Johnson County Airport Board members Tom Newell and Randy Dyess gave a report to the county commissioners last week, and also put in an official request for approval to purchase a jet fuel truck for the Johnson County Airport.
Dyess said the board has been looking for both new and used trucks and that they were hard to find. New units ranged anywhere from $165,000 to $500,000.
The truck they want to purchase is a 1998 model with 12,000 miles on it that will be refurbished to new condition. The cost of the unit is between $74,000 and $77,000 and will come with a warranty.
Dyess said a deposit check was required before the unit would be rebuilt, and asked the commissioners for a check to cover the deposit and a check for the balance when the truck is delivered until the board receives their one-percent funding.
The truck, when refurbished, will come with Johnson County graphics and have two options, a digital fuel gauge on the outside of the tank and a back-up camera to avoid collisions, as the pump is on the back of the truck.
The commissioners approved the request.