The Davidson County Airport Authority intends to submit a request for state and federal financial assistance with the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation to help carry out the following project at the Davidson County Airport, Lexington, NC:
The project is the removal of tree obstructions within the 20:1 and 30:1 approach to Runway 06, as well as the missed approach penetrations at both the 200-foot and 250-foot height above touchdown (HAT) at the Davidson County Airport. The Proposed Action is located on off-airport property and requires access to three properties (Parcels 6714-03-00-5806, 6713-01-29-1142, and 6703-02-7-7217), totaling approximately ten acres, for which aviation easements would need to be acquired, to remove the tree obstructions.
The Proposed Action will be the removal or trimming of penetrations or near penetrations within the 20:1 and 30:1 approach, as well as the missed approach penetrations at both the 200-foot and 250-foot HAT over Parcels 6714-03-00-5806 (11 obstructions), 6713-01-29-1142 (one obstruction), and 6703-02-7-7217 (36 obstructions), with a potential impact area totaling approximately ten acres. After it is determined that the tree is an obstruction, the next step is to determine if the amount of trimming required would result in a healthy tree that would continue living. If the amount to be trimmed is 33 percent or greater than the total existing tree height, the tree was designated to be removed.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are notified of the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the effects of the Proposed Action. The EA is available for examination during normal business hours at the following location:
Davidson County Airport
1673 Aviation Way
Lexington, NC 27292
Comment regarding the environmental impacts and effects of the Proposed Action are invited to be submitted to Mr. John Gray, Authority Chairman on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020. Comments may be mailed to Mr. John Gray, Authority Chairman at Davidson County Airport, 1673 Aviation Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or delivered in person to him at Davidson County Airport, 1673 Aviation Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are further advised of an opportunity to request a public hearing by the Davidson County Airport Authority. A public hearing may be requested by individuals to whom the Proposed Action is a significant concern. The hearing requested should indicate the concerns and reasons why a hearing is requested. A public hearing may be held if it is determined that there is substantial public interest to warrant a hearing.
Before making a request for a public hearing, persons are encouraged to contact Mr. John Gray, Authority Chairman, at (336) 956-7774 to express their views and discuss those aspects of the Proposed Action that are of concern. If a hearing is held, it will consider the social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed action and whether the action is in the public interest and consistent with the goals and objectives of area planning.
A request for a public hearing may be made by submitting a written request to Mr. John Gray, Authority Chairman at Davidson County Airport, 1673 Aviation Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or delivered in person to him at Davidson County Airport, 1673 Aviation Way, Lexington, NC 27292, on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020. If a hearing is held, notice of the time and place will be published in area newspapers.