AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           September 11, 2006

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing execution of a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for the design and engineering of the Runway 13/31 Extension Project

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for the design and engineering of the Runway 13/31 Extension Project.

 

Analysis:

Runway 13/31 at Leesburg Regional Airport is currently 5,000 feet long.  Some aircraft find that when departing during periods of high temperature they cannot take as much fuel on board due to the short length of the main runway (R-13/31).  In addition, the present runway length leaves little or no safety margin in the event of a power failure and/or mechanical failure.  It is proposed to lengthen Runway 13/31 by a total of 1,300 feet.  The west end (R-13) will be extended by 300 feet.  The east end (R-31) will be extended by 1,000 feet.  

 

The attached grant agreement from the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $675,435.00 (Federal Share) will be used for Phase I of the Runway 13/31 extension project.  Phase I includes engineering and design.  Total Cost of the design portion of the project will be $710,984.22.

 

Phase II will consist of the actual construction of the 1,000 foot extension on the R-31 end.  Construction of this phase will occur in FY 2006/2007.  Phase III will encompass construction of the 300 foot extension on the R-13 end and will be done in FY 2007/08.   Additional grant funds will be available for Phase II and Phase III.

 

Options:

1.  Approval of the grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


 

Fiscal Impact

This project is budgeted in fiscal year 2006/2007 for $6,257,640.00.  No funds will be expended until after the budget has been approved.

 

Funding Source

Budgeted Amount

FAA – 95%

$674,500.00

FDOT – 2.5%

$  17,750.00

City of Leesburg – 2.5%

$  17,750.00

Total

$710,000.00

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    9/6/2006 4:40 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. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ________RS___________

 

Account No. __031-1821-542-3130__

 

Project No. ___310018___________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  __  ___$6,257,640.00______

 

Available _____$6,257,640.00  ____


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDING FOR THE ENGINEERING AND DESIGN OF THE RUNWAY 13/31 EXTENSION PROJECT AT THE LEESBURG REGIONAL 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 an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration whose address is Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822-5003, for funding of the engineering and design of the Runway 13/31 extension project at the Leesburg Regional 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 September, 2006.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk