Vermont’s largest airport seeks new staff member, upgrades

February 3, 2020 GMT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s largest airport wants to hire a new staff member and make other improvements with help from a surplus from last year’s budget.

Officials from the Burlington International Airport were set to present their budget Monday to the city’s Board of Finance, WCAX-TV reported.

Officials are seeking $65,000 to hire someone to oversee the airport’s new rental car service building.

Aviation Director Gene Richards said the airport spent $6 million last year to construct a rental car building and hiring someone will benefit both those who are driving the rental cars and those who service the vehicles.

“Currently they’re doing it in our parking garage which is very cold sometimes so this will give them a nice warm covered area with all the right amenities to do the job in a very efficient manner,” Richard said.

Airport officials are also asking for the city’s approval to spend excess money from last year to make upgrades around the airport. Richards estimated the airport brought in almost $130,000 more than they budgeted for.

He would like to see the money used for maintenance to the parking garage.