".-, 1:; ,. .. t ,......., \:.., Regular Meeting June 7, 1990 Page 3 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Mr. Mike Amos gave the Authority an update on the status of the relocation of the National Weather Service. The Director has retired and his duties have been assumed by two Assistant Directors. These new Assistant Directors are not as familiar with the project. Mr. Amos suggested that it may be necessary to meet with them concerning Falcon Field. A motion was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Mr. Good to authorize a trip, if necessary, for Mr. Amos to meet with the National Weather Service. The motion carried. - HANGAR RELOCATION Chairman Good recommended that the Authority have the existing hangar evaluated to determine what would be the best use for the facility. There are three options which should be considered for the hangar: relocation; demolition; or refurbishing. Chairman Good recommended the Authority contract with M-G Engineering to evaluate the existing structure and determine the most cost-effective use for the structure. A motion was made by Chairman Good and seconded by Mr. Amos to contract with M-G Engineering to evaluate the existing hangar. The cost of this study will not exceed $3,000. The motion carried. ARCHITECT SELECTION Mr. Amos gave the Authority an update on the architect selection process. Interviews are being conducted with those firms which expressed interest in the project. Once the interviews are complete, a design contest will be conducted among the top firms. Final selection should occur in July. FINANCIAL REPORT Mr. Blaine Price stated that the Authority had assets in excess of $5,000,000. The sources of Authority monies are: Thru-the-Fence Fees; Hotel/Motel Tax; Lease Payments and Interest. There are currently approximately $2,000,000 in construction contracts underway. ,.... . j,: i. :' ,...." I Regular Meeting June 7, 1990 Page 4 -. [ OTHER DISCUSSION Mr. Jim Bishoff requested to speak to the Authority on behalf of several thur the fence businesses. Mr. Bischoff expressed concern that the new plan for the Airport would eliminate their accessibility and would create an economic hardship on them. He stated that they had not had the opportunity for input into the planning process. Chairman Good reminded Mr. Bishoff that they had been involved in the planning effort to date and the Authority would continue to invite their input into future planning efforts. Chairman Good requested Mr. Bischoff to present their recommendations at the next scheduled meeting. Mr. Gene Thomas expressed concern that his hangar is approximately 100 sq.ft. smaller than that allowed under the proposed rules. Chairman Good stated that the master planning for his area had not been done. Chairman Good suggested that Mr. Thomas put his concerns in writing so they can address them during the planning process. Chairman Good recessed the meeting to reconvene in Executive Session. EXECUTIVE SESSION " Ie , No action was taken. The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. p" ;;~ C7 riJ alrman At test: n (1.lAU...u.~ +(lA~ 0 b,