MASSENA Its been a check mark in the towns Federal Aviation Administration audit for two years, and Highway Superintendent Frank J. Diagostino said its time to begin addressing how to fund rehabilitation of the runway at the Massena International Airport.
Its already been in the audit for two years. Weve been discussing it for two years, Mr. Diagostino said.
Were dealing with the striping, painting and marking of the runway, basically saying the town has to do something about it, he said. If its not done, they can pull our certification.
Although they arent issues that affect the operation of the airport runway, Deputy Town Supervisor Albert N. Nicola said, Its a thing that we cant delay doing. It has to be done.
And while Mr. Nicola said the runway has the required stripes, paint and markings, its in need of repair.
Theres still striping there. But its chipped and cracked, he said.
The problem is funding.
Mr. Diagostino said federal funding is available, but it hasnt yet been released.
If the funding is released by September, he said, the town could schedule the work for next year.
The first thing we have to do is remove the lettering, he said.
Mr. Nicola said the town needs to plot how it would move forward with the project without federal funding being immediately available.
Well sit with Frank and find out when and how were going to do it, he said. We just have to do it.