BE AWARE KENTUCKY! Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission is Looking Out for Public Safety
FRANKFORT, KY (October 10, 2005) – The Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission is renewing its call for “Safety First” at all Kentucky Airports. The safety focus centers on the necessity for everyone to be aware of maximum building height regulations when any structure is considered within navigable air space.
“Anything that is built on or around one of our airports, or tall towers constructed anywhere in the state, must be approved by the Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission,” said Steve Parker, Deputy Commissioner of Aviation.
The Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission includes six members, appointed by the Governor, all of whom are familiar with or have experience in the field of aeronautics. Parker acts as an Ex-officio member and Chairman of the Commission.
“If you fly into or out of one of our 62 public use airports; if your business depends on these airports for logistical support; or, if your business revolves around the Commonwealth’s vibrant tourism industry, we want you to know that our primary emphasis is on safety first,” said Parker.
A cell phone company was fined recently for overlooking regulations and constructing a tower in Central Kentucky without a permit. The law is enforced and all money collected from fines is channeled into airport maintenance.
“Governor Fletcher has consistently stressed the importance of aviation to the economic development of Kentucky,” said Aviation Commissioner Paul Steely. “The Department of Aviation is dedicated to a safe and dynamic air transportation system for the Commonwealth. An important function of the Zoning Commission is to ensure that safe underpinning for our system."
Regulations for maximum building heights and all other information concerning the Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission can be found at the Transportation Cabinet’s Aviation Department website: transportation.ky.gov/Aviation/zoning.htm.