Public Hearing Scheduled On Agreement Between County, Aviation Company

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MAYVILLE – A public hearing to discuss a recent agreement between an aviation company and the Chautauqua County Executive’s Office will take place on Sept. 23 before the Chautauqua County Legislature meeting. 

The agreement originally called for Chase Aviation Company, LLC. to pay $500 a month from October until September 30, 2024, according to the resolution that was supposed to be voted on by the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Facilities Committee Monday. However, the committee amended the resolution to a two-year agreement, provided the meeting was agreed to and that the full Legislature passed the agreement.

Officials say the agreement was shorted because Chase Aviation wants to move long-term into a hanger that isn’t currently available because it is being renovated. The hanger is reportedly scheduled to be ready in 2022.

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.

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.


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