The city of Spearfish is one step closer to taking over control of Clyde Ice Field airport.
On Monday, the city council approved a resolution giving the official 'go ahead' to seek sponsorship from the Federal Aviation Administration
The move would allow Spearfish to pursue the take–over of the airport from Lawrence County.
City Administrator Joe Neeb says the move will increase the economic viability of the airport, which will benefit both the city and county.
He says the application process is quite lengthy and it will give the government time to develop a budget for operation.