Staff recommends approval of the agreement with Saulnier Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Signal Connections.
The Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) at Leesburg International Airport is a navigational aid, and is also used when pilots make non-precision instrument approaches to land on Runway – 31 during periods of inclement weather. It is critical that the NDB be properly maintained and licensed annually. If the NDB fails, notification to the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta, Georgia is required, and a NOTAM (Notice to Airman) is issued to alert pilots.
This contract represents the sixth year the City has engaged Saulnier Enterprises, Inc. to maintain and license the NDB. Mr. Saulnier maintains the proper amount of insurance, is licensed by the FCC to perform this type of work, and is responsive to the airport’s needs.
The effective date of this contract is October 1, 2008, expiring on September 30, 2009. The annual contract amount of $4,200.00 has remained unchanged for the last four years.
1. Approve the agreement with Saulnier Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Signal Connections; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The cost associated with the standard service and repairs section in this contract is $4,200.00 annually. These funds are included in the airport budget for FY 08/09.
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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 SAULNIER ENTERPRISES D/B/A SIGNAL CONNECTIONS TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE NON-DIRECTIONAL BEACON 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 Saulnier Enterprises D/B/A Signal Connections whose address is 10760 SE Jupiter Narrows, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455, for maintenance and repair of the non-directional beacon 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 10th day of November 2008.