CITY OF SHOW LOW ORDINANCE NO. 2008-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHOW LOW, ARIZONA,
REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2005-15, AND ADOPTING THE AIRPORT RULES AND
REGULATIONS BY REFERENCE AS NEW ARTICLE 16-3 OF THE SHOW LOW CITY CODE;
ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND
RENUMBERING SECTION 16-2-11 TO 16-2-12, RENUMBERING SECTION 16-3-3 TO
16-2-11, AND REPEALING SECTIONS 16-3-1, 16-3-2, 16-3-4, AND 16-3-5
WHEREAS, on June
21, 2005, the Mayor and Council of the City of Show Low adopted Ordinance
No. 2005-15 adopting the Show Low Regional Airport Rules and
Regulations by reference and establishing an effective date and
providing penalties for violations; and
Resolution No. R2008-07 declared the new Airport Rules and Regulations
to be a public record for adoption by reference as provided by A.R.S. §
WHEREAS, it is the
intent of this ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 2005-15 and to adopt the
new Airport Rules and Regulations as new Article 16-3 of the Show
Low City Code and amending Article 16-3 thereby; and
WHEREAS, it is the
further intent of this ordinance to renumber existing Show Low City Code
section 16-2-11 to 16-2-12, renumber existing section 16-3-3 to 16-2-11,
and repeal existing sections 16-3-1, 16-3-2, 16-3-4, and 16-3-5.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Show Low, Navajo
Ordinance No. 2005-15
is hereby repealed.
16-2-11 of the Show Low City Code is hereby renumbered to 16-2-12, and
existing section 16-3-3 of the Show Low City Code is hereby renumbered to
16-2-12 without further amendment.
Existing sections 16-3-1, 16-3-2, 16-3-4, and
16-3-5 of the Show Low City Code are hereby repealed in their entirety.
Airport Rules and Regulations, which were declared to be a public
record by Resolution No. R2008-07, is hereby adopted by this reference as
if set forth herein in full to be codified in full as new Article 16-3,
Airport Rules and Regulations, of the Show Low City Code, and amending
Article 16-3 in accordance herewith pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-802.
The provisions of this ordinance are effective from
and after April 3, 2008.
Any person found guilty of violating any provision
of Article 16-3 of the Show Low City Code shall be guilty of a civil
violation punishable as provided in Section 1-8-1(a). Each day that a
violation continues shall be a separate offense punishable as herein above
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause,
phrase or portion of this ordinance or any part of Article 16-3 adopted
hereby by reference is, for any reason, held to be invalid or
unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction,
such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 4th day March, 2008,
by the Mayor and Council of the City of Show Low, Arizona.
Rick Fernau, Mayor
Ann Kurasaki, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
K. Kane Graves, City
CITY OF SHOW LOW RESOLUTION NO. R2008-07
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHOW LOW, ARIZONA,
RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. R2005-29 AND DECLARING THAT CERTAIN DOCUMENT FILED
WITH THE CITY CLERK AND ENTITLED AIRPORT RULES AND REGULATIONS TO BE
A PUBLIC RECORD
WHEREAS, on June 21,
2005, the Mayor and Council of the City of Show Low adopted Resolution No.
R2005-29 declaring that certain document filed with the City Clerk entitled
Show Low Regional Airport Rules and Regulations to be a public
WHEREAS, it is the
purpose of this resolution to rescind Resolution No. R2005-29; and
Revised Statutes §9-802 provides for the adoption of a code or public record
by reference; and
WHEREAS, it is also a
purpose of this resolution to declare the new Airport Rules and
Regulations to be a public record for adoption by reference as new
Article 16-3 of the Show Low City Code.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Show Low, Arizona that
Resolution No. R2005-29, passed and adopted on June 21, 2005, is hereby
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
that certain document entitled Airport Rules and Regulations,
three copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk, is
hereby declared to be a public record, and said copies are ordered to remain
on file with the City Clerk.
PASSED AND ADOPTED
this 4th day of March, 2008, by the Mayor and Council of the City of Show
Ann Kurasaki, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
K. Kane Graves, City Attorney
ARTICLE 16-3. AIRPORT RULES AND REGULATIONS
Sec. 16-3-1. Purpose,
scope and authority.
(a) Purpose and scope. The
provisions of this document are intended for the safe, orderly and efficient
operation of the Show Low Regional Airport, hereafter referred to as the
(b) Authority. The airport is
owned and operated by the City of Show Low. All users, customers, tenants,
and visitors of the airport shall be governed by the airport governing
documents. In addition to applicable laws, these rules and regulations, the
airport minimum standards and airport rates and charges are the airport's
governing documents. All users, customers, tenants and visitors to the
airport shall be deemed to have granted their implied consent to the airport
(c) Compliance. All operations
and activities conducted upon the premises of the Show Low Regional Airport
shall be in accordance with all applicable federal, state, local laws,
regulations, ordinances or other governing documents. Said laws and
regulations, as amended from time to time, are hereby incorporated herein by
(1) The airport manager shall enforce these rules and regulations
with the assistance of the city manager, city attorney and the police
(2) The Show Low police department may remove or evict from the
airport premises any person who knowingly, willfully or recklessly violates
any adopted rule or regulation.
(3) If any provision of these rules and regulations is held to be
invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these rules
and regulations shall remain in effect.
(1) Any variance to the requirements of these rules and regulations
may be granted by the city manager when strict enforcement of these rules
and regulations is impractical, results in unnecessary hardship or is
contrary to the public interest in the safety of flight operations; provided
that the variance shall not result in the endangerment of the public health,
safety or welfare and are in substantial conformity with the intent of these
rules and regulations.
(2) When an emergency exists at the Show Low Regional Airport, the
airport manager is empowered to issue directives and take such action as
necessary to protect people, property and assets and promote the safe
operation of the airport. Such directives and actions of the airport
manager have the power of regulation as long as the emergency exists.
(3) The City of Show Low reserves the right to amend,
revoke, cancel or change any and all of the rules and regulations
established herein at any regular or special city council meeting without
of federal and local regulations.
Should any part of these rules and regulations conflict with federal or
state law, then such federal or state authority shall take precedence.
(g) Waiver of liability. Except
as otherwise provided by law, any use of the airport and its facilities, or
to fly to, from, or over the same shall be at all times conditioned upon the
assumption of full responsibility and risk associated therewith. To the
extent allowed by law, it shall be a further condition thereof that each
person, as consideration of the use of the airport and its facilities, shall
at all times release and hold harmless the City of Show Low and its
employees, and Aviation Advisory Committee members from and against any and
all liability, responsibility, loss or damage, resulting to any such person
or caused by or on their behalf, and incident to the manner in which the
airport is operated, constructed or maintained, or served from within or
without, or used from without. To the extent allowed by law, the use of the
airport by any person for any purpose, or the paying of fees thereof for the
taking off or landing aircraft therein shall be deemed to be their implied
consent to the conditions herein set forth.
Sec. 16-3-2. General
rules and regulations.
(a) Abandonment of property. No
person shall abandon any property on the airport. If not claimed by the
owner within ten (10) calendar days, such articles will be disposed of in
accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes.
(b) Accident reporting.
(1) Accidents resulting in damage to property, injury requiring
professional medical treatment, or interference with normal airport
operations must be immediately reported to the airport manager and the Show
Low police department. Reports shall also be made to the NTSB, or the FAA,
as applicable, as soon as possible after the occurrence.
(2) Persons involved in vehicle or aircraft accidents/incidents
that result in property damage to city-owned facilities, equipment, or
infrastructure, shall be responsible for reimbursement of the cost of
damages to the City of Show Low.
(3) In the event of an accident contact 911.
(c) Advertisements and printed materials.
Advertisements and other printed materials shall not be posted, distributed,
displayed, or circulated at the airport without the express written consent
of the airport manager. This authorization may include fees, time limits or
limit the number of persons distributing the printed materials.
(d) Alcohol. No person shall
drink any intoxicating liquor upon any portion of the airport open to the
general public, except in such restaurant or other place as shall be
properly designated and licensed for on-premises liquor sales.
(1) Animals are not allowed within the airport restricted area
unless under the control of their owner or handler by leash, harness,
restraining strap, or cage. Leashes, harnesses, and straps shall not exceed
six (6) feet.
(2) No person shall enter any public building with any animal,
except animals required for assistance, or when such animals are
containerized for air shipment.
(3) Owners or handlers are responsible for the immediate removal
and disposal of animal waste.
(4) No person shall feed or do any other act to encourage the
congregation of birds or other animals on the airport.
(f) All-terrain vehicles, scooters,
bicycles, roller blades and skateboarding. The use or operation of
ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), three-wheelers, scooters, mini-bikes, go-carts,
skate boards, bicycles, except portable bicycles used by pilots, roller
blades, motorized or non-motorized scooters or similar modes of vehicles are
expressly prohibited within the restricted areas of the airport unless prior
written permission from the airport manager is received. This subsection
shall not apply to airport staff in the conduct of official business or to
those ATVs or similar vehicles being used to tug or tow aircraft into or out
(g) Children. Children under 16 (sixteen) years of age
must be under the supervision of an adult 18 (eighteen) years of age or
older at all times when within the restricted areas of the airport.
(h) Commercial activity.
Commercial activity of any kind at the airport requires the express written
permission of the city through a specifically authorized lease, sublease,
operating agreement, permit or written temporary permission and the payment
of fees, as required. Ownership or operation of a hangar or building at the
airport by a commercial entity that uses the premises in conjunction with
their primary business but which does not conduct commercial aeronautical
activities at the airport as defined in the airport minimum standards shall
not be considered a commercial activity.
(i) Commercial photography. No
person shall take a still, motion, or sound picture on the airport for
commercial purposes without the prior written consent of the airport
manager. Use of city assets may require appropriate fees or offsets.
(j) Fees. Fees, rates and charges
shall be established, from time to time, by the city council and paid to the
city by users of the airport.
(k) Lost and found articles.
Lost and found articles shall be deposited with or reported to the airport
manager. Such articles will be disposed of in accordance with Arizona
(l) Obstruction. No person,
except law enforcement officers, fire fighting personnel, TSA, FAA and City
of Show Low personnel may intentionally obstruct, delay, physically disturb
or interfere with the free movement of any other person on the public areas
of the airport.
(m) Overnight camping. Overnight
camping on the airport is prohibited unless authorized by the airport
(n) Permits. Permits and
licenses authorizing activities not otherwise authorized or prohibited on
the airport may be issued and revoked at
the discretion of the airport manager in writing.
(o) Signage. Signs at the
airport shall be in compliance with the City of Show Low sign code.
(p) Solicitation. No person shall
solicit funds or other items from the public on the airport without prior
written authorization from the airport manager.
(q) Smoking. Smoking is prohibited
in any public building at the airport. Smoking is strictly prohibited on
all aircraft ramps, movement and operations areas.
(r) Storage of equipment or property
on non-leased areas.
(1) Storage of equipment or property not used for aviation or other
approved operations is prohibited unless specifically provided for by lease
or other contractual agreement, or with the prior written approval of the
airport manager. This includes the parking or storage of recreational
vehicles, boats, motor homes, personal watercraft, trailers, or similar
craft or vehicles, and other motor vehicles.
(2) Parking or storage of vehicles or other obstructions in taxiway
object free areas is prohibited.
(s) Storage of equipment or property in/on leased areas.
Equipment or property used by the lessee shall be kept inside any leased
hanger or building. Equipment or property so stored shall be primarily for
the use of the aviation operation in accordance with section 16-3-6(a)(6).
(t) Use of public airport facilities.
No person, persons, firm, association, or corporation shall sponsor, hold,
permit or otherwise carry on any activity other than normal airport
operations that would impact the operation of the airport without first
obtaining written authorization from the airport manager and complying with
all the terms and conditions of such authorization. A term and condition of
any authorization shall require written evidence of insurance covering all
injury, damages, or claims that might result from such activities be
submitted to the airport manager.
Sec. 16-3-3. Aircraft operations.
(a) Accidents and
(1) Aircraft accidents/incidents occurring on the airport shall be
reported immediately to airport management. The pilot or operator involved
in an accident or incident shall make a written report concerning said
accident or incident to the airport manager.
(2) Access to aircraft accident/incident scenes is controlled by
the airport manager or by the designated person-in-command at the scene.
(3) Disabled aircraft shall be removed expediently from any
operational areas of the airport in accordance with FAA and NTSB guidelines.
(4) Disabled aircraft are the responsibility of the aircraft
owner. However, the airport manager has the power, authority and option to
direct removal or relocation of a disabled aircraft or actually remove the
aircraft at the owner's expense that impacts normal airport operations
subject to accident investigation requirements.
(5) Abandoned aircraft shall not be allowed to remain on the
airport and shall be removed from the airport premises within 30 calendar
days after notification from the airport manager. The city is authorized to
remove a disabled or abandoned aircraft and dispose of the aircraft if it is
not removed from the airport after notification is given to the owner in
accordance with state or federal law.
(b) Aircraft/airport operations during hours
of Unicom office closure. The Show Low Regional Airport suggests
that all aircraft using the airport broadcast their intentions on the Common
Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) in accordance with suggested procedures
published in the Airman’s Information Manual.
Airport closures and restrictions. In the
event that the airport manager believes that the conditions of the airport
or any part thereof are unsafe for landings and take-offs or taxiing of
aircraft, the airport manager may close or restrict all or part of the
airport, and issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) indicating such action and
provide notice on AWOS.
(1) Full power aircraft engine maintenance run-ups shall only be
conducted at the engine run-up area adjacent to the approach end of runway
(2) Operating aircraft engines inside a hangar is prohibited.
(3) No aircraft engine shall be started or run unless a qualified,
licensed pilot or mechanic is attending the aircraft controls.
(1) Demonstrations including test flights or ground demonstrations
other than standard maintenance flight tests shall not be conducted on the
airport without prior written authorization of the airport manager.
(2) Aerial flight demonstrations for the purposes of air shows or
public displays must be coordinated through the FAA and the city.
(3) The airport manager specifically reserves the right to
temporarily restrict or control activities within aircraft operating areas
and public areas of the airport for purposes of aerial and ground
demonstrations or for any other public purpose.
(f) Fly friendly procedures.
Aircraft operators shall, whenever possible, use procedures and flight
patterns that mitigate aircraft noise. The City of Show Low supports the
use of the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) and Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association (AOPA) noise abatement procedures. The airport’s
noise abatement procedures shall be used at the pilot’s discretion when not
in conflict with federal aviation regulations, or the safe operation of the
(g) General operating rules. All
aircraft shall be operated in accordance with the FAR.
(h) Helicopters. Helicopters shall
not be operated with rotors turning unless there is a clear area in all
directions from the outer tips of the rotor.
(i) Instructor and student
responsibilities. Instructors shall fully acquaint their students
with these rules and regulations and shall be responsible for the conduct of
the students under their direction during dual instruction. When a student
is solo, it shall be the sole responsibility of the student to observe and
abide by these rules.
(j) Parking of aircraft.
(1) Aircraft shall only be parked in aircraft parking and storage
(2) The airport manager is authorized to tow or otherwise direct
the relocation of aircraft parked or stored in areas that cause an
operational or maintenance problem.
(k) Assurance of aviation-related safety. The airport
manager, or designee, may take the appropriate action to delay or restrict
any flights or the conduct of any other aviation-related operations at the
airport when necessary for the public health, safety or welfare, except as
otherwise specifically provided by the FAR.
(l) Specialized aeronautical activities.
Hot air balloon operations, skydiving, gliders, para-gliders, powered
parachutes and ultralight aircraft operations mixing with commercial,
military, and other aircraft activities can create a hazardous environment.
Such specialized activities may be subject to restrictions pursuant to FAR
51-90.6(A) operating on the airport.
Taxiing or towing of aircraft.
(1) No person shall taxi an aircraft into or out of an enclosed
hangar under its own power.
(2) All aircraft taxiing on any part of the ramp, apron, or
taxiways shall proceed with navigation lights on at night and during periods
of low visibility.
(3) No aircraft shall be taxied or engines operated at the airport
where the exhaust or propeller blast may cause injury to persons or damage
property. If it is not feasible to taxi an aircraft in compliance with the
above, then the engine must be shut off and the aircraft towed to the
Washing, painting and maintenance.
(1) Washing and maintenance of aircraft or other airport-related
equipment shall only be conducted in accordance with environmental
regulations and in approved wash racks or other areas designated by the
airport manager or within specific tenant areas where such activity is
permitted under lease or agreement.
(2) Aircraft maintenance, other than minor maintenance, as provided in
Federal Aviation Regulation Part 43, Appendix A, is prohibited on the ramp
areas unless specifically authorized by the airport manager.
(3) Painting of aircraft shall be in accordance with Arizona
Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 2, R18-2-727, the International Fire
Code and the International Building Code
with the exception of minor touch-up painting as may be required after
(4) Doping processes, painting beyond minor touch-up painting or paint
stripping shall be performed only in those facilities approved for such
activities and in compliance with state statute, the International Fire Code
and the International Building Code.
(o) Weight-bearing capacities.
Aircraft exceeding the published weight bearing capacity of any runway,
taxiway, or apron area are not authorized to operate on those areas. Such
unauthorized activity shall be solely at the risk of the operator and in the
event that damage to the airport occurs, such operator shall pay the costs
of repair or replacement.
Sec. 16-3-4. Motor vehicle operations.
(a) City of Show Low traffic ordinances. State traffic
laws and City of Show Low traffic ordinances shall apply to all public
roadways on the airport.
(b) Motor vehicle accident reporting.
Each operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident on the airport that
results in damage to an aircraft or personal injury shall fully report it to
the airport manager as soon as possible after the accident. The report must
include the name and address of the person reporting. Copies of reports
taken by City of Show Low police are acceptable for incidents that occur in
the public areas of the airport.
Movement area restricted operations.
(1) All vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to all taxiing
aircraft, pedestrians and aircraft under tow.
(2) Vehicle operations on the airport’s runways and taxiways shall
be restricted to vehicles operated by City of Show Low airport staff during
the performance of their duties and as operationally necessary.
