In other action, Heid updated the board through his airport manager’s report. He stated construction is continuing in the Northwest development area and construction is scheduled to start Jan. 14 in the new corporate hangar area.
Heid added that Zivco has nearly completed work on its hangar and Herman Hogue and Stan Young are preparing their site for a new hangar. Heid said that Greg Mills is submitting his application to build a 50x50 hangar and Buz Holloway would like to build an eight-unit T-hangar.
Heid said there had been no wildlife issues last month and the USDA has performed a check on the airport for bird, coyote and deer populations. He added the Guthrie Edmond Aviation Association (GEAA) had “Santa’s fly-in” on Dec. 23.
“It was a huge success with over 300 people attending and 115 children visiting Santa,” Heid said.
In other action, Guthrie City Manager Sereniah Breland said a workshop will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Guthrie City Hall to discuss GERA Airport Trust plans. The workshop includes discussion with city council members and members of the GERA board.
In other matters, Guthrie board member Joe Underwood told the board that plans for adding another bathroom at the airport have been flushed because of costs.
He said Guthrie resident Frank Bross has offered to put a bathroom in his hangar and it would cost between $6,000 and $9,000 in exchange for lease agreements.
But since the airport is on city property any bathroom would have to meet federal Americans with Disability Act compliance and that would push the cost to $15,000 or beyond.
“The project is dead in the water because of the expense,” Underwood said. “It was a good idea and really needed.”