§Eo5-4. (No. 11-03) [Vermont Aviation Advisory Council

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03APPENDIX/005/00004
Published: 2015

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EO5-4. (No. 11-03) [Vermont Aviation Advisory Council


State of Vermont has substantial public investment in its airports and air

navigation system; and


maintenance and modernization of this infrastructure continues to impose

significant demands on the limited federal, state, local, and private funds

available; and

WHEREAS, making

sound decisions regarding investment in Vermont's aviation infrastructure

requires coordination among all parties with a stake in aviation; and


quality of decision making can be enhanced by providing a forum to bring

together input and insight from a broad spectrum of the aviation community, as

well as from the consumers of aviation services;


BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, James H. Douglas, by virtue of the power vested in me as

Governor, do hereby establish a Vermont Aviation Advisory Council and designate

its membership and duties as follows:

1. The Council

shall be composed of not more than 15 persons appointed by the Governor, plus

the Vermont Secretary of Transportation or designee, who shall serve as Chair.

Members may include representatives of general aviation, regional chambers of

commerce, regional planning commissions, municipal airports, the House and

Senate transportation committees, airport users, and private airports. To the

extent that funds permit, members shall receive reimbursement of expenses and a

per diem pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 1010. The Council is authorized to obtain

administrative assistance from the Vermont Agency of Transportation, and the

Secretary of Transportation is directed to provide such assistance as required.

The council may have additional members, to be appointed by the Secretary of

Transportation subject to the Governor's approval, who shall not vote or

receive expense reimbursement or per diem but who may otherwise participate in

Council business and assist in the Council's efforts.

2. The Council

shall meet no less than four times a year, excluding meetings of subcommittees.

By December 31st of each year, the Council shall make a report of its

activities, findings and recommendations to the Governor.

3. The Council

is charged with the following responsibilities:

A. Recommending

an aviation policy for Vermont;

B. Recommending

an investment program for Vermont airports;

C. Recommending

airport classifications;

D. Recommending

air project priorities;

E. Recommending

actions to enhance the linkage between Vermont's aviation industry and the

State's economic vitality;

F. Serving as a

forum for aviation-related issues, including policy makers, aviation industry

representatives, airport users, and others; and

G. Encouraging

cooperative relationships between the Agency of Transportation and airport

business operators.

4. The terms of

the members of the Council, other than the term of the Vermont Secretary of

Transportation, shall be as follows: initially, not more than seven members

appointed for one year and not more than eight members appointed for two years;

all subsequent appointments (except those to the unexpired term of a former

member) shall be for a period of two years.

This Executive

Order shall take effect upon execution.

Dated August 5,