Staff recommends approval of the Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) with FDOT for funding of the installation of runway and taxiway lighting and signage at Leesburg International Airport.
Records show the last time any upgrade was done to airfield lighting at Leesburg International Airport was 1984. At that time, the wiring was not encased in conduit and the transformers were not placed in cans to reduce damage from insects, moisture, and susceptibility to lighting strikes.
The funding from this Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation will be used to upgrade the lighting on Runway 03/21, Taxiway Kilo, Taxiway Bravo, Taxiway Juliet, and runway signage. Upgrading the lighting and signage will reduce routine maintenance, improve airfield lighting reliability, and improve safety for the flying public. Concurrent with the extension of Runway 13/31, that portion of airport lighting and signage will be updated, using underground weather proof conduit and cans to contain transformers.
The amount of the JPA is $400,000.00. Funding breakdown is as follows:
FDOT $320,000.00 80%
City of Leesburg $ 80,000.00 20%
The entire process of design, bid, and installation is expected to take approximately six months.
1. Approve the JPA with FDOT for the taxiway and runway lighting project
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The total estimated cost for this project including design and construction is $400,000.00. This project was budgeted in the capital improvement plan for FY 06/07. A budget adjustment will be required to move these funds to FY 07/08. The City’s match amount will be paid from Local Option Sales Tax funding.
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. ___300005___________
WF No. ____ _425467___________
Budget ______$500,000.00 _______
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 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE TAXIWAY AND RUNWAY LIGHTING 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 an agreement with the State of Florida Department of Transportation whose address is Special Project Section, MS 4-549, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720, for the taxiway and runway lighting 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 __13th___ day of __November_______ 2007.