Evidentiary Hearing for Strassberger Airstrip in Williamstown
The Vermont Transportation Board on December 10, 2020 beginning at 10 a.m. will conduct an evidentiary hearing pursuant to 5 V.S.A. § 207 and other applicable law on an application to establish a private airstrip proposed for 1380 Route 64 in Williamstown, VT. The hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom's Webinar platform. Participants and members of the public can access the hearing online or by call 646-558-8656 (and use webinar ID 957 7005 1806, and passcode 530472).
Download the airstrip application and other associated documents. Anyone seeking party status to the hearing needs to complete the application included in the document packet no later than November 30, 2020. Public comment also can be submitted in writing prior to the hearing by emailing John Zicconi at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing comments to John Zicconi at 67 Aspen Circle, Shelburne, VT 05482.
Public Hearing to Name Rutland Southern Vermont State Airport Terminal
The Vermont Transportation Board on December 17, 2020 beginning at 3 p.m. will conduct a public hearing on a petition to name the terminal building at the Rutland Southern Vermont State Airport the "Walter E. Houghton Memorial Terminal."
The hearing will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams. Participants and members of the public can access the video hearing online or they can call 802-828-7667 and enter Conference ID Code: 221 685 107# when prompted. At the hearing, the Board will hear from the Petitioner, which is Gerald D'Amico, and any member of the general public interested in the petition and potential naming.
The hearing will be run pursuant to 19 V.S.A. § 5(b)(1)(2) as well as the Vermont Transportation Board’s rules for naming Transportation Facilities. Download a copy of the petition and supporting documents. Written comments will be accepted through this website until January 17, 2021, or they can be mailed to 67 Aspen Circle, Shelburne, VT 05482.
The terminal building at the Rutland Southern Vermont State Airport is owned, controlled and maintained by the State of Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Transportation and is located in the Town of Clarendon, VT. State records indicate the terminal has no known designation.
Mr. Houghton was born in Rutland and raised in Bridgewater. He earned his private pilot license while serving the the U.S. Air Force and following his service worked for Mohawk Airlines. In 1970, he worked for the Vermont Aeronautics Board as Manager of State Airports and eventually managed Northern Airways' base operation in Burlington, VT. In 1983, Mr. Houghton was selected as the Director of Aviation at Burlington International Airport where he helped promote the growth of its passenger airline service. During his time working for the state, he played an important role in implementing the state airport plan, leading search and rescue operations, engaging accident pre-planning, and implementing both an effective winter snow removal plan and a continuing maintenance program.