The Natrona County Commission will take public comment about the airport's request for funding from the Wyoming Business Council for a new hangar, according to its agenda for the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the old courthouse.

The Casper-Natrona County International Airport's proposed hangar would be used to attract businesses with aircraft, or need space for manufacturing and storage.

The proposal meets the Wyoming Business Council's Business Ready Community Grant and Loan Program intention of economic development.

The airport itself would put up a cash match of $250,000 to match the grant from the business ready program, plus land valued at $68,000. The airport would pay for any cost overruns from its capital investment funds.

The airport also is seeking funding from private sources as well as the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance.

Besides the hangar funding request, the county commission will conduct a public hearing for a conditional use permit to allow gravel mining at 17327 Bates Creek Road. The county's Planning and Zoning Commission approved the proposal last month.

The commission also is scheduled to approve a resolution to allow Wyoming Horse Racing LLC to conduct Pari-mutuel wagering on live horse racing, historic horse racing, simulcast and rodeo events.