Armstrong Airport terminal project postponed

By: 
AJ HECHT
Staff Writer

Much to the dismay of the Auglaize County Commissioners, Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Ted Bergstrom, and everyone involved with the years-long project, the planned terminal building will not be ready by the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in July 2019.

The airport's governing body, the Airport Authority, originally set a bid opening date for June 19, 2018, but no bids were received, tightening up the timeline for possibly completing the project.

While the Airport Authority voted to rebid the project, the commissioners passed a resolution on July 26, denying that request, effectively tabling the project until after the original target completion date.

On Thursday morning, Bergstrom, Steve Potoczak, a consultant, and Brad Garmann, lead designer of the project and founding member of Minster's Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers, met with the commissioners to discuss the lack of bids and how they will proceed now that the original timeline has been scrapped.

Potoczak, who serves as...

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