September 15, 2009 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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Workshop-September 15, 2009

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on

Tuesday,.September 15, 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

Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the Workshop 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 the Regular Meeting of September 15, 2009 which include:

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

John Devine-Demonstration of Document Management in Local Government

Information: Letter of Resignation effective 8/31/2009-Daniel Estrada

Information: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Budget approved by Department of Finance & Administration-Local Government Division

Depree Shadowwalker-Permission to open an art gallery at my home at 407 Old Mescalero Road, called Fired 2 Stone

Commercial Sign Art-Russ Feldbusch-Variance Request on Family Dollar Sign

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request 2009-3 transferring legal fees line item budget to Salaries: Attorney

Approval of Resolution 2009-10-7 increases from New Mexico Clean & Beautiful, VFW Post 7686, United Way, & Otero County

Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 237 amending Section 31.05 of the Tularosa Code of Ordinances providing for a Corrections Fee, a Judicial Education Fee & a Court Automation Fee

Mayor Cordova-Approve Reginald K. Selman from Probationary status to a Regular Full-time status-Date of Hire 3/23/2009

Mayor Cordova-Approve appointment of Jessica Turner as Police Officer at $10.00 per hour-Probationary employee until successful completion of Law Enforcement Academy-Date of Hire 8/24/2009

Acting Chief Selman-Salary increase for Patrick Maturino from $14.34 to $15.50

Approve, Modify or Disapprove the Action of the Mayor on the termination of Timothy Winrow, as Police Officer effective July 31, 2009

Executive Session as per Section 10-15-1(H) of the Open Meetings Act for the discussion of the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property

Purchase of 14.327 acres from Rebecca Jan Wimberly and Virgil House Jr.

Old Business

New Business


Trustee Patrick Garcia asked if the Baseball Field was finished. Mayor Cordova stated that it was almost done, but that he wasn't to happy with the backstop but they said that was the way it was called for in the plans and that it would cost $4,000.00 more to have it done to our liking. Mayor Cordova said there was still money in the grant, the infield has been leveled but not sod has been placed and the grant does not have the money for that The village will have to build a crows nest with some of the money that is left and some volunteers. Mayor Cordova also stated that little league regulations had changed and the fence would have to be moved back.

Trustee Thomas McKean asked about a payment to Gannett Fleming. It was advised to ask Mr. Rick Gutierrez. Trustee McKean said he would like to meet with Gil Gallegos the engineer from Gannett Fleming.

Trustee Thomas McKean also asked about a $2,580.00 charge. Mayor Cordova stated he would look into it.

The question arose about the fire hydrant replacement project. Mayor Cordova explained that the project is underway but one difficulty was that the valves to the fire hydrants were not near the fire hydrants so village staff would have to help in locating the valves. The Mayor also wants the fire department to occasionally check and lubricate the valves. Mayor Cordova says there has to be communication between the Water Department and the Fire Department because some of the valves that were marked by the Fire Department as non-working were found to be working but that the valves were off.

Mr. John Devine proceeded to give a power point presentation on Document Management in Local Governments.

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez reminded the Mayor and members of the Board about the invitation to Ms. Wingfield's birthday party and said the Mayor was going to proclaim October 9th as Ms. Orpha Wingfield Day since she would be 100 years old on that day.

Trustee Thomas McKean brought up the 40th anniversary for the Medical Center the 18th of November at noon but would have more information at the October meeting.

Mr. Rick Gutierrez was asked if we had sufficient money to buy the scoreboard at the baseball field. Mr. Gutierrez stated that we were approximately $3,100 short.

Trustee Gloria Sainz asked about the sewer line by Mr. Castles house and the water line on Pilar Chavez Lane

The Workshop adjourned at 8:15 P. M.

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 October 21, 2009.