(3) No person(s) shall operate a vehicle on or across the airport’s
runways or taxiways unless prior permission has been obtained from the
airport manager. Vehicles so authorized must be equipped with an
appropriately sized yellow or amber rotating beacon or strobe and a two-way
Unicom-frequency radio in communication with the Show Low Regional Airport
Unicom office, unless under the control of an authorized escort.
(4) Non-city vehicles shall be restricted to the aircraft ramp(s)
and the marked public roadways and parking lots unless otherwise provided by
(5) The airport manager has the authority to deny, restrict or
cancel the privilege of any motor vehicle operator from operating within the
airport restricted area.
(6) No person shall operate a motor vehicle at a speed:
(a) Of more than 15 miles an hour on any aircraft apron or ramp;
(b) Of more than five miles an hour around aircraft;
(c) As to endanger any aircraft, vehicle, or person;
(d) In a reckless or unsafe manner.
(e) These speed limits shall not apply to airport staff during the
conduct of official duties nor to emergency response vehicles responding to
an incident or accident.
(7) Airport and aircraft support vehicles driving within the
airport restricted area shall visibly display the company name or logo, and
unique identification number on each side of the vehicle. All construction
vehicles and high profile aircraft support vehicles (those whose tallest
point is above six (6) feet) shall also be equipped with an appropriately
sized yellow flashing or rotating beacon or an orange and white-checkered
(8) Except while in the process of servicing an aircraft or airport
facility, vehicle traffic on the ramp shall drive on the marked aircraft
(9) Pedestrians shall be allowed only on aircraft parking ramps.
Pedestrians are expressly prohibited from all runways and taxiways.
Moving of motor vehicles. The airport
manager has the authority to tow or otherwise move any motor vehicle on the
airport property for reasons of operational necessity, safety, security,
abandonment, illegal or improper parking or police investigation. The
airport may charge a reasonable amount for the moving service and for the
storage of the vehicle, if any. The vehicle is subject to a lien for that
Parking and standing.
(1) No person shall park or stand a motor vehicle on the airport
except in an area specifically designated for parking or standing.
(2) Vehicles shall not be parked or left on the aircraft ramps with
the exception of vehicles temporarily accessing the ramp(s) to load or
offload passengers, baggage, etc. Vehicles will be required to be removed
from the ramp(s) upon the completion of loading or offloading activities.
(3) Vehicles parked in authorized parking areas shall park in such
a manner as to comply with all posted and/or painted lines, signs, and
(4) Tenant vehicles shall be parked only in areas of their
leasehold expressly designated for vehicle parking.
(5) No person shall park, stop, or leave standing any vehicle,
whether occupied or not, on the airport, except within designated parking
(6) No person shall park or stand a motor vehicle on the airport
within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
(7) Vehicles parked in the airport parking lots, which are not
associated with airport operations, are subject to tow and storage at the
owner’s expense, if beyond the legal limits of the parking lot.
(f) Repair of motor vehicles.
Except for persons authorized by the airport manager and for minor
repairs necessary to move the vehicle from the airport, no person shall
repair a motor vehicle on a road or in a parking area of the airport.
Sec. 16-3-5. Fire and environmental safety.
(a) Aircraft fueling operations.
(1) No commercial fueling
vendors shall conduct operations at the airport unless approved in writing
by the city.
(2) All transportation, storage, dispensing and other handling of
aircraft and vehicle fuel shall comply with the International Fire Code and
FAA Advisory Circular 150/5230-4 as amended. Two (2) dry chemical fire
extinguishers of at least 20-B:C or equivalent shall be available for
(3) Fuel servicing vehicles are prohibited from being parked within
fifty (50) feet of, or stored inside, a building.
(4) Fuel storage areas will be fenced or will be inside the airport
restricted area, with gates and warning placards, prohibiting unauthorized
(5) No person shall fuel or defuel an aircraft on the airport
(a) It is in a hangar or enclosed space;
(b) It is within ten (10) feet of any hangar or other building on the
(c) Passengers or patients are in the aircraft, unless the Show Low
fire department is standing by at the aircraft with firefighting personnel
and equipment. The cost of an aircraft “stand-by’ shall be borne by the
aircraft operator and the operator shall be responsible for arranging such
stand-bys. Aircraft crewmembers may be allowed to remain in the aircraft
during fueling operations;
(d) Aircraft engines are running.
(6) No person shall start the engine of an aircraft on the airport
if there is any gasoline or other volatile flammable liquid on the ground
underneath the aircraft.
(7) Each person engaged in fueling or defueling on the airport
shall exercise care to prevent the overflow of fuel, and must have readily
accessible and adequate fire extinguishers.
(8) No person shall smoke or use any material that is likely to
cause a spark or be a source of ignition within fifty (50) feet of an
aircraft being fueled or defueled.
(9) Each hose, funnel, or appurtenance used in fueling or defueling
an aircraft on the airport must be maintained in a safe, sound, and
non-leaking condition and must be properly grounded to prevent ignition of
(10) Maintenance and servicing of aircraft fuel servicing vehicles
shall be performed outdoors or in a building approved for that purpose by
the Show Low fire district.
(11) Fueling activities shall cease at the discretion of airport
fueling personnel when lightning or other dangerous conditions are present.
(1) Explosives and other hazardous materials not acceptable for
transportation under 49 CFR Parts 171 – 180 are not permitted on the
airport. Hazardous materials, which pose a present or potential hazard to
human health and safety, or to the environment if released, are also
prohibited. Class A or Class B explosives, Class A poisons, or radioactive
materials are not permitted anywhere on the airport, except as approved in
writing by the airport manager.
(2) Storage of lubricating oils or other flammable liquids shall be
stored in approved containers.
(c) Fire equipment. Fire
extinguishers and airport fire protection systems shall not be tampered with
at any time, nor used for any purpose other than firefighting or fire
prevention. All tenants shall supply and maintain such adequate and readily
accessible fire extinguishers within their leaseholds as may be required by
the International Fire Code.
(1) Fuel spills greater than five (5) gallons, or continuous in
nature, shall be immediately reported to the Show Low fire district and the
(2) Whenever a hazardous material spill or leak occurs, the owner
of the material shall take immediate steps necessary to ensure discovery,
containment, and clean-up of such release and notify the airport manager of
(3) Charges shall be assessed by the airport manager for cleanup
services or damages including, but not limited to, reimbursement of labor,
equipment, and materials.
