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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 6, 1980, Venice, FloridaLetters to the editor unconvinced by Anderson letter to the editor in his letter councilman Anderson provides a great Deal of interesting information concerning the Airport Golf course controversy. He does not however offer a very convincing argument for the decision to proceed with the installation of a Fence around the Airport. Quite the contrary is True. Despite or perhaps because of the scope and prolixity of his letter he raises More questions than he provides answers. Not Only about the Wisdom of constructing a Fence but also about the stewardship of the Airport advisory Board and the City Council in regard to Airport operations in general. After Reading it carefully several times the following come to mind a is there a City ordinance which regulates traffic on the Airfield does it define and establish authorized traffic personnel and use and prohibits or restricts All others if not should there be such an ordinance a with or without an ordinance has the City Council considered alternative methods of control that would be less expensive less disruptive and less disfiguring to the surrounding area than a Fence could not these measures include but not be restricted to a the posting of the Airfield with signs such As a keep out a a no trespassing a a no vehicles beyond this Point a a authorized personnel Only a Etc b Sunset to Sunrise employment of a safety and Security watchman to be paid from Airport generated funds a is it not True that there is no statutory or regulatory requirement for a Fence of any kind a if safety is a Paramount consideration should an Airport with no control Tower no traffic control personnel and no instrument Landing aids be used in minimal weather conditions if not Why was a a non precision approach established a what action was taken and by whom when the illegal Sale of Jet fuel was discovered were any of the current fixed base operators involved a if the deed requires the City of Venice to a adequately Clear and protect the Aerial approach to the Airport by removing lowering relocating marking or lighting or otherwise mitigating existing hazards a were any of the options thus afforded considered before the Trees were summarily sawed off at ground level How did Noel Wright get involved when did he become the arbiter Between the City and the Faa whose regulations is he enforcing a did the Airport advisory Board or its negotiating team exceed its authority or terms of reference in the promises assurances or encouragement Given to the new fixed base operators during the lease negotiations a does the Venice Airport have an enviable safety record if not is there a compilation of accidents How Many fatalities How Many injuries what is cumulative Cost of damages what Steps have been taken to eliminate such Pilot caused safety violations such As simultaneous use of both runways and indiscriminate parking of aircraft near the Southern and Western ends of the runways a is there a living Pilot anywhere who does not claim that flying is safer than Automo Biling if Faa statistics indicate that 90% of All aircraft accidents Are caused by Pilot error and most of the remainder by mechanical failure what infinitesimal percentage can be Laid to collision with extraneous objects and unauthorized personnel How much gilding of the Lily in the name of safety does the City Council intend to fund a without fudging what is the Bottom line on the Cost of the proposed Fence whether and Valorme taxes Are involved or not who will deny that All of the funds to be expended ultimately come from the taxpayers could not these funds be put to better use in providing the rip rap needed to prevent erosion of Airport property in the Vicinity of the sewage disposal Plant a Are there suitable runway designations other than a a Utility or a heavier than Utility the Council could adopt perhaps one that provides for a land at your own risk look out for a general mix of cars kids bikes drug traffickers air planes vandals golfers and visigoths a these Are just a few of the questions that or. Andersons letter evoke. A More careful review probably will surface others and certainly other readers will come up with different questions. Councilman Andersons statement that the installation of the Fence is imminent scares me but i wonder if there is not yet time for another airing of this problem by the City Council. A workshop has been suggested. I support that idea wholeheartedly if the Public is invited to participate. After All this dispute has All the makings of a politicians Nightmare a an Issue with a lot of interest and heat on both sides that could Lead to a great Deal of resentment no matter which Way it is decided. By letting everyone concerned state his views one More time the City Council might be Able to prevent such resentment from being reflected in future . C. Krebs or. 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