Recently, Merritt City Council approved three separate motions recommended by the Airport Advisory Committee.
-Council direct staff to research and prepare an amendment to the Official Community Plan that would allow runway access from properties on the Westside.
-the airport be recognized at the current classification of AGN2 non-instrument.
-Council direct staff to research and prepare a report regarding setbacks, in light of the current airport classification and potential future airport classifications.
All three motions were passed unanimously by Council.
Chair of the Airport Committee, Councillor Kurt Christopherson mentioned how this is just the beginning at the airport, however recent circumstances have prevented the committee from meeting in-person.
The potential official community plan (OCP) amendment regarding runway access will still need to return to the council for approval once the research is completed by City Staff. All OCP amendments require a public hearing before adoption.
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