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04-09-1992 Regular Meeting f"""' , ~ PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY Minutes of Meeting April 9, 1992 The regular monthly meeting of the Peachtree city Airport Au- thority was held 1n the City Hall Council Chamber on April 19, 1992, at 7:00 p.m. Those present were Mr. David Good, Ms. viki Brigham, Mr. Mike Amos, Mr. John Dennis. Also attending the meeting were Mr. Eric Sleipian, representing the authority attorney; Mr. Jim Savage, Airport Authority Manager; Mr. Ed Doyle, Wilbur Smith and Associates; Mr. Barry Amos, the City Engineer; and Ms. Pam COllins, the re- cord1ng secretary. Chairman Good made a motion to retire to Executive Session to consider lease negotiations. Mr. Dennis seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Chairman Good reconvened the meeting at 7:20 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Mr. Good announced that the Airport Authority and Field Aircraft Atlanta, Inc., have reached agreement today in prin- ciple that Field Aircraft Atlanta, Inc., will continue as FBO operator at Peachtree City Falcon Field Airport. The actual documents to accomplish th1S are in the process of be- ing written, and the process should take a few weeks. "There will be no further comment on this issue until such time as these documents are available," Good said. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regular meeting of March 4, 1992, were available for review. A motion that the minutes be approved as written was made by Mr. Dennis. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion carried unanimously. REPORTS r t ~" } Airport Manager: Mr. Savage reported that: He had met with engineers from the National Weather Service to discuss the site for the weather balloon launch facility. An agreement was reached to locate it southeast of the light- in~ equipment vault. The National Weather Service engineers sa1d that they believe construction will occur in Fiscal Year 93, and they hope to have it built early next year. The building will be built first, and the Doppler radar will probably be installed in the spring of 1994. Page 2 Ai~ort Authority Minutes Apn.l 9, 1992 Falcon Field has been on a list for sometime for the in- stallation of an automated surface observing system (ASOS), that will provide local weather information. The engineering firm of Leo Daly contacted Mr. Savage re~ardin~ the equip- ment, and a questionnaire was sent for hlS reVlew. Mr. Sa- vage reviewed it and sent comments back to Leo Daly. The firm now projects that the equipment will be available in FY 93, and could be installed as early as fall of 1992. Mr. Savage met with Melvin Ewing of the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority. They drove around the airport to look at the possible areas on the airport property that might be used for spray application of treated sewer dischar~e. After a tour of the airport and some discussion Mr. EWlng seemed convinced that even though there are suitable areas for spray application, the areas are not large enough to jus- tify the ex~ense of piping to that area, and the FAA has not approved thls type of spray application on airport property. Mr. Ewing is expected to recommend to the Water and Sewerage Authority that they cease considering Falcon Field for that type of application. The waterline to the T-Hangars,will require an additional item that was not considered ln the original estimate: a back-flow preventor. The price that the water system charges for that equipment is $8,400.00, and they insist that it be purchased from the water system. Mr. Savage will appear be- fore the Water System meeting on April 22, to see if an agreement can be reached to reduce the price since the Air- port Authority is a government entity. The Atlanta Regional Commission is preparing a study entitled Atlanta Reaion Airport Svstems Plan Update -- General Avi- ation Component. A project advisory team made up primarily of airport managers from around the ARC area, as well as peo- ple from the FAA, ARC, and one of ARC's consulting firms, Hawksley Bell and Associates, met March 30 to develo~ that portion of the ARC's plan dealing with general aVlation. That ~articular document will then be used by the Atlanta OlymplC Committee to develop their plan for transportation for the 1996 Olympics. As of March 31, 1992, there are 81 aircraft based at the air- port, and the total operations for 1991 were 41,845. On April 1, the FAA held a tentative allocation conference for the next construction project which has been desi~nated Airport Improvement Project 07. This project will entall building a midfield taxlway connecting the runway to the ~a- rallel taxiway at midpoint and constructing