[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County 6-7-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 6, Airport Commission, adopted as Ch. 2, Art. VI, of the 1975 Code; amended in its entirety 10-18-1993.
There is hereby established a Warren County Airport Commission, to consist of five members who shall be appointed by the Warren County Board of Supervisors. A member of the Board of Supervisors may serve as a member of the Airport Commission. All members of the Airport Commission shall be residents of the County, qualified by knowledge and experience to make recommendations and decisions on questions of operating and managing a County-owned airport.
[Amended 7-15-2008; 8-20-2019]
Terms of office.
Two members, drawn by lot, shall serve an initial term of two years. The remaining members shall serve an initial term of four years. Thereafter, all members shall hold office for a term of four years each, such that the terms of office of the members are staggered. Members shall hold office until the successor has been appointed, which successor shall serve the unexpired remainder of that member's term.
The term of office shall end on December 31 of the year in which the term expires.
Appointments to fill vacancies shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term.
Members may be reappointed to succeed themselves.
A member whose term expires shall continue to serve until his successor is appointed.
Each member shall serve without compensation, except for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.
The members of the Commission shall elect from their members a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary and such other officers as they may determine.
Vacancies occurring in the Commission shall be filled by appointment by the Board of Supervisors.
The Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and to any employees, agents, or officers of the County with regard to the airport property, facilities, operations, activities, planning, budgeting, usage/scheduling, user fees, rules and regulations, settling disagreements with various user groups, and disciplinary action for persons involved in violations of airport rules and regulations. The Airport Commission shall also have such other duties and authorities as may from time to time be prescribed to it by the Board of Supervisors.
It shall be the duty of the Commission annually, on or before the first day of February of each year, to prepare and submit to the Board of Supervisors, in writing, a proposed budget for the operation of the airport during the following calendar year. No expenditures other than those set forth in the budget as adopted by the county shall be made by said Commission.
All disbursements by the Commission shall be by check drawn by its Treasurer and approved by another officer.
The Commission shall keep proper minutes of its meetings and adequate financial records which shall be audited annually.
The Commission shall have authority to obtain the necessary license for the operation of the airport.
The Commission shall obtain insurance in such forms and in such amounts as may be prescribed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. The Treasurer of the Commission shall be bonded for the proper performance of his duty with such surety and in such amount as the Commission may determine.
In serving on the Commission and when acting within the scope of the authority approved by this chapter, no member of the Commission shall be personally subject to liability upon any suit or claim by any person contracting with the Commission or using the airport or its facilities, except in relation to matters as to which he shall be finally adjudged in any action, suit or proceeding to be liable for gross negligence or intentional misconduct in the performance of duty. In the event of any such suit or claim against the Commission or any of its members, the County of Warren shall indemnify such member or the Commission from any loss which he, she or it may sustain, except as provided above pertaining to gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
The Board of Supervisors shall have the right to remove any member of the Commission, with or without cause, and to amend or alter all or any part of this chapter.