December 15, 2009 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop-December 15, 2009

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 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 Fred Tyler

Trustee Patrick Garcia

Trustee Thomas McKean

Trustee Gloria Sainz

Also present was Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk and John Montoya Fire Chief.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the Workshop to order at 6:05 P. M. asking that all rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Items presented at the Workshop were items that will be presented at the Regular Meeting of December 16, 2009.

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Chris Masters-HELP New Mexico Inc., utilization of Head Start facilities discussion/agreement

Eulogio Chavez-Water service to 2211 La Luz Avenue

Armando Salazar-Tree Trimming for Village 'safety for pedestrian'

Mayor Cordova-Appointment of Reginald Ken Selman to Chief of Police with a salary increase to $19.55

Mayor Cordova-Confirmation of Benny House to Regular Full-time status-Date of Hire 6/1/2009

Monica Voorbach-Approval of Awarding Irrigation Right bid to highest bidder

Mayor Cordova-Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement for Susan Flores from January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010 at $10.00 per hour for no more than 20 hours per week

Mayor Cordova-Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement for Armando Salazar from January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010 at $7.50 per hour for no more than 30 hours per week

Trustee Thomas McKean-Request changes to Personnel Policy 20.01(C), 7th line down after Full-Time add 'Regular or Part-Time Regular'. On last sentence of 20.01(C) after Full-Time add 'Regular or Part-Time Regular' on 20.01(B) delete 'are paid a monthly salary'.

Old Business

New Business


Fire Chief John Montoya asked the Board for a letter allowing him to purchase a Fire Truck from Otero County. The approval was given sometime back and was paid from the State Fire Fund money. The State Fire Marshall informed Mr. Montoya that they should have been informed before the purchase. Fire Chief Montoya is trying to clear things up before the end of the fiscal year.

Mr. Chris Masters from HELP New Mexico came before the board presenting them with a plan for the remodeling of the community center building. Mr. Masters asked if HELP New Mexico could partially move in the building in April until the Senior Center gets their new building built. The response was that the Board would have to meet with Prestina Chavez the Senior Center Director because they did not know what regulations they had and did not want to jeopardize the Seniors funding. Trustee Tyler asked if the restrooms would have to be changed to accommodate to federal standards. Mr. Masters said for the time being, two stalls, one in the girls and one in the boys restrooms would have to be redone for small children.

At 7:05 P. M. Trustee Thomas McKean moved to adjourn.

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.



Ray S. Cordova, Mayor




Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk

Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of January 20, 2010.