November 16, 2011 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting-November 16, 2011

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 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 Patrick Garcia
Trustee Gloria R. Sainz

Absent: Trustee Joseph Lueras
Trustee Fred Tyler

Also present was Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez, Grants Coordinator Rick
Gutierrez as well as Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes.

At 7:00 P. M., Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the meeting to order. All rose and joined the Mayor 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 Gloria R. Sainz moved to consider the agenda and the consent agenda and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

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

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Trustee Gloria R. Sainz thanked all that made donations for the refreshments at the Veteran's Day celebration.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova recognized the Recreation Director Sonya Gililland for being able to have Walmart donate a 52" flat screen TV to the Recreation Center.

Trustee Patrick Garcia thanked Rick Gutierrez for having the roads repaired and thought the contractor did a good job.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova added that the contractor patched a lot of the holes in the roads all over town and it was not part of the contract.

Trustee Patrick Garcia expressed concern on the restrooms for the parks. Mayor Cordova said at this point money was very tight and that the state has put all communities on notice about cutting down on expenses.

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez advised the Board of Trustees about the shortfall in Gross Receipts Taxes and felt budget cuts had to be considered as soon as possible.

Mayor Cordova said some communities are laying off employees, not paying as much into employee insurance or retirements. Mayor Cordova said he is sending out Memo's to cut spending and to curb overtime. Trustee Garcia asked about letting employees go. Mayor Cordova says he does not like to do that but if he has to he has looked at that option along with cutting employees hours.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked if the signs in the medians could be cut down, maybe putting one sign at each entrance into town saying Keep Tularosa Beautiful and then just having the peoples names on the rose bush sections. Mayor Cordova said he would talk to Susan Flores of Keep Tularosa Beautiful about it.

Item 3. Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2011-2012-09 Election Resolution

Trustee Gloria R. Sainz moved to approve the adoption of Resolution 2011-2012-09 Election Resolution and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.
Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 4. Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2011-2012-10 Approve project for CDBG application

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the adoption of Resolution 2011-2012-10 Trustee Gloria R. Sainz seconded the motion.

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

Item 5. LanCon-Lance Giest-Discuss Prairie Subdivision and accept as status quo and accepting minor modifications as per letter

Mr. Lance Giest made a presentation to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees on the Prairie Subdivision stating that Mr. Bob Scott approached him to purchase the subdivision. Mr. Giest would like an understanding of what would be required of him from the village if he purchases the subdivision. Mr. Giest felt that the sub-division has already been approved at least through Phase I. It was Mr. Giest's understanding that the village was interested in lot 1 to expand the Stogden well and that was still available and thought that a lot for a park would also be available.

After some discussion Trustee Patrick Garcia made a motion to have a Workshop with Mr. Giest, the Attorney, the Mayor and the Board on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 soley to discuss the Prairie Subdivision. Trustee Gloria R. Sainz seconded the motion.

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

Item 6. Old Business

None

Item 7. New Business

None

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Item 8. Adjourn

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to adjourn. Trustee Gloria R. Sainz seconded. There being no further business to come before the board the meeting adjourned at 7:43 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 December 21, 2011.