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Airstrip near Paulden gets OK from supes

In quick action, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved, with little discussion, Dan DeLeonardis’ request for construction of a dirt runway and aircraft hangar on a 75-acre site near Paulden. The vote was unanimous.

The request is contingent on construction of a home within a certain amount of time, Supervisor Randy Garrison noted at the Feb. 1 supervisors board meeting.

Supervisor Craig Brown said he was in agreement with the request, which the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended by an 8-2 vote, because the property where the airstrip will be located is in an unincorporated area of the county bordered on one side by forestland.

“This particular airplane has a short take-off,” he said.

“And it makes less noise than an ATV.”

In other action, the Board approved:

• The transfer of its 1968 Cessna 182K airplane from the Sheriff’s Office to the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office at no cost.

• A use permit for an off-site modular sales office at Bensch Ranch Estates between Spring Valley and Mayer.

• A contract to Combs Construction Company for $912,919 for Bagdad Airport Road Reclamation.

Follow Sue Tone on Twitter @ToneNotes. Reach her at 928-445-3333, ext. 2043.


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