Fort Polk Progress visits Washington!

Fort Polk Progress, a multi-region organization dedicated to the growth and care of Ft. Polk, visited Washington D.C. the week of April 12 to tell the story of progress at Ft. Polk.  Delegation members met with Pentagon officials and elected officials of Congress.  The England Authority was one of the founding members of Ft. Polk Progress.

Press Quotes - Economic Development Reorganization

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy:

“The hard work of these private sector organizations is critical to an effective and unified community response to continuing needs of local business and attracting new business. To the extent these changes will streamline services and make roles clear, my administration is supportive.”

Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields:

Next Step Legislation, Following Hearing on Civilian BRAC Commission - April 6, 2011

Following a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday intended to assess whether a BRAC-like process could help the federal government eliminate thousands of excess properties and save taxpayers billions of dollars, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the panel, said he would move ahead with plans to introduce legislation authorizing the government to establish a civilian BRAC commission.

Economic Development Reorganization

DATE:          April 5, 2011

SUBJECT:    Economic Development Reorganization     

Contact:     Jim Clinton
                   318-767-3001
                   jclinton@cenla.org

England Airpark Noise Mitigation Program prepares to acquire property!

England Airpark’s Noise Mitigation program continues to work with property owners within the program boundaries to prepare for funding to acquire property.  This voluntary program has been a success in meeting the needs of residents that have been impacted by airport noise.

Hearing to Assess Feasibility of a Civilian BRAC for Federal Office Space

A House panel next week will hold a hearing to evaluate whether a BRAC-like process can help the federal government eliminate thousands of excess properties and save taxpayers billions of dollars.

England Airpark Noise Mitigation Program prepares to acquire property!

England Airpark’s Noise Mitigation program continues to work with property owners within the program boundaries to prepare for funding to acquire property.  This voluntary program has been a success in meeting the needs of residents that have been impacted by airport noise.

England Airpark to Bid Road Project!

The England Authority, at its February meeting, authorized advertisement for bids for construction of permanent access road for new fuel farm at AEX.  The new fuel farm is presently under construction at a cost of over $6 million.  Funds for both projects are funded by a dedicated tax on aviation fuel at the state and federal level.

England Airpark receives Noise Mitigation Grant!

The Louisiana State Department of Transportation and Development Airports Division awarded a grant of $263,258 for England’s Noise Mitigation Program. These funds come from the Airport Improvement Fund which is funded from a tax on aviation fuel in the state of Louisiana.