AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           September 26, 2011

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing Task Order No. 4 with Hanson Professional Services, Inc. for a Wildlife Hazard Assessment at Leesburg International Airport

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of Task Order No. 4 with Hanson Professional Services, Inc. for a Wildlife Hazard Assessment at Leesburg International Airport.

 

Analysis:

The Federal Aviation Administration 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.  FAA will provide funding for 95% of the cost of the study.  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will provide funding at 2.5% and the City of Leesburg will fund the remaining 2.5%. 

 

The assessment will be conducted by Hanson Professional Services, Inc.  Task Order No. 4 outlines the deliverables associated with the study. Specifically, the study will include the following:

 

  1. Perform an analysis of the events or circumstances that prompted the assessment.
  2. Identification of the wildlife species observed and their numbers, locations, local movements, and daily and seasonal occurrences.
  3. Identification and location of features on and near the airport that attract wildlife.
  4. A description of wildlife hazards to aircraft operations.
  5. Recommended actions for reducing or controlling identified wildlife hazards to airport operations.

 

Options:

1.  Approve Task Order 4 with Hanson Professional Services; or

2.  Any other action that the City Commission may deem appropriate.

 


Fiscal Impact:

Funding is budgeted and available for this project.  The funding breakdown is as follows:

 

Funding Source

Grant Amount

Independent Fee Estimate Costs

Hanson Task Order 4

FAA

$ 115,269.00

$ 3,610.00

$ 111,659.00

FDOT

$     3,033.00

$     95.00

$    2,938.00

City of Leesburg

$     3,034.00

$     95.00

$    2,939.00

TOTAL

$ 121,336.00

$ 3,800.00

$ 117,536.00

 

 

 

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. _031-1821-542-3130__

 

Project No. __310018___________

 

WF No. _____683456___________

 

Budget  _____$121,336__________

 

Available ____$117,536__________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE TASK ORDER NO 4 WITH HANSON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. 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 Task Order No. 4 with Hanson Professional Services, Inc.  whose address is 9015 Town Center Parkway, Suite 105, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 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