Hartsville plans airport overhaul

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net

At a special called meeting held May 7, Hartsville City Council approved the next step in a planned overhaul of the Hartsville Regional Airport.

Council approved Resolution 05-19-01, selecting Charleston architechtural firm The Middleton Group to help formulate a comprehensive plan for the airport’s revitalization.

The resolution says that “currently the airport is not at the Hartsville standard. The terminal building is a trailer that has past its usefulness and the access road is in need of repair.”

A request for quotations pulled in several bidders, and these firms were vetted and rated by three members of the Hartsville Regional Airport Committee.

The Middleton Group scored 270 in this review, more than doubling the score of their nearest competitor.

The resolution states that no additional funds need to be drawn for this particular action, since money for airport architechtural services was already budgeted for this and next fiscal year.

Also at this meeting, council approved first reading of Ordinance 4364, which would continue leasing city-owned property at 149 W. Carolina Avenue to the Darlington County Humane Society.

The ordinance states that the Humane Society has leased this property since 2016 at a rate of $500 per month. The lease is a one-year term.

Author: Rachel Howell

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