AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

Meeting Date:           September 26, 2011

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for funding for a Wildlife Hazard Assessment at Leesburg International Airport

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

 

Analysis:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requested a Wildlife Hazard Assessment be conducted at Leesburg International Airport because of the location of the airport and the mix of aircraft that use the facility.  Several airports have been asked to conduct these studies because of accidents related to wildlife such as bird strikes and collisions with animals on runways.  The concern behind the assessment is the safety of the flying public.

 

 The Wildlife Hazard Assessment will involve a biologist collecting data over a six month period to identify by quantity the species that are evident in the area of the airport.  The results from this study will be used to draft a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan for Leesburg International Airport.  The anticipated cost of the Assessment is $121,336.00.

 

FAA will provide funding for 95% of the cost of the study.  FDOT will provide funding at 2.5% and the City of Leesburg will fund the remaining 2.5%.  The documentation for the FAA grant was approved by the City Commission on September 12, 2011.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the JPA with FDOT for funding the Wildlife Hazard Assessment; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact:

Funding for this project is included in the Fiscal Year 2010/11 budget.  However, the FAA grant was not anticipated so a budget adjustment will be necessary for that additional funding. The funding breakdown is as follows:

 

Funding Source

Grant Amount

FAA

$115,269.00

FDOT

$    3,033.00

City of Leesburg

$    3,034.00

TOTAL

$121,336.00

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    9/22/2011 10:02 PM____

 

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. _________JB_______                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. __031-0000-334-4200 _

 

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 FOR FUNDING FOR A WILDLIFE HAZARD ASSESSMENT 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 4-521, ATTN:  Ms. Holly Lopenski, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720, for funding for a Wildlife Hazard Assessment 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 26th day of September, 2011.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk