All systems go for fueling up at New Albany/Union County airport, officials say

After several months of deliberation, airport board members, Cook Coggins Engineering, Inc., and city officials determined that fuel is now ready to be sold at the New Albany-Union County Airport.

Alderman-At-Large Dan Skinner said, “We are now selling gas at the airport.”

Cook Coggins engineer Roland Humphrey sent out a letter on October 1, 2008 stating, “In our opinion, the fueling system which has been installed at the New Albany-Union County Airport, is ready for service.”

This letter was sent out to: Gary Cooper, airport board member, Ed Prawl, airport board chairman, Tim Roberts, Cook Coggins engineer at the New Albany office, City of New Albany Mayor Tim Kent and Board of Supervisors President Danny Jordan.

Prawl said, “As far as I know, everything is ready to go.’

When Airport Co-Manager Carolyn Wright was contacted Wednesday morning, she said, “The board has not officially told me that I can sell fuel yet.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, Wright said, “I have just been informed that we are open for selling gas.”

County Administrator Terry Johnson said, “I think it will be a great asset to have self-service fuel at the airport.”