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05-01-1991 Regular Meeting ~"'_---_"~--_'_~._-,..__._.,_.~._---....~--,-",_.-._---~'~-~._,," MINUTES OF MEETING Peachtree City Airport Authority May 1, 1991 The regular meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was called to order by Chairman Good on Wednesday, May 1, 1991 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Members present were: Chairman David Good, Ms. Viki Brigham, Mr. John Dennis and Mr. Blaine Price. Mr. Mike Amos was absent. others Present were: The Airport Authority Coordinator, Mr. James Savage; Wilbur Smith and Associates representatives, Mr. Steve smith and Mr. Bob Kelly; the Airport Authority's Attorney, Mr. Doug Warner; the City Engineer, Mr. Barry Amos; and the recording secretary, Ms. Nancy Faillo. ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no announcements. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS r- ! , Chairman Good asked that the following items be added to the agenda: 05-91-03 Joint Workshop with Development Authority 05-91-04 Invoice from McGinn, Webb, and Warner A motion was made items. The motion unanimously. by Mr. Dennis to accept the additional was seconded by Ms. Brigham and agenda passed APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chairman Good called for consideration of the minutes of the April 3, 1991 meeting. A motion was made b~ Ms. Brigham that the minutes be approved as presented. The mot1on was seconded by Mr. Dennis. The motion carried unanimously. REPORTS AIRPORT AUTHORITY COORDINATOR: Mr. Savage in his monthly report to the Airport Authority, reported that he had submitted a corrected data sketch for the ai~ort to the State Department of Transportation Aeronautics Div1sion. He explained that this document is used by the National Oceanic Survey (NOS) to update charts. The corrected data sketch shows the airport's current plan; it will need to be updated annually to reflect any changes. Mr. Savage reported that the Airport Capital Budget was submitted to the FAA. r- t. " ~ , ~ r I AIRPORT AUTHORITY May 1, 1991 Page 2 REPORTS (continued) AIRPORT AUTHORITY COORDINATOR: Mr. Savage explained that the fOllowing three Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) for Peachtree City - Falcon Field were issued from the Macon Flight Service: 1. caution: deer in vicinity of runway. 2. Construction on the east side of the runway near terminal building. 3. The intensity of runway lights can be controlled by radio. Mr. Savage said that he will have his pay request for the AlP projects and his expense report ready to submit to the Authority on the 22nd of each month so that the Authority members will have them before each meeting. Mr. Savage prepared a document comparing his health insurance policy to the Environmental Development Organization's (EDO's) health insurance policy issued to EDO director John Boothby. Mr. Savage said that he had submitted this document to the Airport Authority members prior to the meeting, and he offered to answer any questions concerning it after the meeting. Mr. Savage said that he had received more inquiries concerning T- Hangars- at the airport. He explained that he and Chairman Good are develo~ing a proposed plan to submit to the Authority for it's considerat~on at the June meeting. The ~lan will show what they intend to build on the North 24-acre s~te in addition to the relocation of the current T-Hangars and port-a-ports. Mr. Savage explained that Mr. Dennis's wife works for the FAA, is attempting to acquire a remote frequency for Peachtree city Falcon Field. The remote frequency would allow aircraft on the ground to communicate with the Atlanta Approach Control. without the remote frequency, pilots on the ground must telephone the Atlanta Approach Control. Mr. Savage said that the FAA is considering placing the antenna on the communication tower at City Hall. Mr. Dennis explained that the FAA plans to analyze the 200-ft. antenna. If the frequency will serve several airports, instead of just one, the FAA may consider the considerable savin~s great enough to provide funds for the frequency as early as th~s fall. Mr. Savage told the Authority he has ordered a sign for the side of his trailer that says "Peachtree City Airport Authority Field Office." Mr. Dennis asked Mr. Savage Sectional Chart of Peachtree runway configuration to be northwest/southeast. to look into the latest Atlanta City - Falcon Field. It shows the northeast/southwest rather than ,..., AIRPORT AUTHORITY May 1, 1991 Page 3 REPORTS (continued) WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES: Chairman Good called upon Mr. Smith to present the monthly report for Wilbur smith and Associates. Mr. smith reported that the AIP04 project was moving slowly because of the extreme wet weather conditions and too few contractor personnel. Mr. smith said that he has written several memos to address the problems. He assured the Authority that progress was picking up. Mr. smith said that the first stage in the upper 12 inches of the subgrade is the most critical part of the project. Also, he said, that weather conditions would affect the completion date. Mr. Smith said that if the project continued on the present schedule, it would be completed June 8, 1991- Mr. smith ex~lained that the AIP05 project will be delayed until the grading 1S complete. He said that the grading had to be ,..., completed to have the site flown to develo~ a topographic survey , . to close out the AIP04 project