The airport is expanding, that is the official word following Tuesday nights’ Camdenton board of alderman meeting. During the meeting city officials approved the airport taxi lane reconstruction project with no issues. ALL 3 ordinances passed with flying colors, allowing the agreement between the city and the Crawford, Murphy and Tilley engineering firms to construct the phase services along with the ordinance allowing the city to use the state block grant program for financial assistance and strait-line construction to finish the section of hanger B in the reconstruction process. Airport Manager Corey Luewerke says now they just wait for spring to arrive:
Luewerke says once this is completed, all that is left is the runway expansion which he hopes will be completed in the time frame set up last year
Leuwerke says the airport’s expansion could be another choice for the west side outside of the Lee C Fine airport in Osage Beach which is currently the only place large enough for bigger jets and planes
Currently the runway expansion plan is in year two of the three year study. Part of the funding will come from the Missouri Transportation commission for financial assistance through the state block grant program. In other business the board agreed to transfer a vehicle from the Public Works department to the sewer department, replacing a vehicle that they had which is going to be put up for sale. They also announced the city has only 70 tons of salt left following this year’s severe winter weather. The board also said their goodbyes in an official resolution of appreciation to Brenda Colter, who retired recently from the City Administrator position, and welcome the new city Administrator J. Jeff Hancock who was the first Administrator of the city back in the 1970s and accepted the withdrawal of a rezoning request by the Signature Development group.