Port Authority OKs repairs; purchasing some items more efficiently via auctions

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WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Port Authority held its June meeting on Thursday, June 11.

“We are still meeting virtually, using the Zoom platform,” said Executive Director Dan Evers. “We are working to balance the safety and gathering in larger numbers and this is still the best option for us.”

At the meeting, the board reviewed four pieces of legislation.

The board voted to again allow the executive director to purchase equipment via auction, should the occasion arise. Last June, the board authorized this opportunity, and since then the Port Authority has been able to acquire several pieces of equipment in support of airport operations for about one-quarter of the estimated cost to purchase the equipment new.

Evers said, “Often, NPIAS-supported and other airports are able to replace equipment before the useful life of its current equipment is expended. Communicating with these airports, and by researching other equipment auction sites, the Port Authority has been able to purchase large pieces of equipment, along with related accessories, at auction in the last year.”

Much of the equipment purchased was in support of snow removal operations, including three snow brooms and three plow truck, along with other equipment.

The board reviewed a proposal from Pettibone Construction to repair a trench drain and grate in the airport operations area of the airport.

“This area of the airport has seen increased traffic, and more is expected,” said Evers. “Working closely with its Airport engineering firm, Michael Baker International, and airport operator LGSTX Services, the Port Authority reviewed the area and the three most critical points are included in this repair proposal.”

The proposal approved by the board included pavement removal and replacement, as well as replacement of Neenah 4999 HA-A bolted frame and gate. The work in the three areas should not exceed $190,000, and will be completed in the next few months, prior to winter operations.

The board also reviewed the list of bills paid in May and voted to amend the budget, reallocating fund amounts.

The July meeting of the Clinton County Port Authority is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, July 9. A link to the meeting will be published with the meeting notice.

About the CCPA

The Clinton County Port Authority is a special purpose government formed to operate transportation infrastructure and lead economic development efforts. Designated by the county, city and the CIC as the lead economic development agency for the county, it coordinates with the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio to attract jobs to the area.

It owns and operates the Wilmington Air Park, an integrated aviation and logistics business park located on 1,900 acres with nearly three million square feet of industrial, office and hangar space.

Learn more at www.wilmingtonairpark.com.


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