At the Montevideo City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, the council was approached by Kevin Wald, CEO of Specsys Inc. Wald asked the council to consider a proposal he had submitted, asking for the Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport management contract to be opened for public bidding.
The contract is currently held by Mark Borgerson, owner of Borgerson Aviation, an airplane repair and maintenance business.
The contract stipulates that the present manager receives $18,334 a year for management and maintenance of the airport.
“I’ve been here a little over two years,” Borgerson told the American-News. “I need to work a 40-hour work week ... I’m responsible for maintaining the grounds, mowing the grass, plowing the snow. I maintain the buildings as much as I can, otherwise (the city) hires out for electrical or plumbing that is beyond my capabilities.”
Borgerson also added, “The airport owns the fueling facilities. As part of my contact I maintain the fuel in the tank, which I can sell at a profit ... I rent out the hangers, but am also required to carry a $1 million liability contract on the airport.”