$214 million dollars are on the line for oil impacted cities in North Dakota.
But will Senate Bill 2013 be enough?
Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman testified on behalf of the city at the appropriations committee of the state legislature this week.
He says, he was not the only city representative that encouraged the state to consider sending more than the $214 million back into oil country.
(Mayor Curt Zimbelman, City of Minot) "The cities on this half of the state are really suffering some tremendous needs. So I don't mind asking on behalf of the citizens here. We have some real growing pains and it's caused by energy. There's no doubt. When you see 70 percent of the license plates at the airport are either out-of-state or Canadians, you can tell that the oil is having a real impact here."
The city of Minot requested $25 million for the new airport terminal and $15 million for oil impact.
Senate Bill 2013 sets $60 million aside specifically for growing airports.
(Mayor Curt Zimbelman, City of Minot) "As far as the airport, we're probably number one in the region as far as needing a new terminal so I know that we'll be looked at favorably there."
In 2011, the city of Minot received six million dollars in oil impact funds.
This year the fund request for the airport and oil impact totals $40 million for the Magic City.