April 15, 2009 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

Tularosa Village Hall is in the center of town on St. Francis Drive.

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Regular Meeting - April 15, 2009

 

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:00 P. M. in the Court/Conference Room of the
Public Safety Facility located at 609 St. Francis Drive, Tularosa, New Mexico.

Present: Mayor Ray S. Cordova, Trustee Fred Tyler, Trustee Patrick Garcia, Trustee Thomas McKean, Trustee Gloria Sainz, Finance Officer Valarie Delgado Rick Gutierrez Grants Coordinator, Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez Village Clerk as well as Village Attorney Jeff Rhodes.

Mayor Ray S. 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 Fred Tyler moved to consider the agenda and the consent agenda and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia. Trustee Thomas McKean stated he still had the question about the dog kennel and the dog food. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez stated that she had called Susan Flores of Keep Tularosa Beautiful but she was not there to answer the question but would get an answer for the board.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with an affirmative vote by all the members.

Item 2. Unscheduled correspondence and public comments

Mayor Ray S. Cordova announced that this was the portion of the meeting whereby it is open to the public as well as to the Board members for comments or concerns that they want to address and invited anyone in the audience to the podium. Mayor Cordova again asked for any questions or concerns. There being none from the audience Trustee Thomas McKean asked Attorney Jeff Rhodes if the Village of Cloudcroft passed the ordinance whereby if a person had no water rights the village could charge $4,500.00 per lot. Mr. Rhodes response was, yes.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked for the status of the baseball field. Mr. Rick Gutierrez said he would be having a pre-construction meeting to get the Notice to Proceed.

For the Senior Center Mr. Gutierrez said that the village needed to get the water line.

Mayor Cordova said he met with the State Highway and they would be starting the Pedestrian Refuge Islands in March of the coming year.

Mr. Don Powell from the audience asked why the State Highway was willing to put money towards the islands and not installing a stop light. Mayor Cordova answered that the village has constantly tried to get a stop light installed and the State Highway has done studies but says the village doesn't warrant one. Mayor Cordova stated that they would not even put a Stop sign at the Y on the traffic coming from North headed South

Item 3. Don Powell-Grant sign variance. Approved by Planning &
Zoning on April 2, 2009

Mr. Don Powell requested a variance on a sign he wants to install on the old drugstore building on the highway and advised that he has gotten permission from the property owner Mr. Yates.

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

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with an affirmative vote by all the members.

Item 4. Rick Gutierrez-Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2008-2009-19 Adopting Community Development Block Grant Policies

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the Adoption of Resolution 2008-2009-19. Motion was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

Trustee Thomas McKean asked whose name would go in the blank on Section 3 Plan page one and suggested Rick Gutierrez, all agreed.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with an affirmative vote by all the members.

Item 5. Mayor Cordova-Approve appointment of R. Ken Selman as Lt./Detective at $15.50 per hour with 6 months probation; date of hire March 23, 2009

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the appointment of Ken Selman as Lt/
Detective. Motion was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Trustee Thomas McKean repeated that Mr. Selman was hired on the 23rd of March, is going to be on a 6 month probation and is being hired at $15.50 per hour.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with an affirmative vote by all the members.

Item 6. Alamo Disposal-Request increase in garbage rates

After several questions Trustee Thomas McKean moved to pay the increase and was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

Trustee Patrick Garcia announced that the village would be going into the business of solid waste. Mayor Ray S. Cordova felt that the village could give better service.

Trustee Thomas McKean stated that the cost increase that was just passed would not be passed on to the consumers but that the rates would increase when the village takes over the business.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with an affirmative vote by all the members.

Item 7. (Postponed from previous meeting) Request to pay Casa del Sol $675.00 for containers assigned to village areas

No action

Item 8. Old Business

Attorney Jeff Rhodes said he received a response from the City of Alamogordo in reference to the article that came out in the paper from Mr. Threadgill. The City of Alamogordo's letter reaffirmed that they are obligated under the original agreement to provide water to Tularosa but would like to meet again. Attorney Jeff Rhodes suggested revising the stipulation and get discussion going in reference to the desalinization plant moving but that everything would be predicated on the appeal.

Item 9. New Business
A request to use Higuera Park for the Little League baseball was made and ok'd by the Board. Request to move bleachers to the park was also made. Mayor Cordova instructed Mr. Rick Gutierrez to ask Tim Duran the Field Supervisor for help to move the bleachers.
Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez asked Attorney Jeff Rhodes if he was working on the Solid Waste ordinance or what procedures the village had to take to get that going. Attorney Jeff Rhodes said he had started on it but needed a rate schedule from the Board and suggested that the Board go over the Solid Waste Ordinance which is now in place and see what they want to change
Announcement of the Budget Hearings for May 5, 2009 at 6:00 P. M. was made.
Item 10. Adjourn
Trustee Thomas McKean moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz. With no further business to come before the Board the meeting adjourned at 7:50 P. M. with a voice vote.

The written minutes are the official minutes of the meeting. The recorded Compact Flash 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

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Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk

Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of May 20, 2009.