“This was the single greatest point of pride in my dad’s life,” said former mayor John Nader, as he accepted a plaque this evening after Common Council unanimously voted to rename the Oneonta Municipal Airport as The Albert S. Nader Regional Airport. Nader, president of SUNY Farmington, who drove up for the event, read a statement from his father, who remarked, “I regret that I am unable to be with you tonight, but I want to thank each and every one of you for bestowing this honor on me.” The vote was broadcast on the city’s Facebook page, allowing Sam to watch from home. With Nader is Mayor Gary Herzig, who presented the idea to Council just before Thanksgiving. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Awards Planned At ‘Summer Soiree’
The award winners will be honored at the chamber’s Summer Soiree Thursday, July 19, at Oneonta Municipal Airport, beginning at 5:45 p.m.
ONEONTA – With the idea of bringing the airport and Wilber Lake Reservoir within city limits, Common Council has invited the public a workshop on annexation Monday, March 27, after the Finance/Human Resources Committee meeting.
The workshop will be conducted by Wade Beltramo, counsel for the NYCOM, the New York State Council of Mayors & Municipal Officials.
The Oneonta Municipal Airport is currently in the Town of Laurens; the reservoir, in the Town of Oneonta.
Special Meeting Of Common Council
To Consider FAA Grant For Airport
ONEONTA – Common Council is meeting in special session at 6 p.m. today to consider approving a $68,000 local share to enable a $1 million-plus Federal Aviation Administration grant for runway improvements at the Oneonta Municipal Airport and for updating the airport master plan, last revised in 2003.
The special session was required to meet the FAA grant deadline, according to Airport Commission chair Dennis Finn.