Staff recommends approval of the Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The project to extend runway 13/31 originally included the removal of the jog in Taxiway A. However, at the time construction took place, the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) would not issue a permit for the Taxiway A work because of the need to determine mitigation requirement. SJRWMD has now issued the permit for this area and work to realign the taxiway can move forward.
This portion of the project includes permitting, mitigation, and clearing, filling and grading of the existing wetland area. The attached JPA from FDOT will provide funding for 2.5% of the related costs. The remaining expenses will be paid with grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (95%) and the City of Leesburg (2.5%). The construction for the new segment of Taxiway A will occur at a later date and additional funding will be obtained at that time.
1. Approve Supplemental JPA with FDOT for the Taxiway A Realignment project; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Approval of the Supplemental JPA will result in an increase of funding from FDOT of $10,077 and a corresponding decrease in funding from the City of $10,077. Project budget does not change; however, the City reduces its required grant match by $10,077.
Prepared by: __Charlie Weller_________
Attachments: Yes _X__ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ___X___
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. ________JB________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _031-1821-542-3130__
Project No. ___310018 ________
WF No. _____301479/10________
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A SUPPLEMENTAL JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FUNDING RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WETLAND REMOVAL AND PURCHASE OF MITIGATION CREDITS RELATED TO THE TAXIWAY "A" REALIGNMENT 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 Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation whose address is Special Projects Section MS 4-521, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720 for funding related to the construction of the wetland removal and purchase of mitigation credits related to the Taxiway "A" Realignment 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 26th September, 2011.