The Osage City Council is meeting Tuesday to decide on the future of their municipal airport.
Local businesses are crossing their fingers in hopes that the council votes "yes" on a multi-million dollar expansion project. The FAA would fund 90 percent of this latest expansion project, at $4.1 million. The city would only have to pay $200,000. As of 2009, the FAA has put in nearly $600,000 of grant money to update the airport. The city has put in nearly $41,000.
If the council votes "no" on the expansion project, the city could have to pay back pre-project costs to the FAA, which could be more than 90 thousand dollars. A "no" vote could also mean the end of two businesses who call the airport home.
The meeting is slated for 7pm.