April 17, 2007 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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Village of Tularosa-Regular Meeting-April 17, 2007

The Village of Tularosa Board of Trustees met in a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 7:00 P. M. at the Court/Conference Room of the Public Safety Facility located at 609 St. Francis Drive, Tularosa, New Mexico.

Present: Mayor Ray S. Cordova, Trustee Patrick Garcia, Trustee Margaret Trujillo, Trustee Thomas McKean. Also present was Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes, Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas as well as Finance Officer Valarie Delgado.

Absent: Trustee Gloria Sainz

Mayor Ray Cordova called the meeting to order asking that all rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Item 1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved to consider the agenda and the Consent agenda, Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion. Mayor Ray Cordova requested a change asking to delete Item 15 and leave it for the May meeting.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Items on the Consent Agenda included the minutes of March 19, 2007 Workshop, minutes of March 20, 2007 Regular Meeting, minutes of March 23, 2007 Special Meeting, minutes of April 2, 2007 Budget Hearing, village bills, March 2007 Business Registrations, March 2007 Site and Sign Permits and announcement of the next regular meeting for May 15, 2007.

Item 2. Proclaiming April 20, 2007 as "Tribute to Teacher in Excellence Day" in Tularosa, New Mexico

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 3. Information: Orange Broadband, LLC will change it's name to "Baja Broadband" starting April 2, 2007

Mayor Cordova announced that the cable company changed their name from Orange Broadband to Baja Broadband as of April 2, 2007.

Item 4. Information: A new Web Page for the Village of Tularosa is up and running. See it at http://villageoftularosa.com

Mayor Cordova invited everyone to look at the new web page that the village has been working on for sometime.

Item 5. Approval of Budget Adjustment Request 2007-1 for line item over-expenditures for Fiscal Year 2006-2007

Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved to approve the Budget Adjustment Request 2007-1 for line item over-expenditures for Fiscal Year 2006-2007. Trustee Thomas McKean asked if it included the$310.06 change and proceeded to amend Trustee Trujillo's motion to include the change. The motion was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Motion for the amendment passed with an aye vote from all Board members present.

Trustee Garcia then seconded the main motion and a roll call vote was taken.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 6. Approval of Budget Resolution 2006-07-15 for Library grant award acceptance

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to accept Resolution 07-15 for the library and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Item 7. Approval of Budget Resolution 2006-07-16 increasing the Public Safety budget by $6,000.00 for fuel and increase the salary line item

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve Resolution 2006-07-16 and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Trujillo, no. Motion passes with a two to one vote.

Item 8. Bob Scott Family Investments-Request variance for sidewalk at Prairie Subdivision

Mr. Bob Scott informed the Board of Trustees that his original plans were rejected with items to correct, he brought the corrected plans back in, they did not include sidewalks nor curbs and they were approved and built according to the manner in which they were approved.

Trustee Margaret Trujillo asked Mr. Scott if he checked the ordinance book to see what he had to do. Mr. Scott said that they were not presented to him and he has done everything that he can to provide affordable housing.

Trustee Thomas McKean stated that sidewalks are not required to be on the plat. The sidewalks are required through the Subdivision Ordinance.

After much discussion Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved to wait until the Board can talk to Klad Zimmerle of Alamotero Land Survey. Discussion ensued about granting a variance to twenty-one (21) lots. Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved to grant a variance on the twenty one (21) lots shown on the map waiving the sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas asked which twenty-one (21) lots. Mr. Scott presented the lot numbers to the Clerk naming lots 2 through 8; 32 through 37; 71 through 77 and 42 through 47. There being no second motion dies.

Item 9. Gloria Ostic-Tularosa Public Health Office-Develop a plan for immediate needs at Health Office building (404 Fresno) as well as ongoing maintenance, janitorial and building repairs

Being that representative's appeared at the Workshop the previous night item 9 was skipped.

Item 10. Sabah Al-Obaidi - Water bill at 1205 Swanson

Mr. Obaidi's complaint was not being notified about the change in the water rates. He was advised that the notice came out in the paper twice. Discussion continued of the tier system in the water billing.

