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Commission OKs grant match for airport shed
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Years of persistence paid off Monday night for Warren County Memorial Airport. 

The Warren County Commission approved an allocation of $48,455 to help cover a grant match that, if awarded, will be used to construct a maintenance shed at the airport. 

“What they need for the grant is $48,455,” said Commissioner Scott Rubley. “Along with the money they have in their balance that will take care of the match. This will be for the building they have been requesting for several years now.”

Airport officials are seeking to obtain a $311,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The grant supplies $175,000, while the airport must provide $136,000. It has $88,252 in a capital projects fund from the sale of airport land years ago.

Per airport manager John Baugh III, current plans for the grant will be to construct a building large enough to serve as a maintenance shed, house airport equipment, and provide at least two spaces that can be rented. One of those could be a “modest lease” to help Centertown Volunteer Fire DepartmAent increase it fire protection services to the community. 

Warren County commissioners approved 23-0 the transfer of $48,455 to Warren County Memorial Airport. Absent from the meeting was Commission David Dunlap.