[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Talbot County 3-16-1993 by Bill No. 502. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Easton Airport Overlay District — See Ch. 190.
The Easton Airport be and the same hereby is created as a department of the Talbot County Government.
The Easton Airport will be maintained as an airport as provided for in the Md. Code Ann., Transportation Article, §§ 5-101 to 5-1105, as amended. The department shall have such other duties as may be prescribed by directive of the County Manager or by legislative act of the County Council not inconsistent with the County Charter.
The Easton Airport will operate as a department administered by a facility manager, who will function as a department head within the County organizational structure. The Airport Manager shall be appointed by the County Manager, with the approval of the County Council, after the recommendations and/or comments of the Airport Board have been received.
The Airport Manager will be advised by the Airport Board, which shall perform the duties set forth herein.
The Airport Board shall consist of five members, each of whom shall be an adult resident of Talbot County. The members of the Airport Board shall be appointed by the County Council. Each member shall serve for a four-year term or until a successor is appointed, except that the first term, which shall commence June 1, 1993, shall be as follows: one member for one year, one member for two years, two members for three years and one member for four years. Members shall be eligible for reappointment. The Board shall annually select a Chairman and any other officers deemed necessary. Members shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursement for reasonable expenses duly approved by the County.
The Board shall make recommendations to and advise the Airport Manager and the County Council relating to policies, planning, development, operation, management, fees, budgeting, staffing, and maintenance of the Easton Airport with the goal of having the Airport operate as a self-supporting enterprise. The Board shall meet as needed, but at least quarterly, and minutes will be kept of all meetings. All meetings shall be open to the public unless applicable Maryland law permits an executive or closed session. The Board shall report on its activities to the County Council annually and at such other times as may be requested by the Airport Board or the County Council.
The County fiscal or budget year begins on the first day of July and ends on the 30th day of June of the succeeding year. Notwithstanding the creation of separate enterprise fund accounts for the Easton Airport, the Airport Manager shall submit an annual budget for the facility in accordance with applicable County regulations. The proposed budget shall be submitted to the Airport Board for its review prior to submittal to the County Manager.