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06-18-2003Draft 1!� ]D,, RA 1 METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION PUBLIC INPUT MEETING 2 Las Alturas Corridor Study 3 June 18, 2003 4 5 Following are the summary minutes of the Metropolitan Planning Organization Public Input meeting 6 for Las Alturas Corridor Study held on June 18, 2003, at 6:00 p.m. at the Las Alturas Fire 7 Department, 4145 Cholla Rd., Las Cruces,New Mexico. 8 9 Staff Present: David Carpenter (Community Development) 10 Lisa Fuselier(Community Development) 11 Andy Hume (Community Development) 12 Diana Carlson (Community Development) 13 14 Councillor Present: Steve Trowbridge 15 16 Public Present: Cliff Spirock Victoria Gabrielidis 17 Pat& Hardin Pue Nancy Greene 18 Doug & Peggy Bogart Carol Case 19 Churk & Marianne Hayes Fred Radke 20 Patricia&Bill Rothengass Fred & Carol Thompson 21 J. Leverert Ron & Lynn Farthing 22 C.R. Merolla Nigel Holman 23 Carl Connor Rick Kieser 24 Bobbie Kellough Jerry & Connie Hines 25 Richard Wiebe Reta Warren 26 Judy Bosland William & Maxine Webber 27 Patty & Ed Hughs Terry & Soosie Huck 28 Barbara Mooey Alvin &Kathy Sallee 29 Ken Paap Danny & Barbara Puett 30 Curille Kane Laurance Lord 31 Jean Marrot Gerald Weinstein 32 Verlaine Davies Alice & Senle Doss 33 Bill Moody Jim Carroll 34 Wayne Grinnell Robert Endla 35 Kathy Sallee 36 37 38 I. INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION 39 40 David Carpenter began the meeting with introductions of MPO staff. Mr.Carpenter advised the Las 41 Alturas Realignment was part of the Transportation Corridor Study west of the"A"Mountain. He 42 also stated it was part of the Long Range Transportation Plan(20 year plan),which is to be updated 43 1 I every five years. Mr. Carpenter then gave a quick overview of the Las Alturas Realignment 2 proposal. He also gave a brief review of the options presented at the April 18, 2003 public input 3 meeting. 4 5 Mr. Carpenter stated that Remington Road is currently a collector, which they would like to 6 downgrade to major local. He also stated there is a proposed subdivision planned between Sonoma 7 Ranch and Addington, so there is an access issue. 8 9 II. PUBLIC COMMENTS 10 11 A gentleman asked what was the function of a major local. 12 13 David Carpenter stated it provides direct access to individual parcels with a 60' right-of-way. 14 15 A gentleman asked what the practicality was for Sonoma Ranch accessing Jakes Development. 16 17 Mr. Carpenter advised that Jakes Development still needs to go through the Planning and Zoning 18 Commission for masterplan and plat approval. What is eventually decided upon in the Las Alturas 19 realignment, would be the guiding document for Jakes Development to follow. 20 21 A woman asked if the MPO will design the road. 22 23 Mr. Carpenter stated no,the Transportation Plan was just a guiding document. The ETZ will review 24 it to insure developers conformity. 25 26 A gentleman asked what the timeline was for the roads. 27 28 Mr.Carpenter advised that all road construction is developer driven and the developer is responsible 29 for building the roads. Developers are to connect to the nearest adjacent pavement. 30 31 A woman asked if anybody had spoken to NMSU about the Tellbrook extension. She also asked if 32 NMSU doesn't want to dissect their property by extending Tellbrook,would they go to Superstition. 33 She also stated there is a public benefit to the area; peace and solitude of the road. She stated it 34 would be an environmental disaster to go with Tellbrook. 35 36 Another woman asked how far east would Addington go. She also asked if Sonoma Ranch would 37 be on the east or west of the Farm and Ranch Museum. 38 39 Mr. Carpenter stated Addington would go potentially up to Silver King Road and Sonoma Ranch 40 would go east of the Farm and Ranch Museum. 41 42 A gentleman asked what the benefit would be for a major arterial. 43 2 I Mr. Carpenter stated the right-of-way would be 120'. 2 3 A woman asked how close would Sonoma Ranch be to Las Alturas. 4 5 Mr. Carpenter stated approximately a quarter mile. 6 7 Pat Pue stated due to the residential low-density character of the area,the realignment needed to go 8 further east. 9 10 A gentleman asked where the NMSU land is located. 11 12 Mr.Carpenter stated NMSU land runs between Tellbrook to the State Police Office,then to Dripping 13 Springs,and then from Weisner and Dripping Springs, east of"A" Mountain, to Mesquite I-10 14 interchange. 15 16 A woman commented that the MPO was looking at the future,while residents were looking at the 17 present. She stated that she felt the development would benefit the area. 18 19 A gentleman suggested Weisner instead of Sonoma Ranch. 20 21 A gentleman commented that all this planning was for increased access in the area,but what about 22 access to the highway. 23 24 Mr.Carpenter stated that future interchanges were planned for Spruce,Missouri, Stern and I-10 and 25 Addington. NMSU also was proposing Cholla and 1-25. 26 27 A woman was concerned with the increase of truck traffic on Las Alturas. 28 29 Mr. Carpenter stated that Las Alturas is a frontage road system to the interstate. He stated that the 30 Las Alturas Corridor Study included the terrain. Addington and Weisner had better terrain to work 31 with. 32 33 Pat Pue asked what was next. 34 35 Mr. Carpenter stated there would be two MPO meetings; TAC on June 26th at 4:00, and the Policy 36 Committee on July 8th at 5:00. A proposed resolution is to go the Policy Committee and is currently 37 the 2nd item on the agenda. The meetings are open to the public and residents were invited to attend 38 and comment. 39 40 A gentleman asked what the ETZ would do with Jakes proposal. 41 42 Mr. Carpenter stated that the County,in accordance with policy,will notify the public. ETZ meets 43 every 3'Wednesday of the month. 3 I A woman asked if a study was done on the air quality and how it would affect the area. 2 3 Mr. Carpenter stated no, however,they can check into it. 4 5 III. ADJOURNMENT 6 7 David Carpenter thanked the crowd for their participation. The meeting ended at 7:00 p.m. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 4