September 15, 2008 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

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Village of Tularosa - Workshop-September 15, 2008

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Workshop setting on Monday, September 15, 2008. The meeting was held 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, Rick Gutierrez Grants Coordinator, Sally Singleton Utility Billing Clerk, as well as Dianna Brusuelas Village Clerk.

Absent: Trustee Margaret Trujillo

Mayor Ray S. Cordova asked all to rise and join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Items presented at the Workshop were items that will be presented at the Regular Meeting of September 16, 2008 which include:

Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Unscheduled correspondence and Public Comments

Mayor Cordova-Approval of appointment of Mr. Rudy Garcia to the Planning and Zoning Commission

Mayor Cordova-Approval of appointment of Ms. Iris Ruiz to the Planning and Zoning Commission

Information: Salary increase Vanessa Arreola $10.00 per hour effective 7/3/2008

Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Jessie Sanchez from July 31, 2008 to October 22, 2008 as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Employee Personnel Policy at $7.00 per hour

Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Armando Salazar from August 11, 2008 to October 22, 2008 as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Employee Personnel Policy at $7.00 per hour

Karenanne Graves-Requesting for Mayor to Proclaim September as Mentorship Month for Tularosa

Brought forward from 7/23/2008 Special Meeting-Renewal or Non Renewal of Casa del Sol dba Alamo Disposal

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2008-09-03 entering into a Co-Op agreement (No. SP-2-09-(979) with the NM State Highway & Transportation Department for $65,433.33

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2008-09-04 entering into an agreement with the NM Environment Department (08-312 6-STB Water Treatment Facility Improvements) authorizing Mayor Ray S. Cordova and Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas as signatory authorities & Richard Gutierrez as Grantee Representative

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2008-09-05 entering into an Agreement with the NM Environment Department (08-1269-GF Federal Clean Water Regulation Implementation) for $22,500.00 and authorizing Mayor Ray S. Cordova and Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas as signatory authorities and Richard Gutierrez as Grantee Representative/Senator Dianna Duran & Joe Nestor Chavez

Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2008-09-06 entering into an Agreement

to continue as active members of the Southeastern NM Economic Development District/COG and approval of 2008-2009 member contribution of $1,000.

Rick Gutierrez-Amend ICIP List of June 17, 2008 meeting and approve current list. Approval of Adoption of Resolution 2008-09-07 ICIP

Tim Gipson-Request to adjust water bill at 1001 Monte Vista

Sandra Fitts-The Econ Sign at the intersection of Hwy 70/Sacramento needs removal and lot surrounding the sign needs to be cleaned

L. B Beardslee-Health hazard, wish to voice concern regarding the Waste (garbage fluids) and hydraulic fluid spread over our roads

Camille Cunningham-Unreliable & poor quality trash removal service

Iris Ruiz-Alamo Disposal-poor service -disrepair of equipment-disregard of schedule

Stephanie L. DuBois-Alamo Disposal-Request to terminate contract

Cynthia Riedlinger-COF 2009 ICIP list for funding for Tularosa veterans Memorial Park Rudy/Pam Clark-Memorandum of Understanding to be the Fiscal agent for Mortgage Finance Authority and CDBG and support

Approval of Adoption of Ordinance 230 amending Section 31.01 of the Tularosa Municipal Code setting the salary of the Municipal Judge and enacting a new Section 30.02 setting salaries for the Mayor and Trustees

Chief Virgil Mayberry-Approve officers new pay scale amending Policy 80.01

Chief Virgil Mayberry-Approval of hiring Barbara Rupp @ $9.25 per hour as Dispatcher with a 6 months probationary period

Chief virgil Mayberry-Approve expending from Law Enforcement Protection Fund for Tasers & Rifles

Chief Virgil Mayberry-Fund officers to new pay scale 80.01 policy

Albert Reiser-Request for Sewer Line hookup and Water at Lot 6 Rosa del Sol Subdivision

The Prairie Subdivision-Mr. Morel, Mr. Scott & Mr. Zimmerle

Executive Session as per 10-15-1 (H) of the Open Meetings Act subject to the attorney-client privilege pertaining to threatened or pending litigation

Trustee Thomas McKean

Open Meetings Act, just explain right of Village going into executive session under 10-15-1 (H)

Don't forget the postponement of Alamo Disposal from last nights meeting

Who is assist- Clerk?

Speed bumps on South Bookout, statute of Risk Management about insurance. Highway been checked how to do speed bumps

Fire Hydrant list received from Fire Department what is being done to repair hydrants?

Start looking at Fall Clean Up Village of Tularosa what needs to be done

Old Business

New Business

Trustee Fred Tyler questioned two items on the bills list, while several people commented on the contract with Alamo Disposal. Mr. Ken Riedlinger read from various pages of the contract and stated several items which he felt were in violation of the contract. Mayor Ray Cordova stated that he spoke to a person from the Environmental Protection Agency at the Federal Level and to a gentleman from the Solid Waste Bureau out of Las Cruces. Trustee Tyler explained that the village had to have substantial proof of violations that would hold up in court before the village could terminate the contract without legal liability. Mayor Cordova stated that he would take the advise of the village attorney but would pursue terminating the contract if he is creating an environmental issue. Several people cited accidents, oil spills, environmental issues and late pick ups.

Trustee Thomas McKean asked if the Village Board of Trustees is supposed to approve the pay of the court clerks stating he read that in the Reporter from the New Mexico Municipal League. Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas was not sure because of the three branches of government, the Judicial, Legislative and Executive and the League has given two readings.

The ICIP List was discussed with a request for an addition from Mr. Fred Tyler to include the Veterans Park. Mr. Rick Gutierrez also advised that Wastewater was moved further down the list, explaining that because of the problems with the Wastewater Plant, Mr. Gil Gallegos an Engineer from Gannett- Fleming West was able to get an RUS grant for the village for $1,650,000. Mayor Ray Cordova explained that there are problems with the new Wastewater Plant some of which include settling, the holding ponds leaking water and sludge and numerous other problems. Mayor Cordova stated that the contractor does not come forth and the matter will probably end up in court but that does not preclude from the village needing a Wastewater Plant. The Village also hired two experts from New Mexico State University and their findings are that they don't see salvaging the Wastewater Plant. Mayor Cordova felt fortunate to have obtained the 1.6 million dollars for a new plant.

Mr. Rudy Clark explained the request for a Memorandum of Understanding asking the Village to be the Fiscal Agent for the Mortgage Finance Authority and CDBG and support proceeded to explain another program called CHDO. Another concern Mr. Clark had was using the alleyway as the entrance for lots 17 and 18 on West 7th Street because there is a ditch on the other side and no other access to the property. Trustee McKean from the village having to do with Habitat for Humanities and questioned the 6,000 sq. ft. requirement per single family dwelling.

Chief Mayberry made a presentation referencing pay for Police Officers. The consensus of the Board was to study the salary schedule, get together with the Clerk and Finance Officer before making any decisions.

Dates were set for a Fall Clean-Up. Questions were raised about the work on 1st Street . Also the weeds at the Library were addressed.

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 December 18, 2007.