WARSAW — Warsaw Board of Aviation Commissioners approved the use of a portion of Warsaw Municipal Airport for a fundraiser for Rudy’s Dog Park Sept. 10. Nick King, airport manager, stated a 15-minute prior perimeter review will be in place to keep the airport open during the event.
King presented the proposal from Carla Carlton, owner of the dog park, at Tuesday evenings meeting, March 8, of the aviation commissioners. He stated in the past, the event has used county roads, which has caused concern and issues with residents of The Dells and use of Airport Road.
Commissioners approved the sanctioned 5K event to come in the gate for Image Air, use taxi ways, and portions of several runways as part of the event. This will alleviate persons using CR 100E. A portion of CR 250N will also be used and traffic controlled by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department. King stated he will be present to assure the airport side of things run smoothly. The PPR, as explained by King, is any aircraft wishing to take off or land, radioing intentions. King will have 15 minutes to clear the area, activate the surface and replace the land barriers. He noted there are not many flights at that time. The use of the airport will be between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
During other business:
- Approval was given to extend land leases for 10 years to Joel Harstine and Garry England. The two own hangers on airport property.
- King was given approval to advertise for bids on a 2016 Ford F350 pick up truck to replace the 1999 Ford F250 standard duty truck. He stated the request for the specific truck was due to ease of and reduce cost of maintenance, and knowledge of that vehicle’s handling. The airport purchased a 2014 F350 several years ago.
- King presented a brief engineer’s report in the absence of Ken Ross, engineer. He stated propositions on environmental engineering have been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for movement of the high tension power lines.
- Approved future use of the Board Paq program for aviation meeting paperwork through the city, allowing for paperless meetings.
The next meeting of the commission will be at 5:15 p.m. April 12, in the terminal building.