The regular meeting of the Chesapeake Airport Authority was held on Wednesday,
CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Bob Powell introduced his colleague Hunter Old to the board members
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY FOR ESTABLISHMENT/EXPANSION OF THE RUNWAY PROTECTION ZONE FOR THE RUNWAY AT THE CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL AIRPORT
WHEREAS, pursuant to its Charter granted by the General Assembly of Virginia, Chapter 133 of the 1966 Acts of Assembly, as subsequently amended, the Chesapeake Airport Authority (“Authority”) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is granted the power of eminent domain; and,
WHEREAS, Authority operates the Chesapeake Regional Airport (“Airport”) which is designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) as a general aviation airport for use by the general public; and,
WHEREAS, the FAA requires that Authority maintain certain design features in, around and upon the Airport for the safe and efficient arrival and departure of aircraft to and from the Airport; and,
WHEREAS, for the purposes of public safety, current FAA standards for airport design require the restriction of land uses within certain areas in and around the Airport and its approaches including, but not limited to, an area known as a Runway Protection Zone (“RPZ”), the precise boundaries of which are delineated in the Airport’s Airport Layout Plan which is approved by the FAA, and,
WHEREAS, in order for the Airport to comply with current FAA airport design standards, the Authority must acquire fee simple ownership of certain areas within the RPZ designated by the FAA which currently allow potential uses incompatible with the FAA’s RPZ standards; and,
WHEREAS, the Authority is fully committed to satisfying all local, state and federal require¬ments necessary to maintain the Airport’s compliance with the requirements of the FAA; and
WHEREAS, by reason of the foregoing, a public necessity exists for the acquisition in fee simple of those areas within the RPZ that have been designated by the FAA as having potentially incompatible uses; and,
WHEREAS, the Authority has previously made reasonable offers for the purchase of the lands needed for the establishment/expansion of the RPZ, which offers have not been accepted, nor reasonable counter-offers made by the private landowners.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of the Chesapeake Airport Authority as follows:
Section 1. That the Chesapeake Airport Authority authorizes the acquisition by purchase or condemnation, pursuant to Section 5 the Chesapeake Airport Authority Charter and the provisions of Sections 33.1-89 et seq. and Sections 25.1-100 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, of all necessary real property in fee simple as may be necessary for establishment or expansion of a RPZ in accordance with FAA requirements.
Section 2. That the Chairman of the Authority or the Airport Manager, or their designee has been previously authorized to make or cause to be made on behalf of the Authority, to the extent that funds were available, a reasonable offer to the owners or persons having an interest in said lands. If such offers are not accepted, then the law firm of Pender & Coward, P.C. is hereby authorized to institute in the name of the Authority proceedings to condemn said properties or interests therein.
ADOPTED by the Chesapeake Airport Authority at its regular meeting on the 10th day of October, 2012.
A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to pass the resolution.
CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE OF WETLANDS CREDITS
ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY
TALBERT & BRIGHT – Submitted by Steve Peterson
AIRPORT MANAGER’S REPORT
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