February 15, 2017 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting – February 15, 2017

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 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 Patrick A. Garcia
                        Trustee Robert L. Sainz
                        Trustee Ray Telles
                        Trustee Deanna Montoya
                       

Also present was Monica A. Voorbach Village Clerk, Richard Gutierrez Grants Coordinator as well as Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes

At 7:00 P. M. Mayor Ray S. 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.

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Robert Sainz moved to consider the Agenda and the Consent Agenda.  Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Montoya, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Telles, aye.  Motion carried with both members of the board voting aye.

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Stephanie Dubois, agreement with the Village on Contract. Jeff Rhodes said waiting for DFA for contract permissable for agreement. 

Michael Gruger, discussed the break in at the water store where they gained entry at back door from alley.  And the light out by Medical Center in the back of building who is responsible.

Information: 

Angela Nino, requesting approve of moving a 1971 mobile home into town address 1009 Lucille St. with a limit of 60 days to move it in.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Deanna Montoya, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board votin Aye.

Henry Prelo, permission to put a mobile home at 1005 Posey Lane and requesting for Water & Sewer. With a limit of 60 days to move it in.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Deanna Montoya, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board votin Aye.

Jeremiah Deleon, Requesting of placement of 5th wheel (Temporary) on an empty space 1-Self Contained  no water, sewage or electricity

No Action taken Tabled. Jeremiah was a no show.

Luke Towner, requesting a refund of the plumber costs at his property 1205 Montclair.

Luke Towner explained that his toilet was flushing slowly so he called a plumber.  Plumber snaked his line 100 ft. could not get a clear line.  Called the village weekend duty employee and 2 Village employees came out and flushed the man hole.  While they were working the Ram jet had broke so they called the City of Alamogordo to flush the man hole.  The Village supervisor said they would come out and check the line in the week.  So on Feb 5th they checked the man hole and flushed it out again with the assistance of the City of Alamogordo because the Ram Jet was still in service. 

The Board took no action and advised Mr. Towner to take a copy of his bill to the Village office and give to the Clerk.       

Elisa Rocha, requesting for the City to demolish old house at 1101 Hagee Lane in Tularosa. 

Elisa Rocha, explained she wanted the house at 1101 Hagee demolished for the road they gave the city to grant an easement of the road.  Trustee Patrick Garcia stated due to the anti donation clause and the ordinance Village cant get into private property.

The Board post pone due to the Anti Donation Clause.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Deanna Montoya, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board votin Aye.

Paula Merrell & Carl Hause, Sacramento Mountains Senior Services, Inc. to approve the merger/takeover of Tularosa, Senior Center by SMSSI. 

Paula Merrell explained about the program, Paula said they would get us a copy of the lease agreement they have with Cloud croft so that our attorney can review.  Jeff Rhodes said he would have to look at the Lease agreement that they are proposing to the Village.  Paula stated they are a non profit organization and can't own anything.  The vehicle that were bought under Capital Outlay that they would try to get them insured through the County as the other vehicles they have insured with them.

Trustee Patrick Garcia made a motion to Post Pone and take no action at this time.  Trustee Robert Sainz, seconded

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Deanna Montoya, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board votin Aye. 

Chief of Police, Charles Wood confirmation of ACO Debbie Hernandez as a full time regular employee with a pay increase of $1.00 her DOH – 6/26/2016

Trustee Robert Sainz, made a motion to approve. Trustee Deanna Montoya seconded the motion. 

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Deanna Montoya, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board votin Aye.

Mayor Cordova, Approval of appointment of Prestina Chavez transfer from older American Program to Village office as Payroll Clerk/Accts Payables with 6 months probation with new job pay rate of $17.00 a hour.

Trustee Deanna Montoya made a motion to change the pay rate of 17.00 to $15.00 an hour. Trustee Ray Telles Seconded the motion. 

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Garcia, Nay. Trustee Robert Sainz, Nay.  Trustee Ray Telles, Aye. Trustee Deanna Montoya, Aye. Mayor, Ray Cordova voting Nay braking tie.

Trustee Patrick Garcia, amended the motion of Trustee Deanna Montoya of 15.00 an hour to 15.50 an hour.  Trustee Robert Sainz Seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Garcia, Aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, Aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, Nay. Trustee Deanna Montoya, Nay. Mayor Ray Cordova, voting Aye braking tie. Approving $15.50 an hour for Prestina Chavez at 6 months probation.

Approval of Appointment Jennifer Gruger, at Older American Program as In-Term Director/Finance Officer $15.00 an hr. until the takeover of the program form Sacramento Mountain Senior Services, Inc. In March 2017.

Patrick Garcia made a motion to approve until further transfer of 3rd party.  Trustee Robert Sainz seconded the motion.  

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Garcia, Aye. Trustee Deanna Montoya, Aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, Aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion Carried with all members of the board voting aye.

Approval of appointment of Jesus Payan on a 6 month Probationary status as the Solid Waste Driver at $14.00 hr.

Trustee Robert Sainz, made a motion to appove. Seconded by Trustee Ray Telles.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Garcia, Aye. Trustee Deanna Montoya, Aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, Aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the board voting aye.

Approval of new hire of Ryann Boggs, Temporary Employment agreement from 01/26/2017 as per chapter II, Section 20.01. Paragraph E, of the Village of Tularosa Employment Personnel Policy at $7.50 hr.

Trustee Deanna Montoya made a motion to approve.  Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion. 

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Garcia, Aye. Trustee Deanna Montoya, Aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, Aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the board voting aye.

Approval of appointment of June Carrillo on a 6 month Probationary status as the New Hire for Tularosa Police Department at $9.50 hr. 

Trustee Patrick Garcia made a motion to approve.  Trustee Robert Sainz, seconded the motion. 

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Deanna Montoya, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board votin Aye.

Trustee Robert Sainz, Discussion Eliminating Tuesday's Workshop.

Trustee Robert Sainz, stated he had only sat through 2 workshops that lasted over over 20 minutes. If they could eliminate the Tuesday Workshop's.   

Trustee Robert Sainz, Made a motion to approve and have the meetings at 6pm effective March 2017.  Trustee Deann Montoya seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye. Trustee Deanna Montoya, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all the members of the board voting aye.

Larry Austin, Requesting for someone to remove deep ruts out of yard

NO ACTION POST PONED.

Approval of Ordinance #270 and Published by Title and Subject Matter amending the Tulraosa Code of Ordinances Section 51.01 and Subsections 50.16 (A) and © Providing for an increase in Monthly Rates for Water and Sewer Service and for Solid Waste Collection.

For Discussion only Published by next meeting. 
Roll Call Vote:   NO ROLL CALL

Old Business

New Business

Adjourn: 

 
Trustee Robert Sainz moved to adjourn with a second from Trustee Patrick Garcia.  The meeting adjourned at 8:12 P.M.

                                                                                                                                                                                ___________________________
Ray S. Cordova, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Monica A. Voorbach,  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 15, 2017.