Airport Authority conducts business toward expansion
by Matt Shinall
Aug 26, 2011 | 2276 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Cartersville-Bartow County Airport Authority met Thursday for a called meeting to discuss business regarding the construction of a new hangar at the Cartersville Airport.

The hangar will represent a new division of Phoenix Air as the Cartersville-based aviation services company expands into the realm of aircraft modification and renovation. Scaled down from previous designs, the expansion will consist of a single hangar at a cost of approximately $1.7 million, leaving room for expansion of a second hangar and office space as originally planned.

The authority Thursday approved an environmental study for construction totaling more than $84,000 to be funded 90 percent by federal funds, 5 percent by state funds and 5 percent by local funds to be split between the city and county.

Two amendments were approved Thursday, one altering the lease agreement transferring authority to CAP, an internal corporate entity of Phoenix Air, and another amending the standing sewage payment agreement providing sewage service to the new hangar located on the east side of the runway.

Lastly, the authority approved a contract with Southland Engineering to provide routine inspections for erosion control and management in the amount of $5,400.