Chautauqua County, Aviation Company Reach Tentative Agreement At Airport

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MAYVILLE – Local officials and an aviation company have reached a tentative agreement on the lease of a terminal building office at the Chautauqua County Airport.

The agreement calls for Chase Aviation Company, LLC. to pay $500 a month from October until September 30, 2024, according to a resolution that will be voted on by the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Facilities Committee Monday.

The resolution specifically says that, according to the General Municipal Law, a public hearing on the proposed hearing would be held on Sept. 23 during at 6:35 p.m. prior to the full Legislature meeting.

A full Legislature vote will be required to authorize the agreement between Chase Aviation and Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel.

The County reportedly received and accepted a Letter of Intent from Chase Aviation Company, LLC conveying its desire and intention to lease office facilities at the
Jamestown Airport for the purpose of engaging in aircraft brokerage and lease management services. The agreement is for the lease of Terminal Building Office No. 46 for the specific purposes of aircraft brokerage, lease management, and authorized aviation activities for FAA-funded and regulated public airports.

The Airport has been in 2020. In February, Centric Aviation took over operation of all core flight-line services at both the Jamestown and Dunkirk airports under separate lease-operating agreements signed with the County.

Under those agreements, the county receives a fixed monthly rental fee as well as a percentage of gross revenues generated from fuel sales, aircraft de-icing and other services.

Chautauqua County also received $150,000 from a Clean Energy Communities grant to help implement three clean energy projects this year.

County officials say the grant projects include purchasing three Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles to replace existing gasoline vehicles, installation of two electric vehicle charging stations for use by public facilities staff and converting to LED lighting at the Jamestown Airport’s Oak Hill Road tunnel, as well as the conversion of parking lot lighting at the DPF’s Falconer Shop to LEDs.


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