Expected at today's biweekly commissioners' meeting is action on an ordinance the county needs to guarantee a loan -- money the authority needs to pay contractors who are building a fuel farm.
"They need a bridge loan. The money is coming in, but it is on a reimbursement basis," county Solicitor
The ordinance is needed to allow the county to seek approval from the state
"The current fuel farm involves tanks underground and they are 40 or so years old," Weaver said. "We're worried about leaks and potential environmental problems."
Airport officials stressed that no leaks or other problems have been reported, but the age of the tanks creates concern.
Site preparation on the
The bulk of the money for the project is coming from bank loans and a low interest loan for about a half million dollars from the
PIB is a division of PennDOT and helps fund transit projects such as the airport's tank farm.
The loan based on the PIB funding should be repaid by the end of the year and will not have an adverse impact on the county's overall borrowing power, Leiden said.
The authority has to look to the county because it does not have taxing authority.
"This will count against our debt limit, but we've done lots of these," Leiden said. "We've done a lot of these for the
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