May 2, 2013 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Special Meeting - May 2, 2013
Budget Workshop Hearings

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met for a Budget Workshop on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1:00 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 Patrick Garcia
Trustee Fred Tyler

Absent: Trustee Joseph Lueras

Also present was Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez and Valarie Delgado Finance Officer.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova asked that all rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the Flag of the State of New Mexico.

Item 1. Consideration of Agenda

Trustee Fred Tyler moved to consider the agenda and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 2. Budget Hearing

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees were presented with a balanced budget by Finance Officer Valarie Delgado.

First to come before the Board and Mayor was Chief Chuck Wood asking to increase the Contractual Service line item because the contract with Slueth would be more than the $5,000.00 budgeted. The Board said if it came at a higher rate they would consider a Budget Adjustment during the fiscal year.

Next Chief Wood asked for better pay for his Officers and his Staff because the officers and dispatchers have to be certified.

The Board said they would consider.

Mr. Ralph Otero representing the Community Center had concerns about the Parks area and repairs and maintenance because last year he spent $8,000.00 in repairs and maintenance and this year was only budgeted $3,000.00. It was explained that the air conditioning unit had a compressor replaced and hopefully would not need one this year.

Randi Northrup, Librarian, had concerns that around $14,000.00 of her projected expenses budgeted were not guaranteed. Ms. Northrup was told to continue trying to get money through foundations and grants and the village would keep an eye on her expenses and help the library if needed.

There being not other Department Heads present Trustee Fred Tyler moved to adjourn. Motion was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

The Workshop adjourned at 2:15 P. M.

Budget Workshop



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 May 15, 2013.