Staff recommends acceptance of the Grant Agreement from the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $3,835,397.00.
At the June 8, 2009 meeting, the Commission authorized the City Manager to sign the FAA Grant Agreement for the Extension of Runway 31 and partial parallel Taxiway “A”. This authorization was given due to the time constraints placed on the City as a result of this Grant Agreement being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Agreement has now been fully executed and must be accepted by the City Commission.
The amount of the grant is $3,835,397.00. This figure was determined after final costs including the construction bid were submitted to the FAA. The final costs were lower than the original estimates for this portion of the project. Please note that this grant is fully funded so it does not require matching funds from the City.
This grant will be used for the following:
1. Mitigate 10.86 acres of wetland.
2. Construct 1,000’ extension at the east end of Runway 13/31.
3. Construct 1,000’ of associated parallel Taxiway “A”.
4. Construct a large run up area for departing aircraft.
5. Construct a 200’ x 500’ over run safety area.
1. Accept the Grant Agreement from the FAA; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
This project is included in the Airport budget and Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal year 08/09. Funding of $3,720,370 is budgeted; due to additional FAA funding a budget adjustment of $1,134,893 will be necessary to increase the current project budget.
Prepared by: ____Charlie Weller_______
Attachments: Yes __X__ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. _JB_______________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _031-0000-331-42-00_
Project No. __310018 __________
WF No. ______301479/8_________
Budget __ __$3,720,370__________
Available __ $3,589,954____________
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO ACCEPT A GRANT AGREEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO FUND THE EXTENSION OF RUNWAY 31 AND PARTIAL PARALLEL TAXIWAY "A" AT LEESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND TO PURCHASE MITIGATION CREDITS FROM THE HAMMOCK LAKE MITIGATION BANK FOR THIS PROJECT; 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 accept a Grant Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for funding of the extension of Runway 31 and partial parallel Taxiway "A" at Leesburg International Airport and the purchase of mitigation credits from the Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank
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 _22nd_ day of June, 2009