Columbia City Council to Consider New Airport Name and Add New City Committee
COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ)
Columbia City Council is expected to address a handful of topics to Monday’s meeting including the renaming of the Columbia Regional Airport and the addition of a new municipal committee.
Rename Columbia Regional Airport
At Monday’s meeting, the city council will be presented with the subject of renaming the Colombia Regional Airport.
Members of the airport advisory board say the name change is necessary to reflect the growth of the airport, including the new terminal under construction. the terminal project started in March 2015 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.
Airport board members voted unanimously to change the name of the new airport to be the Colombia National Airport.
The city expects the main costs associated with the airport name change to include signage and marketing.
New neighborhood redistribution committee
The City is presented with a plan for establish a neighborhood reassignment committee at Monday’s meeting.
After census data is collected, the city typically examines neighborhood boundaries based on population differences in urban areas.
Each member of the municipal Council would nominate one person to the committee and the mayor would nominate an additional resident of the city for a total of seven people.
The council will have to decide whether or not to redistribute the neighborhoods before April 2022 due to the municipal elections.
A vote on this subject is also expected at Monday’s meeting.
Other meeting topics
Other topics of the meeting include voting on a integrated shuttle service with the University of Missouri, authorizing tourist sponsorship for the 2021 Missouri State Senior Games and Show-Me STATE GAMES, and modifying the budget for the 2021 financial year for a CARES Acts grant relating to the new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport.
The full agenda for the 7 p.m. Monday evening meeting is available here.
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