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02-24-1999 Workshop/Special Called Meeting r- , [ r l PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING February 24, 1999 A Workshop and a Special CCilled meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority, were held at the Aviation Center, Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport, on February 24, 1999, starting at 5:00 p.m. Those present were: Chairman Robert B. Patterson; Members: David M. Good, Susan M. Cates, Catherine M. Nelmes and H.E. Buffington; Airport Manager James H. Savage; Authority Attorney Douglas B. Warner; Recording Secretary Clair I. Ford; and Director of Maintenance R. Dale Donegan. WORKSHOP: Chairman Patterson called the workshop to order at 5:00 p.m. to discuss user fees for commercial operators and long range financial planning for the airport. After a few opening remarks, Chairman Patterson opened the floor for comments from the public. Some 14 tenants and commercial operators were present. Mr. Mike Gunn (owner of hangar 020) rose to speak first, expressing his views that because of the small profit margins on which his major tenant operates, a fee based on 2% of gross revenues, can actually exceed any profits generated. He also felt that the 2% was not being applied uniformly to all tenants. Mr. Ken Justice (tenant in hangar 023) expressed his views that he was not opposed to paying his fair share, but that he believed his fees were being used to subsidize the Authority's aircraft maintenance operation, which was competing for his business. Mr. Mike Stooksbury (aircraft owner parked on ramp) stated that he was opposed to raising fees for the small operators because it would be passed on to customers like himself. He felt that if the fees at Falcon Field were too high, private operators would go elsewhere for maintenance. At the request of the Chairman and because of his long standing on the Authority, Mr. Good gave a brief history of how the current 2% fee was developed, reviewed the Authority's current and projected financial status, and reminding the public that the fee is already in place, offered a plan to simplify and clarify the fee structure. A copy of his "Airport User Fees for Commercial Operations" is attached and made a part of these minutes. A general dialog between the Authority members and the public continued on the subject with a consensus that the subject would be considered for adoption at the next meeting of the Authority, scheduled for March 3, 1999. 1 At 6:50 p.m., Chairman Patterson called for a recess of ten minutes to reconvene at 7:00 p.m. to here proposals on the restaurant. A motion to recess as requested was made by Mr. Good and seconded by Chairman Patterson. The motion passed unanimously. MEETING: Chairman Patterson called the Special Called Meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. I. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 99-02-08 Consider proposals from PRAD Construction and Group VI Corporation to build restaurant at the Aviation Center. By prior agreement of the parties, Mr. Mike Amos of Group VI was first to present his company's proposal for constructing the restaurant. An estimate sheet outlining his proposal is attached and made a part of these minutes. Group VI's bid price was $313,843. r Mr. Tom Morgan of PRAD Construction, Inc. presented his company's proposal which is briefly described on the attached outline and made a part of these minutes. PRAD Construction's bid price was $338,557. A question and answer period followed each presentation, with the understanding that each company would provide additional information as needed and the Authority would consider selecting a proposal at the next meeting. No further actions were taken. 99-02-09 Consider proposal from Windsock's Ltd. to operate restaurant at the Aviation Center. At 8:00 p.m., Mr. Jim Clark of Windsock's Ltd. reviewed his company's proposal to operate a restaurant at the Aviation Center. A copy of an overview and a sample menu included in the proposal are attached and made a part of these minutes. ,-." ~ A question and answer period followed the presentation, including an inquiry of Mr. Clark if he and his partners were willing to guarantee the lease on a personal basis. Mr. Clark replied that he was not opposed to doing so, however he would like to review the lease agreement and discuss such anarrangement with his attorney. It was agreed by the members that this item would also be considered at the next meeting. No further actions were taken. 2 99-02-10 Review r~cent action on purchase of new door for Annex Hangar. Chairman Patterson expressed his concem that after inspecting the existing door on the Annex Hangar, he believed that the decision to purchase a new door might have been made in haste. While he agreed that the door was cumbersome and should not be operated in high winds, he felt that if adjusted properly the door could be operated safely by the members of the Confederated Air Force on the short term. This would give the Authority time to establish priorities on other capital spending such as the restaurant. Mr. Good and Ms. Cates both expressed their opinions that even if the door was lubricated and adjusted properly, it still presented a risk to whomever might operate it, and they felt their previous actions should stand. A motion to overtum the Authority's previous action to purchase a new door for the Annex Hangar was made by Chairman Patterson, but died for the lack of a second. No further actions were taken. EXECUTIVE SESSION Hearing no additional items for discussion in either open or Executive Session, Chairman Patterson called for a motion to adjourn. At 8:40 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Good and seconded by Mr. Buffington. The motion passed unanimously. ~~~ Attested by: . ~==- R66ert B. Patterson, Chairman ~ 3 2-29-99 PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY ,.-.,., RECORD OF ATTENDANCE AS OF: February 29, 1999 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 11 100% 6 6 100% Susan M. Cates .. 6 4 67% 2 2 75% Robert B. Patterson 11 11 100% 6 6 100% Catherine M. Nelmes . 2 2 100% 1 1 100% H.E. Buffington 11 10 91% 6 6 94% Note: . New member as of 111199 .. New member as of 816198 ,~ W Members Dates Absent Type David M. Good Susan M. Cates 1017198 Regular 116199 Regular Robert B. Patterson Catherine M. Nelmes H.E. Buffington 11112198 Regular Meeting Dates Type 116199 Regular 2110199 Regular 2124199 Special 314198 Regular 411198 Regular 4120198 Special 4128198 Special 517198 Regular 5121198 Special 613198 Regular 618198 Special 711198 None 815198 Regular 911198 Regular 9117198 Special 1017198 Regular 11112198 Regular 1211198 Regular -. " r Page 1