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Delaware Laws | Title 2 Transportation
Subchapter I. Establishment and Administration

(4) Disposition of unnecessary property. -- Sell or lease any property, real or personal, acquired for airport purposes and belonging to the political subdivision, which, in the judgment of its governing body, may not be required for aeronautic purposes, in accordance with the laws of this State, or the provisions of the charter of the political subdivision, governing the sale or leasing of similarly owned property. (400)

The proceeds of sale of any property the purchase price of which was obtained by the sale of bonds shall be deposited in the sinking fund from which funds have been authorized to be taken to finance such bonds. In the event all the proceeds of the sale are not needed to pay the principal of the bonds remaining unpaid, the remainder shall be paid into the airport fund of the political subdivision. The proceeds of sales of property the purchase price of which was paid from appropriations shall be paid into the airport fund of the political subdivision. (401)

(5) Charges and rentals; liens. -- Determine the charges or rental for the use of any properties under its control and the charges for any services or accommodations, and the terms and conditions under which such properties may be used. In no case may the public be deprived of its rightful, equal and uniform use of such property. Charges shall be reasonable and uniform for the same class of service and established with due regard to the property and improvements used and the expense of operation to the political subdivision. The political subdivision shall have and may enforce liens, as provided by law for liens and enforcement thereof, for repairs to or improvement or storage or care of any personal property, to enforce the payment of any such charges. (402)

(6) Incidental powers. -- Exercise all powers necessarily incidental to the exercise of the general and special powers herein granted. (403)

(Code 1935, c. 167; 45 Del. Laws, c. 300, Sec. 8; 2 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 909; 51 Del. Laws, c. 225; 57 Del. Laws, c. 671, Sec. 13; 60 Del. Laws, c. 503, Sec. 26.) (404)

Sec. 910. Encroachment upon airport protection privileges; abatement. (405)(Text)

No person shall build, rebuild, create, or cause to be built, rebuilt or created any object, or plant, cause to be planted or permit to grow higher any tree or trees or other vegetation, which shall encroach upon any airport protection privileges acquired pursuant to this chapter. Any such encroachment is a public nuisance and may be abated in the manner prescribed by law for the abatement of public nuisances, or the political subdivision in charge of the airport or restricted landing area for which airport protection privileges have been acquired under this chapter may go upon the land of others and remove any such encroachment without being liable for damages in so doing. (406)

(45 Del. Laws, c. 300, Sec. 2(4); 2 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 910.) (407)

Sec. 911. Assistance to other political subdivisions. (408)(Text)

Whenever the governing body of any political subdivision determines that the public interest and the interests of the political subdivision will be served by assisting any other political subdivision in exercising the powers and authority granted by this chapter, the first-mentioned political subdivision is expressly authorized and empowered to furnish such assistance by gift, or lease with or without rental, of real property, by the donation, lease with or without rental, or loan, of personal property, and by the appropriation of moneys, which may be provided for by taxation or the issuance of bonds in the same manner as funds might be provided for the same purposes if the political subdivision were exercising the powers granted in its own behalf. (409)

(Code 1935, c. 167; 45 Del. Laws, c. 300, Sec. 12; 2 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 911.) (410)

Sec. 912. Exclusiveness of jurisdiction. (411)(Text)

Every airport and other air navigation facility controlled and operated by any political subdivision, or jointly controlled and operated pursuant to this chapter, shall, subject to federal and state laws, rules and regulations, be under the exclusive jurisdiction and control of the political subdivision or subdivisions controlling and operating it and no other political subdivision in which such airport or air navigation facility may be located shall have any police jurisdiction of the same or any authority to charge or exact any license fees or occupation taxes for the operations thereon. Such political subdivision or subdivisions shall have concurrent jurisdiction over the adjacent territory described in subdivision (2) of Sec. 909 of this title. (412)

(Code 1935, c. 167; 45 Del. Laws, c. 300, Sec. 14; 2 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 912.) (413)

This chapter shall be so interpreted and construed as to make uniform so far as possible the laws and regulations of this State and other states and of the government of the United States having to do with the subject of aeronautics. (414)

(Code 1935, c. 167; 45 Del. Laws, c. 300, Sec. 16; 2 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 901.) (415)

The acquisition of any lands for the purpose of establishing airports or other air navigation facilities; the acquisition of airport protection privileges; the acquisition, establishment, construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment and operation of airports and other air navigation facilities, and the exercise of any other powers herein granted to political subdivisions, are public, governmental, county and municipal functions, exercised for a public purpose, and matters of public necessity, and such lands and other property, easements and privileges acquired and used by such political subdivisions in the manner and for the purposes enumerated in this chapter shall and are to be acquired and used for public, governmental, county and municipal purposes and as a matter of public necessity. (416)

(Code 1935, c. 167; 45 Del. Laws, c. 300, Sec.Sec. 3, 13; 2 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 902.) (417)

Every political subdivision may, through its governing body, acquire property, real or personal, for the purpose of establishing, constructing and enlarging airports and other air navigation facilities and may acquire, establish, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip, operate and regulate such airports and other air navigation facilities and structures and other property incidental to their operation, either within or without the territorial limits of the political subdivision and within or without this State; may make, prior to any such acquisition, investigations, surveys and plans; may construct, install and maintain airport facilities for the servicing of aircraft and for the comfort and accommodation of air travelers; and may purchase and sell equipment and supplies as an incident to the operation of its airport properties. It may not, however, acquire or take over any airport or other air navigation facility owned or controlled by any other political subdivision of the State without the consent of such political subdivision. It may use for airport purposes any available property that is now or may at any time hereafter be owned or controlled by it. Such air navigation facilities as are established on airports shall be supplementary to and coordinated in design and operation with those established and operated by the federal and state governments. (418)

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