Grant will allow for improvements to septic drain field and more at airport

BAKER COUNTY – The Baker City Council authorized city staff to sign a grant agreement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week as part of the COVID-19 Federal Relief Package. 

This grant is in the amount of $13,000 and is a non-matching grant that is specific for airports who suffered losses in revenue and incurred additional expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The City previously received $30,000 in 2020 for the airport and used the money for snow removal equipment and a planned pavement patch scheduled for this summer.  

This current grant of $13,000 will be used to improve the septic drain field and to clean the fuel tanks according to city staff.