South Dakota Airport May Scrap Runway Plan

Eliminating the instrument approach from the airport's master plan would allow the city to lift a ban on building in the runway protection zones.

--Approved pay estimate No. 3 for $227,042.47 to Upper Plains Contracting Inc. for hangar area taxilane improvements.

--Heard an update on the airport's wildlife hazard management plan. The plan focuses on ways to deal with animals and other concerns at the airport, such as deer on the runway.

--Approved a Homeland Security Grant application administered by Beadle County.

--Approved Brown County Emergency Management's request for all airport buildings to have addresses.

--Discussed a 3M plant expansion. Osborn said the company was granted a permit by the FAA to build near the airport.

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