In March 1941, construction started for the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport at its present site. After Pearl Harbor, the Airport, known as Pinellas Army Airfield, was used as a military flight-training base. After World War II, many army airfields were declared surplus and turned over to cities, counties, and state sponsors to manage. The Pinellas Army Airfield property was granted to Pinellas County in 1946 by the U.S. Government to operate as a commercial airport. It was originally called the Pinellas International Airport, and given the airport call letters, PIE.
The Airport Revenue and Operating Fund is an enterprise fund that accounts for all revenues and expenditures at the Airport. This includes management of passenger and cargo airline operations, military, and general aviation, along with commercial and industrial airport property. The Airport is entirely self-supporting, meaning that no property tax dollars are used to support the operation of the airport.
PIE is a department of Pinellas County Government and follows all Pinellas County Government policies and procedures.
(2)(a) This is a link to the published meeting notices and agenda of the upcoming meetings of the governing body, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.
This is a link for information on current and previous meeting agendas. By clicking on List View, you can change years using the drop down menu. Then click on the PDF in the Agenda column for the appropriate meeting agenda date.
(2)(b) This is a link to the official minutes of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Meetings. Click on the PDF in the Minutes column for the appropriate meeting date.
(2)(c) The approved budget for the airport for the current fiscal year can be found in this link FY21 Airport Budget Department Book.
(2)(d) This is a link to the draft report of PIE’s Master Plan Update, which is a planning tool to guide short- and long-term development to PIE to meet the future operational demands that may be required of the Airport over the next 20 years. The Board of County Commissioners approved the Master Plan Update via Resolution at its November 17, 2020 regular meeting Res 20-162 Adopt PIE Master Plan. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not yet accepted the master plan and posted it on their website. When the Master Plan Update is accepted by the FAA, the final report will be uploaded on our website.
(2)(e) PIE must submit its financial data in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Authorization Act of 1994 and Public Law 103-305. The Certification Activity Tracking System (CATS) consists of two forms that disseminate Congressionally mandated airport financial information—CATS Form 126 and CATS Form 127.
CATS Form 126 - https://cats.airports.faa.gov/Reports/rpt126.cfm
CATS Form 127 - https://cats.airports.faa.gov/Reports/rpt127.cfm
If you cannot access the reports by the website, type in St Petersburg/Clearwater Intl next to “Airport”, and use the drop-down menu to choose 2019.
(2)(g) All Airport employees’ positions, pay grades, and FY21 hourly rates are found in this link PIE Position Titles and Hourly Rate FY2021
To see the minimum, mid, and maximum of each pay grade, you may find them here:
All job classifications and descriptions can be found on the alphabetical index listing on the following page:
Airport employees’ positions can also be found in this link PIE Organizational Chart
(3)(a) PIE is subject to Florida’s Chapter 287 for purchases of commodities or contractual services which exceed the $65,000 threshold amount provided in s. 287.017 for competitively sealed proposals. This threshold is LESS than the Pinellas County’s Purchasing Division Policy of $100,000. An exemption is allowed in 287.057(3) or immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare or other substantial loss requires emergency action. Pinellas County’s bid opportunities are found here: