Burlington Mayor In No Hurry To Pick New Airport Director

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington mayor says he is in no hurry to hire a new director for the Burlington International Airport.

MyChamplainValley.com reports Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger told the city Airport Commission he has confidence in Deputy Director Nic Longo, who took over when the previous director was placed on leave in June.

“I don’t feel enormous urgency to move to that at this moment,” Weinberger said, “but I would welcome input from the commission.”

Former Director Gene Richards was fired by the City Council earlier this month after an investigation showed that he used airport gasoline for personal use and showed abusive behavior to employees. Richards apologized for his behavior.

Weinberger says he generally doesn’t fill any municipal vacancy until a national search is performed, but he would welcome input from the commission.