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02-06-1991 Regular Meeting ~ MINUTES OF MEETING Peachtree City Airport Authority February 6, 1991 The Peachtree City Airport Authority met in regular session on Wednesday, February 6, 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. Reed Bull 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. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS Chairman Good called the meeting to order and asked for any additional items for the agenda. Three new agenda items were added: 1. Deer Problem on Runway 2. Financial Report 3. Advertising Proposal with Chamber of Commerce APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Good called for consideration of the minutes of the January 9, 1991 meeting. A motion was made by Mr. Amos that the minutes of January 9, 1991 be approved as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dennis. The motion carried unanimously. CONSIDERATION OF AWOS INSTALLATION Chairman Good called upon Mr. Smith to present an update on the FAA's intentions of installing an ASOS at the airport. Mr. Smith explained that the FAA plans to install an ASOS at the airport in a couple of years; however, if the Airport Authority installs an AWOS, the FAA will move Peachtree City - Falcon Field from the top of the list to receive an ASOS and put them at the bottom of the list. Chairman Good stated that the cost for the AWOS would be approximately $60,000.00 and would be an Airport Authority funded project. The ASOS would be FAA funded. Chairman Good suggested that it would be in the best interest of the Authority to wait and let the FAA install the ASOS. Chairman Good asked for any additional discussion. There was none. Chairman Good asked Mr. Smith to notify the FAA that the Airport Authority will not be installing an AWOS and declared this item closed with no action taken. """'" Airport Authority February 9, 1991 Page 2 AIRPORT COORDINATOR POSITION Ms. Brigham announced that 75 applications had been received for the Airport Coordinator position and that all of the appl icants were very impressive. The interview committee selected. ei!1ht of the appl icants to continue with the interview process. Interviews wlll be held on February 11, 1991 and February 12, 1991. Chairman Good announced that on February 13, 1991 at 5:30, the Airport Authority would meet in a special called executive session to make the final selection for the Airport Coordinator. WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES Chairman Good called upon Mr. Smith to present the monthly report for Wilbur Smith and Associates. Mr. Smith reported that the contractor had completed the drainage phase of the paving project and that the taxiway was almost complete. The PAPI units have been installed at the airport. They will be operational when the transformers are installed. The foundation for the beacon tower had been poured. The beacon tower will be erected during the week of February 11, 1991. The new wind cone will be installed in about 2 weeks. The old wind cone and mound of dirt will then be removed. Mr. Smith presented the following invoices: VENDOR W. E. Pruett TCA Electrical Wilbur Smith & Assoc. SERVICES APPROXIMATE AMOUNT Pavin!1 & Runway Construction Lightlng Project Administration $38,000.00 15,000.00 25,000.00 A motion was made by Mr. Price that invoices be accepted as presented and submitted to the FAA and the State Department of Transportation for reimbursement, in the amount of $72,500.00 and $3,500.00, respectively. Ms. Brigham seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Smith informed the Authority that the Terminal Area Master Plan was submitted to the Planning Commission and approved. The official drawings of the new plan are being finalized for submittion to the FAA for it's approval. Chairman Good added that the Authority has presented the plan to Field Aircraft of Atlanta, Skipco, and Falcon Air, and they were supportive of the change. PCDC and Equitaole also gave their endorsement and agreed to donate 1 acre of land to the project. "'"""' Airport Authority February 6, 1991 Page 3 WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES (Continued) Chairman Good announced that he will attend the City Council retreat on March 2, 1991 to give a presentation. He will present the revised Terminal Area Plan, a financial statement and a progress report prepared by Wilbur Smith and Associates. FEDERAL GRANT OFFER A federal grant offer of $2,126,667.00 was presented to the Authority for terminal area improvements. f A motion was made by Mr. Amos to accept the grant, authorize the Chairman to sign the necessary documents and the Attorney to certify the documents. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dennis and passed unanimously. Deer Problem Mr. David Browning, with Douglas and Lomason, addressed the Airport Authority concernin~ a serious problem with deer on the runway. He informed the Authority that he hlt a deer on the runway three years ago. The accident caused extensive damage to his airplane. He hit another deer on the runway in January 1991. This accident caused damage to the left gear door. After the accident, as he taxied back, he saw another deer on the runway. A week later, he landed at the airport and four deer crossed the runway in front of the plane. He had to pull up or hit them. As he pulled up to miss the deer, his stall warning light came on. Mr. Browning stated he was able to recover and land safely. Mr. Browning expressed his concern that this is a very dangerous problem and asked the Authority to take immediate action. Chairman Good added that he has seen as many as seven deer on the runway at one time. He said he told the City Council about the problem a few years ago. City Council would not allow a hunt inasmuch as there was a great deal of opposition from citizens who were concerned for the deer. Mr. Smith confirmed that the deer are a problem at the airport, and that they are there every day in large numbers. Mr. Warner, the Attorney for the Authority, stressed that this was a serious problem and that it was imperative the that the Authority take appropriate action to avoid liability. After much discussion, Chairman Good directed: Mr. Smith to determine FAA's position on funding a security fence; Ms. Brigham to investigate with wildlife and environmental agencies as to how the deer could be controlled; and Mr. Warner to study the legal aspects of this problem. ",-., Airport Authority February 6, 1991 Page 4 FINANCIAL REPORT Mr. Price presented a financial report to the Authority. He said that the Authority was having a cash flow problem and asked the Mr. Reed investigate why the State was not making regular payments. ADVERTISEMENT PROPOSAL Ms. Brigham presented the Authority with a proposal to purchase an advertisement in the Chamber of Commerce Publication. The cost would $400.00 for a sixth of a page. After some discussion it was determined that the Authority did not want to purchase the advertisement and the item was closed with no action taken. Chairman Good adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 7:55 PM. EXECUTIVE SESSION No act i on taken. The Airport Authority meeting of February 6, 1991 adjourned at 8:15 PM. r~~o J -Y1~ - ------- "