Friday, February 25, 2005

Estimates given on costs of new site

Express Staff Writer

The lead consultant on Friedman Memorial Airport's search for a possible new home shed some more light Tuesday night on what a new field might cost.

Mead & Hunt consultant Tom Schnetzer hedged his estimates by pointing out the figures he developed were all tentative.

He generated the numbers using three of the original 16 potential sites and including land costs, airfield facilities, site development and infrastructure.

·  Site No. 9, located south of the Blaine-Lincoln County line and east of state Highway 75, some 40 miles south of Ketchum: $76.5 million,

·  Site No. 10, east of state Highway 75, north of the Blaine-Lincoln line and above site 9: $84 million.

·  Site No. 13, east of Fairfield in Camas County, alongside U.S. Highway 20: $69.1 million.

Although Schnetzer cautioned other airports make demands on the airport trust fund, he projected that 90 percent of the airport's operational facilities costs would be financed by federal funds.

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