Airport Board Discussing Land Purchase

Pictured are members of the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority Board which held a ribbon cutting for the opening of their new hangar. From left is Vice President of Jet Access Sean White, Airport Engineer Paul Shaffer, Board Member Mike Nichols, Board Vice President John Hinshaw, Board President Alan Dunn, Board Member Stan Smith, Board Member Jeff Little, Airport Manager Matt Hankins and Board Attorney Don Cribbett. Not pictured Board Member Joe Catron.

The Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority had a lengthy discussion Tuesday night about a possible land purchase with their next door neighbor Tennesco.

Board President Alan Dunn said the talks have been ongoing for a few months now.

“We’re still in the process of doing our due diligence and investigating the property on whether we would be dealing with land use restrictions,” said Airport Authority Board President Alan Dunn. “We’ve been in discussions for a few months with representatives from Tenneco. If I have to guess, I think this will be resolved in about 60 days.”

The discussions revolves around about 27 acres of farm land that is located behind the former Federal Mogul building and runs right up to the airport’s taxiway.

The airport would like the land for future growth.

Also on Tuesday night, the board unanimously passed its 2023 budget.

“2023 for the airport is going to be one of those upkeep years for the airport,” said Dunn. “We don’t have any big projects going. One thing we’d like to do is replace the sign out front to one that more actually reflect the name change to the Frankfort Clinton County Regional Airport.”


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