Councillor concerned Windsor planes risk hitting birds

Coun. Fulvio Valentinis said an expanded wood lot at Windsor Airport could lead to animals on runway, birds inside intakes.

Coun. Fulvio Valentinis said an expanded airport wood lot could lead to animals on runway

One Windsor city councillor remains concerned about a master plan for the Windsor Airport even though the rest of his colleagues approved it Monday night.

Fulvio Valentinis says quadrupling the size of a woodlot on the airport property is problematic.

"If you've got a 300-acre woodlot, you're going to be attracting a lot more air fowl that's not compatible with airports coming and going," Valentinis said. "They're going to have to put a fence around this because otherwise you're going to have animals, whether it's deer, whether it's coyotes, whether it's rabbits, running on to the runway."

The woodlot issue has been deferred for a more in-depth discussion.

With files from Gino Conte