Accomplishments

2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS


Proceeded with the 3rd phase of the GA aviation ramp rehabilitation project at a cost of $4,135,492. Engineering services awarded to JUB Engineers and construction contract awarded to Granite Construction. Project underway this Fall with the placement of new asphalt scheduled for spring of 2013.
W & H Pacific begins 2-year process for the FAA mandated Wildlife Assessment and Plan. Contract of $59,904 with 90/10 AIP split with FAA.
Air Coalition held a meeting with Alaska Air officials in Seattle on April 5. Discussed the reduced summer flight schedule and efforts to improve passenger counts.
In an effort to maintain commercial air service and help Alaska Air with breakeven/profitability in the Walla Walla market the airport eliminated ARFF reimbursement costs and reduced rent/landing fees by half. Cost savings to Alaska Air for 2012 is approximately $63,000 and $82,000 for 2013.
The Port applied for and received a Small Community Air Service Development Grant for $300,000 to develop a 2-year strategic marketing and advertising campaign to promote increased utilization of the Walla Walla Regional Airport. Funding sources: $250,000 from the USDOT and $50,000 Port contribution.
Airport hosts quarterly pilot meetings. Local pilots attend to stay connected with airport issues/projects and opportunity to meet with commissioners.
Re-roof B.224 located at 390 E. Boeing Ave. via a contract awarded to R & Z Roofing at a cost of $27,840 including tax.
Re-roof 400 sq.ft. of office ceiling at B.507A located at 324 E. Curtis Ave. via a contract awarded to R & Z Roofing at a cost of $2,050 including tax.
Re-roof with sealant H. 102 located at 199 W. Grumman via a contract awarded to S & K Mountain Construction at a cost of $30,000 including tax.
Entered into an agreement with Walla Walla County Public Works to chip seal Fairchild Ave., Grumman Ave., and Boeing Ave. at a cost of $60,000.
Airport Maintenance staff seal-coated a portion of the north aviation ramp at a cost of $25,000.
Purchased new tables for the terminal building conference room at a cost of $22,000.
Terminal conference room door and cabinet remodel via a contract awarded to S & K Mountain Construction at a cost of $10,400 including tax.
Painted the water tower via a contract with Bowen Painting at a cost of $26,000 including tax.
Entered into an agreement with Walla Walla County Public Works to paint Runways 2/20 and 7/25 and taxiway lead-in lines at a cost of $4,675 with paint material costs of $16,000.
Graded and installed concrete pad at B. 102 located at 102 W. Aeronca Ave. via a contract with Harry Johnson Plumbing & Excavating at a cost of $14,590 including tax.
Airport Maintenance staff and contractors relocated TSA's baggage check area from behind the front counter to the back room of the 2nd airline space at a cost of $8,300 including tax.
Airport staff and the Women Ninety-Nine pilots teamed together to airmark "Walla Walla Airport" on the general aviation ramp at a cost of $1,000.
Purchased an Automated External Debibrillator (AED) for the passenger terminal building at a cost of $1,900.
Entered into a solar panel lease agreement for Walla Walla Flat Roof Educational Energy to install a 75 kw system on the roof of the terminal building. Expected electrical savings to airport will be approximately $7,000 per year at full build-out.
Airport Rate & Charge Guidelines were reviewed and approved by commissioners with updates in July and September. A revised land lease category was created to allow developments that require larger parcels a more economical lease rate.
Commissioners revise and approve the Wheat Marketing Policy to standarize sell dates and establish per bushel price target.
Entered into a lease agreement with Walla Faces for wine incubator space located at 598 Piper Ave.
Airport successfully passed its annual FAA Part 139 inspection.
Airport convenes an "Art Committee" made up of Port representatives Jennifer Skoglund and Mike Fredrickson, pilot Jay Broze, industrial park tenant Joanne Dunham, community representative Mark Anderson and corrections liason Shari Hall to work with the Washington State Arts Commission on commissioning a piece of public art for the airport. Funds for the public art were generated from the state funded construction project at the Walla Walla Penitentiary at 1/2 of 1% of state money. The penitentiary has allocated approximately $140,000 for public art at the airport.
Worked with the City of Walla Walla in amending the city's Comprehensive Plan to redesignate and rezone the Skyview property. Zoning was changed from Public Reserve to Highway Commercial. As part of the rezone the Port agreed to record Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions (CCR's) on the property to restrict the range of uses allowed.

 

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