Chapter 15.08
RULES AND REGULATIONS

Sections:

Article I. General Field Information

15.08.001    Location.

15.08.002    Field elevation.

15.08.003    Magnetic variation.

15.08.004    Hours of operations.

15.08.005    Tower frequencies.

15.08.006    Fuel available.

15.08.007    Navigation aids.

15.08.008    Airport lighting.

15.08.009    Description of property and facilities.

15.08.010    Ownership and operation.

15.08.015    Authority.

Article II. Definitions

15.08.051    Aircraft.

15.08.052    Airport.

15.08.053    Airport charges.

15.08.055    Airport manager.

15.08.056    Control zone.

15.08.057    Council.

15.08.058    FAA.

15.08.059    FBO.

15.08.060    Landing area.

15.08.061    Main runway--Utility runway.

15.08.062    Motor vehicles.

15.08.063    Parking.

15.08.064    Person.

15.08.065    Ramp.

15.08.066    Restricted area.

15.08.067    Roads.

15.08.068    Taxiway.

15.08.069    Tenant.

15.08.070    Tower.

15.08.071    Vehicle.

Article III. Motor Vehicles

15.08.101    General requirements.

15.08.102    Reporting of accidents.

15.08.104    Special vehicle restrictions.

Article IV. General Safety Rules

15.08.126    Smoking regulations.

15.08.127    Combustible material storage and use.

15.08.128    Disposal or waste.

Article V. Fueling and Defueling

15.08.151    Fueling in or near hangars.

15.08.152    Grounding of aircraft and truck.

15.08.153    Condition of equipment and fire extinguishers.

15.08.154    Radios and electrical apparatus.

15.08.155    Occupants in aircraft.

15.08.156    Engine running.

15.08.157    Overflow of fuel.

15.08.158    Fueling points.

15.08.159    New fueling installations.

Article VI. General Fire Requirements

15.08.176    Fire extinguishers.

15.08.177    Construction and alterations to buildings.

15.08.178    Open flame operations.

15.08.179    General storage.

Article VII. Personal Conduct

15.08.201    Disorderly conduct.

15.08.202    Intoxication.

15.08.203    Loitering.

15.08.204    Gambling.

15.08.205    Firearms and explosives.

15.08.206    Damage to property.

15.08.207    Animals.

15.08.208    Conduct of tenants.

15.08.209    Advertising.

15.08.210    Restricted area, entry.

Article VIII. Aircraft Operations

15.08.301    Aeronautical activities.

15.08.302    Aircraft equipment requirements.

15.08.303    Restriction of operations.

15.08.304    Aircraft storage and repairs.

15.08.305    Restricted aeronautical activity.

15.08.306    Aircraft registration.

Article IX. Starting and/or Running up Aircraft

15.08.321    Operating engines in designated areas.

15.08.322    Danger from slipstream or jet blast.

15.08.323    Competent operator.

15.08.324    Wheel chocks or parking brakes.

15.08.325    Responsibility of instructors.

Article X. Taxiing of Aircraft

15.08.331    Control tower taxi clearance.

15.08.332    Taxi speed.

15.08.333    Holding lines.

15.08.334    Taxi into crowded areas, hangars, etc.

Article XI. Take-Offs and Landings

15.08.341    Control tower take-off and landing clearance.

15.08.342    Operations from taxiways, aprons, etc.

15.08.343    Turns after take-off.

15.08.344    Touch and go landings.

15.08.345    Right-of-way.

15.08.346    Clearing runway.

15.08.347    Air traffic patterns.

15.08.348    Noise abatement procedures.

Article XII. Aircraft Maintenance

15.08.350    Parking of aircraft.

15.08.351    Fuel or oil leakage.

15.08.352    Securing aircraft.

15.08.353    Right to move parked aircraft.

15.08.354    Disabled aircraft.

15.08.355    Impoundment of aircraft.

Article XIII. Commercial Operations

15.08.400    General requirements for commercial operations.

15.08.401    Application for lease.

15.08.410    Information to be submitted with lease application.

15.08.420    Disposition of application.

15.08.421    Incompatible use.

15.08.422    Airport safety.

15.08.423    Capital airport expenditures.

15.08.424    Availability.

15.08.425    Ecological factor.

15.08.426    Submittal of supporting documents.

15.08.427    Hangars, offices and buildings county owned.

15.08.428    Physical improvements.

15.08.429    Payment.

Article XIV. Aviation Club

15.08.551    Defined.

15.08.552    Permit required.

15.08.553    Limitations.

15.08.554    Commercialization prohibited.

15.08.555    Utilization of services.

15.08.556    Records.

15.08.557    Liability insurance.

Article XV. Rates and Charges

15.08.601    General conditions.

15.08.602    Establishment of rates and charges.

15.08.603    Monthly rates.

15.08.604    Daily rates.

15.08.605    Payment of fees.

15.08.610    Aircraft storage.

15.08.621    Aviation fuel sales--User fees.

15.08.630    Landing fees.

15.08.650    Violations.

Article XVI. Penalties and Enforcement

15.08.651    Enforcement procedures.

15.08.652    Parking regulations.

15.08.653    Penalties and procedures for parking violations.

15.08.654    Penalties for violation.

15.08.655    Circumstances authorizing the impoundment of vehicles.

15.08.656    Impoundment and release procedures--Vehicles.

15.08.660    Publication.

Article XVII. General Provisions

15.08.900    Severability.

Article I. General Field Information

15.08.001 Location.

The latitude of Paine Field is 47 55'. The longitude is 122 17'. The airport reference point (ARP) latitude is 47 54' 29.35", the longitude is 122 16' 56.65".

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.002 Field elevation.

Paine Field is 603 feet above sea level.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.003 Magnetic variation.

The magnetic variation at Paine Field is 21 70' east of isogonic line 1979.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.004 Hours of operations.

The control tower is operated as provided by the FAA. The lights on runway 16-34 are left on all night and the field is operational 24 hours a day.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.005 Tower frequencies.

Paine Field tower transmits and receives on 121.3 MHz and 229.4 MHz. Paine Field ground control transmits and receives on 121.8 MHz. Paine Field tower can also receive on 122.5 MHz.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.006 Fuel available.

Fixed base operators at Paine Field distribute a variety of petroleum products. 80/87 and 100/130 octane aviation gas is available. Turbine fuel is also available.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.007 Navigation aids.

