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Cortland County Awarded $250k to Update Airport Master Plan

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Cortland County has been awarded $250 thousand dollars to study updates at the County Airport including a possible extension of the existing runway.

Congressman Richard Hanna secured the federal funding for the Cortland County Airport through the Federal Aviation Administration.

Hanna, who is a pilot and member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, said this funding will be used to update the airport master plan with an eye toward current and future needs at the airstrip.

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Over the past decade, the county has used the existing master plan to apply for federal funds to improve the facilities at the airport. Including new hangars, a weather observation station, repaving, and snow removal equipment.

The new round of funding will be used to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment to identify the wildlife species around the airport and assess their numbers, locations, local movement, and daily/seasonal activities.

The funds will also be used for an airfield pavement study to establish the current condition of the pavement there and to develop a pavement management program.

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