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Airport Construction Creeping Closer
by Ashley Murphy

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority held their regular monthly meeting today at 9 a.m. in the City Council Room of the Cleveland Municipal Building.

Chair Lynn DeVault officially opened the meeting with discussion surrounding the new airport. The Environmental Permitting Appeal will go before the Water Board in Nashville next month on March 16th and 17th.

A groundbreaking is to be set at the next meeting, but the airport construction is ready to begin - weather permitting. Assistant City Manager Melinda Carroll added that mitigation is also ready to begin, at the same time as the airport.

Taylor Newman of Crystal Air reported that the Copper Hill charters, for those avoiding the rockslide, are keeping Hardwick Field busy. The airport is averaging four days a week of flights for employees trying to make it to work and others visiting families.

The Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority will meet again on March 19, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the City Council Room in the Cleveland Municipal Building. All meetings are open to the public.