WHITE LAKE –– During Thursday’s Public Works Committee meeting, legislators unanimously voted to enter into a land lease agreement with Hatzolah Air for the construction of a …
WHITE LAKE –– During Thursday’s Public Works Committee meeting, legislators unanimously voted to enter into a land lease agreement with Hatzolah Air for the construction of a 20,000- square foot building at the Sullivan County International Airport in the Town of Bethel, which would serve as their world headquarters.
The building will have an aviation hangar and operations center.
According to the resolution, Hatzolah Air, a charitable organization that provides emergency air transport to points throughout the Hudson Valley Region and world, “is committed to constructing their world headquarters using local contractors and employing local residents to staff their operation.”
Hatzolah Air will partner with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management to make emergency, lifesaving search and rescue equipment available for emergency operations in the county.
The resolution now moves to the county legislature’s full board meeting today, where it will be further discussed and voted on.
“My personal opinion is that this is an extremely significant event,” said Airport Superintendent James Arnott on the contract with Hatzolah Air. “It marks the increased importance of our airport in the Metro New York aviation community.”
The Democrat recently reported that jet fuel sales at the county airport were approximately $99,000 and $98,000 in July and August respectively.
At the Public Works Committee meeting, Arnott said that at the end of August jet fuel sales for the year were already $100,000 more than they were this time in 2020.