- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

KINDER, La. (AP) - An air ambulance service company has cleared a hurdle in its efforts to locate an air base in Louisiana.

The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) O’Fallon, Missouri-based Air Evac Lifetime wants to install a 40-by-40-foot concrete helipad with helicopter hangar and modular office building on an acre of land it plans to lease on U.S. 165 south of Kinder.

Air Evac spokesman Brent Gray says the company plans to invest up to $6 million in the property.

On Monday, the Kinder zoning board and council approved rezoning the land from general business to light industrial despite opposition from nearby residents. The council did stipulate that the property would revert back to general business if the company ceases operation in the future.

Gray says he hopes to be operating by June 15.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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