The purpose of the meeting is to present residents and officials with an update of the work done on Phase 1 of the Airport Site Selection Study.
The purpose of the study is to determine whether or not there are suitable sites in Spalding County for the potential relocation of the airport.
Robert Mohl, airport director for the Griffin-Spalding County Airport, is looking forward to the meeting.
“I think it’s going to be a good meeting in that it will spark the discussion as to whether we move the airport or not,” he said.
If it is decided to move the airport, he does not object.
“I think it could be a positive thing for the citizens of Griffin and Spalding County,” he said. “I think that moving the airport to another location that would allow it to be a larger airport, that would assist the city and the county in attracting the business that it desires to help this area grow.”
Griffin Board of Commissioners member Joanne Todd, a proponent of moving the airport, said the possible relocation of the airport is a major issue for the community.
“I’m looking forward to the meeting,” she said. “The idea that the study has produced four to six possible sites in the vicinity of I-75 and the industrial park is an exciting opportunity for the city and the county.”
She said that if the airport is relocated, it could help Griffin-Spalding County industrial development and serve as a regional airport.
She did have some words of caution.
“It’s not going to be an easy decision,” she said.
Moving the airport would impact a large area, and there could be opposition from residents living near a potential site, she said.
Those interested in finding out more can contact Mohl at 770-227-2928 or Griffin Director of Planning and Development Frederick Gardiner at 770-233-4130.