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05-13-2010 City of las Cruces AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces, New Mexico May 13, 2010 Members Present: Fred Fusselman, Doug Lashley, Ross Palmer, Michael Gibbs, Robert Wood, Steve Lurvey Members Absent: Anthony Levatino Others Present: Gill Sorg, City Councillor; Lisa Murphy, Airport Manager; Susan Pfeiffer, Airport Administrative Assistant; Michael Harris, Delta Airport Consultants, Ken Moody, Delta Airport Consultants, Travis Zoda, Delta Airport Consultants, Hal Kading, Southwest Aviation, Bill Madden, EAA, Marty Ditmore, airport tenant; Benny Steagall, Army Airspace Manager; Ted Morris, citizen, Leon Billstone, EAA. Chair Fred Fusselman called the meeting to order at 10 32 a m in the Airport Conference Room, and a quorum was noted MINUTES The first order of business was to approve the minutes of the April 8, 2010 Board meeting Mr Palmer moved, seconded by Mr Lashley, to approve the minutes as submitted, motion carried unanimously ANNOUNCEMENTS Mr Fusselman announced that the election of officers would be moved to after the new business 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 announced that both Runways 12- 30 and 8-26 were re-opened last Wednesday, May 5th He reported that the FAA conducted their final inspection of the project yesterday and were very pleased with the work that had been done Mr Harris stated that they have a minor punch list of things that still need to be taken care of He stated that the FAA would be conducting their flight check today of the navigational systems so that they could turn the ILS back on Mr Harris introduced Mr Ken Moody, Project Manager for Delta Airport Consultants, Inc., and turned the floor over to him Mr Moody stated that Taxiway "A" is in bad shape, and that the asphalt is coming up when vacuumed He said that the FAA can be flexible with the AIP funds that are remaining in Grant 23, and will amend the Grant to cover the design through the bidding phase for Taxiway "A" Mr Moody stated that if we can get the bids out in time, the FAA could come up with enough money to reconstruct the taxiway He P 0 BOX 20000 LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO 88004-9002 1575 541.2000 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES — MAY 13, 2010 Page 2 stated that we may reconstruct Taxiway "A" fifty (50) feet further to the south to allow for the proper distance between Runway 8-26 and the Taxiway, but we would have to do a study first to see if it would interfere with the Object Free Zone He reported that being a Part 139 Airport the FAA allowed us to paint the hold signs and correct the current markings to the new standards as part of the Runway 12-30 Project. Briefing on Combat Aviation Brigade Stationing at Fort Bliss, Texas Mr Benny Steagall, U S Army Air Traffic and Airspace Officer, reviewed briefing papers he passed out to the Board The briefing on the Biggs Army Airfield Combat Air Brigade included their mission, operations, staff, airfield capabilities, services, and recurring events He also reported that having the Combat Aviation Brigade stationed at Biggs Army Airfield would bring medium to high-end jobs to the area Mr Steagall stated that some of their operations will be conducted in civilian airspace in the surrounding areas, but most of their operations will be in restricted airspace Airport Manager's Report: Mrs Murphy read the following Manager's Report: Runway 12-30 Reconstruction The runway is substantially complete The FAA will conduct their final inspection on May 12 at 9 00 and the ILS Flight Check is scheduled for May 13 at 7 30 a m Mike Harris will provide his final report at the AAB meeting City Council Items City Council approved the request to apply for State grants (for the fuel farm, a new AWOS, and for a Wildlife Hazard Assessment) at their April 19, 2010 meeting They also approved the rezoning request in the West Mesa Industrial Park to allow construction of anew Verizon cell phone tower at their April 26, 2010 meeting Upcoming Council items include a contract award for the design of the Air Traffic Control Tower, scheduled now for the June 21 meeting Surveillance Broadcast Systems Tower- The tower is substantially complete I'm not sure at this point when it will actually start broadcasting Part 139 Inspection Our FAA Part 139 Inspection went well, with only five minor findings, all of which have since been corrected A copy of our Notice of Correction will be provided to the Board Runway Repairs Crack sealing on Runway 4-22 should be starting later this month The project is expected to take about four days I will have to close the runway for this work. Fuel Farm As a result of last month's discussion, Susan has compiled some financial information regarding the fuel farm for the Board's review I also spoke to the Fire Marshall who told me that fuel cannot be stored in trucks New Hold Position Markings We were fortunate enough to be able to get our newly required enhanced hold position markings done as part of the runway project. They are highly visible and intended to enhance runway safety AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES - MAY 13, 2010 Page 3 New Approaches Woolpert Surveying personnel are on the airfield this week conducting the very detailed surveys needed for us to get new WAAS (Wide Angle Augmentation System) approaches on all or some of our runways This is great news Air Traffic Control Tower- I will be taking a resolution to Council to approve the award of a contract to Delta Airport Consultants for the design of the air traffic control tower The contract amount will be approximately $722,000 and the work is expected to take 210 calendar days In addition, Mrs Murphy reported that she would be sending a letter to the Training Wing 4 Commander to let him know that the ILS was back up, we had 44 spots for parking aircraft during hurricane evacuations, and to let them know that Las Cruces would love them to come back for the winter flight training She also reported that two (2) land leases on Parcels 43 and 44 have until June 1St to submit their building permits NEW BUSINESS Stein Assignment of Lease on Parcel 19 Mrs Murphy reviewed the current lease terms on The Stein Family Trust Lease on Parcel 19 She stated that Mr Stein has requested a lease assignment to Sundance Aviation, Ken Cady, operating manager She said Mr Cady would be assuming the current lease instead of entering into a new lease, and would use the hangar for storage of aircraft. Mr Palmer moved, seconded by Mr Lurvey, to recommend approval of the lease assignment; motion carried unanimously ELECTION OF OFFICERS Mr Fusselman asked for nominations for Chair, and stated that he was willing to serve as Chair for the next year Mr Lashley nominated Mr Fusselman for Chair, seconded by Mr Lurvey; all members voted in favor Mr Fusselman asked for nominations for Vice Chair, and then nominated Mr Lashley Mr Wood seconded the nomination and all members voted in favor OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST AND PUBLIC COMMENT Councillor Sorg asked if Mrs Murphy had heard anything recently on the proposed Fire Station at the Airport; Mrs Murphy replied that she has had meetings with Fire Administration about the proposed Fire Station Seven Councillor Sorg stated that the Fire Department has been trying for years to get Fire Station Seven to serve both the Airport and the Industrial Park, and is aggressively seeking funding He said that the project is on the City Council's high priority list, and they have been looking at options in funding and design Councillor Sorg also mentioned that the Fire Department would like to build a training tower at the Airport. Mrs Murphy stated that the FAA could fund up to 30% of the Station, but will probably not participate With no further business to conduct, it was moved, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meetin at 11 35 AM 74-z-� �� Chair Record in e r tary