October 15, 2007 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Village of Tularosa - Workshop-October 15, 2007

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Monday, October 15, 2007 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 Margaret Trujillo, Trustee Thomas McKean, Trustee Gloria Sainz as well as Village Clerk Dianna R. Brusuelas.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the workshop to order asking all to rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Items of discussion wee items listed in the Agenda to be presented at the Regular Meeting of October 16,2007 which include:

Consideration of Agenda & Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence & Public Comments

Appointment of Lori Gundersen as Animal Control Officer

Appointment of Brian Smith as Police Officer

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2007-08-10 Budget Increases/Decreases

Information: Recreation Program

Tularosa Basin Telephone Company requesting purchase of Village property NW intersection of Radio & Riata Roads

Janie Portillo-Mobile Home on lots 20, 22, 24 Fambrough Subdivision-Water service to this address

Chief Virgil Mayberry-Pay increase for Diadra Dugger from $8.00 to $9.25 per hour - Completion of Police Radio Dispatcher Academy 10/5/2007

Mayor Ray S. Cordova-2.5% Salary increase for employees effective on the first pay period of November

Dianna Brusuelas-Approval of specifications for Survey Bids

Executive Session as per Section 10-15-1(H) of the Open Meetings Act. Reference agreement with the City of Alamogordo

Old Business-Trustee Thomas McKean

1. Status of Village vehicle decals

2. Update on Muffin Valve at Sewer Plant

3. Status on Village Limit Survey

4. Status on Fire Hydrant List

5. Status on Village well

6. Status of the Sewer Plant

7. Status of well application with State Engineer

8. Status of subdivision Water Rights

9. Status of TCD water right certificates

10. Status of Parliamentary Procedure for local Government

11. Request meeting with Project Coordinator, Senior Center, and Governing Body

12. Request Dangerous Dog Act be on agenda

13. Request Fireworks Ordinance be on agenda

New Business


Trustee Thomas questioned an item on the bills list, an expenditure of $5,400.00 to Titan. Mayor Ray Cordova explained that several generators and other equipment was bought.v

Amy Hutchins a representative from Help Head Start approached the Board of Trustees presenting them with a letter and requesting a cross walk near the Catholic Church expressing concern for the preschoolers in her school crossing to the library twice a week. Mayor Cordova told Ms. Hutchins that he had met with members of the Council of Governments on this very issue but for the time being to contact the Police Department with their schedules so the officer on duty could help the children with the crossing of the highway.

Trustee Patrick Garcia once again brought up the weeds across Subway asking if any citations had been issued. Mayor Cordova responded that there had been no response from the property owners after the Police Department issued a letter.

Trustee Patrick Garcia also asked about a large trash bin at the yard so that people could dump their branches and clean their yards. Mayor Cordova said he would contact Alamo Disposal.

The question arose about the sewer line at Rita Lopez Lane. Mayor Cordova said he received two prices, the one for 300' was priced at $15,000.00 and the one to go all the way to the end of Rita Lopez Lane would cost $50,000.00. He also stated that he hoped that the line for Pilar Chavez Lane could be handled by the field personnel.

On the sale of land to the Tularosa Basin Telephone Company the members of the Board felt that leasing would be a better option.

The members of the Board had a lengthly discussion on raises for the employees.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova advised the Board that because of the problems at the Waste Water Plant he had requested some independent testing. The Board all agreed that it was a good idea.

The workshop adjourned at 10:00 P. M.

The written minutes are the official minutes of the meeting. The recorded tapes 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.


Ray S. Cordova, Mayor



Dianna R. Brusuelas, Village Clerk

Minutes approved by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of November 20, 2007.