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02-05-1997 Regular Meeting ..-. PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING February 5,1997 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority, was held in the City Hall Council Chambers on February 5, 1997, at 7 p.m. Those present were: Chairman Robert B. Patterson; Members Michael E. Amos, Daniel E. Carr, and Janet E. Wells; Airport Manager James H. Savage; Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner and Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer. Member David M. Good was absent. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS r- , f Chairman Patterson asked that an additional agenda item be added to discuss a proposal from the Professional Airshow Performers & Producers Association to hold their annual convention in Peachtree City in October of this year. See item 97-02-04 below. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES A motion was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Ms. Wells to approve the minutes of the January 2,1997, Authority meeting as submitted. The motion passed unanimously. IV. REPORTS Airport Manager Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on the following issues: - 1. The first "Falcon Field Second Saturday" event was held on Saturday, January 11. The chili "cook off' was co-sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the Short Wing Piper Club and was deemed a complete success by all. Over a hundred people sampled the five different types of chili available, and while no winner was actually picked, a certain Authority staff member's chili did disappear first, followed by the Chairman's offering. . 1 - The next scheduled event is planned for February 8, and will co-sponsored by Falcon Flight School. Hamburgers and hot dogs are on the menu this time. 2. A Canadian manufacturing company is negotiating to purchase the property across Serria Drive from G.S. Roofing to build a plant that requires a rail spur. They will also require a loading and unloading tower for the rail line that is some 75 feet high. Mr. Savage met with company representatives and Peachtree City Development Corp. personnel to discuss the need to locate the tower so that it will remain below the airport's protected airspace. The company has agreed to adjust site development accordingly. An official announcement of this project is expected soon. 3. On January 27 and 28, Mr. Savage attended an airport manager's conference sponsored by the FAA. This is his third year at the conference. Little has changed from last year and the FAA is again waiting for the U.S. Congress to decide what level offunding the Airport Improvement Program will receive for Fiscal Year 1997. It is expected to be approximately 20 per cent less than last year. Other items discussed: F' (a) Long range plans call for the eventual decommissioning of all ground based navigational aids, except for Category II and III - ILS approaches, unless the local airport sponsor chooses to continue their operation. (b) GPS precision approaches to Category I minimums are still two to three years away. (c) No "un-funded federal mandates" will be issued, unless of course you consider the requirement for airport sponsors to maintain their own ground based navigational aids, approach light systems and FAA certified maintenance technicians, some type of mandate. 4. During the FAA conference, Mr. Savage met with representatives of the Georgia Department of Transportation to discuss a crack sealing project for the airport's taxiway system, and a runway and taxiway re-striping project. ~ The GaDOT can no longer provide the engineering for such projects, but some funding is available to do the work. Requests should be in GaDOT hands by April 1, 1997. . . 2 - 5. The building at 1120 Echo Court was recently purchased from Fayette County Bank by Mr. Richard Bearden and a partner. They have in turn leased the facility to a local company who plans to overhaul aircraft components at this site. Mr. Bearden understands that before any operator in this facility can have access to the airport, he must execute a through-the-fence agreement with the Authority. Item two on the agenda addresses this issue. 6. Mr. Savage advised the Authority that his personal health insurance carrier has decided that they will no longer provide this type of coverage. Mr. Savage plans to have an alternative recommendation for consideration by the Authority by next meeting. 7. Mr. Savage has a meeting planned with Mr. John Young of the U.S. Customs Service on February 13, to discuss adding Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport to the Atlanta Port district so that limited customs services could be performed at FFC. With the creation of the "GATE" program (General Aviation Telephonic Entry) for aircraft originating in Canada, this action would allow operators such as Husky to fly non-stop from Canada to FFC. r'""' ! '0 Husky's aircraft, which visits FFC two or three times a month, must now stop at PDK airport to cl.ear customs, before continuing to Falcon Field. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS None. VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 97-02-01 Consider proposal from Mr. Mike Gunn to modify tenant fees. Mr. Gunn presented a report that outlined his concern with the financial burden the current "two per cent of gross" fee paid by airport tenants places on the small operator. He requested the Authority consider eliminating the fee altogether. ,...., After a lengthy discussion by the Authority, Chairman Patterson requested that the Authority take no action on this item until the next meeting, so that member David M. Good could be present to participate in the discussion. No further action was taken. 3 ...- 97-02-02 Authorize Chairman to execute Airport Access Easement with the new owners of 1120 Echo Court. At the request of Chairman Patterson, Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on the need to execute a "through-the-fence" agreement with the new owners, even though no airport access is planned at this time. The agreement is essentially identical to those signed by other business park operators, and would run for twenty years. A motion was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Mr. Carr to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement as presented. The motion passed unanimously. 97-02-03 Consider amending agreement with the Fayette County Development Authority to change method of appointing members. r"'I '" .; ~" Mr. Amos had requested that this item be added to the agenda for discussion and at the request of the Chairman, briefed the Authority on the issue. Recent actions by the City Councils in Fayetteville and Tyrone to place their respective development authorities in an inactive status, has caused the Fayette County Development Authority to consider who will replace the respective Chairman of each organization as members on the FCDA. The Mayors of both cities would like to appoint new representatives to the FCDA, but the current agreement does not provide for such an action. A secondary consideration would be for the Airport Authority to also consider appointing a member, rather than having the Chairman serve as its representative. No official proposal has been offered by the FCDA, but one is expected soon. After some discussion, it was agreed that no action was necessary at this time and that this item should be considered satisfied until a proposal is received. r-" 4 ...-... 97-02-04 Discuss co-sponsoring a "PAPPA" airshow and convention. Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on recent discussions with a representative of the Professional Airshow Performers & Producers Association regarding the co-sponsoring of a fall airshow and convention at FFC. After some discussion, the Authority requested Mr. Savage to continue exploring the possibility without making any commitments at this time. Mr. Carr indicated that he would approach his local Kiwansis Club to see if they would like to participate and Mr. Warner indicated that he would do the same with the local Rotary Club. No further action was taken. VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION 1"""". There being no further business for executive or regular session, at 8:07 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Ms. Wells. ,. The motion passed unanimously. ~- --Robert B. atterson, Chairman r"""1 5 2-5-97 - PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY RECORD OF ATTENDANCE AS OF: February 28,1997 Members Regular Meetings Meetings Regular Special Called Special Called Total Last 12 Months Attended Attendance Meetings Last Meetings Attendance % 12 Months Attended % David M. Good 10 9 90% 2 2 92% Janet Wells 10 10 100% 2 2 100% Bob Patterson 10 8 80% 2 0 67% Dan Carr 10 10 100% 2 2 100% Mike Amos 10 10 100% 2 2 100% n ! Members Dates Absent Type David M. Good 2/5/97 Regular Janet Wells Bob Patterson 3/6/96 Regular 3/20/96 Special 4/3/96 Regular 5/20/96 Special Dan Carr Mike Amos i Meeting Dates Type 1/2/97 Regular 2/5/97 Regular 3/6/96 Regular 3/20/96 Special 4/3/96 Regular 5/1/96 Regular 5/20/96 Special 6/12/96 Regular 7/10/96 Regular 8m96 None 9/4/96 Regular 1 0/2/96 Regular 11 /6/96 None 12/4/96 Regular r"" Page 1