OKLAHOMA AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018, AT 10 AM
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FIRST FLOOR COMMISSION ROOM
200 NE 21ST STREET
OKLAHOMA CITY OK
1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETING ACT, filing of meeting notice, and posting of the agenda — Chairman David Conway and Sandra Shelton, Public & Government Affairs Liaison
2. CALL TO ORDER AND RECORDING OF MEMBERS PRESENT AND ABSENT —Chairman David Conway and Jane Mitchell, Chief Operations Officer
3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING FROM AUGUST 9, 2018 and September 11, 2018 — Chairman David Conway
4. INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW ASSISTANT OPERATIONS OFFICER—Director Victor Bird
The Commission will be introduced to Courtney Finney, the agency’s new Assistant Operations Officer.
5. DIRECTOR’S REPORT— Victor Bird
A. Sustaining Military Readiness Conference, St. Louis, August 13-14
B. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma UAS Demonstration, Durant, August 15
C. Stillwater Regional Airport Celebrated 100,000 passengers and Gary Johnson’s retirement reception, September 21
D. National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Convention, Oklahoma City, September 23-26
6. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE AVIATION OFFICIALS ANNUAL DUES — Victor Bird
The Commission will consider approving $11,500 for annual membership dues into the National Association for State Aviation Officials (NASAO) for Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019.
7. 2019 LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES —Victor Bird, Sandra Shelton
Commissioners will consider the following legislative initiatives for the 2019 Legislative Session.
A. Repealing the $4.5 million cap on Aircraft Excise Tax Revenue
B. Review and potential revision of exemptions to the Aircraft Excise Tax
C. Ensuring aviation safety
D. Immunity for tort claims for airport sponsors
E. Repealing CADSQ and OAI legislation
8. FINANCIAL REPORT— Jane Mitchell
The Commission will be briefed on the current budget figures for FY 2019.
9. APPROVAL TO PROCEED WITH REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR OKLAHOMA AIRPORT SYSTEM PLAN UPDATE— Dale Williams, Deputy Director- Airports
The last, formal update of the Oklahoma Airport System Plan (OASP) was conducted in 1999. This document provides the cornerstone for the Commission’s planning, programming, and airport development related activities and allows the state’s system of publicly owned airports to best meet the needs of commerce and communities throughout Oklahoma. Although it has been a great resource, it is time to conduct a complete update of the OASP to identify each airports role within the system. The Commission will consider authorizing staff to move forward with the FAA consultant selection process and developing a statement of work with an estimate of costs for the FY 2019 FAA grant cycle.
10. FIVE-YEAR AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM— Dale Williams
The Commission will consider adding a project to the Commission’s Five-year Airport Construction Program for Stillwater Regional Airport. The proposed project is to support the award of a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant for commercial air service at Stillwater. The total project cost is $4,258,600 and will be funded with $447,000 USDOT SCASDP grant, $36,000 state grant, and $3,775,600 sponsor matching funds.
11. AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM - Dale Williams
A. The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Airport Construction Program at Fairview Municipal Airport. The project consists constructing the south portion of the parallel taxiway system serving runway 17/35. Based on bids, the total project cost is $1,183,137 and will be funded with $945,794 of federal grant funds, $178,188 of state grant funds, and $59,157 sponsor matching funds. The Commission is providing half the sponsor’s required federal matching funds and supplemental state grant funds in order to fully fund the project.
B. The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Airport Construction Program at Stillwater Regional Airport (City). The funding will be used to assist in the marketing efforts to address the air service needs of the community. Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) agreement with the City, the project costs are arising from revenue guarantees, marketing, and professional monitoring to recruit, initiate and support new air service. DOT will fund $447,000 federal funds, $410,600 City In-Kind Contribution, $3,365,000 City funds. The state is providing $36,000 to support the marketing portion of the project.
C. The Commission will consider approving a state grant for a project that is currently identified in the Commission’s approved Airport Construction Program at Wiley Post Airport. The project consists of installing new LED taxiway lights on taxiway A5 and A8. Based on bids, the total project cost is $371,413 and will be funded with $334,271 FAA grant funds, $18,571 state grant funds, and $18,571 Sponsor matching funds. The Commission is providing half the Sponsor’s required federal matching funds.
- The Commission will consider granting its approval to allow staff to move forward in accordance with Title 3, Section 85 of Oklahoma State Statutes and act as agent for the Cities listed below for the development of Preliminary Engineering Reports (PER), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, and accepting a FAA Grant Offer. The approval is contingent upon on FAA making a Grant Offer. The estimated cost of the project is $300,000 and will be funded with $270,000 of federal grant funds and $30,000 of state matching funds.
PER – Fairview Municipal Airport
PER – South Grand Lake Regional Airport
PER – Watonga Municipal Airport
NEPA – Blackwell Tonkawa Municipal Airport
12. TINKER THE PRIMES AND OML 2018 — Sandra Shelton
Commission will receive a brief recap on OAC’s participation at Tinker and the Primes held at the Reed Center and the Oklahoma Municipal League Conference held at the Cox Center, both in Oklahoma City in 2018.
13. APPROVAL TO PARTNER WITH OKLAHOMA AIRPORT OPERATORS ASSOCIATION FOR THE WOMEN IN AVIATION & AEROSPACE DAY BRUNCH — Sandra Shelton
The Commission will consider approving a partnership $750 with the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association to sponsor a brunch event celebrating past and present women in aviation and aerospace, December 9, at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City.
14. REVIEW OF UPCOMING AVIATION AND AEROSPACE EVENTS — Sandra Shelton
Commissioners will be briefed on upcoming events through the state.
15. CONCLUDING REMARKS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS — Victor Bird and Commissioners
16. ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING — Chairman David Conway
The Commission will announce the date, time and place for the next Commission meeting.
17. NEW BUSINESS (“any matter not known about or which could not be reasonably foreseen 24 hours before the meeting”)