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Shelby County Airport Board Meeting –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 15, 2020

Shelbyville, IL. (ECWd) –

We attended the Shelby County Airport Board Meeting yesterday, Sep 14, 2020.

The main topics we brought up were the following:

  • Which county airport statute is this airport governed under? There are three possible answers, each with their own powers and responsibilities, they are: 1) County Airport and Landing Field Act [620 ILCS 40], 2) County Airport Law of 1943 [620 ILCS 45], and, 3) County Airports Act [620 ILCS 50]
  • What does “deadbeat hangars” mean? The board talked about this, even mentioned sending the leaseholders a letter, but also stated all rent was paid up to date
  • Why are none of the airplane hangar/t-hangar leaseholders paying real estate taxes as required under state law?
  • Receipt of and answering requests for public records

Public comment starts at around the 31:10 mark in the below video:


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  • Elizabeth Gruber
    Posted at 15:11h, 15 September Reply

    Oh my. This group just showed such ignorance of what they are suppose to be doing they should hide in shame. Good thing most were wearing masks to cover their identity.

  • PK
    Posted at 13:07h, 16 September Reply

    Seemed like a decent meeting.

    The airport in Whiteside County was non-compliant since two thousand and WHAT?!

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