MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY

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August 30, 2019


Request:  Does the Fargo City Commission have authority to adopt a resolution to replace the existing airport authority with members of the city commission?

Conclusion: The Fargo City Commission created the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority by resolution in 1969. Pursuant to this resolution, the city commission conferred its authority to exercise the powers of a municipal airport authority on the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority. As a result, the Fargo City Commission no longer has the statutory authority to exercise the powers of a municipal airport authority. Thus, the City of Fargo may only exercise the powers of a municipal airport authority after payment of all debts and passage of a resolution dissolving the existing airport authority.

Opinion 2019-L-06

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