Young said general fund monies have bailed the airport out to the tune of $40,000 to $50,000 annually, up to as much as $100,000. That doesn’t even include the $155,000 in debt payments every year.
Commissioner Don Dixon said they could not allow the airport to continue to be a drain on county coffers.
“If we are not able to change the operations or change the revenue stream, we have to make the books balance,” he said. “The way to make the books balance is to cut what you can cut and the first thing you can cut is personnel.”
In the short term the county is asking the fixed base operator Cincinnati Jet, Development Director David Fehr and other staff to fill the void.
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Dixon said for the long term they plan to go out to bid for a part-time, contracted administrator for Hogan Field.
“We’re looking at part-time contractor with no benefits at all,” Dixon said.
Davis, who has been at the airport almost 18 years, said he has no comment at this time. His termination is effective June 30.