Resolution In Support of the 800 Extension of Runway 21

At the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport



WHEREAS, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport commenced commercial air service in August 1955 to serve the County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville; and


WHEREAS, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport contributes over $170 million of direct economic impact to the Albemarle-Charlottesville region; and


WHEREAS, the only runway serving the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport was last extended in 1966 to the current size of 6,001 x 150, and Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport has identified the extension of Runway 21 as critical to the continuing success of air service at the Airport; and


WHEREAS, this extension will occur on Airport property and will be funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, Virginia Department of Aviation, and Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport funds; and


WHEREAS, it is expected and required that the construction of this extension will occur in a manner that provides the highest level of environmental protection reasonable for this type of construction activity;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors does hereby support the extension of Runway 21 by 800 in order to support the economic benefits provided by Airport operations; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors extends its appreciation to the Federal Aviation Administration and Virginia Department of Aviation for the funds that will be provided to the Runway Extension Project at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.


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