City Statutes

Rules and Regulations for Operation

The director of public works and transportation shall have the power to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the efficient operation of the municipal airport. All rules and regulations shall be posted at the airport administration building and other principal facilities at the airport. All rules and regulations promulgated by the director of public works and transportation may be modified or repealed by the City Council.


Fees imposed shall not apply where different amounts are provided in contracts with the city. All fees imposed at the airport shall be paid in advance, either by mail or in person, to the director of administrative services at city hall.

Observance of Regulations

All persons must observe all applicable federal, state, and local rules or regulations, including, but not limited to, Federal Aviation Administration, National Fire Protection Association, Environmental Protection Agency, Code of Ordinances, or airport rules and regulations. Copies of the above are available in the Airport Manager's Office. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations adopted shall constitute a violation of the City Code.

Aircraft Incidents / Accidents

Aircraft incidents / accidents shall be reported to the Airport Manager's Office as soon after such accident as possible, leaving their names and addresses and rendering such reports as may be required. The airport manager at all times shall have the authority to take such action as may be necessary in the handling, conduct, and management of the public in attendance at the airport. The aircraft owner, his pilot, or his agent shall be responsible for the disposal of wrecked aircraft and parts thereof. Such action shall not be taken until permission to do so has been granted by the airport manager.

Taxiing of Aircraft

Pilots will taxi their aircraft on designated taxiways and ramps at the Federal Aviation Administration approved speed and may back-taxi on the runways only after clearance from the air traffic control. No aircraft shall be taxied in or out of any hangar. No person other than a mechanic or pilot shall be at the controls of any airplane while its motors are being started. Ships not having adequate brakes shall have blocks in front of each wheel before its motors are started. This subsection does not apply to United States military personnel taxiing or working on military aircraft.

Commercial Uses

No person shall use the airport as a base or terminal for carrying on commercial aviation or carrying passengers, freight, express, mail, student flying, instructions, communications, demonstrations, sales, or other commercial or private use without first making written request to the airport manager. Each person shall enter into a lease or obtain an otherwise prescribed permit and pay such fees and charges as may be prescribed for such privileges, the use of the airport, its facilities, and services rendered, and such persons shall use diligence on obtaining the registration of all pilots. This provision does not apply to scheduled airline equipment, cut the condition of use of the airport shall be in such cases be determined by contract between the city and scheduled airline operators.

Private Operations

A private operator is a person who owns or operates aircraft in pursuit of his own pleasure and/or business and who shall not operate for hire. A private operator or his pilot shall be possessed of a valid pilot's certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. Private aircraft must be registered in the office of the airport manager, and such registration, when accepted, shall be deemed permission for use of the airport for private operations. The private operator shall operate only aircraft that is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, and all private operations shall be in conformity with the Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations and the airport rules and regulations governing the operation of aircraft.

T-Hangar Rental

Any person or entity that desires to lease any t-hangar located at Rosecrans Memorial Airport may do so by entering into a lease agreement with the city. The rental rates for each t-hangar is published on a list prepared by the director of public works and transportation and on file with the city clerk. The council may increase the published rates by adoption of a resolution indicating the new rates. The form of the lease agreement shall be in a standard format that sets out the terms, conditions, and responsibilities of the parties. The director of public works and transportation, or his or her designated representative, shall have the authority to enter into this agreement on behalf of the city. The City Council shall approve the specific form of the t-hangar lease agreement by resolution.