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06-01-1994 Regular Meeting ~ PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING June 1, 1994 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was held in the City Hall Council Chambers on June 1, 1994, at 7 p.m. Those present were: Chairman David M. Good; Members Vivian R. Brigham, Michael E. Amos, and Robert B. Patterson; Airport Manager James H. Savage; Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner; Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer. Member Daniel E. Carr was absent. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS See added item 94-0p-03 below. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ~ A motion to approve the minutes of the May 4, 1994 Authority meeting as presented was made by Ms. Brigham and seconded by Mr. Patterson. The motion passed unanimously. IV. REPORTS Airport Manager: Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on the following issues: 1. Mike Conley of the Confederate Air Force contacted Mr. Savage to discuss holding the Second Annual Fly-in and Static Display of "war birds." The proposed date is July 23. The program would be much the same as last year, except that a one or two dollar "donation" might be requested of each spectator to help offset the cost of fuel for the display aircraft. The CAF will coordinate their activities with the Civil Air Patrol who will provide crowd control and auto parking guidance. ~ The CAF has also invited the Authority to join them at a Bar-B-Q at the Cedar Ridge Airport on June 4. Live music begins at 2 p.m., with food and drink to follow. 1 ~ -, "...., t/ 2. Senate Bill 2024, the temporary Airport Improvement Program (AlP) funding bill, was passed and signed into law last week by the President. Congressman Mac Collins and his staff have been very helpful in the effort to pass this delayed legislation. As a result, reliever airports such as Peachtree City-Falcon Field are now eligible for federal funding for airport terminal development and construction. The Atlanta Airports District Office of the FAA indicates that all requests for AlP funding that were previously approved have been sent to FAA Washington for consideration and will receive top priority. When a date of distribution for the $800 million authorized in the temporary bill has been determined, they will advise Mr. Savage. 3. The Atlanta Regional Commission's Olympic Aviation Advisory Team met on May 23, to discuss the final draft of its recommendations for 1996 Olympic development. Completion of the apron area adjacent to the planned location for the Aviation Center is number two on the priority list. The reasoning behind this priority is that the project can be completed for a minimum cost and will yield more parking area for the dollar spent than most projects in the ARC region. This document combined with an updated Master Plan should provide sufficient juslification to get the ramp built next year. 4. On June 12, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is sponsoring a nation-wide program under their "Young Eagle" project, to fly as many young people between the ages of 8 and 17, as possible. To date, over 50,000 young men and women have experienced the thrill of making their "first flight" with pilots of the organization. Mr. Savage will be utilizing his aircraft as well as six other locally based EAA member pilots in support of this program. The goal for Peachtree City- Falcon Field is to give 50 kids their first aircraft ride on that day. A news release will be issued by local coordinator Charles Boleman with details of the event. 5. Mr. Savage met with Eagle Scout Candidate Jonathan Harman of Fayetteville. Mr. Harman has proposed a project that would enhance the Airport Picnic Park's beauty and function. Mr. Savage and Airport Maintenance Technician Bob Gray (a Scout Leader) will be working with Mr. Harman in the development of the proposal, and once completed it will be presented to the Authority for review. 2 ~ 6. On Friday, May 27, the National Weather Service moved the Airport Surface Observing System (ASOS) master control unit from the hangar at the Toy Box to their new facility on the airport. It will continue to operate in a "test" mode for some time, awaiting installation of additional equipment necessary before it can be commissioned. Mr. Savage will continue to monitor the operation and attempt to get the FAA to complete the system. It has now been operating in a "test" mode for over one year. 7. The City of Peachtree City delivered pieces of surplus playground equipment to Airport Picnic Park this afternoon. Mr. Savage and Mr. Gray will inventory the equipment and develop a tot-lot layout soon. Mr. Savage thanked the City for its support in developing what has become a very popular family park. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS None - VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 94-06-01 Review request for FAA funding for a new Airport Master Plan study. After discussions regarding the need for issuing the request and after making several comments on the format and substance of the proposal, a motion to request the Airport Manager to meet with the engineering consultants at Wilbur Smith and Associates to develop and deliver a priori zed request to the FAA for funding of the following: (1) Paving of the ramp area adjacent to the proposed Aviation Center, (2) Design and development of the Aviation Center itself, (3) Conducting an update to the Airport Master plan, was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Mr. Patterson. The motion passed unanimously. - 3 ,,-.... 94-06-02 Consider changing date for August PCAA meeting. Because several members and staff of the Authority will be out of town on August 3, a motion to change the date of the August Authority meeting to August 10, was made by Chairman Good and seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion passed unanimously. 94-06-03 Consider change in insurance underwriters. A motion was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Ms.Brigham to direct the Chairman to issue requests for proposals for property insurance for the coverages and amounts currently held, plus coverage for the fuel farm equipment and fuel product stored in the fuel tanks. It was further moved, that the Chairman be authorized to award the bid to the lowest and best bidder, providing the insurance is provided by a company with a Best rating of at least an "A++" and the total annual premium is less than $3,500. ~ The motion passed unanimously. At 8:15 p.m. a motion to recess and reconvene in Executive Session to consider lease negotiations was made by Chairman Good and seconded by Mr. Amos. The motion passed unanimously. VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION There were no actions taken by the Authority during the Executive Session. At 9:08 p.m. a motion to adjourn was made by Chairman Good and seconded by Mr. Amos. The motion passed unanimously. D~ David M. Good, Chairman r-". 4