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03-06-1997 AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING City of Las Cruces,New Mexico March 6, 1997 Members Present: Stephanie Medoff, Bill Madden, Chuck McLean, Gene Kennon, Frank Dailey Members Absent: Charles Trego, Jim Boykin Others Present: Ted Morris, Jr., Airport/Industrial Park Manager; 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. The meeting was called to order at 1:30 PM in the Airport Conference Room by Chairwoman, Mrs. Stephanie Medoff, and a quorum was noted. The meeting was closed to the public while a site location for a prospective aircraft manufacturer was discussed. A letter, with attached site and building criteria, from McCord Consulting Group, Inc. was distributed to the board members for their review. Mrs. Medoff asked if it should be built on the West side of the Airport instead of the East side because of the potential noise factor in view of the proposed land development in West Picacho Hills. Mr. McLean thought that it would be a way to get the West side of the Airport developed, since everyone was currently building on the East side. Mr. Morris discussed the benefits to building on the East side, which included the infrastructure being much closer, and it fit into the Master Plan's location for future growth. MINUTES: Mr. Madden asked that Mr. Rosenow's name be added to the attendance portion of the February 6, 1997 minutes. A motion was made by Mr. Dailey, seconded by Mr. Kennon to accept the minutes as corrected to the February 6, 1997 board meeting. All were in favor, motion carried. Mrs. Medoff asked that the Supplemental Minutes on the Aviation Day Resolution be made a part of the official minutes. The meeting was reopened to the public. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEER P.O.Box 20000 LAS CRUCES,NEW MEXICO 80004 Phone 505/526-0000 -2- MINUTES -AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING March 6, 1997 UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Proposed W. Picacho Hills Land Development: Mr. Denton reviewed the proposed plans for the development of the 2,000 acres located west of Picacho Hills. He stated that there wasn't another Resort site location in the area that had the view, Airport accessibility, and highway access. Ms.Novack, of Bright View, said the plan was to have all services on site, which would include such things as a fitness center, tennis courts, hiking and bike trails, horseback riding, meeting rooms, etc. Mr. Denton also said they planned on financially supporting the building of a Fire Station located at the Airport. Mr. Morris said that a Fire Station would cost approximately one to one and a half million dollars. After further discussion on aircraft noise, future of Runway 4-22, GPS approaches and flight patterns, annexation, and zoning, the board selected Mr. McLean, Jim Boykin, and Mrs. Medoff to form a sub-committee to prepare their recommendation on the proposed land development to the City Council. Airport Manager's Report: Mr. Morris quickly reviewed his report on current projects, and general information about what has been happening at the Airport. Mr. Trego called to ask if the board would consider moving the meeting time to the lunch hour or back to late afternoon. After a brief discussion a motion was made by Mr. Madden, seconded by Mr. McLean to move the meeting time to !2:00 noon for the next board meeting. All were in favor,motion carried. Mr. Morris reported on the proposed paint scheme for the water tower; yellow ball with red Zia on South side, Las Cruces City logo and "Welcome to Las Cruces" on North side in red, and a desert tan base. After discussion, a motion was made by Mrs. Medoff, seconded by Mr. Dailey to recommend that the base be painted yellow to match the ball, and approve the proposed paint scheme for the ball. All were in favor of the amended paint scheme for the water tower, motion carried. NEW BUSINESS: Antenna: Mr. Morris said that he contacted the people installing an antenna off the North Frontage Road. They informed him they had a State and FAA permit to install the antenna on State land. Mr. Morris informed them they were within City limits and would also require a City permit, which they have now applied for. Mr. Morris said that the height of the antenna was not a problem since it was below the runway elevation. -3- MINUTES -AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING March 6, 1997 Automated Weather Observation Station (AWOS): Mr. Morris said that he spoke with Pete Alexander, State Aviation Director, about going fifty/fifty with the City to purchase an AWOS, which costs approximately $70,000. Mr. Alexander went to the FAA to see if they would participate in the project, since they could not afford to go fifty/fifty with us. The FAA agreed to participate, and said to include it in the Taxiway C Project. Mr. McLean and Mr. Madden said they were asked by a pilot recently why we didn't have an AWOS system, and that we needed one for pilots flying here in bad weather conditions. The Board asked if weather readings could be taken every hour at the Airport. Mr. Morris explained that our Limited Part 139 requires weather readings for all air carriers and charter flights, but does not require readings every hour 24 hours per day, and that the staff could not do it, nor was there money to contract it out. Public Information: Mr. Kading, of Southwest Aviation, said it would be helpful if the public who attend the board meetings could receive a copy of the Airport Manager's Report. With no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Mr. Kennon, seconded by Mr. Madden to adjourn the meeting at 4:24 PM. All were in favor, motion carried. AIRPORT MANAGER'S REPORT FOR AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD - March 6, 1997 TEXT: YOUR NOTES: ADA: New requirement to provide City's plan to FAA for federally funded projects. Airport appears in good shape. 