Item 11. Cynthia Prelo-Riedlinger-Veterans Memorial - Memorial Day

Ms. Riedlinger announced that the Veterans Memorial had received $75,000.00 in capital outlay funding to finish the landscaping. On May 28, 2007 they are planning a Veteran's Memorial Observance with a veteran's breakfast at 8:00 A. M. at the Community Center, they have requested someone from Holloman to be the Keynote Speaker, requested a flyover, invited the Honor Guard, sponsoring a Veteran's Memorial Essay Contest "What Memorial Day Means to Me". Mrs. Riedlinger asked if Mayor Cordova would read a Proclamation. For the evening the plan is to have a lumanaria candle lighting ceremony, copies of the program will be forthcoming. Mrs. Riedlinger addressed vandalism including skateboarding and asked if the Board would put signs saying 'no skateboarding or Bikes in the Veterans Memorial Assembly area.

Trustee Patrick Garcia said that he would take it upon himself to contact VFW and Sertoma Club for donations for any overrun costs.

Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved to place two (2) signs if money is available. Motion was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 12. Virgil Mayberry-Request for budget increase of $75,000.00 for the Tularosa Police Department

Cheif Mayberry said he brought it down to $65,000.00 discussion ensued.

Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved not approve the $65,000.00 until the budget is looked at again and postpone until the next meeting. Motion was seconded by Trustee Thomas McKean.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 13. Mayor Cordova-Request change int he Personnel Policy, Section 80.01. Change the title of "Labor" to "Water Service Tech I" hourly rates Minimum $8.00-Maximum $12.00 and add "Water Service Tech II" hourly rates Minimum $12.00-Maximum $16.00

Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved to change the "Labor" title to "Utility Service Technician" and make the pay scale from $8.00 minimum to $15.00 maximum. Motion was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 14. Mayor Cordova-Approve appointment of Virgil Mayberry as Interim Chief at $15.00 per hour effective March 30, 2007

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the appointment at $15.00 per hour and was seconded by Trustee Margaret Trujillo.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 15. Mayor Cordova-Approve appointment of Ron Saavedra as Lt/Detective at $14.50 per hour effective April 30, 2007 and waive probationary period

(Item Removed)

Item 16. Mayor Cordova-Approve appointment of Don Childress as Inspector for the Stogden Well re-drilling

Mayor Cordova explained that an inspector is necessary while drilling the well and it also includes engineering, building a chlorine station so that we can use the water in our system.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the appointment of Don Childress and was seconded by Trustee Margaret Trujillo.

Trustee Margaret Trujillo asked where the money was coming from. Mayor Cordova explained that the money was the one to buy the Storage tank and when the bids came in they were way to high so the $365,000 will be used for this

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 17. Postponing Ordinance 222-Regulating the operation of Mobile Home Parks & Recreational Vehicle Parks to the April 24, 2007 Special Meeting and Workshop

Trustee Margaret Trujillo moved to postpone and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Trujillo, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 18. New Business

Trustee McKean reminded Mayor Cordova to tell everyone about the two capital projects. Mayor Cordova stated he had received notice that the village was awarded $250,000.00 to improve the maintenance yard and to purchase equipment and vehicles, in addition $100,000.00 was awarded to the Library to construct a new Learning Center, awarded also was money for the Little League for lights, bleachers and a score board. Hopefully CDBG will also grant money to build a new Senior Center in the amount of $499,000.00 and to build a Welcome Center at the old police department building. Trustee Margaret Trujillo said she also attended the CDBG hearings and wanted to commend the Mayor for an excellent presentation and that he is owed a world of thanks.

Item 19. Old Business

There was no old business.

Item 20. Adjourn

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 P. M.

The written minutes are the official minutes of the meeting. The recorded tapes are part of the minutes only for interpreting any ambiguity in the written minutes. When the minutes are approved and signed the written minutes are the official minutes of the meeting.

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Ray S. Cordova, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Dianna R. Brusuelas, Village Clerk

Minutes approved by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of May 15, 2007