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Airport Construction Delayed Due To Weather

by Ashley Murphy

Friday, January 15, 2010

After having a month off, the Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority came back to their regular meeting today. Opening the meeting was an update on appeals regarding environmental permits. Stites and Harbison, legal council for CMAA, has been given an order granting petition to intervene and to defend citizen challenge to environmental permits.

A motion was also approved by the CMAA to allow Stites and Harbison to use PDC Consultants and S&ME to assist in the appeal process. They would like to use these companies for their expert advice and opinion regarding the work they have done with the new Cleveland Airport and what findings have been produced.

A contract with Wright Brothers Construction has now been signed as well, but due to weather conditions certain tasks cannot be performed. Construction has now been delayed to March.

Assistant City Manager Melinda Carroll gave an update on mitigation status. Carroll stated that the purchase of Rolling Hills property has now been approved by the State and actual purchasing took place on January 15, 2010.

Everything seems to be in order with Hardwick Field. Public Works Director Tommy Myers said most maintenance issues have resolved and over the course of two months, nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

The next scheduled meeting will be held on February 19, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the City Council Room. There is a proposed work session scheduled with PDC Consultants following this regular meeting. It is still not clear whether this work session will officially take place. It will be decided in the closing of the regular meeting.