Sheridan County’s Commissioners voted to approve and accept federl funding for the expansion of the General Aviation Apron at the County Airport.
According to a memo from Airport Manager Robert Gill, the Federal Assistance is from the 2023 and 2024 AIP (Airport Improvement Program) Grant entitlement funds and from 2024 BIL (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) Grant Funding.
The memo explained that increasing operations at the airport have made it difficult to accommodate transient aircraft for parking. Increased private jet traffic and general aviation have strained the airport for enough ramp space, and the project will allow more aircraft parking to accommodate the increase in traffic.
Gill explained the breakdown of the funding for the project.
The commission voted to approve the applications for funding on the project with Commissioner Holly Jennings voting no.