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August 20, 2012

City issues response to FAA report

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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

Mayor

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

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