Letter: Airport should be in private hands


I was relieved to see that a private party plans to buy the Airport on Monroe Landing Road (June 11 story). It caused me great worry to think that the county would purchase it and immediately turn it over to the Port District. Government agencies such as these only have taxpayers money to spend and if they run out of money, they reach further into the taxpayers pocket.Even the grant funds mentioned to fund this purchase have to come out of the taxpayers pocket, so that’s not free money.

I have lived near the airport for over 40 years and have seen airlines and individuals with big plans come and go. The private party appears to have a business plan and funding to purchase and improve the airport. This is a great time for government to support him and his ideas in hope that he can make the Airport an asset to our community.

Dean Thiem

Oak Harbor