The City of Georgetown has been notified by the FAA that the Tower at the Georgetown Airport is on the closure list related to the Federal budget cuts due to sequestration. While the FAA budget is actually increasing in the sequestration budget, funding for contracted towers is being reduced. The tower will cease operations on or after April 7, 2013.
Closure of the Tower is considered a safety issue for the pilots and tenants at the Georgetown Airport, and finding a permanent solution is not an option prior to April 7, 2013. Staff will discuss with City Council possible short term and long term options for operations at the Airport, related to the Tower and ongoing business plan analysis for the Airport.