Airport sets fee for after-hours service|
Thursday, June 21, 2012
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
The Clearfield Lawrence Township Joint Airport Authority set a $25 fee after hours service fee on its patrons at its meeting last night.
The airport's regular operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Christmas when it is closed. However, if a patron needs a service such as refueling after regular business hours the have the option of calling and the airport will send its staff out to provide the service.
To recover some of the cost to send its employees out, the authority voted to impose a $25 call-out fee, which would be waived if the caller purchases 100 gallons of fuel or more. However, the airport would also waive its regular 13-cent per gallon discount on fuel purchases in excess 100 gallons.
In other business:
• following an executive session the authority voted to set the pay of its employees at $9.50 per hour for Jerry Kaufield and $9 per hour for Glen Rupp.
• Authority member Don Shaw reported Novey Recycling of Clearfield has offered to donate a junked vehicle to be used for a crash drill at the airport. Shaw said he is trying to set up a crash drill at the airport for local emergency responders.
He said it is important they have one because there never has been one held at the airport.
Shaw said the junked car would be used to simulate the fuselage of an aircraft for the drill and Novey also offered to pick it up afterwards.
Shaw said he has contacted the EMS department and is still waiting to hear back from local fire departments.
Shaw said the drill would likely occur after the Clearfield County Fair.
• airport manager Richard Shaffer reported the hangar upgrade project and the lighting project are going well.
He also reported the state Bureau of Aviation has approved the supplemental agreement for the installation of a new windsock and segmented circle so that will be installed as well. The cost of the supplemental agreement is $18,000, according to a previous article in The Progress.
The bulk of the lighting project is to replace all the airport's runway lights with LED lights at a cost of $270,000.
The lighting upgrade and windsock project is being paid for with an aviation block grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is paying for 95 percent of the project with the state and airport chipping in 2.5 percent a piece.
The project to replace the hangar door cost $40,200; it is being paid for with a state grant that pays half of the cost with the authority paying the other half.