If approved, that would be on top of $173,652 spent last year to move the furniture into storage in the first place and to pay for the warehouse rental through June 2016.
The city chose Closeout Express LLC for a contract worth up to $10,000 to divest the furniture.
The furniture includes office desks and chairs.
“It was old furniture… stuff that was just being housed over there because there was some vacant space,” airport deputy general manager Michael Smith told the AJC.
Spending tens of thousands on storage was questioned when the airport sought approval for funding to move the items into storage.
“Are these things worth $173,000?” asked Yolanda Adrean, then-chair of the city council transportation committee, during a committee briefing at the time. “If it’s not worth it, I’d hate to spend the money.” A city procurement official told her he had looked at the furniture and thought it could still be useful. Then-airport manager Miguel Southwell agreed, and the city council voted unanimously to approve the move to storage.
But this week, in seeking approval to pay up the storage bill and disposal costs, current airport general manager Roosevelt Council told transportation committee members: “It was deemed that it really had very little value or no value at all.”
Money would come from airport revenue, including rental fees from the film company, not the city’s general fund.