Navigations aids are:

(1) Runway 16--Instrument landing system (both localizer and glide slope) 109.3 MHz;

(2) Outer compass locater with a frequency of 396 MHz. Outer and middle markers 75 MHz.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.008 Airport lighting.

Lighting consists of a rotating beacon, a medium approach lighting system rail (MALSR) lighting system with sequence flashing lights, high intensity instrument approach lights and high and medium intensity runway lights, and low intensity taxiway lights.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.009 Description of property and facilities.

Snohomish county airport (Paine Field) is located southwest of the city of Everett, Washington. The latitude is 47 54' north, longitude 122 16' west. The airport consists of approximately 1,300 acres, has concrete and blacktop surfaces with artificial drainage. Runways are described as follows:

(1) Main Runway. Instrument runway 16-34 is 200 feet by 9,000 feet with 1,000 feet to the south and 365 feet to the north of safety area. The construction is of concrete and asphalt concrete. The runway is strengthened to accommodate aircraft of the Boeing 747’s weight and configuration.

(2) Utility Runways. Utility runway 11-29 is 75 feet by 4,166 feet and constructed of asphaltic concrete. Utility runway 16L-34R is 75 feet by 3,000 feet of asphaltic concrete.

(Added Res June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 88-006, 2, February 17, 1988).

15.08.010 Ownership and operation.

Paine Field is owned by Snohomish county. The control tower is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport is administered by the airport manager.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.015 Authority.

The rules and regulations are promulgated under the power granted by the Washington State Public Airports Act of 1941 and 1945, and chapter 14.08 RCW which specifically grants the power to the airport authority to "Provide Rules and Regulations governing the use of such airports and facilities."

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

Article II. Definitions

15.08.051 Aircraft.

"Aircraft" means any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation of flight in air.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.052 Airport.

"Airport" means Snohomish county airport (Paine Field) and all improvements and appurtenances contained thereon or as it hereafter may be extended.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.053 Airport charges.

"Airport charges" means charges for tie downs, landing fees, occupation of hangar by an aircraft, and all other charges owing or to become owing under a contract between an aircraft owner and Snohomish county or under an officially adopted regulation and/or tariff including but not limited to the cost of sale and related expenses.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 4, February 17, 1988; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.055 Airport manager.

"Airport manager" means the representative appointed by the executive and confirmed by the council to manage, superintend, control and protect the airport as provided by state and county law.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 88-006, 5, February 17, 1988).

15.08.056 Control zone.

"Control zone" means the airspace of defined geographical dimensions designated by the FAA above and surrounding Snohomish county airport, with which the airport control tower exercises authority.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 6, February 17, 1988).

15.08.057 Council.

"Council" means the Snohomish county council.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 7, February 17, 1988).

15.08.058 FAA.

"FAA" means the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 8, February 17, 1988).

15.08.059 FBO.

"FBO" means a fixed base operator who enters into a written or oral agreement for the purpose of conducting a business of an aviation nature on the airport premises.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 9, February 17, 1988).

15.08.060 Landing area.

"Landing area" means the public use runway and taxiway areas of the airport including the necessary clearance areas and the areas between runways and taxiways.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 10, February 17, 1988).

15.08.061 Main runway--Utility runway.

"Main runway" means runway 16R-34L. "Utility runways" mean runways 11-29 and 16L-34R.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 11, February 17, 1988).

15.08.062 Motor vehicles.

"Motor vehicles" means any self-propelled vehicle as defined in RCW 47.04.010(18).

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 12, February 17, 1988).

15.08.063 Parking.

"Parking" means the standing and/or stopping of a vehicle upon a street or roadway or on any other unleased portion of the airport, except in response to traffic control devices, stopped traffic, breakdown or other emergency, for a period of time in excess of two minutes whether or not such a vehicle is accompanied by an operator.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 13, February 17, 1988).

15.08.064 Person.

"Person" means any individual, firm, co-partnership, corporation, company or association, and includes any trustee, receiver or similar representative thereof.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 14, February 17, 1988).

15.08.065 Ramp.

"Ramp" or "apron" means an area designated for the parking, maneuvering, loading, unloading and servicing of aircraft while they are on the ground.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 15, February 17, 1988).

15.08.066 Restricted area.

"Restricted area" means the area of the airport restricted by order of the airport manager to use by aircraft and use by airport vehicles, equipment, and personnel maintaining or patrolling airport facilities within such area, said area includes but is not limited to landing areas, ramp areas, and necessary rights-of-way and clearance areas therefor.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 16, February 17, 1988).

15.08.067 Roads.

"Roads" means any area designated as public use roads or streets for the exclusive use of ground vehicles, including ways open to the public, but shall not include any such areas under leases to the tenant or lessee on the airport grounds.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 17, February 17, 1988).

15.08.068 Taxiway.

"Taxiway" means all areas designated as public use taxiways and used for exclusive use of aircraft movement while on the ground, but shall not include any areas under lease to a tenant or lessee on the airport grounds.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 18, February 17, 1988).

15.08.069 Tenant.

"Tenant" means a person who enters into a written or oral agreement with Snohomish county for the purpose of engaging in a business or other authorized occupancy on airport premises.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 19, February 17, 1988; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.070 Tower.

"Tower" means the airport control tower operated by the FAA for the control of aircraft and motor vehicles on the operational areas and in the airspace above and within the Snohomish county airport control zone.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 88-006, 20, February 17, 1988).

15.08.071 Vehicle.

"Vehicle" means every device which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn, including bicycles.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 88-006, 21, February 17, 1988).

Article III. Motor Vehicles

15.08.101 General requirements.

All vehicles on airport property are to be operated under applicable county and state regulations. Drivers are to have a valid driver’s license. All vehicles are to be in reasonably safe mechanical condition. All signs, speed limits and conditions set forth in this article are to be obeyed. Failure to obey these rules and regulations may result in fines and/or imprisonment as defined under SCC 15.08.651.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.102 Reporting of accidents.

Any persons involved in an accident on the airport grounds, or witnesses thereto, shall report accident within 24 hours to the office of the airport manager during business hours, or to the airport security/fire personnel if the airport office is closed.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.104 Special vehicle restrictions.

(1) Loading and Unloading. The airport manager may designate areas for loading and unloading. Taxicabs operating on the airport grounds must conform to proper governmental authority which has jurisdiction over their operations.

