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03-06-1991 Regular Meeting ~, MINUTES OF MEETING peachtree City Airport Authority March 6, 1991 The regular to order by The meeting meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was called Chairman Good on Wednesday, March 6, 1991 at 7:00 p.m. 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: The Airport Coordinator, Mr. James Savage; Wilbur Smith and Associates representative, Mr. Steve Smith; the Airport Authority's Attorner, Mr. Doug Warner; the city Engineer, Mr. Barry Amos and the record1ng secretary, Ms. Nancy Faillo. ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no announcements. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS Chairman Good asked for any additional items for the agenda. There were none. ,....., APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Good called for consideration of the minutes of the February 6, and February 13, 1991 meetings. Ms. Brigham requested several minor changes. A motion was made by Ms. Brigham that corrections as stated. The motion motion carried unanimously. the minutes be approved with the was seconded by Mr. Dennis. The REPORTS AIRPORT COORDINATOR: Chairman Good introduced the newly appointed Airport Coordinator, Mr. Jim Savage. Mr. Savage reported that he had requested information from several manufactures concerning the construction of T-Hangers. The Airport Authority's expansion plans include the construction of additional T-Hangers. He presented an expense report, for miscellaneous expenses totaling $162.68. Mr. Savage said that Ms. Brigham had prepared a news release about his appointment as Airport Coordinator. The article was in two of the local newspapers. automobile mileage and Mr. Sava~e informed the Authority that The City of Peachtree City had changed 1t'S mailing address. He was able to obtain their old Post Office Box 2371. This is beneficial in that the Airport Authority's stationary already has that address printed on it. ,-'- ""'~"~"'-~_"_'_'''__'_'____~_.___ _"_._______.._w_~"'_."._____,....______.____..._.~___~~. r: , , ,. ~. ,..., , I -,...--,'....-....... -~----' .- AIRPORT AUTHORITY March 6, 1991 Page 2 REPORTS (continued) wilbur Smith and Associates Chairman Good called upon Mr. Smith to present the monthly report for Wilbur Smith and Associates. Mr. Smith reported that TCA Contractors, Inc. cone, the beacon tower, and the PAPI units. o~erational. The FAA has been requested W1. th the PAPI. has installed the wind All of the units are to conduct a flight check Mr. Smith explained that the paving contractor, W.E. Pruett, Inc. was behind schedule because of excessive rain and the condition of subgrade material under the existing pavement. A revised work schedule has been submitted. Mr. Smith presented the following invoices: VENDOR SERVICES APPROXIMATE AMOUNT W. E. Pruett Paving & Runway Construction Wilbur smith & Assoc. Project Administration $43,810.20 $14,380.56 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 $55,377.00 and $7,940.26, respectively. Mr. Dennis seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. OLD AGENDA ITEMS There were no old agenda items. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 03-91-01 TCA CONSTRUCTION. INC. - CHANGE ORDER Mr. Smith presented a change order from TCA Construction, Inc. The change order requested $29,000.00 to install a rotating beacon and $11,500.00 to upgrade the two box PAPI to a four box PAPI. A motion was made by Ms. Brigham to authorize the change order. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dennis. The motion passed unanimously. 03-91-02 Deer Control Mr. Doug Hall from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) addressed the Authority with several recommendations to control the deer population at the airport. He explained that the best economical long term solution would be exclusion. He recommended installing a fence around the most sensitive areas of the airport. He added that it would not be necessary to install the fence around the entire perimeter. r'i r~ <~ , t . ~ AIRPORT AUTHORITY , March 6, 1991 Page 3 NEW AGENDA ITEMS 03-91-02 Deer Control (continued) He stated that woven wire or chain link fencing would be the best options. Another solution would be repellants or scare devices. These solutions would be short term because the deer acclimate to these devices after time. Mr. Hall stressed that in order for these solutions to be effective, one man would have to be hired to keep the deer off the runway. He must constantly drive up and down the runway, watch for the deer and fire the devices to scare the deer off the runway. The last solution would be lethal removal. This would be a short term sOlution; however Mr. Hall stressed that this would be the safest and quickest solution. The USDA would eliminate the deer, and an organization named Deer Atlanta could take the venison and feed needy people. Ms. Brigham asked Mr. Hall to explain the procedure for lethal removal. Mr. Hall explained that a three man team from the USDA would professionally eliminate the deer by shooting them in the neck. The team would go out on various days after notifying the local law enforcement agencies of the date and time the removal will take place, in the event citizens call to report gunfire in the area. Chairman Good asked Mr. Hall the lethal removal of the deer. only request reimbursement for operation. Mr. Hall explained that trapping is labor intensive and not effective. Mr. Hall went on to explain that if the deer were trapped, there is no place to take the deer. what kind of expenses were involved in Mr. Hall replied that the USDA would salary and materials used in the Mr. Savage told the Authority that he has tried the scare devices provided by Mr. Hall, and felt that they were not very effective. Mr. Savage said that the deer were not frightened by the devices. Mr. Savage said that an airport in Florida uses lion dung supplied from the local zoo as a repellant. Ms. Brigham offered to contact Zoo Atlanta and find out how much would be available and how much it would cost. Mr. Hall said that lion urine has been used but is not very effective and he does not recommend it. Mr. Savage told the Authority that he has researched fencing and prices and has the ~nformation available if they questions. Of the solutions provided, Mr. Hall recommended the Authority install a fence to permanently keep the deer off the runway and to immediately use lethal removal until the fence can be installed. options had any ~. ~ AIRPORT AUTHORITY March 6, 1991 Page 4 NEW AGENDA ITEMS (continued) Mr. Smith said that the FAA has given verbal assurance that funding will be considered for the fence. Mr. Smith recommended that the Authorit~ document all incidents with the deer to submit with the app1icat~on in order to make a stronger case. At Chairman Good's direction, Mr. Warner prepared a resolution giving the Chairman the right and authority to take all action necessary to have the deer removed by an approved agency. A motion was made by Mr. Amos to pass the resolution prepared by Mr. Warner for the Authority. