January 20, 2010 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting 1/20/2010

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 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 Patrick Garcia

Trustee Thomas McKean

Trustee Gloria R. Sainz

Also in attendance was Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes, Finance Officer Valarie

Delgado, Grants Coordinator Richard Gutierrez and Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk Monica Voorbach.

Absent: Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk

Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the meeting to order and asked that all rise and join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Item 1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to amend the agenda on item 11 changing the words current payroll period to current contract period through the end of the Fiscal Year, remove item 12 from consideration, amend item 13 and add after the words essential service positions, and current vacancies in Maintenance Yard being considered. Trustee Thomas McKean seconded the agenda with changes.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

A member of the audience referred to a letter sent by the village on the interest of being annexed and his response was not interested at this time.

Susan Flores, Keep Tularos Beautiful, made presentation of awards.

Trustee Patrick Garcia commended the Tularosa Police Department, Chief Ken Selman, Lt. Benny House and the rest of the staff for the good work they are doing.

Item 3. Approval of correction of page 1 of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 21, 2009 (adding Trustee Thomas J. McKean's name to 'those present')

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

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 4. Approval of correction of page 1 of the minutes of the Regular

Meeting of November 18, 2009 (adding Trustee Thomas J. McKean's name to 'those present')

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the correction and was seconded by Trustee Fred Tyler.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 5. Approval of Budget Adjustment Request 2010-1 General Fund Public Safety and Law Enforcement Protection Fund to balance over expended line items

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the Budget Adjustment Request 2010-1 General Fund Public Safety. Trustee Gloria Sainz seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 6. Approval of adoption of Resolution 2009-10-13 to budget for funds received for Keep New Mexico Beautiful; Library & Older American Program

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the adoption of Resolution 2009-10-13 to budget funds for Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Library and Older American Program. Trustee Thomas McKean seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 7. Pam Clarke-Otero County Habitat for Humanity-Approval of Site Plans for 1509 & 1511 West 6th Street

After requesting approval of the site plans, Ms. Clarke invited all to attend the dedication of the 25th house at 1507 West 6th on February 14th at 2 o'clock.

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the site plans. Motion was seconded by Trustee Thomas McKean.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 8. Brenda Yousif-Requesting village water at 76 N. W. Bookout

Ms. Yousif requested water at her house, saying there was a water line in front of her house. Mayor Cordova suggested she call Sally at the water office to have the Utility crew go see about the line in front of Ms. Yousif's house.

Trustee Gloria Sainz moved to approve if water is available. Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 9. Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Approval of appointment of Precinct Boards, Translators & salaries

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the appointment of Precinct Boards, Translators & salaries. Motion was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 10. Monica Voorbach-Information on irrigation water rights bids

Monica Voorbach presented the information on irrigation water rights bids to the members of the board.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the three water rights bids for Ralph Vigil and post the other two water rights. Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 11. Trustee Fred Tyler-Terminate all temporary contract positions at the end of current payroll period through the end of Fiscal Year 2009-10 due to budget shortfall

Trustee Fred Tyler reminded all of the change during the approval of the agenda to change to the end of the contract period. Mayor Ray S. Cordova asked if the contract period was to the end of the Fiscal Year. Trustee Tyler responded no, it was ending March. After much discussion Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve. Trustee Thomas McKean seconded the motion for discussion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, nay. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, nay. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two nays and two ayes Mayor Cordova broke the tie by voting No. Motion failed.

Item 12. Trustee Fred Tyler-Freeze all travel and training for remainder of Fiscal Year except that required for certification/re-certification due to budget shortfalls

Item removed.

Item 13. Trustee Fred Tyler-Request hiring freeze be implemented on all except essential service position, ie., Police Department due to budget shortfalls

Mayor Ray S. Cordova read item 13 with the change made during the Consideration of the agenda and consent agenda which read to include except essential service positions and current vacancies being considered in the maintenance yard.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the hiring freeze with the change and was seconded by Trustee Fred Tyler.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee McKean, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

Item 14. Old Business

None

Item 15. New Business

Mayor Cordova asked if any farmers needed sludge water because the village needs to dispose of the sludge from the ponds. The sludge will be disbursed by truck.

The question arose as to wheather Kissick Road was a dedicated road and if Sewer lines would be available soon. Mr. Rick Gutierrez said he would check with to see if the road was dedicated.

Trustee Patrick Garcia stated that he appreciates the Fire Department and that they are doing a good job.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova commended the Maintenance Yard employees stating that this past week they were out at 2:00 A. M. in the cold weather repairing a line.

Item 16. Adjourn

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Thomas McKean. There being no further business to come before the meeting adjourned at 7:46 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 February 17, 2010.