Despite it being over budget, the Sikeston City Council approved a bid to improve the electric service to the main hangar at the Sikeston Municipal Airport during Monday’s meeting. The city council gave their approval to a bid of $37,135 to Hart Electric Inc. for a new 600-amp electrical service to be put in, as well as the hanging of six commercial heaters at the multi-hangar at the airport. The hangar, originally constructed in the 1940s, still serves as the main hangar for the airport. City officials said they solicited bids and only one bid packet was turned in. While the bid was higher than anticipated, city officials reached out to John Chittenden from Waters Engineering who has experience with airports. Chittenden said he felt it was a fair price and similar to other projects at other airports. Even though the bid came in over budget officials said “the city needs that airport.