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04-07-1993 Regular Meeting r PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING April 7, 1993 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was held in the City Hall Council Chambers on April 7, 1993, at 7 p.m. Those present were: Chairman David M. Good; Members Michael E. Amos; Robert B. Patterson; and Vivian R. Brigham; Airport Manager James H. Savage; City Engineer Barry Amos; and Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer. Member John W. Dennis and Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner were absent. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS None. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ~ A motion to approve the minutes of the March 3, 1993 Authority meeting as presented was made by Mr. Michael Amos and seconded by Mr. Patterson. The motion passed unanimously. IV. REPORTS Airport Manager Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on the following issues: 1. His conversation with Ms. Heather Mahnke of Bell South Mobility regarding the strobe light that had been in place on Bell South's tower on highway 54 West, which was removed when the tower was painted orange and white. At Mr. Savage's request, Bell South agreed to reinstall the light in accordance with the original resolution passed by the Authority. The light is operational once again. 2. On March 24, Mr. Bob Gray and Mr. Savage moved and secured all aircraft tied down on the Authority's main aircraft ramp, to the new northwest ramp. The effort required most of the day. Hunting Aircraft moved the aircraft from their ramp the following day so that reconstruction of the main ramp could begin. That reconstruction is well underway and should be completed soon. ,...., 3. After considerable discussion with officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), construction for the sensor tower for the new Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) has begun. It was necessary to relocate the tower some 30 feet southeast of the original location. Once completed, the system will broadcast automatic weather information to the pilots operating on the field and it will feed this same information into the National Weather Services' data base. The system is expected to be operational by fall of this year. 4. City Police Chief Jim Murray reports that an arrest has been made in Kentucky of individuals accused of stealing over 50 aircraft radios nationwide. Recovered during the arrest were radios stolen from aircraft based at Peachtree City-Falcon Field. Kentucky law enforcement officials and those from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were involved in the effort. 5. Ms. Debby Dennis of the FAA reports that installation of the radios and other components for the new remote communications equipment has been completed and the she believes the frequency 119.8 Mhz will be operational this week. Once completed, pilots operating on Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) will be able to communicate with air traffic controllers at Hartsfield Airport while on the ground at Falcon. 6. The FAA flight-checked the localizer instrument approach system during a routine inspection on April 2, and placed a temporary approach limitation on the system as a result. The system was out of tolerance apparently because of reflected signals from the large number of construction vehicles located on the main ramp and from several piles of dirt located in the area that had not been removed. The ramp area has since been graded smooth and the amount of construction equipment has been reduced. At 1 p.m. this afternoon the FAA flight-checked the system again and found it to be within established parameters. All temporary restrictions were removed. The Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) at Brooks shut itself down sometime Monday night. The technician responsible for its maintenance will be here Thursday to return it to service. The manufacturer of the equipment used in the Omni Directional Approach Light System (ODALS) was on site this afternoon to troubleshoot the inoperative # 4 light in the system. Apparently there is a open circuit in the wiring to that tower, which will be repaired by Jaco Electric on Thursday also. f"""" ~ i ~ 7. A new Member Attendance form has been developed to better track Authority member attendance as required by City ordinance. Any comments from Authority members would be appreciated. Wilbur Smith and Associates: Mr. steve Smith and Mr. Dick Bowles briefed the Authority on the progress of the AIP 05 and AIP 07 construction projects. While spring rains have occasionally slowed construction, significant progress has been made on the AIP 05 project. All remaining ramp areas that are due for reconstruction have been regraded and await stone placement and paving. Some of the sub-grade material found near the location for the future Aviation Center will require a lime treatment drying agent to assist in achieving the required compaction prior to paving. This additional work has been approved by the FAA and will start soon. ,.... t:' , " , All paving activities of the AIP 07 project have been completed that can be done at this point. One small area remains on the southeast end of the main ramp, but this cannot be completed until the grading on the AIP 05 project is finished. Lighting for the mid-field taxiway and northwest ramp entrance will be completed soon. Mr. Smith then submitted the following for approval: PROJECT AIP 05 INVOICES: Oakview Construction, Inc. Wilbur Smith and Associates Project Admin. - James H. Savage $ 331,505.69 13,049.71 1,978.84 $ 346,534.24 . PAY REQUESTS: Federal State DOT $ 328,301.00 18.232.82 $ 346,533.82 PROJECT AIP 07 INVOICES: Wilbur Smith and Associates APAC, Georgia, Inc. Project Admin. - James H. Savage $ 26,033.05 21,261.30 343.56 $ 47,637.91 PAY REQUESTS: Federal GA DOT $ 46,469.00 1,169.37 $ 47,638.37 A motion to approve the AlP 05 and AlP 07 projects pay requests as submitted was made by Mr. Patterson and seconded by Ms. Brigham. The.motion passed unanimously. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS 93-03-01 Consider establishing lease rates and development policy for executive hangars. Discussions were held by the Authority regarding this item and Mr. Smith described Wilbur Smith and Associates' recommendations for hangar placement. Mr. Savage was requested to continue developing the Authority's leasing and price policy for consideration at next month's meeting. No formal actions were taken by the Authority on this item. VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 93-04-01 Consider leasing portable toilet for T-hangar area. This item was added to the agenda by Mr. Dennis, who was absent. The Authority requested Mr. Savage to poll the aircraft operators in the T-hangar area to see if they would support an increase in rates to finance such an installation and report back at the next meeting. No formal actions were taken by the Authority on this item. VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION There being no further business to consider, the Authority did not meet in executive session. At 7:47 p.m. a motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Good and seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion passed unanimously. ~~~ i, Attested by: Q~.A2 Dav~ M. Good, Chairman .__n n'" '___ _ _. ____"__""--"__'-,'~__________'~~~__..________'______'__,__'__'__,,_;__~_,'__'__----'-'-'-~_, ,...... ~ W I PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY RECORD OF ATTENDANCE AS OF: APRIL 30, 1993 REGULAR MTNGS REG SPCL CLD SPECIAL TOTAL MEETINGS ATND ATNDC MEETINGS CALLED ATNDC LAST 12 % LAST 12 MEETNGS % MONTHS * MONTHS * ATND DAVID GOOD 11 11 100% 4 4 100% VIKI BRIGHAM 11 10 91% 4 4 93% BOB PATTERSON @ 10 8 80% 4 3 79% JOHN DENNIS 11 9 82% 4 2 73% MIKE AMOS 11 8 73% 4 4 80% @ New Member * Meetings held since May 7, 1992, the effective date of the current attendance requirements. r:-: ~ i MEMBERS DATES ABSENT MEETING DATES TYPE DAVID GOOD NONE OS/27/92 SPCL 06/03/93 REG VIKI BRIGHAM 03/03/93 R 07/13/92 REG 07/22/92 SPCL BOB PATTERSON 08/05/92 R 08/05/92 REG 11/17/92 S 09/02/92 REG 02/03/93 R 10/07/92 REG 11/04/92 REG JOHN DENNIS OS/27/92 S 11/17/92 SPCL 09/02/92 R 12/02/92 REG 11/11 /92 S 01/06/93 REG 04/07/93 R 01/20/93 SPCL 02/03/93 REG 03/03/93 REG MIKE AMOS 08/05/92 R 04/07/93 REG 11/04/92 R 02/03/93 R