Killeen: City, Fort Hood, sign airport maintenance agreement

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) An agreement between the City of Killeen and Fort Hood signed Wednesday will cut post expenses and produce about $50,000 a year for the city’s aviation fund.

Killeen City Manager Ron Olson and Fort Hood Garrison Commander Col Henry Perry signed the agreement during a ceremony Wednesday at Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.

Under the terms of the deal, city workers will perform preventative maintenance on runways, taxiways and aprons at the airport, which will reduce the expense to the Department of Defense as provided for in the The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the military to contract with local governments for some services.

The council gave its OK to the agreement Tuesday.

The 14-year-old joint-use facility serves both commercial and military aircraft.