AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           September 8, 2008

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing approval of a Grant Agreement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Runway 13/31 Extension Project at Leesburg International Airport

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the Grant Agreement with the FAA.

 

Analysis:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved funding in the amount of $968,872.00 for Phases II and III of the runway 13/31 extension project.  Phases II and III will consist of the following:

  1. 1,000 foot extension of R-13/31 on the runway 31 end.
  2. Associated parallel extension of Taxiway Alpha (“A”), beginning at the intersection of runway 03/21 and 13/31. This section of the taxiway violates the set back rule for the installation of a precision Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 31.
  3. A large run-up area (where pilots conduct flight checks before departure).
  4. An overrun safety area that will be 500 feet wide x 200 feet long.

 

This grant is earmarked to cover the cost to mitigate approximately 12.94 acres of wetland to construct this project.  A Joint Participation Agreement from FDOT for their matching funds amount will be brought before the Commission at a future meeting.  Additional grant monies will also be forthcoming for construction.

 

Staff estimates that wetland mitigation will occur during the first half of FY 2008-09 with construction beginning during the last half of FY 2008-09.  When completed, the primary runway length will be 6,300 feet.

 

 

 

 

Options:

1.  Approval of the Grant Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

 

Funding for Phases II and III of the Runway 13/31 Extension Project are included in the FY 2008-09 Airport budget as part of the Capital Projects Fund.  The cost breakdown for this grant agreement is as follows:

 

Funding Source

Amount

FAA (95%)

$   968,872.00

FDOT (2.5%)

$     25,496.63

City (2.5%)

$     25,496.60

TOTAL

$1,019,496.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    9/4/2008 4:46 PM____

 

Department: __Airport_______________

Prepared by:  __Charlie Weller______                      

Attachments:        Yes __X__   No ____

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. _______EFS________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _031-1821-542-3130__

 

Project No. __310018 ___________

 

WF No. _____301479/3_________

 

Budget  _____$25,496.63_________

 

Available __  _$25,496.63_____ ___


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORINZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FOR FUNDING RELATED TO WETLAND MITIGATION FOR PHASES II AND III 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 a Grant Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration whose address is FAA-Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822-5003, for grant funding related to Wetland Mitigation for Phases II and III 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 8th day of September, 2008.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk