November 21, 2012 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Regular Meeting-November 21, 2012

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 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 Joseph Lueras
Absent: Trustee Gloria R. Sainz
Trustee Fred O. Tyler

Also present was Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes, Richard Gutierrez Grants Coordinator and 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 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 approve the Agenda and the Consent Agenda. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion mentioning that the new car dealership needs a sign permit.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments (3 min)

Susan Flores, Keep Tularosa Beautiful, said November was recycle month and she had a poster contest at the Tularosa High School. Ms. Flores presented the prizes as follows: 3rd place Truman Provencio $15.00, 2nd place Aspen Cervantes $25.00, and 1st place Dwight Waters $50.00.

Trustee Patrick Garcia complimented Officer Lawrence O'Conner with following up on yards with debris.

Trustee Garcia also asked about Officer Zack Diaz going to training and was informed by Chief Chuck Wood that he would be leaving on Sunday.

Trustee Garcia also brought up a list of fire hydrants that need some repairs that was presented by Mr. Ron Cooksey of the Fire Department. Mayor Ray S. Cordova explained that there were several fire hydrants on that list that have valves that are frozen and in order to repair those the water to the village would have to be shut off.

Trustee Joseph Lueras thanked Chief Wood for the items he gave to the newspaper for publication.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova made mention of the Villages Librarian, Randi Northrup, who was recognized by the Library Journal as one of the five New Mexico Libraries "America's Star Libraries for 2012".

Item 3. Valarie Delgado-Approval of Budget Adjustment Request 2012-1, moving salary from Judicial to Legislative

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 4. Valarie Delgado-Approval of Resolution 2012-13-08 making certain increases and decreases to the budget

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

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

Item 5. Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approval of appointment of Kenny A. Crowe as Police Officer with 6 months probation effective 11/12/2012 at $12.50 per hour

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve the appointment. Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion asking if Mr. Crowe was certified. The response was yes.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 6. Doug Buchanan-Collection of unpaid water bills should be responsibility of village, not land owners, modify your billing or deposit to cover your possible losses. Land owners not responsible

Mr. Doug Buchanan made a presentation to the board on rental property and felt he was being the collection agency for the village. Mr. Buchanan asked the village to increase the water deposit so property owners won't have to be left with water bills. Trustee Joseph Lueras informed Mr. Buchanan of ordinance 51.02 where the owner notifies the village in writing prior to the initiation of the debt. The options offered to Mr. Buchanan were for him to pay for the water for his tenants, or charge a higher deposit from his tenants or fill out the form under ordinance 51.02.

Item 7. Ray Telles-Second hand store-the old Wells Fargo building-needs to relocate their things for sale to the rear of building and place slats on fence to cover the back

Mr. Ray Telles complained about the 2nd Hand Store on the highway, stating that he feels it is a safety hazard. Mr. Telles was informed that the village has no ordinance against 2nd hand stores and the property owner is in compliance. Trustee Patrick Garcia suggested going to speak to the owner and maybe he would be willing to move his stuff to the back or inside the building. Trustee Patrick Garcia and Mr. Telles agreed to meet and go talk to the business owner and hope for positive results. Village Attorney Jeff Rhodes was asked to find out what options the village has.

Item 8. Cecelia Garcia-Requesting a 4 foot variance at 219 Bosque

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to postpone to a Special Meeting at the closest available date. Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 9. Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approval to make Chief Chuck Wood as a Regular Full time employee, end of probation 11/3/2012, pay increase to $19.50 effective November 22, 2012

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve Chief Chuck Wood as a Regular Full Time employee with a pay increase to $19.50 effective November 22, 2012. Trustee Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 9(A) Mayor Ray S. Cordova-Approval of the re-hiring of Sonya Gililland as Recreation Director/Rover at $11.49 per hour with no probation and effective 11/20/2012 and continue status as before she left

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve, there being no second motion died for lack of a second.

Item 10. Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez-Request to close village December 31, 2012, New Year's Eve-Employees will use a vacation day

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve the request to close the village December 31, 2012 with employees using a vacation day. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Motion carried with all members present voting in the affirmative.

Item 11. Old Business

Trustee Patrick Garcia had some suggestions on finding money to give raises to the village police and employees asking the board to possibly commit part of the Small Cities Assistance Fund yearly for that.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova said we also need to increase the fees for water, sewer and trash collection.

Item 12. New Business

None

Item 13. Adjourn

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to adjourn and was seconded by Trustee Patrick Garcia.

There being no further business to come before the board the meeting adjourned at 8:10 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 19, 2012.