July 15, 2009 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting - July 15, 2009

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 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 Sainz

Also in attendance was Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes, Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez and Grants Coordinator Richard Gutierrez.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova asked that all rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Item 1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to consider the agenda and the consent agenda deleting Item 6. 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 of the board voting aye.

Items on the consent agenda included minutes of the June 16, 2009 Workshop, minutes of the June 17, 2009 Regular Meeting, Village Bills, Business Registrations and Site & Sign Permits for June and the announcement of the next regular meeting.

Item 1a. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

A citizen showed concern over the village loosing money appropriated to build the new Senior Center. Mayor Cordova advised that he had met with the architect and that around the 26th of the month they would go out to bid and construction was probably start in October.

Item 2. Approval of Resolution 2009-2010-01 Final Operating Budget

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve Resolution 2009-2010-01 Final Operating Budget. 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 of the board voting aye.

Item 3. Approval of Resolution 2009-2010-02 Relating to the Reimbursement of Public Officers & Employees for travel expenses and attending meetings

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the resolution and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

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

Item 4. Stuart Bass-Requesting variance for sign size at 801 St. Francis Drive

Mr. Stuart Bass explained that this was not a sign but a display for roofing materials and would make it attractive with river rock.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to grant the variance on the display. Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion asking that the cactus near the stop sign be trimmed back.

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

Item 5. Ernie Byers-Contract extension or New contract for Solid Waste

The presented agreement between the Village and Ernie Byers was discussed. It was decided to delete paragraphs two and three under 1. Responsibility. Make paragraph four, 1A. Make paragraph five 1B and after the word feasibility add 'and assist in implementation of county owned and/or Joint Powers of Agreement of a convenience Transfer Facility.' Make paragraph six 1C and after the word facility add 'to completion and to comply with NMED requirements.' Then on item 3 change the consultant fee from $3,500.00 to $2,500.00.

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to accept the Agreement with Ernie Byers with the specified changes. Motion 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 of the board voting aye.

Item 6. Ernie Byers-Start wash pad for Solid Waste Trucks, as per Environment Department requirements and as per item of loan-see quote L. P. Trujillo

Item Deleted.

Item 7. Michael C. Yslas-the paving of W. 7th Street

Mr. Yslas presented himself to the the Mayor and Board of Trustees requesting paving on W. 7th Street. Mr. Yslas was told that the state gives money for streets and roads and this years money was targeted towards the west area of town.

No action was taken.

Item 8. Rick Gutierrez-2010 Cooperative Agreement-Improvement to the West Area & other various streets within the Village Limit if funding allows

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve Resolution 2009-2010-04 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 of the board voting aye.

Item 9. Mayor Cordova-Approval of appointment of Daniel Estrada as Police Officer, Date of Hire 6/26/2009 at $14.75 with 6 months
probation

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the appointment of Daniel Estrada as Police Officer, date of hire 6/26/2009. Trustee Thomas McKean seconded the motion. Trustee Fred Tyler inquired as to whether Mr. Estrada was certified. Mayor Cordova responded yes.

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

Item 9a. Approve Temporary Employment Agreement-Susan Flores-from July 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 at $10.00 per hour

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the Temporary Employment Agreement with Susan Flores and 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 of the board voting aye.

Item 9b. Approve Temporary Employment Agreement-Armando Salazar-from July 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 at $7.50 per hour

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to approve the Temporary Employment Agreement with Armando Salazar 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 of the board voting aye.

Item 10. New Business

Trustee Fred Tyler asked Attorney Jeff Rhodes a question on contract termination ability on solid waste contracts. Mayor informed the Board that the village sent a letter to all commercial people to join our solid waste service. Mayor Cordova said he would take the contracts to the attorney.

Trustee Thomas McKean asked if the Veterans sign had been painted yet.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked about the Fire Hydrants and was told specs would be sent out to three vendors and if there was a special meeting the bids would be on the agenda.

Item 11. Old Business

Item 12. Adjourn

Trustee Thomas McKean moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Fred

Tyler. There being no further business to come before the board the meeting adjourned at 7:45 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

ATTEST:

 

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Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk

Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of August 19, 2009.