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Sep 20, 2016 5:39 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East Hampton Will Remove Trees, Charge For Parking At Airport

East Hampton Airport. LAURA WEIR LAURA WEIR
Sep 20, 2016 5:44 PM

East Hampton Town is moving forward with several projects to improve safety and aviation services at East Hampton Airport, including a new fuel supply station, examination of the airport’s runways and the removal of trees that pose a threat to aircraft taking off and landing.

On Tuesday, airport manager Jemille Charlton and consultants for the town said that they are ready to begin work on removing trees that have grown into the glide plain for the airport’s runways. The removal of the trees was advised by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The town will remove about 21 acres of trees at the ends of the active runways. The wholesale removal approach will be cheaper and keep the obstruction plain clear for longer than selecting individual trees that are already extending into the flight plain, consultants told the town.

The consultants also told the Town Board that they have nearly completed a pavement analysis of the runways, including mapping any cracks in the asphalt and conducting core samples to determine the condition of the runway and its base.

Town officials also announced that they will begin charging for parking at the airport starting on Monday. The fee will be $10 per day, payable by credit card at automated teller machines at the exits to the parking areas.

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Great news! Parking charges now that summer is over! Imagine the lost revenue from this past summer!
By mcgrawkeber (47), East Hampton on Sep 22, 16 4:24 PM
Wait you mean you admit that the airport you are so desperately trying to close down will not be busy for the next 9 months? That for 9 out of 12 months there is virtually no noise or heavy traffic? But yet you still spin and dissemble non-stop to characterize it as a constant problem. Could it be it has nothing to do with noise ... and everything to do with greed and self serving real estate development. Then again as a Sotheby's real estate agent who bought a discounted priced house next to the ...more
By localEH (191), East Hampton on Sep 22, 16 6:06 PM
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