February 19, 2014 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting-February 19, 2014  

 

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular
meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:00 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

Patrick Garcia

Trustee Ron Cooksey

Trustee John Ray Telles

Also present was Grants Coordinator Richard Gutierrez, Village Attorney Jeff Rhodes as well as Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez.

At 7:00 P. M. Mayor Cordova called the meeting 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.

Item 1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to consider the Agenda and Consent Agenda.  Motion was seconded by Trustee John Ray Telles.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova asked for a moment of silence for Trustee Fred Tyler who has recently passed away and for Trustee Gloria Sainz who passed away in November.

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments (3 minutes)

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked about an outstanding water bill on Apple Avenue and requested to have the billing department notify real estates agents about any outstanding water bills so they can work it into their selling price.  Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez asked Trustee Garcia to get the address on Apple Avenue and she would check to see what the outstanding water bill was.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked if the baseball fields were ready.  Mayor Ray Cordova stated that they were almost ready.

Trustee Patrick Garcia advised that New Mexico Gas was going to relocate some of their meters from the alleyway of Cherry and Apple Avenue to the front of the properties.

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez reminded everyone about the final fly-over at 1:15 on Thursday of the F-22's who will be relocating to Tyndall AFB, Nevada.

Item 3. Announcement of retirement of Gregorio Rocha effective February 18, 2014, hired in October of 1966

Mayor Cordova asked Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez to order a plaque for Gregorio and maybe coordinate a small reception.

Item 4.Ruth Birdsong-Permission to use village property for 2nd Annual Treasure Round-Up

Trustee Ronald Cooksey moved to approve giving permission to Ms. Birdsong to hold the Treasure Round-Up on village property.  Trustee John Ray Telles seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:Trustee Cooksey, aye.  Trustee Garcia, aye.  Trustee Telles, aye.  Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 5. Mary Jo Segotta-Approval to have a 5k run as a fund raiser in the Village on Saturday, March 8th.  Request to block off streets and police patrol for traffic

Ms. Mary Jo Segotta, Tularosa High School Girls Track Coach, asked for approval to have a 5k run in the village limits on Saturday, March 8th and requested police patrol for traffic safety.  Ms. Segotta said she had to ideas of the trail they would take.

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve with a second from Trustee John Ray Telles. Motion carried.

Mayor Ray Cordova asked Ms. Segotta to visit with the Chief as to the route the runners would take and to remember that safety comes first.  Ms. Segotta said the run would be called the '5K-Rose Run'.

Item 6. Guadalupe Rocha-Permission to set up a double wide at 302 Rosalio

Removed.

Item 7. Approval Temporary Employment Agreement with Susan Flores from January 16, 2014 to June 30, 2014 with nor more than 20 hours per week as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Personnel Policy at $11.00 per hour

Trustee Patrick Garcia said that everyone knows where he stood on this item and felt that the money could be used else where.  Trustee Garcia mentioned that the police department gave up one position and the clerk's office gave up 1/2 of a position to give the police raises and he felt other areas such as this could be given up. 

Mayor Ray Cordova was in disagreement and feels that Ms. Flores is well worth the $11.00 per hour and brings alot of money in the village for Keep Tularosa Beautiful.

Trustee Garcia agreed that Ms. Flores does a great job with Keep Tularosa Beautiful but that is a voluntary position, the position she is being paid for is the Community Service Coordinator.

Trustee John Ray Telles then moved to approve the Temporary Employment Agreement with Susan Flores.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Ronald Cooksey.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Cooksey, aye.  Trustee Garcia, nay.  Trustee Telles, aye.  Motion carried with two aye's and one nay vote.

Item 8. Approval of appointment of John Evans as Animal Control Officer with a 6 months probation at $10.00 per hour effective January 23, 2014

Police Chief Charles Wood introduced John Evans to the Mayor and the Board.

Trustee John Ray Telles moved to approve the appointment of John Evans as Animal Control Officer with a 6 months probation at $10.00 per hour effective January 23, 2014.  Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion and welcomed Mr. Evans on board.

Roll Call Vote:; Trustee Cooksey, aye. Trustee Garcia, aye.  Trustee Telles, aye.

Item 9. Charles Wood-Requesting a resolution to formally thank the Village of Edgewood, NM for donating an animal control truck box

Police Chief Charles Wood requested a resolution to thank the Village of Edgewood for donating an animal control slide-in box.

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve Chief Woods request. Trustee John Ray Telles seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Cooksey, aye. Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 10. Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2013-2014-17 Authorizing the submission of a Colonias Infrastructure application to the NM Finance Authority

Trustee Patrice Garcia moved to approve the Adoption of Resolution 2013-2014-17 Authorizing the submission of a Colonias Infrastructure application to the NM Finance Authority.  Trustee Ronald Cooksey seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Cooksey, aye. Trustee Garcia, aye.  Trustee Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 11. Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2013-2014-18 Thanking the Village of Edgewood for their donation of a Slide-In Animal Control Box

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the Adoption of Resolution 2013-2014-18 thanking the Village of Edgewood for their donation of a Slide-In Animal Control Box.  Trustee Ronald Cooksey seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Cooksey, aye. Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Telles, aye . Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 12. Approval of Amendment to Agreement with Bohannan-Huston for an increase of $18,250.00

David Shields representing Bohannan-Huston explained that additional survey work was needed for water line alignments on Gallegos Lane and Lucille Avenue and to get easements through some of the properties.  Mr. Shields said they would have Alamotero do the work.

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the amendment.  Trustee Ronald Cooksey seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mr. Shields also talked about the Technical Report from Shoemaker and Associates on the Stogden Well, saying there were three options (1) to make the well a construction water fill station (2) use it for Aquifer Storage and Recovery (3) Install a Reverse Osmosis system which probably won't be cost effective.

 Item 13. Old Business

None

Item 14. New Business

Richard Gutierrez said he heard from the village's lobbyist and was told that the Water Trust Board application is still in the running, several have already been eliminated.  The village received $375,000 and $287,130 for Senior Center Improvements, $120,000 for Colonias match, $35,000 for the Public Safety Facility roof and $323,000 for a sewer line

Item 15. Adjourn

Trustee Ronald Cooksey moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee John Ray Telles.  The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P. M.

Ray S. Cordova, Mayor

ATTEST:

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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 March 19, 2014.