OSKALOOSA — Around 340 acres of excess land at the Oskaloosa Airport will be listed for sale with United Country Hawkeye and Hawkeye Real Estate, to the tune of $3.54 million.
According to the city resolution authorizing a listing agreement, 338 acres of existing airport land is not needed for aeronautical purposes. The remaining 281 acres will be disposed of at the time the South Central Regional Airport is operational and the Oskaloosa Municipal Airport is closed.
The city will continue to work with the Oskaloosa airport (OOA) commission as this process will impact current and future farmland leases.
Once offers are received, according to city information, the city council will meet in a closed session. Once an acceptable offer is received, a public hearing will be set and held prior to formally accepting an offer.
After the sale of the excess land is complete, according to city information, funds will be deposited into the Oskaloosa airport fund and the council will coordinate with FAA, OOA and South Central Regional Airport. Funds will be utilized for land acquisitions for the South Central Regional Airport project.