The Aeronautics Committee will continue looking at options to have someone oversee the Quincy Regional Airport, after the Federal Aviation Administration told the city it would like an on-site manager.
Director of Human Resources Doug Olson told the committee Monday that a union employee has taken a “quasi-supervisor” role at the airport, potentially causing issues, as union employees are not allowed to hold supervisor roles over other union employees.
“We feel we need to move forward with some type of either manager or supervisor to alleviate that problem,” he said.
The airport hasn’t had a manager or director whose sole responsibility was the airport since Marty Stegeman also began serving as interim director of the Quincy Transit Lines in 2009.
Stegeman is now serving as the airport director on an interim basis. He is the director of Central Services and the Quincy Transit Lines.
“Marty can’t be in all these places at the same time,” Olson said.
Stegeman said the city will have to get specific criteria from the FAA on what type of supervisor they would like to see at the airport.
“Even back when I was doing it as interim transit director, (the FAA) had expressed some concerns that (duties) might slip, which through time it has,” he said. “(The FAA’s) concern is without someone on site managing day-to-day business … that this will continue to slip.”