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City Council Regular Meeting
Airport Capital Grants
First Reading: 04/02/2019
Final Adoption: 04/16/2019
The Virginia Department of Aviation administers an Airport Capital Grant Program that provides funding for design services and construction activities for capital projects; the maximum state participation for capital projects is eighty percent. The Virginia Department of Aviation and the Virginia Aviation Board has approved state funding for two airport projects which involves design services to widen a taxiway and develop an aircraft parking area to support future hangar development. The design services project will include activities to update the Airport Layout Plan which is required to construct airport facilities and other infrastructure improvements. In addition, the state has approved capital aid to rehabilitate taxi-lanes that provide access to the t-hangar buildings. This project was previously identified in the FY 2019 Capital and Special Projects Plan.
State capital grant requests for two different projects at the Danville Regional Airport have been approved for funding by the Virginia Department of Aviation and the Virginia Aviation Board. An approved design services project will support modifications of a taxiway located near the t-hangar buildings on the south side of the airfield and construction of an aircraft parking area for future corporate hangar and t-hangar building development. Presently, all hangars located at the airport are leased and a waiting list exists for t-hangars. Engineering services activities will also include updating the Airport Layout Plan to accommodate these proposed changes and plans to develop a walking trail along Airport Drive. In addition, the state approved capital funding to rehabilitate taxi-lanes that provide access to the t-hangar buildings. This pavement area is in poor condition and requires repaving. The rehabilitation project will involve pavement removal, milling, installation of base course, repaving and installation of airfield markings.
It is recommended that City Council approve an Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to provide for State Aviation capital grant funding, and the local share and appropriating the same. The local share will be provided through the Support of Special Grants Fund.
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