columbia airport http://kbia.org en Columbia attempts to acquire farmland through eminent domain, in planned airport expansion http://kbia.org/post/columbia-attempts-acquire-farmland-through-eminent-domain-planned-airport-expansion <p>The city of Columbia has filed a petition for eminent domain to acquire about 5 acres of farmland it needs to extend the main runway at the Columbia Regional Airport.</p><p>Assistant City Counselor Cavanaugh Noce says the city was unable to negotiate a selling price with the trustee of a fund that owns the land northeast of Columbia.</p><p>The <a href="http://(http://bit.ly/1kjZrwk">Columbia Daily Tribune reports</a> the parcel is part of about 58 acres the city is acquiring for the project. The city has been able to negotiate a selling price with the owners of the rest of the land.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:10:38 +0000 Associated Press 53579 at http://kbia.org Columbia attempts to acquire farmland through eminent domain, in planned airport expansion Hotel tax would help fund airport expansion http://kbia.org/post/hotel-tax-would-help-fund-airport-expansion <p>Out-of-town visitors may soon have to pay more to stay in a Columbia hotel. &nbsp;The Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure by a voice vote this week allowing the city to charge an additional three percent tax on hotel stays.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:25:34 +0000 Katherine Biek 10175 at http://kbia.org Hotel tax would help fund airport expansion