AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           June 14, 2010

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing a Joint Participation Agreement between with the Florida Department of Transportation for the purchase and installation of a Wind Cone/Wind Sock at Leesburg International Airport

 

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the Joint Participation Agreement for funding the purchase and installation of a wind cone/wind sock at Leesburg International Airport.

 

Analysis:

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 

 

Options:

1.  Approve the Joint participation Agreement with FDOT to accept funding; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

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.

 

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    6/9/2010 2:07 PM____

 

Department: ____Airport_____________

Prepared by:  ___Charlie Weller________                     

Attachments:         Yes _X___   No _____

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X____                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. ________JB________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. __001-1821-542-6410_

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

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.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk