Airport Business Park Tenants Struggle Under Wastewater Bill Increase
April 20, 2018
Martha’s Vineyard – The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission has sent a demand letter to its tenant Nicholas Catt owner of Airport Laundromat at the airport business park for payment of a $140,000 wastewater bill by May 3. If the debt remains unresolved, the commission has said it will terminate its lease agreement with Mr. Catt, which is not set to expire until 2026. The demand follows a tenfold increase in fees recently approved by the Commission.
The airport owns and operates its own wastewater facility that handles about four million gallons of wastewater annually from 61 customers including the airport, county and business park tenants. Claiming a shortfall in revenue, the airport commission voted to increase wastewater fees from roughly $8 per thousand gallons to $80 per thousand gallons last February.