City Council

Airport Commissioner

Position Description for Member of Board of Airport Commissioners

The Board of Airport Commissioners is created by Charter § 276.  The Commission is an advisory board that:

  1. Takes on any airport-related duties delegated by resolution of the City Council;
  2. Participates and advises the Mayor on the appointment of the Director of Aviation;
  3. Approves and submits a budget to the Mayor;
  4. With the Director of Aviation, monitors expenditures made pursuant to an approved budget and reports every six months to the Mayor and City Council;  (Actual practice for all departments has been annually)
  5. Develops and annually revises for the Mayor a five-year capital plan;
  6. Hears grievance appeals in accordance with Article XVI, Section 16.4, Step 2, of the Bargaining Agreement and at the request of AFSCME;
  7. Designates a member to serve as a hearing officer for the purpose of appeals of taxi license denials;  (This role is currently played by the Director of Aviation or designee)
  8. Designates two members to serve on the Taxi Licensing Board.

Members of this board must meet the following criteria: Four (4) legal voters of the City of Burlington to be appointed by the City Council with mayor presiding and one legal voter of the City of South Burlington to be appointed by the governing body thereof.

Members of this board will be appointed for:  Three (3) year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. 

The board meets the first Wednesday every month at 3:00PM at the airport unless otherwise publically noticed of a different time and/or date.

In addition, members of this board will be expected to:

  • Attend all scheduled meetings, or if a meeting must be missed, let the chairperson know ahead of the meeting if they will not be able to attend;
  • Review any materials provided to the board ahead of time;
  • Notify the chairperson and/or the city staff person assigned to the board of any accommodation for a disability that may be required in order for the person to serve;
  • Act from a spirit of cooperation and with respect towards other board members, staff members, and members of the public appearing before the board;
  • Avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest or bias;
  • When deciding a controversy or responding to a request, conduct themselves in a fair and impartial manner;
  • Comply with all aspects of the Vermont Open Meeting and Access to Public Records laws;
  • Consider fairly the interests of all individuals and organizations whose interests may be affected by their actions as a city official.