Sharon Grove McCamy, Vice Chair, Lee District
August 19, 2002
Board of Supervisors
Person Making Request
Anthony I. Hooper, Assistant County
Staff Lead & Department
A Resolution to Award Contract for Airport Improvements
For a number of years, the County has worked in partnership with the
Federal and State governments to improve the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport.
During this process, master plans were developed, environmental
reviews completed, and property acquired in order to improve the airport
in accordance with the standards of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The improvements will reconstruct and extend the existing runway
14-32, parallel taxiway, provide for new lighting and navigation aids,
provide for the installation of a perimeter fence and improve apron and
tie down areas.
The contract is divided into two phases in order to correspond with the
commitment of Federal and State funds.
It is expected that the first phase will be completed within 6
months of commencing work. The
second phase will commence no later than July 1, 2003, once Federal and
State funds are committed. The
work is scheduled in a manner to allow the airport to be open, on a
restricted basis, during the improvement period.
At times during the runway reconstruction work, the length of the
runway will be shortened and activities limited to daylight hours.
A quality assurance and quality control procedure is provided in
Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors
adoption of the attached resolution.
Financial Impacts Analysis
The project is
funded by 90% Federal, 8% State and 2% local funds.
The Airport Fund has sufficient funds to provide the local match. The
State portion of the project will be committed at the August 2002 meeting
of the Department of Aviation. The
budget for Phase One is $3,900,000, which includes funding for
construction management. Ten
bids were received and the apparent low bid is within the budget for Phase
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