[Adopted 8-22-1967 by Res. No. 67-R-10]
[Amended 5-22-1984 by Ord. No. 84-O-6; 9-26-2006 by Ord. No. 06-O-7; 1-12-2016 by Ord. No. 15-O-07]
There is hereby created and established the College Park Airport Authority, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Authority," which shall consist of seven members, all of whom shall reside in and be qualified voters of the City of College Park, Maryland. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Member terms are governed by Chapter 15, Boards, Commissions and Committees, § 15-2, Terms and appointments.
[Amended 3-10-2020 by Ord. No. 20-O-03]
Members of the Authority shall disclose to the Authority and the Ethics Commission any conflict of interest, as that term is defined in the College Park Ethics Code, and shall refrain from voting or taking action on any matter concerning which that member has a potential conflict of interest. Clarification and recommendations concerning doubtful situations can be requested from the City's Ethics Commission.
[Amended 5-13-1975 by Ord. No. 75-O-3]
The purpose of said Authority shall be to investigate, review and report on the use and future use of the College Park Airport and its facilities, to review periodically the operating procedures in order to assure the compatibility of such procedures with the welfare of the community and, when necessary, to hold hearings regarding these matters.
[Amended 5-22-1984 by Ord. No. 84-O-6]
The Authority shall encourage use of the airport as an ongoing operational airport as well as an historical, recreational and educational center and promote good community relations. It will recommend to the Mayor and Council its findings for action.
[Amended 1-12-2016 by Ord. No. 15-O-07]
[Amended 5-13-1975 by Ord. No. 75-O-3; 9-26-2006 by Ord. No. 06-O-7]
The Authority shall elect its Chairperson from its membership. All members of the Authority shall be entitled to vote, and its decision shall be determined by majority vote of the members present. A quorum of a majority of currently serving appointed members present is required before the Authority may take any official action. Meetings of the Authority shall be open to the public, and full and impartial hearings shall be granted. The Authority shall specify a regular meeting date at least once every three months. Additional meetings may be called by the Chairperson or a majority of the members. Insofar as reasonably possible, all hearings held by the Authority shall be informal and free from technical rules of law and evidence. On voting on any question, determination may be made by ballot, but no proxy shall be allowed at any time. The Authority shall keep minutes of its proceedings and all findings, decisions and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. A report of the business of each meeting shall be made to the Mayor and Council at a Council meeting not later than two weeks after each meeting of the Authority. In matters concerning the procedures for meetings, the Authority may establish its own rules, provided that they are not contrary to the spirit and intent of this article.