As a sub-consultant to another company SMH Consultants is providing land acquisition and surveying services for the Clay Center Municipal Airport. Tasks related to the project have included a survey of elevations at the approach ends of the runway for observation verification, a review of land owner concerns and planning for future projects. Other project components have included planning for an industrial park adjacent to the airport and coordination with the FAA in regards to the height restrictions and impacts to the airport for structures built in the industrial park.
Working with the current Fixed Based Operator and on field airframe and power plant mechanic, SMH Consultants has developed several alternatives for relocation of facilities required to provide these services. This work has involved coordination with the City of Manhattan as the owner of the airport, coordination with the FAA in regards to communications and avionics facilities, an exploration of funding options and development of relocation alternatives for hanger, ramp and FBO space.