Commissioners approve airport minimum standards
Published 9:23 am Thursday, December 10, 2020
The Stanly County Board of Commissioners approved new ordinances for minimum standards for activities at the airport.
Vice Chairman Tommy Jordan asked if the standards for aeronautical activity were existing rules for the airport, with the airport’s board asking commissioners to put the rules as ordinances “so they have some teeth” for enforcement.
Airport Director Ken Swaringen answered yes, adding the new standards have some new requirements from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the state’s Department of Transportation.
Swaringen said the standards were written years ago but never got before the commissioners to be made into ordinances.
“The (airport) authority, myself included, felt like it was time that we needed to revise them because some things have changed,” Swaringen said.
One example of the ordinances involved including a height ordinance which controls the height of buildings which can be built in proximity to the airport.