May 15, 2012 Minutes
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Workshop-May 15, 2012
The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 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 Fred Tyler
Trustee Joseph Lueras
Absent: Trustee Gloria Sainz
Trustee Patrick Garcia
Also present was Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez and Grants Coordinator Rick Gutierrez.
Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the Workshop to order at 6:10 P. M. asking that all rise and join 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 May 16, 2012 which include:
Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda
Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments
Continue participation to the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District-Council of Governments
Rick Gutierrez-Approval of Resolution 2011-2012-16 CDBG Policies
Rick Gutierrez-Approval of Resolution 2011-2012-17 Fair Housing
Valarie Delgado-Approval of Resolution 2011-2012-18 Budget Increases and Decreases
Valarie Delgado-Approval of 2012-2013 Interim Budget
Rick Gutierrez-Approval of Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan
(ICIP) for Fiscal Year 2013-2017
Leo Reyes-Why after almost 3 years of sewer stench, which is unbearable, continues to get worse and possibly poses health risks, yet has not been resolved? (2) This situation is unacceptable, when can we expect it to end?
Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Susan Flores from April 2, 2012 - June 30, 2012 at $10.00 per hour with no more than 20 hours per week as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Employee Personnel Policy
Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Patrick Wooten from April 2, 2012 - June 30, 2012 at $7.50 per hour with no more than 20 hours per week as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Employee Personnel Policy
Tularosa Community Ditch Corporation-Agree to Legal Matter-Kelsey Smith
Executive Session pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H) of the Open Meetings Act subject to Threatened or pending litigation, reference Kelsey Smith
Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approval of appointment of Charles Wood as Police Chief effective May 3, 2012 with a 6 months probation
Trustee Fred Tyler-Approve replacing sound system in municipal building meeting room by Mark Sound and Video Services using monies from Small Cities Assistance funds for a total of $2,752.00
Trustee Fred Tyler-Approve change to ordinance amending section 151.02 of Tularosa Code of Ordinances by removing the work 'repair' from the first sentence of (A). Cannot be enforced and is now only selectively applied
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding for the ReCycling between the Board of County Commissioners of Otero County and the Village of Tularosa
Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between New Mexico Department of Health and the Village of Tularosa
Executive Session pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H) of the Open Meetings Act subject to attorney-client privilege pertaining water rights-Mia Estates
Monica Voorbach told the Board Members that she received a call from Trustee Gloria Sainz reference hot dogs that she usually serves at the Tularosa Veterans Memorial Day Observance celebration. Trustee Sainz wondered if the Board members would take over this year since she is in the hospital. Mayor Cordova said he would ask Susan Flores to organize and would request funding.
Rick Gutierrez asked about the work on Lizard Ranch Road that Ms. Gigliani requested. Mayor Cordova informed him that there was a Road Maintenance Agreement filed at the Otero County Courthouse which all property owners signed that the easement would be maintained by the property owners not the village. Mayor Cordova asked Mr. Gutierrez to please inform her.
Trustee Joseph Lueras informed the Board that $20,000.00 was allocated for playground equipment at the Little League Field.
Mr. Leo Reyes came before the Mayor and Board expressing concerns about the sewer smell west of town. Mayor Cordova explained that engineers from Gannet Fleming West were in Tularosa today to help with the problem. The Mayor spoke of some of the problems the Wastewater Plant has including components, diffusers and intake blowers. In the meantime staff is trying to aireate the sludge as often as possible. Trustee Joseph Lueras asked if there was a time frame. Mayor Cordova said hopefully 30 days then the process will start if the funding is released.
Trustee Fred Tyler asked the Mayor if he had talked to the attorney for the owner of Otero's Mini Mart. Response was yes, Mr. Hawthorne would get in touch with his client and get back to the Mayor.
There being no further business to come before the Board for discussion the Workshop adjourned at 7:12 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 June 20, 2012.