Authorities in Paulding County have taken another step toward bringing commercial airline service to an airfield northwest of Atlanta, despite opposition from some neighbors.
The Paulding County Airport Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved issuing $3.4 million in bonds to pay for a taxiway expansion. Also Tuesday, the Paulding County Commission voted 3-1 to approve the 10-year bond issue.
Some residents have expressed opposition to the expansion. They also say they were caught off-guard by a lease deal to bring airline service to the airport.
The airport's lease agreement for up to 40 years is with Silver Comet Terminal Partners LLC, a company created to develop the Paulding airport, attract business and bring in airline service.
The airport is about 38 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.