Construction will move forward on a plan to create an “airport city” at the Monroe Regional Airport.
Council members approved several resolutions concerning bids on the work to be done at the airport.
Tuesday night’s votes didn’t happen without some community push back, with residents asking why Monroe needs an upscale airport.
Airport director, Ron Phillips, says the renovations are important to keep Monroe’s airport competitive.
“We want to try to make the airport one of the best airports in the state and in the region. So we keep our passengers in mind and we look to the people that’s coming into the airport and we listen to what they say. And so what we want to try to do is continue to provide something the passengers and the people in the region appreciate,” says Phillips.
In all, six resolutions were approved related to the work needed at the airport-there’s no word on when work is expected to begin.
Other resolutions that saw approval at Tuesday night’s council meeting include accepting the Base Bid of Womack & Sons Construction Group Inc., in the amount of $391,919.00 for the HWY 165 South infrastructure development and accepting the bid of Ryan Chevrolet for ten new Chevrolet Tahoe’s for the Monroe Police Department. This purchase costs $343,000.00 and will come from the Police Department Capital Accounts Fund.