for determin1ng actual quantities. f It would go out for bid by the first part of July 1991. Mr. smith said that the next step on the NAVAIDS project would be to wait for state funding after the acquisition of the NDB site. Mr. Smith submitted the following invoices for the AIP04 project: VENDOR Wilbur Smith & Assoc. W.E. Pruett SERVICES AMOUNT Ins~ections & Administration Pav1ng & Construction $15,017.22 $53,956.39 to $70,570.90. This because the State is The total request for reimbursement comes request is more than the invoices presented behind on it's payments. A motion was made by Mr. Price that the invoices be accepted as presented and submitted to the FAA and the State Department of Transportation for reimbursement, in the amounts of $67,256.00 and $2,214.90, respectively. Ms. Brigham seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Smith submitted the following invoices for the AIP05 project: VENDOR SERVICES AMOUNT ,...., ~ i ~ , r Wilbur Smith & Assoc. Project Design $17,003.30 A.. Illotion was made by Chairman Good that the invoice be accepted as presented and submitted to the FAA for reimbursement. Ms. Brigham seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. r- 1):.' f' ~ , , ~ , ~, r r f ~ AIRPORT AUTHORITY May 1, 1991 Page 4 REPORTS (continued) Mr. smith presented the following invoice for the NAVAIDS project: VENDOR SERVICES AMOUNT $3,030.41 wilbur smith & Assoc. Survey work to develop plats Mr. Smith said that this invoice is not reimbursable from the State but may be reimbursable from the FAA in the future. There was no action taken on this item. OLD AGENDA ITEMS 04-91-01 EDO BUDGET Chairman Good said that a motion was made at last month's meeting to approve the EDO budget as presented, subject to: review by Mr. Price and to receiving Hotel/Motel tax revenues. He said that the two-year agreement with the Development Authority to share their Hotel/Motel tax is now expired. Chairman Good met with Development Authority Members and discussed the Airport Authorit~'s financial situation. After looking at several alternat1ves the Development Authority decided to grant the Airport Authority $18,200 to fund the EDO budget for 1991. 04-01-02 PCAA CODE OF ETHICS Ms. Brigham asked several questions about the before making a motion to adopt the Ethics Code change. The title, which was Airport Authority will be Peachtree city Airport Authority. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dennis and passed unanimously. Code of Ethics with one minor of Peachtree City A copy of the Code of Ethics is attached and made a part of these minutes. NEW AGENDA ITEMS 05-91-01 Bell South Mobilitv chairman Good explained that he gave Mr. Warner his permission to represent Bell South Mobility on a number of tower sites on the south side of Atlanta as long as there were no penetrations of airport airspace by the proposed tower. The Authority reviewed two reports concerning Bell South Mobility's project. The first report consisted of a letter from Wilbur smith & Association that reviewed the situation and concurred with Bell South Mobility findings. A detailed report from Airspace Saf~ty Analysis Corporation anal~zed the current and future a1rspaces and approaches conf1gurations with respect to the ~roposed tower and runway. It is the corporation's professional op1nion that there will be no adverse effect on current or future instrument approaches. r t ("""'; ~ , ~ AIRPORT AUTHORITY May 1, 1991 Page 5 NEW AGENDA ITEMS (continued) Mr. Savage added that the Planning Commission has requested a statement from the Airport Authority saying the Authority has reviewed the plans and found no hazard. Mr. Savage presented the following written suggestion motion: for a The Peachtree City Ai~ort Authority accepts the conclusions outlined in the obstruct10n Evaluation for Bell South Mobility, performed by Airspace Safety Analysis Corporation dated March 14, 1991, subject to review conducted by the FAA for a "Notice of Proposed Construction" and a subsequent finding by the FAA of "No Hazard to Navigation." Should the FAA so rule, the Authority finds no ob~ection to the construction of a tower at the proposed locat10n at a maximum elevation of 1,110 feet above mean sea level, providing the tower is marked with a flashing strobe light of an intensity and color similar to that installed on the tower adjacent to Peachtree City Hall. The suggested motion was accepted and made by Mr. Dennis and seconded by Ms. Brigham. The motion passed unanimously. 05-91-02 Airport Authoritv Coordinator Budqet A budget for the Airport Authority reviewed. The budget is attached minutes. Coordinator was presented and and made a part of these A motion was made by Ms. Brigham to adopt the budget as written with the stipulation that it is not set in concrete; that is, the Authority may amend the budget as finances dictate. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dennis. During the discussion of the motion, Mr. Price submitted a draft of the Authority's cash flow budget. Based on a decrease of income from the through-the-fence fees, the Authority will be spending accumulated cash flow the entire year. It shows the cash surplus will become a deficit in September. The cash flow situation won't improve until March 1992. The report does not include NDB site acquisition or the approximate $70,000, which is the Authority's portion of the localizer equipment. The motion passed unanimously. 