‘Some bad ideas don’t die’: Effort to have customs facility at Witham Field is back



From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: Some bad ideas don’t die. They lie dormant until a politician tries to resurrect them.

So it is with the controversial $1.6 million customs facility at Witham Field, Martin County’s Airport. Martin commissioners considered the proposal eight times before they finally rejected it last March by a 3-2 vote, with Commissioners Doug Smith and John Haddox in favor.

…Some residents opposed the customs facility, fearing it would lead to an increase in air traffic and noise. Airport and other business representatives supported it.

The lowest bid to build it was $200,000 over budget, and it would have needed county money to operate.

For the complete entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/01/10/swartz-effort-to-have-customs-facility-at-witham-field-is-back/

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