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02-02-1994 Regular Meeting ,.- PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING February 2, 1994 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was held in the City Hall Council Chambers on February 2, 1994, at 7 p.m. Those present were: Chairman David M. Good; Members Robert B. Patterson, Vivian R. Brigham, Michael E. Amos and Daniel E. Carr; Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner; Airport Manager James H. Savage; City Engineer Barry Amos; and Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS None. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ~ A motion to approve the minutes of the January 5, January 27, 1994, Authority meetings as corrected by Mr. Michael Amos and seconded by Ms. Brigham. passed unanimously. and was made The motion IV. REPORTS: Airport Manager Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on the following issues: 1. On January 10, Mr. Savage spoke with Will Saulter of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The EPD has decided to issue a single Storm Water Discharge permit for the entire State of Georgia, in compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ,....." Mr. Saulter was unable to provide any specific guidelines for the development of the Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan that each industry or airport must develop to comply with the EPA and EPD requirements. He did indicate however, that more specific details would be included in the permit itself, once it is issued, but for now industry should use the EPA's guidelines as a model, and most likely they would be sufficient. ~ Mr. Savage met with Tom Strauch of Hunting Aircraft, Inc. to review the EPA guidelines and begin the process of developing a plan for Peachtree City-Falcon Field. Hunting has agreed to work with the Authority in this development and will comply with the plan when completed. 2. National Weather Service (NWS) technicians met twice with technicians from the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) contracting firm of ESI, Inc., to perform a final acceptance test of the weather observing equipment. The equipment was acceptable to the NWS and this clears the way for the installation of ground-to-air radio equipment, which is scheduled for March 8. Once the radio equipment is in place and a broadcast frequency has been assigned by the FCC, the system should become operational. Ted Beckloff, Southern Region FAA Director, has agreed to assist in overcoming any additional delays in getting this equipment that was installed last spring operational. 3. Mr. Savage attended an FAA sponsored airport managers conference on January 24 and 25. The major items discussed include: (a) The new satellite based navigational system referred to as the Global Positioning System (GPS) will replace many ground based radio systems that now provide enroute and approach guidance for pilots. The goal of the FAA is to begin eliminating the cost of operating and maintaining the ground equipment by 1996 and have most of it removed by the year 2000. Some non-precision approaches will be authorized during 1994, including one or more approaches to Falcon Field. (b) With the implementation of GPS, the FAA will no longer be installing Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) that only provide basic precision landing minimums (CAT 1). This action effectively prevents the Authority from ever receiving such a system or from turning over the existing non-federal system to the FAA for maintenance. r-. ;. (c) Budget constraints will force the FAA to "do more with less." It is anticipated that the FAA will reduce many mid-level supervisor positions to accomplish cost reductions. f .,.." (d) "Block grants" of airport construction money may replace the existing Airport Improvement Program (AlP) as one way of reducing federal costs. Seven states currently participate in the program, including North Carolina, and it works well. Georgia is being considered for inclusion soon and welcomes the idea. (e) 1994 AlP funding may not occur until June of this year, depending on action by the Congress. The FAA has asked that all requests for funds be in hand as soon as possible so they may be ready to proceed when funds are available. Wilbur Smith and Associates is preparing a request for a Master Plan update to replace the existing one that nearly 10 years old. Operations at Falcon Field already exceed projections in the old plan for 1995 by some 10 percent. ,..... Mr. Savage and Authority Member Dan Carr met with Steve Alogna, the newly appointed Southern Region Olympic Coordinator for the FAA. Mr. Alogna will be responsible for coordinating all FAA activities for the 1996 Olympic. He haS indicated that he will be soliciting input from the airport managers in the region on a frequent basis. 5. Mr, Savage received a call from Cathy O'Brien of Senator Nunn's office on February 1. She indicated that a three year Senate version of the AlP authorization bill is the number one priority for the Senate Aviation Committee and would be going to the full Senate for consideration as soon as possible. She anticipates passage and the President's signature by March. If this is true, local FAA estimates of a June distribution of AlP funds may improve somewhat. 4. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS None. VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS ~ None. There being no business to discuss in the public forum, at 7:20 p.m. Mr. Good moved to recess and reconvene in Executive Session to discuss attorney/client matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Michael Amos. The motion passed unanimously. r- r-' ~ VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION There were no official actions taken by the Authority during the Executive Session. At 7:45 p.m. a motion to adjourn was made by Ms. Brigham and seconded by Mr. Carr. The motion passed unanimously. Attested by: \;)~~dJJ David M. Good, Chairman ~~ r- I F ,-.., \- ("""\ PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY RECORD OF ATTENDANCE AS OF: FEBRUARY 28, 1994 REGULAR MTNGS REG SPCL CLD SPECIAL TOTAL MEETINGS ATND ATNDC MEETINGS CALLED ATNDC LAST 12 % LAST 12 MEETNGS % MONTHS MONTHS ATND DAVID GOOD 12 11 92% 2 2 93% VIKI BRIGHAM 12 10 83% 2 2 86% BOB PATTERSON 12 10 83% 2 1 79% DAN CARR * 2 2 100% 1 1 100% MIKE AMOS 12 12 100% 2 2 100% * New Member as of January 1, 1994. MEMBERS DATES ABSENT MEETING DATES TYPE DAVID GOOD 06/09/93 R 06/09/93 REG 07/07/93 REG VIKI BRIGHAM 03/03/93 R 07/21/93 SPCL 09/01/93 R BOB PATTERSON 01/27/94 S 08/04/93 REG 07/07/93 R 09/01/93 REG 08/04/93 R 10/06/93 REG 11/03/93 REG 12/01/93 REG DAN CARR 01/05/94 REG 01/27/94 SPCL 02/02/94 REG 03/03/93 REG MIKE AMOS 04/07/93 REG 05/05/93 REG