M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/11/2018 - Ordinance Nos. 23507-12-2018 & 23508-12-20180, & Resolution No. 5007-12-2018

DATE: 12/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28973 LOG NAME: 55FTW MIDFIELD REDEVELOPMENT GRNT INCR
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Authorize Application for and Acceptance of, if Awarded, a Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation in an Amount Up to $373,509.00 for Additional Scope to the Construction of the Midfield Redevelopment Project at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, Authorize Use of Mineral Lease Revenue and Transfer of Funds for the City's Grant Match in an Amount Up to $41,501.00, Adopt Appropriation Ordinances, and Adopt Resolution Providing for Same (COUNCIL DISTRICT 2)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Authorize the application for and acceptance of, if awarded, grants from the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, in an amount up to $373,509.00 for additional scope to the construction of the Midfield Redevelopment Project at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport;

2. Authorize the use of revenue derived from mineral leases on City-owned airports and a transfer of funds from the Aviation Gas Lease Capital Project Fund to the Muni Airport Grants Federal Fund in an amount up to $41,501.00 for the City's 10 percent grants match;

3. Adopt the attached appropriation ordinances increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Aviation Gas Lease Capital Project Fund in the amount up to $41,501.00 and in the Muni Airport Grants Federal Fund in an amount up to $415,010.00, subject to receipt of grants; and

4. Adopt the attached resolution, as required by the Texas Department of Transportation, providing that an amount up to $41,501.00 in available gas well revenue funds will be available as match for additional costs to the construction of the Midfield Redevelopment Project at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary contracts associated with this project with the Texas Department of Transportation.

 
DISCUSSION:

On February 17, 2015, (M&C G-18420) the City Council adopted Resolution No. 4411-02-2015 supporting the closure and redevelopment of Runway 9/27 at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (Airport).

On May 1, 2018, (M&C C-28674) the City Council adopted Resolution No. 4932-05-2018 supporting the design and construction of the Midfield Redevelopment Project (Project). The Project will remove the closed Runway 9/27 and its associated taxiways, so as to redevelop the area in accordance with the Airport's Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan.

Preliminary design plans did not include a perimeter road in the Project's original scope of work. Over the course of the Project's Design Phase, a new taxiway layout was developed that would maximize usable space for hangar development. It was recognized that a perimeter road would improve the safety of this new development and was incorporated into the Project's design package. The addition of a perimeter road would reduce vehicle traffic accessing the airport's taxiway system which is positively controlled by Air Traffic Control. Though the remainder of the Project came in below original estimates, the section of added perimeter road increased the City's Sponsor Share by $41,501.00.

Indirect costs are not eligible for reimbursement.

Project expenses and revenues are summarized in the following table:

Design Phase$    385,200.00
Construction Phase$ 9,026,300.00
Project Total$ 9,411,500.00

Upon approval of this M&C, all sources of funding will be summarized in the table below:

FundAmount
Aviation Gas Lease Capital Project Fund$    941,150.00
TxDOT Grant Funds$ 8,470,350.00
Project Total$ 9,411,500.00

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: Texas Department of Transportation.

Fort Worth Meacham International Airport is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 2.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, receipt of grant award and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the current budget, as appropriated, of the Aviation Gas Lease Capital Project Fund and the Muni Airport Grants Federal Fund. This is a reimbursement grant.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Bill Welstead (5402)
Additional Information Contact:
Dakota Shaw (5407)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  55FTW MIDFIELD REDEVELOPMENT GRNT INCR53002AO19Revised.docx
  55FTW MIDFIELD REDEVELOPMENT GRNT INCR55004AO19Revised.docx
  MC Map.pdf
  TxDOT Resolution - Grant Increase.doc