(2) Runways and Taxiways. No vehicles are permitted on runways or taxiways except those operated by Snohomish county or FAA personnel, or those persons specifically authorized by the airport manager such as certain fixed base operators and contractors. Following authorization of vehicles not normally seen in the air operations area, the airport manager shall notify control tower personnel.

(a) Vehicles Equipped with Two-Way Radio. Snohomish county and FAA vehicles normally operating on runways and taxiways shall be equipped with and utilize two-way radios. Before entry, operators shall stop and request permission from the control tower.

(b) Vehicles without two-way radio shall display a standard orange and white checkered flag. Authorized operators of vehicles without two-way radios shall stop short of the runway or taxiway and position the vehicle facing the control tower. The operator shall flash his headlights, requesting permission to cross. The control tower operator shall respond with the appropriate red or green signal with the light gun.

(c) During Tower Closure Period. During tower closure periods, each vehicle operator shall check in and out with the senior fire duty officer in the fire station (Building 219), and advise him of his intentions. It is then the operator’s responsibility to maintain an alert lookout for aircraft.

(3) Apron/Ramp Areas. Vehicle traffic on apron/ramp areas is restricted to aircraft owners or operators driving to their tie-down area or hangar for loading and unloading; deliveries to aircraft owners or tenants whose aircraft or business fronts an apron area, or vehicle specifically authorized by the airport manager. All vehicles on apron/ramp areas are restricted to a 15 miles per hour speed limit. Taxiing aircraft on apron/ramp areas have the right-of-way over motor vehicles.

(4) Designation of Areas. It is the motor vehicle operator’s responsibility to inform himself which airport areas are designated runways, taxiways, aprons, ramps and parking. Current maps designating such areas are available at airport manager’s office.

(5) Vehicles for Hire. Vehicles for hire or car rental agencies shall only be operated on the airport grounds with the airport manager’s approval and under the terms and conditions that he may prescribe. Taxicabs operating on the airport grounds must conform to proper governmental authority which has jurisdiction over their operations.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 88-006, 22, February 17, 1988; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

Article IV. General Safety Rules

15.08.126 Smoking regulations.

Smoking is not permitted within 100 feet of aircraft being fueled or defueled. No smoking is permitted within 100 feet of any fuel carrier vehicle or designated buildings where fuel or combustible material is stored. Smoking is not permitted in hangars except in designated areas. Smoking is not permitted in any area where "NO SMOKING" signs are posted. Smoking materials are to be discarded in ash trays or receptacles. Persons discarding lighted smoking materials on airport property are subject to fine.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.127 Combustible material storage and use.

(1) Storage in Hangars or Buildings. No gasoline, paints, cleaning fluid or flammable materials may be stored in any building on the airport grounds other than buildings so designated for this purpose by the airport manager. Such designated buildings are to meet safety standards as required by the airport manager and airport fire chief. Lubricating oil kept in hangars must be in sealed cans.

(2) Cleaning of Floors. The use of volatile flammable liquids is not permitted for the cleaning of floors of hangars or other buildings on the airport grounds.

(3) Painting Requirements. Painting of aircraft and doping processes shall be conducted only in buildings approved by the airport manager that comply with fire codes and field regulations.

(4) Cleaning of Aircraft. Cleaning of aircraft or accessories with flammable or volatile materials is prohibited in hangars and buildings not specifically designated or designed for this purpose.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.128 Disposal or waste.

(1) Rags, Trash and Rubbish. Hangars and airport buildings shall be cleaned daily of rags, waste material, trash and rubbish. Lessee shall provide suitable metal receptacles with covers for the above items. These receptacles shall be stored away from sources of heat.

(2) Petroleum Products. No petroleum products shall be dumped or allowed to spill on any airport property, including ditches, sewers or paved or unpaved surfaces. Adequate and authorized containers shall be used for collecting petroleum waste products. In event of violation, Snohomish county may charge the cost of correcting such dumping or spillage to the offender.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

Article V. Fueling and Defueling

15.08.151 Fueling in or near hangars.

No aircraft shall be fueled inside a hangar. Aircraft being fueled shall be positioned so that fuel tank openings or fuel vents are no closer than 25 feet from any airport building (other than FBO’s fuel dispensing structure).

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.152 Grounding of aircraft and truck.

The aircraft being fueled and the fuel dispensing vehicle shall be grounded to a point or points of zero electrical potential. Fuel nozzles, hoses, and funnels used during fueling or defueling shall also be grounded. No person shall use any material during fueling or defueling that may cause a static discharge.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.153 Condition of equipment and fire extinguishers.

Fueling equipment shall be well maintained and kept in a good state of repair. Adequate fire extinguishers shall be readily available during fueling or draining operations. These extinguishers shall be filled and in a good operating condition.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.154 Radios and electrical apparatus.

Radios and electrical apparatus shall be off during fueling and defueling aircraft.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.155 Occupants in aircraft.

No occupants shall be permitted inside an aircraft being fueled except in the case of large passenger aircraft where specific arrangements have been made with the airport manager and fire chief. A cabin attendant shall be stationed at the cabin door and passenger loading stairs shall be in place at the cabin door.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.156 Engine running.

No aircraft shall be fueled or defueled while the engine is running.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.157 Overflow of fuel.

During fueling and defueling operations, care shall be taken to prevent overflow of fuel. If such spillage occurs it is the responsibility of the persons or company causing the overflow to clean the area immediately. If damage occurs from such spillage, the airport manager may require the offending person or his employer to pay for repair of said damage. No aircraft engine shall be started when there is fuel on the ground under said aircraft.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.158 Fueling points.

Routes for fueling equipment and fueling points will be designated by the airport manager.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.159 New fueling installations.

Minimum standards for the installation of fuel tanks and fuel distributing equipment are depicted in an appendix of the airport operations manual. These requirements define equipment and procedures for any new fueling facility to be installed on Snohomish county airport. Compliance with these standards shall be a condition for use of the airport by any tenant or user.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

Article VI. General Fire Requirements

15.08.176 Fire extinguishers.

All tenants and lessees of airport buildings shall supply and maintain adequate and readily accessible fire extinguishers. These extinguishers shall be rated for Class B or C fires.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.177 Construction and alterations to buildings.

All constructions and alterations to buildings shall be done in conformance with building and fire codes or approved by the airport manager. This includes alterations and additions to electrical components.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.178 Open flame operations.

No person shall conduct any open flame operations in hangars or in the vicinity of aircraft or vehicles.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974).

