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File #: 23-047-O    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 11/3/2023 In control: Recreation, Libraries and Authorities
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2023
Title: ORDINANCE ADDING ARTICLE V TO CHAPTER 4 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE REGULATING OWNERSHIP OF AIRPORT PROPERTY.
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ORDINANCE ADDING ARTICLE V TO CHAPTER 4 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE REGULATING OWNERSHIP OF AIRPORT PROPERTY.

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CITY PROPOSAL:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That Chapter 4, Article V be added to the Duluth City Code as follows:
Section 4-94 Ownership of airport property.
All right, title and interest in certain property located in the city known as Duluth International Airport and Duluth Sky Harbor Airport shall vest in the Duluth airport authority and shall be under the administration and control of the Duluth airport authority for the uses and purposes set forth in this Chapter
Section 4-95. Authority to acquire property; public purpose
To the extent necessary for purposes of incorporation, the Duluth airport authority may take and hold any interest in real estate for an airport, landing field or other uses that promote financially self-sustaining operations, or for the expansion of an airport or landing field and may acquire air rights and easements over private property adjoining such airports and landing fields in order to provide unobstructed air space and safe approaches for the landing and taking off of aircraft using those airports and landing fields, to place and maintain suitable marks and lights for the safe operation of those airports and landing fields and to prevent any use of adjoining land that would hinder the proper development or use of those airports and landing fields. The Duluth airport authority may alter, extend or discontinue any such use of real estate.
Section 4-96. Purchase or lease.
The Duluth airport authority may take and hold an interest in real estate by gift, purchase, lease or other means.
Section 4-97. Eminent domain.
As a matter of public exigency, with the approval of the city council, the Duluth airport authority may exercise the right of eminent domain to acquire any interest in real estate.
Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.

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