New airport master plan aims to protect homes from noise

Good things have been happening at the Logan-Cache Airport in spite of the downturn in the economy. Airport Manager Rich Stehmeier says in the five years he has been on the job it has become a real commercial aiport.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday, Stehmeier said he is pleased about the fact that an airport master plan was recently approved. He says the overall process was fantastic with input from people in surrounding areas who agreed that future commercial development should be southwest of the airport and homes would be built further out.”You are basically protecting the airport from noise issues in the future, which is a great thing to do,” Stehmeier explained. “There are so many airports right now in the United States having problems with that. “They have allowed development to come in and now they have homes that are 2,000 feet off the end of the runway and now they complain about the noise. We’ve tried to make sure that doesn’t happen at our airport by master planning it and getting the people involved.”Stehmeier says more fuel was sold during 2010 than during the previous year and a lot of flying is going on.

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