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TEXARKANA, Ark. — During a regular meeting Monday, the Board of Directors will consider approving the harvest and sale of 110 acres of timber on the grounds of Texarkana Regional Airport.

The Texarkana Airport Authority proposes thinning timber on two tracts of airport land and clear-cutting a third. Proceeds from selling the timber would go into the Authority's general fund and be used for unbudgeted capital expenses this fiscal year.

"The clearcut location prepares this site for the parking lot and circle driveway for the new Terminal building. The thinning operations helps limit habitat for animals that pose danger to runway operations. Permission from the Army Corps of Engineers has been received for any controlled areas," a summary published with the meeting's agenda states.

The Board will also vote by consent whether to approve a contract with Contech Contractors Inc. to build a concession stand and restrooms at Ermer Dansby Pondexter Sports Complex at a cost of more than $373,000. The cost was planned for in the current city budget.

The agenda includes a citizen communication time during which members of the public may address the Board on any topic for up to five minutes each.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 216 Walnut St.

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