[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 1-19-1999 as amended through 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 5096 (Art. VI, Ch. II, Section I, of the 1993 Code); amended in its entirety 9-18-2012 by Ord. No. 6847. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as otherwise provided herein, no person, firm, or corporation shall land any aircraft within the City limits of the City of Crystal Lake except at such places or sites approved by the corporate authorities of the City of Crystal Lake as landing sites or airports. For the purpose of this section, "aircraft" shall mean any contrivance, now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation of or flight in the air, provided that this provision shall not apply to passenger-carrying balloons landing as a result of an emergency.
Upon application to the City Manager on such forms as the City Manager may require, the City Manager, or designee, may approve temporary landing sites within the corporate limits of the City for use by helicopters engaged in construction activities. Such approval shall be limited to such date or dates as the City Manager, or designee, may approve and no such approval shall be given for more than two dates, unless expressly approved by the corporate authorities. Such approval shall limit the hours during which the landing may occur. In the event that the City Manager denies a request for a temporary landing site pursuant to this section, no such landing shall be permitted except upon the express approval of the corporate authorities pursuant to § 150-1 of this Code.