Specifications include, but are not limited to:
Generally, mowing’s will be conducted during the area growing season between the
dates of April 1st and November 15th.
Mowing’s will generally be conducted every three-weeks and will be completed over a
period not to exceed four consecutive days (weather permitting).
Crews or individuals shall check-in and check-out with the staff of the Fixed Base
Operator (FBO) in the terminal building and access the airfield through Gate 2. All
mower operators / crew members shall thoroughly understand the provisions of the
airport ‘Airside Driving Guide’.
Mowing shall be performed using a commercial-grade, zero-turn mower to a finished
grass length of three-to-six inches in height. Use of a tractor and bushog will not be
routinely authorized. Mower discharge will always be directed away from all airfield
pavement. All pavement adjacent to mowed areas shall be inspected at the end of
the workday to ensure they are clear and free of FOD. All mowing shall be conducted
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Runway and taxiway edge lights, airfield lighted signs, and perimeter fencing all
include a sterilized surrounding area, so Weedeating of those individual features is
not routinely required. However, Weedeating around drainage catch basins, airfield
electrical system can plazas, cable markers, retaining walls, buried utility markers,
and drainage culverts is required with each mowing.
A completed airfield mowing shall include all of the following:
Mowing of all grassed areas southwest of Taxiway ‘A’
Mowing of all grassed southeast of Hangar Building ‘G’
Weedeating as required
Runway shoulder mowing in accordance with closure procedure
Blowing and removal of accumulated grass from drainage structures
Inspection of all adjacent pavements to ensure removal of FOD