Whether it be through building a new hangar, a solar array, or simply upping the fees for the 17,500 planes that take off and land at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport, a study commission kicked around a number of ways to generate additional revenue.
Three City Councilors had petitioned the mayor to form a study group which will delve into the management of the airport to determine whether or not it is worth the city's effort to operate it. The group is running a cost analysis and ultimately d
Thomas Sakshaug will head the commission reviewing airport operations.
Three city councilors requested a cost/benefit analysis for the airport, which has been operating in a deficit annually. A nine-member group met for the first time Thursday in hopes to submit a report in May.
"We are not here to replace the Airport Commission or do anything the Airport Commission does," Sakshaug, who will serve as chairman said.
Three city councilors are asking for a review of airport management.
Councilors Donna Todd Rivers, Christopher Connell, and Melissa Mazzeo filed a petition asking Mayor Linda Tyer to form a study group review options for airport management and perform a cost analysis.