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04-06-1994 Regular Meeting ~ PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING April 6, 1994 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was held in the City Hall Council Chambers on April 6, 1994, at 7 p.m. Those present were: Chairman David M. Good; Members Vivian R. Brigham and Daniel E. Carr; Airport Manager James H. Savage; Substitute Authority Attorney Stacey Studley; Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer; and City Engineer Barry Amos. Members Michael E. Amos, Robert B. Patterson and Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner were absent. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS Mr. Barry Amos announced that this would be his last appearance at an Authority meeting as an employee of the City. He is leaving after eleven years to pursue a career as a civil engineer in private practice. The Authority thanked him for his support during those years and wished him much success. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA I.TEMS r-. See added item 94-04-02 below. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES A motion to approve the minutes of the March 2, 1994 Authority meeting as presented was made by Ms. Brigham and seconded by Mr. Carr. The motion passed unanimously. IV. REPORTS Airport Manager: Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on the following issues: 1. The Airport Picnic Park is nearing completion. It now has three picnic tables, a volleyball court, foot bridge across a drainage swale and a sign that welcomes the public. Two charcoal grills have been ordered and will be installed soon. Surplus bricks from the recently constructed National Weather Service building have been donated by the contractor on that project and will used for walkways and a "mini" patio. The City has indicated that there may be surplus playground equipment available for installation in this park as well. ~ 1 -- -- ,-" 2 . The stevens Aviation acquisition of Hunting Aircraft's FBO and maintenance operations became official on March 8. The Authority looks forward to working with this firm as it has done with Hunting in the past. Mr. Iain Glendinning has been named the new General Manager for stevens. stevens operates six other FEO's and expects to continue expanding its location based services at the rate of two units per year. 3. The Airport Surface Observing System (ASOS), that has been operating in a test mode for nearly a year, may begin broadcasting its information as soon as April 19. That is the date that has been set by the National Weather Service to begin operations from their new facility at the airport. It is their intention to move the Acquisition and Control Unit (ACU), that is currently located at the Authority's office, on that date and complete the installation of ground-to-air equipment so that the system can provide its local weather observations to pilots in the Peachtree City- Falcon Field area. It will still be operating in a test mode until approximately June 1, awaiting further installation of communicating equipment that will tie the local system into the NWS national data base in Kansas City. The cost of this system is $120,000 and will automatically provide the much needed weather information required by pilots operating at the airport. 4. The model created by the architect for the Aviation Center, along with a wall map showing the floor plan of the facility, are now on display in the Authority's conference room at the office. Comments from those that have seen the conceptual plans have been very favorable. 5. Wilbur Smith and Associates has submitted preliminary sketches to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for completion of he perimeter fencing and service access gates. The estimated cost to build the remaining fence and provide the four electrically operated gates and one manual gate is approximately $199,895. 6. The Airport Improvement Project (AIP) funding legislation for FY 1994 has not yet cleared the U.S. Senate. Senator Sam Nunn's office is hopeful that it will be passed by the Senate sometime in April and then be considered by the Senate/House conference committee arid signed into law in May. This funding is critical for airport development throughout the country and has prevented the Authority from proceeding with other federal projects it would like to pursue. 2 - 7. Mr. Savage recently met with Mr. Jim "Zoom" Campbell, editor of U.S,Aviator magazine. He was enroute to Hilton Head, South Carolina when weather and a head cold caused him to stop at Peachtree City-Falcon Field. His two day wait allowed Mr. Greg King of Stevens Aviation to give Mr. Campbell a tour of their facility and Mr. Savage to show him the airport. He left with favorable comments and indicated that he would mention his stay in an upcoming issue of the magazine. 