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Item No:                    4.C.5.

 

Meeting Date:           June 10, 2013

 

From:                          Doug Drymon, Deputy City Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing execution of an FDOT Joint Participation Agreement (FDOT FM NO. 433950-1-94-01), for the purpose of securing State funding to be used in clearing obstructions from the approaches to Runway 03 and Runway 31 at Leesburg International Airport.

 

 


Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) NO. 433950-1-94-01. 

 

 

Analysis:

Approach standards for Runways 03 and 31 require that the Approach Slopes for both Runways be kept clear of all natural and man-made objects in order to maintain a minimum 20:1 slope ratio. Based on the latest Airport Inspection completed by personnel from the FDOT Aviation Operations Office, the slope ratios were determined to be 0:1 due to vegetation growing in the Approach areas. In addition, pilots have reported extreme difficulty observing approaching aircraft from the Taxiway Alpha and Kilo hold short bars while preparing for departure as a result of vegetation obstructing their view. Lastly, the Air Traffic Control Tower staff has pointed out to Airport Management that their view to the east run-up area off Taxiway Alpha is obscured by vegetation. To adequately provide for the minimum approach slopes and to remove any visual obstructions of approaching aircraft or aircraft operating in the east Taxiway Alpha run-up area, specific identified areas will need to have existing vegetation cleared or lowered below the affected glide slopes (to ground level in some instances).

 

The proposed project includes clearing, topping or lowering all vegetation that is necessary to maintain the appropriate Approach Slopes and Runway Safety Areas, and all vegetation that obstructs pilot’s views of both Runway ends. The project will also include re-opening a line-of-sight from the ATCT to the east run-up area off Taxiway Alpha.  The work will consist of mulching or topping the upper portions of the vegetation with no removal of the vegetation root system anticipated due to Water Management District permitting restrictions.

 

 

Options:

1. Approve the resolution authorizing execution of the JPA; or

2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

 

Fiscal Impact

The anticipated cost of this project is $27,800.00. Sufficient funds are available in the Airport’s current Repair & Maintenance/Non-Buildings account (001-1821-542.46-25) to provide the City’s required match. The project funding breakdown is as follows:

 

· $22,240.00 - FDOT (80%)

· $5,560.00 - City of Leesburg (20%)

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    6/5/2013 5:13 PM____

 

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                      

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. _BLM,___WVS_________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ____D.D.___________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _001-0000-334-4200__

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________

 


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

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 80% OF THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH A PROJECT TO CLEAR OBSTRUCTIONS FROM THE APPROACHES TO RUNWAY 03 AND 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 524, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720, for State funding in the amount of $22,240.00 to be applied toward an obstruction clearing 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 10th day of June 2013.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk