July 21, 2010 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting-July 21, 2010

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, July 21, 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 Joseph Lueras

Trustee Fred Tyler

Absent: Trustee Patrick Garcia

Trustee Gloria Sainz

Also in attendance was Village Attorney Jeff Rhodes, Monica Voorbach AP/Payroll Clerk, Richard Gutierrez Grants Coordinator as well as Village Clerk Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova 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 consider the Agenda and the Consent Agenda, the motion was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

First to come before the Board was Ms. Henrietta Stockel stating that she had made contact with the Cultural Preservation office in Santa Fe and the Dioceses of the Catholic Church. Trustee Fred Tyler asked if the information received from the Department of Transportation addressed the cultural or historical aspect. Ms. Stockel said no, that the last study was dated in October 2009 but does not address the parking spaces in front of the church it's main emphasis is on what role the ditches play in widening the street. She said she is zoning in on removing or not removing parking places in front of the church. The State Historical designation was made in 1978 and it went on the Federal Register in 1979 the Highway Department has agreed that the space in front of the church including sidewalks and the road i and where the cars now park is part of the historical district.

Alex Candelaria voiced that he was there for the same reason and hoped the Trustees would listen to concerns. Mr. Candelaria said he was not against the highway widening project only the taking away of the parking, but felt there were other alternatives to setting refuge islands on the highway.

Mayor Ray Cordova announced that there would be another public hearing but reminded everyone that it is a safety issue.

Ms. Celina Romero suggested putting the announcement of the next meeting on the water bills.

Item 3. Trustee Fred Tyler-Reports from Village Departments

Community Service Coordinator

Code Enforcement Officer

Trustee Fred Tyler asked that "Reports from Village Departments" be item 3 on each agenda, and read a report from the Community Service Coordinator.

Item 4. Rick Gutierrez-Approve adoption of Resolution 2009-2010-19 authorizing and approving submission of a completed application for financial assistance and project approval to the New Mexico Finance Authority to undertake acquisition, construction and improvement of Water/Waterline Improvements

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve adoption Resolution 2009-2010-19 authorizing and approving submission of a completed application for financial assistance and project approval to the New Mexico Finance Authority to undertake acquisition, construction and improvement of Water/Waterline Improvements. Motion was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Mr. Rick Gutierrez explained that this loan was to install the water line on Radio Road that will service the new Senior Center building.

Item 5. Valarie Delgado-Approve adoption of Resolution 2010-11-01 approving the 2010-2011 Final Operating Budget

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve adoption of Resolution 2010-11-01 approving the 2010-2011 Final Operating Budget. Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 6. Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Approve adoption of Resolution 2010-2011-02 relating to the reimbursement of Public Officers and Employees for travel expenses and attending meetings

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the adoption of Resolution 2010-2011-02 relating to the reimbursement of Public Officers and Employees for travel expenses and attending meetings. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 7. Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Information: Safety Training by Chris Jones, July 28, 2010 at 2:30 P. M., Public Safety Facility "Insect Fear: Myths Dispelled"

Item 8. Trustee Fred Tyler-Report on Quarterly Ditch Commissioners Meeting

Trustee Fred Tyler announced that he attended the Tularosa Community Ditch's Quarterly meeting informing all that they had halted working on the clean out on the tank because irrigation season started. There was one item that the TCDC wanted to discuss with the village which was to request an easement to install an underground pipe to divert the the water from the NE corner of the Community Center Park across the back of the Community Center at an angle towards the access valve on Bookout then they will put another access valve to be able to water the south park easier. Mayor Cordova requested to see the plans when they are ready.

Item 9. Trustee Fred Tyler-Request Resolution opposing rate increase to municipalities

Trustee Fred Tyler voiced concerns on PNM per location usage increase, and feels that the Mayor and Board should support a resolution opposing the increase. There was a suggestion to invite a representative from PNM to the next meeting. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez suggested having a representative from PNM and inviting Mike Espiritu the Executive Director of the Otero County Development Council who has done a lot of homework on the increase.

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to have the Village Clerk prepare a resolution opposing the rate increase and was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 10. Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Schedule Public Hearing to change zoning of Rhino Subdivision on St. Francis Drive

After discussing the Warranty Deed for the water rights, the Escrow Agreement and the contract the Board decided to hold a Public Hearing on August 17, 2010 at 7:00 after the regularly scheduled workshop. Attorney Jeff Rhodes cautioned the Board that they will need to get a price for the infrastructure to the subdivision which will be the sum to held in Escrow.

Item 11. Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approval of Voting Delegate and Alternate for the Village of Tularosa at the 53rd Annual Conference of the NM Municipal League, Voting Delegate-Monica Voorbach, Alternate Dana Lopez

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve voting delegate and alternate for the Village of Tularosa at the 53rd Annual Conference of the NM Municipal League, Voting Delegate-Monica Voorbach, Alternate-Dana Lopez. Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 12. Rick Gutierrez-Approve the installation of Security Cameras and pay the cost difference of $2,095.28

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the installation of security cameras at the Community Center and pay the cost difference of $2,095.28. Trustee

Joseph Lueras seconded the motion. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez asked where they were going to pay for this from. Trustee Fred Tyler then amended his motion to add 'if funds can be arranged without causing budgetary shortfalls in any department'. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the amendment.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 13. Priscilla Valdez-Request city water and city sewer at the corner of Radio and HiFi Lane

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the request from Priscilla Valdez for city water when the water line is installed and the sewer line is extended. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 14. Melissa K. Sitts-506 Ethel-Dispute over water bill, sudden increase

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to adjust Ms. Sitts water bill to the Tier 1 level. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 15. Mayor Ray Cordova-Approve salary increase for Michael Gaston to $13.00

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve the salary increase for Michael Gaston to $13.00 per hour and motion was seconded by Trustee Fred Tyler.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 16. Mayor Ray Cordova-Confirm the hiring of Matthew Mirabal as Police Officer, Date of Hire 7/5/2010 at the pay rate of $10.00

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to confirm the hiring of Matthew Mirabal as Police Officer, Date of Hire 7/5/2010 at the pay rate of $10.00 per hour. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present.

Item 17. Mayor Ray Cordova-Confirm the hiring of Benjamin Betancur as Cook-Aide with 6 months probation. Date of Hire 7/16/2010 at the pay rate of $9.00

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to confirm the hiring of Benjamin Betancur as Cook-Aide with 6 months probation and was seconded by Trustee Fred Tyler.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Tyler, aye. With two Trustees, Garcia and Sainz absent, motion was carried by all members present

Item 18. New Business

None

Item 19. Old Business

Under old business Trustee Fred Tyler said Ms. Paluszek thanked the field employees, namely Tim Duran, for the cleanup at the yard.

Attorney Jeff Rhodes informed the Board that he was getting ready to publish the notice of proposed ordinance for the Uniform Traffic Ordinance

Item 20. Adjourn

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

There being no further business to come before the board the meeting adjourned at 8:20 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 August 18, 2010.