(e) Open flames.
(1) No person shall start any open fire of any type on any part of
the airport without permission from the airport manager. Propane grills are
(2) All welding operations shall be conducted in approved welding
booths or approved aircraft maintenance areas, according to OSHA standards.
(1) No person shall use a flammable volatile liquid having a flash
point of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit for cleaning purposes in a hangar
or other building on the airport.
(2) No fuel, oil, grease, flammable liquids, or contaminants of any
kind shall be allowed to flow into any sewer system, storm drain, or open
water area without a separator. All storm water discharge requirements,
including obtaining the required permits from the City of Show Low, are the
responsibility of each tenant that will cause, create, or develop an
industrial discharge. All tenants will comply with Best Management Practices
as outlined in the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.
(3) No person, tenant, or company shall store any cylinders of
compressed flammable gas inside any building except as provided by the
International Fire Code.
Sec. 16-3-6. Leases and tenant operations.
(a) Condition of tenancy. All
tenants at the Show Low Regional Airport must acknowledge through their
lease or operating agreement that they will comply with these rules and
regulations and appropriate minimum standards as a condition of tenancy.
Tenants are prohibited from leasing or subleasing, selling
or assignment of the lease of any premises located on
airport-owned real estate, without the prior written approval of the city.
(1) Damage. Tenants and lessees, in addition to any terms that may
be contained in their lease agreement, shall be fully responsible for all
damages to buildings, equipment, real property, appurtenances, or other
improvements in the ownership or custody of the Show Low Regional Airport,
caused in whole, or in part, by their employees, agents, customers,
visitors, suppliers, or persons with whom they may do business.
(2) Architectural guidelines. All
facilities developed on the airport shall conform to the airport’s hangar
architectural development standards, the airport master plan, and sign
(3) Employees. Tenants are responsible
for training their employees on these rules and regulations, applicable
minimum standards, and applicable portions of the tenant lease agreement.
(4) Floor care.
Each person to whom space on the airport is leased, assigned, or made
available for use, shall keep the space free and clear of oil, grease, or
other foreign materials that could cause a fire hazard or other unsafe
condition, or damage to the flooring material.
(5) Free of debris. Tenants shall keep hangars, shops, offices,
other buildings, and areas adjacent thereto free of waste material, rubbish,
junk, landscaping litter and flammable material.
(6) Aircraft hangar. Aircraft storage hangars shall be primarily
(over 50%) used for aircraft storage purposes. No commercial activities
shall be performed in non-commercial storage hangars. Construction and/or
establishment of habitable space, as defined by the International Building
Code, in non-commercial hangars is prohibited. This shall not be construed
as prohibiting pilot lounges which meet the definition of occupiable space
as contained in the International Building Code. Incidental storage shall
comply with all applicable codes.
(7) Marking of paved areas. No surface painting or marking of any
paved area on airport property shall be permitted without written permission
of the airport manager.
(8) Preservation of property. No person
or tenant shall destroy, injure, deface, or disturb any building, sign, or
other structure, tree, lawn, or other property on the airport; nor alter,
make additions to, or erect any building or sign or make any excavations on
the airport without the appropriate permits and the approval of the airport
(9) Washing aircraft parts shall only be
allowed in approved self-contained units.
(10) Storage and equipment. No tenant or
lessee of a hangar, shop facility, or other operational area specified by
the airport manager on the airport shall store or stack equipment or
material in a manner to be unsightly, or constitute a hazard to persons or
(11) Structural and decorative changes.
Structural and decorative changes to any building, ramp, or other structure
on the airport require written approval of the airport manager and must
comply with local building codes and inspections and, for hangars, the
airport hangar development standards.
(12) Trash containers. All exterior trash
receptacles on the airport shall be sufficiently covered to prevent the
inadvertent discharge of trash onto the airport.
(1) No person shall occupy or rent space, carry on any business,
commercial operations or other form of revenue-producing activity based on
the airport without first obtaining a written contract, operating agreement,
lease agreement or permit, authorizing such activity.
(2) Any permission granted by the airport manager under these rules
and regulations is conditioned upon adherence to the minimum standards and
such administrative procedures as may be required by the airport manager
for the purpose of regulating activity at the airport. The airport
minimum standards shall be met and maintained at all times by any
individual, group of persons, business, or enterprise desiring to provide
commercial services or commodities at Show Low Regional Airport.
(3) The city manager or designee shall enforce the
provisions of this chapter and is hereby authorized and directed to make
inspections in the normal course of job duties; or in response to a
complaint that an alleged violation of the provisions of this chapter may
exist; or when there is a reason to believe that a violation of this chapter
has been or is being committed.
(4) The city manager or designee may enter onto any
property, or into any building or premises at all reasonable times and with
reasonable notice to inspect or to perform the duties imposed by this
chapter, provided that if such property, building or premises is occupied,
the city representative shall present credentials to the occupant and
request entry. If such property, building or premises is unoccupied, the
city manager, or designee, has recourse to every remedy provided by
law to secure entry.
Sec. 16-3-7. Security requirements.
(a) Aircraft security. When the
condition or mission of an aircraft requires security guards or police
officers, the owner or operator of the aircraft shall coordinate this
requirement with the airport manager. The owner or operator of the aircraft
is responsible for obtaining and paying security service personnel.
(b) Airport security program. All
persons using the airport are subject to the airport security program
pursuant to TSAR Part 1542.
(c) Air carrier. Air carrier
tenants must have a TSA-approved security and passenger handling program.
(d) Doors and gates.
(1) Except as authorized by the airport manager, at no time shall
any airport restricted area access gate be left open and unattended in a
manner that would allow unauthorized access.
(2) Security doors leading into the airport restricted area shall
be kept locked and signed as required by the airport security program.
(3) Automated vehicle gates are for vehicle access only.
Pedestrians shall not use an automated vehicle gate for pedestrian access.
(4) Tenants shall be responsible for doors and/or gates located in
their leased areas.
(e) Commercial passenger areas. Unauthorized aircraft and
personnel are prohibited from entering the commercial passenger areas of the
airport when scheduled air operations are underway.
