Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (KMRB) manager receives $5K raise

Neil Doran, manager of the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Authority voted Monday to give airport Manager Neil Doran a $5,000 raise after his first year on the job.

Doran, who began his duties in September 2016, will be paid $70,000 per year effective Oct. 1.

The authority also approved a 3 percent raise for the airport's office manager, and decided that a merit-pay program should be established by the end of the year.

"We believe that (Doran) has impacted the bottom line far more in his position than ... what he was being paid," board Chairman Jim Klein said of the unanimous decision to increase Doran's salary.

Board members Daryl Bryarly and Betty Gunnoe were absent from Monday night's meeting.

Klein credited Doran for efforts to generate more revenue for the airport through a pending $2.25 million land sale, as well as work to address inconsistencies in operations, billing issues and lease evaluations.

Regarding the airport office manager's pay raise, Dan Dulyea, an authority member and Berkeley County councilman said the airport's budget, finance and accounting work have come "light years from where it was previously."

In other business Monday, the authority voted to authorize Doran to review legal services for the airport and whether bids should be requested.

Klein said authority meeting minutes appear to indicate that legal services last were reviewed in 1999, and that there are questions about state bidding requirements.

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