The Greensburg Board of Aviation Commissioners gathered for their regular monthly meeting, opening bids for snow removal equipment and discussing upcoming steps in the environmental assessment process.

Commissioner Jon Dooley offered the financial report, stating that in total, the board has a balance of $439,057.34. Don Manley of Butler, Fairman and Seufert Civil Engineers opened bids for snow removal equipment, of which there was one. Miller Equipment of Greensburg submitted all the necessary documents to make for a valid bid, offering the snow removal truck for $99,875, a loader for $14,806, blower attachment for $4975, hydraulic blade assembly for $17,862, additional hitch for $7,356, additional PTO for $6,144 and parallel angle broom attachment for $16,975. This bid was taken under advisement and will be reviewed in light of available dollars, Manley said. He said that some grant funding is anticipated for the vehicle as well as land improvements.

Manley had also provided a copy of last year's capitol improvement plan to make sure the board was on track for setting up a meeting with the state and FAA for approval of the plan. Having accepted bids for storm damage repairs contingent upon Manley's review, the board was able to officially vote upon acceptance. However, funding is yet to arrive from the city's insurance in order to allow work to proceed.

On Sept. 21, the first public hearing on the environmental assessment will be held. This meeting, Manley explained, will be in order to acquire property (belonging to the Goddard and Robbins families) necessary to complete the assessment. He noted there are potential wetlands that need to be examined, but access to the property is needed in order for this element to be completed.

Bill Ernstes invited the board to the upcoming Airport Awareness Day, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 10.

The next meeting of the BOAC will be the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at city hall.

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