The commissioner will make a substantive decision as to merit or necessity of each project and project application. A substantial aeronautical requirement must be shown by the municipality whereby the contemplated or existing airport is a necessary part of a system of public airports adequate to meet the present and anticipated needs of civil aviation in Minnesota.
The airport must be able to handle air traffic safely and adequately. The public interest and aeronautical progress of the state must be reflected in each project and project application.
The municipality must show that sufficient funds are available for that portion of the project costs to be borne by the municipality and that the project will be completed without undue delay, and that the municipality submitting the project application has legal authority to engage in the development as proposed.
MS s 360.015
October 2, 2007