Friday, October 20, 2017

Fremont Municipal Airport (KFET) committee reviews proposed hangar rate increase



Airport Advisory Committee members reviewed hangar lease criteria and a proposed rental increase when they met Friday morning.

The committee has been discussing hangar leases at Fremont Municipal Airport. City of Fremont employees have been updating lease agreements and rules and regulations.

During the meeting, David Goedeken, City of Fremont director of public works, said he plans to send out letters next week notifying tenants that their leases expire on Dec. 31.

Goedeken said his goal is to take the proposed, revised lease agreement and rental rates to the city council’s Nov. 14 meeting for approval.

The leases would extend for five years. Lessees have the option to renew at the end of that period.

At the September advisory committee meeting, Fremont Mayor Scott Getzschman suggested a simple 10 percent, across-the-board increase.

Rent for a “T” hangar would increase from $165 per month to $181.50 and for bulk hangers from $330 to $363.

Lease rates were last adjusted in 2012.

Goedeken discussed the updated hangar rental agreement and rules and regulations.

The rules indicate hangars must be used for airworthy aircraft.

Lessees can store equipment used for aeronautical purposes in the hangars. And provided that the hangar is used primarily for aeronautical purposes, the lessee can store non-aeronautical items as long as it’s not blocking the aircraft.

“Basically, when you open the door, the plane’s going to be front and center and it’s got to be a flyable plane,” Goedeken said.

A vehicle temporarily parked in the hangar while the lessee is using the aircraft wouldn’t be considered as displacing it.

Tenants can’t operate a business out of the hangar. Hangars can’t be used as a residence.

The city has the right to inspect the premises at any time.

No more than five gallons of flammable liquids will be permitted in the hangar.

Tenants will be required to have an adequate fire extinguisher, current with National Fire Protection Association standards, in each hangar.

Each year, lessees will need to provide a certificate of insurance for the contents of the hangar to the city or fixed base operator.

New lessees must provide a security deposit.

“It’s the same if you’re renting a storage unit or an apartment or a house,” Goedeken said. “I don’t foresee requiring a security deposit for existing tenants. It would only be for someone new coming into a unit.”

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