August 28 2003 City Council Minutes
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
AUGUST 28, 2003, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Suzanne Allen
Council Member Larry Gardner
Council Member Sharon Isom (telephonically)
Council Member Bob Whatcott (telephonically)
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Gay Cragun
Council Member Rod Orton
City Manager Gary Esplin
Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all present.
Approval and authorize execution of FAA Grant 3-49-0060-04 and Associated State Agency Agreement for the Replacement Airport Environmental Impact Statement.
Mayor McArthur explained that this grant is the second FAA grant issued for preparation of the replacement airport EIS, allocating an additional $675,000
of federal discretionary money to this project. Combined with the previously executed $500,000 grant, there is currently $1,175,000 in federal funds committed to the EIS. Our local match of approximately 9% is being funded by Passenger Facility Charge revenue. Staff recommends approval.
A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve and authorize execution of the grant. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.
Approval and authorize execution of FAA Grant 3-49-0030-17 and Associated State Agency Agreement for the Acquisition of an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Vehicle.
Mayor McArthur explained that current FAA regulations require the presence and staffing of an ARFF vehicle at airports with regular commercial airline service using aircraft with 31 seats or more. Because Skywest?s Brazilias have 30 seats, we are currently not required to comply with federal ARFF requirements. However, the FAA is poised to implement new airport certification regulations that will require the provision of ARFF equipment and service for airports serving commercial airlines using aircraft with 10 or more seats.
Although the ARFF vehicle is expected to cost $600,000, this FAA grant is being issued for our full FY 2003 entitlement amount of $1,000,000. Our remaining entitlement funds will be rolled over to combine with our $1,000,000 FY 2004 entitlement. Our 9% local match for the acquisition of this vehicle is coming from the Passenger Facility Charge funds already in hand and approved by the FAA for this project. The FAA has also approved our use of existing PFC funds for the modification or construction of a building to house the ARFF vehicle. Staff recommends approval.
A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve and authorize execution of this grant. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.
A motion to adjourn was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.
Gay Cragun, City Recorder