City Council Discusses Lease For R-C Airplane Club

City Council Discusses Lease For R-C Airplane Club

The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, considered a request from the Buffalo R-C Club to lease city land to them that they have already been approved to use to fly their radio-controlled airplanes.

The property is located at the waste water treatment plant.

The club has been using the area to fly their model airplanes but are wanting to put in some amenities and wanted some assurances from the city they could, and were looking to sign a lease with the city to help protect the improvements.

Tracey Jelly, with the Buffalo R-C Club, explained more about their request.

Some concern over a long-term lease was raised due to the reclamation that still needs to be done at the facility, which may interfere with what plans the R-C Club has. Also brought up was future Homeland security issues that are expected to take effect concerning water and sewer treatment plants and other municipally-owned facilities and public access to them.

City Attorney Ben Kirven and City Works Director Les Hook will work with the R-C Club to try to find an agreement they are all comfortable with and bring it back before the council for their consideration.

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