Paving project planned for Brownwood airport
Brownwood Airport taxiways and parking areas will receive new paving.
Members of Brownwood City Council on Tuesday approved the city’s share of just under $ 31,000 for a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation. The project is expected to start in September. Jay Mills Construction of Stephenville, which has already secured a contract for just over $ 1 million, will have up to 180 days to complete the project.
The total cost of the project, including construction administration and quality assurance, is $ 1.3 million, they told council members. The city’s share of $ 30,899 includes a rebate from the COVID Relief Fund, which was applied to the local game.
TxDOT Aviation has found the taxiways and aprons at Brownwood Airport to not meet federal and state standards, they told council members. These areas have had very little maintenance since 2001.
In other Tuesday business, council members:
• Funding approved for a community orientation signage project up to $ 150,000 in reserve funds for hotel occupancy tax. The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce has been developing the project for several years and has engaged National Sign Plaza to develop and implement the signs.
The aim is to complement other tourism efforts to “show Brownwood is a visitor-friendly city” while directing visitors and passing travelers to tourist attractions, they told council members. This phase of the project consists of approximately 26 signs directing traffic to more than 20 destinations.
National Sign Plaza will fabricate the signs, work with TxDOT and the city on right-of-way placement and install the signs.
• Approval of a rental contract for office space at the Adams Street Community Center for the General Manager of Keep Brownwood Beautiful, Pilar Roy.
• Approved the donation of a 1996 Ford Ranger and 100 gallon plastic tank to Greenleaf Cemetery. Council members earlier declared both items as surplus.
• Ratification of early action from the Brownwood Municipal Development District to approve a $ 4,500 Building Improvement Incentive Grant to Willie’s T’s. The company is making improvements to its building at 909 Pecan.