Airport funding

Airport officials
Town and county officials gathered at the Luray Caverns Airport in May 2021 to celebrate the opening of a mechanic shop there, which is expected to both increase airport traffic and help drive economic development.

March 14, 1991 — The Luray Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to pay 2.5 percent of the cost for improvements at the Luray Caverns Airport, matching the amount the Page Board of Supervisors approved earlier in the day.

The improvements would include purchase of land at either end of the runway and resurfacing of the runway. If the federal government signs on, it will pick up 90 percent of the cost while the state would provide 5 percent, leaving the 5 percent to be divided by the county and town.

The board of supervisors was told that the project’s cost would be about $1,391,000, meaning the county and town would each pay a maximum of $34,775 in 1992-93. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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