Tidewater Airport Commission
1962 Acts of Assembly, c. 606.
1964, c. 45 (§§ 1, 2)
§ 1. "Commission" as used herein, shall mean Tidewater Airport Commission established under the provisions of Article 2, Chapter 3, Title 5 of the Code of Virginia, by the joint action of the counties of Southampton, Isle of Wight and Nansemond, and the cities of Franklin, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmouth, and the town of Smithfield. (1962, c. 606; 1964, c. 45)
§ 2. The Commission is hereby created and constituted a political subdivision of the counties of Southampton, Isle of Wight and Nansemond, and the cities of Franklin, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmouth, and the town of Smithfield. The exercise of the powers and duties conferred upon the Commission by said counties, cities and town by their respective ordinances with respect to the construction, operation and maintenance of an airport, and the acquisition of land necessary for such airport, shall be deemed and held to be for the public use and in the performance of an essential governmental function.
The Commission shall be composed of one member from each of the participating counties, cities and town; which members shall be elected by the governing body of the respective governmental unit they represent. Nothing herein shall be construed so as to prohibit members of such governing bodies from being elected to membership on the Commission. (1962, c. 606; 1964, c. 45)
§ 3. The Commission, in addition to the powers and duties delegated to it by the participating counties and cities, shall have the following powers:
To acquire by purchase, lease, or otherwise, all the property of any person, partnership, association or corporation deemed necessary for the establishment, use, operation and maintenance of an airport. (1962, c. 606)
§ 4. No airport or other facility shall be acquired or established in any county, city or town pursuant to the provisions hereof by purchase or under the power of eminent domain without the consent of the governing body of any such county, city or town. (1962, c. 606)