Proclamations & Resolutions
City of Lewistown, MT 2007
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  • RESOLUTION NO. 3689

    A RESOLUTION BY THE COMMISION OF THE CITY OF LEWISTON, MONTANA, OPPOSING THE ENACTMENT OF PROVISIONS IN THE U.S. S.B. 1300, THE “AVIATION INVESTMENT AND MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2007” THAT IMPOSE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL USER FEES, INCREASE AVIATION FUEL AND GAS TAXES AND REDUCE CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OVER THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

    Be it resolved by the Lewistown City Commission of the State of Montana

    WHEREAS, general aviation sector is a vital engine of growth in the State of Montana economy providing jobs, economic opportunity and revenue.

    WHEREAS, the Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 proposes to remove Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    WHEREAS, given the geography of the State of Montana a great many businesses and communities depend upon small planes and general aviation for access to medical treatment, mobility, economic opportunity, disaster relief and a wide range of critical resources and services.

    WHERAS, a user fee system is not necessary to achieve the funding needed to modernize our National Air Transport System.

    WHEREAS, general aviation is vital to the continue growth and prosperity of farmer, small towns and rural areas in the State of Montana.

    BE IT RESOLVED that the City Commission of the City of Lewistown, Montana respectfully opposes the enactment of the provisions of U.S. S.B. 1300, The Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 that imposes air traffic control user fees, including “per flight charges;” increases in aviation fuel and gas taxes and reduces Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution shall be transmitted the Governor, the State’s Congressional Delegation and the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and its Subcommittee on Aviation; the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, and its Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety & Security. \

    PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 25th day of June, 2007

    RICK POSS, Chairman of the Commission

    ATTEST:

    NIKKI BRUMMOND, City Clerk

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