WARSAW — Business at this month’s Board of Aviation Commissioners meeting focused on fuel and solar energy.
Airport Manager Nick King discussed an update to the airport’s fuel incentive policy. Currently, fueling employees are paid $.01 per gallon during working hours, and $.03 per gallon for fueling after regular working hours.
King mentioned that the policy would be updated if disciplinary action for employees became connected to it. The board decided to make the policy so that employees have disclosure up front that disciplinary action can affect their fuel incentives.
Rick Goshert from PSG Energy Group was also present at the meeting to propose a renewable energy land lease to the board. The proposal involves airport ground potentially being used for solar energy. It would bring revenue of approximately $540 per acre per year for the airport.
King mentioned that the FAA would conduct a glare study for the panels before installation. Goshert stated that the panels would face south, in fixed positions. They would be placed on steel structures and can sustain winds up to 120 miles per hour.
The board decided to have King follow up with the project and that discussion would continue at next month’s meeting.
In other business:
- The board approved minutes for its May 8 meeting.
- May claims of $97,497.81 were approved.
- The next board meeting is at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 10.