|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 7 Apr 2011 09:06:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION: Lease proposal for Melrose Range (NM)|
State planning to lease range land to Air Force Sharna Johnson Clovis News-Journal (NM) April 6, 2011The state has determined it would rather be a landlord than a seller when it comes to use of state lands for expansion of the Melrose Range for the Air Force, citing more revenue for education and surplus money for Cannon Air Force Base projects.
A long-term leasing arrangement to get the Air Force the land it needs for expansion of the range is the ideal situation for everyone and it’s the new course for the project, said State Public Lands Commissioner Ray Powell.
"We're on the lease track now ... There does not seem to be an impediment to doing the long-term lease, so I would say all of the emphasis is being put on the long-term lease," he said Tuesday. "From our stand point that really ensures that the school children retain that property forever (so) it creates a win-win for the military and the community."
... For the entire article, see http://www.cnjonline.com/articles/force-42742-air-state.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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