CHARLESTON -- Lining up a project is the first step Mississippi County needs to take to secure funding assistance for the county airport.
Robert Crain of Burns and McDonnell, an engineering, architecture and consulting firm based in Kansas City, Mo., presented information about his company to the Mississippi County Commission during its regular meeting Thursday.
County Clerk Junior DeLay said he recently sent out a request for qualifications for firms interested in working with the county on airport improvements.
"We'd like to help you in improving your airport and getting it back up to standards," Crain said. "We're here to make your airport successful."
The Burns and McDonnell firm has an engineer who works out of its St. Louis office and is planning to visit the Commission soon who can assist the county in the rehabilitation and extension of the runway, according to Crain.
Crain said his company can also assist with grant writing services.
In other business during Thursday's meeting, the county will have to wait a bit for asphalt on county roads.
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