Sec. 27-262.  Definitions.

 

Unless specifically defined below, or in Section 27-2 of this Code, words and phrases used in this division shall be interpreted so as to give them the same meaning as they have in common usage and so as to give this division its most reasonable application.

 

Airport means an area of land or water that is used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, and includes any related buildings and facilities.  Airport includes only public-use airports with state or federally approved airport layout plans and military airports with military service-approved military layout plans.

 

Airport Hazard means any structure or tree or use of land that penetrates any approach, operation, transition, or turning zone.

 

Airport Hazard Area means any area of land or water upon which an airport hazard might be established if not prevented as provided in this section, but such area shall not extend in any direction a distance in excess of the limits provided for approach, operation, transition, and turning zones.

 

Airport Layout Plan means a scaled drawing of existing and proposed land, buildings, and facilities necessary for the operation and development of an airport prepared in accordance with state rules and regulations and federal regulations and guidelines.

 

Instrument Runway means an existing runway with precision or non-precision instrument approaches as developed and published by the Federal Aviation Administration or an existing or proposed runway with future precision or non-precision instrument approaches reflected on the airport layout plan.

 

Runway means a defined area at an airport that is prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft along its length.

 

Structure means any object constructed or installed by man, including but not limited to buildings, towers, smokestacks, and overhead transmission or distribution lines.

 

Tree means any object of natural growth.

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 5207, 4, 6-4-12; Ord. No. 5449, 1, 2-6-17;