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AERONAUTICS AND SURFACE TRANSPORTATION GENERALLY
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
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:
an aviation policy for Vermont;
an investment program for Vermont airports;
air project priorities;
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
cooperative relationships between the Agency of Transportation and airport
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.
Order shall take effect upon execution.
Dated August 5,