Architect’s estimate of $7.2 million. City Commission will authorize a contract for $9.1 million for the airport expansion…. almost $2 million over the estimate. Feds are handing us $7.8 million which would have covered the project if it had come in at the estimated $7.1 million. Now, the City will cough up the $2 million overage.
Topeka announces, yesterday, they will begin 4 flights/day to Chicago. Has anyone looked at how many folks currently fly out of Manhattan who will now go to Topeka? But, our airport has to look good!
We want to cut out social services. Wreck out a veteran’s memorial to save money. Hire high-paid “Deputies” and “Assistants” to those sitting in the big offices while cutting customer service personnel. Hand millions to the Chamber to jet around the Country in hopes they can convince another grocery store to locate here. And, now, toss a couple mil at the airport. Sheesh!!!!!!