Chapter 17A.301


17A.301.010    Purpose.

17A.301.020    Transition and approach zone dimensions.

17A.301.030    Assembly of large groups.

17A.301.040    Electrical interference.

17A.301.050    Increased bird population.

17A.301.060    Structures prohibited in clear zones.

17A.301.070    Storage of flammable substances.

17A.301.080    Air pollution.

17A.301.090    Location of roadways.

17A.301.100    Sign and exterior lighting.

17A.301.110    Building materials – Glare prohibited.

17A.301.120    Extension of structures into transitional or approach surface of runway.

17A.301.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect lives and property on lands which lie within the transition and approach zones surrounding an airport or landing field. Also, the district is intended to prevent the establishment of air space obstructions through height restrictions and other land use controls for the safety of persons airborne. This section shall be applied to lands where airports are classified by the Federal Aviation Administration as visual utility, nonprecision and precision runways. Use requirements and standards of the underlying zone shall apply unless in conflict with provisions of this section. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.020 Transition and approach zone dimensions.

The dimensions of the transition and approach zones shall be determined by the current Federal Aviation Administration use classification and standards. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.030 Assembly of large groups.

Uses such as schools, churches, auditoriums, etc., where large groups of people assemble shall not be allowed within the Airport Safety Overlay. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.040 Electrical interference.

No use shall be permitted within this district in such a manner as to create electrical interference with navigational signals or radio communications between the airport and aircraft. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.050 Increased bird population.

No use shall be permitted within this district which would foster an increased bird population and thereby increase the likelihood of a bird strike problem. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.060 Structures prohibited in clear zones.

No structure shall be allowed in the designated clear zones. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.070 Storage of flammable substances.

Storage of flammable substances such as fuel or petroleum products shall be in accordance with all current standards and regulations. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.080 Air pollution.

There shall be no emission of smoke, fly ash, dust, vapor, gases or other forms of air pollution that may conflict with any present or planned operations of the airport. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.090 Location of roadways.

Roadways shall be located in such a manner that vehicle lights will not make it difficult for pilots to distinguish between airport runway landing lights or result in glare or in any other way impair visibility in the vicinity of the landing or takeoff approach. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.100 Sign and exterior lighting.

Unless necessary for safe and convenient air travel, sign lighting and exterior lighting shall not project into the runway, taxiway or approach zone. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.110 Building materials – Glare prohibited.

Building materials shall not produce glare which may conflict with any present or planned operation of the airport. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.301.120 Extension of structures into transitional or approach surface of runway.

No obstructions (structural or natural) shall extend into the transitional or approach surface of the runway. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).