Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Manti council approves seeking final funding for $2.5 million airport project

Manti’s city council approved the airport board’s request allowing it to seek $465,000 from the Utah Community Impact Board—the final piece of a $2.5 million funding package. The council’s vote duplicated an action of the Ephraim City Council on Sept. 5. As co-owners of the airport, the two cities will apply together to the CIB.

Projects include resurfacing and extending the runway on property already belonging to the airport, installing a fuel station, and building a pilot/passenger lounge. The plans also include installing an automated weather observation system that would compile information so pilots can make GPS instrument landings. Sanpete Messenger