MT. VERNON — Confusion among lessees of the T Hangar at the airport has prompted the Airport Board to amend its policy.
According to Chris Collins, airport manager, the change was prompted after an aircraft was sold and the lessee left the hangar open. As there is a waiting list for hangar space, the board wants to keep the hangars occupied at all times.
The new policy states that when someone leases a T Hanger and sells the aircraft, they have six months to acquire a new aircraft for the hangar. If they can’t find another aircraft, the hangar will become available to the next person on the waiting list.
More hangars for the facility are coming, with Innovation Park, which is now under construction.
The board on Tuesday night approved several change orders for the project; $845 to K.T. Electric for upgraded emergency fixtures and circuit breakers; $1,070 to Mideastern Plumbing to modify two water line valves and to raise the elevation of a fire hydrant; and $5,180 to Lipps Construction to finish the office space.
The Innovation Park budget in the amount of $40,000 was approved as well.
In other business, the board:
Heard that farming acreage bids will be ready to review at the next monthly meeting;
Learned more about upcoming events at the airport, including the River City Racing Club remote control boat races Friday through Sunday and the Balloons over Mt. Vernon and EAA Fly-In and Veterans Reunion as part of the Mt. Vernon Fall Fest.