Friday, January 6, 2012

Oversight at airport generates action. Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field (KHYA), Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Someone didn’t do the math.

In firing up the new Barnstable Municipal Airport terminal, management discovered that its 100KW emergency generator should have been at least a 7000KW machine. The difference is attributed to changes made when the project was downsized from 55,000 square feet to 34,000 square feet.

Airport management is looking into whether costs can be recovered, but for now wants to tap its $6.5 million enterprise fund reserve balance for $545,000 to install a temporary generator while waiting for a permanent and right-sized replacement, which may take five months.

It’s believed the airport can be reimbursed up to 80 percent of the cost by the state. The remainder could be the subject of negotiations following determination of how the goof occurred.

The town council was expected to vote on the appropriation January 19th.

Source: http://www.barnstablepatriot.com

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KHYA

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