Warren Aviation Commission discusses need for additional funding for Airport apron resurfacing project

Warren, Arkansas – The Warren Aviation Commission will seek additional funding to complete an apron resurfacing project at the Warren Municipal Airport, commissioners decided Thursday, January 27, 2022.

By Tim Kessler

In a telephone conference call, Alex Smith of McClelland Engineering of Little Rock explained that $50,000 in additional funding would be sought from the FAA to go along with an earlier $498,000 grant. He explained that a two-phase project is currently underway to resurface the airport apron but several clay pockets and tree stumps in the project area had caused additional preparation work to be done.

He said the additional $50,000 had been requested and he expected to hear if it had been approved either later this week or next week. The project did not require any local matching funds from the city.

In other action:

  • Rob Reep was appointed to complete the unexpired term of the late John Frazer Jr. Reep will resign his seat on the Warren Parks and Recreation Commission.
  • Commissioner Rick Stracner said different means should be utilized to attract more pilots in keeping their planes in the Municipal Airport hangars. There are nine hangars at the airport but not all of them are currently being rented. The city charges $50 per month and some of the users also pay additional electricity costs.
  • Mayor Denisa Pennington said Sanitation Manager Rob Johnson has been doing some of the grounds maintenance work at the airport.

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