Trees raise questions about airport operation

To the editor:

To the casual observer, recent news begs answers to some elementary questions.

Who or what entity owns the airport? Who or what entity is responsible for the operation, administration and safety of the airport? Who is the ultimate authority?

As for the trees, were they an imminent hazard, nuisance or safety concern? If legitimately so, then that would seem to trump any further debate. They’re gone; end of story. If not, why on earth would they be summarily removed? Was there no middle ground sought here?

The apparent lack of decorum between interested parties is somewhat disturbing and quite unflattering to both sides.

If any tax dollars are involved with the airport, then I, and I’m sure many others, would be interested in answers to these questions.

Jim Reetz