DENALI BOROUGH, ALASKA

RESOLUTION NO. 03-06

 

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES EXTENDING THE HEALY RIVER AIRPORT RUNWAY

 

 

WHEREAS, there are many issues surrounding the Healy River Airport runway, which prevent a critical care air ambulance team from assisting medical crews with patients who require advanced care in an expedient manner; and

 

WHEREAS, the existing Healy River Airport Runway is currently 2,920 feet, and most aircraft used in Alaska for Medevac emergencies need 3,500- 4,000 feet to land; and

 

WHEREAS, the closest airstrip able to handle aircraft used for Medevac emergencies is located at Clear Air Force Station, approximately thirty-five miles north of the Healy River Airport.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Denali Borough Assembly strongly supports the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities extending the Healy River Airport runway.

 

 

 

PASSED and APPROVED this 9th day of April 2003.

 

 

 

SIGNATURE ON FILE                      

Mayor

 

ATTEST:

SIGNARURE ON FILE

Borough Clerk