The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved spending $42,500 to help pay for a feasibility study to determine if a cargo airport could be located in the Imperial Valley.
This week's action supplies half of the study's cost. The other half is being paid by the county.
Louis Fuentes, president of the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp., told the IID board the study would take 60 to 90 days once begun and it would begin 30 to 45 days after given the go-ahead.
The vote was 4-1, with Division 3 Director Lloyd Allen opposed.
In other business, the IID board:
· voted to pay each director $400 monthly reimbursement for vehicle travel.
· was presented with a study of the water department's cost of services. It's unknown if the results of the study will be implemented.