May 15, 2013 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting-May 15, 2013

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 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 Fred Tyler
Trustee Joseph Lueras
Trustee Gloria Sainz
Trustee Patrick Garcia

Also present was Richard Gutierrez Grants Coordinator, Monica Voorbach Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk as well as Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes.

Absent: Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk

At 7:05 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 Patrick Garcia moved to consider the Agenda and Consent Agenda asking to move Item #7 and make it Item #3 and move Item #3 and make it Item #7. Trustee Fred Tyler seconded the motion with changes.

Ms. Cynthia Prelo-Riedlinger spoke about the agenda for the Veteran's Memorial Celebration on the 27th asking Mayor Ray Cordova to do the Welcome and introduce the guests. Mayor Cordova graciously accepted. Ms. Riedlinger said she would have a list of dignitaries available.

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

Joan Price voiced concern on Semi-Truck that crashed into the house off the highway requesting a bypass.

Stephanie DuBois wondered when Willow, Hunter and Evans would get paved saying that there was only chip seal done. Trustee Fred Tyler said it was a question of money. Trustee Patrick Garcia said it was also a question of how much traffic went through there and those streets are dead ends but the village would look into it.

Trustee Fred Tyler thanked all the Department Heads that turned in their monthly reports.

Item 3. (Previously Item 7) Trustee Patrick Garcia-Status on Code Enforcement Issues

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked Sgt. O'Connor the status on the old propane property on 1st Street by Subway. Trustee Garcia noticed some of the branches were cleaned up but there are still a lot of weeds. Sgt. O'Connor said he would work on that.

Trustee Patrick Garcia also mentioned Otero's Mini Mart at 423 Central. Sgt. O'Connor said it went into foreclosure on taxes four years ago and will go up for sale this year and would cost $2,330.98 in back taxes.

Trustee Garcia also asked about 107&1/2 Gallegos Lane. Sgt. O'Connor said they cleaned up the debris, branches and weeds and stacked up the tires and wood.

Trustee Fred Tyler brought up an empty trailer on South Bookout. Sgt. O'Connor did mention that Code Enforcement was important, but Law Enforcement was his priority and the Mayor and the Board all understood.

Item 4. Prestina Chavez-Approval of Tularosa Senior Program Policies and Procedures

After addressing some questions on the Senior Program Policies and Procedures, Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to table until the next meeting. 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 5. Judge Timothy Flores-Request for village to approve the purchase of Municipal Court computers for approximately $14,000.00 money will be reimbursed by the Court Automation Fund

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to approve the purchase and expenditure of funds not to happen until after June 30th so that the expenditure will happen in the new fiscal year. 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 6. Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approval of appointment of Alejandro Cantu to the position of Dispatcher with 6 months probation, date of hire 4/18/2013 at $9.00 per hour

Sgt. O'Connor speaking for Chief Wood said that Mr. Cantu's goal is to become a police officer but would like to dispatch first. Mayor Cordova asked if Mr. Cantu is going to be certified, the response was yes he would be attending the academy in September.

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve the appointment of Alejandro Cantu to the position of Dispatcher with 6 months probation, date of hire 4/18/2013 at $9.00 per hour. 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 7. (Previously Item 3) Valarie Delgado-Approval of Recommended Budget for 2013-2014 Fiscal Year

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the recommended Budget for 2013-2014

Fiscal Year. 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. Trustee Fred Tyler-Requesting permission to use Baseball Field July 14, 2013 for Cancer Luminaria Event

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the request for permission to use the Baseball Field July 14, 2013 for the Cancer Luminaria Event. 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 9. New Business

None

Item 10. Old Business

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked about the fire hydrant replacement, a list that was given to the board sometime back. The response was that there were valves that needed to be replaced first. Trustee Garcia proceeded to ask if there were some hydrants on the list that needed to be fixed where the valves would not shut the water off to the whole town. Mayor Ray Cordova said he would talk to Tim Duran, Field Supervisor, to assign Sonny Reyes to assess all the fire hydrants on the list and see which ones could be fixed without turning the water off to all citizens.

Item 11. Adjourn

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

There being no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:48 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 June 19, 2013.