15.08.179 General storage.

No person shall store or stock material or equipment in such a manner as to constitute a fire hazard. All storage of materials shall be arranged in height not to exceed the lower or bottom side of roof trusses and not closer than 18 inches below sprinkler heads. Lessees shall provide adequate aisles for passage of fire department personnel and equipment throughout the storage area.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

Article VII. Personal Conduct

15.08.201 Disorderly conduct.

No person shall commit a disorderly, obscene, indecent or unlawful act or commit a nuisance on the airport grounds.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.202 Intoxication.

No person under the influence of alcohol or narcotics shall operate a motor vehicle or aircraft on the airport grounds. Anyone drunk and disorderly on the airport grounds shall be dealt with as provided by county statute and are subject to fine and/or imprisonment as provided by law.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.203 Loitering.

No person shall disrupt, slow down or impede the normal activities of the airport. Snohomish county reserves the right to direct persons loitering on airport property to leave the premises.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.204 Gambling.

No person shall conduct gambling in any form or operate gambling devices on the airport grounds.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.205 Firearms and explosives.

No one except duly authorized persons, peace officers, federal law enforcement officers, Snohomish county and air carrier employees, or members of the Armed Forces of the United States on official duty shall carry any firearms or explosives on the airport grounds without the written permission of the airport manager. Exceptions from this regulation are passengers on air carrier or charter flights carrying cased sporting guns and firearms in survival kits stored in aircraft owners’ hangar or airplane.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.206 Damage to property.

No person shall injure, destroy or disturb any buildings, signs, equipment, landscaping or other property on the airport grounds. Violators are liable for the reasonable value of damage done to property.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.207 Animals.

No person shall enter the terminal building or landing area of the airport with a dog or other animal except blind persons with a Seeing Eye dog. Dogs and other animals may be permitted in other areas of the airport if restrained by leash or confined in such a manner as to be under control.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.208 Conduct of tenants.

(1) Penal Laws. All penal laws of the state of Washington are applicable to the area of the Snohomish county airport, and the violators thereof are subject to arrest by authorized law enforcement officers. All tenants, lessees, permittees or concessionaires at the airport shall comply with all requirements of the Snohomish county regulations.

(2) Violators Prohibited Use of Airport. Persons violating rules and regulations of Snohomish county may be subject to denial of airport privileges on determination by the airport manager.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.209 Advertising.

No signs or other advertising shall be placed or constructed upon the airport or any building, structure or improvement thereon without prior approval of the airport manager. No signs or advertising shall be permitted if, in the airport manager’s opinion, it is undesirable, unnecessary or in any manner would create a safety hazard.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.210 Restricted area, entry.

It shall be unlawful for any person not authorized to enter, walk, stand, or remain upon any taxiway or runway or other restricted area of the airport without the approval of the airport manager. All persons authorized access to the restricted area shall have suitable identification on their persons when in a restricted area.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 23, February 17, 1988).

Article VIII. Aircraft Operations

15.08.301 Aeronautical activities.

No person shall operate an aircraft from, or service, maintain or repair an aircraft upon this airport other than in conformance with current Federal Aviation Administration regulations and local airport rules and regulations as established by the airport manager.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.302 Aircraft equipment requirements.

(1) No aircraft shall be operated from the airport unless it is equipped with satisfactory and usable brakes.

(2) No aircraft shall land or take off from the airport unless it is equipped with a functioning two-way radio capable of communication with the airport control tower, except in cases of emergencies, or when authorized by the FAA.

(3) All aircraft using the airport must be constructed, equipped and maintained to comply with standards and regulations of the FAA.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.303 Restriction of operations.

The airport manager may suspend or restrict any flight or other aircraft operation on the airport grounds whenever such action is deemed necessary in the interest of safety or impending violation of rules and regulations applicable to such aircraft operation.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.304 Aircraft storage and repairs.

Aircraft shall be stored and repaired only on leased sites on the airport grounds designated for these purposes. Transit aircraft may be tied-down in public ramps, in areas approved by the airport manager.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.305 Restricted aeronautical activity.

(1) Self-powered aircraft only shall be operated on the airport grounds. Gliders, heli-gliders, ultra-lites and similar aircraft shall not be operated without written authorization by the airport manager. An ultra-lite is an aircraft as defined in federal air regulation part 103.

(2) Sky diving shall not be conducted on the airport grounds without the written authorization of the airport manager.

(3) Model aircraft of any type shall not be operated on the airport grounds without the authorization of the airport manager.

(4) The above restrictions may be waived by the airport manager for special events such as air shows where FAA clearance has been obtained.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.306 Aircraft registration.

All aircraft based at the airport shall have evidence of Washington State Registration and FAA Registration prominently displayed.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

Article IX. Starting and/or Running up Aircraft

15.08.321 Operating engines in designated areas.

Aircraft engines shall be started and operated only in areas designated for such purposes by the airport manager. Aircraft engines shall not be started inside hangars.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.322 Danger from slipstream or jet blast.

No aircraft engines shall be operated in such a manner that persons, property or other aircraft might be injured or damaged by propeller slipstream or jet blast from said aircraft.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.323 Competent operator.

No aircraft engine shall be operated unless a licensed pilot or mechanic is at the controls at all times.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.324 Wheel chocks or parking brakes.

No engine shall be started unless adequate parking brakes are locked or the wheels are adequately blocked in front of main gear with wheel chocks.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.325 Responsibility of instructors.

It is the responsibility of instructors to fully acquaint their students with these rules and regulations and make sure they are complied with during periods of dual instruction. When a student pilot is flying solo he is responsible for abiding by these rules and regulations.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

Article X. Taxiing of Aircraft

15.08.331 Control tower taxi clearance.

During those hours the control tower is in operation, no aircraft shall be taxied or towed prior to getting the airport control tower clearance for such operation. During those hours the control tower is closed, the pilot’s responsibility is the same as at uncontrolled airports. The pilot in command of the aircraft is responsible for avoiding a collision with other aircraft, persons, or objects on aprons, ramps, taxiways, etc.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.332 Taxi speed.

Aircraft shall be taxied at speeds that will insure complete control at all times. On ramp, apron and parking areas, the speed shall not exceed 15 miles per hour.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.333 Holding lines.

Aircraft awaiting take-off clearance or performing engine run-up shall not go beyond the holding lines painted on taxiways, unless instructed to by the control tower.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.334 Taxi into crowded areas, hangars, etc.

