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06-10-2010 City of las Cruces AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces, New Mexico June 10, 2010 Members Present: Fred Fusselman, Doug Lashley, Ross Palmer, Michael Gibbs, Robert Wood, Anthony Levatino Members Absent: Steve Lurvey Others Present: Gill Sorg, City Councillor; Lisa Murphy, Airport Manager; Susan Pfeiffer, Airport Administrative Assistant; Richard Williams CLC Police Chief; Travis Brown, CLC Fire Chief; Rusty Smith, LCFD, Andrew Bencomo, LCFD, Steve Mims, LCFD, Dan Selph, NMNG, Robert Lujan, NMNG, Hal Kading, Southwest Aviation, Leon Billstone, EAA, Bill Stein, tenant; Klaus Wittern, PCS Chair Fred Fusselman 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 May 13, 2010 Board meeting Mr Lashley moved, seconded by Mr Wood, to approve the minutes as submitted, motion carried unanimously ANNOUNCEMENTS None UNFINISHED BUSINESS None REPORTS Airport Manager's Report: Mrs Murphy read the following Manager's Report: Runway 12-30 Reconstruction The FAA final inspection and ILS Flight Check went well Right now we are working on closeout documents and having the contractor complete some final punch list items, mostly related to paperwork. City Council Items There are two airport-related items on the June 21 City Council agenda the award of a contract for the design of the Air Traffic Control Tower and a request for lease assignment of Parcel 19 from Stein Family Trust to Sundance Aviation, LLC Taxiway Alpha Design As there are funds remaining in the Airport Improvement Program Grant which was used to partially fund the Runway 12-30 reconstruction, FAA has consented to allow us to use some of these funds to proceed with the design of the rehabilitation of Taxiway Alpha, which is currently in poor condition P 0 BOX 20000 LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO 88004-9002 1 575 541.2000 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES —JUNE 10, 2010 Page 2 Sewer Line Construction The West Mesa Industrial Park sewer line construction is continuing and will soon be extending on to airport property I will keep everyone posted as street closures or work close to airport streets occurs Airplane Accident: As most of you are probably aware, Doug Newton, General Manager of Adventure Aviation, had to make a forced landing on airport property south of Runway 8- 26 on May 30 While the plane, a Cessna 172, was substantially damaged, Mr Newton and his two passengers were able to walk away from the accident. Mr Newton spent several days in the hospital with facial injuries, his two passengers were treated at local hospitals and released The Albuquerque FSDO came to the airport on June 1 to investigate the accident. Additional Duties for Airport Manager- I am temporarily assisting with the Parks and Recreation Section to gain a better understanding of the operation and help balance workload across the department. This takes me downtown several hours a week, but the airport is still my primary responsibility Surveillance Broadcast Systems Tower* According to Larry Callender with ITT, the SBS site is transmitting, but before it is actually integrated into the network it has to be flight tested This should probably be complete in an additional month or two Runway Repairs Sandoval Construction is crack-sealing on Runway 4-22 This is a city- funded project and is intended to extend the life of this runway pavement. Mr Billstone asked if the east end hangars would be able to tie into the sewer lines Mrs Murphy responded that they will not be able to any time soon NEW BUSINESS. Fire Station Seven- Fire Chief Travis Brown stated that we currently have an unmanned Fire Station 7 at the Airport, and that a new, staffed Fire Station 7 is number three (3) on the City Council's funding priority list. Mr Brown gave a Power Point presentation which included the projects purpose of improving service to the Airport and Industrial Park, and improving the Insurance Services Office rating from a nine (9) to a four (4), which would save the City a lot of money on insurance costs The presentation also covered capitalizing on economy of scaled by combining the Fire Station and training facility; site location on approximately eleven (11) acres, staffing (manned 24 hours and crossed- trained), vehicle equipment— Crash 7, Engine 7, and Tanker 7, and the benefits of having the Fire Station located at the Airport. Mr Brown also spoke about the first phase of the Training Facility that would be a pre-fabricated building, useable by both the Police and Fire Department. He stated that they would be able to do clean burns and could simulate residential and commercial fires Mr Brown said that they plan to add additional features to the facility over the years He concluded his presentation by stating that the process will take a few years before they have a completed structure Expansion of National Guard Operations —Temporary Hangar- Mr Dan Selph introduced himself and Mr Robert Lujan, and stated that they worked for the National Guard at Santa Fe Headquarters He stated that Las Cruces has approximately 200 AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES — JUNE 10, 2010 Page 3 soldiers based here between the Armory and the National Guard hangar He said that there is a shortage of facilities in Las Cruces, and that the top priority in the State is to build new facilities here in 2016 Mr Selph stated that they are trying to obtain funding to either lease the hangar next to the National Guard hangar from Southwest Aviation, or to set up a temporary maintenance shelter, or a combination of both options He said that the shelters were 190' x 75' x 31', and showed the two options of where they would like to locate them He stated that the National Guard is gearing up here in Las Cruces to support law enforcement and border missions, and the shelters would be here for several years Mr Selph said that the area they are thinking about building there future facilities on would be next to the PSL hangar, and would be 75% Federally funded and 25% State funded Mrs Murphy stated that any structures set up on the ramp or airport will have to have an air study done, and that the design standards state that the structure must be able to withstand 85 mph winds The consensus of the Board was that they supported both the short-term temporary shelters and the long-term future plans of the National Guard here at the airport. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST AND PUBLIC COMMENT Police Chief Richard Williams spoke about what he would like to accomplish within the Police Department, and liked to take the opportunity to let people know what a great Police Department we have He said that they will work hard to make the community even more proud of the department. Mrs Murphy stated that the FAA is coming up with a new pavement rating system She said it may increase the rating of our runways to allow heavier aircraft to land Mrs Murphy thanked Mr Hal Kading and his staff for the way they responded to last weekend's aircraft accident, and for calling her at home to let her know it since emergency dispatch failed to With no further business to conduct, it was moved, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meetin at 1 10 PM Chair Recording S90retW