Staff recommends approval of the Joint Participation Agreement for funding the purchase and installation of a wind cone/wind sock at Leesburg International Airport.
Runway 13/31 has been extended from 5,000’ to 6,300’. At present, there is a lighted wind sock located mid-field and near the end of runway 13. While the ASOS (Automated Weather Service Station) gives the wind velocity and direction, often the wind near the ground is different causing concern to pilots of inbound landing aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration recommends having a lighted wind sock near the end of each primary runway. Therefore, staff proposes to purchase and have installed a lighted wind sock near the end of runway 31. Total cost of the wind sock including fabrication, wiring, and installation is expected to be $15,000.00. Funding for this project will be provided as follows:
FDOT (80%) – $12,000.00
City (20%) – $ 3,000.00
1. Approve the Joint participation Agreement with FDOT to accept funding; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The availability of funding for this project was not anticipated; therefore it was not budgeted in this fiscal year. A budget adjustment will be necessary to amend the airport budget to reflect the grant funds. The City’s contribution is available within the category due to the cost for the runway end clearing project in account 001-1821-542-6310 being lower than anticipated.
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO FUND THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A WIND CONE/WIND SOCK AT THE END OF RUNWAY 31 AT LEESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation whose address is Special Projects Section – MS-4521, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720 for funding the purchase and installation of a wind cone/wind sock for the end of runway 31 at Leesburg International Airport.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 14th day of June, 2010.