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Chapter 305

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  305.200.  Acquisition of property — definition — issuance of bonds. — 1.  Any county, city or city under special charter shall have the power to acquire by purchase, property for an airport or landing field or addition thereto, and if unable to agree with the owners on the terms thereof, may acquire such property by condemnation in the manner provided by law under which such county or city is authorized to acquire real property for public purposes, or if there be no such law, then in the same manner as is now provided by law for the condemnation of property by any railroad corporation.

  2.  The term "property" as used in this section shall mean and include any real and personal property whether privately or publicly owned or any easement or use therein, including, but not by way of limitation, property owned by school districts, water districts, fire districts, road districts, sewer districts, drainage districts, levee districts, railroads, and property both real and personal owned by any other corporation and shall include churches, graveyards, graveyard associations, parks, private roads, bridges, culverts, pipelines, waterlines, water reservoirs or storage tanks, canals, ditches, and levees, railroads or other rights-of-way, streetcar or traction lines and tracks, telegraph, telephone and power lines, poles and conduits and including state roads or roads under the jurisdiction of the state highways and transportation commission.

  3.  The purchase price or the award of compensation or damages for the taking of any real or personal property or any easement or use therein acquired for an airport or a landing field or any addition thereto may be paid for wholly or in part from the proceeds of the sale of bonds of such county, city or city under special charter as the governmental or legislative body of such county, city or city under special charter shall determine, subject, however, to the adoption of a proposition therefor at any election to be held in such county, city or city under special charter for such purpose; also to permit said municipality or municipalities mentioned in this section to issue revenue bonds for said above mentioned purpose on authority of the governing body of said municipality; provided, that no airport or landing field shall be established or located in any county, city or city under special charter in violation of any plan or master airport plan or zoning regulation restricting the location of an airport or landing field adopted by the planning commission of any such county, city or city under special charter.


(RSMo 1939 § 15125, A.L. 1943 p. 326)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13924

(2000) Adding of additional runways to existing airport, and expansion of existing facilities of such airport, is not deemed an establishment of new landing field or of new airport.  City of Bridgeton v. City of St. Louis, 18 S.W.3d 107 (Mo.App.E.D.).

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