Town of Pinedale, WY
Sublette County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Pinedale 3-25-2019 by Ord. No. 649.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Helicopter landings — See Ch. 254.
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 93 but was renumbered to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.
The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Airport Board Ordinance."
There shall be and there is hereby created, subject to its abolition by the Town Council at any time and for any reason, an Airport Board composed of five members to be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Town Council. These members shall serve without compensation.
One Town Council member or the Mayor shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Town Council to be a member of the Board. The remaining four standard members shall also be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Town Council.
The initial terms of office for the standard members shall commence on June 1, 2019. One standard member shall serve for a term of one year, two for a term of two years, and one for a term of three years. The initial appointment of the standard members shall designate which member shall serve each term length. Thereafter appointments shall run from June 1 of each year and each appointed member shall serve for a term of three years. The Town Council member or Mayor shall be appointed for the term of office of such person and can be replaced by another Council member or Mayor during that term at the discretion of the Mayor with the approval of the Town Council.
Any member of the Board may be removed at any time by the Mayor with or without cause.
Vacancies occurring in the office of a member of the Board shall be filled by appointment as in the first instance and such appointee shall serve for the remainder of the then current unexpired term of such office.
Immediately following their appointment, the members of the Board shall meet, organize, elect a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary/Treasurer and such other officers as it may deem necessary and adopt, and later change or alter, rules and regulations of organization and procedure consistent with Town ordinances and state laws and subject to approval by the Town Council. Annual elections of said offices shall be made at the first meeting of the Board in July of each year commencing in 2020.
Each member of the Board shall have one vote.
The duties of the Board are as follows:
To consider and make recommendations concerning:
Improvements to Ralph Wenz Field;
Advise the Town Council in aviation matters; and master planning studies in connection therewith.
To consider and recommend a determination of the facts on any condition or circumstances referred to it by the Town Council pertaining to the general improvement and development of Ralph Wenz Field.
The Chairman of the Board, under certain powers specifically delegated by the Mayor, may oversee day-to-day management of the airport.
The Board shall:
Keep written records of its proceedings, which shall be open at all times to public inspection.
Make monthly reports of the Board's activity to the Town Council in person by a representative of the Board. This report shall include copies of the minutes of all meetings held by the Board since the last monthly report to the Town Council.
File an annual report with the Town Council, setting forth its activities and containing, among other things, an itemized statement of expenditures for the year.
Prepare an operating budget for each fiscal year, and shall submit such budget to the Town Council for approval not less than two months prior to the commencement of such fiscal year.
The Board is an agency of the Town and shall fully comply with all provisions of Articles 2 and 4 of Chapter 4 of Title 16 of the Wyoming Statutes relating to public records and public meetings.
The Board shall have limited spending authority. Expenditures may be approved by the Board if said expenditures are contained within the annual budget approved by the Town Council. All expenditures shall conform with the Town's Procurement Policy as adopted.
A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, which shall be transacted by a majority vote of the members constituting such quorum in all matters except recommendations to the Town Council for the Council's official consideration and action, which shall require a majority vote of all the appointed members.
The Board shall have no authority to act prior to July 1, 2019, although members may be appointed and organizational meetings may be held prior to such date.