The idea of an airport authority doesn’t seem to be the right answer for Camden County. The Camden County Commission held a meeting with representatives from Osage Beach and Camdenton to discuss the idea and, according to representatives from both sides, a port authority could cause them to sacrifice the grants they’ve received to upgrade their airports. Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty says starting a county advisory board could be the right answer. He also believes the board needs to discuss the county’s roads.
The hope is to eventually bring commercial airlines into the county, helping the entire Lake Area. As of right now, an advisory board has not been appointed.