- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Gainesville officials could soon approve funding for runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

The Gainesville Times (https://bit.ly/2m300CO ) reports that the City Council is expected to address a resolution Tuesday that would commit the city to its share of a 50 percent local match of a $500,000 federal grant to upgrade its almost 75-year-old airport terminal building.

Under the terms of the Appalachian Regional Commission grant, Gainesville and Hall County would equally split the $250,000 local match required.

Grant money would go toward making the bathrooms at the terminal building wheelchair-accessible, improving the conference area and making other cosmetic improvements

Airport manager Terry Palmer told officials last week that these short-term improvements are necessary while the city considers plans of perhaps building a new terminal building.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.gainesvilletimes.com


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