Gold Mine for Gold Coast Skydivers: Who's Getting Kick-Backs?
If you zoom in on the picture, it look like they’re putting down stakes and cinder blocks to add at least eight more trailers. I called Hattiesburg and some of their hanger rental fees are $350/month but in Lumberton, a for profit group gets an entire airport for $350/month. When they were negotiating the last contract, Ben Winston insisted this was a good deal for the City of Lumberton. So is he getting kick backs for negotiating this bad deal. Guess what? The trailers are part of the deal. Just imagine if they were getting rental fees on 16 trailers. Even if the rent on each trailer was $75/month, that would be at least $1,200/month for Lumberton. If each trailer rented for $100/month, that would be $1,600/month and that does not include the $350/month for renting the entire airport. The City of Lumberton claim they’re not getting revenue but an opportunity to garner revenue was missed because Ben Winston insisted that we were getting a good deal. Another example of his poor leadership skills. The additional $1,200-$1,600 in trailer rental could easily pay for another police officer and the $350/month in airport rental fees could be used to give raises to the men in the Public Works Department. But we’re losing more money thanks to Mayor Ben Winston: A Businessman Without a Clue.