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AOPA urges Washington town to protect airportAOPA urges Washington town to protect airport

AOPA urges Washington town to protect airport

AOPA is warning Eatonville, Washington, that a land-use proposal before the town council would violate state and federal guidelines that ensure the safety and growth of the community as well as Swanson Airport. What's more, a state agency also has warned the town that it would be in jeopardy of losing a $150,000 grant for road improvements if it doesn't address the airport land-use issues. "It has been general aviation's experience that if compatible land-use measures are applied correctly, many concerns that often arise among airports and community neighbors are never realized," said Roger Cohen, AOPA vice president of regional affairs, in a letter to the mayor. Airport supporters are encouraged to attend a town council meeting on Monday, July 11. For more information, contact AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Steven Van Cleve.

July 8, 2005

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