No aircraft shall be taxied into or out of any hangars. Pilots taxiing into areas where people are standing should either shut the engine down and push the aircraft or have two or more knowledgeable persons ahead of the aircraft assuring that all persons are well out of the danger area.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

Article XI. Take-Offs and Landings

15.08.341 Control tower take-off and landing clearance.

During those hours the airport control tower is in operation, no aircraft shall attempt to take off or land without control tower clearance. During those hours the control tower is not in operation, the pilot’s responsibility is the same as at an uncontrolled airport.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.342 Operations from taxiways, aprons, etc.

No aircraft shall take off or land from any area of the airport other than a designated runway unless such a landing is necessitated by an emergency situation. (Except helicopters may operate from designated ramp or apron areas with control tower clearance.).

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.343 Turns after take-off.

No turns shall be made after take-off until the aircraft has reached altitude of 500 feet above ground level and is outside the boundaries of the airport, unless cleared to do so by the control tower.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.344 Touch and go landings.

Touch and go landings may be made with prior approval of the control tower. During those hours the tower is not in operation, the pilot in command is responsible for safe spacing with other traffic.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.345 Right-of-way.

During those hours the tower is not in operation, a landing aircraft has the right-of-way over an aircraft taking off.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.346 Clearing runway.

Landing aircraft shall clear the runway as soon as practical, consistent with safe operating procedure. No 180-degree turns on runways are authorized without the control tower clearance.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.347 Air traffic patterns.

All air traffic is subject to the control of the FAA and FAA regulations shall control over any provision of this section.

(1) Pattern Altitude. The recommended general aviation traffic pattern altitude for all runways shall be 1,600 feet MSL.

(2) Traffic Direction.

(a) When the air traffic control tower is operating, appropriate patterns will be assigned by air traffic control.

(b) When the air traffic control tower is not operating, all traffic shall use runway 16R-34L. Approximate patterns are depicted in the FAA Airman’s Manual and airport directory.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 86-015, March 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 88-006, 24, February 17, 1988).

15.08.348 Noise abatement procedures.

Voluntary noise abatement procedures are in effect at Snohomish county airport at all times. All airport users are obligated to obtain copies of these procedures at the airport office or any FBO office.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

Article XII. Aircraft Maintenance

15.08.350 Parking of aircraft.

Transit aircraft are to be tied down only at tie-downs marked "TRANSIT." The aircraft owner should check with the airport office for a possible tie-down fee.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.351 Fuel or oil leakage.

The aircraft owner or operator is responsible for containing any possible oil or fuel leakage from his aircraft. The owner or operator is liable for any damage resulting from such leakage.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.352 Securing aircraft.

It is the responsibility of the aircraft operator to make certain his aircraft is securely tied down and to ascertain that the tie-down mechanism provided is adequate for his aircraft. Any damage resulting to his aircraft or nearby aircraft or property because of not securing or improperly securing said aircraft shall be the liability of the operator or the owner.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.353 Right to move parked aircraft.

The airport manager reserves the right to remove or relocate the position of any parked aircraft if he feels it creates a safety hazard or adversely affects the overall operation of the airport.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.354 Disabled aircraft.

Any disabled aircraft interfering with normal runway or taxiway operations shall be removed immediately upon the request of the airport manager or his authorized agents. If the aircraft owner cannot remove his aircraft, the airport maintenance personnel may effect said removal with airport equipment. The full risk and expense of such removal shall be assessed against the owner without liability of any nature to the Snohomish county, the airport manager or their employees or agents.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.355 Impoundment of aircraft.

(1) If an owner hangaring or parking an aircraft on the airport fails to pay any airport charge owed it, the owner’s account is at least 60 days delinquent, and the owner’s written contract includes the remedies provided in Section 2, Chapter 254, Laws of 1987 (chapter 14.08 RCW) the airport manager or his designee may take reasonable measures including, but not limited to, moving the aircraft, or using chains, ropes and locks to secure the aircraft within the airport so that the aircraft is in the possession and control of Snohomish county. At the time of securing the aircraft, the airport manager or designee shall attach to the aircraft a readily visible notice and send a copy of said notice to the owner, all in compliance with Section 2, Chapter 254, Laws of 1987 (chapter 14.08 RCW).

(2) The aircraft, at the discretion of the airport manager or his designee, may be placed within the airport for storage with a private person as bailee. Reasonable costs of any procedures undertaken pursuant to this section shall be paid for by the aircraft’s owner.

(3) If an aircraft is moved under conditions authorized under this section the owner who is obligated for hangaring or parking or other airport charges may regain possession of the aircraft by:

(a) Making arrangements satisfactory with the airport manager for the immediate removal of the aircraft from the airport’s hangar, or making arrangements for authorized parking; and

(b) By making payment to Snohomish county of all airport charges or by posting with the airport manager a sufficient cash bond or other security acceptable to the manager, to be held in trust by the manager pending written agreement of the parties with respect to payment by the aircraft owner of the amount owing, or pending resolution of charges in a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction, the trust shall terminate and the airport manager shall receive so much of the bond or other security as is necessary to satisfy any judgment, costs, and interest as may be awarded to the county. The balance shall be refunded immediately to the owner at the owner’s last known address by registered mail, return receipt requested. The airport manager shall send to the owner by first class mail a notice that the balance of funds was forwarded to him or her by registered mail, return receipt requested.

(4) If an aircraft parked or hangared at an airport is abandoned, the airport manager may authorize the public sale of the aircraft by authorized personnel to the highest and best bidder for cash as follows:

(a) If an aircraft has been secured by the airport manager under subsection (1) of this section and is not released to the owner under the bonding provisions of this section within 180 days after notifying the owner under subsection (1) of this section, or in all other cases, for 180 days after Snohomish county secures the aircraft, the aircraft shall be conclusively presumed to have been abandoned by the owner;

(b) Before the aircraft is sold, the owner of the aircraft shall be given at least 20 days’ notice of sale by registered mail, return receipt requested and the notice of sale shall be published at least once, more than 10 but less than 20 days before the sale, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the airport is located. The notice shall include the name of the aircraft, if any, its aircraft identification number, the last known owner and address, the time and place of sale, the amount of airport charges that will be owing at the time of sale, a reasonable description of the aircraft to be sold and that the airport manager may bid all or part of its airport charges at the sale and may become a purchaser at the sale;

(c) The proceeds of a sale under this section shall first be applied to payment of airport charges owed. The balance, if any, shall be deposited with the state department of revenue to be held in trust for the owner or owners and lienholders for a period of one year. If the sale is for a sum less than the applicable airport charges, Snohomish county is entitled to assert a claim against the aircraft owner or owners for the deficiency.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 25, February 17, 1988; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

Article XIII. Commercial Operations

15.08.400 General requirements for commercial operations.

General requirements for commercial operations are as follows:

(1) Compliance with Rules and Regulations. No person shall engage in a revenue-producing commercial, industrial or aeronautical business on the Snohomish county airport grounds, without first complying with rules and regulations as set forth in this title. Prior to beginning business activities, they shall have obtained the consent from the airport manager for their proposed venture.

