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01-09-1991 Regular Meeting c- "'""'" ~ MINUTES OF MEETING Peachtree City Airport Authority January 9, 1991 The Peachtree City Airport Authority met in regular session on Wednesday, January 9, 1991 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was held in the City Hall Council Chambers. Members present were: Chairman David Good, Ms. Viki Brigham, Mr. Blaine Price, Mr. Mike Amos, and Mr. John Dennis. Others Present were: Mr. Steve Smith and Mr. Bob Kelly of Wilbur Smith and Associates; the Airport Authority's Attorney, Mr. Doug Warner, the City Engineer, Mr. Barry Amos and the recording secretary Ms. Nancy Faillo. Chairman Good called the meeting to order and asked for any additional items for the agenda. There were none. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Good called for consideration of the minutes for the meeting of December 5, 1990. Chairman Good requested that AWAS be changed to AWOS. A motion was made by Mr. Price that the minutes of December 5, 1990 be approved with corrections as stated. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion carried unanimously. ~ SELECTION OF CHAIRMAN 1 SECRETARY/TREASURER f Chairman Good announced that 'the Airport Authority needed to elect a Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer for 1991. A motion was made by Ms. Viki Brigham to reappoint David Good as Chairman and Blaine Price as the Secretary/Treasurer to the Airport Authority. The motion was seconded by Mr. Amos. The motion carried unanimously. WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES Chairman Good recognized Mr. Steve Smith to present the monthly report for Wilbur Smith and Associates. Mr. Smith reported that the new runway had been paved. W.E. Pruett is paving the taxiway and should be complete by the end of April. Mr. Smith presented the following invoices: VENDOR SERVICES AMOUNT W.E. Pruett Paving & Runway Construction $48,000.00 Wilbur Smith & Assoc. Project Administration 19,000.00 McGinn,Webb & Warner Legal Fees 1,900.00 A motion was made by Ms. Brigham that invoices be accepted as presented submitted to the FAA and the State Department of Transportation reimbursement, in the amount of $66,152.00 and $2,640.59, respectively. Amos seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. and for Mr. ,.-., Airport Authority January 9, 1991 Page 2 WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES (Continued) Mr. Smith explained that the FAA requested that the application for the final allotment of the AlP-OS project be submitted. A motion was made by Mr. Dennis to authorize Chairman Good to sign the FAA grant application for the completion of Project AlP-OS. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion carried unanimously. BID 1 FINANCE PROPOSALS FOR AWOS Mr. Smith announced that the following three bids were received for the AWOS: 1. Handar, Inc 2. Artais Weather 3. Qualimetric, Inc. $74,975.00 $59,323.00 $56,241.00 Mr. Smith explained the bids include replacement parts and maintenance equipment. He recommended the Authority accept the bid from Qualimetric and advised the Authority that Qualimetric could have the AWOS installed 90 days after signing a contract. Mr. Price presented the proposals received for financing $60,000 for the AWOS and $30,000 for the NDB Site. Peachtree National Bank offered an interest rate of 1/2% above the prime with no fee. First Union offered 1% above prime with a $120.00 fee. Mr. Price recommended the Authority accept Peachtree National's proposal. Chairman Good opened the floor for discussion. Mr. Dennis expressed his concerns for purchasing an AWOS when the FAA intends to install an ASOS within the next three years. Mr. Dennis felt that since the National Weather Service was locating to Peachtree City, the installation of the ASOS would not be unduly delayed. Mr. Dennis believed that obtaining the airport frequency should have a higher priority. Ms. Bri~ham asked Chairman Good to explain why an AWOS was needed at the airport. The Chalrman explained that an AWOS is a navigational aid used by pilots to determine weather conditions such as wind direction, wind velocity, cloud height & visibility. Chairman Good stated the closest weather information comes from Atlanta International Airport and conditions in Peachtree City may be different. Mrs. Debbie Dennis addressed the Authority. Mrs. Dennis works for the FAA. She stated that she believes the FAA has allocated funds to install the ASOS in April 1992. She said she would find out who is in charge of the project and get them in touch with the Authority. A motion was made by Mr. Amos to table the decision concerning the AWOS until February, and to discuss the NDB Site acquisition in executive session. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dennis. The motion carried unanimously. Airport Authority January 9, 1991 Page 3 "...., F [' r ~ CITY OF REFERENCE Chairman Good read a letter from Field Aircraft of Atlanta. The letter requested that the City of Reference for Falcon Field in all publications listing "Atlanta Area" airports be changed to Atlanta instead of Peachtree City. Field felt that this will enable any aircraft operator to see that Falcon Field is an option to other airports in the Atlanta area. Field also requested that Falcon Field be listed as an airport of entry for U.S. Customs. Chairman Good called upon Mr. Smith for his advice on this issue. Mr. Smith explained that publications listing airports in the Atlanta area use information obtained from the FAA's Form 50-10. The City of Reference listed on this form is Peachtree City. After much discussion a motion was made by Mr. Amos to change the City of Reference to Atlanta and to rename "Falcon Field" "Peachtree City - Falcon Field" Ms. Brigham seconded the motion for discussion. The motion carried with Chairman Good, Mr. Amos, Mr. Dennis and Mr. Price voting for the motion and Ms. Brigham voting against the motion. Mr. Smith advised the Authority that having Peachtree City -Falcon Field designated port of entry or forei~n trade zone would be expensive and probably not endorsed by U.S. Customs Slnce Atlanta Hartsfield is so close. One alternative to consider would be to designate Falcon Field as a subzone to Atlanta. This would enable one particular company to land at Falcon Field on a regular basis. The second alternative would be to designate Falcon Field as a non contiguous zone site. This would allow the importing and exporting of goods from Peachtree City and would also fall under the umbrella port of entry at Atlanta Hartsfield. The Authority was in support of the concept. After some discussion, Chairman Good asked Mr. Amos to work with Mr. Smith in researching additional information, such as application fees, and procedures. The subject will be discussed at the February meeting. TERMINAL AREA MASTER PLAN Wilbur Smith and Associates prepared a revised Terminal Area Master Plan. This plan proposes the terminal facility be located adjacent to the existing Authority hanger. New hangers are shown to be built north of the existing hanger and would have a controlled entrance off of Dividend Drive. The new fuel farm is proposed to be located near the new hanger area. This plan could be phased over several years as the need of the airport changes. After much discussion Chairman Good made a motion to accept the revised Terminal Area Master Plan. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion carried unanimously. Chairman Good instructed Mr. Amos, and Mr. Smith to present the revised plan to the Planning Commission. Chairman Good stated that he would consult Field Aircraft of Atlanta and Falcon Air Maintenance. Airport Authority January 9, 1991 Page 4 JOB DESCRIPTION Chairman Good called upon Ms. Bri~ham to present the proposed Position Summary for the "Peachtree City - Falcon Fleld" Airport Coordinator. The Authority members reviewed the proposal. Chairman Good questioned the salary range and benefit package. The salary range was proposed to be around $30,000.00 year. Mr Price discussed with the Authority that the benefits package could cost an additional 20%. A motion was made by Ms. Brigham to approve the position, advertise the position and interview applicants. The motion was seconded by Mr. Amos. The Authority discussed financing and advertising possibilities. The motion carried unanimously. EXECUTIVE SESSION A motion was made by Mr. Dennis to accept Peachtree National's Finance proposal to acquire the NDB Site. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion carried with Mr. Amos and Mr. Price voting yea. Chairman Good abstained from voting. The Airport Authority meeting of January 9, 1991 adjourned at 10:15 PM. ~~"~ J(\~~C?@)-~ t;lll