Hangar lease at airport OK’d for Bevill St.
by James Phillips
Oct 16, 2012 | 1618 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walker County Commission voted Monday to approve a lease agreement with Bevill State Community College that would allow the college to use the county’s old hangar at the Walker County Airport-Bevill Field.

The hangar could possibly be used by the college for a flight school/aviation maintenance program.

Bevill State officials have said they are exploring the idea of an aviation program, but the school is still in an exploration phase. Penne Mott, dean of Bevill’s Jasper campus, said securing a lease on the hangar would give the college a place to hold such a program. The terms of the lease have not been settled. Mott said attorneys for Bevill State and for the county will work out those details.

“This is the beginning of a process and we are excited about the possibilities in the future,” Mott said.

Commission Chairman Bruce Hamrick said he was also excited about the partnership. “If this can be put together, it could draw people from across the entire state,” Hamrick said. “I’m thankful for Bevill State and for the commissioners for the foresight to keep moving Walker County forward.”

In other action from the meeting:

•Commissioners voted to approve an annual contract with Intergraph Services Company for mapping and technical support for the Walker County Revenue Commissioner’s Office.