the remainlng r- / i , Page 3 Air~ort Authority Minutes Apn.l 9, 1992 ramp areas that were designed and bid with the current pro- ject, but were deleted due to insufficient funds. The FAA has tentative allocation of $483,121 to complete those aprons and the midfield taxiway. Mr. steven Mitchell of Electronic Enterprises says the equip- ment for the non-directional beacon will be shipped on April 13, and he hopes to have it installed soon thereafter. The power lines from the street were installed today and power will be available for construction. The FAA has approved the current ALP (Airport Layout Plan). The fence around the airport is approximately 85 percent complete. There are sections at the north and south ends that will not be built until ramp construction is completed so that there won't be an interference between the fence and that construction project. wilbur Smith and Associates ~ Mr. Doyle reported that: On the AIP 05 Project, which is the terminal area, taxiwav, and apron project, there has been very little progress th1S month due to weather and because of negotiations between the prime contractor and his subcontractors. The engineer says that proper construction methods are being utilized, and work should begin again soon. The AIP 06 Project (Fence Project) is nearly completed, ex- cept for the areas that conflict with the construction of the AIP 05 Project. These last areas will be delayed until the apron construction is completed. The NAV-AIDS project is underway. The electric line is in and the contractor will start work in a week to 10 days. Mr. Doyle presented the following invoices: Wilbur smith and Associates Invoice for $16,686.72 that includes $1,216.30 for closeout on the AIP 04 project. Invoice from Oakview in the amount of $24,123.27. FAA and GA DOT reimbursement forms for these invoices. The FAA reimbursement includes $38,548 for W. A. Pruett and TCA Electronic Contractors for the AIP 04 project. The following invoices were submitted for the fencing con- tract: Wilbur smith and Associates $499 and Allied Fence, $4,283.42, along with FAA and GA DOT reimbursement forms. ~ , Page 4 Air~ort Authority Minutes AprJ.I 9, 1992 An invoice for the NAV-AIDS Project was submitted for Asphalt Contractors $17,415.00 along with GA DOT Reimbursement forms. A motion was made to submit these invoices to the FAA the state by Mr. Dennis. The motion was seconded Brigham. The motion carried with a unanimous vote. and to by Ms. NEW AGENDA 92-04-01 Consider final pay request from W.E. Pruett company for Completion of AIP 04 contract. A motion was .made by Mr. Good to table this item un- til the May Airport Authority meeting. This will allow Mr. Pruett to attend the meeting. The motion was seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion carried with a unanimous vote. -- , L t t 92-04-02 Consider Supplemental Agreement #11 with Wilbur smith and Associates and authorizing Chairman to proceed with Airport Improvement project #3-13-0146-07, to build a mid-field taxiway and additional apron areas. Mr. Sleipian said that Su~plemental Agreement #11 had been reviewed by his flrm and that there ap- peared to be no le~al problems with it. Mr. Barry Amos, the City Englneer, said that agreement No. 11 ap~ears to be reasonable for the work effort re- qulred. Mr. Savage concurred with the opinions of the attorney and the city engineer. The following motion was made by Mr. Amos. The mo- tion was seconded by Mr. Dennis. The motion carried with a unanimous vote. Motion: The Chairman be authorized to si~n all documents necessary to execute Alrport Improvement Project #3-13-0146-07. This project will provide for the construction of a new mid-field taxiway. Authorization includes but is not limited to: 1) The authority to sign Supplemental Agreement #11 with wilbur Smith and Associates for professional services 1"""\ , ~ ! ,......., I Page 5 Air~ort Authority Meeting AprJ.I 9, 1992 for design, biddin9 and negotiating, construction admin1stration, inspection, testing and related activities for this project. The authority to seek and acce~t grants from the Federal Aviation Admin1stration and the state Department of Transportation for the project; to execute all necessary contracts w1th these agencies; and to make and accept pay requests as needed. The authority to advertise for bidders for the construction of this project. Mr. Good introduced Mr. Robert Patterson who has been se- lected by the City council as an alternate member of the Air- port Authority should a vacancy on the Authority occur. 2) 3) There being no further business, p.m. by Mr. Good and seconded by The motion was passed unanimously. ~ CudL t~d by: a motion was made at 7:40 Ms. Brigham to adjourn. CJao J DaV1d M. Good, Cha1rman