October 20, 2009 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop-October 20, 2009

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:00 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 Patrick Garcia

Trustee Thomas McKean

Trustee Gloria Sainz

Also present was Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez Village Clerk and Rick Gutierrez Grants Coordinator.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the Worksop to order at 6:00 P. M. asking that all rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Items presented at the Workshop were items that will be presented at the Regular Meeting of October 21, 2009.

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Information: Summer Food Service Program-New Mexico ranked second in the nation in serving eligible children.

Information: $200.00 to Tularosa Recreation Program from Fraternal Order of Eagles

Information: Monica Voorbach awarded a $700.00 scholarship to attend the 2009 Clerks Certification Institute

Information: Resignation of Julian Martinez Jr. effective October 2, 2009

Acceptance of resignation of Monte Matheson effective September 16, 2009

Approval of Resolution 2009-2010-08

Approval of Resolution 2009-2010-09 Approving a Records Management Program for the Village Of Tularosa

Approval of Resolution 2009-2010-10 for Water Trust Board Fund

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request 2009-04

Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 238 providing for the required collection of Solid Waste by the Village of Tularosa as the exclusive hauler, setting fees for residential and commercial accounts and regulating placement and maintenance of receptacles and providing for penalties

Approve the publication by Title & Subject Matter of Ordinance 238

Gloria Lopez/Maria Gallegos-Presentation on allowing the Head Start Program to be housed at the Community Center

Alamotero Land Surveys-Approval of Village of Tularosa Subdividers Contract with Steven Dyer reference Rhino Subdivision

Alamotero Land Surveys, Approval of Rhino Subdivision at the Southeast corner of S. Bookout Rd. & Highway 54/70 (postponed from 8/19/2009 meeting)

Judge Timothy Flores-Request for village to advance the money to pay for the installation of new software and training and installation and training to be reimbursed by the municipal court automation

Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez Request approval for employees to use vacation for the following: November 27, 2009; December 24, 2009 and December 31, 2009

Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez Request change to Village of Tularosa Personnel Policy, Chapter IV, Section 40.02 (H). The word Annual to Sick

Trustee Pat Garcia

1) Status on Keep Tularosa Beautiful

2) Weeds on side of Highway

3) Weed status at Otero's Mini Market and old Gas Co. by Subway

Old Business:

Trustee Thomas McKean

A) Community Center improvements status when are they going to start work?

B) Waste Water plant latest update in the repairs

C) Fire Hydrant repairs update, how we stand

D) What about having Video Cameras installed at Community Center and Veterans Memorial Park?

E) Latest update on Sedimentation pond?

F) Stimulus funding are we going to receive any?

G) Status of village well and purchasing of land?

H) Status of New Senior Center Project and water line>

New Business: Trustee Thomas McKean-Did we get an answer about harmless provision from Santa Fe yet?


Trustee Fred Tyler wondered if the bills on page 8 under Solid Waste were reimburseable. I was explained that the bill to Ernie Byers for $1,826.00 was not because those were for parts to the old Solid Waste truck given to us. The other items were for warranty parts and would be reimbursed.

Trustee Thomas McKean asked about a payment to SamCon for $12,519.95 dated 2008.

Mayor Ray S. Cordova advised that the village will have to invest on a Valve Exercisor Machine to open fire hydrant valves and to get on a maintenance program to exercise all the valves in the village.

There was a question by business owner Simon Chavez showing concern on the village mandating garbage collection exclusively and whether the containers would be sufficient. Mr. Chavez quoted the Free Commerce Trade Act. Mr. Chavez was told the village had to comply with all environmental laws , state and federal and that Attorney Jeff Rhodes would be at the Regular Meeting the following day if he had questions.

Next to come before the Board was Klad Zimmerle from Alamotero Land Survey for the Rhino subdivision saying Mr. Steve Dwyer, the subdivider would extend water and sewer lines. Trustee Thomas McKean asked Mr. Zimmerle if Mr. Dwyer would install curbs and gutters. The response was no that whoever Mr. Dwyer sells to would install those.

Trustee Thomas McKean asked that the Solid Waste have a plan in place for garbage pick up for the upcoming holidays. Mayor Cordova advised that Mike Gaston does have a plan in place and is very conciencious.

At 8:40 P. M. Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to adjourn the Workshop.

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.



Ray S. Cordova, Mayor




Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk
Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of November 18, 2009.