Archive for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Leavenworth County commissioners accept FAA grant

A World War I doughboy statue stands outside the Leavenworth County Courthouse.

A World War I doughboy statue stands outside the Leavenworth County Courthouse.

August 31, 2010

Leavenworth County commissioners agreed last Thursday to sign documents accepting a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

In so doing, commissioners repeated vows that county voters would have to approve a bond issue before land was purchased for the site or construction started. The FAA will provide $150,000 for the study, and the county will pay $4,200 of the required local match with local partners providing the rest.

The vote to accept the money for a site-selection study for a possible new general aviation airport location came on a 2-1 vote. Commissioner Clyde Graeber said he was concerned the county was accepting in bad faith because few believe county voters would approve a bond for such a facility.

Commissioners John Flower and J.C. Tellefson said further studies would allow voters to make a rational decision on an air

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