The problem, said Paul Estefan, is that congress pulled the rug out from under Danbury in 2012.
Danbury had approval to replace 25-year-old FAA Hazard Beacons at a cost of roughly $9,000 to the city. The beacons would cost about $750,000, but the state and federal government were going to cover almost all of that.
The city council approved an expenditure in February, Estefan said, of $9,000.
Estefan is back in front of the council Wednesday night with a request for $19,345.
"Congress decides after we pass the resolution not to re-appropriate the 95 percent funding for the grants," Estefan said. "That's why I had to come back to the council."
Finance Director David St. Hilaire reported to the City Council a contingency account has money available to cover the extra expense.