Sedona Airport, Fire District renegotiate tower lease

  • Source: Sedona Red Rock News
  • Published: 11/04/2020 01:02 PM

A long-standing agree­ment between the Sedona Airport and the Sedona Fire District to lease a communications tower on Airport Mesa for $1 per year is coming to end. In its stead, the airport is seeking a 10-year contract with a more-than-symbolic fee — something in the ballpark of $1,750 per month. Officials for the airport and fire district both char­acterized the old agreement as a relic of a bygone era in Sedona when city business was done in a more informal way. Ed Rose, general manager for the Sedona Airport, called the old deal a “good ol’ boys thing,” while SFD Governing Board President Dave Soto described it as a “gentle­men’s agreement.” Under the deal, which expired in September but has been temporarily extended, the airport leased the tower to SFD in exchange for the fire district’s emergency services to the airport — and $1.


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