2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:22:19 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Horsham Land Reuse Authority (PA) rejects Willow Grove airport
Authority says no to runway

By Rich Pietras
The Intelligencer (PA)
 July 28, 2011 6:00 am

The runway is dead.

Whatever moves into the nearly 900 acres at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station won’t be arriving from the skies. On Wednesday, the Horsham Land Reuse Authority shot down both applications to keep the nearly 8,000-foot runway open for a general aviation airfield.

The two separate votes were met with a large roar of approval from a capacity crowd that spilled out of the doors of the Horsham Township Community Center. The meeting was held to allow the authority’s land planning consultants, RKG Associates, a chance to publicly evaluate and explain the 17 applications for free or reduced land filed as “public benefit conveyances.” More importantly, it was the first opportunity for the authority to vote on land plans.

The applications are part of the federal process that allows public entities including municipalities, school districts, homeless providers and others the opportunity to obtain surplus military property for free or reduced prices.


For the entire article, see
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/the_intelligencer_news/ authority-says-no-to-runway/article_956a1762-a08c-503f- b352-1ad280c3e7b2.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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