Devine council approves preliminary deal to lease airport hangar in return for capital improvements

By Anton Riecher
By a vote of 4 to1 the Devine City Council approved drafting a contract to lease Hangar 10 at the city-owned airport to a construction contractor offering to supplement a modest monthly rent of $500 with an estimated $120,000 in capital improvements within two years.
“My purpose is to beautify the facility and make it look like we know what we’re doing because we are going to try to sell services to the aviation community,” Devine resident Dallas Collins told the council at its April 16th regular session.
City Administrator David Jordan agreed to work with City Attorney Thomas Cate to draft a five-year lease agreement for presentation to the council for final approval.
District 5 Council Member Debbie Randall was alone in opposing…