|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:32:44 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Willow Grove Naval Air Station (PA) runways|
Montco seeks air base runwayThe commissioners want to ensure that the future of the runway is reviewed as thoroughly as possible, but they do not want to run an airport.
By MARGARET GIBBONS and RICH PIETRAS Courier-Times (PA) March 17, 2011The Montgomery County commissioners Wednesday unanimously voted to apply to acquire the 8,000-foot-long runway at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station and the 450 to 500 acres of adjacent land that may be needed to support an airport use of the property.
But the commissioners repeated that the county has no intention of operating or managing an airport.
"We just want the future of the runway reviewed as thoroughly as possible," said Commissioner Chairman James R. Matthews. However, neither Matthews nor Commissioner Joseph M. Hoeffel III ruled out the possibility of the county acquiring the runway and land and "mothballing" it until it is needed for future transportation or economic development purposes.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/courier_times_news/montco-seeks- air-base-runway/article_6762e078-5129-56e1-a143-b3b3c7326df4.html
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