Proclamations & Resolutions
Natchitoches, LA 2014
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  • The following Resolution was introduced by Mr. Stamey and Seconded by Mr. Nielsen as follows, to-wit:

    RESOLUTION NO.040 OF 2014

    PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014 AS GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH IN THE CITY OF NATCHITOCHES

    WHEREAS: general aviation and community airports, such as Natchitoches Regional Airport, play a vital role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and

    WHEREAS: The state of Louisiana has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations and community airports and airport operators; and

    WHEREAS: Louisiana is home to 62 public use airports that serve 9,562 pilots and 4,891 active general aviation aircraft. Additionally, the state is home to 60 fixed-based operators, 35 repair stations, 8 flight schools and 520 heliports; and

    WHEREAS: general aviation contributes an annual economic impact of $2.05 billion to Louisiana’s economy; and

    WHEREAS: aviation not only support Louisiana’s economy, it improves our overall quality of life by providing essential emergency medical transportation, enhancing public safety by assisting law enforcement, and transporting business and leisure travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and

    WHEREAS: The nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important, public benefit, and direct, Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system; and

    THEREFORE, I, Mayor Lee Posey of Natchitoches, Louisiana, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Natchitoches and declare April to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.

    This Resolution was then presented for a vote, and the vote was recorded as follows:

                                                     AYES:          Payne, Nielsen, Mims, Stamey, Morrow

                                                     NAYS:          None

                                                     ABSENT:     None

                                                    ABSTAIN:     None

    THEREUPON, Mayor Lee Posey declared the Resolution passed by a vote of 5 Ayes to 0 Nays on this 28th day of April, 2014

    Lee Posey, Mayor

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