Airport leases under review by prosecutor

Published 12:12 pm Friday, October 17, 2014

New leases for hangar and tie-downs at the Lawrence County Airpark have been sent to the county prosecutor for review by the Lawrence County Commission.

Rental for a hangar will be $110 a month plus a $25 a month assessment fee while the rent for a tie-down will be $30 a month with the same assessment fee. If the lessee pays the annual amount, the hangar rent will be reduced by $120 and the tie-down by $36.

The rentals did not increase over the current lease. The change was the addition of the assessment fee.

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At their regular Thursday meeting the commissioners forward the leases to County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson for his approval.

Also at the meeting Commission President Les Boggs announced that AT&T had erected a tower at State Route 141 and County Road 445.

“That will help with (cell phone coverage) on (State Route) 93,” Boggs said.

AT&T is also considering adding more towers in that area.

“Hopefully piece by piece (there will be coverage),” he said.

In other action the commission:

Accepted the resignation of Brian Soper, full-time EMT;

Awarded the bid for the second phase of the Chesapeake Streetscape from Fields Excavating for $39,536;

Accepted the weekly dog warden’s report where two dogs were destroyed, 16 adopted or went to rescue and one was redeemed by its owner.