Fri, Aug 13, 2010
Ordinance Had Previously Barred Only Operations From
Here's a town that is serious about trying to prevent
helicopters from operating anywhere within its incorporated
An existing ordinance in Rockville, Utah prevented the
construction of a helipad within its city limits, but made no
mention of helicopters landing anywhere else ... which is one of
the principal advantages of a helicopter. So when Jeremy Johnson
landed his helo near some property he'd recently purchased, a few
of his neighbors took issue with the "dust and noise" which came
along with the landing, and complained to city hall.
The Associated Press reports that Rockville Mayor Allen Brown
plans to have the ordinance changed to specifically include a
complete ban on helicopter operations within the city limits.
Johnson said he'd like to discuss the matter with the city, but
Brown said simply that there's nothing to be discussed.
In other words ... "Don't clutter the issue with a lot of facts
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