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October 22, 2013

Council amends airport agreement

The Dalton City Council voted 4-0 Monday to amend its agreement with Crystal Air to manage operations at the Dalton Municipal Airport.

The agreement had called for Crystal Air, a Chattanooga firm, to receive profits from the sale of fuel at the airport as its fee. Under the amended agreement, the city will now keep fuel sale profits and Crystal Air employees will be paid $13.65 an hour for their work.

City Administrator Ty Ross said the change should have no net financial impact on the city but will allow Crystal Air to continue operating at the airport.

The council also voted 3-0 to approve a $23,677 federal community housing investment (CHP) loan to David Broome to rehabilitate his residence at 105 Westerly Drive. The city incurs no financial obligation for the loan.

Mayor David Pennington generally votes only in the event of a tie, and council member Dick Lowrey arrived late missing the vote on the CHP loan.

And the council voted 4-0 to approve a nondiscrimination agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The agreement affirms that the city abides by federal civil rights laws and is required to receive funds from GDOT.

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