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. A&P mechanic on field. Roy Cox reports he's retiring to Ruidoso. Mike Lee, who used to work with Jerry Wood, will be working out of MVA hangar. Auto Sunshades: City Architect drafting design standards (wind, etc.). Says he'll have the info to us in "a couple weeks." We'll then bid it out here. Aviation Day: Activity since Feb. 6 meeting: Resolution drafted at last AAB meeting was submitted for Feb. 18 City Council session. Prior to that meeting, Mr. Rosenow met with Mayor and Counselor Tomlin and proposed to operate independent of City sponsorship. Mr. Rosenow proposed an Agreement at the Council meeting, and entire issue was tabled. Mr. Nava asked me to research other city's agreements, and draft a suitable Agreement. On Feb. 27, Mr. Nava, Mr. Rosenow, Mr. Ericson and I met to discuss the City-proposed agreement. Some changes were made and Mr. Rosenow took the final draft for additional review. The MOA was passed at the March 3, 1997 City Council Meeting. A copy is attached. BLM Land. NTR Box Canyon Road: In letter of Feb. 25, BLM declined to participate in management of this road. FAA supports our efforts to close road (in Part 139 inspection comments). Boy Scout Campout. On Feb. 21-23. They were from Deming and camped by water tower. They loved it. We can accommodate this sort of use by responsible groups, and it will help aviation. "Bright View Land" development NE of Airport: More discussion today (see agenda). Budget for FY 97/98. Next step is Capital Outlay presentation for projects for FY 97/98. Scheduled for next week. Grant requests for State assistance already sent in for AWOS, Fencing, TWY B/C, and pavement maintenance projects. CAF visit. B-29, B-24, C-46 scheduled here 22-28 Sept. 1997. CAP: No additional contacts from Squadron about requested parcel. Mr. Braddi reports the glider program is going well, and would like to formalize relationship, update AD, etc. E-Mail. We now have this. Our address is AIRPORT@ZIANET.COM. FAR Part 139 Inspection. Final Report received. Copy of it and memo to City manager regarding the report is attached. Hangar Parcel Lease requests: - Mr. Wayne Stevenson has expressed interest in Parcel 19, and plans to submit proposal letter very soon. Mr. Stevenson is retiring here from Ontario, and is a life-long pilot. - Dr. Joe Aday has expressed interest in extending WAM's leasehold to the east to accommodate an extension to his hangar facility. ILS Transfer to FAA: Resolutions passed at Feb. 18 City Council meeting. Need State Local Government Division to approve equipment transfer. Letter requesting approval mailed. Should have answer within two weeks. Master Plan. Work session with City Council scheduled March 10. Meeting Times. Charlie Trego requests we move the meeting time to the lunch hour or back to late afternoon. He's having trouble making early afternoon meetings. Pavement Maintenance. WORK: Taxiway A scheduled for crack sealing this month. BUDGET: Division placed all our requests in the budget package. Now, they have to survive senior-staff scrutiny and the Council votes. GRANTS: Requests for state assistance for FY 97/98 programs sent. Personnel. Human Resources completed evaluation of Airport Maintenance Leader Position, and determined it should be upgraded and called Airport Field Supervisor. Placed in budget. Q J We also have a request to upgrade the part-time temporary position to full-time regular in our budget request. Property Transfer. FAA states that the RPZ for RWY 12 (approach end) should be included in airport property map. Survey ordered. Ramp Road: Waiting for chip sealed portion of Zia Blvd. to be redone (under warrantee). Scheduled for next week. Rules & Regs. Working well. Some misunderstanding of gate requirements by Southwest Air Ambulance, but I think they understand now. Electric gates keep breaking down, but we're getting them fixed quickly by City electricians. Stormwater Plan: EPA enforcement division now says Airport does need one. Waiting for notice of violation to arrive with specific requirements. Taxiway C project. - FAA has not yet decided whether Taxiway, Fencing and AWOS should be 1, 2, or 3 projects. - City Engineer reviewing documents and plans. - 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. Hopefully will be complete in a week or two. Water Tower: Proposed 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. Is this O.K.?