Officials from the Yeager Airport recently announced the progress of the terminal upgrades, runway extension construction, and the airport’s legal clash with Freedom Industries.
Rick Atkinson, the Airport Director announced that Mark Nowak, a Clark Hill lawyer, will be acting as lead counsel for the airport’s defense against a suit which alleges Yeager Airport for not appropriately containing a runoff from the runway extension. The runoff was said to have contaminated the main water supply which led to a 9-day water ban.
Trig Salsbery, a board member and a Charleston attorney, believes when the facts are shown in court, Yeager Airport will be freed from being the main culprit of the issue.
The board also analyzed bids for the terminal upgrade consisting of a new boarding bridge and upgrades on several bridges. The upgrades would include AC units and power per bridge, which would result to electricity and hot/cold air circulation.
The upgrades are estimated to be around $2 million.