Public Notice – Proposed Improvements at Jim Kelly Field Airport

Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for Public Comment for Proposed Improvements at Jim Kelly Field Airport, Lexington, NE

Click here to view or download a PDF of the Draft Environmental Assessment.

The Lexington Airport Authority intends to undertake the following proposed actions at Jim Kelly Field Airport:

  • Lease approximately 7.1 acres of airport property to a private company which will build, own and operate a community solar photovoltaic facility and sell the power to the City of Lexington

We are providing an opportunity for a public hearing.  A public hearing will only be held if someone requests one.  In the event a request for a public hearing is made by the specified date, a Notice of Public Hearing will be published in this same newspaper.  If a hearing is held, we will address the proposed actions and potential economic, social, and environmental impacts.  In addition, we will address the project’s consistency with the goals and objectives of the affected area’s land use or planning strategy.

Those wishing to request a public hearing on the project must make their request by email or letter no later than June 4, 2020 to the address below.

Potentially affected environmental resources include: biological; hazardous materials, solid waste, and pollution prevention; historical, architectural, archaeological, and cultural; land use; natural resources and energy supply; socioeconomics, environmental justice, and children’s health; visual effects; water resources; and cumulative effects.

The draft environmental assessment (EA) describing the proposed actions impacts will be available for public review until June 19, 2020.  The draft EA may be viewed at Jim Kelly Field Airport.  A hard copy or CD of the EA may be mailed upon request.  Those wishing to provide comments must do so by email or letter to the address below no later than June 19, 2020:

Nathan Masten
Airport Manager
1501 North Airport Road
Lexington, NE   68850-3471


Scott Tener
Federal Aviation Administration, ACE-611F
901 Locust St.
Kansas City, MO 64106-2325

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment –including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.