Dear Editor,

I am highly disappointed at the lack of regard that the South Central Regional Airport Association has for the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors. I have continued to ask for information regarding meetings that are taking place. I have been stonewalled at every turn. Late last year, I made my dissatisfaction known to our representative on the board, Joe Warrick. Joe assured me that I was going to be placed on the email list of when the meetings were going to be held. He assured me that when the other parties are notified our board would be as well. More meetings have taken place, I have no notice. Earlier this year, I sought to replace Joe Warrick with a board member that assured me that he would provide better communication with the board as to when the meetings were. My motion died for a lack of a second.

Joe Warrick once again assured me that I would be notified of future meetings. The latest example of this disregard came this week. On 10/11/16 at 3:30 p.m. I received an email that there was going to be a meeting that night at 6:00 p.m. from Mike Nardini, the city administrator from Pella.

I am frustrated with the total disregard from the SCRAA board and their tactics to shut out any discourse from those who oppose their mission. I am asking that Mahaska County Residents contact the SCRAA board and let them know that we demand transparency and open dialogue.

Mark Doland

Mahaska County Supervisor

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