(2) All permits and licenses as required by county, state and federal agencies shall have been obtained. The business owner or operator shall have a signed lease or agreement that states the detailed requirements for conducting business on this airport.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.401 Application for lease.

Application for the lease of airport grounds, buildings or other facilities shall be made through the airport manager. The application shall contain the information specified in SCC 15.08.410. The application shall be signed by all parties, directors or officers that own an interest in the business.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.410 Information to be submitted with lease application.

The lessee shall submit a written application to the airport manager that gives in detail the scope of the business operation he proposes and specifies the following items:

(1) The services to be offered;

(2) The amount of land and buildings he desires to lease;

(3) Preliminary plans for new buildings or modifications to existing buildings;

(4) The number of persons he will employ;

(5) A list of equipment, heavy machinery, vehicles and aircraft he will have;

(6) Evidence of financial capability to open business and operate for at least six months;

(7) Evidence of ability to obtain required insurance coverage;

(8) A detailed summary of possible environmental impacts the operation may generate, if the operation includes use of aircraft, should describe the type of aircraft, the estimated number of operations per year for each aircraft, possible night operations and any other aspect of the particular operation that might adversely affect the Snohomish county airport.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.420 Disposition of application.

Snohomish county may deny an application for one or more of the reasons contained in SCC 15.08.421 through 15.08.425.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.421 Incompatible use.

Snohomish county may deny an application where the proposed business does not conform to the airport master plan, area zoning, or federal restrictions incurred with grants, matching funds, etc.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18. 1992).

15.08.422 Airport safety.

Snohomish county may deny an application where smoke, bird attraction or other effects from the proposed business will cause a safety hazard to the normal operation of the airport.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.423 Capital airport expenditures.

Snohomish county may deny an application where the cost of constructing new buildings, utilities, roads or facilities are higher than the money budgeted for construction for a given year or if the proposed revenue derived from a lease is not enough to amortize the construction investment.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.424 Availability.

Snohomish county may deny an application where there is no space or buildings on the airport grounds that will accommodate the applicant at the time he files his application.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.425 Ecological factor.

Snohomish county may deny an application where undesirable environmental effects from the proposed business could adversely affect the health, welfare, safety or morals of the inhabitants of Snohomish county.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.426 Submittal of supporting documents.

Snohomish county may request the applicant to submit supporting documents with his lease application. Included in these documents may be any of the following:

(1) Financial Statement. A current business and personal financial statement. If requested, personal statements shall be submitted by all the principals in the proposed business.

(2) Authorization by Applicant for Release of Information. Snohomish county may request an authorization from the applicant for release of information on past business performance. This may include federal, state, county and city agencies in any state the applicant has done business.

(3) Personal Liability. Snohomish county may request the principal applicants of a corporation to sign a document of personal liability as collateral to Snohomish county against money owed if the applicants should default on their lease.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.427 Hangars, offices and buildings county owned.

Hangar space and office space in county owned facilities will be leased or rented based upon the rates and terms established, from time to time, by Snohomish county.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.428 Physical improvements.

Tenants must at all times maintain physical improvements in good condition and in conformity with the requirements of Snohomish county. No improvements or physical alterations shall be made without prior approval of the airport manager.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.429 Payment.

Prompt payment for space rented or leased shall be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

Article XIV. Aviation Club

15.08.551 Defined.

A multi-person ownership, two or more persons owning one or more aircraft, either in partnership or co-ownership, or as a corporation whose principal base is at the airport and the sole purpose of which is for the enjoyment of or for the business transportation of the owners, shall be deemed an aviation club.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.552 Permit required.

A permit shall be required from Snohomish county for an aviation club.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.553 Limitations.

An aviation club shall be limited to noncommercial activities and shall not lease, rent or charge for the use of its aircraft to any third party not an owner.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.554 Commercialization prohibited.

This article shall in no way be construed to allow any commercialization of this activity. In the event the club fails to comply with the conditions of this article, the county may withdraw the club’s permit.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.555 Utilization of services.

It is expected that aircraft owned by an aviation club utilize those services available to them by a fixed base operator when none of the owners is qualified to maintain or repair club aircraft or accessories and where an FAA certificate of proficiency is required.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.556 Records.

The club shall file a list of its members and officers with the airport manager the first day of each January. The club shall keep accurate and current records which shall be available for inspection by the airport manager or his agent at any time.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

15.08.557 Liability insurance.

Each aircraft owned by the flying club shall have aircraft liability insurance coverage for the following amounts:

Aircraft liability

$100,000 each person

 

300,000 each accident;

Property damage

100,000 each accident.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974).

Article XV. Rates and Charges

15.08.601 General conditions.

The aircraft storage charges, fuel flowage fees, and landing fees as specified here may be amended, revised, deleted or added onto by the airport manager with the approval of the county executive. A current copy of rates, fees and charges will be available upon request from the airport office. Any airport user that is delinquent in payment of the following listed charges may be removed from the airport by order of the airport manager and refused the further use of the airport and its facilities.

(Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.602 Establishment of rates and charges.

The airport manager, with approval of the county executive, may establish charges or rates not covered by the schedule of fees.

(Added Ord. 87-063, 3, August 19, 1987; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.603 Monthly rates.

Monthly rates will apply whenever the accumulated daily rate becomes the greater of the two.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.604 Daily rates.

Daily rates shall apply to aircraft parked in excess of eight hours.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.605 Payment of fees.

The payment of monthly fees is due and payable in advance on the first day of the calendar month. Payment of daily parking fees shall be made prior to departure of aircraft, unless arrangements have been made and approved by the airport manager.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).

