SAA Board accepts $1.98M grant for new ARFF station

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SAA Board accepts $1.98M grant for new ARFF station

Salina, Kan., (September 7, 2011) -The Salina Airport Authority is one important step closer to breaking ground for a new $2.5 million aircraft rescue and firefighting station after a special board meeting held today at the M. J. Kennedy Air Terminal building.

The board accepted a Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grant of $1,982,364 which will enable the Airport Authority to proceed with the construction of the new fire station. The Airport Authority's share of the project is $500,032.

A bid opening was held August 25 with three qualifying general contractors submitting bids. Bidders were as follows: Kansas City, Mo. firm McKinsie Construction with a bid of $2,749,929; Wichita firm Snodgrass and Sons with a bid of $2,523,107; and Kansas City, Kan. firm Miller-Stauch Construction with a bid of $2,366,000. Other components of the project bring the total development costs to $2.5 million include engineering, construction observation and facility equipment.

The board of directors voted to authorize Executive Director Tim Rogers, A.A.E. to sign a $2,366,000 construction contract with Miller-Stauch Construction's and all project-related documents. Construction is expected to begin in October.

This state of the art 10,000-square-foot airport fire station will increase safety and enable Salina's aircraft rescue and firefighters to better serve the airport users and Salina community for decades to come.

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At Miller-Stauch, we have one focus: you. We listen to your goals, your challenges. Then we provide solutions: scheduling, project management and pricing that meet your needs and budget. Exceptional workmanship. Attention to detail. Commitments you can take to the bank!The Miller-Stauch advantage: Skillful blending of the latest technology and construction management techniques with an old-fashioned business ethic. Since 1923 our principals and our people have made a commitment to you, our client, through superior service and workmanship. You deserve nothing less. We partner with you and the project team to assure your project's success--we exceed your expectations.

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Salina Airport Authority

The Salina Airport Authority is a body corporate and politic. The Authority was created by the City of Salina in April 1965 pursuant to the authority granted by the City by the surplus property and public airport authority act of the State of Kansas. The Authority is managed and controlled by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Salina City Commission.

The Salina Airport Authority is home to the Salina Municipal Airport, the Salina Aviation Service Center and the Salina Airport Industrial Center. The board of directors and staff are proactive in providing the citizens ofSalina, Saline County and North Central Kansas with a center that support business and industry, which, in turn, provides jobs and payroll that benefit the region.

The Salina Municipal Airport is the only commercial service airport serving Salina/Saline County and the 22-county area, which comprises North Central Kansas. The airport also services the corporate, business, private aviation and flight training needs of industry, business and individuals in the area.

Source: Salina Airport Authority

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