1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Authorities
  4. Article 8: Miscellaneous Authorities
  5. Title 34: Syracuse Regional Airport Authority


Section 2799-DDD Syracuse regional airport authority

Public Authorities (PBA)

1. There is hereby created the Syracuse regional airport authority. The authority shall be a body corporate and politic constituting a public benefit corporation. The authority shall consist of eleven members who shall be appointed as follows: seven shall be appointed by the mayor of the city of Syracuse, one shall be appointed by the county executive of Onondaga county, one shall be appointed by the town board of the town of Dewitt, one shall be appointed by the board of education of the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District, and one shall be appointed for a period of one year, alternately, by the board of education of the North Syracuse Central School District and the town board of the town of Salina, Cicero or Clay. The member initially appointed by the county executive and two of the members initially appointed by the mayor shall serve for a term ending December thirty-first, two thousand fourteen. Two of the members initially appointed by the mayor shall serve for a term ending December thirty-first, two thousand fifteen. Three members initially appointed by the mayor, the member appointed by the town board of the town of Dewitt, and the member appointed by the board of education of the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District, shall serve for a term ending December thirty-first, two thousand sixteen. The first member appointed by the town board of the town of Salina, Cicero or Clay, or by the board of education of the North Syracuse Central School District, shall be appointed by the town board of the town of Cicero and shall serve for a term ending December thirty-first, two thousand thirteen. Following the expiration of such member's one year term, the subsequently appointed member shall be appointed by the town board of the town of Salina. Following the expiration of such member's one year term, the subsequently appointed member shall be appointed by the town board of the town of Clay. Following the expiration of such member's one year term, the subsequently appointed member shall be appointed by the board of education of the North Syracuse Central School District. Thereafter, each subsequent member shall be appointed alternately by each town or the board of education in the same order as the initial appointments. The mayor shall designate one of the eleven members to serve as chairperson of the authority. With the exception of the member appointed by the board of education of the North Syracuse Central School District or by the town board of the town of Salina, Cicero or Clay, who shall serve a one year term, and those initial appointees whose terms are three years or less, each member shall serve a term of four years.

  2. All members shall continue to hold office until their successors are appointed and qualify. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointment. Vacancies, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term of office, shall be filled for the unexpired terms. Members may be removed from office for the same reasons and in the same manner as may be provided by law for the removal of officers of the city. The members of the authority shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for all their actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the carrying out of the purposes of this title. The powers of the authority shall be vested in and be exercised by the members of the authority at a meeting duly called and held and a majority of directors shall constitute a quorum. No action shall be taken except pursuant to the favorable vote of at least a majority of members. The members of the authority may delegate to one or more of its members, officers, agents or employees such powers and duties as it may deem proper.

  3. The authority shall have a regional advisory board consisting of eight non-voting members. The membership shall include one member appointed by the county executive of Oneida county, one member each appointed by the chairpersons of the county legislatures of Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, Cayuga, and Jefferson counties, one member appointed by the chairperson of the board of supervisors of Madison county, and one member appointed by the Common Council of the City of Syracuse. Members will be appointed for two year terms and may be reappointed.

  4. Appointments to the authority and to the non-voting advisory board shall be geographically diverse and include representatives from business, finance, and labor.

  5. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of any general, special or local law, ordinance, resolution or charter, no officer, member or employee of the state or of any public corporation shall forfeit his or her office or employment by reason of his or her acceptance of appointment as a member, officer or employee of the authority, nor shall service as such member, officer or employee be deemed incompatible or in conflict with such office, membership or employment.

  6. All members of the authority will be required to comply with the city of Syracuse code of ethics and to complete all disclosure forms required by said code of ethics.

  7. The authority shall continue for a term of one year after all its bonds have been fully paid and discharged. Upon termination of the existence of the authority, all of its rights and property shall pass to and be vested in the city.