05-91-03 Joint Workshop with Development Authoritv Chairman Good announced that the Development Authority would like to have a joint workshop to discuss constructin~ a s~ec industrial building at the airport. The Development Author1ty w1shed to lease land from the Airport Authority to build the spec building. Chairman Good said that he would coordinate the workshop for sometime in the next 30 days. AIRPORT AUTHORITY May 1, 1991 Page 6 05-91-04 Invoice from McGinn Webb & Warner Mr. Warner presented an invoice for legal service 26, 1990 through March 26, 1991. The amount was motion was made by Ms. Brigham to accept the invoice. was seconded by Mr. Price and passed unanimously. Executive Session A motion was made by Ms. Brigham to authorize Chairman Good to negotiate the acquisition of an NDB site. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dennis and passed unanimously. from November $7,809.33. A The motion The Airport Authority meeting of May 1, 1991 adjourned at 8:30 PM. n , i ~. .~ J-~ ~TEST ,..... ~. i< ,......, ,..., , r , , Airport Authority Coordinator Preliminary Budget - 1991 Employee Benefits Annual Cost Salary FICA (7.65%) FUTAjSUTA (3.5%) $ 30,000.00 2,295.00 1,050.00 Workers compensation insurance, "Sales person, collector or messenger, outside" - Code 8742 530.00 Extended Sub total $33,875.00 $33,875.00 Health Insurance, (family of three - $327.50jmo) 3930.00 Sub total $3,930.00 Total $3.930.00 $37,805.00 Airport Authority Coordinator Preliminary Budget - 1991 Operating Expenses Annual Expense Auto expense: 25 miles/day @ 0.27 = $6.75 22 days X 6.75 = $148.50/mo X 12 = $1.782.00 Sub total 1,782.00 Office trailer rent 1,512.00 Office/Auto liability insurance 250.00 utilities 900.00 Telephone (1 line) long distance charges 600.00 600.00 Office supplies 600.00 Copies 120.00 Postage 360.00 Sub total 4,942.00 Total Extended 1,782.00 4,942.00 $ 6,724.00 r- ,....... ~.. f , Airport Authority Coordinator Preliminary Budget - 1991 Capital Equipment Annual Expense Extended Computer Equipment $3,000.00 Computer Software & Accessories 1,200.00 Misc. Office equipment 500.00 Sub total $4,700.00 Total $ 4,700.00 -. 1"""\ , ...~. . . , ----. -~--"----~'-_'___'___'~_______'~_~__'_~ _..._____ _.-"'~c'____.._'______'_______.,~__~_.,.........._----.-.--~ RESOLUTION Whereas, the Autf.ority is aware that the City of Peachtree City has adopted a Code of Ethics which meet the criteria set forth above; Now, therefore, it is hereby resolved that the Peachtree City Airport Authority, and its individual members adopt the fol- lowing Code of Ethics modeled on those of the City of Peachtree City. PEACHTREE CIT~ AIRPORT AUTHORITY CODE OF ETHICS Section 1. Declaration of Policy. The proper government and ad~inistration of the Authority requires that its officials and employees be independent, impar- tial, and responsible; that gcvernmental policies and decisions be. made in the proper channels of the government structure:. that public office and employment not be used for undue personal gain; and that the citizens of Peachtree City have confidence in the integrity of their government. Because the attainment of one or more of these ends is im- paired whenever there exists in fact, or appears to exist, a con- flict between the private interests and public responsibilities of Authority officials and employees, the pUblic interest man- dates that the Authority protect against such conflicts of inter- est by establishing appropriate ethical standards with respect to the conduct of its officials and employees in situations in which a conflict may exist or appear to exist. Yet it is also essential to the efficient operation of the Authority that those persons best qualified be encouraged to serve in positions of public trust. Accordingly, the standards set forth in this code of ethics must be understood and inter- preted in a way that will not unreasonably frustrate or impede the desire to seek public office by those best qualified to serve. To that end, officials and employees should not, except r r-" f. F ~: as otherwise provided by law, be denied the opportunity available to all citizens to acquire and maintain private, economic, and other interests except when a conflict would necessarily result. The policy and purpose of this code of ethics, therefore, is to clarify those standards of ethical conduct that shall be ap- plicable to the officials and employees of the Authority in the discharge of their public duties and to foster the development and maintenance of a tradition of responsible and effective public service. Section 2. Definitions. As used in this code, the following terms shall have the respective meanings ascribed to them: (a) "Agency": The Peachtree City Airport Authority. (b) "Business": A corporation, a partnership, a sole proprietor, or any other person or organization carrying on an enterprise for profit. (c) "Business relationship": An agreement between parties designed to result in an enterprise for profit to those parties. (d) "Censure": A public expression of severe criticism or reproach. (e) "The city": The City of Peachtree City. .