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Airport expansion #150644
12/28/2017 06:14 PM
12/28/2017 06:14 PM
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Apex, NC
agrimsrud Offline OP
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Surely the airport expansion is way on the back burner given the amount of money necessary to rebuild the infrastructure. Any official news?


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Re: Airport expansion [Re: agrimsrud] #150649
12/28/2017 07:23 PM
12/28/2017 07:23 PM
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The "Consultation on Recovery and Rebuilding" available on the BVI.gov site has the airport at budgeted at $250 million out of the total $750+ million rebuilding budget. The airport to be funded by "public/NGO/statutory" sources.

Other items include $48 mil for BVIEC, $56 mil for roads, $61 mil for water/sewer.
Total comes to $721 mil but I would back out the $250 mil for the airport and about $50mil for "Government services and Administration" to get a real "net of cookie jar" figure.

Last edited by GlennA; 12/28/2017 07:32 PM.

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Re: Airport expansion [Re: agrimsrud] #150658
12/28/2017 08:25 PM
12/28/2017 08:25 PM
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agrimsrud Offline OP
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Hmmm... bury the airport costs in a "recovery" budget. Yup.... politicians are pretty much the same the world over. It will be curious to see how (or if) they plan to pay for 750mil. How many more taxes can they assess before the visitors start to seek other destinations? When we checked in by boat in early November we had cruising tax, departure tax, envirion mental impact fee (that was a new one. $50) and I suppose something else I've tried to forget. What next?


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