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 the taxiway and runway lighting project at Leesburg International Airport

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

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.  

 

Analysis:

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.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the JPA with FDOT for the taxiway and runway lighting project

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


 

 

Fiscal Impact

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.

 

 

 

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. ___300005___________

 

WF No. ____ _425467___________

 

Budget  ______$500,000.00 _______

 

Available _____$500,000.00_______


 

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 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.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk