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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The city of Frederick is getting more money from the federal government as part of a plan to expand a runway at Frederick Municipal Airport.

The Frederick News-Post reports the Federal Aviation Administration has approved a grant to reimburse the city for $3.8 million. The money went to purchasing buildings that are in the path of the expansion. Frederick spent $13.65 million to buy the properties. Alderwoman Carol Krimm says the FAA has reimbursed the city $4.7 million as of Wednesday and more is expected to be reimbursed in the next fiscal year.

The city began acquiring the properties about a decade ago.

City planner Tim Davis says Frederick still needs to prepare the land before construction and there’s no time frame yet for completing the expansion.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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