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North Adams Airport Receives Grant for Diesel Tank

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Airport Commission has accepted a state grant to purchase a diesel fuel tank to improve safety at the airport.
 
"This is 100 percent paid for by the state," Chairman Jeffrey Naughton said Tuesday at the commission's monthly meeting. "Basically it isn't going to cost the city anything."
 
Naughton said the airport needs diesel fuel on site to run equipment. The current arrangement is not optimal, and the airport operator uses his own truck to fill 5-gallon tanks that he transports back to the airport for use.
 
"It is important from an efficiency and operational standpoint," he said. "But more importantly, a safety standpoint." 
 
The grant is from the state Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Division.
 
The meeting took less than 5 minutes with the only other bit of business being to approve warrants.
 
There was not an airport projects update because the airport's Stantec engineer was unable to attend the virtual meeting.
 
Naughton did say the engineer provided a written update for the commissioners to review.
 
"He did send a report, and I hope you were all able to read it," Naughton said. "He will be unable to join us today."
 

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