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Municipal District of Taber continuing airport improvements

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Taber Times

By Greg Price
Taber Times
gprice@tabertimes.com

The M.D. of Taber is continuing its improvements on the Municipal District of Taber Municipal Airport.

The airport is getting a regulator changed, the power source for all the lighting, as well as brand new lighting being installed in the aprons, taxiway, and runway. Crews will also be changing the lighted windsocks, as well as an extension of some power to areas that will benefit local businesses using the airport.

The airport is also getting a new automated lighting system and precision control lights.

“It should be done around mid to late October,” said Derrick Krizsan, municipal administrator for the M.D. of Taber. “It’s our last capital project for the year.”

According to the engineering company overseeing the project, the existing airport system was in a state of disrepair, including some systems being worn out and underground cables with faults that rendered the airfield lighting inoperable. As a result, the airport was unusable at night, particularly by emergency services.

“To be honest with you, it was more than we anticipated when we dug into it,” said Brian Brewin, reeve for the M.D. of Taber, on getting the airport up to standard. “With codes, we had to make sure we were up to date to meet certain standards. We thought we might as well bite the bullet now and get it current. Like everything else, technology changes and we hadn’t done much work out there in a while. The airport is getting more and more utilized with the spray industry. Aerial spraying is becoming a big part of the airport.”

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