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11-12-2009 CRY o Las ruces P E O P L E H E L P I N G P E O P L E AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces, New Mexico November 12, 2009 Members Present: Bill Squires, Randy Ranels, Fred Fusselman, Ross Palmer, Doug Lashley, Anthony Levatino, Joe Beck Others Present: Lisa Murphy, Airport Manager; Susan Pfeiffer, Airport Administrative Assistant; Michael Harris, Delta Airport Consultants, Rob Wood, visitor; Hal Kading, Southwest Aviation, Leon Billstone, EAA, Bill Stein, hangar owner; Jim Rosell, AOPA. Chair Bill Squires called the meeting to order at 12 02 p m in the Airport Conference Room, and a quorum was noted MINUTES The first order of business was to approve the minutes of the October 8, 2009 Board meeting Mr Palmer moved, seconded by Mr Fusselman, to approve the minutes as submitted, motion carried unanimously ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS Mrs Murphy stated that Gil Jones had not been re-elected to serve on the City Council, and therefore would no longer be the City Council Liaison to the Board Mr Ranels asked if it would be a good idea to suggest that City Councillors be rotated through the Airport Advisory Board instead of having just one assigned to us Following a brief discussion it was decided that the Board should continue to have dust one Councillor serve on the Board Mrs Murphy offered to draft a letter for the Chair's signature, thanking Councillor Jones for his years of service on the Board 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 50% of the concrete has been poured in area A, 100% in area B, and 75% in area C, and that they should start construction on area D on January 4, 2010 Mr Harris reported that they are on schedule to complete the intersection of Runway 4-22 by December 14th, and plan to start the asphalt paving next week. He stated that multiple electrical duct banks have been installed across the length of the Runway for future needs He said the only slight glitch in the project is they have had to resubmit the centerline profile to the FAA because it is slightly off from their original design, but the final product will meet FAA specifications There was a brief question and answer period following Mr Harris' report. Airport Manager's Report: Mrs Murphy read the following Manager's Report: AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES — NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Page 2 Thanks to Councillor Gil Jones I would like to thank Gil Jones for his time, effort and valuable insights during his service as City Council liaison to the Airport Advisory Board I'm sure the Board joins me in wishing Mr Jones all the best in his future endeavors Runway 12-30 Reconstruction Work is proceeding in the intersection, also known as "Work Area C" Project Representative Mike Harris will present a full progress report at today's meeting Control Tower Environmental Assessment: No new information Airport Privatization Inquiry- John Hummer canceled his presentation to the Airport Advisory Board on airport privatization, scheduled for today's meeting He will reschedule if he receives any new information Emergency Plan Exercise The airport emergency exercise was held on October 9 and went very well Airport personnel performed admirably and only minor issues were noted Thanks to the volunteers from the Emergency Planning Exercise Committee who gave their time and expertise to this required activity I have a write-up of the exercise if anyone is interested in seeing it. City Council Items City Council will consider the lease applications of Mesilla Capital Investments (John Darden and Rene De la Vega) and ITT Corporation (for the siting of the Surveillance Broadcast Systems tower) at their November 16 meeting New Home for the F-100 Our museum piece F-100 has found anew home The airport manager from Oakes, North Dakota, is here dismantling the aircraft in preparation for its trip to the Oakes Municipal Airport. Farewell to the F-100 Solid Waste Charges The City's Solid Waste Administrator Klaus Kemmer contacted me regarding service charges for solid waste collection As per the Las Cruces Municipal Code Section 25-96, Compulsory collection and service fees, a solid waste collection charge must be included on any City utility accounts Mr Kemmer will be sending all airport tenants a letter of explanation before the new charges start, which should be in January 2010 Outdoor Storage I would like to remind all tenants that any outdoor storage on their leaseholds must be screened from view, as per the Airport Design Standards, by well- maintained screening materials equal to the height of the materials being screened but no less than 4 feet in height. Refer to the Airport Design Standards for additional information NEW BUSINESS None OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST Mr Squires brought in a newspaper article about Allegiant Air that flies two or three times a week into various cities, and asked if they would be a good fit for our Airport. He also asked who would be the best person to make a presentation to them about service to Las AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES — NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Page 3 Cruces Mrs Murphy stated that MVEDA would be the best organization, and that she would follow up on it. Mr Hal Kading stated that he didn't think it was right for Solid Waste Administrator Klaus Kemmer to determine what Southwest Aviation should pay for solid waste pick up for his tenants With no further business to conduct, it was moved, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting at 1 07 PM hair Recording Ycretdhf