Sunday, September 24, 2017

Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority welcomes new member, passes budget

Kay Dell’ Antonio of Curwensville, left, is welcomed to the Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority Friday by authority member Joe Barber.



FALLS CREEK — The Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority welcomed a new member Friday and approved the 2018 budget.

On Sept. 5, the Clearfield County Commissioners voted to appoint Kay Dell’ Antonio, of Curwensville, to the airport authority, according to a previously published Courier-Express article.

On Friday, she attended the authority’s regular monthly meeting.

“I’d like to welcome our new member, glad to have you aboard,” authority member Jay Chamberlain said.

“Thank you for the opportunity,” Dell’ Antonio told the authority. “I hope I can contribute a lot.”

Dell’ Antonio, who is a commercial loan officer at CBT Bank, said she hopes to bring her business and banking and finance experience to the authority.

She serves on a number of boards, including the Curwensville Regional Development Corporation, the United Way and the Curwensville Library Building Corporation board.

She wants to promote the airport.

“We’re very fortunate to have it,” she said. With the affordable fares now in place, she thinks the airport needs to be publicized.

Along with authority member Jeff Bellmore, from Clearfield, she hopes to be “a voice for Clearfield” and “a voice for the airport in Clearfield.”

Looking back to what sparked her interest in the authority, Dell’ Antonio said her son, who travels a lot, had some delayed and canceled flights. She discussed it with a friend, who suggested she look into serving on the authority, which had a vacancy.

Airport manager Bob Shaffer then called her, and she decided to give it a try.

Budget

The authority passed a 2018 budget which has $640,780 in income and $785,280 in expenses.

The authority will now approach the Jefferson and Clearfield county commissioners about getting allocations. A total of $144,500 is needed in allocations to balance the spending plan. Each county will be asked for $72,250.

The authority will also ask for a one-time allocation of $40,000 from each county to pay off its payables.

Original article ➤ http://www.thecourierexpress.com

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