Applications for airport development shall be made through the online Airport Development Application Form. Applications must include a concept plan and elevation and application fee as established in the City budget. Notice of the application including the proposed site plan and elevation will be published on the airport website within 7 days. Competing applications will be accepted for 45 days once posted to the website.
Applications shall be reviewed by the Airport Development Review Committee consisting of the Airport Manager, Assistant City Attorney, Public Works Director, City Councilman, Community Development Director and Airport Board Chairman. A recommendation to the Airport Board will be due 30 days after the 45 day advertising phase.
The Airport Board then recommends approval or disapproval to the City Council. A proposed lease agreement is placed on the city council agenda. Once a lease agreement is approved and signed by the Mayor then the applicant has 180 days to obtain a building permit for the development. Lease payments will begin once a building permit is issued. The first year's lease payment shall be prorated according to the date the building permit is issued.
Lease may be terminated if there is no progress for more than 12 months. Special consideration may be granted by the Public Works Director for issues such as wetland mitigation. Projects without a phasing plan must be fully completed in 2 years with a Cof&O.