Accomplishments

2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS


W & H Pacific is in the process of concluding the FAA mandated Wildlife Management Plan for the FAA and Airport staff review. To-date $59,299 of the $59,904 contract has been completed. Funding sources:

90% FAA = $53,914       10% Airport = $5,990

Entered into a contract with JUB Engineers to design and bid out new security fencing on the west side of the airport at a cost of $59,290. The fencing will remove the WW Gun Club & the WW Drag Strip from the Airport Operations Area and will eliminate TSA security issues. Funding sources:

90% FAA = $53,361       10% Airport $5,929

Entered into a contract with DOH Associates to design and bid out a one-way revolving door system in the terminal building at a cost of $23,560. The revolving door will eliminate security breaches onto the SIDA Commercial Ramp. Opp & Seibold was the low bidder at a cost of $123,000 plus sales tax. Anticipated start date is December 16, 2014. To-date DOH Associates costs are $12,425 and $37,760 for Opp & Seibold. Funding sources:

90% FAA = $141,535       10% Airport $15,726

In 2012 the Port applied for and received a Small Community Air Service Development Grant for $250,000. Port contributed $50,000 for the cost-share. Grant was used for a 2-year strategic marketing and advertising campaign which ends at the end of 2014 to promote increased utilization of the Walla Walla Regional Airport. Funding sources: $250,000 from the USDOT and $50,000 Port Contribution. To-date the Port has expended $281,261 with grant reimbursement of $233,606.

Entered into an agreement with Walla Walla County Public Works to chip seal Lockheed, Stinson, A & G Streets at a cost of $68,669.

Airport Maintenance staff seal-coated a portion of the north general aviation ramp at a cost of $25,000.

Re-roof the modular Blaze King office building located at 146 A Street via a contract awarded to S & K Mountain Construction at a cost of $10,707. Yearly lease revenue for the full complex is $62,820.

Completed installation of cabinetry in building 202 located at 175 E. Aeronca Ave. in the amount of $37,000. Final, overall expenses for the building repair due to the sprinkler flood damage was $237,377 and $14,772 in legal fees.

Reached an insurance settlement in the amount of $185,038 on the sprinkler flood damage to building 202 located at 175 E. Aeronca (Cavu Cellars). Cavu’s insurance paid an additional $12,604 for total reimbursement of $197,642.

Installed (2) new, colored concrete walkways on Terminal Loop Road leading into the terminal entryway via a contract awarded to Single Man Construction at a cost of $25,533 including tax.

Entered into agreements with Singleman Construction, Tektoniks and Hellberg Overhead Doors to construct concrete footings, remove asbestos boiler, install overhead door and install gutters in building located at 860 C Street at a cost of $18,000. Five Star Cellars leased with yearly lease revenue of $10,332.

Paid a sales tax deferral in the amount of $21,750 to Department of Revenue on the Wine Incubator building located at 600 Piper Avenue due to not having the facility leased in a timely fashion.

Installation of new trolleys on the east side doors of Allan Gillespie’s Shelter Hangar at a cost of $15,000. Cost includes a set of refurbished trolleys to begin the next door. Trolleys built new and refurbished by Don Dawes. Airport maintenance personnel installed.

Airport Maintenance staff remodeled (drywall, doorway, electrical and ceiling) the front office portion of Buty Winery building located at 315 E. Curtis at a cost of $7,002.

Airport Maintenance staff & contractor repaired water damage (new drywall, lights, steps) in the former WWU office building located at 192 W. Boeing at a cost of $7,000.

Airport hosts quarterly pilot meetings. Local pilots attend to stay connected with airport issues/projects and opportunity to meet with commissioners.

Airport successfully passed its annual FAA Part 139 inspection. Close-out items included removal of unneeded paint markings, installation of vehicle roadway signs, new wind cone and taxiway edge reflectors at a cost of $16,000.

Airport permanently closed Runway 16/34 and Taxiway G due to deteriating conditions and no FAA dollars for the surfaces. Airport Maintenance staff removed markings, signs and painted closure “X”’s at a cost of $10,000.  

Entered into a lease agreement with Five Star Cellars for building located at 860 C Street. First year lease revenue is $10,332.

Entered into a lease agreement with DW Distillers for building located at 360 B Street. Revenue for first 3-years is $6,372. Projected tenant improvement costs are $32,000.

Entered into a lease agreement with Shaw Estates Wines for building located at 202 A Street upon Shaw Estates successful bid for this building. First year lease revenue is $9,600.

Entered into a 2-year land lease agreement with Chillville, LLC for 3.46 acres of land located at 675 Lockheed Avenue. Chillville developed the leased premises for “Glamping” in travel trailers. First year lease revenue is $20,072. 

Entered into a 4 ½ year lease agreement with Ragged Irregulars Aviation for building located at 192 W. Boeing. New flight school & FBO schedule to open the summer of 2015. Lease revenue over the first 4.5 years is $14,100. Projected tenant improvement costs are $13,500.

Entered into a new lease agreement with Life Flight Networks for the hangar located at 160 E. Lear Avenue. First year lease revenue is $18,696.

Entered into a new lease agreement with Reiff Manufacturing for new construction building located at 665 B Street. First year lease revenue is $9,612.

Entered into a 3-year lease agreement with Bontzu Cellars for building located at 1460 F Street. First year lease revenue is $18,000.

Entered into a new 50-year land lease with Ron Coleman (Fire House, LLC) for a 8,000 square foot building located on A Street. Airport Maintenance staff brought water and sewer onto the leased premises. First year lease revenue is $4,675.

Entered into a new 50-year land lease with Sean Boyd (BTB, LLC) for a 8,000 square foot building located on Boeing Avenue. Airport Maintenance staff brought water and sewer onto the leased premises. First year lease revenue is $8,693.

Commissioned artist Koryn Rolstad installed the “Illuminated Gateway Arbors” sculptures on the industrial park entry and the terminal aviation entry. The Washington State Arts Commission owns the art work and had approximately $140,000 available dollars from the state funded construction project at the Walla Walla Penitentiary which allocated ½ of 1% of construction dollars to public art. The Airport participated with $2,000 in electrical costs and $2,500 in removal of shrubbery and grading.  

 

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