January 19, 2010 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop-January 19, 2010

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:00 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

Absent: Trustee Gloria R. Sainz

Also present was Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk.

Mayor Cordova called the Workshop to order and asked that all rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Items presented at the Workshop were items that will be presented at the Regular Meeting of January 20, 2010 which include:

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

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)

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)

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

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

Pam Clarke-Otero Habitat for Humanity-Approval of Site Plans for 1509 & 1511 West Sixth

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

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

Monica Voorbach-Information on irrigation water rights bids

Trustee Fred Tyler-Terminate all Temporary Contract positions at the end of current payroll period thru the end of Fiscal Year 2009-10 due to budget shortfall

Trustee Fred Tyler-Freeze all travel and training for remainder of Fiscal year except that required for certification/re-certification due to budget shortfall

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

Old Business

New Business


Ms. Brusuelas-Guilez asked Mayor Cordova to introduce RaDeana Dwyer who will be doing her internship in the office before getting her Business Office Technology Degree.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked about Kissick Road, whether it is a dedicated road or private property. Mayor Ray S. Cordova stated that he would ask Rick Gutierrez to check.

Mayor Cordova announced that on Saturday morning the Keep Tularosa Beautiful had a award presentation.

Trustee Patrick Garcia complemented the village's police force.

Monica Voorbach was instructed to bid out five water rights next year instead of three.

Discussion on Budget Shortfalls ensued. Mayor Cordova stated he saw no shortfalls, that in comparing the Gross Receipts Tax from this year to last year there was an increase. Trustee Fred Tyler feels that borrowing from one fund to the other to make payroll is a shortfall. Mayor Cordova reminded everyone about the one time expenditures that have occurred this year like the fire hydrant project. Mayor Cordova also reminded everyone about the excellent report that he received from the auditor. Trustee Fred Tyler agreed with the Mayor but also felt he wanted to preempt any thing from occurring.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia. There being no further business the workshop adjourned at 7:05 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.



Ray S. Cordova, Mayor



Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk

Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of February 17, 2010.