§ 156.01  PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY.
   The Worthington Municipal Airport Joint Zoning Board, created and established by joint action of the City Council of the City of Worthington and the Board of County Commissioners of Nobles County, pursuant to the authority of M.S. § 360.063, hereby finds and declares that:
   (A)   An airport hazard endangers the lives and property of uses of the Worthington Municipal Airport, and also endangers the occupants of land in its vicinity and their property. Further, an obstructed airport hazard reduces the size of the area available for the landing, take-off, and maneuvering of aircraft. Therefore, these airport hazards tend to destroy or impair the utility of the Worthington Municipal Airport and the public investment therein.
   (B)   The creation or establishment of an airport hazard is a public nuisance and injury to the region served by the Worthington Municipal Airport.
   (C)   For the protection of the public health, safety, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of the citizens of the city and the residents in the area surrounding the airport, and for the promotion of the most appropriate use of land, it is necessary to prevent the creation or establishment of airport hazards.
   (D)   The prevention of airport hazards should be accomplished, to the extent legally possible, by the exercise of the police power, and without compensation.
   (E)   The prevention of the creation or establishment of airport hazards and the elimination, removal, alteration, mitigation, or marking and lighting of existing airport hazards are public purposes for which political subdivisions may raise and expend public funds.
(Ord. passed 9-15-77)