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File #: 12-0992    Version: 1 Name: 8/20/12 - MDOT-AERO grant agreement EA #5
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/20/2012 Final action: 8/20/2012
Enactment date: 8/20/2012 Enactment #: R-12-397
Title: Resolution to Approve a Grant Contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for Work Related to the Environmental Assessment Study for the Safety Extension of Runway 6/24 at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport ($42,500.00)
Title
Resolution to Approve a Grant Contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for Work Related to the Environmental Assessment Study for the Safety Extension of Runway 6/24 at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport ($42,500.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to approve a grant contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation-Office of Aeronautics (MDOT-Aero) in the amount of $42,500.00 for the completion of the environmental assessment (EA) study for the extension of runway 6/24 at the airport. This is the last of five grant agreements for this project. The first and second grant agreements were approved by Council in January 2009, the third agreement was approved by Council in March 2010 and the fourth agreement was approved by Council in April 2012. The total of the four EA project grants to date is $354,000.00.

The grant amount of $42,500.00 is comprised of $40,375.00 in federal funds, $1,062.00 in state funds and $1,063.00 in airport matching funds. The airport’s share of this grant is included in the airport’s current operating budget. All funding (local, state and federal) for this project will come from fees paid by users of aviation industry services. The grant is administered by MDOT-Aero and they will make payments directly to the contractor for grant eligible expenses.

In early 2009, City Council authorized the undertaking of the EA to identify potential impacts that may be related to the extension of runway 6/24 at the Ann Arbor Airport. These proposed modifications were depicted on the Airport Layout Plan approved by Council in September 2008. The EA process is a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and MDOT-Aero which regulates aviation activities at the Ann Arbor Airport. This highly regulated process is dictated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and includes a significant public input process.

The bulk of the EA work has been completed, the public he...

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