‘Wings-n-Wheels’ event slated

Antique auto show set for July 4

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Antique Auto Club is planning a free “Wings-N-Wheels” celebration July 4 at the County Airport.

The event was given preliminary approval Monday by the Board of Supervisors’ Buildings and Grounds-Highway Committee at the County Office Building. The full board will vote Nov. 13.

County Planning Director James Mraz said he spoke with airport Fixed Base Operator William Milton of The 195 Factory about the celebration.

“We met with Bill Milton,” he said. “He’s comfortable with this particular event.”

Mraz said the county received a facilities use application form from the Fulton County Antique Auto Club to hold an antique auto show July 4 at the airport off Route 67. The event will include a musical car parade, fireworks, vintage airplane displays, and a lock party featuring music and a variety of vendors.

Admission will be free to the public. The event will cost car show participants $15 and vendors $20.

Mraz said the auto club requested use of the airport from July 3 through 5. It also requested the airport be shut down from 10 a.m. to noon July 4 to allow the parade to take place on the runway and taxiway.

The auto club will be responsible for setup and cleanup, providing port-a-johns and providing generators for electrical power.

The facilities use application was forwarded to County Attorney Jason Brott, who will determine the event’s insurance requirements for the event.

In other business, the committee on Monday authorized submittal of a 2018-22 Airport Capital Improvement Plan to the Federal Aviation Administration. The county is required annually to submit the plan to the FAA. It is based on analysis and projects outlined in the county’s updated draft master plan. That plan was completed by county consultant Passero Associates and also sent to the FAA.

Fulton County’s 2018 program totals $600,000. The federal government pays 90 percent of any project’s cost, with the state Department of Transportation and the county each kicking in 5 percent shares apiece. Next year’s main construction project at the airport costs $506,400 and involves rehabilitation of runway and taxiway lighting, and installation of perimeter fencing. Design work is expected to cost another $93,600.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.