PART VI. MUNICIPALITIES IN ADJOINING STATES
AND AIRPORT LAND IN THIS STATE.
§8-28-9. Construction, maintenance and operation of airports by
municipalities of an adjoining state; acquisition of
property therefor; property tax exempt.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a
municipality organized and existing under the laws of an adjoining
state, the nearest corporate limits thereof being not more than ten
miles distant from the nearest boundary of this state, may acquire
or lease real property situate within this state, the nearest
boundary of such real property being not greater than ten miles
from the nearest corporate limits of such municipality of an
adjoining state, for use in connection with the acquisition,
establishment, construction, lease, equipment, improvement,
maintenance or operation for such municipality of an adjoining
state of an airport exclusively for nonprofit public use; and any
such municipality shall have the right to acquire real property
necessary for such airport by gift or by purchase, and otherwise by
condemnation, and the use of real property in this state under the
provisions hereof shall be deemed to be a public use for which
private property may be taken or damaged, for just compensation.
All property, real and personal, acquired, held and used in this
state pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be public
property and therefore exempt from taxation in the manner provided
by section nine, article three, chapter eleven of this code.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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