Monday, July 08, 2013 11:22 pm
Vt. council reverses position on F-35s at airport
The Associated Press
The South Burlington council voted 3-2 Monday night in favor of having the F-35s at the airport.
Last year, the council voted 4-1 to oppose bringing the planes to Vermont, largely because of the noise the planes are said to make. But on Town Meeting Day in March, two city councilors who voted against the planes were replaced by councilors thought to support it.
The council's vote is not binding. The secretary of the Air Force is expected to decide this fall whether to base the F-35s in Vermont or elsewhere.
Residents of nearby Winooski also held a public meeting Monday. The council postponed further consideration of the issue until Wednesday.