Montgomery commissioners to consider airport improvement plan

Montgomery County Commissioners have their regular monthly meeting this evening.

Montgomery County Commissioners meet monthly in the count administration building at S. Main and E. Spring Sts., Troy, N.C. (photo courtesy of and © Google Maps)

Montgomery County Commissioners meet monthly in the count administration building at S. Main and E. Spring Sts., Troy, N.C. (photo courtesy of and © Google Maps)

The commissioners’ pre-meeting work session will focus on the county airport between Biscoe and Star and a seven-year transportation improvement plan that is part of a package for state grant consideration.

County Manager Matthew Woodard and consultant Chad Vernon of Talbert & Bright will update commissioners on the plan, which includes recommendations to remove runway obstructions, improve runway safety area sloping, add a self-service fuel farm and fence the perimeter of the airport property. The total estimated cost of the improvements is just over $1.3 million.

County Economic Development Director Ashley Cagle and Bob Deen of the county airport committee will also provide a PowerPoint presentation, and a discussion on the composition of the airport committee will conclude the work session.

Following the work session, the commissioners’ regular meeting agenda for the evening includes a public hearing on an economic development incentive proposed to help Montgomery Motors create five new jobs in the county.

A notice from the county says the Troy-based car dealership plans to open a “satellite location” in another municipality in the county. A source told WMTG that the company is looking at a parcel at the intersection of Hwys. 24/27 and U.S. 220 Alternate in Biscoe for the expansion.

The meeting agenda also includes some board appointments and budget adjustments.

The Montgomery County Commissioners usually meet on the third Tuesday of each month, with the work session at 5 p.m. and the regular session at 6 p.m. When possible, rebroadcasts of the meetings are aired later in the week on WMTG.

Editor’s note: WMTG plans to rebroadcast tonight’s meeting Sun., Oct. 20, at 9 p.m.

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