June 14, 2011 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop-June 14, 2011

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 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 Gloria Sainz

Trustee Joseph Lueras

Trustee Fred Tyler

Absent: Trustee Patrick Garcia

Also present was Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez and Richard Gutierrez Grants Coordinator.

At 6:00 P. M. Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the Workshop to order asking that all rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the state of New Mexico.

Items presented at the Workshop were items that will be presented at the Regular Meeting of June 15, 2011 which include:

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Chris Masters-HELP New Mexico-Approval of Agreement

Eileen Keyes-Request waiver of hookup fee for sewer connect

Trinidad Guilez-New Superintendent position

Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between New Mexico Department of Health (WIC) and the Village of Tularosa

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2010-2011-16-Unsafe structure and debris at 1006 Marshall

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2010-2011-17-Budget Adjustments for Fire Department, Older American Program, Keep Tularosa Beautiful, Police Department and Utility Fund

Chief Selman-Request pay increase of 25¢ for Officer Daniel Estrada from $14.75 to $15.00, completion of 6 months probation, from probationary employee to Regular Full-Time

Mike Gaston-Request pay increase of 50¢ for Patrick Wooten from $11.00 to $11.50, completion of 6 months probation, from probationary status to Regular Full-Time status

Mayor Cordova-Approval of Employment Agreement with Ray Ramos with a pay increase of $1.25 from $18.75 to $20.00

Discussion-Otero County Co-Op warehouse, whether to request property be rezoned

Trustee Patrick Garcia-Status of businesses not under village trash pick-up requirement

Trustee Patrick Garcia-Liability issue at our Parks-Request 8 signs be put up that state "not responsible for accidents" would like village attorney to advise

Old Business

New Business


Trustee Fred Tyler questioned several bills on the bills list asking which vehicle accident received insurance for repairs. Village Clerk responded that it was Tim's truck from the Utility Department. Next question was whether the village went out to bid for repairs to the Medical Facility paid to LanCon, response was yes. Trustee Tyler asked how come Police Chief went to Roswell to pick up paper. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez said the paper was given to our police department. Trustee Tyler asked if it was worth the expense of making the trip. Ms. Brusuelas-Guilez responded that he would have to ask the Police Chief but felt that he

would not have made the trip if it was not feasible. Trustee Tyler wonder if we paid ambulance fees twice, the response was that we paid for two quarters, March and June for Ambulance the other for March and June for Dispatch services. Trustee Tyler noted that the Local Government Correction Fund was over budget and thought the village was supposed to save money by using community service workers.

Next to come before the Board was Trinidad Guilez questioning the process for which a Superintendent was selected, stating that a new position was created and no one had an opportunity to apply. Mayor Ray S. Cordova stated he checked with the village attorney who had written the six month agreement. Mayor Cordova said that the agreement was prompted by complaints from both board members and the public about issues going on in the village. Mr. Guilez again brought up the creation of a position. Mayor Cordova explained that this is a position that exists and he just gave an existing employee additional duties and called him a Superintendent. Mayor Cordova said he did not ask the board to create a position and did not attach $40,000.00 to it, to pay for salaries, workman's comp, retirement and insurances. Mayor Cordova said he just gave additional responsibilities to an individual with a pay increase. Mr. Guilez asked if that didn't have to be approved by the board and the Mayor's response was yes, that it would be brought up at the meeting and reminded the board that they were the ones asking for changes. Trustee Fred Tyler felt that the Field Supervisor needed guidance not a new boss and disagreed with the extra layer of management. After extensive discussion by the public, the Mayor and the Trustees the village moved to the next item on the agenda.

Mrs. Eileen Keyes asked the Board to consider waiving the sewer hook up fee.

The Workshop was then adjourned with a motion by Trustee Fred Tyler and seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.



Ray S. Cordova, Mayor



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 July 20, 2011.