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Airport worker to be replaced

QUEENSBURY Warren County supervisors decided to fill a void at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport after all. At the September meeting of the personnel committee, County Department of Public Works Director Bill Lamy had requested that a position of airport maintenance worker be filled due to a resignation. At that time, the committee decided not to fill the position and see how things ran without it. Last week, Lamy appeared before the personnel committee again and advised them that he had he had found a less critical vacancy in his department that he chose not to fill in order to get the airport position filled instead. The board gave me the flexibility to look at the department and thats what I did, Lamy said. Now well go through the posting process and fill the airport position. Lake George Supervisor Lou Tessier, who heads up the airport committee, was pleased that the position was filled. We only have five people out there, and two of them are first responders in case of fire, Tessier said. The person that resigned was one of those responders. We need those two out there to operate fire equipment in case of an accident, Tessier said. Otherwise, we need them to cut grass, plow snow and clear the brush. We need five people out there to maintain the airport the way we like it maintained. Lamy concurred. We have 600 acres out there, and the airfield electrical system has to be maintained along with runway parking, marking, wildlife management and more, he said.

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