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By Drew Lawson
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Airport committee discusses hangar leases

Chapman says all tenants should receive FAA guidelines


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 11:15am

DAVENPORT—A council meeting lacking in action items didn’t mean there wasn’t business to discuss by the airport committee consisting of councilmembers Chris Ruiz, Jonathan Chapman and Lance Strite prior to council’s regular meeting Wednesday, June 22.

A debate over Gary Stuckle’s hangar has been the topic of conversation amongst the city and airport stakeholders. The city says Stuckle is in violation of his lease agreement by storing items in the hangar not related to his flying ventures, while Stuckle says he’s in complete compliance with the agreement.

Mayor Brad Sweet said the city sent letters to Stuckle in February and May telling him he wasn’t in compliance, while city administrator Steve Goemmel suggested opening his hangar to a person “who wants to fly.”

Sweet and Strite, along with Goemmel, broached the subject of potential eviction, with Strite saying Stuckle needed “to get in compliance” to keep his lease. Goemmel then said Stuckle wasn’t in compliance with FAA regulations.

Chapman asked if the letter to Stuckle detailed what the FAA regulations are, and Goemmel said it didn’t. The councilmember then said Stuckle should receive a copy of those regulations and be given 60 days to get in compliance before he’s evicted.

He also added that all airport tenants should receive those regulations to know how to stay in compliance with FAA rules, which Goemmel said he could do.

Stuckle wasn’t present at the committee meeting, and no action was taken during council’s regular meeting.

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Drew Lawson, Editor

Drew Lawson is the editor of the Davenport Times. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Twitter: @lawsondrew5


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