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PowerPoint presentation given to the Canandaigua, NY Town Board on December 5, 2011. Presentation outlines the runway extension project now underway at the Canandaigua Airport (D38).

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  1. 1. Canandaigua Airport Expansion A Project for Growth Takes Off Update & Overview Workshop for the Canandaigua Town Board December 5, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Michael Manikowski </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario County IDA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chad Nixon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McFarland Johnson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justin Shaw </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Relations Supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dixon Schwabl </li></ul></ul>Introductions
  3. 3. Airport Expansion Discussed in Tech-Led Economic Development Strategic Plan INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNAL HARVESTING TALENT INVESTMENT TEAMWORK
  4. 4. Expansion Timeline <ul><li>Project evolved as part of the 2003 Master Plan Update </li></ul><ul><li>Runway 13 to be extended </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Assessment completed in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Settlement Agreement between Town (including Highway Superintendent) and IDA signed in 2009 for closure of Thomas Road in order to allow for airport runway extension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town Board and OCIDA Board passed resolutions and judge signed Order approving agreement; OCIDA paid the Town $90,000 per the Settlement Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OCIDA acquired additional land necessary for the extension in 2011 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Project Overview <ul><li>Project components include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2,300’ extension to Runway 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2,300’ extension to Taxiway A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25’ widening to Runway 13-31 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OCIDA applied to FAA for a grant to design the project in February 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant was issued in September 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Design Process <ul><li>Survey and Site Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground Survey, Aeronautical Survey, Wetland Delineation, Geotechnical Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Design is on-going </li></ul><ul><li>Final Design Plans & Specifications anticipated for completion in March/April 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on funding availability, phasing of the project could be considered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project anticipated to be let for bids in May 2012, with bids opened in June 2012 </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Construction Process <ul><li>Submit application for construction grant immediately after determining low bid </li></ul><ul><li>Construction would begin shortly after a grant is awarded </li></ul><ul><li>Construction timeline will vary based on funding availability (project phasing) and the date a grant is offered </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Construction Impacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closure of Thomas Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary Closure of Runway 13-31 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Community Impacts <ul><li>Construction jobs will have prevailing wages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local labor will be utilized as often as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved aircraft performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable flights to travel longer distances non-stop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional business use of airport </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Several local businesses have provided letters of support indicating increased use of the airport with the runway extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional based aircraft, charter flights, etc. </li></ul></ul>Canandaigua Air Center Rochester Aviation, Inc. M.D. Knowlton Co.
  9. 9. Keeping the Public Informed <ul><li>Public information objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate the public regarding the progress of airport expansion in a transparent, proactive manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate the economic and community benefits of the expanded airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remain tuned in to community feedback regarding the airport expansion project </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. PR & Social Media Activities <ul><li>Ongoing Twitter/LinkedIn/Facebook/YouTube posts, and traditional media relations outreach to local TV/radio and newspapers regarding evolving range of topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress of airport expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic benefits of upgraded airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Inside the Hangar” profiles of people who use or work at the new airport (e.g., pilots, corporate clients, stars appearing at CMAC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to media coverage of airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather updates and flight conditions </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Connecting with Key Audiences <ul><li>Follow/friend key groups via social media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local and aviation industry media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation groups such as Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flight schools and flying clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local businesses </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Q & A