Tullahoma Regional Airport’s use and benefits extend well beyond the city limits, and Coffee County’s industrial efforts have led to a request to restore a $12,000 appropriation that had been pulled in recent years.
The Airport Authority met with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen this week to discuss what it will need in the upcoming fiscal year.
Airport Authority chairman Sharon Tinkler said the Coffee County government has stated it will contribute the $12,000 it previously had to the organization’s budget.
The last time the county contributed to the airport’s budget was on March 9, 2011. City Administrator Jody Baltz said the county’s budget hasn’t been approved and is final.
County Mayor David Pennington says he believes the funding will remain intact. Several Manchester area industries receive supplies that are flown into the airport.