Archive for Monday, October 19, 2009

Council moves along airport study

October 19, 2009

The Basehor City Council gave its approval Monday night of the next stage in building an airport in Leavenworth County.

At the regular meeting that evening, Greg Kaaz, of the Leavenworth County Air and Business Park Committee, updated council members on the status of the project, in which a feasibility study has been completed. Kaaz said the study conducted by Coffman Associates of Lee's Summit, Mo. concluded Leavenworth County was a viable place for a new airport.

Next in the process is site selection, or determining the exact location for the airport within the county. This study is expected to cost $150,000, 95 percent of which will be paid by the Federal Aviation Administration. The remaining cost will be divided between each city in the county and the county itself. Basehor agreed Monday night to pay $318.22 toward site selection.

For more on this story and further action taken at the city council meeting, see Thursday's issue of the Sentinel.

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