- Runway Obstruction Removal / Mitigation: $ 100,000
- Updated lighting design and construction: $ 275,000
- Construction of 30-unit trailers / terminals: $ 2 million
- Runway Extension: $ 2.117 million
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The municipality also plans to connect the facility to the local public water and sewer system. The acquisition-related closing cost is set at $ 250,000.
South Middleton plans to use $ 500,000 in city funding under the American Rescue Plan Act 2021 to partially fund the cost of the proposed hangar / terminal construction, a presentation at Thursday’s supervisor meeting.
Finally, on Thursday, township overseers approved a proposal from LR Kimball, an architecture and engineering firm, to conduct a Carlisle Airport Boundary Survey for $ 24,000. The study is required as due diligence to complete the purchase, said Salzmann and will assess the markings and boundaries of the airport property.
When the sale is complete, the South Middletown Township airport will be converted from private to public ownership.
Since 2018, South Middleton officials have been discussing the acquisition of the facility with the airport’s private owners and government agencies. Township officials previously said the purchase would not only serve as a profitable business for the township but also have a positive impact on the local economy. In 2016, the Carlisle Area Economic Development Corp. forecast a total economic impact of $ 7 million for the surrounding communities.