Important Information About The Georgetown
The information on this website is a collective effort regarding the County's successful removal of long time Georgetown Airport FBO Skyways/Blacksheep Classic Airplane Co.
While the County is seeking a replacement FBO, one primary question remains:
Will any FBO be able to survive the longstanding lack of County cooperation regarding the particular dynamics of the Georgetown Airport and Georgetown community.
For a complete history based on public documents, please explore the following link:
History of Sept 2003 - Jan 2003 removal of FBO.....
01/28/2003 Board of Supervisors Agenda Meeting - Georgetown Airport Services at Risk!
Supervisors Solero (Tahoe), Borelli (Placerville), and Dupray (El Dorado Hills) voted against giving Skyways an interim 1 year lease. After some argument, it was then agreed to allow Skyways to remain for 90 days while the County puts out a new RFP.
Charlie Paine made a motion, with Helen Baumann seconding, to accept a proposed interim 12 month FBO lease that had been worked out among Steve and Trish Cimmarusti, County Counsel, Risk Management, and General Services. It was voted down 3 to 2 (Solaro, Borelli, and Dupray voted against). Three Supervisors outside our district determine what happens inside our district. Email them and ask why! (recent history and addresses below)
History of the Fall 2002 Troubles:
The El Dorado County Supervisors voted in closed session not to renew the Airport lease to Skyways, owned and operated by Steve and Trish Cimmarusti. After 10 years of hard work and quality service to our community and others, Skyways had been notified to vacate the airport by Dec 7th. The Supervisors acted without input from the Georgetown Airport Advisory Committee and the Community at large! Please email or phone all of our supervisors and share your wishes or opinions regarding this issue.
08/02: The El Dorado
County Supervisors vote in closed session not to renew the Airport
lease to Skyways, owned and operated by Steve and Trish Cimmarusti.
El Dorado County Supervisors:
District 1 Rusty Dupray -
District 2 Helen Baumann -
District 3 James R. Sweeney -
District 4 Charlie Paine -
District 5 David A. Solaro -
Georgetown Gazette - Letters - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Democrat - Letters - email@example.com
Auburn Journal - Letters -
|Statements and letters by members of the Georgetown Divide
Community and other Airport participants:
Letter to Divide Business Owners - Nov 13
Letter by the President West Coast Cessna Club - Oct 28
Letter from Creekside School - Nov 7
Pat Leeds statement to the Supervisors - Oct 29 Meeting
Letter by Paul Miller to Supervisors - Georgetown - Nov 4
Letter by Doug Bell - Garden Valley
Letter by Patrick Leeds - Georgetown - Oct 12
Letter by Patrick Leeds - Georgetown - Oct 24
Letter by Lew Price - Garden Valley
Letter by Doug Bell to Mr. Jacoby - Mt. Democrat - Oct 27
Letter by John Williamson - 10/27
Letter by Dave Griffith - Garden Valley - Oct 27
Letter by Jim Campbell
Airport being abandoned by county by S. Martin
Letter by S. Martin - Nov 1
Many non-flyers may not realize what the county is doing
Letter by Ted Van Raalte - Oct 23
Letter by Gary Vorderbruggen
Letter by Lynn Schardt - Garden Valley - Oct 17
Letter by Tremaine Parsons - Georgetown - Oct 23
Letter by Robert Vehn
Letter by Stephen Floyd - Monrovia CA
Letter by Dan Miltenberger - Oct 28
Letter by Don Osborne - Oct 28
Letter by Connie Livingston - Oct 31
Letter by Tremaine Parsons - Georgetown - Oct 29
Letter by Lew Price - Garden Valley - Nov 2
Letter by SuzAnne Awalt - Garden Valley - Nov 4
Some words about "rumors and misinformation" - Nov 8
Press Releases / Responses from the County / Supervisors