Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



May 21, 2004


June 8, 2004



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Neil R. Cullen, Director of Public Works


Resurfacing of the Runway at the Half Moon Bay Airport - (AIP Project No. 3-06-0097-06)



Adopt a resolution adopting plans and specifications, determining prevailing wage scales, and calling for sealed proposals for the Resurfacing of the Runway at the Half Moon Bay (Airport).


Previous Board Action

Adopted Resolution No. 64822 accepting airport improvement grant No. 3-06-0097-06 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to resurface the runway at the Airport.


Key Facts

The proposed resurfacing is a maintenance type project that has been designed in accordance with FAA guidelines and has been reviewed and approved by the FAA.



The existing runway at the Airport is essentially the original concrete and asphalt pavement that was placed in 1942 when the airport was originally constructed. The proposed project will rehabilitate the 150-foot by 5,000-foot runway surface with a two-inch overlay of asphalt concrete. The runway will also be re-striped following resurfacing.


The Airport will be closed intermittently during the periods of construction, and we will notify airport businesses, tenants and pilot groups of the timing of the closures once the project schedule is known. We have also incorporated requirements in the plans and specifications in order to minimize the impacts of the closures on airport users.


The project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15301 of the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and a Notice of Exemption has been filed with the County Clerk Recorder as provided by County guidelines. The Planning Division of the Environmental Services Agency has determined that the project is also exempt from the requirement for a Coastal Development Permit and a Certificate of Exemption has been filed with the Planning Division.


Vision Alignment

We believe our recommendation is consistent with the Shared Vision Commitment to "ensure basic health and safety for all" and Goal Number 7, "maintain and enhance the public safety of all residents and visitors," as the project will improve the condition of the Airport's runway surface and increase the visibility of runway markings for the benefit of the Airport users.


Fiscal Impact

The project is estimated to cost $927,000 and is proposed to be financed with $834,300 in FAA grant funds (90% financing) and $92,700 in Airport funds (10%). There are sufficient funds in the Airport Enterprise Fund to provide the ten percent (10%) match. The FAA grant funds are provided on a reimbursable basis and there are also sufficient funds to "front" contract payments while we apply for grant reimbursement for the work.


There is no impact to the General Fund.


A form of resolution has been approved by County Counsel.