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12-01-1993 Regular Meeting ~ PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING December 1, 1993 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was held in the City Hall Council Chambers on December 1, 1993, at 7 p.m. Those present were: Chairman David M. Good; Members Michael E. Amos, Vivian R. Brigham, John W. Dennis and Robert B. Patterson; Airport Manager James H. Savage; Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner; Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer; and City Engineer Barry Amos. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS None. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ~ A motion to approve the minutes of the November 3, 1993 Authority meeting as submitted 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. Mr. Savage and technicians from the FAA performed a ground check of frequency 119.8 Mhz on November 9, 1993. This is the frequency that is published for communications by aircraft at Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport with Atlanta Approach Control. A recent modification to the FAA's receiver that is located in Fayetteville appears to have solved previous problems and it is now possible to communicate with Approach Control from all locations on the airport. Mr Savage thanked Ms. Debby Dennis of the FAA for her efforts to make this system operational. 2. After the visit to Washington D.C. by Authority members and Mr. Savage with the Congressman Collins and staff, the National Weather Service sent personnel to inspect the Airport Surface Observing System (ASOS) that was installed last spring. Congressman Collins had communicated with the FAA Administrator regarding the failure of the FAA to complete the installation of this r--" 1 -- ~ system as promised. The system is not yet operational but apparently some effort is being made to complete the project. Mr. Savage will follow up on these efforts and report back next meeting. 3. Mr. Bill McCavey of the State DOT visited the airport on November 29, to do an annual inspection for the State. He checked information for their records and to see if any obstructions had been placed near the approach ends of the runway. He reported no problems. 4. The back course approach to runway 13 and the front course approach to runway 31 were flight checked by the FAA on November 30. This was a routine check and the system was found to operating normally. We will now be scheduled for bimonthly checks and will eventually move to quarterly checks. 5. Mr. Ken Lavet of Paramount Pictures called and inquired if the Authority would be agreeable to allowing Paramount to use part of the airport as a "location" sit to film a movie on skydiving. The filming would occur in February or March of 1994 and would not interfere with normal operations on the airport. The Authority indicated that they would have no objections to this effort assuming that adequate insurance and user fees were established. Mr Warner was to check with his contacts at Riverwood Studios in Senoia for more information. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS None. VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 93-12-01 Consider creating airport observation area near T-hangars. Mr. John Dennis suggested that the Authority consider building an airport observation site at the N.W. corner of the T-hangar area. He believes that the location has a excellent vantage point for viewing the entire airport and the project could be developed at a minimal cost, possibly even as a civic group project. Mr. Dennis offered to gather information about a master plan which would include both design and estimated construction costs, and report back to the Authority at a later date. The Authority supported the concept unanimously, but took no formal action at this time. - , 2 ,-., At 7:20 p.m. a motion to recess and reconvene in Executive Session to consider lease agreements was made by Mr. Good and seconded by Mr. Patterson. The motion passed unanimously. VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION A motion was made by Mr. Michael Amos and seconded by Mr. Dennis that the Chairman be authorized to respond to Hunting Aircraft, Inc. by letter approving the lease transactions as requested, subject to the review and approval of the official documents by the Airport Authority Attorney. The motion passed unanimously. There being no further business to consider, at 8:00 p.m. a motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Good and seconded by Mr. Patterson. The motion passed unanimously. - ~Jt;y Attested by: ,. David M. Good, Chairman '~Q /J I"""'^ 3