Remember Facts on Airport
Here’s a fact too many people either don’t get, or would rather we not know.
Fact: $1.8 million recently granted for runway extension at the Moore County Airport came from state highway taxes, not from so-called “tourism tax money,” as The Pilot reported, and not from “the feds,” or the FAA, as two writers claimed in “Airport: Two Views” (Jan. 29).
Fact: The FAA actually refused to waste any of their money to extend the runway.
Fact: Unable to get the money from FAA, the NCDOT took the cash out of the fund for highway construction and improvements.
Fact: Then, in a 3-1 vote, county commissioners sweetened the $1.8 million pot with another $200,000 in county tax money.
So much for airport management’s and Commissioner Nick Picerno’s perennial claim that no tax money is being used to grow the airport.
And how about those other deceptions, such as the claim that the FAA has “mandated” runway extension for safety reasons?
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Fred and Dave Korb
Taxpayers to Stop Airport Waste
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