Port authority OKs $570,000 hangar construction contract

VIENNA – The board that governs operations at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport voted Wednesday to enter into a $570,000 construction contract for a new airport hangar building to accommodate up to 14 tenants.

The building known as “T-Hangar B” will be erected by Adolph Johnson and Sons, and is expected to be completed by late fall, said Dan Dickten, director of aviation for the Western Reserve Port Authority.

The motion passed 4-0, with members Martin Loney and James Floyd abstaining.

The airport project is being aided by a $600,000 federal grant to fund construction of the aircraft taxi lane in front of the building.

Dickten said 11 of the 14 hangar units already are leased and he expects no problem filling the remaining three. Construction of the new hangar follows the 2012 construction of T-Hangar A, which also is fully leased.

The motion also included language to award the financing contract to Farmers National Bank.

In other business, the port authority announced it had been selected to receive a $110,000 Ohio Department of Development grant, which will be used to correct the infiltration of water into sanitary sewer lines on port authority property. The Appa-lachian Development grant was awarded Wednesday afternoon at the airport.