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04-03-1997 AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces,New Mexico April 3, 1997 Members Present: Stephanie Medoff, Bill Madden, Chuck McLean, Gene Kennon, Frank Dailey, Jim Boykin, Charles Trego Others Present: Susan Pfeiffer, Recording Secretary; Hal Kading, Southwest Aviation, Inc.; Darren Gerrard, DAC Planning (ETZ); Harold Denton, Denton Newby Architects; John Moscato, Bright View Land Company; Mariann Novack, Bright View Land Company; Vernon Wilson, Crosswinds Grill Owner; Marty Ditmore, Hangar Owner; Ed Lindsay, West Mesa Flying Association; David Church, Rio Grande Soaring Association. The meeting was called to order at 12:00 noon in the Airport Conference Room by Vice Chairman, Mr. Jim Boykin, and a quorum was noted. MINUTES: A motion was made by Mr. Dailey, seconded by Mr. Boykin to accept the minutes of the March 6, 1997 board meeting as submitted. All were in favor, motion carried. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Proposed W. Picacho Hills Land Development: Mr. McLean gave a briefing on the Sub-Committee's report on the proposed land development. The presentation to the City Council will be broken down into key issues, and will include overheads and graphics. Mr. Denton presented a draft booklet of Bright View Land Company's presentation for the City Council on the proposed development. There was a discussion on the booklet and other key issues including, zoning, annexation, and where their water supply would come from. It was mentioned that the old Butterfield Trail would be preserved, and marked as a point of interest. The sub-committee agreed to meet next Monday, April 7, 1997, to review their draft report once again, before mailing copies to the rest of the Board. The Board agreed to call a special work session to review the final report before the next scheduled board meeting. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEER P.O.Box 20000 LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO 80004 Phone 505/526-0000 Ar -2- MINUTES -AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING April 3, 1997 Airport Manager's Report: In Mr. Morris' absence, Mrs. Medoff reviewed the report on current projects, and general information about what has been happening at the Airport. The Board agreed to review the changes to the proposed Airport Policies, and report back to Mr. Morris if they had any questions or suggestions. Aviation Day: Mrs. Medoff asked that Mr. Rosenow be contacted to see if he would give an update report on Aviation Day at the next board meeting in May, and if so, requested the item be placed on the agenda. NEW BUSINESS: Glider Towing: Mr. David Church, of Rio Grande Soaring Association, informed the Board of their request to use the Airport for glider towing, and discussed glider operations in general. He said they plan to operate on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon, and would follow all applicable FARs. The glider and ground vehicle operators would monitor and use the Airport's radio frequency for safety purposes. A motion was made by Mr. Boykin, and seconded by Mr. Trego, to approve the request to use the Airport for glider towing operations. All were in favor, motion carried. Land Surrounding Airport: Mr. Kennon said that he was going to try to find out what sections of land around the airport were owned by the State, County and City. He would like to see the Board pursue an Ordinance to restrict development. Mr. Kennon said that he would obtain a map of BLM land from Mr. Marvin James, and bring it to the next meeting. NM Army National Guard Hangar: Mr. Kennon raised the question as to whether the Guard could use seized drug assets to build their own hangar. He said it would enable us to lease the City's hangar to someone else. Auto Gas: Mr. Ed Lindsay said he would like to see auto gas be made available as a less expensive alternative to aviation gas, and said that he has spoken to Mr. Kading, of Southwest Aviation about it. He said the West Mesa Flying Club's preference would be to buy fuel from Southwest Aviation at a fair price, and for them to get out of the fuel business. Mr. Lindsay said they have plans to remove their fuel trailer in the near future. Mr. McLean, at the Board's request, said that he would write a proposal to the City Manager stating, if the City requires fuel containment areas, then we ought to provide not- for-profit organizations the space, leased or otherwise,to store their fuel. -3- MINUTES -AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING April 3, 1997 Shuttle Service: The lack of transportation from the airport was discussed. Mr. Kading said that he would like to see the City pursue getting the Las Cruces Shuttle Service to come to the Airport. The Board said they would ask Mr. Morris to check into it. With no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Mr. Madden, seconded by Mr. Boykin to adjourn the meeting at 2:10 PM. All were in favor, motion carried. AIRPORT MANAGER'S REPORT FOR AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD -April 3, 1997 TEXT: YOUR NOTES: Aircraft crash: March 21. Piper Saratoga. No injuries. Airport Policy progress &time/phase: - Interim rules issued. - Next: Proposal to City Mgr. for distribution to City Council. - Next: Public Meetings & final draft. - Next: To City Council for approval. Auto Sunshades: City Architect completed design standards (wind, etc.). Says he'll pass to purchasing department for action this week. Aviation Day: Mr. Rosenow signed the MOA at the City Clerk's office. Otherwise,NTR. BLM Land. Playing telephone tag with BLM to get answers to Mr. Kennon's questions. Box Canyon Road: NTR. "Bright View Land" development NE of Airport: More discussion today (see agenda). Budget for FY 97/98. Next step is public meetings. City appears to be going through major priority reviews. Unsure of Airport's requests. State may act on Grant requests for AWOS and Fencing this FY. Money can be rolled over to next FY. CAP: NTR. Hangar Parcel Lease requests: NTR. ILS Transfer to FAA: Completed! Only took five years! Master Plan. Work session with City Council happened March 10. They approved bringing it forward for adoption by Resolution. Waiting on Coffman's final Layout Plans for Mayor's signature. Pavement Maintenance. WORK: Taxiway A crack sealing in progress. BUDGET: Division placed all our requests in the budget package. Not sure if they survived senior-staff scrutiny and the Council votes. GRANTS: Requests for state assistance for FY 97/98 programs sent. Personnel. Upgrade of Airport Maintenance Leader, Secretary, and part timer to full time in budget - apparently survived to date. Property Transfer. FAA states that the RPZ for RWY 12 (approach end) should be included in airport property map. Survey ordered. Rules & Regs. Working well. Some continued problems at East gate. Electric gate at terminal removed by City electricians to try to rebuild/fix in shop. Stormwater Plan: Still waiting for notice of violation to arrive with specific requirements. Taxiway C project. Nothing new to report. To recap: - FAA has not yet decided whether Taxiway, Fencing and AWOS should be 1, 2, or 3 projects. - City Engineer review of documents and plans complete. - AWOS/NEXWOS still in planning stages. - Supplemental State Grant requests sent. UNICOM Situation: CIS is constructing, as we speak, the link between CTAF and City's 800mhz system. We'll mount it in the observation deck. Installers keep getting pulled off to install new telephone system downtown. Would have really been helpful during Saratoga crash. Water Tower: Out for bids. Paint scheme: Yellow ball with red Zia on South Side, and Las Cruces City logo and "Welcome to Las Cruces on North side in red.