Purcell’s City Council voted to begin the construction of two new hangars at the airport.
The two 50’x 50’ hangars could house up to four additional airplanes.
The regular monthly meeting was held in the Community Room of the Police Service Building.
City officials report there are currently 15 people on a waiting list to house planes here.
Still with the airport, the council voted to approve the owner-engineer agreement concerning the runway rehabilitation project and the erection of an electric gate on the west side of the airport fence.
Purcell’s Emergency Management department and director Rachael Huey was honored by the National Weather Service for its storm weather readiness.
The “Storm Ready” award noted that Purcell’s Emergency Management department has invested in the planning, materials and programs to strengthen communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property in hazardous weather events.
Huey’s department was approved by the council for a new Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab pickup and upfitting at a total cost of $68,238.60.
The council also declared two police vehicles as surplus. One was a K9 Unit and the other was a full cage patrol unit.
In the public works portion of the meeting the board voted to purchase a 2024 Mack Dump truck from Buckner’s Truck Sales, Inc for $137,376.
The PPWA board also heard reports from Kenneth Sullivan, P.E. of Glenn Sullivan and Associates Consulting Engineers about the wastewater treatment status and water status.
City Manager Dale Bunn said he wanted the council to know how close to capacity the waste water treatment plant was and how the city is doing on water production.
Water Department Supervisor Michael Minor reported Friday that the water levels are back up and the voluntary water rationing may be lifted.
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