The Plymouth Aviation Board awarded three bids at Tuesday nights meeting. Johnson Brothers Builders of Plymouth was awarded the contract to insulate and re place the siding on the “B” hanger. Hunter Transit was awarded the bid for preparation of the south entry drive for a price of $11,117. The second part of the bid for paving that drive was put on hold until the runway resurfacing project is begun. It is hoped that the winning bidder on that project will make a better price for paving the drive. That project will probably be put out for quotes at next months meeting although the FAA has not yet approved the grant for the resurfacing work which could include lengthening the runway as well as increasing the width.
The board also accepted the bid from Shultz Lumber of Macy for clearing the trees from the property in preparation for installation of the AWOS automatic weather system. Shultz will be paying the city $1,500 to harvest the trees. The rest of the AWOS preparation was placed on hold. While the airport has enough money in the Cumulative Capitol Improvements fund, that fund is shared by three city agencies and no money was budgeted for projects this year. In order to use that money this year would require approval of the whole city council. That money has been invested and is not easily available. Rather than ask for those funds this year, the board will place them in next years budget.
Airport manager David Lattimer, asked the board to install an additional security camera at a cost of $1,703. That request was approved. Lattimer also reported that Troy Church of Plymouth Sky Sports had requested additional hanger space for a new airplane which will be arriving in the next few days. The board granted that request.
The airport took in $12,248.88 in fuel sales in April, up over $3,000 over last April and significantly more than last month.