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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 18.08 Airport Authority

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Chapter 18.08
Airport Authority

Sections:

18.08.010 Established.
18.08.020 Director of Airports.
18.08.030 City Airport Commission.
18.08.040 Employees.
18.08.050 Management and development.
18.08.060 Contracts.
18.08.070 Fees and charges.
18.08.080 Concession contracts.

Prior ordinance history:

1948 C. Ch. 4 1--5, Ords. 47223, 54003

City Counselor Ops.: 8623, 8824, 9322, 9354, 9725

18.08.010 Established.

There is established the Airport Authority of the City pursuant to Chapter 305 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1959, which shall consist of the City Airport Commission, its Chief Executive Officer, and Airport Managers and other personnel as are necessary to carry the provisions of Chapters 18.08 and 18.12.
(Ord. 54999 1, 1968: 1960 C. 70.010.)

Charter:

Art. I 1(32) Public institutions and services

V.A.M.S.:

305.170 Operation of airports by cities

Cases:

That part of St. Louis Ordinance 47223 delegating power to fix fees was unconstitutional for lack of standards to guide the airport commission. Clay v. City of St. Louis, 495 S.W. 2d 672 (1973).

City may establish and maintain a municipal airport under Art. I 1(32) of Charter. Dysart v. St. Louis, 11 S.W. 2d 1045, 321 Mo. 514.

McQuillin:

11.03 Airports

11.03a Operation, control and regulation of airports

18.08.020 Director of Airports.

A Director of Airports shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Authority of the City. The Director of Airports shall be appointed by the Mayor for a term to run concurrently with the Mayor's term of office, or until his successor is appointed and qualified. The Director of Airports shall have:

A. Attained the age of thirty years;

B. Educational attainments or equivalent practical training approximating those necessary for graduation from a standard college or university with a degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, law, engineering or related fields;

C. During five of the ten years prior to appointment been actively engaged in operation, management, maintenance, accounting, design or construction work at or for air carrier airports.
(Ord. 54999 2, 1968: 1960 C. 70.020.)

18.08.030 City Airport Commission.

The City Airport Commission, hereinafter called the "Commission," shall consist of the following members:

A. Director of Airports, who shall be Chairman of the Commission;

B. The Chairman of the Transportation and Commerce Committee of the Board of Aldermen (or such other committee to which, pursuant to the rules of the Board of Aldermen, bills affecting the airport are assigned);

C. The President of the Board of Aldermen;

D. The Comptroller;

E. Six members appointed by the Mayor;

F. On and after the effective date of that certain Cooperation Agreement between the City and St. Louis County, Missouri, authorized by Ordinance 61696 and the amendment authorized by Ordinance 65354, in addition to the six appointive members provided for in subsection E, St. Louis County's Director of Aviation and four persons appointed by the County Executive of St. Louis County may be additional members of the Airport Commission as provided in such Cooperation Agreement and the amendment thereto;

G. On and after the effective date of that certain Cooperation Agreement between the City and St. Charles County, Missouri, authorized by Ordinance 64801, in addition to the six appointive members provided for in subsection E of this section, one additional member of the Airport Commission may be appointed by the County Executive of St. Charles County, Missouri as provided in such Cooperation Agreement;

H. On and after the effective date of that certain Cooperation Agreement between the City and St. Clair County, Illinois, authorized by Ordinance 64801, in addition to the six appointive members provided for in subsection E of this section, one additional member of the Airport Commission may be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board of St. Clair County, Illinois as provided in such Cooperation Agreement.

The terms of the appointive members serving on the City Airport Commission on the date the ordinance codified in this section becomes effective shall continue until their normal expiration dates, at which times the Mayor shall fill the expiring terms of members he appoints by making appointments for four year terms. A majority of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for transacting business and every member shall be entitled to a vote. The Director and any member appointed by the Mayor may be removed upon three absences from meetings of the Commission in a calendar year or for other cause by the Mayor after written charges have been preferred and after a public hearing held on due notice to such member. Such member shall have the right to be heard in person or by counsel at any such public hearing. Each appointed member of the Commission shall be paid for each day on which he actually attends an official meeting of the Commission; the amount of pay shall be determined in accordance with the Charter and ordinances of the City. All members of the Commission shall be reimbursed for necessary traveling and other expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, subject to the approval of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment.
(Ord. 65354 4, 2001: Ord. 64801 4, 1999: prior: Ord. 61696 4, 1989; Ord. 59242 2, 1984: Ord. 54999 3, 1968: 1960 C. 70.030.)

Editor's Note:

Ordinance 59242 was approved August 6, 1984.

The cooperative agreement in Ordinance 61696 was approved December 12, 1989.

18.08.040 Employees.

The Director of Airports is authorized to appoint, in accordance with the Charter and the ordinances of the City, the number of employees as is necessary in connection with the supervision, management and operation of the properties described in Section 18.08.050.
(Ord. 54999 4, 1968: 1960 C. 70.040.)

18.08.050 Management and development.

The Commission shall be responsible for the planning, development, management and operation of all City airports and all airport property, installations, and auxiliary facilities, including any lands or properties heretofore or hereafter owned and acquired by the City for airport purposes; or the processing, transporting and otherwise facilitating the movement of air passengers and property, and shall be responsible for the promotion and development of additional and improved aviation services as needed by the City. The Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Commission.
(Ord. 54999 5, 1968: 1960 C. 70.050.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8852, 8896, 9246

18.08.060 Contracts.

The Director of Airports with the approval of the Airport Commission and the Board of Estimate and Apportionment shall have the power to enter into contracts, leases and agreements for concessions, rentals or use of the airport property and facilities. Any rental, lease, or agreement excluding fixed rate permits that exceed a period of three years must be approved by the Board of Aldermen and authorized by ordinance. All non compete clauses and agreements must be approved by the Board of Aldermen and authorized by ordinance. All contracts, leases and agreements shall be executed in the name of the City of St. Louis and shall be signed by the Director of Airports and countersigned by the Comptroller. No lease or agreement requiring Aldermanic approval shall be extended beyond its expiration date without Aldermanic approval.
(Ord. 60900 2, 1988: prior Ord. 54999 6, 1968: 1960 C. 70.060.)

18.08.070 Fees and charges.

The Director of Airports with approval of the Commission shall have power to establish schedules fixing all fees and charges, other than those contained in contracts, leases, and agreements entered into under Section 18.08.060, for use of the airport, landing field, hangars, and space in buildings located in and on the airport and to modify the same from time to time.
(Ord. 54999 7, 1968: 1960 C. 70.070.)

City Counselor Ops.: 9579

18.08.080 Concession contracts.

Contracts for concessions shall be let on public bids to the highest bidder, reserving to the Commission the right to reject any and all bids and the right to limit bids to qualified bidders determined by the Commission.
(Ord. 54999 8, 1968: 1960 C. 70.080.)


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