Airport Authority signs its own contracts

Here’s another local Authority; this one signs its own contracts.

Brittany D. McClure wrote for the VDT 13 October 2011, Airport Authority discusses improvements to airport,

The Valdosta Airport Authority Board met Wednesday at its office in the main terminal of the Valdosta Regional Airport.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority

Valdosta Regional Airport is owned and operated by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority. This six-member authority was established in 1987 and is comprised of three appointees from the city and three appointees from the county. The full-time staff of the Airport Authority is comprised of the executive director/airport manager and 5 additional staff members. The following personnel are members of the Airport Authority:
Steve Everett – Chairman
Wayne Edwards – Vice Chairman
Nathaniel Haugabrook
Dr. James Sinnott
Anthony Payton
Jane Shelton
Jim Galloway – executive director/airport manager
(229) 333-1833

The board reviewed several airport improvement projects in various stages of completion — including a remedy to the drainage problem, a proposal for a new Airport Rescue and Firefighting vehicle and new ARFF station and the anticipated opening of the new Subway restaurant.
Yet another Authority. This ones executive director, Jim Galloway, who was appointed January 1st, can sign contracts for it:
The proposal for a new ARFF vehicle and station, covered by AIP-28, is complete and Galloway brought the contracts that were ready for approval signatures.

“The way this contract is written is not where the mayor can sign it, it’s where we can actually sign it,” explained Galloway.

Good thing the VDT was there.

-jsq

1 thought on “Airport Authority signs its own contracts

  1. Barbara Stratton

    More evidence of non-elected/appointed city/county authorities usurping more & more personal authority independant of any elected entity. Thanks for posting this info. I missed it in the VDT. I guess its no different than the city/county Hospital Authority appointees being able to sign the SGMC & Smith Northview merger papers last month. Seems like city/county consolidation on anything just creates bigger bureaucracy with less citizen voter control.

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