January 16, 2013 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting-January 16, 2013

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 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
Trustee Patrick Garcia
Trustee Joseph Lueras
Trustee Gloria R. Sainz
Trustee Fred O. Tyler

Also present was Village Clerk Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez 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.

Item 1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the agenda and the consent agenda. Motion was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members of the board voting aye.

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez asked the Mayor and Board if they were all in agreement on moving the February regular meeting from February 20th to February 13th because the Annual Municipal Day meeting in Santa Fe is on the 20th. All members said that was fine. The workshop will be held on the 12th.

Trustee Joseph Lueras commended Head-Dispatcher Patrick Maturino for his hard work and dedication to the Toys for Tots program. Trustee Patrick Garcia said he would like to help with the program next year. Mr. Maturino said when he first started the program he served about 20 kids this year they serviced over 200 and it's mainly him, his fiancée and their kids. Mr. Maturino said next year he plans to have the toys displayed in the conference room and let the kids come in and pick a toy instead of taking names and delivering.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked Attorney Jeff Rhodes about putting something together relating junk. Mr. Rhodes said he would put something together for the next meeting.

Item 3. Mayor Ray Cordova-Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Patrick Wooten from January 1, 2013 to April 1, 2013 with no more than 20 hours per week at $9.75 per hour as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Employee Personnel Policy

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve. Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion asking if the $9.75 would jump to $10.75 if the raises are approved. Mayor Ray Cordova responded yes.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members of the board voting aye.

Item 4. Joan Price-Effluent water from sewage treatment to be used as a wetlands system

No action. Ms. Joan Price gave her presentation at the workshop.

Item 5. Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approval of $1.00 raise for all village employees except librarian who's salary will increase to $10.00 per hour

Trustee Joseph Lueras asked about giving raises by percentages. Mayor Ray Cordova said that it was discussed but the higher paid employees would benefit more than the lower paid and since most of the police officers were new they would not benefit as much as giving the $1.00.

Trustee Patrick Garcia said $1.00 per hour across the board for the time being should be something everyone could live with and then move on from there.

Trustee Gloria Sainz asked the village clerk if we could fund it, the village clerk responded yes, for this fiscal year but for next fiscal year rates would have to increase.

Trustee Gloria Sainz moved to approve $1.00 raise for all village employees except the librarian who's salary will increase to $10.00 per hour.

Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, nay. Trustee Sainz, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. Motion carried with all members of the board voting aye.

Item 6. Old Business

The Mayor and Board of Trustees asked Attorney Jeff Rhodes to prepare an ordinance increasing the penalty assessment fees to what Santa Rosa's fees are. Attorney Jeff Rhodes said he would draft an ordinance for the next meeting.

Trustee Patrick Garcia publicly thanked Officer Lawrence O'Connor for his updates on the code enforcement issues.

Trustee Gloria Sainz thanked Trustee Patrick Garcia for cleaning up the area at Otero's Mini Mart.

Trustee Fred Tyler thanked the village departments that provided their monthly reports.

Trustee Joseph Lueras asked about a Recreation calendar of activities. Mayor Cordova said she has started the basketball program. Trustee Lueras asked for a copy of the calendar.

Item 7. New Business

Chief Chuck Wood said that he understood the village was looking at purchasing a car and offered to surplus out one of his vehicles by taking off the decals and the cage, the vehicle offered has around 35,000 miles and would be good for use in the administrative office. Doing this would free up the money that was going to be used to purchase the vehicle. The Board thanked Chief Wood.

Item 8. Adjourn

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Fred Tyler.

There being no further business to come before the board the meeting adjourned at 7:30 P. M.

 

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Ray S. Cordova, Mayor

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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 February 13, 2013.