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Commission won’t commit on money for MOV airport

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Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 5:11 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2021 at 7:19 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Wood County Commission Thursday discussed-but took no action on-a request by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport for funding for repair work on the airport grounds.

The airport has requested county money for roof repairs and a waterline extension.

Commission President Blair Couch says members want to have an in-person meeting with airport officials to discuss the potential projects.

He adds it should also reach out to state and federal officials for funding.

Couch says the requested projects are not eligible for American Recovery Act money.

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The Wood County Commission will find out whether a project at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is eligible for American Recovery Act money.

The commission Thursday discussed a request from airport management, for $1.4 million for major renovations of buildings on the airport grounds.

They include roof repairs to airport hangar #4 and the old airport terminal-the latter more recently used by the Civil Air Patrol-and repairs of erosion problems.

The commissioners approved investigating to determine if ARP funds can be used to fund the repair projects.

Wood County has $16 million in Recovery Act money, that was allocated in the bill approved by Congress in early 2022.

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