Red Bluff
CA

Resolution
30-2018

Resolution Waiving Certain Building Permit Fees for Aircraft Display

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Department:Public WorksSponsors:
Category:Public Hearing

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WHEREAS, the Red Bluff Municipal Airport (Bidwell Field), located at 1740 Airport Blvd, dates back to the 1930’s ; and

 

WHEREAS, the Red Bluff Municipal Airport (Bidwell Field) is a valuable and significant historical landmark in the Red Bluff community; and

 

WHEREAS, the Red Bluff Municipal Airport (Bidwell Field) historically served to train air crews for our National Defense; and

 

WHEREAS, the Red Bluff Municipal Airport (Bidwell Field) provides a significant resource in commerce and public safety to the citizens of Red Bluff and beyond; and

 

WHEREAS, the Tehama County Aviation Association is a non-profit organization of pilots and aviation enthusiasts whose interest is to promote General Aviation at Red Bluff Airport (Bidwell Field); and

 

WHEREAS, the Tehama County Aviation Association has requested the City to waive building permit fees associated with certain Airport projects: and

 

WHEREAS, the City wishes to support the Tehama County Aviation Association and its efforts to maintain and enhance this important piece of local history and resource for its citizens;

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF FINDS, DECLARES AND ACTS AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.              The above recitals are true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

2.              The City Council finds that the requested fee waiver will benefit the City’s health, safety and welfare by preserving this important historical resource for future generations.

 

3.              The City Council hereby grants the building permit fee waiver request submitted by the Tehama County Aviation Association, waiving the fees set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

 

 

 

Meeting History

Dec 18, 2018 6:00 PM Audio City Council Regular Meeting

Robin Kampmann, Public Works Director, provided the staff's recommendation that the City Council:

1. Conduct a public hearing regarding the requested Building Permit Fee Waiver.

2. Adopt proposed Resolution No. 30-2018, waiving certain Building Permit fees for the Aircraft Display project to be located at Red Bluff Municipal Airport.

Mayor Pro Tem Jenkins opened the public hearing at 6:18 p.m.

Ken Johnson, representative of the Tehama County Aviation Association (TCAA), stated that the City used to have the old clock tower and the boat drags to draw people in. That is why the TCAA wants to install the Air Craft Display because it will help to draw people to the Airport. It will be an aesthetic item for the Red Bluff Airport and the City of Red Bluff. The funding will consist of donations from the community and that is why a building fee waiver is being requested.

Councilmember Parker asked when the funds for the project would be expected.

Mr. Johnson stated that fundraising would start in January. They wanted to obtain City support before starting a fundraiser.

Councilmember Parker explained that in order to meet the criteria to waive the fees, the project would need to be completed within 18 months. Would that be a realistic timeline?

Mr. Johnson affirmed that he believed the project will be completed within 18 months.

Scott Miller, Airport Manager, reported that he was approached by the Tehama County Aviation Association (TCAA). He said he looked at the engineering for the foundation and they already have the aircraft in a hangar. They also have the base done and they have the equipment to complete the project in the correct and most aesthetically pleasing manner. This would be a welcome addition to the Red Bluff Airport and he recommended that the fees be waived.

Mayor Pro Tem Jenkins closed the public hearing at 6:23 p.m.

Councilmember Parker asked if prevailing wage would need to be a consideration?

Robin Kampmann, Public Works Director, stated that all work should be volunteer, therefore wages would not be a factor.

Councilmember Eyestone asked why this item was not on the November agenda.

Ms. Kampmann stated that due to the holiday, they could not advertise the public hearing in the news paper on time.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Clay Parker, Council Member
SECONDER:Daniele Eyestone, Council Member
AYES:Amanda Jenkins, Clay Parker, Daniele Eyestone, Kris Deiters
ABSENT:Gary Jones