Airport purchases include boom lift, fire truck water pump | Lake County News |

2022-03-10 06:05:01 By : Ms. YY INK

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An aerial view of the Gary-Chicago International Airport. 

GARY — The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority entered a lease agreement Wednesday with Conqueror Transport, which operates on airport-owned land officials hope eventually will be used to extend the airport's crossing runway.

The airport purchased the 6100 Airport Road property in February 2021, and other businesses on the property have left, but Conqueror asked to remain at the site, and will pay $25,000 per month for one year to do so, airport Executive Director Dan Vicari told the airport board at its March meeting.

Extension of the shorter crossing runway is a goal in the airport's master plan, Vicari said.

Also Wednesday, the board approved purchase of an 80-foot boom lift. The used equipment will cost $44,000 and allow airport staff to do elevated work without needed to lease a boom.

The board also approved the purchase of a water pump one of the Airport Rescue Firefighter trucks to replace a leaking pump. It will cost nearly $17,400.

And, the board entered into an agreement with NetSuite Oracle for the purchase and implementation of a new accounting software  system for just over $52,400, with a monhtly subscription fee of about $1,600.

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City Engineer Phil Gralik said Hobart started an interchange justification study for a new I-65 interchange at 69th Avenue. 

A development agreement has been approved for Rimbach Square, a 208-unit apartment complex. 

Public Works crews spent 15 hours repairing the break. 

Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has taken issue with the size of a proposed parking lot and the location of a retention pond. 

American Structurepoint, an engineering consulting firm, presented its findings for the first phase of its $59,900 parking study to City Council on Monday. 

"St. john is a great community, and we want to take to the next level."

Lake Station Fire Department responded to a fire at East Central Avenue on Sunday afternoon. 

“It was really an honor to perform for such a great audience, and the cast sure felt the wonderful energy throughout our entire production.”

The teen had a gunshot wound in her right lower abdomen.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, the City of Gary Public Safety Building, at 555 Polk St., will be closed to the public.

An aerial view of the Gary-Chicago International Airport. 

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