An airport authority member’s
financial ties to a subdivision near the runway is not a conflict of interest, the mayor and the board’s attorney said Monday.
The Daily Journal learned this week that recently appointed Tupelo Airport Authority member Glenn McCullough Jr. is a partner in MGA Investments, which developed the Cottonwood Estates subdivision.
The 126-unit community, one of the newest in the city, is located off Colonial Estates Road in the heart of a residential area split by the airport’s plans to extend its 6,500-square-foot runway.
Under a proposal for lengthening the runway, Colonial Estates could be widened to handle several thousand vehicles diverted by the rerouting of West Jackson Street Extended.