Staff recommends approval of the agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Phase II of runway 13/31 for Environmental Permitting and Project Bidding.
Phase II of the Runway 13/31 Extension includes the addition of 1,000 feet of runway on the R-13 end of Runway 13/31, plus the associated Taxiway “A” and a run-up area. Construction of the above areas will impact wet lands, which will require mitigation. As a part of the close-out for their fiscal year, the FAA Orlando ADO office accounts for all unused grant funds from projects around the State and makes every effort to provide those funds to airports with on-going projects. As a result, they are now offering Leesburg International Airport funding of $111,240.00 towards mitigation for the runway 13/31 project. However, in order to receive the funding, the grant agreement must be approved and returned to the Orlando ADO office by June 24, 2008. Therefore, time is of the essence in processing this paperwork
The attached grant for $111,240.00 will be used to determine the amount of impacted wetlands and the mitigation requirements for those wetlands. This grant represents 95% of the cost of this work. The total expenditure will be as follows:
FAA 95% $111,240.00
FDOT 2.5% $ 2,927.37
City 2.5% $ 2,927.37
Total Cost $117,094.74
Staff expects that during FY 2008/09, determination of impacted wet lands will be made and an agreement reached with SJRWMD regarding the mitigation ratio. That will allow the City to secure mitigation credits for the proposed project during FY 2008/2009. Actual construction will most likely begin during FY 2009/2010, based on available funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.
1. Approve the funding agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funding for this project is included in the proposed FY 08/09 Airport budget. The work will not begin until that budget has been approved.
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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 EXPENSES RELATED TO THE WETLAND MITIGATION OF PHASE II OF THE RUNWAY 13/31 EXTENSION 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 Federal Aviation Administration Orlando Airports District Office whose address is 5950 Hazeltine National Drive Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822-5003 for funding for expenses related to the wetland mitigation of Phase II of the runway 13/31 extension project.
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 23rd day of June, 2008.