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07-17-1997 Regular Meeting ~ PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING July 17, 1997 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority, was held at the Hampton Inn, Peachtree City, on July 17, 1997, at 2:00 p.m., followed by a work session for the Authority members. Those present were: Chairman Robert B. Patterson; Members Michael E. Amos, David M. Good and Janet E. Wells; Airport Manager James H. Savage; Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer; Authority Attomey Douglas B. Warner; Consulting Engineers Steve Smith and Mark Counts of Wilbur Smith and Associates. Member Daniel E. Carr was absent. Mr. Mike Brady attended as an interested citizen. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS r-'1 ~; ~.. ~ None. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES A motion was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Ms. Wells to approve the minutes of the June 11, 1997, Authority meeting with one correction. The motion passed unanimously. IV. REPORTS Airport Manager Mr. Savage briefed the Authority on the following issues: 1. Mr. Savage spoke in reference to a recent request made by Mayor Bob Lenox to acquire a surplus F-16 from the United States Air Force, for display at the entrance to Peachtree City-Falcon Field. Mr. Savage had recently spoken with Rendall Clark, Brig. General, of the Alabama Air National Guard, about the possibility that the AANG might have one available and although the USAF actually controls "retired" aircraft, the shipping cost from Birmingham, AL, would be much less that from Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona. General Clark will check and advise. 1 ..-, ; , t 2. Mr. Savage gave a brief explanation of recent letters to both Stevens Aviation and Hunting Aircraft regarding increases in the monthly rent for both the Aviation Center and the FBO maintenance hangar. Both letters are attached and made a part of these minutes. 3. Mr. Savage reported that the Dixie Wing of the Confederate Air Force wants to co-sponsor a full-blown air show in September of 1998. It is their intention to hire a professional air show coordinator to promote the event. They have indicated that to get military aircraft for the show, they must have a request filed by July 31, of this year. The CAF had chosen Labor Day weekend (September 5/6, 1998) as the possible date. After some discussion of many of the details and questions that must be answered prior to such an event, the Authority agreed to support the concept, but suggested that the following weekend of September 12/13, 1998, might be a better choice. Mr. Savage was requested to so advise the CAF. r 4. Mr. Savage described the damage to the airport caused by the five hour electrical storm on the night of July 16. All navigational equipment and runway lights were knocked out of service by the intense lightning. The power supplies to some of the equipment was damaged and may be out of service for several days. One phase of the electrical power serving the airport failed, which caused a loss of much of the three phase equipment on the airport, including the runway light failure. The lobby of the Aviation Center was flooded due to the inability of the storm water drainage system in front of the building to handle the estimated one inch per hour rate of rainfall. Water was found to be approximately 5 inches high at the front door. Mr. Savage will be soliciting bids to improve the drain system to prevent such an event in the future. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS None. r: ~, .i , r 2 ...- VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS f' , ,< 97 -07-01 Consider purchase of riding mower for grounds keeping at the Aviation Center. , Mr. Savage described the need to provide the airport maintenance personnel with something other than a hand mower to mow the grass around the Aviation Center. The unit requested will provide a cutting path over twice as wide as the current machine. A motion was made by Ms. Wells and seconded by Mr. Good to approve the purchase of the mower requested for $2,000, with the funding to come from the airport maintenance budget. The motion passed unanimously. 97-07 -02 Consider contracting with Wilbur Smith and Associates to do engineering on access road to southeast end of airport. ,...., r . After considerable discussion, it was agreed that additional information was needed, therefore a motion to table this item was made by Mr. Good and seconded by Ms. Wells. The motion passed unanimously. 97-07 -03 Consider audit reports for FY 1995 and FY 1996. A motion was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Ms. Wells to accept the reports as issued, however during the discussion it was agreed that additional time was needed by other members of the Authority to review the reports, so Mr. Amos, with the concurrence of his second, withdrew his motion. A motion to table the item was made by Chairman Patterson and seconded by Mr. Amos. The motion passed unanimously. VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION There being no further business for executive or regular session, at 3:29 PM, a motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Ms. Wells. The motion passed unanimously. 3 r-. VIII. AUTHORITY WORK SESSION } After a short recess, the Authority continued to meet in an open work session to discuss the following topics: 1. Review 1997 Master Plan and 1990 Terminal Area Plan. 2. Review development costs and activity levels - 1987 to present. 3. Strategic planning and Master Plan update. 4. Contingency plans. No official actions were taken during the work session, however it was agreed that additional planning sessions were needed in the near future and that the members would review the discussions of this meeting and reconvene soon. The session concluded at 6:00 PM. ~'Al ec IYW Attested b~: P/~~- R~rt B. Patterson, Chairman 4 7-31-97 PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY RECORD OF ATTENDANCE AS OF: July 31,1997 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% 0 0 90% Janet Wells 10 10 100% 0 0 100% Bob Patterson 10 10 100% 0 0 100% Dan Carr 10 10 100% 0 0 100% Mike Amos 10 8 80% 0 0 80% , Members Dates Absent Type David M. Good 2/5/97 Regular Janet Wells Bob Patterson Dan Carr Mike Amos 4/2/97 Regular 5/14/97 Regular ..... , , " Meeting Dates Type 1/2/97 Regular 2/5/97 Regular 3/5/97 Regular 4/2/97 Regular 5/14/97 ReGular 6/11/97 ReGular 7/17/97 Regular 8/7/96 None 9/4/96 ReGular 1 0/2/96 Regular 11/6/96 None 12/4/96 Regular Page 1