Airport committee moving from Meadowgreens plan
From left, Angela Rothermel, legislative aide with the Columbia County Attorney’s Office; Richmor Aviation CEO Mahlon Richards; Supervisor Art Bassin, D-Ancram; Supervisor Mike Benvenuto, R-Ghent; Columbia County Public Works Commissioner David Robinson; and Columbia County Planning/Economic Development Commissioner Ken Flood at Thursday night’s public hearing at the West Ghent Firehouse regarding the runway length at Columbia County Airport in Ghent.
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 12:30 am
Updated: 1:28 am, Sun Feb 2, 2014.
Consensus around shortening the 5,350-foot runway at Columbia County Airport by 350 feet was met with applause after Thursday’s public hearing held by the county Board of Supervisors’ Airport Committee at the West Ghent Firehouse.
Committee Chairman Art Bassin, D-Ancram, was planning to recommend the 5,000-foot proposal to the full board at its February meeting, as long as Richmor Aviation considers a cheaper 4,800 to 4,900-foot runway alternative, as the county airport’s fixed-base operator.
Friday, January 31, 2014 12:30 am.
Updated: 1:28 am.