Edgartown selectmen consider changing airport lease


Town manager Pam Dolby urged Edgartown selectmen to meet with members of the Katama Airport Commission to discuss a new lease for the town-owned airport.

According to Ms. Dolby, who discussed the matter with selectmen on Tuesday, the town gets rent as a percentage of revenue from the current airport operation, which comes mostly as landing fees.

“That has always been very difficult for the town,” Ms. Dolby said. “We would like to consider negotiating a flat rent.”

Selectmen agreed to meet with airport commissioners to discuss the lease issues.

Also Monday, selectmen agreed that they should talk to the owners of Flatbread Pizza, a restaurant in the building that formerly housed Nectars, Outerlands, and The Hot Tin Roof. Ms. Dolby told selectmen that the restaurant closed at least three weeks before the closing date set out in the business’s alcohol license, without notifying the town.

Ms. Dolby said the town recently learned that Flatbread plans an event in October when liquor will be served. Ms. Dolby said she would research state laws and try to reach the owners, to determine the town’s next step.