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10-12-2006 itofy Crucet AWPEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces,New Mexico October 12,2006 Members Present: Randy Ranels, Joe Beck, Larry La Beau, Pete Brandon, Leon Billstone Members Absent: Dyne Buckley, Bill Squires Others Present: Gil Jones, City Councillor; Lisa Murphy, Airport Manager; Susan Pfeiffer, Recording Secretary; Ross Palmer, pilot; Hal Kading, Southwest Aviation; William Madden, WAM, Inc.; Gene Kennon, citizen; Bill Stein, tenant; Marcos CdeBaca, Premier Crafters LLC; Keith Ford, tenant; Ted Morris, Jr., citizen; Kent Freier, Molzen-Corbin; Jerry Cordova, Molzen-Corbin; Aldo Magana, Adventure Aviation; Louis Grijalva, CLC Public Works. Chair Randy Ranels 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 September 14, 2006 Board meeting. Mr. Billstone moved, seconded by Mr. Beck, to approve the minutes as submitted; motion carried unanimously. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mr. La Beau stated that he will be moving to Texas in November and will be resigning from the Airport Advisory Board. The Board thanked him for his service on the Board and wished him well in his new endeavors. PRESENTATION: Mr. Louis Grijalva, with the City of Las Cruces Public Works Department, introduced the Consulting Engineer on the repairs to Runway 4-22 project, Mr. Kent Freier of Molzen-Corbin & Associates. Mr. Freier reviewed the events surrounding the Runway 4-22 damage and the process the City went through with the Air Force to come up with a settlement agreement. He then reviewed the process that will be used to repair the Runway which included pulverizing the center 60 feet and using it for a base course with a 3 inch asphalt overlay, leaving 20 feet on each side of the runway with the lights left in place. Mr. Freier stated that they will skip the center where the two runways cross since it was not damaged. He said that the life of the repaired runway would be 20 years and the estimate to fix it is 1.2 million dollars. Mr. Freier then reviewed the project bid, start up, and completion dates. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None. AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES—SEPTEMBER 14,2006 Page 2 REPORTS: Airport Manager's Report: Mrs. Murphy's report is included as a part of the Minutes. Committee Reports: Action Plan: Councillor Jones reported that the Action Plan Committee had not had a chance to meet again, and that he is trying to recover lost committee reports on his computer. He asked if anyone had any updates they would like added to the committee's original memo. Councillor Jones stated that he still had his original notes and the suggestions made at the last meeting and would reconstruct his memo. Marketing Committee: Mr. Brandon stated that he, Councillor Jones and Ms. Ochs met today and discussed how the Marketing Committee will develop a program to focus their efforts to educate the public and MVEDA on what the Airport already has to offer. He said that Ms. Ochs will get with Mrs. Murphy to help her put together a brochure on the Airport, and that she would bring the draft brochure for the Board's review. Mr. Brandon suggested that the marketing information could be put on the Airport's web site. NEW BUSINESS: Parcel 24 Assignment and SASO Lease: Mr. Marco CdeBaca was asked to give a brief summary of Premier Crafters LLC's business plan. He stated that once the assignment of lease is completed, the company will operate an aircraft interior cabinet and upholstery shop upon approval of their SASO Lease. Mr. Billstone moved, seconded by Mr. La Beau to recommend acceptance of the SASO Lease. Mrs. Murphy stated the first thing needed was the Board's approval of the assignment of lease, and that once Premier Crafters submitted their application for a SASO Lease with all the required paperwork the Board could vote for approval of their SASO Lease. Mr. Billstone changed his motion to recommend approval of the assignment of lease, and Mr. La Beau seconded; motion carried unanimously. Councillor Jones stated that Ms. Ochs has a list of businesses on the Airport and will update it and add it to our web site. He said that he will be appearing on a TV show to talk about economic development and will promote the Airport on it. Mrs. Murphy said that she would give him a copy of the State Aviation Division Economic Plan Study to use for information. Mr. Keith Ford stated that he had purchased three acres in the West Mesa Industrial Park and plans on building 13 units for lease to aviation businesses. DISCUSSION ITEMS: None. PUBLIC COMMENT: AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES—SEPTEMBER 14,2006 Page 3 Mr. Gene Kennon asked if anyone had a summary report on the X PRIZE Foundation, because he does not fully understand what they are all about. Mr. Kennon also stated that we need to protect our Airport and related incidents of accidents that have happened at other airports because of encroachment. He said that we should make it clear to the City Manager to go ahead with the annexation even if the State land is left out of the annexation at this time. Mrs. Murphy said that she has met with the Community Development Department on the zoning of the annexation land, and that Community Development has presented the annexation proposal at the pre-application meeting. Mr. Ranels stated that the board had concerns on the status of the annexation and asked Mrs. Murphy to invite the Land Manager to attend the next board meeting and give an update on the annexation proceedings. There was a brief discussion on land surrounding the Airport and the development of it. Mr. Hal Kading, of Southwest Aviation, wanted to know when the Airport was going to be closed to air traffic for the X PRIZE CUP. Mrs. Murphy stated that there would be a NOTAM issued closing the Airport on Friday at 6:00 a.m. She said that there would be a short reopening of the airspace from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. for aircraft to land or take off, and then it would be closed until 3:00 p.m. when it would reopen until 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Mrs. Murphy said the schedule would be the same for Saturday. Councillor Jones reviewed what Ms. Ochs had told him about the West Mesa Industrial Park and the proposals that have been made to the City by different businesses. With no further business to conduct, it was moved, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting at 1:27 PM. hair Recording cr Gate Code Change: The airport gate codes will be totally changed as of October 30. This is being done to improve security and limit unauthorized access. Because of new State rules requiring a current list of based aircraft as a condition for grant funding, we are asking for aircraft information, including N number, before giving out a new code. Also, as per FAA Part 139, we are also asking tenants to sign a statement saying that they understand the rules for inside the fence driving. The response so far from airport tenants has been very good. Air Traffic Control Tower: The Control Tower Siting Report is complete except for the safety portion of the report, which comes from FAA's Safety Management consultant. Once this is received, the report is submitted to FAA for their approval. Once I have the complete report, I will distribute it to the Board. The Environmental Assessment will start shortly after FAA approval of the Siting Report. 4 Gate Code Change: The airport gate codes will be totally changed as of October 30. This is being done to improve security and limit unauthorized access. Because of new State rules requiring a current list of based aircraft as a condition for grant funding, we are asking for aircraft information, including N number, before giving out a new code. Also, as per FAA Part 139, we are also asking tenants to sign a statement saying that they understand the rules for inside the fence driving. The response so far from airport tenants has been very good. Air Traffic Control Tower: The Control Tower Siting Report is complete except for the safety portion of the report, which comes from FAA's Safety Management consultant. Once this is received, the report is submitted to FAA for their approval. Once I have the complete report, I will distribute it to the Board. The Environmental Assessment will start shortly after FAA approval of the Siting Report.