April 16, 2013 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop-April 16, 2013

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Tuesday, April 16. 2013 at 6:00 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 Patrick Garcia
Trustee Fred Tyler

Also present at the Workshop was Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez and Grants Coordinator Richard Gutierrez.

Absent: Trustee Joseph Lueras
Trustee Gloria Sainz

At 6:07 P. M. Mayor Cordova called the Workshop to order asking that all rise and join him in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the Flag of the State of New Mexico.

Items presented at the Workshop are the items that will be presented at the Regular Meeting of April 17, 2013 which will include:

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments (3 Minutes)

Chief Wood-Swearing In of Police Officer Julian R. Aragon

Chief Wood-Swearing In of Police Officer Samuel Hanna

Gilbert Gaston-Information on St Francis Fiesta, May 10th 11th & Requesting extra patrol & barricades

Friends of Historic Tularosa-1. Discuss Memorial Observance Day 5/27/2013

Would like the Village to help pay for replacement of gazebo canvas up to the amount of $1,333.00, these funds to go toward metal roof for the Tularosa Veterans Memorial Park and that Lancon Construction do the work

Claudia Dorrell-Road maintenance-Foothills Lane

Valarie Delgado-Approval of Resolution 2012-13-13-Budget Increases

Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Approval of Resolution 2012-2013-14 Authorizing the Colonias Infrastructure Project Fund
Loan/Grant Agreement for $350,863.00

Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Approval of Resolution 2012-2013-15-Approving the transfer of the cable franchise from Baja Broadband to (TDS) Telephone Data Systems

Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Consider for Adoption Ordinance 247 amending section 51.01 and subsections 50.16for (A) & (C) providing for an increase in monthly rates for water and sewer service and for solid waste collection and to publish by Title and Subject Matter

Mayor Ray Cordova-Approval of appointment of Julian R. Aragon, uncertified police officer with 6 months probation at $11.00 per hour. Date of hire 3/27/2013

Mayor Ray Cordova-Approval of appointment of Samuel C. Hanna, certified police officer with 6 months probation at $13.50 per hour. Date of hire 4/4/2013

Mayor Ray Cordova-Approval of confirmation of Lawrence O'Connor as a Regular Full time employee

Mayor Ray Cordova-Approval of confirmation of Zachariah Diaz as a Regular Full time employee and increase salary to $13.50 officer certified 3/1/13

Hubert Quintana-Formal budget request for financial assistance to the South Eastern New Mexico Economic Development

District/COG and continued participation for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Old Business
New Business

Trustee Fred Tyler questioned some of the gas purchases in the sewer fund. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez said she would check and have a response for the meeting.

Several of the Board members expressed concern about the computer at the yard and wondered if it was necessary to have it there. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas

Guilez explained that it was put there to clock in but the time clock option no longer works and that when Reynaldo Guilez was Field Supervisor he would enter all the work orders and had an inventory in it, she was not sure if they were still utilizing the computer for those things. Mayor Cordova said he would look into the boards concerns.

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez asked if Thursday, May 2nd at 1:00 would be a good day and time to hold budget hearings with Department Heads. The Mayor and the Board agreed that it would be good and asked if they could be presented with a balanced budget, then hear the department heads wishes.

Discussion on the barricades to block the streets for the fiesta was discussed. The Mayor and the Board said they could be set on the corners before they go home on Friday so as not to pay overtime.

There being no further business to come before the board the workshop ended at 6:58 P. M.



Ray S. Cordova, Mayor



Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk


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.

Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of May15, 2013.