Cash reserves eyed for Pitkin County share of runway |

Cash reserves eyed for Pitkin County share of runway

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – An environmental assessment (EA) performed on the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport runway extension proposal says the county will issue general obligation bonds to fund its share of the project, but that is incorrect, County Manager Hilary Fletcher said Monday.

If the project is approved, Pitkin County would be responsible for nearly $3 million of the $17.5 million project, Fletcher said. It would pay for its share by using cash reserves. There would be no indebtedness, she said.

The EA will be presented at a public open house and hearing Wednesday at the Pitkin County Library. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. The hearing starts at 6:45 p.m.

Comments may be provided verbally at the hearing, e-mailed to or written and mailed to the airport administration office at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport; 0223 E. Airport Road; Aspen, CO 81611.