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Stimulus funds set for Latham water tank move

According to Frazer, the Albany International Airport Authority was planning to pay for the project with money from an Airport Improvement grant before the announcement of the stimulus money was made.

"We, from the start of the project, have said there shouldn't be any cost to the taxpayers in the town," said Frazer.

Frazer said the district has not completed the first phase of the project, which involves construction of a 24-inch water main in Loudonville, and he expects that it will be complete in May, with the second phase beginning shortly thereafter. Frazer said he expects the entire project to be completed some time in 2010.

"We're happy to know that the funding is available for the project so it will allow us to advance the project without any funding concerns," he said.

With the money being freed up from the grant that the Airport Authority has already received, Myers said, the Airport Authority will be able to move forward with other projects.

"That money is still there for us to purchase new equipment and supplies for the airport," he said. Myers also said the airport is constantly seeking to update its equipment and the nearly $6 million will help the airport stay current.

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