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Nov. 27 at 7pm. Public Hearing on Aurora State Airport Expansion

Nov. 27 at 7pm. Public Hearing on Aurora State Airport Expansion

November 16, 2018 5:34 pm Category: Wilsonville & Local Community News A+ / A-

November 16, 2018 — The Wilsonville City Council plans to hold a public hearing on Nov. 27, 7 pm, regarding the proposed major expansion of the Aurora State Airport that is scheduled for approval during a Dec. 12-14 state legislative Joint Emergency Board meeting. Wilsonville City Hall is located at 29799 SW Town Center Loop E.

The purpose of this public hearing is to consider public testimony on the proposed runway extension project at the Aurora State Airport by the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) that  is to be funded by a $37 million grant request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The proposed project has generated significant concern and widely varying perspectives regarding the potential merits, benefits, negative impacts, consequences and mitigations that would be needed if the proposal proceeds. The public has had only limited opportunity to provide comment to public officials on this current proposal, recognizing that several governmental authorities — including cities, counties and state agencies — are responsible for the geographic area surrounding the airport and will be impacted by aspects of the proposed expansion.

The Wilsonville City Council seeks to provide a forum in which public officials, stakeholders, impacted parties and members of the general public can present their views. The City Council seeks to compile a record of public testimony that may be presented for consideration by state legislators and the Governor, members of the Oregon Congressional delegation and the FAA.

Background information on the proposed Aurora State Airport expansion may be found online at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/AuroraStateAirport. Specific suggestions or questions concerning the proposed may be directed to Public/Government Affairs Director Mark Ottenad at 503-570-1505 or by email at ottenad@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Public testimony, both oral and written will be accepted prior to and at the public hearing. Written statements are encouraged and may be submitted to City Recorder, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville, OR 97070 or by email at //cityrecorder@ci.wilsonville.or.us“>cityrecorder@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Assistive listening devices are available for persons with impaired hearing and can be scheduled for this meeting. The City will endeavor to provide qualified sign language interpreters without cost if requested at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. To obtain such services call the office of the City Recorder at 503-570-1506 or by email at cityrecorder@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Community members can watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meeting on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City’s video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.

 

Source:  City of Wilsonville news updates.  11.16.18

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