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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:52 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Audrey Spencer

Killeen Daily Herald

LAMPASAS - Three Lampasas Airport items on the City Council agenda were OK'd Monday evening, with one pending approval by legal counsel.

The council approved a resolution about the proposed T-hangar project and the Airport Layout Drawing, as required by the Texas Department of Transportation.

"This drawing does show where the new hangar will be put in," said Micky Tower, director of Parks and Recreation. "It also shows the future runway extension."

An updated drawing of airport property is required with every new project, said Tower.

"We're at 27 hangars, with another six, maybe eight, units to come," he said. "If we get to 10 in the future, it may be enough to attract an FBO."

An FBO, or fixed base operator, is a mechanic who stays on hand at an airport to perform mechanical or fuel work on planes if a pilot needs it.

Council members also approved, pending a reading by legal counsel, a draft of a courtesy car use agreement for use by the airport when a car obtained from the Lampasas Police Department is brought up to specifications.

The primary purpose of a courtesy car, according to a letter from the Lampasas Airport Advisory Board to the mayor and council, is "to provide complimentary transportation for a short period of time to airport visitors as needed for business or pleasure."

Tower said that many who use the airport often come to the city for food or to do business, such as banking or viewing real estate.

The council also:

Voted to support the 2012 Spring Ho festival, which will face an alternative parade route due to construction projects.

Approved the Kempner Water Supply Corporation-authorized investments for the tank maintenance account, joint-use facilities base reserve account and the joint-use facilities system account.

Accepted the bid of Royal Vista Inc. of Liberty Hill for the Third Street Water Line replacement project in the amount of $127,407.

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