(f) Access media. Identification and access control media
issued by the airport are property of the airport and must be surrendered
when used in violation of these rules upon the request of the airport
manager or airport staff.
(1) Access control
lessees, contractors (including all employees), and authorized agents on or
performing work at the airport and who require vehicle access/entry into the
movement and non-movement areas of the airport must utilize an access
control card for entry. Tenant-sponsored access cards may be obtained from
the airport manager. Lessees who have contractors, guests, spouses, etc.
may sponsor additional access cards by filling out the appropriate tenant
sponsor application in the UNICOM office.
control card applications shall be picked up, completed and returned to the
airport administration/UNICOM office.
satisfactory completion of the application process and payment of the
appropriate fees, applicants will be issued one access control card.
Applicants may sponsor other individual(s) for entry into the restricted
areas by completing and signing a tenant sponsor application. Applicants
signing and authorizing others for access to the applicant’s aircraft or
hangar shall be responsible for all actions of the person(s) they are
sponsoring. Tenant sponsors shall also sign the tenant sponsor application
and complete it.
(d) It is the
responsibility of operators, lessees, contractors, and authorized agents to
notify the airport of individuals who do not need access and/or are no
longer employees or affiliated with the operator, lessee, contractor or
authorizing agent and to cancel that person(s) access authority.
control cards shall be programmed to provide access through specific airport
security gates, as required, by the holder of the access control card.
control card holders are responsible for ensuring that the gate is fully
closed before proceeding.
(g) Fees for
access control cards shall be as set forth in the application forms. Fees
for access cards are due and payable at the time of issuance and a card(s)
will not be issued without payment.
procedures. An authorized person with an access control card may escort a
person(s) without an access card into the restricted areas of the airport
when the authorized person stays with the escorted person(s) at all times
that the person(s) are within the restricted area. The authorized person
shall ensure that the escorted person(s) complies with all applicable rules
and regulations as set forth herein. Persons who have been escorted into
the restricted area will be required to stay with the authorized escort
person at all times. Persons who have been escorted into the restricted
area of the airport and who are no longer under the direct escort and
control of the authorized person shall be asked to leave the restricted
use of an access control card may result in immediate revocation of the
access privileges or other penalties as authorized by these rules and
(b) No person
may loan their access control card to any other person or knowingly permit
the use thereof by another. Loaning an access badge may result in penalties
stolen or missing access control cards. Each access control card
holder shall notify the airport immediately upon becoming aware of a lost,
stolen, or missing access control card. Lost, stolen, or missing access
cards shall immediately be deactivated by airport staff to prevent
unauthorized use of the card(s). Control cards reported as stolen require a
police report to waive the reissue fees.
(1) Only those persons specifically authorized by the airport
manager with proper access control media are allowed access to the
restricted area or air operations area (AOA), as applicable, unless
otherwise provided under the airport security program.
(2) Pedestrians or motor vehicle operators observed in areas other
than those designated for public use, without authorization by the airport
manager, are trespassing and subject to arrest under state law.
(h) Security fenceline. A minimum
clear area of twenty (20) feet is recommended be kept between the security
fence line and any object that may be used to conceal persons along the
fence line or that would aid any individual in gaining access to the airport
restricted area. A minimum clear area of six (6) feet shall be kept between
the security fence line and any object that may be used to conceal persons
along the fence line or that would aid any individual in gaining access to
the airport restricted area unless specifically approved by the airport
(i) Security screening. All
persons desiring to enter the sterile area or any other secured area are
subject to security screening.
(j) Tailgating. No person or
vehicle shall enter the airport restricted areas through an access gate that
was opened for an authorized person or vehicle unless under the direct
escort and control of an authorized person as outlined above. All persons
and vehicles using any airfield access gate shall ensure that the gate is
secured and closed behind them prior to leaving the area to prevent
(k) Tenant security. Tenants
and tenant employees are responsible for safeguarding doors, gates and other
forms of passageways between airport restricted areas and public areas.
Tenants are responsible for safeguarding aircraft and other private
property entrusted to their care within the airport restricted area or other
locations on their leased premises.
(l) Violation of security regulations.
Violations of security regulations may result in the immediate revocation of
security privileges and future entry into the airport restricted area may be
denied. Any fines levied against the City of Show Low or the Show Low
Regional Airport for security violations will be charged to the offending
individual and tenant.
(m) Weapons. (RESERVED)
(a) Authorization. Specialized
events require written coordination, regulation, and authorization of the
airport manager prior to the public disclosure or advertisement of the
event. The authorization will be in the form of a letter of authorization
from the airport manager to the special event sponsor in which the sponsor
is recognized as involved in the planning process for a specific type of
event. Certain activities shall require an executed lease, operating
agreement or permit with the airport. A City of Show Low special event
permit may also be required as determined by the City of Show Low.
(1) A special event that involves aerobatic maneuvers by aircraft
must be coordinated with the airport manager and the local FAA Flight
Standards district office.
(2) Special events involving aerial activities that are not of a
routine nature for the airport will require the designation and approval of
an “air boss” who is experienced in directing and controlling the aerial
activities planned for the event.
(c) Closures or restrictions.
All runway, taxiway, ramp area, landside or public area closures or
restrictions must be coordinated with the airport manager and other users of
the airport well in advance of the event, and not less than 60 days in
advance of the event.
(d) Coordination. The sponsor
shall make arrangements for such things as auto towing, garbage pickup and
refuse cleanup for any and all persons attending or associated with the
event. If the special event is expected to attract an attendance of 200
persons or more, the sponsor must coordinate road and highway impacts with
Show Low police, Navajo County sheriff’s office, and Arizona Department of
Public Safety. In addition, the sponsor shall coordinate public safety
impacts with City of Show Low police and the Show Low fire district, and
arrange any necessary protection (security, ambulance, fire protection,
aircraft rescue and fire fighting support). Air traffic impacts shall be
coordinated and approved by the airport manager.
(e) Damages. Event sponsors shall
pay for all direct expenses related to the special activity and compensate
the City of Show Low and the Show Low Regional Airport for any damaged
property. If the sponsor fails to adequately perform trash and litter clean
up of the airport or repair damaged property in a timely fashion as
determined by the airport manager, the airport manager may arrange for the
performance of these functions and charge the sponsor accordingly.
