Topeka City Council Wants Second Police Helo | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **

Tue, Dec 11, 2007

Topeka City Council Wants Second Police Helo

Mayor Doesn't, But May Not Have A Choice

The Topeka, KS City Council recently voted to buy an additional police helicopter... a move that infuriated Mayor Bill Bunten.

Last week, the city council made the decision without Bunten’s knowledge, reports KSNT-27. Bunten was openly opposed to the plan; he vetoed a previous resolution for the helicopter in July, though the measure still managed to find its way into the 2008 budget.

The council reportedly found a "veto-proof" communication document that will allow the $800,000 Robinson R44 to be purchased. The city wants a lease purchase agreement for the helicopter for five years.

Bunten warned city officials citizens may lose confidence in their ability to disperse city funds, and this could jeopardize an upcoming sales tax vote.

“We'll not get this sales tax passed and the result of that would be a continued deterioration of this city,” Mayor Bunten said. “When someone does begin to address the needs, it will cost a lot more.”

Bunten reminded them the yearly payments for the helicopter must pass an appropriation process, and that he will not support any payments for the aircraft.

FMI: www.topeka.org/cityofficials/index.shtml, www.robinsonheli.com/products.htm

Advertisement

More News

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Game-Changing NBAA2014 Sponsor Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics!

Innovation Brings Safe, Certified, Nanophosphate® Lithium Batteries To New Business Aircraft True Blue Power is the first company in the world to achieve FAA TSO and EASA ETSO >[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash!

Get Aero-News Delivered To Your E-Mail We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC