The hiring of a Fixed Base Operator for the Winslow Lindbergh Airport came to the point after a Nov. 28 Council meeting, where Council was called into an executive session for "legal advice and pending or contemplating litigation regarding the FBO process," according to an amended notice from the City regarding their regularly scheduled meeting.
Executive session conversations are absolutely confidential to those who had the right to participate in it like Council members, the city attorney, city administrator and city clerk. What they said can be opened up through a court order or if Council so decided that the public should know the content of what went on during an executive session, then the Council could also vote to legally open up the discussion what happened for the good of the public information.
After Council exited the hour and a half executive session on Nov. 28, Councilwoman Judy Howell made a motion to have a special meeting, open to the public, where the Council would be audience to review the presentations by the top four FBO applicants. This presentation by the FBO applicants could represent a crossroad for Winslow to decide on something that could be pivotal for the direction of Winslow's future economic growth.
The four applicants: Trajan, Wiseman, Clear Creek and Double J, will all be in the Council Chambers on Mon., Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. in a special meeting where they will all give their proposals publicly. The Council will make a decision on the following Tues., Dec. 12 during their 6 p.m. work session.