For eight years, skydivers and the city of Creswell in Lane County have been at odds over a landing zone next to the city-owned airfield.
Among complaints from pilots at one of the busiest general aviation facilities in Oregon was that skydivers used to make their way back to hangars by walking across the runway in front of aircraft on takeoff runs.
After the complaints, skydive businesses landed away from the airport, costing them time and money.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports that the city and the owner of Eugene Skydivers now have an agreement ready to be made final. It includes new regulations on the skydivers and dismissal of legal actions.
But a zoning hurdle means skydivers will wait a year or more to land next to the airfield.