The Boone County Budget and Finance Committee has recommended an ordinance that would appropriate funds for repairs to a hangar at the Boone County Airport.
The ordinance, which was one of several considered at the May 3 meeting, will be considered by the full Quorum Court at its May 10 meeting.
From the General Fund, a total of $95,400 will be transferred to the Airport: Capital Outlay: Buildings fund. Airport manager Judy McCutcheon told the committee that amount would 90 percent of an Arkansas Department of Aeronautics grant. The money will be used to repair the roof on the Fixed Base Operations (FBO) hangar, as well as replace doors and windows.
McCutcheon went on to explain that, after the repairs are made, the bills will be sent to the Department of Aeronautics, which will then present the grant. The county will then be reimbursed, she said.
Repairs to the hangar have become necessary, McCutcheon said, after heavy rains earlier this year caused leaking. Committee members were shown pictures of puddles on the hangar floor, as well as water running down the walls.
The roof repair will include a special silicone coating system. McCutcheon said the silicone system had been well researched, and it would last a long time.
A good FBO hangar was vital to the operation of the airport, McCutcheon said. She expected to start soliciting bids for the project very soon.
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