All of this equipment couldn't battle the storm of 2011 though.

The airport shut its doors for three and a half days!

So do they need more?

"It would have been nice to have had a snow blower so we could actually throw the snow further out away from the runways lights," said Green. "But really there's not much you can do when you've got  that thick of ice."

Each year the airport budgets $7,500 for deicing material and spends $2,500 for a replacement broom part.

The city budgets $7,500 for maintenance and fuel.