Failed vote for airport runway puts $2.4 million in jeopardy
State Aeronautics grant plus USDA funding would cover 95.75% of cost to reconstruct runway
August 20, 2020
Members of the Lewis County Commission voted down a 4.25 percent match to a $2,576,477 airport runway reconstruction project Monday night.
All commissioners were present with the exception of Commissioner Connie Sharp. Newly elected Commissioner Kyle Bobo was in attendance as a non-voting participant. He is to be sworn-in in September.
Asphalt at Lewis County Airport, John A. Baker Field, is the oldest in the state of Tennessee. A collapsed pipe under the runway as well as divots and cracks contributed to the county's eligibility to receive $2,079,528.15 in state funding. An additional $...