(A)   The City Department of Aviation is established. The Department shall be under the control of a Board of five members, known as the Board of Aviation Commissioners, designated in this section as “the Board.”
   (B)   The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor. No more than three members of the Board shall be of the same political party.
   (C)   The members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but shall be paid in accordance with I.C. 8-22-2-1 and 8-22-2-2 for their actual expenses, including those incurred by the members or their employees in attending meetings or conventions concerned with aviation.
   (D)   Each member of the Board shall, before entering upon his or her duties, take and subscribe the usual oath of office, to be endorsed upon the certificate of appointment, and shall cause that oath and certificate to be filed with the City Clerk. Any person who shall not file that oath with the City Clerk within 30 days after the beginning of the term for which he or she has been appointed, or at the date of his or her appointment, if appointed after the beginning of that term, shall be deemed to have refused to serve and the office shall become vacant.
   (E)   The first members of the Board shall hold office as follows: one for the term of one year; one for the term of two years; one for the term of three years; and one for the term of four years, each commencing from and after 12:00 p.m. on the first Monday in January of the year of their appointment. Annually thereafter, on the expiration of their respective terms, the Mayor shall appoint a commissioner to fill any vacancy caused by that expiration, and the commissioner or commissioners so appointed shall hold office for a term of four years and until their successors shall be appointed and qualified. If any vacancy occurs in the Board by resignation or otherwise, the Mayor shall appoint one or more commissioners for the remainder of the term or terms. The Mayor may, at any time, remove any commissioner from office, but only after filing inwriting with the City Clerk his or her reasons for that removal.
   (F)   The   Board may exercise all powers granted to it under I.C. 8-22-2 and in particular I.C. 8-22-2-5, 8-22-2-7, 8-22-2-9, 8-22-2-10 and 8-22-2-13, as amended.
(1985 Code, § 8-22-2-1)  (Ord. 10-1943, passed 11-17-1943; Am. Ord. 2-1945, passed 7-19-1945; Am. Ord. 8-2015, passed 9-15-2015)
Statutory reference:
   Department of Aviation, see I.C. 8-22-2-1