WINTERSVILLE - With their T-hangars rented out, the Jefferson County Airport Authority is mulling how much to charge for space in the full-sized hangars.
At Monday's meeting, the trustees decided to charge $50 a month in rent for an office in the terminal building, noting that since it was built with funding from the Federal Aviation Administration the space can only be rented to an aviation business. They have yet to decide what they'll ask plane owners to pay to rent hangar space now that the smaller T-hangars are full.
"Right now we have somewhere around 34 airplanes and only 32 (T-Hangar) spaces," Authority President Mike Menzel said, with several others showing interest. "We're going to need, at some point, to start putting them into our (bigger) hangars."
PAVING DISCUSSION — Jefferson County Airport Authority President Mike Menzel, not shown, listened as consultant Eric Hexley discussed a paving project at the airpark during Monday evening’s Jefferson County Airport Authority meeting. -Linda Harris
He said they also have had discussions with a business looking at leasing hangar space, "at what we can do to entice them to rent the whole building."
In other business, the authority agreed to pay slightly more than $5,000 for additional work billed by Lash Paving for paving the access road, putting the final contract amount at roughly $84,586.
Consultant Eric Exley told the authority the additional money involved extra excavation done "to get a good swale" to draw water away from the hangars.
"They did it the right way," he added. "I'm satisfied that the invoice is what they put out there, and I'm satisfied they did a quality job."
After meeting in executive session to discuss a complaint Geary Bates lodged against a board member regarding fuel prices, the authority decided to "begin a study of current fuel price structure, and see if there's a way we should correct" prices, secretary Gary Folden said.