June 20, 2012 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting - June 20, 2012

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 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 Patrica A. Garcia
Trustee Fred O. Tyler
Trustee Gloria R. Sainz
Trustee Joseph Lueras

Also present was Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes, Richard Gutierrez, Grants Coordinator and Monica Voorbach Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk. Absent was Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez.

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 questioned item 8 approval of proposed ordinance. Attorney Jeff Rhodes explained that we have an amendment to the Uniform Traffic Ordinance and the amendment to section 151.02 from the last meeting and he incorporated both into one ordinance. The item is just for comments and the action will be at the next meeting.

Trustee Fred Tyler then moved to approve the agenda and the consent agenda. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

Trustee Patrick Garcia thanked Rick Gutierrez for repairing and changing the filters to the village vacuum cleaners.

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

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments (3 Min)

Rick Gutierrez asked about removing the barb wire on Lizzard Ranch Road even though there is an easement filed with Otero County making the property owner responsible for their portion of the road.

A gentleman asked about cutting the Keep Tularosa Beautiful signs. Trustee Patrick Garcia stated that they were going to order smaller signs. Mayor Ray Cordova said Ms. Flores informed him that she was going to contact the sign owners to see if they were willing to have the signs cut smaller.

Mr. Ray Telles expressed concern about having the water main flushed out on Lawrence Drive. Mayor Cordova explained that it was a fire department concern. Mr.Telles said he spoke to a person from the fire station and they advised that the only did pressure checks. Trustee Patrick Garcia remembered that sometime back when the department was flushing out lines customers complained that their water was coming out rusty. Mayor Cordova said if it's a dead end then we do need to flush but if it loops they don't have to. Trustee Garcia said he would check with the Fire Chief.

Mr. Telles also had a request for signs regarding big trucks coming from the east and the north and does not see any enforcement on the noise ordinance relating to jake brakes. Mr.Telles was told that the State Highway Department takes care of those signs.

Mrs. Pam Clarke, Habitat for Humanities asked the Governing Body if they would consider not charging them for sewer and garbage during construction of their homes. Mrs. Clarke realized that a decision could not be make at this time but asked for consideration.

Trustee Fred Tyler thanked the departments for their monthly reports but noted that the Community Service report did not have the extra information that was passed and approved on last month. Mayor Cordova asked Trustee Tyler to draw down specifically what he wanted on the report. Trustee Tyler asked for the names, hours of community service of personnel assigned. Mayor Cordova said he would have to require that from everyone who turns in a report. Trustee Tyler said the stipulation was voted on at the last meeting, Mayor Cordova's response was that the specifics were not what came before the Board for a vote.

Trustee Patrick Garcia brought up a quarterly news letter to include times the Recreation Department sends kids to movies, Wet & Wild or the batting cages, some Code Enforcement issues to include procedures.

Thomas McKean asked if the Board had considered putting an extra light near the Community Center basketball goals.

Item 3. Pam Clarke-Otero County Habitat for Humanities-Approve 2 Site Plans

Ms. Clarke said the two site plans are for 1501 and 1503 West 6th Street. Ms. Clarke said the WIC office has applications for the Habitat homes and that there is also a Rehab Program which will bring older homes up to code. The criteria for that is 50% below the medium income, have to be home owners, have proof of taxes being paid, income and their deed, and they have to have income.

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve both site plans at 1501 and 1503 W. 6th Street. Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

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

Item 4. Dan Abercrombie-Request to reseal Abercrombie Lane

Mr. Dan Abercrombie came before the board. Mr. Abercrombie's subdivision was approved in 2002 with a sidewalk and sewer variance, in 2004 the sub-division was chip sealed with the disclosure statement saying the village would take over the maintenance of the roads in the subdivision.

Trustee Patrick Garcia wondered if the village needed an easement to maintain the roads.

Attorney Jeff Rhodes asked Mr. Abercrombie if he had a copy of the recorded plat. Attorney Rhodes said he would go to the court house look at the recorded plat and report back to the Board.

Item 5. Valli Kinder-Request to use RV-5th wheel on large lot as resident next to home on 1/2 acre lot

No show.

Item 6. Rick Gutierrez-Approval of Resolution 2011-2012-19 with the NM State Highway & Transportation Co-Op Agreement

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve Resolution 2011-2012-19 with the New Mexico State Highway & Transportation Co-Op Agreement.

Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

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

Item 7. Valarie Delgado-Approval of Resolution 2011-2012-20 Budget Adjustments

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve Resolution 2011-2012-20 Budget Adjustments.

Trustee Gloria Sainz seconded the motion.

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

Item 8. Approval of proposed Ordinance and to Publish by Title and Subject Matter

No Action.

Item 9. Monica Voorbach-Award contract for random Drug Screening to BEH

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to award the contract for random Drug Screening to BEH.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked if there was a way to have all the employees tested at least two times a year. Mr. Harry Mendez representing BEH answered the Board's questions.

Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

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

Item 10. Mayor Cordova-Approval of appointment of Zachariah Diaz as Police Officer with 6 months probation at $10.00 per hour effective June 1, 2012

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the appointment and 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 voting aye.

Item 11. Mayor Cordova-Approval of appointment of Lawrence O'Connor as Police Officer with 6 months probation at $12.50 per hour effective June 1, 2012

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve the appointment of Lawrence O'Connor as Police Officer with 6 months probation at $12.50 per hour effective June 1, 2012.

Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion and asked if he was certified, the response was yes.

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

At the request of Trustee Patrick Garcia, Mayor Cordova explained that the difference in pay was because Mr. O'Connor is a New Mexico certified police officer and Mr. Diaz needs to complete a three week waiver program.

Item 12. Trustee Fred Tyler-Approve a Resolution designating July 16, 2012 as "Downwinders Day"

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve a Resolution designating July 16, 2012 as "Downwinders Day".

Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion.

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

Item 13. Old Business

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked if there was still excessive overtime in the departments. Mayor Ray Cordova said he would check.

Item 14. New Business

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked about estimates for park restrooms. Mr. Rick Gutierrez said they could talk to Lance Giest tomorrow.

Trustee Fred Tyler said to ask Mr. Giest about cleaning the area of Gabe Lane and Marshall.

Item 15. Adjourn

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 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 July 18, 2012.