Warren County Airport Expansion Public Meeting

Attn: Warren County Taxpayers More than $1 million of your local tax money goes to fund the Warren Co. Airport each year (Source: Warren County Treasurer). The runway is being expanded by another 1,000 feet using $7.2 million dollars in federal funding. This will make our airport runway longer than the busy Chicago Midway airport that serves commercial airline jets like Southwest 737s (Sources: Warren County, Midway Airport, Southwest Airlines). Over the next five years the average annual expenditure versus the prior ten years is projected to increase by 35% annually. The Warren County Treasurer released a November 2012 report stating “the operating and capital costs of the Airport for 2003 to 2012 averaged $771,532/year and will average $1,041,011/year for the future five years.” (Source: Warren County Treasurer) The Warren County airport has 300% more acreage than the busier Saratoga airport (220 versus 600) and additional property is being added at a cost of $700,000 to the Warren County taxpayers (Sources: Warren County, Saratoga County). The Warren County Board of Supervisors has repeatedly been asked to hold a public meeting to explain the costs and benefits of the airport to the residents and business owners of the area. We have not received a response. If you would like for Warren County to hold a public meeting to be scheduled in the evening so that officials can explain the expansion plans and justify the expenditures at Warren County Airport, please sign the petition below. Please go to www.warrencountyny.gov/gov/bos.php for the phone numbers and email addresses of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. We encourage you to contact the supervisors and express your interest in learning more about the airport expansion the largest capital improvement project in Warren County.

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