Newport City Council approves measure to improve airport

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – The Newport City Council approved a funding measure to help pay for improvements to the city's airport.

The city council unanimously voted to approve an ordinance Monday night to authorize the Airport Commission to receive a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant would help pay for improvements.

Two city council members were not present for the meeting.

The council also approved an ordinance to exchange an outdated police car to the City of Grubbs.

The council, with six council members in favor, approved the ordinance giving Grubbs a 2007 Ford Police Interceptor.

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