City to Bid Out Airport Fencing Project Again

By: Nathan Bloechl —

Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council will once again attempt to bid out a project that would construct fencing and a gate at the Humboldt Municipal Airport.

The council announced their intentions at their meeting on Monday evening.

According to city administrator Travis Goedken, the city attempted to bid the project six months prior, but did not receive any bids.

Clapsaddle-Garber, the cities engineering firm in regards to the airport, estimated the project total wold be in the neighborhood of $120,000 if electrical work is also completed.

The project would be an 80/20 grant, with the city being on the hook for 20% of the project cost.

Goedken also mentioned that the Federal Aviation Administration does want to see airports completely fenced in, which this project would do.

The public hearing on the matter was set for February 4th, 2019.

The motion was passed unanimously at the Monday meeting.