- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - South Burlington officials have voted to allow three homes to take a buyout offered by the Burlington International Airport.

WPTZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jPdekt ) that the homes had been under an agreement with the city that was in conflict with the airport’s recent buyout offer. The council voted unanimously on Monday to lift the covenant.

The council recently passed a resolution to end the home buyout program as the area prepares for the eventual arrival of F-35 fighter jets.

The airport is offering certain neighbors who live within noisy areas either a buyout now or noise reduction measures, such as new windows, in the future. The Council wants to suspend the asking of any more homeowners if they wish to sell.

The jets are set to arrive in 2019.

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Information from: WPTZ-TV, http://www.thechamplainchannel.com

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