City: airport violated contract
fied by the city. AEA had no coverage from July 24 past Sept. 16, and this was the second lapse AEA had in the past 12 months.
AEA Manager Rusty Anglin said the insurance company has accepted responsibility for the lapse, because the policy was never supposed to have been cancelled. He said he was shopping for cheaper insurance and the policy was accidentally dropped. For the time being, he said the current insurance has been renewed through January 2010, but Mayor Kim Carter said that officially, the contract was still breached.
The contract has not yet been terminated, because the council was unsure about how the city would proceed without an FBO. As a result, the council voted to terminate the contract contingent on a report from the city attorney and city manager after they had reexamined the contract and the implications of the city taking over the FBO.
Councilmember John Howard said there running an FBO is a complicated process and the council will think out their plan.
City Attorney Ed Crudup said the city owns the building, and without further research, he believed the city would take over operation temporarily until another FBO was found.
However, Mayor Kim Carter said the current system of having an outside company run the city’s airport is an outdated method, which is only used by a handful of