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Airport Land Use Commission Special Meeting to Discuss

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Amendment Progress


Monday, August 23, 2021
2:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

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Topic: Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission - Special Meeting
Time: Aug 23, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Items listed as information still leave the option for guidance/direction actions by the Commission.


Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

2.Action/Discussion Items

Amendment to the Fresno County ALUCP – (Brenda Veenendaal) [DISCUSSION]

Summary: At the direction of this commission, ALUC staff has been working on amendments to the Fresno County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) in coordination with Coffman Associates. This amendment process is centered around four (4) main tasks, which involve the following:

1.       Preparing Future Noise Contours for Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport

Twenty-year forecast noise contours for Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport will be prepared using the most current FAA-approved noise modeling tool – the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) version 3c. Inputs for the noise contours will be derived from the Draft Master Plan for Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport.

2.       Preparing Updated Safety Zones for Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport

Based on the revised Airport Layout Plan for Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport submitted to the FAA for review in June 2021, updated safety zones will be prepared based on the examples from the 2011 California Airport Land Use Planning Handbook. Through communication with the City of Fresno Airports Department, the revised Airport Layout Plan will not include a planned runway extension to 4,000 feet. Therefore, the future runway length will remain in the current condition, which is 3,627 feet. Accordingly, the zones will be changed to reflect the Handbook’s zones for short general aviation runways with lengths less than 4,000 feet.

 3.       Updating Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport Exhibits

Based on the updated Airport Layout Plan for Fresno-Chandler Executive Airport submitted to the FAA for review in June 2021, the following exhibits in Appendix C will be revised:

  • Exhibit C1 – Airport Influence Area and Safety Zones
  • Exhibit C2 – Future Noise Contours
  • Exhibit C3 – 14 CFR Part 77 Airspace Services (derived from Master Plan Update)
  • Exhibit C4 – Airport Layout Plan (derived from Master Plan Update)
  • Exhibit C5 – Existing Land Use Parcels
  • Exhibit C6 – Zoning Parcels
  • Exhibit C7 – General Plan Parcels
  • Exhibit C8 – Compatibility Factors

It is assumed that the underlying land use mapping for Exhibits C5, C6, and C7 will not be updated during this process.

 4.       Preparing Policy Amendments

Since adoption of the Fresno County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan in December 2018, staff and the Airport Land Use Commission have identified policies which may require revision or clarification to enhance implementation of the plan. Coffman Associates will coordinate with staff to identify policy revisions. Specifically, guidance regarding vulnerable occupants and clarification regarding major and minor amendments to the plan will be included in the policies.

Staff and Coffman Associates note that there is no specific guidance from Caltrans or FAA regarding vulnerable occupants. When the Fresno County ALUCP was initially prepared, each of the zones was based on either the Caltrans Handbook or FAA’s Part 77 Imaginary Surfaces. Based on previous applications, land uses that accommodate vulnerable occupants (day care facilities, for example) have been approved using the current zones. A potential issue that has been discussed is the development of a geographic area – that is based on published guidance – within which uses that allow vulnerable occupants are prohibited.

Staff and Coffman Associates will provide an update to the Commission on work completed, and will be looking for feedback and direction from the commission regarding elements included within the Scope of Work.

Action: Information/discussion only. The commission may provide direction at their discretion.

3.Public Presentations

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the ALUC on items within its jurisdiction but not on this agenda. Note: Prior to action by the ALUC on any item on this agenda, the public may comment on that item. Unscheduled comments may be limited to 3 minutes.

4.Other Business

Items from Members

Items from Staff