Interim manager named for airport
Steamboat Springs — Mel Baker has been named interim airport manager of Steamboat Springs Airport/Bob Adams Field.
A former seasonal city employee at the airport, Baker went full-time in October 1998. He will act in the stead of Brian Feeney, who resigned this month to take a position in private industry in suburban Chicago.
Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord said Wednesday that the search for Feeney’s permanent replacement is well under way. The position has been advertised in aviation and government publications, as well as in local and Denver newspapers. To date, the city has received 15 resumes.
DuBord said she will be joined on the selection committee by representatives from Yampa Valley Regional Airport, the Northwest Colorado Aviators and a local air charter, air ambulance business, Mountain Flight Services.
DuBord said a candidate could be hired and on the job within four to six weeks.
The new airport manager is tentatively expected to oversee a $1 million runway overlay beginning this summer. The Federal Aviation Administration has indicated it will pay for 90 percent of the cost. The funding was held up in Congress this winter but that legislative logjam has been cleared, DuBord said, and the city is waiting for the FAA to issue a contract. The city has already identified Connell Resources in Steamboat as the low-bid contractor.
The starting date has not been determined, but once the work commences, the airport is expected to close for 30 days. The airport does not have commercial service, but general aviation will be affected by the closure.
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