Council views drawings for fence at airport

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Staff Writer

Troy’s leaders are working on a number of projects.

Tuesday night, Mayor Jimmy Lunsford gave the Troy City Council a report on several ongoing projects, including fencing at the municipal airport.

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Council members were shown preliminary drawings for the fencing project that is being done to prevent wildlife from getting onto the runways and causing accidents like the one reported in January. That incident involved a run-in with a deer.

The project will involve 10-foot wildlife fencing around the airport near the wooded areas and a six-foot chain link fence near the entrance to the airport.

It is estimated to cost $494,000 and Lunsford is working with state officials to secure promised funding.

City officials are also applying for Emergency Watershed Protection Program funds through the United States Department of Agriculture’s conservation division.

That approximate $19,982 will be used to repair a drainage problem between South Brundidge Street and Park Street. The grant will provide 100 percent funding and the city will be responsible for in-kind services, such as inspections and easements.

After talking with representatives of the Exchange Club of Troy, council members pledged their financial support of the Murphree Park renovation project spearheaded by the civic club. Council members will consider a resolution at their next meeting.

Cost of an industrial access road came in $400,000 over what was expected. The city has a $900,000 grant.

In other business, the council approved the expense of $35,944.16 for a hay tractor with cab. Henry Farm Center was the low bidder.