AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           November 13, 2007

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution approving 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

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends acceptance of the Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT for construction of an extension of the FBO aircraft parking ramp area.

 

Analysis:

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.


 

 

 

Options:

1.  Approve the JPA with FDOT for construction of the extension of the FBO aircraft parking  

     ramp project

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

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 .

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    11/8/2007 11:46 AM____

 

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 ___________________

 

Account No. _031-1821-542-6310__

 

Project No. __300007  __________

 

WF No. _____328022___________

 

Budget  _____$667,965.00 ______

 

Available ____$667,965.00 ______


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

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.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk