The County Airport, known as Westover Field, is under the
umbrella of the General Services Administration (GSA). The
airport operates as an Enterprise Fund. Its 1999-2000 budget for
operating expense is $1,044,368 with $1,079,293 in operating
The airport is a non-tower facility with 24-hour operation, 365
days a year. Runway lights, weather and wind information is
accessible by radio. The airport is staffed daily between the
hours of 9am and 5pm, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Airport
traffic is approximately 300 to 500 flights weekly.
- County Airport Manager
1999-2000 Final County Budget
- Revenue Transaction Analysis for July 1999 through
- Airport Concessionaire Contract
- Westover Field Airport Master Plan dated May 25, 1991
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- California Vehicle Code
- California Government Code
Westover Field located on Airport Road, Martell.
The Airport Manager is a concessionaire under contract with the
County and he employs two part-time workers.
- The Airport Administration Building, currently in use by
the Agriculture Department and scheduled to be returned to
airport use, is lacking in overall maintenance.
- The parking lot is in need of resurfacing with
individual parking spaces marked.
- The designated space for the parking of vehicles by
and/or for the disabled is not in compliance with California
Vehicle Code Sections 22511.7 and 22511.8, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act requiring the designated space to have markings
in addition to the sign posted.
- A mound of dirt, gravel and chunks of concrete from the
removal of underground tanks was dumped in front of the Airport
Administration Building and has not been removed.
- Allowing parking directly in front of the fire hydrant
is in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22514, which
disallows a parked vehicle within 15 feet of the hydrant.
- Hanger rental fees are not consistent.
- The Airport Master Plan of May 25, 1991 has not been
The Airport Administration Building needs to be refurbished.
- The mound of debris directly in front of the Airport
Administration Building needs to be removed.
- Hanger rental fees need to be reviewed and standardized.
- The Airport Master Plan of May 25, 1991 is in need of
Refurbish the Airport Administration Building prior to its
return to usage as the airport manager's office.
- Remove the mound of debris dumped in front of the
Airport Administration Building.
- Resurface the public parking area and mark individual
- Mark the area directly in front of the fire hydrant for
- Mark the area on the ground for disabled parking.
- Conduct and document a survey of the hanger rental rates
at neighboring airports to determine current market value and
their method of calculation.
- Establish and charge a consistent hanger rental rate
taking into consideration the market value for like kind.
- Review, assess and update the Airport Master Plan of May
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