AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           July 11, 2011

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution approving a Mitigation Credit Purchase Agreement with Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank, LLC for the Partial Taxiway A Realignment Project at Leesburg International Airport

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the contract for purchase of mitigation credits.

 

Analysis:

The primary runway at Leesburg International Airport (Runway 13/31) was extended from 5,000 feet to 6,300 feet during 2009 and 2010.  Taxiway “A” runs parallel to runway 13/31.  At the intersection of runway 13/31 and runway 03/21 there is a jog in taxiway “A” which is confusing to pilots, especially after dark.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) want the jog removed to prevent the possibility of a runway or taxiway incursion.  Removing the jog and straightening taxiway “A” will impact 2.02 acres of wetlands.  Both the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACOE) have required mitigation for this impact.

 

The attached agreement between the City of Leesburg and Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank, LLC represents the purchase of 1.36 state herbaceous mitigation credits and 1.85 federal freshwater mitigation credits.  The total price is $200,200.00.  This purchase will satisfy the requirements of the SJRWMD and USACOE and allow this work to move forward.  Mitigation and permitting will be completed in FY 2010/2011.  Construction will be completed in FY 2011/2012.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the Mitigation Credit Purchase Agreement; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The City’s share of the mitigation is $5,005.  Grant funding for the balance is available through FDOT and FAA in the following amounts:

 

Funding Source

Amount

FAA (95%)

$ 190,190.00

FDOT (2.5%)

$     5,005.00

City (2.5%)

$     5,005.00 

TOTAL

$ 200,200.00

 

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    7/7/2011 11:30 AM7/6/2011 11:41 AM____

 

Department: ___Airport_____________

Prepared by:  ___Charlie Weller_______                     

Attachments:      Yes __X__   No _____

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X___                      

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. __031-0000-331-42-00__

 

Project No. ____310018_________

 

WF No. _______301479/10______

 

Budget  ________$1,019,866.00___

 

Available ________$536,296.54___


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A MITIGATION CREDIT PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH HAMMOCK LAKE MITIGATION BANK, LLC FOR MITIGATION CREDITS RELATED TO THE PARTIAL REALIGNMENT OF TAXIWAY A PROJECT 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 Mitigation Credit Purchase Agreement with Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank, LLC  whose address is 3715 Northside Parkway, Suite 2-500, Atlanta, GA  30327for the purchase of 1.36 state herbaceous and 1.85 federal freshwater mitigation credits related to the Partial Realignment of Taxiway A project 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 11th day of July 2011.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk