Montgomery County Airpark Community Meeting November 4

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Montgomery County is hosting a community meeting to discuss concerns regarding the Montgomery County Airpark. The meeting is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Training Room, 16641 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville.

This will be the first of three community meetings concerning the airpark. The purpose of the meeting is: to distribute FAQs related to the Gaithersburg Airpark (safety concerns, noise, flight patterns, low flying aircraft over residential communities and touch-and-go flight operations), the December 2014 accident and the airpark practices and policies, and to allow the community the opportunity to express their concerns. This meeting is not intended to release any results of the Nation Transportation Safety Board report related to the December 2014 accident.

This meeting will be televised on the county cable network and the speakers will have 3 minutes per speaker to pose their question or express their concern. Speakers will be asked to sign up to speak upon entering the facility. There will be a cut off and a waiting list to permit allocation of time. The remaining people will be given index cards to submit questions that will be considered along with the recorded spoken questions.

Members of the county council and staff from the county executive’s office plan to attend the meeting.