400-40 Airport

 

The R.M. of Gull Lake No. 139, R.M. of Carmichael No. 109 and the Town of Gull Lake own and operate the Gull Lake Municipal airport located on NE-2-13-19-W3M.

A board consisting of an appointee from each municipality administers the airport and the R.M. of Gull Lake administrator is the secretary / treasurer to the board. (See appointments 200-10.99)

The airport funds itself through leases of the agricultural land around the air strips and oil wells.

The R.M. of Gull Lake administers the airport through a trust account.

The R.M. of Gull Lake does the maintenance on the airport and bills the airport trust account at ratepayer rates.

In the last 25 years any major runway repairs have been funded by the R.M. of Gull Lake; Repayment to the municipality was made from airport revenues spread out over a number of year. There have been some contributions by others many years ago, and the oil industry used to donate crude oil. The last donation of oil by the industry was in the late 1970. Changes to Provincial regulations require refined oil emulsion to be used in resurfacing air port runways.