Mayor Del Jurney and Roswell Airport Manager Jennifer Brady prepare to cut the ribbon on the new long-term parking lot at the facility Monday, with help from members of the Roswell Red Coats. (Courtesy Photo)
City officials gathered Monday for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new long-term parking lot at the Roswell Airport.
Roswell Airport Manager Jennifer Brady and Mayor Del Jurney used green scissors to cut a pink-colored ribbon held by members of the Roswell Red Coats.
The free lot features 111 parking spaces, five accessible spaces for those with disabilities, one van-accessible space, 12 energy efficient LED lights, three security cameras and security fencing will be placed around it in the future.
Brady said the lot was well overdue and thanked the public for its patience.
“This is all about you,” she said.
She also thanked the general contractor for the project, Constructors Inc., “for their hard work in meeting and exceeding our expectations,” as well as subcontractors, Bixby Electric, Southwest Concrete, Cobra Stripping and Greg Russell.
“This is exceptional,” Jurney said of the lot and recalled a time when the area was merely a field of dirt and rocks.
Brady and City Council’s Airport Committee, he said, have provided for the traveling public “what was right.
“I hope this enhances the quality of life we try to provide,” he said.