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Council updated on airport budget

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Planes line up at the Sundre Airport during the annual Mother's Day Fly-In. Under the existing contract between the county and the flying club any proposed capital projects at the airport would need council approval. File photo/MVP Staff
MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY – Mountain View County council has been given an update on Sundre Airport’s operating budget for 2020. The review came during the recent regularly scheduled council meeting, with Sundre Flying Club members Dave Chorkwa and Myron Bignold appearing as a delegation.

The club operates the county-owned airport, located west of Sundre, on a contract basis.

The 2020 budget calls for operating income of $85,000, the same as in 2019.

Total routine expenses are projected to be $72,810, up from last year’s total of $64,616.

Those expenses next year include snow blowing costs of $30,000, building maintenance of $2,600, runway maintenance and equipment of $1,600, ground maintenance of $6,500, insurance of $5,900, mowing costs of $3,000, security of $1,200, and professional fees of $6,750.

The club would like to replace the boiler at the airport.

“We have a little bit of an issue with our boiler system,” said Chorkwa. “We’ve had a couple boiler repairs. It was manufactured in 1985. We will get a number of quotes and present them to council (for consideration) in 2020.”

Other projects include the jet fuel system now available at the airport.

Under the existing contract between the county and the flying club any proposed capital projects at the airport would need council approval.





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