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Posted on: September 6, 2019

City council to meet in special work session

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City Council will meet in a special work session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss a lease agreement for a fixed-base operator to provide fuel sales and other aviation services at Danville Regional Airport.

The session will be held in the Council Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that will be voted upon in future business meetings.

Since the matter will involve discussion or consideration of publicly held real property, the session will be closed to the public as allowed by state law.

Last month, City Council voted to table a decision on a proposed lease agreement with Lexington, N.C.-based Fly High Inc., as the airport’s fixed-base operator. The move came after a public hearing during which several citizens urged City Council to choose instead General Aviation and Averett University as the operator.

The City of Danville owns Danville Regional Airport, but it contracts with an operator to handle services such as fuel sales, aircraft maintenance and flight instruction. General Aviation is the current fixed-base operator and has served in that capacity for many years. Averett provides flight training at the airport through its aviation program.

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