WARSAW — The Board of Aviation Commissioners approved the purchase of two Toro lawn mowers for the Warsaw Municipal Airport during its meeting Tuesday, May 14.
Airport Manager Nick King presented a layout of the airport to the board and showed which specific areas of the property are mowed.
The airport is currently using two Toro 6000 60-inch zero-turn gas lawn mowers. However, King suggested that the board consider looking into diesel mowers instead.
“[Diesel mowers] are more fuel-efficient and they also provide more power, specifically in thicker, wetter grass,” said King. “With the amount of rain we’ve gotten, we have been very behind on our mowing.”
King also suggested the board consider purchasing mowers with 72-inch decks instead of 60-inch ones.
“It’s going to increase the amount of productivity my guys have,” said King. “We will be able to mow more with the wider mowing deck than we are currently able to mow right now.”
The board approved the purchase of two Toro diesel mowers. One will have a 72-inch mowing deck, and the other will have a 96-inch deck.
In other business, King also said the airport has yet to receive any notification whether the airport will receive supplemental funding for projects from the Federal Aviation Administration.
“We did hear that Fort Wayne International and Evansville Airports have received supplemental funding,” said King. “It’s not 100 percent against us yet because we have not been notified either way. It’s very difficult to get information from the FAA right now. I will keep the board updated as soon as I hear further information on that.”
In other business, the board:
- Approved land lease extensions for three hangars at the airport.
- Discussed how revenue is up for the airport due to the newly implemented fuel price structure.
The board’s next meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.