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. Mr. Amos moved that the resolution be amended to give the Chairman the right and authority to take all action necessary to have the deer removed including submitting an application for FAA fencing and contracting with the USDA for removal. Mr. Amos asked that it further authorize the Chairman to advise the PTC City Council of any and all planned activities concerning the resolution and to obtain any necessary authorization from the city Council in order to carry out the resolution. Ms. Brigham seconded the amendment to the motion. passed unanimously. The motion to approve the resolution as amended passed unanimously. The amendment A copy of the resolution is attached and made a part of the minutes here of. A motion was made by Mr. Dennis to include the AWOS III in the pre application to the FAA. The motion was seconded by Chairman Good. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Good requested Mr. Hall to write a letter to Cit~ Council confirming the problem with the deer at the airport and expla~ning his authority and ability to deal with the deer through lethal removal. Ms. Brigham asked if electrical fencing could be installed around the runway since it is effective and much cheaper. She also suggested asking the City of Peachtree City to pay for the fence. Chairman Good said that the City would probably not fund the fence and Mr. Smith explained that the FAA.would not fund an electrical fence. Chairman Good directed Mr. Warner to prepare a letter to City Council requesting a variance from the firearm discharge ordinance. Field Aircraft Atlanta site Plan Chairman Good explained that Field Aircraft Atlanta had submitted expansion plans to the Planninq Commission. The plan was approved subject to Airport Authority approval. The Airport Authority reviewed the plan. After some discussion a motion was made by Mr. Price to approve the plan. The motion was seconded by Mr. Amos. The motion passed unanimously. - i RESOLUTION OF PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY CONCERNING DEER PROBLEM WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Peachtree city Airport Authority (the "Authority") that there has been a proliferation of deer in the vicinity of Peachtree City Falcon Field Airport; WHEREAS, there have been several collisions between aircraft and deer on the runway at the airport, resulting in thousands of dollars of damage to aircraft and property, as well as a great danger to the lives of pilots and passengers; WHEREAS, of additional and this deer problem constitutes an immediate danger damage to property and injury or death to persons; WHEREAS, the Authority recognizes the urgent need to remove the deer from the airport area and eliminate this immediate hazard. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS: 1. The Authority recognizes and acknowledges that there has been a proliferation of deer in the vicinity of Peachtree city Falcon Field Airport and that the presence of such deer con- stitutes an immediate hazard and danger to persons and property. 2. The Authority hereby authorizes its Chairman to take any and all action necessary to remove the deer from the airport area, specifically including lethal collection of the deer by representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture and/or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, use of noise- making devices, erection of fencing, and such other techniques and methods as are recommended by the experts consulted by the Authority, including representatives of the united States Depart- ment of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 3. The Authority further authorizes the Chairman to sign any documents, orders, resolutions, releases, and any other documentation whatsoever to facilitate the removal of the deer from the airport property. 4. The Authority further authorizes and directs the Chair- man to advise the Mayor and City Council of Peachtree City of the urgency of the deer proliferation problem at Peachtree city Fal- con Field Airport and the measures being taken by the Authority to resolve this problem, and to seek from the Mayor and City Council of Peachtree City such approvals, variances, and other acts as are necessary to the foregoing. 1"""\ ~. f' ~ AIRPORT AUTHORITY March 6, 1991 Page 5 Executive Session Field Aircraft Atlanta A motion was made by Mr. Dennis and seconded by Ms. Brigham, that the Airport Authority accept the $4,325.47 interest figure stated in Field's letter of February 15, 1991. The amount would be credited as ove~ayment with the understanding that this is not a contractual requ~rement but is based solely on the Authorit~'s goodwill and because of the extraordinary economic problems ~n. the airline industry. This is further conditioned upon amending the agreement to allow an adjustment in payments every six (6) months with no future credits for interest on overpayments and an acceptance by Field that this would be the final resolution of this matter. The motion passed unanimously. Personnel 1"""\ ~ ~ A motion was made by Chairman Good to provide workman's compensation insurance, FICA, and to continue Mr. Savage's present insurance for $7,805.00. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was made by Chairman Good to authorize the $3,000.00 for the purchase of a computer and equi~ment. The motion was seconded by Mr. Amos. unan~mously. The Airport Authority meeting of March 6, 1991 adjourned at 9:40 PM. expenditure of word ~rocessing The mot~on passed 12-~ CHAIRMAN Jf\~~,