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File #: 50973    Version: Name: Substitute Comments to the Air National Guard as Part of the F-35 Operational Beddown Environmental Impact Statement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/20/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 4/17/2018 Final action: 4/17/2018
Enactment date: 4/23/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00312
Title: AMENDED SUBSTITUTE - Declaring the City of Madison Common Council’s Intent to Submit Submitting Comments to A Resolution on the Air National Guard as Part of the F-35 Operational Beddown Environmental Impact Statement.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Rebecca Kemble, Ledell Zellers, Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. FINAL: F-35 EIS Comments 4_16_18.pdf, 2. INFORMATIONAL: 2nd DRAFT F35A EIS Comment 4_9_2018.pdf, 3. INFORMATIONAL: 1st DRAFT F35A EIS Comment 4_5_2018.pdf, 4. 50973 v1.pdf, 5. 50973 v2.pdf, 6. 50973 v3.pdf
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
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AMENDED SUBSTITUTE - Declaring the City of Madison Common Council’s Intent to Submit Submitting Comments to A Resolution on the Air National Guard as Part of the F-35 Operational Beddown Environmental Impact Statement.
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WHEREAS, the Air National Guard has operated a base at Truax Field since the late 1940s, has over five hundred full time personnel and a $99.3 Million local annual economic impact; and,

WHEREAS, Truax Field is located at the Dane County Regional Airport; and,

WHEREAS, the 115th Fighter Wing located at Truax Field conducts state and federal missions including responses to natural disasters and catastrophic events, completes approximately 3000 flights per year, and has executed 5 combat deployments over the past 10 years; and,

WHEREAS, the 115th Fighter Wing provides Fire, Crash and Rescue service for Dane County Regional Airport; and,

WHEREAS, on February 7, 2018, the Air National Guard issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for F-35 Operational Beddown; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed F-35A aircraft would replace the F-16 aircraft located at Truax Field; and,

WHEREAS, the Air National Guard has selected Truax Field in Madison as one of two of five alternative installations for a squadron of 18 F-35A aircraft and two backup aircraft; and,

WHEREAS, after hearing concerns from residents, City of Madison Alders from the North and East Ssides of Madison organized a public listening session on February 28th at the East Side Community Center to discuss the proposal; and,

WHEREAS, Alders and community residents attended the Air National Guard scoping meeting on March 8th at the Crown Plaza; and,

WHEREAS, some residents are looking forward to the F-35 Beddown, others have expressed concerns and questions about the potential environmental impacts of the F-35 operations at the Truax Field in Madison; and,

WHEREAS, the Alders have collected information and comments ...

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