January 15, 2014 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting-January 15, 2014

 

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 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
Trustee Patrick A. Garcia
Trustee Ray Telles

Absent: Trustee Ronald E. Cooksey
Trustee Fred O. Tyler
Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes

Also present was Grants Coordinator Richard Gutierrez 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.

1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the agenda and the consent agenda with a second from Trustee Ray Telles.

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

2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez said that the school Superintendent Ms. Brenda Vigil came by the office to drop off the Baseball Agreement and asked if she would let the Mayor and the Board know that the schools were extremely happy with the Police Department and commended them for working so diligently with them. Mayor Cordova thanked Chief Wood and asked him to relay the comment to his staff.

3. Approval of License Agreement between the Village of Tularosa and the Tularosa Municipal School District, reference the Little League Baseball Field

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked Mayor Cordova to please get the field ready fixing the sprinklers. Mayor Cordova said he would work with Rick tomorrow to get the employees working on it.

Trustee Patrick Garcia then moved to approve the License Agreement between the Village of Tularosa and the Tularosa Municipal Schools reference the Little League Field. Trustee Ray Telles seconded the motion.

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

4. Approval of Resolution 2013-2014-16 Authorizing the intercept agreement and the loan agreement between the Village of Tularosa and the New Mexico Finance Authority in the amount of $251,890.00 for a
second main fire station

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Ray Telles.

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

Mr. David Shields with Bohanan-Houston asked if the Mayor and Board had any questions on the fire station saying he had worked up some costs on it for the funding, he also got a partial survey on the property that was done in 2002. The funding the Fire Chief has is for the building, probably not the outside like the parking.

Trustee Ray Telles asked for the target date for completion. Mr. Shields said it could possibly be close to the end of summer or early fall. Mr. Shields said the blue prints consist of a three truck bay, a training ready room and a lockable office and restrooms.

Mayor Cordova asked if the building was being designed for further expansion in the future. Mr. Shields said the pre-engineered metal buildings have end walls on either side so that can be done fairly easy and inexpensively. The minimum drive ways will be gravel. There was a suggestion of an open house when completed. Mayor Cordova asked about the sewer, Mr. Shields said it would have to be septic.

5. Approval of Joint Powers Agreement amendment to allow the refund of excess revenues to the members of the Otero/Greentree Regional Landfill

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the JPA amendment. Trustee Ray Telles seconded the motion.

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

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez said Joe Lewandowski would bring the original amendment to all the members of Otero/Greentree Regional Landfill for signatures.

6. Approval of Exchange Agreement between LanCon Inc., and the Village of Tularosa for properties at 1308 St. Francis Drive and 101 Central Avenue in Tularosa

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the Exchange Agreement with LanCon. Trustee Ray Telles seconded the motion.

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

7. Chief Wood-Approval of Alejandro Cantu as a Regular Full time employee, has been certified as a Telecommunicator by the NM Law Enforcement Academy, salary from $9.00 to $9.50

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve Alejandro Cantu as a Regular Full time employee with the salary from $9.00 to $9.50 and was seconded by Trustee Ray Telles.

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

8. Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Susan Flores from January 2, 2014 thru June 30, 2014 with no 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 voiced his opinion stating that he would rather use these $11.00 per hour on Dispatchers saying that one is at $10.45 another at $11.40. Trustee Garcia said he compared dispatcher salaries throughout the state and the village is $2.00, $3.00 and $4.00 below. Trustee Garcia mentioned other employee salaries starting from $9.00 to $11.49 who have been loyal and dedicated to the village. Trustee Garcia said this was a tough call but these were his feelings on it.

Mayor Cordova said this employee has brought countless of dollars to the village in the form of grants and has done a great job with Keep Tularosa Beautiful with 20 hours per week. Trustee Garcia reminded the Mayor that Keep Tularosa Beautiful was a volunteer campaign, and is hired by the Mayor for the courts. Mayor Cordova said the village then gets two for the price of one because she just got a grant for landscaping at the Senior Citizen Center. Trustee Garcia also mentioned that the village already has a grants writer and feels the Court Secretary could probably handle the community service program. Mayor Cordova feels her grant writing more than pays for her salary and as far as the villages grant writer, he has his plate full.

Trustee Ray Telles then moved to approve. Mayor Cordova called for a second. There being no second, the motion died.

9. Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Patrick Wooten from January 2, 2014 thru June 30, 2014 with no more than 20 hours per week as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Personnel Policy at $10.75 per hour

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the Temporary Employment Agreement with Patrick Wooten. Trustee Ray Telles seconded the motion.

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

9A. Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez appointment of Precinct Board, translators and salaries for the March 4, 2014 election

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Ray Telles.

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

10. Old Business
None

11. New Business

Trustee Ray Telles asked about putting Patrick Wooten on full time. Mayor Cordova responded that we need to wait to see how much Small Cities Assistance funding is received.

12. Adjourn

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to adjourn with a second by Trustee Ray Telles.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:25 P. M.

 

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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 February 19, 2014.