Federal grant will help expand hangars at Greenville Municipal Airport

Posted March 10, 2011, at 5:20 p.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — An $85,500 U.S. Department of Transportation grant for an environmental assessment of the Greenville Municipal Airport will not only benefit pilots but also help the town move forward with hangar development, according to the town manager.

‘’This will allow us to improve the infrastructure at the airport, increase hangar space, increase revenue to the town, service pilots better, make the airport a busier place and hopefully more profitable, and will require fewer tax dollars,’’ Town Manager Gary Lamb said Thursday.

The environmental assessment is required before the Department of Environmental Protection site location permit can be amended to allow additional hangars, according to Lamb. He said the DEP discovered that changes have been made to the airport which were not on the department’s permit, so the town had to go back and amend the site location permit, he said.

The assessment will be conducted by Stantec Engineers of Portland, which has worked with the town over the years on the airport’s development.