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Resolution Bans Future Airport Blasting Without Council Approval

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Charlottesville City Council passed a resolution this week that bans future blasting at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport without council's approval. 

This comes after homeowners from the Walnut Hill neighborhood complained the blasting damaged their homes.    

City Council passed the resolution at Monday night's meeting.  In the resolution it says there will be no future blasting after the current project without the council's approval. The appointee for the board is also responsible for keeping people who live in Walnut Hill in the loop about future blasting projects.   

The resolution is ultimately a way to make sure property rights remain respected.

"We want to make sure that they are treated well, there's somebody monitoring that also makes sure that if there is a problem they're compensated for that," said Satyendra Huja, Charlottesville mayor.

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors also passed a resolution June 5 requiring the airport to get approval before future blasting projects.

To read the resolution in full, click here.

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