Airport commission increases fee for hangar lease

Thursday, October 29, 2020

By Haley Schichtl

The Carroll County Airport Commission recently voted to increase the price of its hangar leases by 5 percent for next year.

Airport manager Michael Pfeifer said the CARES Act helped the commission pay off a loan, making the commission debt-free.

“We’ve still got 10 grand to delegate,” Pfeifer said. “For technically anything that occurred because of COVID.”

The commission decided to wait until the November meeting when it puts together its budget for the next year to decide how to use the funds.

Pfeifer said the airport had its Saturday breakfast event on Oct. 17 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The breakfast event is normally held on the third Saturday of each month.

“We had a wonderful turnout for the first return to the third Saturday,” Pfeifer said. “We had 30 airplanes, and we banked $804, which is the most we’ve ever earned.”

The commission discussed purchasing game cameras to spread out around the property to prevent theft, because they are fairly inexpensive and can be accessed through a phone app.

They also discussed purchasing more land and building two more hangars. Pfeifer said there is a septic tank on the property that will have to be moved before the hangars can be built.

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