More auto rental providers to lease space at airport terminal

Hertz and Avis auto rental companies at the Williamsport Regional Airport terminal will have more competition starting Nov. 15 as Enterprise Holdings Inc.’s three rental providers will be leasing a space approved at Wednesday’s Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority.

Drive Alliance’s partnership of National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo will rent one space for $500 a month or 10 percent of its monthly gross revenue, whichever is greater, plus $339 a month for its counter space, said authority Executive Director Tom Hart.

The lease is a one-year agreement with four one-year options, which is the same agreement as with the other car rental companies, Hart said.

Enterprise area manager Kevin Kolodgie represented the company at the meeting.

Abel Fence Co. won the bid to clean up and replace the airport perimeter security fencing. Its base bid No. 1 is for $64,965, and its base bid No. 2 is for $66,925, for a total of $131,890. New York State Fence was a close second, as its concepts paralled Abel Fence Co.’s, so the decision came down to the low bid, Hart said.

Fence work should be completed in four weeks.

Regarding the alternate bids for repair of two 12-by-50 sections of two small roads leading to Federal Aviation Administration equipment, the authority decided it was less costly to do the repairs in-house for $1,720, as the lowest alternate bid was $1,900, Hart said. The authority is purchasing material and renting a skidloader for two days, and Montoursville Borough is lending another piece of equipment to complete the project.

Electrical service feeding two approach lighting towers atop the old Schnadig property owned by SJ Holdings LLC must be relocated. As the authority is responsible for the electrical part of it, and it’s Federal Aviation Administration equipment, the administration will do the electrical design. The authority entered into an agreement with SJ Holdings that Holdings will pay 80 percent of design costs. Design costs are not to exceed $40,000, Hart said.

In other business, the authority approved:

A $21,900 proposal from certified public accountant Scott Stugart for the authority’s 2013 audit

Advertising on Municibid, an online auction site for municipalities that allows the public’s purchase, for the sale of the authority’s 1983 SnowBlast snowblower and 2000 Dodge Durango.