June 18, 2013 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop-June 18, 2013

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 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 Patrick A. Garcia
Trustee Gloria R. Sainz
Trustee Fred O. Tyler

Absent: Trustee Joseph Lueras

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

At 6:05 P. M. Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the Workshop 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.

Items presented at the Workshop are the items that will be presented at the Regular Meeting of June 19, 2013 which include:

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Mary Ann Burr-Southeastern NM Economic Development District-SERPO transportation activity

Mary Ann Cotten/Harry Mendez-BEH Drug Screening-Employee Drug Screening Contract

D. A. Hall-Fire Chief Behavior

Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between the New Mexico Department of Health and the Village of Tularosa

Randy Borror/Jolie Jones-Prospective purchase of village owned lot next to Tularosa Community Church, 101 Central

Rick Gutierrez-Approve projects in priority order for 2014-2015 Legislative Session

Rick Gutierrez-Approve award of Wastewater Lagoon Liner installation to Lancon, Inc. as per Gannett Fleming West's recommendation

Valarie Delgado-Approval of Resolution 2012-2013-16 Budget Increases

Valarie Delgado-Approval of End of Year Budget Adjustment Request 2012-2, for all departments

Approval of Tularosa Senior Program Policies and Procedures (tabled from meeting of May 15, 2013)

Trustee Patrick Garcia-Build restrooms at James Vigil Park and assign one person to clean every day

Trustee Patrick Garcia-Summer hours remain the same for Field Employees- 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Thursday & 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P. M. on Fridays

Trustee Patrick Garcia-Request to start water line and fire hydrant on Pilar Chavez Lane

Trustee Patrick Garcia-Discuss pay increases for Police Officers

Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Authorization for publication of Notice of proposed Ordinance to renew Franchise Agreement with Tularosa Basin Telephone Company and to publish by Title & Subject Matter

Old Business

New Business


First to come before the Mayor and the Board of Trustees was John Montoya the Villages Fire Chief. Mr. John Montoya requested from the Board to start looking at a Rescue Truck for a total of $180,000.00 stating that the fire truck they have now, has been paid in full. Mr. Montoya said he would start looking for funding and will come back to the board at a later date.

Next to come before the board was Guadalupe Fuentes and his son David. Mr. Fuentes stated that a tree branch had fallen on his son's truck, the tree being outside his property and the branch leaning into his property. Mr. Fuentes wondered if he was within his rights to cut the tree. Mayor Ray Cordova said that village personnel is not equipped nor trained to cut the large trees we have in our village limits. After much discussion Mr. Fuentes was told that the village would get a legal opinion from the village attorney.

Monica Voorbach, Accounts Payable Clerk reported that the village make $1,556.91 on the sale of surplus items.

Prestina Chavez, Senior Center Director asked if there were any questions on the Senior's policie and proceedures manual and stated that this was just a revision.

Hadley Yates gave a power point presentation on a Downtown Plaza plan noting that the GreaterTularosa Foundation has been created.

Trustee Patrick Garcia then moved to adjourn with a second from Trustee Gloria Sainz.

The Workshop ended at 7:15 P. M.


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 17, 2013.