[HISTORY: Adopted by Dutchess County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Airports and landing fields — See General Municipal Law Art. 14.
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Transportation services — See Ch. 109.
[Adopted 9-1-2015 by L.L. No. 6-2015]
It is hereby determined by the Dutchess County Legislature that the Dutchess County Airport real property in its entirety, including all structures thereon, should be occupied by tenants and put to optimal use to maximize revenues to keep the Airport in good repair for use by the County or private enterprises. To accomplish this goal and properly manage the Airport, it is necessary to simplify the leasing and contracting procedures to permit efficient action on each proposed tenancy or airport operation.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any special or local law to the contrary, the County Executive of Dutchess County is hereby authorized to negotiate and execute all agreements for the lease of the real property, in whole or in part, or lease, contract or otherwise agree, on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis, for the entire operation of the Dutchess County Airport or of any part thereof, or for the rendering of various services, or the conduct of business activities, on or at the Dutchess County Airport on such terms and conditions as the County Executive shall determine to be in the best interests of the County without the necessity of a public hearing or further legislative approval for a term not to exceed 15 years. Any lease or contract negotiated by the County Executive for a term in excess of 15 years shall be subject to approval of the County Legislature, provided that no such lease or contract shall be made until the County Legislature shall have held a public hearing in respect thereto on at least 10 days' notice; and provided, further, that any lease or contract negotiated by the County Executive shall not exceed 40 years and shall comply with § 352(5) of the General Municipal Law.
To the extent required by law, the Dutchess County Legislature hereby ratifies all Airport agreements previously executed by the County of Dutchess.
This article shall supersede § 352 of the General Municipal Law to the extent it is inconsistent therewith.