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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois • Page 13

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Pantograph A13 BtoomingtonNormol, III. Aug. 13, Airport improvement LIQUOR AVAILABLE ONLY AT FOUX SEASONS ROAD PARTY TIME (f8) STROH'S projects to begin II nrrSTYTSTi) By Davt Haakt )2Pack-12oi. cent $30 LIMIT 4 JgUfflffiSio The authority was told by Kenneth Rittenhouse, head of Clark Aviation, that his firm is setting up a Soaring Club and hopes to get a group of glider Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority commissioners Tuesday night kjeked off two improvement programs runway resurfacing and 20 new hangars during a short business meeting at the airport terminal. The authority hired Casler, Houser Hutchison, Jacksonville engineers, to do preliminary work on a proposed $565,000 project to resurface and strengthen the Twin City airport's 22-year-old crosswind runway.

AD PRICES IFFICTIVI THRU SAT. -16-75 Seagram's Seven Crown fifth $90 Jim 1 project early in 1976 so that coastruction can be started in the spring. The resurfacing and- strengthening of the strip will make is good for another 20 years, Waugh estimated. It is primarily used for private planes. State funding Plans prepared by Casler.

Houser Hutchison for a taxiway. hangar ramp and road leading to a proposed construction of 20 new single hangars also were approved by the authority. The state will provide a little less than $100,000 for construction and $8,750 for preliminary engineering on the project. The authority will sell $165,000 in revenue bonds to Twin City banks to finance actual construction of the new hangars. The bonds will be paid with rental receipts.

Financing for the hangar construction still has to be completed, but the authority has had favorable reaction on it from two Twin City banks, Waugh said. Clark Aviaton which operates flight services at the airport, Tuesday asked the authority for the right to rent five of the 20 new hangars. Waugh hopes to get out bids on the taxiway and hangar ramp plus the hangars this fall. The authority now has 62 hangars which it rents out. Blue Nun Liebfraumilch from Germany fifth $95 jihI Beam kii tS it Quart it I The Jacksonville firm will design the project on a time and material basis with a profit not to exceed $204, or 10.8 per cent of its maximum $1,880 cost.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (I DOT) budgeted $70,625 as its share of the crosswind project in June, when it announced a $57-million, statewide airport development program. Once engineering for the runway improvement is approved, the airport authority will apply for a $423,750 federal grant. The authority will have to match the state grant to complete the project. The Jacksonville engineers will not be paid for their work, under terms of the contract, until the federal grant is obtained. Charles W'augh.

airport manager, said he hopes to get bids on the runway Southern Comfort fifth $30 enthusiasts in operation by Sept. 1. A group of Twin City businessmen, he said, initiated the idea of the for-profit Clark endeavor. The firm, said Rittenhouse, already has invested $40,000 in special equipment, including a glider, plane and ground equipment. Asks cooperation Members will be charged a nonrefundable $125 initial fee plus a monthly membership fee and hourly rentals for use of the equipment.

The firm hopes to get at least 20 members. Clark Aviation requested cooperation of the authority, airport staff and Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA) control tower in the slider program. It wants to set up two landing strips for gliders, but Waugh suggested that only one south of the main east-west runway be established initially. "It sounds like a fun thing," Arthur Colvin. authority vice chairman, said, "as long as it doesn't hinder safety of the field." Gliders are operated at the Champaign airport and at other airports around the country with success and safety, Rittenhouse said.

In other action the authority: Learned that the terminal's air-conditioning system off since July 27 will be put back into operation Wednes-, day. The system's motor burned up after electricity to the terminal was shut off temporarily. The sudden charge of power caused the damage, Waugh said. Awarded a' $5,962 contract to McLean County Co. for a three-quarter-ton CMC truck.

Learned that the FAA plans to install a weather station at the airport to record temperatures, wind direction and velocity and humidity on the field. Data from the station will be transmitted to the control tower. Chequers Scotch fifth Fleischmann's Gin it Quart it $70 Airport restaurant nearing reality FLEISCHSASft $g50 Walker's Vodka Quart omnia Mr co BankAmericaro A proposal from a Marion restaurant owner on the operation of a medium-priced restaurant in the terminal building at the Bloomington-Normal Municipal Airport is expected early next month. Arnie Lober, who operates restaurants at the Williamson County Airport and a truck stop in Marion, met Tuesday night with the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority. Commissioners had breakfast with Lober Wednesday and toured the proposed facility on the east side of the terminal building.

been looking for someone to operate a restaurant in the terminal since it was opened in 1971. Commissioner Ron Smith said Wednesday he was hopeful Lober will come up with an attractive proposal. Lober said he would serve specialty sandwiches and steaks in addition to a full line of breakfasts. The Marion restauratuer is to return to Bloomington in the next two weeks to determine how much equipment is needed and what type of layout he would require for the operation. A meeting with commissioners to REPEAT OF AN EARLIER SELLOUT at 1 flfctfl i Lober estimated that a restaurant, discuss those plans and contract details will be scheduled in early September, seating 70 to 90, and a lounge operation with a bar could gross $20,000 a month.

The authority would receive 10 per cent of the restaurant's gross to pay off bonds sold by the McLean County Building Commission to equip the facility and prepare it for leasing. The authority's commissioners have Smith said. Lober said he would offer a seven-day-a-week operation for pilots landing at the airport. However, he said he would count on Twin City and area customers for the major part of his income. 01 Single bid received for sludge removal tl A single bid was received Tuesday for sludge removal at the Bloomington water treatment plant at Bloomington.

Rowe Construction 1523 N. Cottage, Normal, submitted a bid of $53,340 to remove the buildup of lime, silt and other chemicals used in softening the lake water. The sludge, estimated to be about 27,000 cubic yards, is 24 to 3 feet deep over about five acres, according to Donald Ferguson, director of engineering and water. the amount of the bid and with the contractor. That recommendation will go to the city council Sept.

25, The city had budgeted $50,000 for the work. Rowe has done the work for two years. The company bid $44,000 for the 1973 contract, and extended it for 1974. The sludge is taken to city-owned land across from the water treatment plant, where it is mixed with soil and used to fill in and reclaim an area of land, the director said. He said the city is trying to get that land built up to develop as picnic areas.

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