Jefferson council approves construction of new 10,000 sq. foot airport hangar

By Rick Morain

Jefferson Herald

The Jefferson City Council on Tuesday approved proceedings for constructing a new 100 foot-by-100 foot (10,000 square feet) hangar at the Jefferson Municipal Airport.

The new large hangar will be built to accommodate the larger planes, including small jets, that can now use the airport because of its lengthened runway. Project engineer Carl Byers told the council that federal funding is lined up for the project, but it has some limitations, so he is applying for some state funding for part of the construction.

Total project cost is estimated at $1.5 million.

The council’s resolution at the Tuesday meeting includes ordering bids, approving plans, specifications, form of contract and notice to bidders, fixing the amount of bidder’s security, ordering the city clerk to publish notice and for a public hearing.


• The council also approved closing Lincoln Way from Wilson Avenue (the west side of the square) eastward to the bike trail from 3 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, to accommodate the annual Market-to-Market event.
• Pay Estimate No. 15 in the amount of $1,750 in state Community Development Block Grant funds for the project at 200 East State Street was approved, for use on the northeast corner of the square diagonally across from the courthouse.
• Dave Davis was hired part-time at $15 per hour for golf course mowing.
• The council approved a sewer adjustment of $249.53 for property located at 105 North Walnut Street.
• The council approved a Special Class C retail license for History Boy Theatre Company.
The Jefferson City Council meets regularly the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers on second floor of city hall, 220 North Chestnut.

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