Public Notice No. 7900


PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE NO. 1245                                            
AN ORDINANCE CREATING AND ENACTING SECTIONS 12.32.081., 12.32.082., 12.32.083., 12.32.084., 12.32.085., 12.32.111., 12.32.112. AND 12.32.113. OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2021 REVISIONS, RELATING TO LOT ASSIGNMENT, AIRPORT GROUND LEASE, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, UTILITIES, AIRPORT HANGAR LEASE, USE OF PREMISES AND MONTHLY RENTAL FEES.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING:
Section 1:  That Sections 12.32.081., 12.32.082., 12.32.083., 12.32.084., 12.32.085., 12.32.111., 12.32.112. and 12.32.113. of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Torrington, Wyoming, 2021 Revisions, be and are hereby created and enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 12.32.081. – Lot Assignment
The owner will be assigned a lot based on the size of the hanger that they are planning to construct.  Lots will be assigned beginning with the closest to the FBO building and extending outward from there.
Sec. 12.32.082.  – Airport Ground Lease
The Airport Ground Lease Agreement details the terms and conditions for the lease of a building site (lot) on the municipal airport property and must be signed prior to the issuance of a building permit from the City.  Lease terms will include, but be not limited to, the rent to be paid for the use of the lot.  Rents shall be paid to the City either monthly or annually and are established by the city council.  If paid monthly, the rent is due by the 1st of each month in advance.  If paid annually, the rent is due in advance of the anniversary date of the agreement.  A penalty of $25.00 will be assessed each month when rent is more than 10 days late.  Should the owner fail to make the rent payment(s) as agreed to in the lease, the City at its option, may commence legal proceedings to recover past due rents, damages, and attorney fees.  An owner that falls behind in their payments for a consecutive 120 day period will be considered in breach of the lease agreement and the hangar may become subject to forfeiture to the City.  
Currently the city council has established a rental rate equal to $0.04 per square foot of the hangar’s covered floor area per month.  The monthly rent will be increased on the anniversary date of the lease agreement based on the current percentage of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), but shall not be less than one percent (1%).  The calculated increase will then be rounded up to the next whole dollar.
Sec. 12.32.083. – Construction
The hangar will be the personal property of the owner and may be sold, leased, or otherwise disposed of as the owner desires, with the one exception that the hangar must be used to house operational aircraft as verified by a current annual certification, copy of which shall be on file in the Airport Manager’s office, and for no other purpose.  
The hangar design shall be approved by the Airport Board, Airport Manager, and City Council prior to any construction taking place.  A list of current requirements and acceptable materials is available through the City’s Building Official.  All construction shall comply with all FAA, State, and City codes and regulations and must be completed within one year of the signing of the lease agreement.  Penalties and/or fines, to be determined, may be assessed to owners that do not complete construction within the one year period.
The owner is responsible for the pavement construction of the taxiway from the existing apron area to the end of their lot and all pavement between the taxiway and their hangar.  The pavement between the taxiway and hangar shall have a minimum width equal to the width of the hangar facing the taxiway and may be constructed with either asphalt or PCC concrete.  All taxiway construction shall use a structural section of 4 inches of asphalt pavement on 6 inches of crushed aggregate base.  Once the taxiway is constructed, the City will take on the maintenance of the pavement.  The City will not maintain the paved area between the taxiway and the hangar.
Sec. 12.32.084. – Maintenance
The owner will be responsible for maintenance and repair of the hangar and the surrounding grounds.  Should obvious deficiencies exist regarding the hangar or the grounds, the City, through the Airport Manager or other representative, will inform the owner of the deficiencies in writing.  The owner will have 60 days to make the necessary repairs to correct all the deficiencies listed.  The owner will be responsible for maintaining all vegetation on their lot.  The City will perform snow removal services on the taxiway area only.  Snow removal on the area between the taxiway and hangar will be the responsibility of the owner.
Sec. 12.32.085. – Utilities
Any and all costs for providing utilities to the hangar will be the responsibility of the owner.  Utilities including water, sewer, trash and electric, shall be provided by the City to the rear of the hangar.  The owner may connect to these utilities at their expense and be responsible for making the utility payments to the City on a monthly basis.
Sec. 12.32.111. – Airport Hangar Lease
The Airport Hangar Lease Agreement details the terms and conditions for the lease of a City hangar on the municipal airport property and must be signed prior to occupying the hangar.  Lease terms will include, but not be limited to, the rent to be paid for the use of the hangar.  
Sec. 12.32.112. – Use of Premises
The premises shall be used only for the storage of operational aircraft, as verified by a current annual certification, copy of which shall be on file in the Airport Manager’s office, and related activities.  Non-operational aircraft shall not be stored in City owned hangars.  Storage of aviation or motor vehicle fuels is prohibited, other than the fuel present in the aircraft.
Sec. 12.32.113. – Monthly Rental Fees
Rents shall be paid to the City monthly and are established by the city council.  Rent is due by the 1st of each month in advance.  A penalty of $25.00 will be assessed each month when rent is more than 10 days late.  Should the owner fail to make the rent payment(s) as agreed to in the lease, the City at its option, may commence legal proceedings to recover past due rents, damages, and attorney fees.  An owner that falls behind in their payments for a consecutive 120 day period will be considered in breach of the lease agreement and may be subject to eviction.
All hangars and storage units at the Torrington Municipal Airport shall be charged a monthly rental fee as follows:




The monthly rent will be adjusted each year on July 1st based on the current percentage of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), but not less than one percent (1%).  The calculated increase will then be rounded up to the next whole dollar.  First increase to begin in 2022.
Exhibit “A” illustrates the location of all structures. Exhibit “A” available for viewing at City Hall.

This ordinance was passed and approved by the City Council of the City of Torrington on July 6, 2021. All ordinances are available for viewing Monday through Friday 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at City Hall located at 436 E 22nd Ave., Torrington, WY.

Public Notice No. 7900 published in The Torrington Telegram on July 9, 2021.

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