Aviation park resolution tabled but Warnke remains hopeful

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The county Aviation Committee voted Wednesday to table a resolution to move forward on funding a taxiway at the proposed Aviation Business Park.

But Robert Warnke, the chair of the committee and author of the resolution, said he remains optimistic that the project will soon move forward.

According to Warnke, the county committee voted to table the resolution because members would like to perform a soil test on the proposed area of the taxiway before committing to putting it in place.

If the soil test does not return favorable results, Warnke said they may have to agree on a different area for the placement of the taxiway.

Warnke also said, as of right now, the county is reluctant to put money towards the building of the taxiway until they have a solid price point

“We are thinking it will cost about $500,000 but until we get a solid estimate, the county is hesitant on paying for the taxiway.” Warnke said.

Warnke also said that even though the resolution was tabled, committee members are still putting their best efforts forward to proceed with the taxiway.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say that we would like to see this taxiway succeed.” Warnke said.

Warnke said he is hoping to schedule an agenda to discuss building the taxiway soon.

 

Photo shows a rendering of the Aviation Business Park, courtesy of Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp.

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Christina Basken

Christina is a junior at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh majoring in journalism, public relations and
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