‘No’ vote on customs facility shows confidence of Martin Commission

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “A controversial $1.6 million customs facility business owners wanted Martin County to build and operate at Witham Field is dead. On Tuesday, Commissioner Anne Scott, once again the swing vote on an issue … Click here to read more

Say NO now to unnecessary customs facility or ruin Martin’s community-friendly airport

In a recent letter to Witham Field Airport Manager George Stokus and Martin County Commissioners, David Shore of the airport watchdog group Witham Airport Action Majority, warned of the unwanted and unneeded customs facility that will forever change Martin’s community-friendly airport … Click here to read more

Deliberate curfew violations at our community airport reflect disrespect for Martin County citizens

Local attorney and civic activist Virginia Shelock addresses curfew violations at Witham Field: “Curfew violators are among proponents of the Customs Facility who assure us that increased operations won’t negatively impact nearby residents or turn our community-friendly airport into an international noise- and fume-fest.” For a list of violators … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Martin Commission gets chance for do-over on airport customs facility

The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz, details the last Martin County Commission meeting’s vote reversal to approve a controversial customs facility at Martin County’s airport, Witham Field: “Every once in a while, representative government works: The elected representative listens to the residents who voted for her (or him) and acts accordingly … Click here to read more

Martin Commissioner Anne Scott reconsiders vote; more on customs facility at 4/15 meeting

Commissioner Anne Scott (District 3) made a motion at yesterday’s BOCC meeting to reconsider the customs facility vote from the previous Martin County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting of March 4. Commissioner Scott expressed concerns that have been raised regarding the $1.4 million customs facility vote … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Effort for customs facility at Witham Field lacks transparency

The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz, details “Tuesday’s vote on a bad old project that has come back to haunt the Martin County Commission: A proposed customs facility at Martin County’s airport, Witham Field. Commissioners should exorcise this specter once and for all with a strong dose of common sense and recognition of the county’s financial reality.” … Click here to read more

WAAM is a coalition of concerned citizens promoting a community-friendly airport

Most recently the Witham Airport Action Majority (WAAM) has established a FaceBook presence. WAAM President Dave Shore urges residents to log on, and also to check out the WAAM website … Click here to read more

WAAM President urges immediate public comment before tomorrow’s vote on airport customs facility

David Shore, President of the Witham Airport Action Majority (WAAM) states, “”The Witham Airport customs issue will come before the Board of County Commissioners this coming Tuesday – September 27 at 1:30 pm. That is tomorrow! According to the latest report by airport staff, it will cost the taxpayers somewhere in the neighborhood of $625 thousand dollars to move forward on building a customs facility at Witham Field. Decreased property values for communities within a 5 mile radius of the airport can be substantial. Many residents are not aware that a 5 mile radius includes the City of Stuart, Palm City, the Town of Sewall’s Point and Jensen Beach. As traffic increases at the airport, the 5 mile radius increases so if you are not bothered by the airport now, you can expect that to change in the future if the airport continues to grow.” … Click here to read more