Is the end near? Airport can't seem to get out of its own way

Huron County commissions trying to sell airport; court says board responsible to pay damages for destroying public records.
Scott Seitz2
Oct 3, 2013

The Huron County Airport just can't seem to get off the ground.

A source of controversy since it opened in the 1960s, the airport has been in the spotlight lately, but unfortunately for supporters, the news has not been about take-offs and landings.

First, county commissioner Tom Dunlap announced recently the board is actively working to sell the facility.

Next, an appeals court ruled the prior airport board was responsible for the improper and unauthorized destruction of public records at the airport. Now the lower court is determining the amount of damages, which will be paid from the airport's budget.

A story about the airport board was published recently in the Norwalk Reflector.

Comments

Dusty

Should be a quick sale!

kURTje

Only a matter of time. Told you - "we will wait you out."

coolstorybro

instead of being @$$holes they should've just sold it to the racetrack!

Dusty

Well here's the racetracks big chance We'll find out if Bill all talk or not in the next few months. Any record of him ever making a offer?

citizenof hc

Seitz must have nothing else to do with his time but keep running this same story from 2 weeks ago. News for the rest of you and Scott - if the airport goes broke due to a settlement, it would be due to the incompententcy of the commissioners, and Asst county prosecutor (County Record's Official) for not doing their job. In the end, the county will be paying whatever the airport doesn't have. In addition the county will then be financially responsible to keep the airport open and operating or else face federal penalties. Can't wait til Essex, Frankenstein, Hintz, and Silcox gets their rude awakening.

The airport is not going anyplace any time soon, so Billy, Essex and Frankenstein might as well get use to it. Other people smarter than those on this airport board have tried and failed to close their airports.

IndependentThinker

A sale of the airport is not going to happen in Frankenfield's, Essex's, or even in my lifetime. Google the St. Clair Missouri airport and learn how long city officials have been trying to get FAA permission to close and sell that airport. Almost five years and they still are at ground zero! The commissioners can pontificate all they want. They still do not have adequate justification for closing and selling because they cannot, and will not, be able to demonstrate a benefit to general aviation in doing so.