Wed. 3:28pm: Pipeline proposed for airport property

VIENNA – Officials at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport are negotiating what is expected to be a $250,000 deal to allow natural gas pipelines to be run through part of the airport property.

The Western Reserve Port Authority, the board that oversees the airport, today voted to authorize an easement with Halcon Resources. The pipeline would run from east to west along the airport’s southern property line.

Discussions are still under way, but likely would mean $25 for each of the 8,000 linear feet, $3,600 per acre for about 11.2 acres plus $10,000 to cover legal and engineering costs, airport Director of Aviation Dan Dickten reported to the board.

The project would require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.