Officials consider changes in airport position

Published 11:30 pm Monday, April 6, 2009

Officials are considering cutting the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Airport’s managerial position down to a part-time job, saving payroll funds and allowing the facility’s automated features to run in a self-service capacity.

Director of Public Works Steve Moreton said the city will monitor the airport’s operations over the next week to determine if a part-time position can handle the job or if a new, full-time employee should be hired to the position.

Street department employee Billy Case took over as an interim airport manager last week after former manager Clifford Britt resigned.

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Before Britt resigned, his position at the airport paid $12.17 per hour, making it a $25,000 per year occupation.

Aldermen will likely discuss the airport manager’s job at their meeting Tuesday night.