PART I. AUTHORITIES AUTHORIZED; ORGANIZATION OF AUTHORITIES;
OPERATION OF AIRPORTS; DEFINITIONS.
§8-29-1. Regional airport authorities authorized; definitions.
Any two or more municipalities, any two or more contiguous counties, or any county or two or more contiguous counties and one or more municipalities located therein or partly therein, of this state, are hereby authorized to create and establish one or more authorities for the purpose of acquiring, establishing, constructing, equipping, improving, financing, maintaining and operating a regional airport or airports, as the case may be, for the use of aircraft: Provided, That no such municipality or county shall participate in such authority unless and until the governing body or county court so provides. As used in this article, the terms "airport" and "aircraft" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in section one, article two-a, chapter twenty-nine of this code, the term "contiguous counties" means two or more counties which constitute a compact territorial unit within an unbroken boundary wherein one county touches at least one other county, but does not require that each county touch all of the other counties so combining, and the term "authority" means a regional airport authority created pursuant to the provisions of this article.