Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tick tock

2014 is finally here! It’s been a long and stressful four years but finally the June 30 deadline for completion of Phase One of the proposed Central Texas Airport is on the horizon. There may be some surprises in the coming months but it’s unlikely that any last minute efforts to resuscitate the project will get much traction. So sayonara and RIP. There’s the door . . .

Friday, July 26, 2013

Still MIA at the FAA

Today the FAA confirmed that they have not heard from Jim Carpenter in over 1 1/2 years. The developer went missing when the FAA requested/required a copy of his business plan in order to continue reserving the airspace for the proposed CTA after it expired November 12, 2011. No fly zone covers the timeline for the developer’s dealings with the FAA beginning in 2007.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CTA Timeline updated

The CTA Timeline has been updated and revised so that it’s now current. Note that the PDF is not a standard size like the previous one so will probably not print a useable hard copy. Please let us know if we’ve missed anything.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

No more Moore

Looking at the Commissioners Court agenda for July 22, please notice the very last item:

24. Discussion and possible action re: approve committee to review applications and interview for County Engineer and bring recommendation to Court; Judge Pape

Looks like there is no more Moore for us to kick around . . . at least in regard to the questionable role he played in drafting the 381 Agreement. Throughout his tenure at the County ‘Mr. Airport’ has been the CTA’s number one apologist and cheerleader.

What are the odds that if the proposed CTA ever gets underway, Ronnie Moore, former Bastrop County Engineer, will be at the helm? Time will tell . . .

Look for an upcoming article in the Advertiser about his departure.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Deadline or deadlines?

The County’s 381 Agreement for the proposed Central Texas Airport, defines the deadline for 1.) the commencement of construction of airport improvements and 2.) the commencement of construction of commercial improvements for the CTA as June 30, 2012 last year. Those two events share the same deadline.

However, there are those in the Bastrop community who are interpreting the two events with the same due date as two deadlines. StopCTA does not agree with that interpretation and finds it quite confusing. We are of the opinion that a deadline is the date by which an event should occur not the event itself. Sure everyone’s entitled to their opinion but we thought it would be worth a post just in case readers run across a mention of missed ‘deadlines’ for the CTA and end up scratching their heads wondering exactly what the ‘deadlines’ might be. Now you know.

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