WARSAW — The Board of Aviation Commissioners approved the purchase of new snow removal equipment during its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11.
At last month’s meeting, the board approved the purchase of a skid steer for the airport, which will be used for snow removal. Airport Manager Nick King continued the discussion on the skid steer this month by presenting the possibilities of purchasing additional equipment for the skid steer, including a snowblower, pallet forks, snow bucket, and push box. All of the equipment will cost the airport approximately $14,100.
“We definitely have the money to purchase the equipment,” said King. “Our skid steer for the airport will be a very versatile piece.”
The board approved the purchase of the equipment for the skid steer.
During the meeting, the board also continued its discussion on proceedings with its current projects, including the rehabilitation of Runway 1836 and the movement of power lines at the airport.
The airport must complete an annual report in order to show the activity of current grants. Ken Ross of NGC Aviation Consultants presented the report to the board and asked for signatures so the report can be submitted to the FAA by the end of the year.
King said work began on the rehabilitation of Runway 1836 in May in the hopes of getting supplemental funds for the project. Survey work for the runway started this year, with the runway rehabilitation design about 80 percent complete. Ross presented three separate invoices for the work. The state of Indiana and FAA will each receive an invoice, with the board receiving the third invoice totaling $4,000.
The board approved partially paying on the invoice in the amount of $2,221.22 at this month’s meeting.
Ross said the possibility of runway rehabilitation taking place next year is very likely. He also said the power line project is “proceeding as quickly as we had hoped it would.”
At the end of the meeting, King told the board that there may have to be an emergency meeting before the January meeting in regards to roofing that needs to be done at the airport.
The board’s next meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.