Budget approved for airport runway reconstruction
September 24, 2020
The runway at the John A. Baker Airfield is the oldest in the state of Tennessee. A Tennessee Airport Inspection Report was made on July 14, 2020, stating that the runway “is in need of rehabilitation due to excess degradation,” and a project to rehabilitate it was recommended.
The report’s call for rehabilitation struck debate in the County Commission’s last meeting, and caused it once again during Monday’s meeting.
Citizens came to plead their cases to the County. The city’s Vice-Mayor was the first to address the commissioners.
Barber pointed out that the project would mos...