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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Barron to remain airport manager

  • Mike Barron will remain the manager of Hannibal Regional Airport.
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  • Mike Barron will remain the manager of Hannibal Regional Airport.
    During Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, a contract between the city and Barron Aviation Private Flight Services for fixed base operator services was approved. The contract is for $50,000 annually.
    Barron Aviation has overseen the airport for the city since May 2008 when the Council approved an initial three-year contract. The contract was extended for three more years in August 2011. The new contract will be for five years.
    In another airport related issue, the Council gave first reading an ordinance to accept an amendment of $50,574 to the original Missouri Department of Transportation Aviation grant to pay for cracksealing at the airport. The local match will increase to $2,662.
    According to Mark Rees, director of public works, the cracksealing has begun and is about half done.
    In other business:
    • Approval was given Bluff City’s request for reserved bus parking near its 212 Broadway home to accommodate a play that takes place on a bus. The first performance will take place on Wednesday, July 9. The request reportedly has the support of the theater’s next-door neighbor, Cernea Appraisal Services.
    • A handicap parking request was approved for 422 Seventh St.
    • First reading was given a bill affirming the city’s procedure to disclose potential conflicts of interest and substantial interest for certain municipal officials and employees. The Missouri Ethics Commission requires this process be completed by no later than
    Sept. 15.
    • Approval of alcohol sales and consumption on city-owned property was granted the Mark Twain Museum during its remaining Music Under the Stars performances this summer.
    • The Hannibal History Museum was granted permission to use city property from 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the Big River Steampunk Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30.
    A tethered hot air balloon will be in Nipper Park. Vendor tent spaces and an entertainment stage will be located in the parking lot at Bird and North Main streets.
    TomSawyer Jr. presented an assortment of items to the Council from Troy, Mich., where Sawyer resides.

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