By GINGER RAE DUNBAR, Daily Local News
Posted: Saturday, 06/22/13 06:22 pm
Updated: Saturday, 06/22/13 07:26 pm
VALLEY — Private property owners are balking at the removal of seven trees deemed a hazard to air navigation at G.O. Carlson Airport.
Airport Manager Gary Hudson said the Federal Aviation Administration, which governs airport regulations, said the fate of the trees is under review.
Township supervisors have asked airport authorities for funding to remove trees, saying they do not want homeowners to be responsible for the cost.
The trees have grown high enough to be a concern for airplanes taking off and landing, officials say.
Hudson said five of the trees are located on residential property. The other two are on another parcel, he said.
“I think they (airport authority) should be responsible for it,” said township supervisors’ Chairwoman Patrice Proctor.
Hudson said the topic of funding will be discussed with the Chester County Airport Authority, which operates the airport. The FAA study and decision on tree removal is due within months.