A painstaking hand recount Monday found the vote for a new Katama Airfield hangar was a tie.
In April, residents of Edgartown will be asked to vote on a warrant article to reconstruct the historic Katama Airfield hangar. The airfield’s commissioners are asking you to vote “yes” for the warrant article.
A long-planned replacement of the World War II-era airplane hangar at Katama Airfield is slated to come before Edgartown voters this spring as the town takes a new direction in managing the grass airfield.
After eight years of legal wrangling, Edgartown selectmen cleared the way Monday for a new aircraft hangar at Katama Airfield.
Edgartown selectmen agreed on Monday to the terms of a deal hammered out with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) that would allow the town to replace one of two hangars at Katama airfield with a much larger hangar and bring an end to a tussle with the national conservation organization that’s lasted more than eight years.
The Katama airport, 128 acres by the shore, might have been a developer’s dream come true. But Steve Gentle liked it just the way it was.