Airport dispute could cost millions in federal funding
Published: August 24,2012
TUPELO — A dispute between the Tupelo City Council and the city’s Airport Authority could cost the city millions of dollars in federal funds and leave an already deteriorating former Army Aviation Support Facility in disrepair.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the council this week rejected a $1.85 million grant to upgrade the armory and other airport facilities because its members said airport Executive Director Josh Abramson sprang it on them at the last minute.
Abramson denied this.
Other council members questioned airport policy decisions and whether one of its new tenants, Universal Asset Management, caused the damage city taxpayers now are being asked to fix.
Abramson says old Army Aviation Support Facility needs security system improvements, taxiway rehabilitation, concrete apron expansions and a new air conditioning system.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Giles Ward will not seek reelection to Senate
- Congressional delegation applauds Air Force's decision on Keesler, but not satisfied
- Report: Mississippi sees biggest hike in home insurance premiums in U.S.
- Businessman involved in Frankel insurance scam dies at 81
- (UPDATED) Making Jackson-Evers affordable to Allegiant is key to regaining Orlando service
- County rescinds gun ban; sheriff says lawmakers may 'deal with the consequences'
- Commission to decide if emergency should be declared in Delta school system
- Ex-state employee gets jail time for embezzling from school
- Leadership in Law nomination form
- MDOT study: State's airports generate $2.5B-plus in economic activity