(f) Fees. The event sponsor must
disclose all special event fees charged to the public to the airport
manager. In addition, when fees are charged, the sponsor shall pay fees to
the airport manager as specified by lease or operating agreement.
(g) Insurance and surety.
The special event sponsor will be required to obtain liability insurance for
the event in an amount determined by the City. The insurance policy will
identify the City of Show Low as an “additional named insured” for the
event. A performance surety in an amount to be determined by the airport
manager shall be provided to guarantee performance of the sponsor's
responsibilities as provided herein. The surety can be provided in the form
of a cash deposit, bond, cashiers check or money order made payable to the
City of Show Low.
(h) Normal ingress/egress. The
special event must be planned to accommodate the normal ingress and egress
of motor vehicles for those persons involved in scheduled commercial airline
flights, general aviation users of the airport, or other business activities
normally conducted at the airport.
(i) Plans. In addition to the
required coordination elements, the sponsor shall prepare and present to the
airport manager plans to handle adverse weather, dust, hazardous materials
spills, emergency services, and public protection.
Sec. 16-3-9. Civil Violations.
Except for those acts or
omissions to act specifically declared to be a misdemeanor, whenever in
these rules and regulations, any act or omission to act is declared to be
prohibited, unlawful, an infraction, a violation or an offense, such act or
omission to act shall constitute a civil violation. Civil violation
prosecution shall be as provided in chapter 5 of the Show Low City Code. In
the alternative to civil violation prosecution, the city may elect to
enforce the provisions of these rules and regulations by any action
available at law or equity.
As used in this article, unless the context otherwise
requires, the following words or phrases shall carry the following
An abandoned aircraft means an aircraft that has been left on the airport
without the consent of the city and for which no aircraft parking fees have
Air carrier (also
airline): A business using the airport for the scheduled transport of
passengers or goods and operating the business under the terms and
conditions of FAR Part 121 or Part 135 per SFAR 38.5.
airplane, balloon, blimp, ultralight, helicopter,
light sport aircraft): Any device or contrivance now known or
hereafter invented that is used or intended to be used for flight in the
A problem or condition involving an aircraft in flight or on the ground that
could endanger lives or property. An aircraft emergency can be declared by
a pilot, air traffic control personnel or other employees responsible for
the safe operation of aircraft on the airport.
The repair, adjustment or inspection of an aircraft by a pilot, owner or
mechanic other than the routine cleaning, upkeep and servicing of an
aircraft in preparation for flight. Minor repairs are characterized as
normal, routine annual inspections with attendant maintenance, repair,
calibration or adjustment or repair of aircraft and their accessories.
Major repairs are characterized as major alterations to the airframe, power
plant, propeller and accessories as defined in CFR Title 14, Part 43,
Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration. For safety
and liability purposes, aircraft maintenance must be accomplished in
designated areas only. Title 14, Part 43, and any future amendments to Part
43, are hereby incorporated by reference into this document.
An aircraft takeoff, landing, touch and go (considered two operations), low
approach and/or missed approach.
Any person who pilots, controls, owns or maintains an aircraft.
Aircraft parking and
storage areas: Those hangar and apron locations of the airport
designated by the airport manager for the parking and storage of aircraft.
These areas include "tie-down" aprons equipped with rope or chain devices
that are used to secure lightweight aircraft during windy conditions.
Air operations area (AOA):
That area of the airport used or intended to be used for landing, takeoff or
surface maneuvering of aircraft. The AOA includes the active runways,
taxiways, and ramp areas. The AOA is considered part of the airport
restricted area and is off-limits to the general public.
Aircraft rescue and fire
fighting (ARFF): The personnel, equipment and facilities on or off the
airport dedicated to dealing with aircraft accidents/incidents and all
rescue and firefighting tasks, structural fires and other firefighting
Airport: Shall mean
and have reference to all the areas comprising the Show Low Regional Airport
as now exists, or as the same may hereafter be expanded and developed, and
shall include all of its buildings, facilities and appurtenances.
endorsement: The authority issued by the airport manager to a motor
vehicle operator authorizing such motor vehicle operations within the
airport operations area.
Airport manager: All
references to the airport manager shall mean the actual airport manager or
his designee(s) including airport UNICOM personnel. The term “airport
manager” as herein used, shall include persons duly designated to represent
the airport manager and to act on behalf of the airport manager for the
enforcement of these rules and regulations, to ensure the efficient, proper
and safe operation of the airport, but only to the extent authorized by law
or properly delegated by said airport manager.
Airport minimum standards:
A separate document adopted and formally approved by the city council within
which are detailed provisions outlining the minimum building size,
performance or other standards acceptable by the city for a business firm
aspiring to do business at the airport.
All real estate and other material assets owned by the City of Show Low
located at the airport.
Airport restricted area:
see Restricted area
Airport rules and
regulations: A document adopted and formally approved by the city
council which are detailed provisions for the safe, orderly and efficient
operation of the airport.
Airport security program:
A program developed in accordance with TSAR Part 1542 and approved by the
TSA outlining airport security requirements, methods and procedures for Show
Low Regional Airport.
Airside: see Air
Apron (also ramp):
Those areas designated by the airport, both public and private/leased,
designated by the airport manager for the parking or storage of aircraft.
These areas are usually restricted areas and involve activities such as
enplaning and deplaning passengers, servicing aircraft and aircraft
Based aircraft: Any
aircraft whose home base or permanent residency is identified as the Show
Low Regional Airport.
Cargo area, cargo
ramp area: That area of the airport designated for acceptance and
processing of air cargo.
activity (also commercial operation/operator, aviation
operator and aviation service operator): Commercial activity
which relates to the operation or servicing of aircraft. Examples of such
activity include charter operations, pilot training, aircraft rental and
sightseeing, aerial photography, crop dusting, aerial advertising and
surveying, air taxi operations, aircraft sales and services, sales of
aviation petroleum products, repair and maintenance of aircraft parts.
agreement (COA): The legal agreement between the city and a commercial
aviation business that authorizes the commercial aviation business the right
to conduct business on the airport and identifies the conditions, rates and
charges due the airport for that right.
