City makes plans to have old hanger removed

by C.F. David

The Boise City Council listened on Monday night as pilot Charles Ogston recommended an old eyesore hanger be removed.

City Manager Rod Avery told the council that he had been in contact with the former leaseholder Jay Carson, about any interest in removing improvements.

“There are no improvements. There is just pipe sticking up,” Ogston said.

“It doesn’t look good,” agreed Councilman Tim Baird.

Avery said that Carson had agreed to remove what he wanted and sign a release.

“Did we give him a time-frame?” asked Councilman Ron Carey.

Ogston said that if the pipe were removed that trucks needed for the new highway construction would have a place to park.

“I think everyone who has a derelict hanger should clean it out,” Ogston said.

“On the immediate problem we’ll have Rod talk to Jay,” said Mayor Craig Sanders.

“I think that’s a good plan. If he doesn’t want to do it, we’ll let Chuck do it,” said Councilman Leroy Randolph.

Ogston then quickly changed directions, “We’ll (Pilots Assoc.) give you $21 thousand if you can get matching funds to repair that runway.”

The council told Ogston and Dr. J.L. Wheeler that plans were underway for improvements to be done this summer. They then made and passed a motion to construct a dirt runway to use while construction was underway.