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
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