NEW LEXINGTON — The Board of Perry County Commissioners met Tuesday, Nov. 10, one day earlier than usual due to the countywide observance of Veterans Day set for Wednesday Nov. 11. Only two presentations were on the agenda for Commissioners Ben Carpenter, Jim O’Brien, and Scott Owen.

First to present was Joe Stanley, Chairman of the Airport Authority for the Perry County Airport. Stanley presented the commissioners with a brochure outlining the estimate to replace the existing security gate at the airport. The current gate is not operational, according to Stanley.

The new gate he proposed conforms with the no-touch COVID-19 guidelines necessary to receive CARES Act funding for the project. The commissioners were impressed with the plans, but did not release any funding for the project at the meeting.

Carpenter told Stanley that only 10 days remained for current CARES Act grants, but hopefully the airport plans would be covered in the next round of CARES Act grants if this funding continues to be available.

Future plans at the airport were also detailed by Stanley. It is his hope that a “fuel farm” be constructed at the airport. Currently, fuel at the airport is kept in trucks. A fuel farm would allow the Perry County Airport to sell gas at competitive pricing and would help the airport to become a better community asset, according to Stanley.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:03 a.m.

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