New hangar to be built at Alexandria Airport

The 50-foot-by-150-foot hangar will be larger than other private hangars at the airport and will house three airplanes.

At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a ground-lease agreement with Trifecta of Alexandria, LLC, which is building a private aircraft storage hangar at the city airport.

The 50-foot-by-150-foot hangar will be larger than other private hangars at the airport and will house three airplanes. It will be located just north of the Bellanca building.

The lease is for 20 years, with indefinite automatic five-year renewals unless either the city or the company provides written notice of termination 60 days before the lease expires.

After 20 or 25 years, the company has the right to remove the property, hangar and all fixtures or have the city purchase the improvements. After 30 years, the lease gives the city the ability to have the hangar removed at no cost.

The agreement calls for a lease rate of 10-cents per foot annually, which amounts to $750 in the first year. The rates would be tied to the Consumer Price Index after that.


The company will pay personal property taxes to the city on the improvements.

Other items from the April 13 meeting not covered in other council stories follow.

New public works vehicles

The Public Works Department will soon receive a new plow truck with attachments and a grader through the state’s cooperative purchasing program.

The council authorized public works staff to order the delivery of the vehicles on or about Nov. 1.

The total cost won’t exceed $430,000.

The grader will take about six to eight months to arrive because the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed delivery times.

Donation accepted for rifle project

The council agreed to accept a $1,500 donation from CC Services to purchase equipment for the Alexandria Police Department’s 2020 rifle project.

Emergency declaration extended

The council agreed to extend Mayor Sara Carlson’s declaration of a local emergency because of the coronavirus.


The order was initially adopted on March 18 and is in effect for 30 days, until April 17. The council’s action extends it through May 31.

The council will likely reevaluate the extension at its May 26 meeting.

Foods trucks get licenses

Three mobile food trucks received vendor licenses – Papa Don’s Burgers and Wings of Starbuck, Wrap Shack of Herman and Terri’s Food Wagon of Alexandria.

Also, TNT Fireworks received a fireworks license out of a temporary tent on a vacant lot at 209 Nokomis Street.

Change order for Nevada Street/ALASD project

The city agreed to cover 50% of the cost of a change order in a joint project on Nevada Street that also included the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District. ALASD will pay the other half.

The project will excavate about 1,000 feet of poor subgrade material and install new granular material with drain tile and fabric.

The cost is expected to range between $36,000 and $49,000.


Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
What To Read Next
Get Local