Tompkins County
New York


Authorizing Acceptance of a Revised Statewide Opportunities for Airport Revitalization (SOARs) Grant from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to Assist with Marketing and Promotion of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)




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Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has offered a grant under the State SOARs (Statewide Opportunities for Airport Revitalization) program to assist with marketing and promotion, and


              WHEREAS, said NYSDOT grant may be used to offset the costs of marketing and of associated consultant services,


              WHEREAS, the original grant in the amount of $349,670 was accepted by Resolution No. 2016-108 on June 7, 2016, but the grant amount has been reduced to $250,000, due to some State-level lack of clarity as to legislative and executive jurisdictional authority, therefore, we are now seeking approval for the reduced amount, now therefore be it


              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, That the NYSDOT grant of $250,000 is hereby accepted and that the County Administrator be and hereby is authorized to execute the required documents.



Meeting History

Feb 14, 2017 3:00 PM  Facilities and Infrastructure Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Hall explained that Statewide Opportunities for Airport Revitalization (SOARs) funding was granted about nine months ago for approximately $350,000. There was confusion regarding this funding involving the Department of Transportation who referred Mr. Hall to the Senate Finance Committee. Through help from Senators Helming, Seward, and O'Mara the funding is being granted in the amount of $250,000 and this is a resolution to accept that funding.

Mr. Hall stated beginning February 15, 2017, Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport will be the only southern tier airport to provide service from three major airlines.

Mr. Sigler abstained from the vote due to his employment with being involved with marketing funding.

MOVER:Daniel Klein, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein, Peter Stein
ABSTAIN:Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:David McKenna
Feb 21, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Michael Sigler