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(a)(1) The commissioners appointed under this chapter shall have full and complete authority to manage, operate, improve, extend, and maintain the municipal airport and its related properties and facilities.
(2) The commissioners shall have full and complete charge of the airport and its related properties and facilities, including the right to employ or remove any and all assistants and employees of whatsoever nature, kind, or character and to fix, regulate, and pay their salaries.
(b)(1) It is the intention of this chapter to vest in the commissioners unlimited authority to operate, manage, maintain, improve, and extend the municipally owned airport and its related properties and facilities, and to have full and complete charge of it, including without limitation the authority to charge and collect tolls and fees from vehicles accessing or departing from the airport, to make reasonable tolls and fees in accordance with industry standards, and to make reasonable classifications of vehicles for this purpose.
(2)(A) The tolls or fees levied for use of airport roads by private off-facility parking services at an airport located in a county with a population of at least three hundred sixty thousand (360,000) and in a city with a population of at least one hundred seventy-five thousand (175,000) according to the most recent federal decennial census shall not exceed the local sales tax rate of the municipality in which the airport is located.
(B) Private off-facility parking services shall have full access to drop off and pick up airport passengers and the same queuing access as all commercial shuttles, limos, taxi cabs, airport-owned vans or buses, and valet services.
(C) For an airport located in a county with a population of at least three hundred sixty thousand (360,000) and in a city with a population of at least one hundred seventy-five thousand (175,000) according to the most recent federal decennial census, tolls and fees fixed by the authority shall not be subject to supervision or regulation by any other commission, board, bureau, or agency of the State of Arkansas.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 14. Local Government § 14-359-109. Authority of commissioners - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-14-local-government/ar-code-sect-14-359-109/
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