8. Mr. Savage, utilizing his personal aircraft, conducted a test of additional FAA communications equipment recently installed in Fayetteville. Some equipment was installed last fall, but this test was for an additional radio to serve as a backup system. The equipment worked normally. The system is used for communicating with Atlanta Approach Control while still on the ground at Falcon, and allows pilots to speak directly with air traffic controllers prior to departure. This capability is essential during poor weather conditions. 9. Mr. Savage reported that there was no apparent damage to any aircraft or structures from the severe thunderstorms that moved through Georgia on March 27. ~, Wilbur Smith and Associates: 1. Mr. Steve Smith of Wilbur Smith and Associates briefed the Authority on the current status of all AIP construction projects awaiting funding. All work scheduled to date has been completed. Mr. Smith advised that his contacts on Capital Hill agreed with Mr. Savage's comments on when an AIP funding bill can be expected from Congress. 2. Mr. Smith presented the following final invoices and pay request for consideration by the Authority: PROJECT AIP 07 INVOICES: APAC - Georgia Inc. Wilbur Smith and Associates $53,306.12 827.62 $54,133.74 PAY REQUEST: Federal Aviation Administration $54,720.00 3 "..... TO BE PAID FROM THIS REQUEST: APAC - Georgia, Inc. Wilbur Smith and Associates Project Admin. - James H. Savage $31,170.06 22,749.93 799.14 $54,720.00 The balance of $31,170.06 due APAC represents the amount not paid them from their last pay request of $51,146.12, which was previously presented for approval on October 6, 1993, plus an additional $2,160.00 included in this final request. The total amount due Wilbur Smith and Associates for this project includes the pay request of $21,922.31 approved on October 6, 1993, plus an additional $827.62 included in this final request. The remainder of $799.14 will be applied to project administration services provided by James H. Savage. These balances will be paid from a grant amendment to AlP 07 to be issued by the FAA when funds become available. ,....,.., A motion to approve the invoices and pay request as submitted was made by Mr. Carr and seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion passed unanimously. 3. Mr. Gordon Jackson of WSA briefed the Authority on his development of the scope and price estimates for conducting an update to the Airport Master Plan. It was agreed that he should proceed with the development of the scope and include a study of economic impact for Peachtree City and surrounding areas. When AlP funds become available, the Authority will request that the study be conducted. Early estimates indicate that the study will cost approximately $60,000. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS 94-03-03 Consider Hardwick and Hardwick for 1992 Audit. Upon review of previous actions by the Authority on February 3, 1993, it was determined that no further action on this item was necessary. The item is considered satisfied. ~ 4 (I"""' - I!""'" , . --_.._--~---,----,--. VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 94-04-01 Consider issuing request for proposals for accounting services and audit of 1993 PCAA financial records. After discussions regarding the need for issuing the requests for proposals were held, and comments were received by Mr. G. Blaine Price and Mr. Dale Geeslin of Price and Geeslin, CPA'S, a motion to issue the proposals as corrected was made by Chairman Good and seconded by Mr. Carr. The motion passed unanimously. 94-04-02 Social event/photo opportunity. Ms. Brigham recommended that the Authority consider utilizing the new Airport Picnic Park for an informal dinner and opportunity to present the park to the public. After discussions, a motion was made to reschedule the next regular monthly meeting of the Authority for May 4, 1994, at 5:00 p.m., at the Airport Picnic Park adjacent to Stevens Aviation, to be followed by an informal barbecue and covered dish dinner. The. motion was seconded by Mr. Carr. The motion passed unanimously. It was added that the press and public are invited to the event and if attending they should provide a covered dish and a beverage of their choice. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided by the Authority. At 7:44 p.m. a motion to recess and reconvene in Executive Session to consider attorney client matters was made by Ms. Brigham and seconded by Mr. Good. The motion passed unanimously. VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION There were no actions taken by the Authority during the Executive Session. At 7:56 p.m. a motion seconded by Mr. Carr. to adjourn was made by Ms. Brigham and The motion passed unanimously. bb'V. t/ ~M. Good, irman 5 - PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY RECORD OF ATTENDANCE AS OF: APRIL 30, 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 11 92% 2 2 93% BOB PATTERSON 12 9 75% 2 1 71% DAN CARR * 4 4 100% 1 1 100% MIKE AMOS 12 11 92% 2 2 93% * 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 09/01/94 R 07/21/93 SPCL BOB PATTERSON 01/27/94 S 08/04/93 REG 04/06/94 R 09/01/93 REG 07/07/93 R 10/06/93 REG 08/04/93 R 11/03/93 REG 12/01/93 REG DAN CARR 01/05/94 REG 01/27/94 SPCL 02/02/94 REG 03/02/94 REG MIKE AMOS 04/06/94 R 04/06/94 REG 05/05/93 REG