Airport Industrial Development Board

Members

  • Patrick Andrews, Chairman and Pilot at Large
    Appointed January 17, 2017
    Term ends September 30, 2023
  • Ashton Robinson, City Council Member
  • Richard Leavens, Secretary and Director of Economic Development for the City
  • Elizabeth Franklin, Pilot at Large
    Appointed May 21, 2019
    Term ends September 30, 2024
  • Kyle Franklin, Affiliated with Industrial Commercial Aviation Business
    Appointed 10/04/2011
    Term ends September 30, 2023
  • Rick Sweet, Vice Chairman and Affiliated with Industrial Commercial Aviation Business
    Appointed September 21, 2010
    Term ends September 30, 2022
  • Vacant, Officer of a Financial Institution
    Term ends September 30, 2022

Members serve three-year terms.

Overview

Section 145.040: Composition - Officers

The Airport Industrial Development Board shall be composed of seven members:

  • Three members shall be affiliated with industrial commercial aviation businesses;
  • One member shall be the Director of Economic Development for the City of Neosho;
  • One member shall be an officer of a financial institution from the City of Neosho;
  • One member shall be a City Council member
  • One member shall be a pilot at large.

These members shall elect from the membership of the Board a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and a Secretary.

Section 145.070: Meetings Quorum

The Airport Industrial Development Board shall hold regular meetings at such times and at such place as the Board may determine but such meetings shall be held no less often than every three months. A quorum for all regular or special meetings shall be a simple majority. 

Section 145.080: Duties - Generally 

The Airport Industrial Development Board shall have the following duties:

  1. To develop and recommend rules and regulations applicable to airport activity within the confines of existing Federal, State, County, and City laws or ordinances and recommend additional laws or ordinances or revisions thereto.
  2. To represent the City in all matters dealing with air traffic and commerce.
  3. To receive and screen all applications for catering services, fuel, oil, transportation, fixed base operations, flight instruction, manufacturing or such other activities involving the use or conduct of business on or involving the municipal airport and make recommendations to the City Manager or City Council as applicable.
  4. To investigate the need for and recommend action necessary for the maintenance of the municipal airport so long as such airport requires City labor, equipment and materials or the contribution of labor, equipment, and materials by others.
  5. To develop through the assistance of suitable technical consultants a master airport development program including, but not restricted to, runways, lighting, taxiways, parking area, hangars, restaurants, lodging, communications, servicing, zoning, etc.
  6. To develop and recommend ways and means for the accomplishment of an approved master airport plan. 

Section 145.090: Duties - Delegation to Individual Members

The Airport Industrial Development Board may delegate to its individual members such of the responsibilities and duties set forth in this Article as may be necessary to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the Board. 

Section 145.100: Expenditures

The Airport Industrial Development Board shall not commit the City to any expenditure of money nor shall it otherwise obligate the City without the specific authority of the City Council.

Section 145.110: Responsible to City Council, Etc.

The Airport Industrial Development Board shall be responsible to the City Council and shall confine its efforts to the development and maintenance of the municipal airport for the City in keeping with the times and economics of the City.