Tri-Cities Hangar To Be Demolished

By Julianne Sweeney

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 11, 2007 at 12:24 AM EDT

A large piece of the Tri-Cities Airport will be torn down.

This bulk hangar, built in 1937 along with the original airport, has been declared structurally unsound due to years of deterioration.

Monday night, the Village board unanimously voted to demolish it.

Grant money originally secured to fix the hanger will be used to pay for it.

Village Mayor Joan Hickey Pulse will look to secure additional grant money to build new, smaller hangers.

"I think we have to shop. We really have to shop to be sure we are to get the biggest bank for our dollar," says Pulse.

Pulse says there's already a waiting list of 20 pilots looking to use them.

The Village took over management of the Airport in September, after it chose not to renew its contract with Goodrich Aviation.

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