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Operation and Use Agreements

Reference Number: MTAS-81
Reviewed Date: 08/14/2023

Provided the public interest is protected, a city may enter into contracts, leases, agreements, grants, or other arrangements for use of all or part of its airport by a person or persons for a term not to exceed 50 years unless other limitations are included in any loan or grant agreements. If the city operates the facility, the city establishes the terms and conditions of any agreements and fixes uniform charges, fees, or rentals for the privileges, services, or uses of the buildings. T.C.A. § 42-5-110(a).

A city may contract with one or more persons to operate the airport as an agent for the city for a period not to exceed 50 years. T.C.A. § 42-5-110(b).

The city may put liens on personal property to force payment for any charges, repairs or improvements the city makes on it. T.C.A. § 42-5-111.