Loading...
12-10-2009 Las yof races P E O P L E N E L P I N G P E O P L E AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces, New Mexico December 10, 2009 Members Present: Bill Squires, Randy Ranels, Fred Fusselman, Ross Palmer, Anthony Levatino, Joe Beck Members Absent: Doug Lashley Others Present: Gill Sorg, City Councillor; Lisa Murphy, Airport Manager; Susan Pfeiffer, Airport Administrative Assistant; Michael Harris, Delta Airport Consultants, Rob Wood, visitor; Hal Kading, Southwest Aviation, Leon Billstone, EAA, Ted Morris, citizen, Jim Rosell, AOPA. Chair Bill Squires called the meeting to order at 12 00 noon in the Airport Conference Room, and a quorum was noted MINUTES The first order of business was to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2009 Board meeting Mr Beck moved, seconded by Mr Fusselman, to approve the minutes as submitted, motion carried unanimously ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INTRODUCTIONS Mr Squires introduced the new City Council Airport Advisory Board Liaison Gill Sorg, and then asked those present to introduce themselves UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None REPORTS Runway 12-30 Progress Report: Mr Mike Harris, Project Manager, gave a progress report on the Runway 12-30 Rehabilitation Project. He stated that the cold weather has put the project ten (10) days behind schedule, so they have extended the deadline ten (10) days for reopening Runway 4-22 Mr Harris reported that they are now working on the joints of the runway, and stated that the joints are the secret to the life of the runway He then explained the process that they have to go through before they can fill the joints with sealant. Mr Harris said that they will be working on the paving of the taxiway next week to bring it up to the runway He stated that the number one priority is the quality of the work, and that some of the work can not proceed because of the temperatures He said that they will not work on the project from Christmas until January 4th Mr Harris stated that they have had two required FAA inspections of the project this week. There was a brief question and answer period following his report. Airport Manager's Report: Mrs Murphy read the following Manager's Report: AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES — NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Page 2 Welcome to Councillor Gill Sorg Mayor Miyagishima has appointed District 5 Councillor Gill Sorg to the Airport Advisory Board Welcome Councillor Sorg, we look forward to working with you Runway 12-30 Reconstruction Recent bad weather has delayed the construction, delaying the re-opening of Runway 4-22 Project Representative Mike Harris will present a full progress report at today's meeting Runway 4-22 Reopening Runway 4-22 is scheduled to re-open on December 24 at 7 00 am A NOTAM to this effect has been issued Control Tower Environmental Assessment: Larry Perkins of FAA Terminal Planning has advised me to go ahead and start the control tower design process I am working with City Purchasing to get this started Airport Privatization Inquiry- John Hummer does not believe that the airport privatization inquiry will resurface, hence, he asked to not be on the agenda today Given the constraints placed on federally funded airports, complete privatization of LRU is extremely unlikely City Council Items City Council approved the leases for Mesilla Capital Investments (Parcels 44 & 43) and ITT Corporation (for the siting of the Surveillance Broadcast Systems tower) at their November 16 meeting Survey for New Approach Woolpert, Inc , the company that conducts aerial approach surveys for the FAA, contacted me recently They will be doing an obstruction survey for our new Runway 26 WAAS approach after the Runway 12-30 construction is complete Though it would have been nice to have before the construction started, I am happy to see this finally coming to fruition 50% Completion Visit from FAA. Mike Saupp, FAA Program Manager, conducted the 50% completion site visit from FAA, required for all ARRA projects He did not identify any major issues during his visit. NEW BUSINESS Ben Haines Request for New Land Lease Mrs Murphy gave background information on Parcel 11, and then informed the Board that Mr Haines is requesting a new lease for 25-years with one 10-year extension She stated that he currently has five years remaining on his lease with two 10-year options and is paying $0 06045 per square foot per year She said that his new lease, if approved, would require him to pay $0 20 per square foot per year, and that the lease would expire in the year 2045 Mr Squires commented that it looked like the new lease would be good for the Airport. Dr Levatino moved, seconded by Mr Ranels, to recommend approval of a new lease to Mr Ben Haines Following discussion on the issue, the motion was withdrawn, and Mr Beck moved, seconded by Mr Palmer, to recommend approval of offer of a 30-year lease with AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES — NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Page 3 two 5-year extensions, motion carried unanimously Mrs Murphy stated that she would discuss the amended lease terms with Mr Haines before proceeding with the Resolution packet to City Council Jackson, Fields & Mathews Request for Lease Extension: Mrs Murphy gave background information on the parcel, and then stated that Jackson, Fields & Mathews are not asking for a new lease, but for a modification that would extend the term of their lease to match the current standard 30-years with two 5-year extensions that was just approved for the Kentosh and Smith leases Mr Beck moved, seconded by Dr Levatino, to recommend approval of the Jackson, Fields & Mathews lease term extension, motion carried unanimously OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST AND PUBLIC COMMENT- Mr Billstone stated that Mr Tom Smith was talking to the tenants who owned hangars on the east side of the airport, to discuss going in together to get a dumpster instead of individual trash containers that would cost $25/month He stated that it would be cheaper for all the tenants if they pitched in for a dumpster Mr Ted Morris stated that he thought the Airport Manager should get involved instead of leaving it to the tenants to work out. Mr Billstone stated that the County Commission has approved the building of new T- hangars at the Santa Teresa Airport. With no further business to conduct, it was moved, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting at 1 03 PM Ch it Recording S re