WARSAW—Business was quiet and short at the Board of Aviation Commissioners monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The meeting focused on maintenance projects, including the reconstruction of a runway.
Ken Ross of NGC Aviation Consultants discussed the idea of fixing runway 1836 by removing the existing asphalt and replacing it, while also improving the drainage system underneath.
According to Ross, the runway has become expensive to maintain due to cracks reopening on the pavement. However, the board said that most of the project’s cost will be covered by the government.
The runway project is top priority over the power lines being lowered at the airport. But during the meeting, the board discussed the idea of implementing monopoles structures in order to have the power lines be even lower.
Airport manager Nick King addressed Dan Robinson on the estimated cost regarding maintenance and repair on the Zimmer-Biomet hangar doors. Robinson was concerned at a previous meeting about another bill to maintain those doors. King said that it would cost about $11,000.
The airport has paid about $20,000 in the last year to keep up with the doors.
King discussed getting the HVAC system cleaned, as it also needs duct work. The board approved doing this.
King also said that January was a quiet month, but that it’s been “a great start to the year and I hope to see that continue.”
In other business:
- The board approved minutes for their Jan. 9 meeting.
- January claims were approved.
- The board confirmed a hangar lease made in December for CJ Overmyer.
- The next board meeting is at 5:15 p.m. on March 13.