The Arkadelphia City Board of Directors approved a grant application for a drainage study at the Arkadelphia Municipal Airport during its Tuesday meeting.

The Arkadelphia City Board of Directors approved a grant application for a drainage study at the Arkadelphia Municipal Airport during its Tuesday meeting.
According to Arkadelphia City Manager Gary Brinkley, the city was encouraged to submit a 90/10 grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration for the airport drainage study.
“This project consists of a topographic survey and evaluation of the existing drainage patterns to develop potential solutions for improving the drainage problems we’ve been having at the airport,” said Brinkley.
The total amount of the project is $56,800. A grant with the FAA is pending in the amount of $51,120, while a second grant is pending with the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics in the amount of $5,680 for a total amount of $56,800. In addition, a total of $56,800 has been budgeted for the project.
Directors approved the recommendation for the city’s Airport Committee to request federal assistance for the airport drainage study project for $56,800.
In addition, approval was granted by the board to authorize Brinkley to execute a work order with Garver Engineering for $55,000 to do the airport drainage study, pending a grant award. The remaining $1,800 has been budgeted with ETI Corporation.
Other items addressed:
• Directors heard from citizen Andy Berry during their open forum regarding the city’s ordinance to remove rooming and boarding houses from R-2 Zoning District. See Friday’s edition of the Siftings for Berry’s comments.
• Directors had the third reading of an ordinance allowing city employees to contract with the city for services beyond their normal job duties.
• The board agreed to change its next meeting date from Tuesday, July 4 to Thursday, July 6.
• City Manager Brinkley stated that the city’s fire department has begun flushing fire hydrants as part of the department’s spring programming.