(f) "The code": The code of ethics of the Authority. (g) "Confidential information": Any information which by law or practice is not available to the general public. (h) "Contract": Any lease, claim, account, or demand against or agreement with any person, whether express or implied, executed or executory, verbal or in writing. (i) "Employee": Any person employed by the Authority. (j) "Employment": Any rendering of services on request, whether paid or unpaid. (k) "Immediate family": Spouse and children. - I t (1) '''Interest'': Any direct or indirect pecuniary or material benefit accruing to a public officer or employee as a result of a contract or transaction which is or may be the sub- ject of an official act or action by or within the Authority. This does not, however, include those contracts or transactions which by their terms and by the substance of their provisions confer the opportunity and right to realize the accrual of similar benefits to all other persons and/or property similarly situated. For the purposes of this code, an official or employee shall be deemed to have an interest in the affairs of: (1) Any person in his or her immediate family; (2) Any person or business relationship (either written or or she may receive a payment or agreement for employment; with whom a contractual implied) exists, whereby he other benefit, including an (3) Any business in which he or she is an officer, direc- tor, employee, prospective employee, or substantial shareholder (owning or controlling in excess of five (5) per cent of the total stock or total legal and beneficial ownership) . (m) "Official": Any official, officer, or member of the government of the Authority who is not an "employee" as defined herein, whether elected or appointed, whether paid or unpaid, whether permanent, temporary, or alternate. (n) "Official act or action": Any executive, legislative, administrative, appointive, or discretionary act of any official or employee of the Authority or any agency thereof. (0) "Paid": The receipt of, or right to receive, a salary or commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee. (p) "Participate": To take part in official acts, actions, or proceedings personally as an official or employee through ap- proval, disapproval, decision, or the failure to act or perform a duty. (q) "Person": Any individual business, labor organization, representative, fiduciary, trust, or association, whether paid or unpaid, including any official or employee. r- k I t r- .-- t!. , , (r) "Property": Any property, whether real or personal, tangible or intangible, including currency and commercial paper. (s) "Reprimand": public or private. An expression of disapproval, either (t) results city. "Transaction": The conduct of any activity that in or may result in an official act or action of the Section 3. Impartialitv. No official or employee shall by his or her conduct give reasonable basis for the impression that any person improperly can influence such official or employee or unduly enjoy such official's. or employee's favor in the performance of official acts or actions, or that such official or employee is affected unduly by kinship, rank, position, or association with any per- son. section 4. Gifts and Favors. (a) No official or employee shall directly or indirectly request, exact, receive, or agree to receive a gift, loan, favor, proIDlse, or thing of value for such official's or employee's self or another person. This section shall not apply in the case of: (1) An occasional, nonpecuniary gift of insignificant_value (less than one hundred dollars ($100.00); (2) An award publicly presented in recognition of public service; (3) A commercially reasonable loan made in the ordinary course of business by an institution authorized by the laws of this state to engage in the making of such a loan. (b) Nothing in this code shall prohibit any official or employee from accepting a gift on behalf of the Authority, provided that the person accepting the gift shall promptly report the receipt of such gift to the Authority, which shall have the gift added to the inventory of the property of the Authority. Section 5. Campaiqn Contributions. The provisions of this Code shall not apply to campaign con- tributions made to an official in compliance with the Georgia Campaign and Financial Disclosure Act. section 6. Confidential Information. No official or employee shall disclose or otherwise use con- fidential information acquired by virtue of his or her position with the Authority for his, her, or another's personal gain. Section 7. Representation. Except in the regular discharge of official duties, no offi- cial or employee shall appear on behalf of any person, other than himself and his or her immediate family, before the Authority. Neither shall any official or employee receive compensation for any services rendered on behalf of any person in relation to any case, proceeding, or application before the Authority with respect to which such official or employee was directly con- cerned, or in which he or she has personally participated during the period of his or her service or employment, or which was un- der his or her active consideration or with respect to which knowledge or information was made available to him or her during the period of said service or employment. However, a member of the Authority may appear before city councilor other city agencies on behalf of his or her constituents in the course of his or her duties as a representative of the electorate or in the performance of public or civic obligations. Section 8. Incompatible Ernplovment. No official or employee shall engage in or accept employment with or render services for any private business or professional activity when such is adverse to and incompatible with the proper discharge of his or her official duties or would tend to impair his or her independence of judgment or action in the performance of his or