AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           January 26, 2009

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing an agreement with Saulnier Enterprises DBA Signal Connections for maintenance and repair of the non-directional beacon at Leesburg International Airport

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the agreement with Saulnier Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Signal Connections.

 

Analysis:

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 Airmen) 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 FC 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.

 

At the request of the Commission, the Airport Advisory Board held a discussion regarding the need for the airport to keep the NDB at their January 14, 2009 meeting.  The recommendation of the AAB was for the City to continue maintaining the NDB.  A copy of the draft minutes from that portion of the meeting is included with this memo.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the agreement with Saulnier Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Signal Connections; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Impact

 

The cost associated with the standard service and repairs section in this contract is $4,200.00 annually.  There is $5,000 included and available in the airport budget for FY 08/09.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    1/21/2009 4:23 PM____

 

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. ___________JB_____                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ______EFS__________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _001-1821-542-4630___

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______$5,000.00_________

 

Available _____$5,000.00 ________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH SALUNIER ENTERPRISES, INC D/B/A SIGNAL CONNECTIONS TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE NON-DIRECTIONAL BEACON AT LEESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; AND PROVIDNG 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, Inc. 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 __26th___ day of __January_______ 2009.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk