Airport board to move ahead with eminent domain

Officials looking to acquire 2 acres of property at the airport owned by the city of Norwalk.
Scott Seitz2
Feb 7, 2014


It appears the Huron County Airport Authority will go forward with the eminent domain process to acquire 2 acres of property owned by the city of Norwalk at the airport.

"The current airport authority seeks to acquire the 2 acres in the only way possible due to certain legislative constraints placed upon the sale of city real estate. Acquiring these 2 acres via the eminent domain process is the only way possible," said Carl Essex, airport authority president.

In a story published recently in the Norwalk Reflector, Essex explained in detail why eminent domain is the proper way to acquire the land and discussed other aspects of the process. So you don't miss stories such as this one, you can subscribe to the Norwalk Reflector to receive home delivery and/or the e-paper, which is a complete digital replica of each issue. For more information, call (419) 668-3771 or click HERE.


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Tom Paine

Okay… So then what?


Essex is only pushing this to empty the airports account and thus have the effect of de-funding the airport.
He'll then claim it is unable to operate since there are no funds.
A couple years ago he pushed to have the fuel tanks fully filled when that would have cost more then the airport had and would have been enough fuel for over a full year at the rate planes were purchasing.

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Tom Paine

I see. And this all leads to closing the airport and opening a race track? I only ask because I'm not very familiar with this issue and haven't heard much about it lately.

Fibber Mcgee

It's an ongoing mess, you know all that's important, very little. :)

J Cooper

They want more land ownership, sell it with the low usage, its the playpen for the few.

J Cooper

We need to keep the airport open so the company executives can make a fast escape after they close their plants.