Eufaula has agreed to keep Weedon Field afloat for a few months until the hangars destroyed by the March 3 tornado are replaced. The Eufaula Jet Center will be given $5,000 per month from the city, making up for the lack of revenue the hangars and fuel would have provided.
“There is little to no revenue there at the moment out there,” Mayor Jack Tibbs said prior to receiving affirmation of a resolution. “They make their revenue off of fuel sales and hangers, but there are no rentals right now because there are no hangers out there.”
Tibbs also noted the new employee handbook was finished, thanking Human Resources Director Elizabeth Conklin, department heads and city attorneys for their work. Council President Johnny Knight also congratulated Conklin on the handbook. Councilman Lucious Cobbs said the council should accept the new handbook pending City Attorney Courtney Potthoff “signing off on it.” Potthoff missed Monday’s regular meeting.
The council re-appointed three individuals – Dr. Martha Rahming, Ben Garrison and Barbara Knight – to three-year terms on the city’s Personnel Advisory Board.
Also re-appointed was Brandon Green to a five-year term on the Airport Advisory Board.
Council member Linda Grice acknowledged Eufaula City Schools Superintendent Joey Brannan at the meeting and noted there was “some somewhat encouraging news from the school system.”
“We’re not where we need to be by any stretch, but the teachers are working very hard to have gains in our academic performances,” Brannan said. “Right now the data provided is elementary through middle school. We don’t have enough data for the high school’s progress.”
Tibbs recognized four employees for their service, including fire department members Rob Rosen (19 years), Bryan McClintock (five years) and Roy Powers (five years), and librarian Shannon Longlois (10 years).