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Vicksburg to negotiate with landowners for removing trees to improve approaches to airport


VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The city of Vicksburg will talk with the owners of land north of the Vicksburg Municipal Airport for the removing of trees to improve approaches to and takeoffs from the airport.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen this week authorized Mayor George Flaggs Jr. to negotiate with the property owners to compensate them for the loss of timber.

The Vicksburg Post reports ( ) the total value of timber to be cut has been estimated at $8,238.

The first phase of the obstruction removal project is estimated at $99,800 with a Federal Aviation Administration grant paying $89,820 of the cost. The city's share is $9,980.

Airport Director Sam Washington says the city plans to install approach lights on the north end once the area is cleared.

Information from: The Vicksburg Post,

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