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City council approves courtesy car for airport

Providing a courtesy car at the airport and awarding the bid in the annual seal coat program were the main items of business for the Perryton City Council Tuesday evening.

City Manager David Landis explained the need for  a courtesy car at the municipal airport.

He said the car would provide a very useful service for pilots or passengers to be able to come in to town to eat, shop, or stay the night, particularly since there are no rental car companies in town.

Landis added that the city would use one of the old police cars scheduled for trade in. It would be equipped with a tracking device, and those using it would be required to return it with a full tank of gas.

Landis said the keys would be placed in a lock box at the airport, and those wanting to use the car would call the police department to make arrangements.

He estimated the yearly cost at around $700, and sponsorship opportunities would be made available to the Chamber of Commerce or the CDC via placing their signs on the car to offset that cost.

The council approved the courtesy car.

Also during the meeting, the council awarded the bid for the city's annual seal coat project to low bidder C&G Operators out of Dumas. The total cost is $157,443.66.

In other business, the council: officially appointed Kim Fowler as city secretary (she has been on the job in probationary period for around 6 months); held a 10 minute executive session on personnel, with the agenda to consider the appointment, evaluation, and/or dismissal of an officer (no action was taken in open session); passed a resolution setting the May 6 general election, which included that the election will be held in conjunction with the Perryton Independent School District at City Hall; heard the financial, gas, and water reports for the previous month.