Charleston County Aviation Authority is set to vote today on its proposed $35.1 million spending plan for the new budget year that starts July 1.

The proposal does not call for any new user fee hikes for parking or passengers, and is 28.3 percent higher than the current budget.

The growth in passengers at Charleston International Airport, the state’s busiest terminal, is driving the increased spending plan because more people are using parking, concessions and rental cars.

The airport is expected to set a record of 2.6 million passengers by the end of June, eclipsing the previous record of 2.4 million set in 2008.

Also on the agenda is a report from the authority’s legal committee about the possibility of bringing an attorney on staff full-time. Current airport attorney Arnold Goodstein is not a full-time employee. He earns $235,000 a year from the airport.

One other item of note on the agenda is the contract with the Austin-Hitt construction team for the $150 million terminal makeover project that’s expected to start later this year.

Read more in tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier.

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