her official duties. Section 9. Abstention. An official or employee who has an interest that he or she has reason to believe may be affected by his or her official acts or actions or by the official acts or actions of the Authority shall disclose that interest and shall abstain from participating in any such discussion, voting, or otherwise participating in any official acts or actions affected thereby. That interest shall be disclosed by such official or employee prior to there being taken any official act or actions. -- F ~ ~ section 10. Public Contracts. No official or employee who, in his or her capacity as such official or employee, participates in the making of a contract in which he or she has a private pecuniary interest, direct or in- direct, or performs in regard to that contract some function re- quiring the exercise of discretion on his part, shall enter into any contract with the Authority unless: (1) The contract is awarded through a process of public notice and competitive bidding, or (2) The Authority attorney waives the requirement of this section after determining it is in the best interest of the Authority to do so. section 11. Preacauisition of Interest. No official or employee with respect to any contract or transaction which is or may be the subject of an official act or action of the Authority shall acquire an interest in such con- tract or transaction at a time when the official or emplovee has reason to believe that it will directly or indirectly be affected - by an official act or action of the Authority. ~ [ Section 12. Disclosure of Relationships. (a) Authority, tion: Each party subject to this code shall disclose to the either orally or in writing, the following informa- (1) Any current business interests between or among any parties subject to this code, with a description of said involve- ment; (2) Any business interests between or among any parties subject to this code which have been terminated within the past six (6) months; and (3) Any business interests between or among any parties subject to this code anticipated in the next six-month period. (b) Additionally, each party subject to this code shall in- form the Authority, either orally or in writing, of any business relationship entered into with another party subject to this code, within ten (10) days of such contractual or implied relationship. ,...., , [ L ~ ,...., ! . (c) Failure on the part of any party subject to this code to comply with the provisions of this section shall be deemed to be a violation of this code. Section 13. Use of Authoritv Propertv. No official or employee shall use or permit the use of any Authority property, services, personnel, labor, or other thing of value for personal gain or for any purpose other than the offi- cial business of the Authority. Any parties violating this provision shall be required to pay to the Authority a sum equal to the value of the benefits received, and shall likewise be deemed to have violated the provisions of this chapter. Section 14. Compliance with Applicable Laws. No official or employee shall engage in any activity or transaction that is prohibited by any law, now existing or subse- quently enacted, which is applicable to him or her by virtue of his or her office. Without limiting the applicability of other statutory provisions, the provisions of O.C.G.A. section 45-10-1 are incorporated herein by reference. Section 15. Enforcement. (a) The Authority attorney shall have the power, at the direction of the Authority, to investigate any complaint, to in- itiate any suit, and to prosecute any criminal or civil action on behalf of the Authority with respect to the enforcement of this code when such action is appropriate. (b) The Authority may direct the Authority attorney to in- vestigate or prosecute any apparent violation of the code or it may employ or appoint any qualified attorney to investigate or prosecute any violation or series of violations by one or more persons of this code. (c) Any person who believes that a violation of any portion of the code has occurred may file a sworn, written complaint with the Authority attorney or with the Authority, who may then proceed as provided herein. All such complaints will be public documents. However, nothing in the code shall be construed to prevent complainants from instituting legal action through the appropriate judicial authority. - ~, , r' " Section 16. Advisory Opinions. (a) When any official or employee has a doubt regarding the applicability of any provision of this code to a particular situation, or regarding the definition of its terms, he or she may apply in writing to the Authority attorney for an advisory opinion. The official or employee shall have the opportunity to present his or her interpretation of the facts at issue and of the applicability of provisions of the code before such advisory opinion is made. (b) Such opinion until amended or revoked shall be binding on the Authority, and the Authority attorney in any subsequent actions concerning the official or employee who sought the opinion and acted on it in good faith, unless material facts were omitted or misstated in the request for the advisory opinion. Such opinion, however, shall not be binding in any action in- itiated by any private citizen. r: ~ (c) Any advisory opinion prepared by the Authority attorney shall be made public. However, the name of the person requesting the opinion and the names of all persons or businesses mentioned in the opinion shall