City of Parsons, KS
Labette County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Parsons as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-19-1968 by Ord. No. 4099 (Ch. 6, Art. II of the 1985 Code)]
As used in this article the term "fixed-base operator" shall mean a person who engages in one or more of the following activities on the grounds used for, or connected with, the Parsons Tri-City Airport:
A. 
Transporting passengers by aircraft, for hire.
B. 
Providing flight instruction, for hire.
C. 
Renting aircraft.
D. 
Renting hangar space for storage of aircraft.
E. 
Servicing, repairing, rebuilding or remodeling aircraft for hire.
F. 
Selling aviation gasoline or other aviation fluid products.
G. 
Selling aircraft, aircraft parts or other accessories.
H. 
Engaging in any other commercial activities or services which are connected with, or related to, aviation or any other aeronautical activities.
State law reference — City ordinances applicable to airports outside City limits, K.S.A. § 3-117.
The provisions of this article and any lease agreement executed subject hereto shall be subordinate to any existing or future agreements by and between the City and the Federal Aviation Administration[1] and any other agency of the United States. No exception shall be made to this article except by express approval of the City.
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Editor's Note: Throughout this article, references to the "Federal Aviation Agency" were amended to "Federal Aviation Administration" at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No person shall carry on one or more activities of a fixed-base operator at the Tri-City Airport grounds unless he:
A. 
Executes a lease with the City;
B. 
Agrees to pay minimum monthly rent or, in the alternative, a percentage of his gross income, or a combination thereof, in an amount to be determined by agreement with the City;
C. 
Agrees to provide sufficient and appropriate liability insurance subject to City approval;
D. 
Keeps true and accurate records and books of his operation which shall be available for inspection and examination by the City during ordinary business hours; and
E. 
Complies with the minimum standards for aviation services, buildings and improvements, hereinafter required of a fixed-base operator, which standards shall include but not be limited to the following:
(1) 
Providing for and maintaining an office, lounge, and rest room facilities for the use and convenience of the public.
(2) 
Providing for and maintaining adequate tie-down facilities which can be utilized in such tie-down areas as provided by the City.
(3) 
Rendering, at such days and hours as specified by the City Manager, public information services, receiving and making phone calls, and providing for the public other similar services connected with aviation.
(4) 
Furnishing on the premises aviation maintenance services, including but not limited to the repair and related services for aircraft, aircraft engines, and other associated parts, and including facilities for painting of aircraft, parts and accessories. Any and all work done on aircraft or any parts thereof shall be carried out only by full-time, duly licensed airframe and power plant mechanics.
(5) 
Providing and maintaining ramp and line service during daylight hours every day, including Sundays and holidays.
A. 
Subject to prior approval by the City Manager and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) therefor, a fixed-base operator may engage at his option in one or more of the following activities upon compliance with the requirements of this article:
(1) 
Operating and conducting a flight school which is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, provided that at least one full-time chief flight instructor, as designated by the FAA, is in charge of either said flight school or the fixed-base operation.
(2) 
Selling aircraft or aircraft parts, new or used, on his premises.
(3) 
Renting aircraft for private or commercial flight purposes.
(4) 
Operating a charter passenger or freight service from the Tri-City Airport by using aircraft based on the premises.
(5) 
Selling aviation fuel and other aviation products.
B. 
The City Manager shall have the power to supervise and control, in a manner consistent with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, every operator in the carrying out of the above-named activities.
A. 
Any buildings, hangars, structures or other improvements placed on the grounds connected with the Tri-City Airport shall comply with the building, electrical, and zoning ordinances, as well as all other pertinent laws and regulations of the City. Prior to the construction or placing of any building, hangar, structure or other improvement, the plans and specifications for any building, structure or other improvement shall be submitted to and be approved by the City Manager and the Building Inspector or by their authorized agents.
B. 
All buildings, hangars, structures or other improvements shall be in compliance with all requirements and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration or any other federal agency or board having jurisdiction over the Tri-City Airport.
C. 
In the event that any provision of any of the ordinances and the laws or other regulations of the City, as mentioned above, conflicts with any requirements or regulations of either the Federal Aviation Administration or any other agency of the United States, the laws or regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration or any other agency of the United States shall apply and City regulations shall be subordinate thereto.
[Adopted 3-4-1985 by Ord. No. 5341]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in hunting on the following described real estate owned by the City of Parsons and known as the "Parsons Tri-City Airport" without first obtaining a proper hunting permit and paying the required fee therefor: Section 23, Township 31S, Range 17E; Northeast 1/4, Section 26, Township 31S, Range 17E, except east 61 acres; and west 60 acres of South 1/2, Southeast 1/4, Section 14, Township 31S, Range 17E. A permit shall be issued only to the holder of a hunting license under K.S.A. § 32-919.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The City Manager or the City Manager's designee shall be authorized to issue a permit for hunting on the land described in § 181-6 of this article.
Hunting permitted by a hunting permit shall be limited to the use of a black powder rifle, shotgun, or archery equipment. No other rifles, handguns, or other hunting equipment may be used.
The fee for the hunting permit shall be $5 for the first day and $2 for each day thereafter that the permit is issued. A permit may be issued for each hunting season for a fee of $20.
A. 
The City Manager shall be authorized to establish rules and regulations to safely administer permitted hunting on the property described in § 181-6 of this article.
B. 
No hunting shall be permitted by any person, firm or corporation, including those granted a permit, in any area that may endanger the safety of the aircraft, passengers or patrons of the Parsons Tri-City Airport. The City Manager, Airport Manager, or any law enforcement officer is hereby authorized to direct any permittee to cease hunting in a particular area of the described property in § 181-6. The City Manager shall designate areas on said property that are no-hunting zones for permittees.
The City Manager, the Airport Manager, or any law enforcement officer is hereby authorized to restrict the number of permittees hunting the airport property on particular days and may totally restrict hunting on any given day or season.
Any person, firm or corporation violating this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and any permit issued hereunder shall be revoked by the City Manager.
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Editor's Note: See § 1-2, General penalty.