Sherman Airport Advisory Board disbanded

SHERMAN, TEXAS -- Sherman City Council has unanimously voted to disband the Sherman Municipal Airport Advisory Board.

Sherman Mayor Bill Magers says the board has not been functioning for more than a year.

He also says that the council hasn't been following their advice to subsidize fuel prices and use government funds to build hangars.

Magers says this doesn't mean they're closing the airport; only the taxpayers can vote to do that.

Magers says in about three years, voters will have a big decision to make about the airport.

"We can spend $500,000 to a million dollars to maintain the runway and repair it on the hook with federal dollars, or we can pay off the note and go a different route," Magers said.

Magers adds that the Sherman airport is a great asset, but voters will have to decide how they want to spend their tax dollars.

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  • by South of the red on Jul 18, 2012 at 02:41 PM
    You can be sure this is just a move to enrich the ones in the know as usual...someone on the city council probably owns land on 289 and sees an opportunity for development, but they gotta get the airport shut down first. In the old days they called it paving the road you're gonna walk.
  • by Grayson Location: Grayson on Jul 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
    Now you are on the right track! Get rid of all those old timers sitting around patting each other on the back and using the assets of the county as their own personal toy box and lets get some fresh approaches to growing the Texoma area up and running! Thank you!
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