December 17, 2013 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop - December 17, 2013

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting of Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:00 P. M. in the Court/Conference Room of the Public Safety Facility located at 609 St. Francis Drive, Tularosa, NM.

Present: Mayor Ray S. Cordova
Trustee Ron Cooksey
Trustee Patrick Garcia
Trustee Fred Tyler

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

At 6:00 P. M. Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the workshop to order asking all to rise and join him in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the Flag of the State of New Mexico.

Items discussed at the Workshop are the items that will presented at the Regular Meeting of December 18, 2013 which include:

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence & Public Comments

Trustee Patrick Garcia-Recognize the Tularosa Youth Football Team for winning the 2013 Otero County Youth Superbowl

Mayor Ray Cordova-Approval of appointment of Ray Telles as Trustee for the remainder of the term vacated by Gloria Sainz

Consider for Adoption Ordinance 249 adopting a new section 70.01(C) of the Tularosa Code of Ordinances, adopting the 2013 amendments to the 2010 Uniform Traffic Ordinance providing new penalties for driving while license is revoked, an electronic form of citation and reporting of convictions

Approval to publish by Title & Subject Matter, Ordinances 249

Stephen Hawks-Requesting use of Waste Water for irrigation at the Rankin property on Riata Road

Tularosa Ditch Corporation-Requesting Village to grant 15' Right of Way for a new line for the irrigation system

Approval of Exchange Agreement between LanCon, Inc., and the Village of Tularosa

Monica Voorbach-Award water rights bids

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2013-2014-15 committing to the ongoing operations & maintenance of the proposed NM Water Trust Board Project

Chief Wood-Request to move Samuel Hanna from a probationary status to a Regular Full-time employee

Rick Gutierrez-Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2013-2014-14 adopting CDBG policies and certificates

Executive Session as per Section 10-15-1(H) of the Open Meetings Act subject to the attorney-client privilege pertaining to threatened or pending litigation (Davalos)

Old Business

New Business


There was a question on the oil changes to the Solid Waste truck.

Fire Chief John Montoya asked about the annexation issue of the village property where he plans to put the 2nd main fire station. The Board said they would check with the village attorney.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked what was wrong with the Solid Waste truck. Mayor Ray Cordova siad it had to do with the regeneration and a EGR valve. Trustee Garcia's concern was the amount of money being put into the truck and wondered if it was not the way it was being operated. Mayor Cordova assured him that it was not.

At 6:47 P. M. with a motion from Trustee Patrick Garcia and a second from Trustee Fred Tyler the Workshop adjourned.


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 January 15, 2014.