15.08.610 Aircraft storage.

The fees which shall be charged for aircraft storage, including tie-down fees and hangar rental fees shall be fixed from time to time by the airport manager with approval of the county executive in such amounts as to provide reasonable returns for the facility leased, which fees shall be approved by resolution of the county council. Schedule of current fees shall be made available by the airport manager, upon request. Agreements for such services shall be approved and executed by the county executive.

(Ord. 81-047 § 1, adopted June 1, 1981; Res. adopted June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.621 Aviation fuel sales--User fees.

Any firm or individual taking delivery on Paine Field of fuel that is put into its/his aircraft fuel tank(s) shall pay a fee on gasoline and jet or turbine fuel fixed as provided in SCC 15.08.601.

These fees shall be collected by the oil company or other firm bringing said fuels onto Paine Field, from the user directly or indirectly through its dealer. Collections shall be remitted each month to Snohomish county, less any exemptions, on a form prescribed by the airport manager.

Aviation gas or turbine fuel which is not used by any aircraft based at or otherwise using the Snohomish county airport shall be exempt from this fee. It shall be the responsibility of the user of these fuels to establish its/his fee exemption under this section.

Any refunds must be requested, directly or indirectly, from the oil company or other firm that originally collected the fee. Fee refund requests shall be submitted on an exemption certificate, prescribed by the airport manager, and shall accompany monthly oil company reports.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 80-087, adopted Dec. 3, 1980; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.630 Landing fees.

All aircraft with a gross weight of over 30,000 pounds shall be subject to a landing fee fixed as provided in SCC 15.08.601. The weight used shall be the empty weight of the aircraft as published in leading aviation journals. Monthly reports shall be submitted by the owner/operator of the aircraft or his representative. Payment of charges shall be made prior to the departure of the aircraft, unless arrangements for monthly payments have been made and approved with the airport manager.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 91-086, June 19, 1991; Amended Ord. 94-006, February 16, 1994).

15.08.650 Violations.

All traffic laws of the state shall apply to vehicles operating on the airport. Any violation of this chapter shall be deemed a traffic infraction and be subject to all the provisions of chapter 46.63 RCW. Violations are subject to the jurisdiction of the Everett district court.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 26, February 17, 1988).

Article XVI. Penalties and Enforcement

15.08.651 Enforcement procedures.

In addition to any penalties otherwise provided by state or local law, the Civil Air Regulations or the Federal Aviation Regulations, and all other rules and regulations of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, any person violating these rules and regulations or operating or handling any aircraft in violation of these rules and regulations or failing or refusing to comply with these rules and regulations may be promptly removed or ejected from the airport by or under the authority of the airport manager, or upon his order such person may be temporarily grounded or deprived of the further use of the airport and its facilities pending presentation of the matter to the county executive. Upon the order of the executive, such person may be deprived of the further use of the airport and its facilities for such length of time as may be deemed necessary by the executive to insure the safeguarding of the airport, its operations and the public use thereof and the county’s interest therein.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.652 Parking regulations.

The purpose of this section is to regulate parking of vehicles on the airport in order to protect public health, safety and welfare by promoting safe and efficient use of limited parking spaces and minimizing adverse impacts of improperly parked vehicles.

(1) General Conditions. All motor vehicles on the airport are to be parked in designated parking lots or in a manner and place prescribed by the airport manager. All airport roadways are areas of restricted parking. Parking on grass or sod areas is not permitted except with special permission of the airport manager (during special events such as air shows, etc.). Parking is restricted within 15 feet of fire hydrants or standpipes.

(2) Prohibited Parking Areas. It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to park such vehicle in or on any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or to comply with other provisions of this code, or with the direction of a public safety officer or traffic control sign or signal:

(a) Within an intersection;

(b) On a crosswalk;

(c) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb, or within 25 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone, unless some other distance is indicated by a sign as authorized in this chapter;

(d) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk or street intersection;

(e) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, traffic control signal, or traffic devices located at the side of the roadway;

(f) In front of or within 50 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire or police station, or within any other marked fire zone area contiguous to such driveway;

(g) In front of or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or standpipes;

(h) On a sidewalk or parking strip;

(i) Within any space marked as a fire exit;

(j) On that portion of any street contiguous to or opposite any outside court, corridor, passage, fire escape, exit or entrance door, or any other place adjacent to any door opening in any outer wall of any building containing, in whole or in part, any place of public assembly through which the public must pass to leave such building while such building is being utilized for public gatherings. It shall be incumbent upon and the duty of the owner or agent of the business used for the purpose herein specified to designate such prohibited areas by the placement of stanchions, signs or curb markings of the form and type satisfactory to the airport manager; and

(k) At any place where official traffic signs have been erected prohibiting parking;

(l) Parking by Hangars. Vehicles shall not be parked in front of hangars except while making deliveries (not to exceed 15 minutes). Tenants of T-hangars may park their cars in their hangars while operating their aircraft.

(3) Identification of No Parking and Restricted Parking Areas. Except where this section provides otherwise, the airport manager shall identify designated No Parking and Restricted Parking areas by using appropriate signing and/or curb painting or lettering. It shall be unlawful for any person, company, or private organization to paint curbs or paint on parking signs without the permission of the airport manager. No regulations imposing parking time limits or prohibiting parking shall be effective unless the signs and/or curb markings authorized herein are in place at the time of any alleged violation or infraction.

"NO PARKING AREAS" shall be so identified either by a yellow painted curb or appropriate signing.

"FIRE ZONES" shall be so identified either by a red painted curb or appropriate signing.

"HANDICAPPED PARKING STALLS" shall be designated as such by appropriate markings.

"RESTRICTED PARKING ZONES" and other restricted parking areas shall be so identified by appropriate signing.

(4) Restricted Parking Zones.

(a) Thirty minutes parking zones. No person shall park a vehicle for a longer continuous time than 30 minutes of any day in areas marked with signs advising of such restrictions.

(b) Loading zones. No person shall park for any reason other than loading and unloading of passengers, products, or packages, in areas marked as loading zones with signs and white curb paint advising of such restrictions.

(c) Handicapped zones. No person shall park a vehicle in marked handicapped parking zones on public or private property without an appropriate permit or license being displayed by the vehicle.

(d) Fire zones. No person shall park a vehicle in fire zones marked by red curb paint or signs advising of such restrictions.

