February 17, 2010 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting 2/17/2010

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 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 Thomas McKean
Trustee Gloria R. Sainz

Absent: Trustee Patrick Garcia
Attorney Jeff Rhodes
Finance Officer Valarie Delgado

Also in attendance was Grants Coordinator Richard Gutierrez and Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk Monica Voorbach, Fire Chief John Montoya as well as Village Clerk Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez.

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 Thomas McKean moved to approve the agenda and the consent agenda with a change of deleting item 8 and the corrected version of the Regular Meeting of January 20, 2010. Motion was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Judge Timothy Flores stated that Susan Flores would like to make a presentation tonight to the Animal Control Officer but is on her way back from Las Cruces and would be in about 7:45. Judge Flores requested that if the Board is still in session when she arrives could she make the presentation then. Mayor Cordova stated that there was no objection.

Item 3. Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Approve appointment of Ra Deana Dwyer as Alternate Precinct Poll Worker

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the appointment and was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 4. Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approve appointment of Paul Estrada as Police Officer at $12.50 per hour with 6 months probation or NM Certification, whichever is longer, up pay to $14.25 per hour

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the appointment of Paul Estrada as Police Officer at $12.50 per hour with 6 months probation and delete remainder of agenda item. Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 5. Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approve appointment of David Sanchez, Maintenance Department at $11.50 per hour with 6 months probation

Maintenance Supervisor Eusebio "Tim" Duran requested to try Mr. Sanchez for six months and see how he works out.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the appointment of David Sanchez and was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

Trustee Fred Tyler asked about the scheduled salary scale and wondered how much over the starting salary Mr. Sanchez was being paid. Mayor Ray S. Cordova said Mr. Sanchez would start about the middle that a Utility Service Technician is between $8.00 and $15.00.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 6. Eusebio Duran-Pay increase for Kevin Moheit to $13.00 per hour

Mr. Eusebio "Tim" Duran stated that Kevin was the lowest paid employee and commended his work stating that he would have to move some of his line items around to budget for the increase.

Trustee Gloria Sainz moved to increase Mr. Moheits salary to $12.50 per hour based on not exceeding raises over $1.00 per hour. Trustee Thomas McKean interrupted the motion saying it was addressed at $13.00 per hour. Trustee Gloria Sainz stated that it was a change. Mayor Cordova reminded Trustee McKean that Trustee Sainz was making a motion and asked Trustee Sainz to state her motion again. Trustee Sainz moved to give Kevin Moheit an increase at the rate stated on the agenda. Trustee Thomas McKean seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Trustee Thomas McKean asked when the increase would start. It was decided that it would start the following day since the motion was passed tonight.

Item 7. John Montoya-Request village match 20% for grant

Mayor Ray S. Cordova stated that the total grant amount was $59,400.00 and the match would be $11,880.00. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez said that the prior year the Fire Department ended the Fiscal Year with approximately $10,000.00 in the bank and maybe he could reserve that for his match and currently he has about $42,000.00.

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the 20% match for a grant to purchase air packs, air bottles, radios and bunker gear. The motion was seconded by Trustee Thomas McKean.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 8. Rick Gutierez-Tentative approval of Construction Industries Division recommendations for Award of Senior Center Construction
Item Deleted

Item 9. Rick Gutierrez-Amend Ordinance 235 50.16(C)(1) to add: 450 gallon container inside $60.00 per month; 450 gallon container outside $75.00 per month
50.16(C)(2) to add: 450 gallon container inside $120.00 per month; 450 gallon container outside $140.00 per month

Trustee Fred Tyler questioned whether the containers were rigid enough and suggested assembling a few and use them at the Community Center to test them before we take them to the businesses. It was deemed as a good idea.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to go out for publication by Title and Subject Matter amending ordinance 235. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fred Tyler.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 10. Old Business

None

Item 11. New Business

None

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to recess for 20 minutes to wait for Susan Flores. Motion was seconded by Fred Tyler.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

At 7:20 the Board of Trustees recessed.

At 7:45 the Board of Trustees reconvened with Ms. Flores not present. Judge Timothy Flores madea presentation of $150.00 for the Animal Control from Keep Tularosa Beautiful which they made from recycling aluminum cans.

Item 12. Adjourn

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Thomas McKean.

There being no further business to come before the board the meeting of the board of trustees adjourned at 7:50 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

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Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk
Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of March 17, 2010.