WARSAW — Business at this month’s Board of Aviation Commissioners meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 14, focused on fuel price structure and insurance renewals.
Airport Manager Nick King proposed a pricing structure for fuel that would be implemented starting in October. The price would gradually increase until 2020. Currently, the airport charges $3.95 per gallon.
“Our fuel will be more expensive than smaller airports like Goshen, but it’ll still be cheaper than bigger areas like Fort Wayne,” said King. “We need to up our game so that we can give our customers the best service we can.”
King mentioned that the increase would help maintain the airport. The board approved the gradual price increase in fuel.
In other business, the board discussed insurance renewals for hangars keepers liability. Insurance has gone up approximately $500. The board approved the insurance renewals for the airport.
The board also approved the purchase of hangar 29 by Brian Walsh. Walsh purchased the hangar from John Hand Jr., for $50,000.
King also asked the board to consider implementing a facility fee for customers in place of purchasing courtesy fuel. Customers have had issues with purchasing courtesy fuel due to limited space in aircraft. The board agreed to discuss this at next month’s meeting.
Board President Jay Rigdon read a letter from the Monroe County Board of Aviation Commissioners. In the letter, Monroe County BOAC representatives thanked King for coming to Bloomington and talking to the board about federal land use audits.
Jennifer Buhrt was also present at the meeting regarding an upcoming soccer team fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, in an airplane hangar. Law enforcement will help set up barricades for the event. The board approved this.
The board also recognized employee Dave King for his service and work for the airport.
King also told the board that meetings will no longer be held at the airport. Starting next month, meetings will be held at Warsaw City Hall. All public meetings are being videotaped for citizens who cannot attend but still want to participate in the meetings.
In other business:
- The meeting minutes for July were approved.
- July claims of $108,955.42 were approved.
- The next board meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Warsaw City Hall.