(5) Parking for Certain Purposes Unlawful. No person shall park any vehicle upon any street or parking area for the principle purpose of:

(a) Displaying advertising and/or campaigning.

(b) Displaying such vehicle for sale.

(c) Selling merchandise from such vehicle except when authorized.

(6) One Vehicle--One Space. No person shall park in such a way as to occupy parts of more than one parking space or parking a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb indicated by such markings.

(7) Parking on Aircraft Tiedown Locations. Tenants with aircraft tied down on the airport may park their vehicles on the aircraft tiedown while operating their aircraft.

(8) Right to Move Vehicles. Snohomish county reserves the right to move any vehicles for purposes of sweeping, snow removal, or for reasons of safety or convenience, or by reason of violation of rules or regulations applicable to the airport.

(9) Authority. The parking regulations set forth in this chapter shall be enforced by the airport manager by and through law enforcement officers of Snohomish county and such other employees of Snohomish county as are designated by the airport manager. The airport manager shall post signs as required by RCW 46.55.070 near the public entrances to the airport and at not less than four other spots within the airport in clearly conspicuous and locations visible to those who park on airport property.

(Added Res. June 24, 1974; Amended Ord. 84-109, 2, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 88-006, 27, February 17, 1988; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.653 Penalties and procedures for parking violations.

(1) Civil penalties for parking violations as contained in SCC 15.08.104 and 15.08.561 are as follows:

(a) Fifty dollars per violation for

(i) Parking in a taxiway or runway contrary to SCC 15.08.104;

(ii) Parking in a handicapped zone contrary to SCC 15.08.651(4)(c);

(iii) Parking in a fire zone contrary to SCC 15.08.651(4)(d).

(b) Ten dollars for any other parking violation contained in SCC 15.08.651: PROVIDED, That penalties for other than a violation of SCC 15.08.104 will be reduced by half if the parking violation is paid within three business days of the date of issuance. Each day in which a violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation.

(2) Notice of Violation. Any vehicle found in violation of any provisions of this section shall be issued a notice of violation, which notice shall be conspicuously affixed to the vehicle by the officer finding the violation. Such notice shall be in form approved by the airport manager and contain the information required by RCW 46.63.060, inform of the monetary penalty and method of payment, and advise of the procedure in the event of nonpayment. A notice of violation represents a determination that a violation has been committed and shall be final unless the monetary penalty is paid within 15 calendar days.

(3) Whenever any motor vehicle without a driver is found parked, standing, or stopped in violation of this chapter, the officer or other authorized person finding such vehicles shall take its registration number, if visible, and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user, and shall conspicuously affix to said vehicle a notice of violation or traffic citation.

(4) Payment of parking penalties shall be made at the airport office. If payment is not made within 10 days of issuance of notice of violation, an additional penalty of $25.00 shall be imposed. After passage of 15 days from issuance of notice of violation, unpaid parking violations shall become traffic infractions enforceable under the provisions of chapter 46.63 RCW, RCW 46.90.710 through 46.90.740, and Justice Court Traffic Infraction Rules (JTIR).

(5) The parking regulations contained in this chapter shall be enforced by the airport manager by and through members of the Paine Field fire department or other uniformed officers or parking enforcement officers employed by Snohomish county.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 28, February 17, 1988).

15.08.654 Penalties for violation.

(1) Any person violating any provisions of this title for which no civil or criminal penalty is provided, except for SCC 15.08.348, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in SCC 1.01.100; provided, however, that any person violating SCC 15.08.210 shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment for not less than 30 days nor more than one year.

(2) Chapter 10.70 SCC does not apply to enforcement of this title.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 28, February 17, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-111, Jan. 9, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013).

15.08.655 Circumstances authorizing the impoundment of vehicles.

In addition to any other penalty or remedy, vehicles on the airport may be impounded by a registered two truck operator at the direction of a Snohomish county law enforcement officer, the airport manager, a member of the Paine Field fire department, or other person authorized by the airport manager when such vehicle: (1) constitutes a traffic hazard as defined in RCW 46.61.565; (2) is parked upon a taxiway or runway; (3) is so parked as to create an obstruction to the lawful passage of vehicles or aircraft; (4) is illegally parked within a prohibited or restricted zone as defined in SCC 15.08.651(4); (5) is illegally parked on any other public area of the airport and has been issued a notice of violation pursuant to SCC 15.08.652(2) for a period in excess of three days; (6) has received one or more unpaid notices of violation for parking on the taxiway or runway, handicap area, or within a fire lane within the previous six months; (7) has received three or more notices of violation for parking in violation of any provisions of this section other than parking on a taxiway or runway, handicap area, or fire zone; or (8) is an abandoned vehicle, wrecked, dismantled, inoperative, or unlicensed to operate upon the public highways of this state.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 28, February 17, 1988).

15.08.656 Impoundment and release procedures--Vehicles.

(1) The executive, after advertisement and bid as required by chapter 3.04 SCC, is authorized to enter into a contract with the registered truck owner whose response is most advantageous to the county to provide impoundment services for vehicles as required by this chapter and RCW 46.55.070 through 46.55.140.

(2) The law enforcement officer or the airport manager, whichever is directing the impoundment of a vehicle, shall notify the legal registered owner of the vehicle as required by RCW 46.55.110 within 24 hours of impoundment.

(3) No tow truck operator shall release any impounded vehicle until advised that all charges of Snohomish county against such vehicle have been fully paid. Other conditions of storage, return, redemption, hearing, notice and sale shall be as provided in RCW 46.55.090 through 46.55.140.

(4) All expenses of towing and storage shall be borne by the owner of the vehicle and shall be paid by said owner to the towing or storage company. No liability shall attach to Snohomish county, the Snohomish county airport, or any agents or employees of Snohomish county for any damages arising out of any impoundment. Provisions of this chapter may be utilized as an alternative to the provisions contained in chapter 10.36 SCC.

(Added Ord. 88-006, 31, February 17, 1988; Amended Ord. 92-132, Nov. 18, 1992).

15.08.660 Publication.

The airport manager is authorized to publish the rules and regulations of the county airport in such form as he considers appropriate. A copy of the rules and regulations shall be conspicuously posted at the airport manager’s office.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984; Amended Ord. 88-006, 33, February 17, 1988).

Article XVII. General Provisions

15.08.900 Severability.

Should any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this title be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this title.

(Added Ord. 84-109, 1, Oct. 22, 1984).