John Merriam was the site supervisor / assistant project manager for the airport safety program to the east of the runways and in Otonabee - South Monaghan Township.
Under federal regulations obstacles over a certain elevation on the approach to runways must be lowered or removed. This project in the early months of 2014 resulted in the trimming of City and privately owned trees as well as the removal of City owned house obstructions. Compensation for trimming will be an expansive tree planting operation later in 2015.
John was the contact between the contractor , city staff and neighboring property owners.
The project was conducted in the winter months in order for a local farmer to be able to plant crops in the spring