City council hears from aviation engineer about runway project in addition to citizen concerns

The Clarion City Council held their regular meeting last Monday. (Because of our early publishing for Thanksgiving week, the meeting story had to appear in this week’s paper).

            The council heard from Brian Meyer, a representative of DGR Engineering regarding a runway pavement preservation and taxiway reconstruction project at the Clarion Airport. Meyer explained how FAA funding works and noted that a certain amount of funds need to be spent this year or they will be lost. Meyer and Public Works Director Jon Devries emphasized that the runway was paved in 1982, with no reconstruction happening since. Meyer noted that the FAA funds 90% of the project, with the city being responsible for 10%. This would be an approximately $400,000 project, with city responsible for about $40,000.  After some discussion about what fiscal year’s budget the funds would come from, the council approved the agreement what would allow the engineering process to get started and preparing for taking bids for the project in the near future.

For the full story, see the November 29th edition of the Monitor