Board approves county airport redesignation
Sep 30, 2014 6:03 am
Arthur Cusano is reporting in the Register Star the Columbia County Board of Supervisors voted Mon., Sept. 29, to change the Federal Aviation Administration designation of the Columbia County Airport in West Ghent. The redesignation was due to the volume of jet aircraft operations per year. The change in designation would allow the airport to maintain a 300-foot runway safety zone, rather than a 1,000-foot safety zone. The designation change application now heads to the FAA for approval. In other business, the board approved a contract with The Bonadio (Bone-ah-DEO) Group, a Rochester-based accounting firm with offices in Albany, that specializes in maximizing financial reimbursements. The county will pay a flat fee of $200,000 a year for the firm’s services. The board also unanimously voted to appoint Todd Zbytniewski (pronounced: Zbit-new-ski) interim administrator of the Pine Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Philmont, effective Oct. 3. He is currently Vice President of Geriatric Services at Kaaterskill Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greene County. Zbytniewski is the former director of Pine Haven. Current Pine Haven Administrator Art Proper (PROH-per) submitted his resignation from the position last month. Read the full story in the Register Star.