$900,000 loan payment “first and foremost,” says Jones
Look down that lonesome runway -- Businesses have not flocked to locate at the airport tech park.
Commission Chairman Rob Jones said he doesn’t care if no new work happens at the Pickens County Airport, “the $900,000 has got to be paid.”
This $900,000 is a portion of the $3.977 million bond [loan] issued by the Pickens County Development Authority in 2004 and used to develop the 17-acre tract adjacent to the airport. This tract has been constructed to Federal Aviation
Administration standards - including a central taxiway - in hopes of attracting pilots who will build and lease hangars on the property.
While the airport authority and Commissioner Jones both agree it’s a priority to secure the money, there is some difference of opinion about where that money could come from.
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