be deemed confidential information and shall not be disclosed by the Authority attorney unless the official or employee waives such confidentiality or when the Authority attor- ney deems the public official to have failed to act in good faith in requesting the opinion or in conforming with the opinion or to have failed to act in conformance with the opinion, or when said confidentiality would otherwise violate the laws of the state. Section 17. Penalties; Exemptions; Iniunction. (a) In the event that the Authority attorney finds that a violation of this code by an official has occurred, he or she shall recommend whether the Authority shall either censure or reprimand the official, take any other action it deems ap- propriate, or take no further action. The Authority at its next regular meeting after the Authority attorney makes his or her report, shall, by majority, act upon the report either by censur- ing or reprimanding the official, or, in its discretion, taking no further action. If a member of the Authority is the party un- der investigation, such member shall not participate in the deliberations and voting by the Authority. The report of the Authority attorney shall be made a part of the minutes of the Authority and a copy thereof forwarded to the district attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit for such further legal action as the district attorney shall consider appropriate. ""...." , h t: ! I"""'" P; , ! ~ , " ,.~., -'-<-. (b) If the Authority determines that censure is the ap- propriate penalty for an official in a particular case, such cen- sure shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation serving as the legal organ for the city within fifteen (15) days from the Authority's decision and shall specify in detail; (1) The circumstances constituting the alleged violation, (2) The transaction or matter to which the alleged violation relates, and (3) The official or appointed official alleged to have vio- lated this code. (c) In the event that the Authority attorney finds that a violation of this code by an employee has occurred, he or she shall recommend that the employee be disciplined in accordance wi th the appropriate policies as may be established by the Authority. (d) The Authority attorney, with the consent of the Authority, may exempt from the provisions of this code any con- duct found to constitute a violation by an official or employee, if he or she finds that the enforcement of this code with respect to such conduct is not necessary in the public interest. Any such exemption, however, shall be made publicly. (e) Any contract or transaction which was the subject of an official act or action of the Authority in which there is an in- terest prohibited by this code, or which involved the violation of a provision of this code, shall be voidable at the option of the Authority. (f) The Authority attorney shall have the power, when a violation of the provisions of this code is threatened or has oc- curred, to bring civil action or proceeding at law or in equity for a judgment enjoining any violation of the provisions of this code or requiring the relinquishment of any prohibited interest or the voiding of any such contract or transaction, taking into account the interests of the Authority and any third person who may be injured thereby. When the Authority attorney determines that the public interest may best be served by not voiding a con- tract or transaction entered into in violation of this code, such contract or transaction may be enforced and an action or proceed- ing may be brought against any official or employee found in violation of the provisions of this code for damages. _.: .._...:_----.....:...:.~.~-------,~----,_.__._~---.-,,- ,.,."... ~ Section 18. Distribution of Code of Ethics. ! , The Authority attorney shall cause a copy of this code of ethics to be distributed to every official and employee of the Authority within thirty (30) days after its enactment. Each of- ficial and employee appointed or otherwise hired thereafter shall be furnished a copy before entering upon the duties of this of- fice or employment. Section 19. Construction. Application. (a) This code shall be construed liberally to effectuate its purposes and policies and to supplement such existing laws as may relate to the conduct of the persons made subject to this code. (b) This code shall in no way be construed as creating an employment contract between the Authority and its officials and employees. Nevertheless, any official or employee affected by this code of ethics shall be required to affirm in writing that he or she has received a copy of the code of ethics and has read it and understands its provisions. (c) The propriety of any official act or action taken by or transaction involving any official or employee immediately prior to the time this code shall take effect shall not be affected by the enactment of this code. (d) The provisions of this code are severable, and if ~ny of its provisions shall be held unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent juriSdiction, the decision of the court shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions. -- -- --~-~-___'_'____'___"'_'~_'~__________'_'___~__'_ ____.________ w".._ .____~____.,,__-------.---.-----______~___~.~___.______________._ I, , hereby affirm that I have received (Print Name) a copy of the Peachtree City Airport Authority Code of Ethics, I have read it, an~ I fully unders~and its provisions. Date Signature