August 18, 2009 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Special Meeting -August 21, 2009

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Special Meeting on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 5:00 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

The meeting was called to order at 5:05 P.M followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Item 3. Selection of Chairperson

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to make Mayor Pro-tem Gloria Sainz the Chair-person for the Grievance Hearing and was seconded by Trustee Thomas McKean.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion passed with all members voting aye.


Item 4. Hearing as per Section 10-15-1 (H) of the Open Meetings Act-Grievance Hearing for Timothy Winrow (Closed if requested by Officer)

Village Attorney Jeff Rhodes pointed out that item 4 on the agenda states 'closed if requested by officer' and advised that the Clerk informed him that village personnel policy provides for a closed meeting, executive session, unless the employee desires an open meeting. Village Attorney Jeff Rhodes wanted to make sure that was clarified and on the record.

Chairperson Gloria Sainz proceeded to ask Mr. Timothy Winrow if he was in favor of a closed hearing or an open meeting. Mr. Timothy Winrow responded he would prefer a closed hearing.

Attorney Jeff Rhodes advised that the villages witnesses will be Virgil Mayberry, Ray Cordova and Ken Selman and they would have to exit the room since they will be called as witnesses.

Chairperson Gloria Sainz entertained a motion for a closed session.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved for a closed session for a Grievance Hearing for Mr. Timothy Winrow as per Section 10-15-1(H). Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. The Members of the Board then recessed into the closed session at 5:15 P. M.

At 6:32 P. M. Chairperson Gloria Sainz stated that the matters discussed in the closed hearing were limited to only those specified in the motion for closure.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia. The meeting adjourned at 6:35 P. M.


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




Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk



Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of September 16, 2009.