Mora, MN: FAA Wasting Millions to Add a Crosswind Runway Through a Wetland & Wildlife Area

pg.2: Document Archives [KJMR]
pg.3: Images [KJMR]

A page of Images. Includes jpegs of key documents, photos, etc.

KJMR.20110419scp.. 'Notice to the Citizens of Kanabec County' (full page ad, posted at Scribd by FreedomFoundationMN)

(4/19/2011): ‘Notice to the Citizens of Kanabec County’ (full page ad, posted at Scribd by FreedomFoundationMN)

KJMR.20160604cpy.. satview with runways-ponds marked

Satellite view with former crosswind runway and proposed new crosswind runway marked. Also showing impacted areas (ponds & waterfowl habitat).

Satellite view, northeast Mora and airport vicinity.

Satellite view, northeast Mora and airport vicinity.

KJMR.. Proposed crosswind runway, sat view marked up

Proposed crosswind runway, satellite view showing runway lineation tree removal, proximity to ponds.

KJMR.20150923scp.. Airport Webpage, Mora City, MN

(9/23/2015): Copy of the City’s Airport Webpage.

KJMR.19980130.. pg.1 of FAA letter to City, discussing XWND RWY closure for industrial park expansion

(1/30/1998): first page only of FAA’s letter to City, discussing closure of the crosswind runway to enable industrial park expansion.

KJMR.19990420.. pg.3 of Agreement signed by City, with statement FAA not obligated to new XWND RWY

(4/20/1993): pg.3 of Agreement signed by City, with statement that FAA is NOT obligated to fund a replacement crosswind runway.

KJMR.20031112.. 'Notice of Public Hearing'

(11/12/2003): Notice of Public Hearing

KJMR.. a page from the EA, comments by R.Cutler, G.Yankowiak

(7/29/2004): a page from the Final Environmental Assessment, with citizen comments by Ralph Cutler and Greg Yankowiak. (see pg. 258 of the 307p EA)

KJMR.2003est~.. LTE disputing need for airport expansion (D. Johnson, former mayor, pilot, 1p)

(Spring 2003?): Dean Johnson’s LTE disputing need for airport expansion. Note that Mr. Johnson is a former mayor and a GA pilot.

KJMR.undated.. LTE questioning accuracy of reported airport usage (B.Burk, 1p)

(undated): LTE by Bruce Burk, questioning accuracy of reported airport usage.

KJMR.nodate.. pg.1 of grant agreement to acquire land, for state funds and disbursement of fed funds (need other 4 pages)

(undated): pg.1 of grant agreement to acquire land, defining state funds and disbursement of federal funds (need other 4 pages)

KJMR.20110407.. 'A Runway to Nowhere' (W.Weber view)

(4/7/2011): A Runway to Nowhere’, opinion piece by Wade Weber)

KJMR.20110407.. newsclip re ongoing efforts to construct crosswind runway

(4/7/2011): newsclip re ongoing efforts to construct crosswind runway

KJMR.20110411.. LTE opposing airport expansion (G.Christie, former mayor & pilot, 1p)

(4/11/2011): LTE opposing airport expansion, by George Christie, former mayor & GA pilot

KJMR.20110501.. List of seven 'reasons' for the XWND RWY - all debunked

(5/1/2011): List of seven ‘reasons’ for the crosswind runway – all debunked.

KJMR.20110512.. 'City Delays Runway Decision to 2012' (KanabecCountyTimes, front page)

(5/12/2011): ‘City Delays Runway Decision to 2012’, front page of the Kanabec County Times.

KJMR.20120322.. FAA.S.Gore email to B.Harper, update on XWND RWY situation (5yr obligation to build, but delayed by land purchase)

(3/22/2012): email by FAA’s Scott Gore to Ben Harper; updating on the Mora crosswind runway situation (5yr obligation to build, but delayed by land purchase).

