The Woodward News


August 20, 2012

City issues response to FAA report


Woodward, Okla. — The City requested offers to purchase the millings and the City sold the millings to two (2) separate entities, which have no inappropriate ties to the City or any of its officials. The City sold approximately 1,000 tons at approximately $3.50 per ton, with the buyers providing all loading and transport of the product from the airport property. The Inspector stated an estimated value and amount with no support for those allegations.

If there are millings which cannot be accounted for either by being used in the reconstruction process, sold as described above, or still remaining at the airport property, the removal of these amounts occurred without the consent of the City or its officials. The airport is fenced, gated and is supposed to be locked. The responsibility for monitoring of the fences and gates is upon the airport manager, and, prior to March of 2012, the Airport Authority Board.

The airport fund, as part of the City's accounting system, will be credited with the amount received by the City for the sale of the millings.

The City believes this response addresses all the legitimate concerns of the FAA as addressed in the FY-2012 Post Inspection Land Use Report on the West Woodward Airport (WWR). The City considers all issues addressed and this matter closed.

If you have any questions or require further documentation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Very truly yours

(s) Aaron R. Sims

Aaron R. Sims

copies of this letter were sent to

City Manager


City Commissioners

Edward Chambers, PE

Compliance Program Manager

2601 Meacham Blvd.

Fort Worth, TX, 76137

Michael P. Huerta, Acting Administrator

Federal Aviation Administration

800 Independence Ave., SW

Washington, DC 20591

Victor Bird, Director

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

120 N. Robinson Ave. Ste. 1244W

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

The Honorable James M. Inhofe

205 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510-3603

Text Only
  • Woodward could support more retailers

    An economic development consultant believes Woodward has the business environment and community dynamic to support more retailers. Ricky Hayes, with the consulting firm Retail Attractions, presented Woodward city commissioners with the highlights from his recent market analysis of the city during their meeting Monday, April 15.

    Later during the city meeting, City Manager Alan Riffel made some comments about the anniversary of the 2012 Woodward Tornado.  Click to watch a video of his comments.

    April 16, 2013

  • VIDEO: Tornado Prayer Vigil

    A short video of scenes from the prayer vigil held on Monday, April 15, 2013 in memory of the tornado that devastated Woodward a year ago.

    April 16, 2013

  • I-68 at Exit 34 SLIDESHOW: Sandy delivers snow to East

    October 31, 2012

  • g2581c2000000000000a6d4823659b1369b4dd2ac1d21a780ed2c0f079b.jpg VIDEO: Sandy brings more snow to Appalachian Mountains

    Snow continues to fall in the Appalachian Mountains thanks to superstorm Sandy, leaving an estimated 150,000 people without power.

    October 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • sandy1.jpg SLIDESHOW: Hurricane Sandy brings wind, water Damaging winds and storm surges from Hurricane Sandy began affecting Massachusetts on Monday.

    October 30, 2012

  • Screen shot 2012-10-29 at 11.18.49 AM.png LIVE VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy approaches coast

    Watch Livestream's 24/7 Sandycam feed as Hurricane Sandy approaches the coast.

    October 29, 2012 1 Photo

  • Sandy-Satnight.jpg VIDEO: Latest forecast for Hurricane Sandy

    As those along the East Coast brace for Hurricane Sandy, meteorologists also warn inland areas to prepare for high winds and 4 to 8 inches of rain once the storm makes landfall.

    October 28, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-10-12 at 3.56.15 PM.png VIDEO: Nate Berkus on when you need a designer and the biggest design mistakes

    Design expert Nate Berkus shares his high-impact, low-cost ideas for getting the most from your home in this Sunday’s PARADE. His No. 1 tip for improving home decor? “Clean your house, people. It costs nothing!” he says.

    Biggest Design Mistake
    “I see it every day: People trying to create a home that somebody else tells them they should have. I don’t care if it’s a magazine, a neighbor, or a bossy friend— when somebody says, ‘This is what’s elegant, this is what’s trendy,’ if it doesn’t represent you, you’re not going to be happy.”

    October 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Biden-Ryan.jpg VIDEO: Biden to Ryan: 'That's a bunch of malarkey'

    Republican Paul Ryan says the attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens shows the U.S. is projecting weakness abroad. Vice President Joe Biden responded that's 'a bunch of malarkey.'

    October 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-10-08 at 5.36.43 PM.png VIDEO: Texas cheerleaders fight for banner Bible verses

    A judge says cheerleaders can continue to use run-through banners emblazoned with Bible verses at a Texas high school's football games for at least two more weeks.

    October 11, 2012 1 Photo