PRESENT: Bergstein, Pollack, Woodruff, Siemer
OTHERS: Steve Bile
REPORTED BY: McManus
Commissioner Pollack called the meeting to order at and introduced the two new members of the commission Richard Siemer and Rhode Woodruff.
The County has requested that
we review airport property located on
Discussion ensued regarding the 17 acre parcel recently leased to the Midland County Fair Board. The parcel is under a 30 year lease.
Siemer indicated that the 17 acre parcel could potentially be a good future jail site and from an aviation standpoint does not see any conflicts. The parcel is out of flight paths.
Bergstein and Woodruff agreed and indicated that the County and Fair Board would need to discuss lease issues to see if it would be possible to open the site up as a candidate.
Further discussion by the commission that ensued indicated that as far as other sites are concerned there may be property that could be used; however, airport property is not totally under the jurisdiction of the City. The FAA would need to release the property for other than airport uses and that can be a long and cumbersome process. The release of the 17 acres took about three years.
Bergstein stated that any
potential non-airport use should not be to the detriment of the viability of
After final discussions the following summary statement motion was made by Bergstein and seconded by Siemer:
The use of other airport lands would be subject to FAA approval and viability of the airport.
Meeting was adjourned at