KJMR.20130829.. 'Crosswind Decision Comes Down to Dollars' pg.1 (K.Faurie, KanabecCountyTimes, top of front page)

(8/29/2013): ‘Crosswind Decision Comes Down to Dollars’, pg.1 of front-page article by Kirsten Faurie, Kanabec County Times.

KJMR.20130829.. 'Crosswind Decision Comes Down to Dollars' pg.2 (K.Faurie, KanabecCountyTimes)

(8/29/2013): ‘Crosswind Decision Comes Down to Dollars’, pg.2 of front-page article by Kirsten Faurie, Kanabec County Times.

KJMR.20130905.. 'Money Trumps Property RIghts - Lack of Need in Runway Project' (W.Weber view)

(9/5/2013): ‘Money Trumps Property Rights – Lack of Need in Runway Project’, opinion piece by Wade Weber.

KJMR.20130905.. two LTEs (KanabecCountyTimes)

(9/5/2013): two LTEs opposing crosswind runway, in the Kanabec County Times; by Kelly Kylander & Fred Carlson.

KJMR.20131017.. 'The Runway to Nowhere - a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars' (M.Hjelle, LTE at KanabecCountyTimes)

(10/17/2013): ‘The Runway to Nowhere – a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars’, LTE to Kanabec County Times, by Mason Hjelle.

KJMR.20140129.. 'Mora Municipal Airport (KJMR) Crosswind Runway' (copy of email to 'John')

(1/29/2014): ‘Mora Municipal Airport (KJMR) Crosswind Runway’, an email to ‘John’ (redacted name), citing numerous concerns about proposed runway.

KJMR.20140203.. 'waste of money and space' p.1 (E.Oien, hand-printed statement)

(2/3/2014): ‘waste of money and space’, hand-printed statement by citizen Emmett Oein, pg.1.

KJMR.20140203.. 'waste of money and space' p.2 (E.Oien, hand-printed statement)

(2/3/2014): ‘waste of money and space’, hand-printed statement by citizen Emmett Oein, pg.2.

KJMR.20150427.. Mora EA reevaluation, XWND RWY reduced to 120ft (email, FAA.J.Fitzpatrick to J.Dhein)

(4/27/2015): Mora EA reevaluation, with width of crosswind runway reduced to 120-ft (email from FAA’s Josh Fitzpatrick to City of Mora’s Joel Dhein).

KJMR.20150721.. City Council Minutes, unanimous decision to table crosswind runway until justified by demand

(7/21/2015): Mora City Council Minutes, unanimous decision to table crosswind runway until the project becomes justified by demand.

KJMR.20150901.. City Council Minutes, FAA-state want to proceed, setup special meeting next week

(9/1/2015): Mora City Council Minutes, reporting that FAA and State want to proceed with crosswind runway project, and setting up a special meeting next week.

KJMR.20150908. City Council Minutes, A.Peek attends, vote to resume project

(9/8/2015): Mora City Council Minutes, attended by FAA’s Andy Peek attends. After Andy’s presentation, council voted to resume the crosswind runway project.

KJMR.20160314cpy.. pic of butternut leaf, juglans_cinerea_001

Butternut leaf, juglans_cinerea. Endangered species common within the area to be cleared for the unneeded crosswind runway.

KJMR.20160312.. pic of bald eagle, frozen scrubby shoreKJMR.20160618.. Eagle on shore beyond pond lilliesKJMR.20150915cpy.. waterfowl at N-S runway pic2KJMR.. pond, 2 swans, 1 loonKJMR.20160313.. swans & geese swimming

KJMR.20150915cpy.. waterfowl at N-S runway pic1KJMR.20160521.. crop of 'swans lifting off, crosswind RWY proposal area'ffKJMR.20160521.. 'swans in flight, crosswind RWY proposal area'

KJMR.20160721cpy.. deer on edge of pond, summr lillies

…this is a nature preserve, not an airport!

KJMR.20150911.. pic of G.Jankowiak next to 150yr oak tree

(9/11/2015): Greg Yankowiak, standing next to a mature oak tree approx. 150-yrs old … in area to be cleared/graded for FAA’s new runway.