@N3225J, You may want to check the training aircrafts requirements for a runway. There are not that many airstrips that can accept the new aircraft. Plus do you recall the details of the number of touch and goes? It is not all that simple.
It's a dog and pony show folks. A slide of the hand. The Navy does not want this. Its a public airport. What is to stop the Navy from flying in and out anyway? Does anyone fly in and out of Goliad? The Navy flys into Victoria all the time. It has Rockport. And there is lots of free runways on the island. I believe the Golden Rule is going to take place. Those that have the gold, makes the rules. Besides, The goverment can buy the property, have no money to fly, and sell it back to Goliad for a $1 if they really wanted it. It's about to become a private, airport and can't wait to see who is behind this.
i wonder if it hurts waking up that stupid every day ?
Wow....let me get this straight. The County gets an airport for $1 (from the Navy). They can't afford to operate it, so it closes. The Navy steps in and offers to buy it back for $2.36 million. County thinks its worth more--even though nobody else wants this facility.
One of two things is going to happen. 1 Our federal governement is getting ready to slash military budgets. (This is why Goliad ended up with the property to begin with) If the County kicks this thing into the courts, its going to take months, if not years to sort out. The more time that goes by the less likely that the Navy will be able to buy it. 2 The Navy gets the property condemed and the County is forced to accept the "new" price. (any bets that it will lower)
The County should be laughing all the way to the bank with deal, instead their greed is going to cost them dearly.
Now it is about money. Those Navy pilots do not need our support unless they pay us to support them. As I recall the county/city paid $1 now it is worth $2.36 million. Fair mark-up?
“Edwards said she's concerned the condemnation of a base already closed by BRAC would set a precedence across the nation”
Since Goliad again finds itself in the vanguard defending us from the U.S. Navy (instead of Mexicans) perhaps it should pen a letter to the world ala Travis.
To The People of Texas andAll Americans In The World --February 24, 2011……………………..Victory or 2.36 million USDGoliad, TX---------------------------------------------------------------------Take the money, it’s more than $675,000, you don’t need another massacre reenactment.