Archive for Saturday, October 8, 1994


October 8, 1994


The public will get a chance to have a say Tuesday about how a proposed new fuel facility at Lawrence Municipal Airport should be financed.

The Lawrence City Commission will hold a public hearing at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at city hall about the proposed issuance of up to $190,000 in general obligation airport improvement bonds to pay for the new aircraft fueling facility.

City Manager Mike Wildgen said the existing fuel facility at the airport is outdated and is in the wrong spot -- it's still near where the old terminal building used to be. A tanker is currently being used to haul fuel across the runway to the aircraft at the new terminal, Wildgen said.

He said the city commission has authorized an engineer to plan the new facility, anticipated to be constructed sometime in 1995.

The reason a public hearing is being held is because the bonds issued would not be tax exempt because the fuel facility would benefit the airport's fixed based operator, he said.

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