PROVO The City Council has voted unanimously to consider appropriating more than $600,000 for a radar and projects at the municipal airport during its June 3 meeting.
Provo finance director John Borget said the Provo Municipal Airport needs an appropriation of $176,112 to finish several projects. The projects include the T-hangars and lighting design.
Provo Public Works director Merril Bingham said he knows they've come before the council previously to ask for appropriations for the airport, but they went a little over budget.
"I'm embarrassed to find myself again asking for money," he said.
He explained costs for asphalt and building a fire wall were more than expected.
"We had not anticipated that," he said. "I accept full responsibility."
He also presented an appropriation of $500,000 for a radar at the airport.
As previously reported, the federal aviation administration entered into a deal with city leaders and the Utah Senate to split funding for the cost of the radar. Under this appropriation, Mountainland Association of Government will fund $466,150 of the appropriation, and the remaining $33,850 will be transferred from the B & C road fund.