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By Ben Muir 

Planning and Zoning proposes more airport parking


Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Richard Burke, who is a civil engineer for the U.S. Forest Service, speaks at the Borough Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, May 30.

The airport might add more parking to accommodate increased demand for spaces and to anticipate potential restrictions on current long-term parking, said Richard Burke, who is a Planning and Zoning Committee representative.

"It's more for the need for additional spaces," Burke said. "I've talked to a number of folks who almost missed their flights due to lack of parking."

Burke went before the Petersburg Borough Tuesday and asked the assembly to lease property across the street from the airport.

The city is eligible to waive rent fees on the property, as the purpose is to support airport...

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