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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Homeowners Bordering Robins AFB Stuck in Encroachment Limbo

  • February 23, 2011
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An effort to protect Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia from encroachment is running low on funds. Only seven of 125 homes in high-noise areas or safety buffers surrounding the installation’s airfield have been purchased, leaving interested homeowners in limbo — they can’t sell to the regional authority trying to remove the homes and they can’t sell their residences on the open market. Local officials would need about $7 million to purchase the remaining homes, but this year will have no more than $700,000, including federal funds, according to macon.com.

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