FAA wants progress reports from Fayette airport authority
As the Fayette County Airport Authority works to resolve deficiencies found by the Federal Aviation Administration, solicitor William Martin agreed Wednesday night to provide progress updates to the agency.
“We need to keep the FAA informed about the progress that we're making to resolve the deficiencies,” Martin said. “The FAA wants us to provide them with specific timelines of the progress we are making.”
Martin and John “Buddy” Neckeraurer, manager of the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport, discussed the facility's deficiencies with FAA officials during a conference call on Tuesday.
Some of the airport's remaining deficiencies include using the airport for non-aeronautical purposes; providing leases for tenants who use airport hangars; charging fair market value for those leases; and installing fence between the airport's taxiways.
“The whole purpose of the conference call was to go over each deficiency,” Martin said. “The FAA officials were very cooperative. They want to know what's going on. We can't keep kicking the can down the road.”
Martin said he volunteered to send periodic updates to the FAA.
“If the fencing can't be installed because of the weather, we need to tell the FAA that the project has to be delayed,” he said. “I think everything will be fine as long as we keep them informed about what is going on.”
In other business, the authority:
• Directed Martin to draft letters, notifying tenants, Aviation Network and Helicopter Analytics, that past due rent must be paid or the authority will begin legal steps to have them evicted from their hangar space.
• Agreed to hire Shana Kallok of Connellsville as the authority's administrative assistant at a salary of $10.50 an hour for 20 to 30 hours a week, effective Thursday.
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Sewage plans for hotel, Sheetz OK’d by Connellsville council
- Pa. candidates address equal rights, economic equity in Connellsville
- Fayette seeks ownership of building for jail
- Springfield students collect hygiene items
- Statements to stand in Connellsville High School athlete’s slaying
- Sheetz to expand in Bullskin
- PennDOT schedules bridge meeting
- Connellsville native Stafford remembered for her generosity
- ‘Halloween Nights’ planned at Connellsville tech center
- Jobs are focus in 52nd District House race in Westmoreland, Fayette
- Connellsville to honor local legend Harold Betters