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  • Rich Klein


Updated: Jan 7, 2022

MONTICELLO - A resolution before the Sullivan County Legislature's Public Works Committee on Thursday would authorize the move of Hatzolah Air headquarters from Brooklyn to Sullivan County's Airport in the Town of Bethel - where the non-profit organization would lease an undeveloped section of the airport from the County and also partner with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and County Emergency Management to bolster local emergency operations.

The resolution would "authorize the County Manager or the Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature to enter into a land lease agreement with Hatzolah Air for the construction of a 20,000 square foot hanger and 20,000 square foot world headquarters."

A source with knowledge of the plan told The SullivanTimes late today that the headquarters will house two jets and a helicopter plus office space and housing for flight crews. "Phase 1" of the project, according to the source, is scheduled to open July 1, 2022.

The resolution also noted that Hatzolah Air "can make emergency, lifesaving and search and rescue equipment available for those operations in Sullivan County." The source said all those services would be provided by the 501(c)(3) organizations free to the County.

If passed by the full Legislature, the resolution would take effect immediately.

Due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday, no spokesman was available Wednesday afternoon from Hatzolah for comment. Eli Rowe, president of Hatzolah Air, is a resident of Fallsburg.



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