Staff recommends acceptance of the Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT for construction of an extension of the FBO aircraft parking ramp area.
During peak periods, the existing FBO aircraft parking ramp area is insufficient to accommodate transit aircraft parking at Leesburg International Airport The parking ramp area t is especially inadequate when two or more large jet aircraft need to park on the ramp at the same time. Growth of corporate traffic has increased significantly during the last six to seven years. Therefore, additional ramp space is needed.
The attached Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) issued by the Florida Department of Transportation will provide 80% of the funding up to $670,000.00 to build 62,000 square feet of concrete ramp area. Structurally, the new ramp will support the weight of a Gulfstream V, which is 90,500 lbs. (maximum take off weight). Concrete has a life expectancy between 30 and 40 years whereas asphalt has a life expectancy of only 20 years. Additionally, asphalt requires a surface treatment every ten (10) years costing $7.00 - $8.00/square feet, using today's prices. The cost to build the ramp extension will be $667,965.00.
Funding breakdown will be as follows:
FDOT $534,372.00 80%
City of Leesburg $133,593.00 20%
Building the ramp will take approximately 3 ½ months after the Notice to Proceed is issued.
1. Approve the JPA with FDOT for construction of the extension of the FBO aircraft parking
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funding for this project was budgeted in FY 06/07. A budget amendment will be required to roll those funds into FY 07/08. The City’s match portion will be funded by the Local Option Sales Tax .
Prepared by: __Charlie Weller_________
Attachments: Yes _X__ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ___X_
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _031-1821-542-6310__
Project No. __300007 __________
WF No. _____328022___________
Budget _____$667,965.00 ______
Available ____$667,965.00 ______
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 CONSTRUCTION OF AN EXTENSION TO THE FBO AIRCRAFT PARKING RAMP 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 State of Florida Department of Transportation whose address is Special Projects Section, MS 4-549, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720 for construction of an extension to the FBO aircraft parking apron 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 _13th____ day of _November ____ 2007.