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10-01-1997 Regular Meeting r-"1 I f ; PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING October 1, 1997 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority, was held in the City Hall Council Chambers, Peachtree City, on October 1, 1997, at 7:00 p.m. Those present were: Chairman Robert B. Patterson; Members Michael E. Amos, Daniel E. Carr, David M. Good and Janet E. Wells; Airport Manager James H. Savage; Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer; and Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner. I. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. II. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS None. ,...... ~ ; ~; 1:. f III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES A motion was made by Mr. Amos and seconded by Mr. Carr to approve the minutes of the September 3,1997, Authority meeting as presented. The motion passed unanimously. IV. REPORTS A. Airport Manager. Jim Savage Mr. Savage distributed the following report to the members: 1. Two recent "events" at the airport proved to be very popular. The Dixie Wing of the Confederate Air Force held a fly-in and static display of two World War II bombers on Sunday, September 7. The B-17 "Sentimental Journey" and a Henkle HE 111 were open for tours by the several hundred citizens that visited that day. Many local "war birds" also flew in for the event which was considered a good show by the hosts. The bombers are owned and operated by the Arizona Wing of the CAF. . ,...... l:>^ The following Saturday, September 13, proved what a combination of good weather, great publicity and a lot of airplanes can do to bring 1 ,......, ,..,... ,..., I r thousands of people to the airport. The first annual "Air Fair" was, without question, a huge success. Eight different aviation organizations were represented that day, with some providing static displays, others giving flight demonstrations, with the National Weather Service provided tours of their facility as well. The main attraction appeared to be the C-130 provided by the USAF Reserve unit from Dobbins Air Force Base, with the line reaching several hundred at times. The Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City provided both breakfast and lunch, although the lunch crowd proved to be so large that the Kiwanis ran out of food - three times. They have stated that they will be better prepared for next year. Many valuable lessons were learned by myself and Ms. Comer, who maintained an information table for the airport, should the Authority chooses to pursue a complete air show for next September in conjunction with this "annual" event. 2. Installation of the new storm drain line for the Aviation Center was completed on September 5, and the first real test of its effectiveness occurred this past week. The drain appears to catch most of the water flowing from the FBO hangar parking lot, which reduces by nearly half, the amount of water flowing in front of the Aviation Center. Additional drainage improvements are still required, however and Group VI Corporation has been requested to provide a schedule of corrective actions planned and a time table for those efforts. 3. Long-time airport tenant William Mills passed away recently from an apparent heart attack. His blue and silver Bonanza, that has been tied down on the lower ramp, will be offered for sale by his Estate. A sympathy card from the Authority was mailed earlier this week. 4. Two weekend aviation events are planned for October. The Flying Rebels will launch a flying sports rally for its members on Saturday, October 4. Some 20 aircraft are expected to depart Peachtree City- Falcon Field Airport that morning for Destin, Florida. The event is similar to a sports car rally, in that the pilot with the best estimate oftime and fuel burn from FFC to Destin, wins. On the Falcon Field/Second Saturday, October 11, the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program is planning to give an estimated 80 young people their first experience in an aircraft. Plans call for more than 20 pilots and aircraft to participate in this event, which will be followed with a cookout for volunteers and others who fly-in for the FF/SS. 2 "..-. B. Tenant Liaison - Janet Wells Ms. Wells stated she had no report. V. OLD AGENDA ITEMS None. VI. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 97-10-01 Consider request from Civil Air Patrol to erect a Squadron Headquarters office and meeting facility. ,-. Captain Frank Basile, local Squadron Commander of the Civil Air Patrol, gave a presentation to the Authority on the CAP's desire to erect two mobile class room buildings adjacent to the northwest apron. The buildings would serve as office and class room facilities for the some 20 senior and 50 cadet members of the local squadron. After considerable discussion, Chairman Patterson moved to approve the installation of the buildings as requested, providing the facilities conformed to all City requirements for operations and esthetics, and the rest room would be made available to airport tenants. The motion was seconded by Mr. Amos. A substitute motion was made by Mr. Good, and seconded by Ms. Wells that it is the desire of the Peachtree City Airport Authority to induce the Civil Air Patrol to locate on Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport. In a effort to do so, the Airport Manager is directed to develop a design and cost study for consideration by the Authority, that would include public rest room facilities and the desired office and meeting room space needed by the CAP for their operations. It was further stated that the Authority fully supports the goals and objectives of the CAP and wishes to cooperate fully in the development of these facilities. The substitute motion passed unanimously. "..... 3 ~ 97 -10-02 Consider authorizing Chairman to negotiate an agreement with Stevens Aviation whereby the Authority would assume the responsibility to perform certain FBO services. The Authority discussed the pros and cons of assuming certain fixed base operation services, focusing on the service level the Authority would like to see provided and the risks associated with the Authority taking on those responsibilities. Ms. Wells expressed her concern that the Authority should have a better plan for how the airport should be developed over the next 10 years before it considers operating the FBD. A motion was made by Mr. Carr and seconded by Mr. Amos to authorize the Chairman to negotiate an agreement with Stevens Aviation, Inc., whereby the Authority would assume the responsibility and right to perform certain FBO services, with the provision that the Authority shall have the right to approve such an agreement before it is implemented. The motion passed with four voting in the affirmative and Ms. Wells voting against. -- 97-10-03 Consider transferring the ground lease for hangar site 0-15 from Leo Giles and John E. Schweiger to Jerry Cobb. The Authority discussed its right of first refusal to purchase the hangar located on D-15, prior to authorizing the transfer of the lease agreement. Mr. Good pointed out that certain documentation had not been submitted to the Authority that would have described the terms and conditions of the offer by Mr. Cobb to buy the facility, and that he believed that such information was necessary before the Authority could consider the transfer. After further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Carr and seconded by Ms. Wells to approve the transfer of the lease for lot D-15 to Ms. Ann H. Cobb, under the original terms and conditions stipulated in the existing lease agreement. The motion passed with four voting in the affirmative and Mr. Good abstaining. ,~ , ~ 4 -- i, ,.-, I"""" f 97-10-04 Consider renewing contract with MilerTronics for Localizer, OME and NOS maintenance. Mr. Savage described his recent discussions with the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the availability of other qualified technicians to service the above mentioned equipment. Both organizations state that there are a limited number of qualified independent technicians available and that MilerTronics' current rates appear to be within the normal range of fees charged for such services. A motion was made by Mr. Good and seconded by Mr. Carr to approve the renewal of the contract as submitted. The motion passed unanimously. VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION Chairman Patterson stated that he knew of no other business to consider in either regular or executive session and called for a motion to adjourn. At 8:42 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Ms. Wells and seconded by Mr. Amos. The motion passed unanimously. ~~ R60ert B. Patterson, Chairman 5 ,..", 10-31-97 ,...., PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY RECORD OF ATTENDANCE AS OF: October 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 11 9 82% 0 0 82% Janet Wells 11 11 100% 0 0 100% Bob Patterson 11 11 100% 0 0 100% Dan Carr 11 11 100% 0 0 100% Mike Amos 11 9 82% 0 0 82% Members Dates Absent Type ," David M. Good 2/5/97 Regular 9/3/97 Reoular 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 Reoular 3/5/97 Regular 4/2/97 Regular 5/14/97 Regular 6/11/97 Reoular 7/17/97 Regular 8/6/97 Reqular 9/3/97 Regular 10/1/97 Reqular 11/6/96 None 12/4/96 Regular Page 1