Disabled aircraft: A
disabled aircraft shall be defined as any aircraft that is incapable of
moving under its own power.
Vehicles that are painted, marked, lighted and used by the police (or
security officers), fire department (ARFF), ambulance or other airport
officials to carry out their daily duties or used in response to an
Engine run-up areas:
Areas designated by the airport manager that allow high power settings of an
FAA: The Federal
FAR: The Federal
Aviation Regulations as written, approved and published by the FAA.
Fixed base operator (FBO):
An entity which maintains facilities at the airport for the purpose of
conducting commercial aeronautical activities as outlined in the airport
minimum standards. A full service FBO shall perform all services outlined
in the minimum standards, including fueling of aircraft, while a specialized
aviation service organization (SASO) may perform one or more commercial
aeronautical activities as outlined in the minimum standards, but not all
services and not aircraft fueling.
Fuel storage area
(also fuel farm): Those facilities where AVGAS, Jet-A and other
types of fuel are stored. These facilities must be in areas designated,
inspected and approved by the airport manager and meeting minimum standards
for the safe storage and handling of fuel.
Flying club: see
Commercial aeronautical activity
All categories and types of aviation/aircraft in the U.S. except for
certified air carriers under FAR Part 121 or Part 135 and Department of
Defense military aircraft.
The business of transporting passengers, material, baggage or other goods,
usually for a fee, either within the boundaries of the airport or to/from
the airport and other locations outside the airport boundaries. Ground
transportation includes activities such as rental cars, taxicabs, buses,
trains, courtesy vehicles and lodging shuttle service.
Hangar: Any fully or
partially enclosed storage space for an aircraft.
A substance or material in a quantity or form that may pose an unreasonable
risk to health or safety, or property when stored, transported or used in
commerce as defined in applicable federal, state, and local environmental
Any aircraft not "home-based" at the airport but transiting the airport,
obtaining fuel service or other service at the airport, or on-loading or
off-loading passengers or cargo. Itinerant aircraft are "home-based"
elsewhere but may park or hangar at the airport for short periods of time.
general public common use areas of the airport such as public roadways,
public parking lots, non-restricted areas of the passenger terminal and the
air cargo terminal and other public access non-restricted areas of
commercial businesses located on the airport. "Landside" includes all those
areas of the airport that are not defined as the AOA or otherwise fenced,
posted or controlled as restricted areas.
Lease: A contract
granting occupation or use of airport property during a certain period in
exchange for a specified rent.
Master plan: The
airport master plan includes the official concept of the ultimate
development of the airport. It presents the research and logic from which
the plan evolved and displays the plan in written and graphic forms. It
typically presents schedules of proposed development in the 0- to 5-year, 6-
to 10-year, and 11- to 20-year time periods.
Movement area: Those
areas of the airport under the control of the Show Low Regional Airport
including runways, taxiways and helipads designated and made available for
the landing, take-off and taxiing of aircraft.
NFPA: National Fire
Those areas of the airport under the control of the Show Low Regional
Airport that are not available for the landing, take-off or taxiing of
Transportation Safety Board.
Notice to airmen (NOTAM):
Information issued by the airport manager, designee, or FAA, advising pilots
of temporary changes to published information regarding airport facilities,
conditions or other items that may affect safe flight or aircraft
standing of an aircraft or vehicle whether occupied or not.
Parking areas: Those
areas designated as vehicle parking areas for passengers, other customers,
employees and ground transportation staging areas (rental cars, taxicabs,
buses and shuttles). Some of these areas are also restricted areas. Most
of these areas require payment of fees for the privilege to park a motor
or originating passengers are those persons boarding an aircraft for flight
from the airport. Deplaned or destination passengers are those persons
off-loaded or leaving an aircraft for surface transportation from the
airport. Connecting or through passengers are both enplaning and deplaning
at your airport within the same half of their trip, usually without leaving
the airport. The sum of all passengers is "processed" passengers, a
critical statistic when determining airport capacity and facility needs.
Permit: A written
authorization issued by the airport manager that allows specific activities
or the temporary use or occupancy of certain areas or facilities at the
Person: Shall mean
an individual, entity, firm, general or limited partnership, corporation,
company, limited liability partnership, trust, association or any trustee,
receiver, assignee or similar representative thereof leasing, subleasing,
making application for or using any land or facility at the airport.
Public use areas:
Those areas normally used by the general public. These areas include
concessionaire shops, restrooms, passenger terminal lobbies, passenger
concourses, hallways, passage ways, public transportation waiting areas,
viewing areas, roads, sidewalks and public motor vehicle parking lots. They
do not include areas leased by commercial aviation businesses unless those
businesses so designate certain areas as public use areas. They do not
include the AOA, restricted areas and employee parking lots.
Ramp: see Apron
Restricted area: All
areas of the airport within the fenced and gated perimeter of the airport
including all buildings or structures integral to the fence through which
access to the aircraft operations area could be gained.
Runway: An area of
the airport developed and improved for the purpose of accommodating the
landing and take-off of aircraft.
Secured area: That
portion of the airport where aircraft operators that have a security program
under Parts 1544 or 1546 enplane and deplane passengers and sort and load
baggage and any adjacent areas that are not separated by adequate security
Special events include air shows, balloon festivals, air races, fly-ins,
parachute team demonstrations, static displays for the public, aerobatic
events, filming for television, movies or commercials, and other events or
activities not normally associated with the daily operation of Show Low
Sterile area: That
portion of the airport defined in the airport security program that provides
passengers access to boarding aircraft and to which that access generally is
controlled by TSA, or by an aircraft operator under Part 1544 of 49 CFR
Chapter XII, through the screening of persons and property.
Tie-down area: see
Aircraft parking and storage area
Transportation Security Administration.
communications facility for North American airports with a low volume of
general aviation traffic and where no control tower is presently active.
Also known as a Common Traffic Advisory Facility (CTAF).
UNICOM office: The
Show Low Regional Airport's administrative and operations offices and
personnel responsible for the maintenance and operation of the airport.
Vehicle: Shall mean
all conveyances, except aircraft.