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Monday, June 19, 2000


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To the Editor,
The City of Rushford has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the future of the Rush-ford Municipal Airport on June 26, 2000 at the regularly scheduled city council meeting. Over the past nine months the Rushford City Council has systematically acted with the intention of closing the Rush-ford Municipal Airport (55Y). There have been four motions, each unanimously approved, to 1) inquire of MnDOT what re-strictions, if any, there are in closing the airport, 2) approve sending the city administrator to Duluth, MN for the Annual Airport Symposium with the directive to research options available to the city, 3) get two appraisals of the land, and 4) plan to have a public hearing as referred to above. These motions point in only one direction -- to close the Rushford Municipal Airport. One would think that instead of the big push for closure they would look to increase interest and use of the airport. The city council is going to present a lot of high-priced quotes for paving the runway and the apron area. They are going to tell us that so many improvements are needed and there is so little interest that it should be closed. In fact, the airport has cost local taxpayers nothing over the last five years. Improvements can be made with the state supporting 60% of the cost. I want the city to keep the airport open and support it with a positive message. I feel that the citizens of Rushford should be outraged at the way this valuable asset of Rushford has been managed. I propose the following. Utilize the input of those that actively use the airport. Provide the airport with a self-serve fuel pump and a warm lounge for transient passengers and pilots. Reestablish an airport commission that really will look out for the best interest of the airport. The Rushford Municipal Airport was built 25 years ago. There obviously was interest then. The current mind set should not be to close it, but to rebuild it with the same motivation that formed it in the first place. I hope to see you at the public hearing on June 26, 2000. I am sure the city council is interested in your input.
Carl Miertschin
Rushford, MNTo the Editor,
The City of Rushford has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the future of the Rush-ford Municipal Airport on June 26, 2000 at the regularly scheduled city council meeting. Over the past nine months the Rushford City Council has systematically acted with the intention of closing the Rush-ford Municipal Airport (55Y). There have been four motions, each unanimously approved, to 1) inquire of MnDOT what re-strictions, if any, there are in closing the airport, 2) approve sending the city administrator to Duluth, MN for the Annual Airport Symposium with the directive to research options available to the city, 3) get two appraisals of the land, and 4) plan to have a public hearing as referred to above. These motions point in only one direction -- to close the Rushford Municipal Airport. One would think that instead of the big push for closure they would look to increase interest and use of the airport. The city council is going to present a lot of high-priced quotes for paving the runway and the apron area. They are going to tell us that so many improvements are needed and there is so little interest that it should be closed. In fact, the airport has cost local taxpayers nothing over the last five years. Improvements can be made with the state supporting 60% of the cost. I want the city to keep the airport open and support it with a positive message. I feel that the citizens of Rushford should be outraged at the way this valuable asset of Rushford has been managed. I propose the following. Utilize the input of those that actively use the airport. Provide the airport with a self-serve fuel pump and a warm lounge for transient passengers and pilots. Reestablish an airport commission that really will look out for the best interest of the airport. The Rushford Municipal Airport was built 25 years ago. There obviously was interest then. The current mind set should not be to close it, but to rebuild it with the same motivation that formed it in the first place. I hope to see you at the public hearing on June 26, 2000. I am sure the city council is interested in your input.
Carl Miertschin
Rushford, MN

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