There is hereby established the Russell Municipal Airport hereinafter referred to as airport.

(Code 1973, 12-101)

The city manager may act as the manager of the airport or may designate the lessee of all or any part of the airport or any other suitable person as manager or assistant manager thereof.

(Code 1973, 12-102)

The manager of the airport shall prepare and post suitable rules and regulations for the public use of the Russell Municipal Airport. The rules shall provide for the location, use or hire of facilities on the airport, the charges for services made available or commodities sold. The rules shall adopt and include applicable rules and regulations of the federal aeronautical authorities. The manager or lessee of the airport shall be primarily charged with the enforcement of all rules and regulations and shall report violations thereof to the city manager or the federal authorities as the case may be.

(Code 1973, 12-103)

It shall be unlawful for any person to use or enter in or upon any building or facility of the airport other than the areas and facilities specifically designated for the use of the public, except persons duly authorized by proper authority, and except those persons, their duly authorized employees, representatives and agents, holding use or lease agreements on, in or to certain buildings and/or facilities for which such use or lease agreements are effective, and excepting the bona fide customers, clients or other persons having business at the airport or with such users or lessees; and excepting spectators and participants attending public or private functions within an area designated for such purposes.

(Code 1973, 12-104)

It shall be unlawful for any person to use or travel upon any portion of the airport except when the same shall be clearly opened and maintained for public use or travel. The speed of all vehicles, except aircraft when landing or taking off, shall not exceed 30 miles per hour on any public way of the airport, except that speed may be limited to less than 30 miles per hour in congested or hazardous areas by the posting of signs indicating such speed limits.

(Code 1973, 12-105)

No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter operate or conduct any activity upon or from the Russell Municipal Airport for any commercial purpose; or any purpose whatsoever for the financial profit of such operator, without first obtaining a permit or license for such operation or activity from the governing body, and the payment to the city, of such fee or consideration as may be agreed upon between the governing body and the licensee at the time of the granting of such permit. A written lease or contract with the city shall be deemed a sufficient compliance with this section as to the operations or activities therein referred to.

(Code 1973, 12-107)

All operations of aircraft of every kind at the Russell Municipal Airport or over or within the corporate limits of the city or at any place within the police jurisdiction of the city shall be conducted in accordance with all rules and regulations which have been or may hereafter be promulgated by the Federal Aviation Agency of the Department of Commerce of the United States or by any other branch or department of the federal government having authority to prescribe rules and regulations for the operations of aircraft; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate any aircraft in violation of such regulations.

(Code 1973, 12-201)

No person shall cause or permit to be thrown out, discharged or dropped, from any aircraft, as defined in K.S.A. 3-201, within the corporate limits of the city, or over the airport, or at any place within the police jurisdiction of the city any object or thing, except loose water or loose sand ballast when such is absolutely essential to the safety of the occupants of the aircraft.

(Code 1973, 12-202)

That any and all operation of radio or remote control devices of any type or nature are hereby specifically prohibited on any of the grounds comprising the Russell Municipal Airport, except under such conditions as hereinafter prescribed.

(Ord. 1471, Sec. 1)

Upon special application to the governing body of the city, the governing body shall have the authority to waive the provisions of section 12-109 and to prescribe the date, length of time and nature of the equipment to be operated, and to prescribe the terms and conditions under which such operations will be permitted.

(Ord. 1471, Sec. 2)

Any person, firm or corporation, violating any of the provisions of this article, or any rule or regulations issued pursuant thereto, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500.

(Code 1983; Code 2018)