September 20, 2017 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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

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  Regular Meeting –September 20, 2017

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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 Robert L. Sainz
Trustee Ray Telles

Village Clerk: Monica A. Voorbach Village Attorney: Jefferson Rhodes

At 6:00 P. M. Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the meeting to order asking that all rise and join him in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the Flag of the State of New Mexico.

1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Patrick Garcia made a motion of the consideration of the Agenda and consent of agenda.  Ray Telles seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Saint, aye. Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye. Trustee Telles, aye.  Motion carried with all members of the board voting aye.

2. Maureen Schmittle & Susan Flores KTB, approval of equipment to set up at the Vigil & Higuera Park with a presentation of the overview of the fitness equipment.

Susan Flores, with KTB  showed the Council stencil of roses that will be placed on the signs directing the trails for walk.  Gave information on the workout equipment which will be set up at the Vigil Park and Higuera Park. Susan Flores stated that she talked to Ralph Otero and agreed to help them set up line locates. 
Trustee Garcia also asked who else she had helping? Susan Flores stated that Trevor Geist and the Youth Corp. and will take more volunteers. Trustee Patrick Garcia said he would get with the student council for volunteers.   Susan also stated she wood like to provide lunch and was looking for anyone who would like to donate snacks and drinks.

Trustee Patrick Garcia, made a motion to approve. Trustee Ray Telles, seconded the motion

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye. Trustee Robert Saint, aye. Trustee  Trustee Ray Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye.

3.      Roger L. Wever would like to discuss a 5 ft hole in front of property is a liability get responsible party to repair or fill in hole.

Trustee Patrick Garcia explained that the hole was filled and would like to complement the Village Employees that took that upon themselves. Mr Wever was a little upset at first but was very satisfied with the work that got completed and was going to come to the meeting to give thanks to the field department for responding so quickly.
  
NO SHOW 

4. Lance Giest from Lancon Construction, requesting 90 days extension to the contract on Senior Center addition, current substantial completion Nov. 28, 2017-Sub completion Feb. 26, 2018.

Trustee Patrick Garcia made a motion to Post Pone until special meeting as early of next week. Trustee Ray Telles seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye to post pone.  

5.      Chief Chuck Woods, approval to reappoint Darrel Chavez Certified Officer at $17.50 hr with 6 months probation. 
 
Trustee, Patrick Garcia made a motion to approve. Trustee, Ray Telles seconded the motion

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye.

6.      Mayor Ray Cordova, approval of hire Violet Norman Senior Program Director at $16.00 hr. with 6 months probation.

Trustee Patrick Garcia, made a motion to approve. Trustee, Ray Telles seconded the motion 

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Robert Sainz, aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye.

7.      Ralph Otero requesting approval to move forward to get the program setup in Ralph Otero's office at the Community Center to sell our Surplus items and Vehicles.

Trustee Patrick Garcia, made a motion to approve. Trustee, Robert Sainz seconded the motion 

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Robert Sainz, aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye.

8. Executive Session as per section 10-15-1(H) of the open Meetings Act to discuss the matter of Arturo Sanchez, Jr. requesting to authorize a issuing a Variance Order for Property 1009 Bates Drive, Tularosa NM.

 

Attorney Jeff Rhodes stated to Mr. Sanchez if he wanted to bring anything to the board before they went into executive session, which Jeff said it would be ok to discuss. Mr. Arturo Sanchez explained that he did some more investigation after this item was post pone from last months meeting.  After Mr. Sanchez explained his findings he asked if the Village could provide proof that they own the road he would like to vacate his request for a Variance. Attorney Jeff Rhodes asked Mr. Sanchez if he had anything else to discuss before they went into executive session which Mr. Sanchez did not. 

Trustee Patrick Garcia made a motion to go into Executive Session and discuss the matter of Arturo Sanchez, Jr. Trustee Ray Telles seconded the motion. 

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Robert Sainz, aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye.

In Session: 6:52 pm

Returned: 7:00 pm
Trustee Patrick Garcia made a motion of returning from Executive Session . Trustee Ray Telles seconded the motion. 

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye.  Trustee Robert Sainz, aye.  Trustee Ray Telles, aye. Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye.

9.      Arturo Sanchez Jr. requesting approval of Variance Order for Property 1009 Bats Drive, Tularosa NM.    

Mr. Arturo Sanchez Jr. with drew his request and No Action was Taken.  

10.    Discussion of knocking down the covered area North of the Community Center.  

Trustee, Robert Sainz made a motion to approve.  Trustee, Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, Aye. Trustee Deanna Montoya, Aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, Aye. Trustee Ray Telles, Aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye

11.    Discussion of the property on 1st and Higuera to board it up until a decision is made of what to do with property.    

Trustee Patrick Garcia proposed to board up and secure the building and made a  motion to approve.  Trustee, Ray Telles seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:  Trustee Patrick Garcia, aye. Trustee Robert Sainz, aye. Trustee Ray Telles, aye.  Motion carried with all members of the Board voting aye

                                                                
12.    Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments (3 Minutes)        
 
13.    Old Business:   

14.    New Business:                                                           

15.    Adjourn:    8:30pm

 

Trustee Ray Telles made a motion to adjourn. Patrick Garcia seconded the motion.

 

                                                       
Ray S. Cordova, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

                                               
 Monica A. Voorbach, 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 October 18, 2017.