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02-23-2006 City of las Cruces AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces,New Mexico February 23, 2006 Members Present: Randy Ranels, Larry La Beau, Joe Beck, Leon Billstone Members Absent: Dyne Buckley, Robert Paul, Bill Squires Others Present: Gil Jones, City Councillor; Dolores Archuleta, City Councillor; Steve Trowbridge, City Councillor, Jose Frietze, City Councillor; Terrence Moore, City Manager; Robert Garza, Asst. City Manager; Brian Denmark, Facilities Director; Lisa Murphy, Airport Manager; Susan Pfeiffer, Recording Secretary; Christine Ochs, Community Development Director; Tim Gormley, Rocket Racing League; William Madden, WAM, Inc. Chair Randy Ranels called the meeting to order at 11:03 a.m. in City Council Chambers, and a quorum was noted. Since this was a joint meeting of the Airport Advisory Board and the West Mesa Design and Review Committee, Mr. Ranels had those present introduce themselves and state which board they were affiliated with. NEW BUSINESS: Rocket Racing League Proposal: Community Development Director Christine Ochs presented the Rocket Racing League (RRL) Proposal as it pertained to each Board, and passed out copies of the RRL Business Plan. She said the two airport issues that the City would like a recommendation from the Airport Advisory Board on were, the leasing of six existing parcels, and extending the east end taxiway to the airport property boundary. Ms. Ochs stated that this taxiway extension would allow them to lease an additional eight parcels to build racing team hangars on with additional aircraft parking apron. Mr. Tim Gormley stated that RRL is committed to move their headquarters to Las Cruces where they have adequate land to expand and where other related industrial businesses could build around them. He said that they would like to build their headquarters at the end of the extended taxiway, on 12 acres of West Mesa Industrial Park land, where they could see the airport infrastructure, and team hangars and aircraft from their upstairs conference room. Mr. Gormley stated that they already have the support of the FAA, the State, and the Mesilla Valley Economic P.O.BOX 20000 LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO 88004-9002 505.541.2000 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES—FEBRUARY 23,2006 Page 2 Development Alliance to relocate in Las Cruces. He said that they would like to build two hangars by October of this year for the X PRIZE Cup. Following a brief question and answer period Mr. Billstone moved, seconded by Mr. La Beau, that the Airport Advisory Board supported RRL's land lease application on the existing six hangar parcels numbers 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, and 43; motion carried unanimously. (Note: written concurrences of motion from Mr. Buckley and Mr. Squires are attached.) Mr. Beck moved, seconded by Mr. La Beau, to recommend support of the taxiway extension to the airport property boundary; motion carried unanimously. (Note: written concurrences of motion from Mr. Buckley and Mr. Squires are attached.) With no further business to conduct, it was moved, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 noon. Chair Recording Sec aryl Page 1 of 1 Susan Pfeiffer From: ranlinranels [ranlinranels@zianet.com] Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:37 PM To: Lisa Murphy Cc: Susan Pfeiffer Subject: Fw: Special Meeting Both Bill Squires and Dyne Byckley are in favor of the RRL if the company(consortium) has a solid business plan and financial support. The taxiway is problematic unless RRL helps fund the extension. Ideas??? ----Original Message---- From: DYNEAMITE(a-aol.com To: ranlinranels(cD-zianet.com Sent:Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:10 AM Subject: Special Meeting Hi Randy, Just wanted to let you know I will be unable to attend the Special Airport Meeting on Thurs. the 23rd as I have a dental appointment that day. It is scheduled to take about 2 hours. I would be in favor of approving the Rocket Racing League lease application assuming they will meet any requirements the advisory board feels necessary. I would support the extension of the taxiway. Sorry, I have to miss the meeting. Dyne 3/9/2006