AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           May 26, 2009

 

From:                          Charlie Weller, Airport Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing a Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT for funding for a Security Project at Leesburg International Airport

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the Joint Participation Agreement for funding for a security project at Leesburg International Airport, which does not require a city match.

 

Analysis:

Approximately five years ago, a security system was installed at Leesburg International Airport.  That project included a badge system with photo identification, electric gates that require badge or transponder for entry and three security cameras to monitor certain areas on the airport.  This work was done using fully funded grant dollars ($400,000.00) from FDOT.  There have not been any thefts at the airport since the system was installed.  Prior to its installation, a theft involving expensive items occurred approximately every two months. 

 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a department of Homeland Security, was involved in the design and implementation of the existing security system.  TSA is now proposing new restrictions on General Aviation (GA) airports and general aviation aircraft with a gross takeoff weight equal to or greater than 12,500 pounds (Exhibit No. 1).  The proposed regulation will reduce the susceptibility of large GA aircraft misuse by individuals wishing to harm the United States and its citizens. The proposed regulation (copy of exhibit 1 & 2 attached) has been published in the Federal Register and is open for public comment.  The Florida Airports Council opposes the regulation via Resolution #09-01(Exhibit No. 2). However, it is the consensus among the aviation community that the Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by TSA will become law.

 

When the proposed restrictions become law, Leesburg International Airport will be required to add additional security measures.  City staff has procured a fully funded Joint Participation Agreement from the Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $200,000.00 to implement the additional security measures that TSA will require.  The security measures that will be included in this project are as follows:

 

  1. Install four electric push button locks on four personnel gates.
  2. Controlled exit/entry to lobby of FBO (new sliding door operated by receptionists).
  3. Install stationary cameras on electric gates numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  4. Install two RPZ cameras (directional cameras) in the vicinity of the T-Hangars and Corporate Block Hangars.
  5. Install one RPZ camera focused on Taxiway “B”. 

 

Options:

1.  Approve the Joint Participation Agreement; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The total amount of the JPA for the Security Project is $200,000.00.  The availability of funding for this project was not anticipated; therefore it was not budgeted in this fiscal year, a budget adjustment will be necessary to amend the airport budget to reflect the grant funds.  The JPA is fully funded; matching funds from the City are not required. 

 

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    5/20/2009 4:46 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. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _031-0000-331-4200___

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

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 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FUNDING FOR A SECURITY 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 Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation whose address is Special Project Section - MS 4-549, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720, for funding for a security project to include the installation of security cameras and pedestrian gate locks 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 _May___ 2009.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk