City Council approves replacement of fuel tanks at airport

Published 6:03 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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During its meeting Monday night, the Austin City Council unanimously approved a low bid for the removal and replacement of fuel dispensers at the Austin Municipal Airport.

The bid, put in by Minnesota Petroleum Service, comes out to just over $742,380. Two 10,000-gallon tanks will be replaced and placed above ground allowing for easier access and gaging of fuel levels.

Construction is expected to begin in June and last through to October.

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Funding for the package breaks down to 30% local funds and 70% state funds.

Also, during the meeting the city entered into a partnership with the Austin Bruins regarding ice removal at Riverside Arena.

The Bruins organization has offered to pay $12,000 of the estimated $22,600 cost for the ice removal, broken down into two $6,000 payments in June and September.

The project was approved 6-1 with Geoff Baker voicing the lone vote against.

As part of the ice removal, the Bruins will be replacing logos as well as adding a City of Austin logo.

The entire project is expected to be completed by around June 3.