Round Up Scholarship Open
The 2015 Round Scholarship is now at $300 and open to seniors who have graduated in Catron County in 2015 to apply. Graduates are invited to apply by sending in a 250-500 word essay on “My Great Re -Use Project” for a project that takes one item and makes it reusable for something else.
Applicants will be judged on creativity and clarity of conveying their ideas. Applications must be sent in to the Catron Courier by July 20, and should be emailed to: Proclamation for EMS Week in Catron County. Ms. Fletcher introduced the counties new Financial Director, Skip Dickson, who started work on May 4. He is a CPA and is working with County Treasurer Shipley and County Manager Fletcher and has plans to bring financial improvements to the County. Ms. Fletcher stated that the 2015 -16 Budget is almost ready to be submitted to the DFA in Santa Fe. She will request a special meeting before the end of May for final approval of the Budget which must be submitted by May 31. Ms. Fletcher plans to host an open house for the new Catron County Health Resource Building. Window blinds and furniture have been purchase and should be installed soon. The phone system is installed and WNM Communications should be installing the line soon. A contract has been issued to Keller Fencing to install an 8-foot chain link fence around the Glenwood Road Department Yard. A new fuel system will soon be installed at the Reserve Road Yard which will allow better tracking of fuel use and bring our system into compliance with EPA rules. County Manager Fletcher asked for direction from the Commission concerning a requested rate increase for the Southwest Council of Governments. Commissioners agreed that the $500 increase is appropriate. Motion to approve a Proclamation Declaring May 17 through 23 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Catron County. Motion carried. All voted Aye. Because Mr. Alan Paul was not present Ms. Fletcher requested this item be tabled until the next meeting. Motion to table this item. Motion email@example.com. The winning essay will be printed in the August edition of the Catron Courier. Applicants should include their essay and a short bio with name, and their future plans for how they would like to use the scholarship. If no winner is chosen, the scholarship fund will roll over to the next year (2016). Donations are still open for 2015 and will close on July 20. Any donations made after that date will go to the 2016 Round Up Scholarship.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Motion made by to approve budget adjustments to Solid Waste, Sheriff’s Office, Road District 2, Fire Administration and Commission Line Items as presented. Motion carried. All voted Aye.
Motion to approve Resolution 037-2015, Use of Public Buildings or Properties such as Community Centers, Meeting Rooms or Parks, by Individuals, Groups and Other Non-County Entities as presented. Motion carried. All voted Aye.
County Manager Fletcher and Blue Ribbon Solid Waste Committee Chairman Dave Peters reported there will be information meetings held throughout the county beginning with meetings in Quemado on May 21 and Datil May 23. They also reviewed the process followed in arriving at the current Ordinance as presented. Motion to approve Ordinance 001-2015, An Ordinance Providing for the Collection, Storage, and Disposal of Solid Waste; Establishing and Imposing Management and Disposal Fees on all Solid Waste Generated within Catron County, New Mexico; Prohibiting the Unlawful Disposal of Solid Waste; Providing for Penalties and Enforcement; and Providing an Effective Date, as presented with change to effective date from thirty days to July 1, 2015. Motion carried. All voted Aye.
Chairman Griffin returned to Public Comments to allow Eileen Dodds to remark on current water issues. Ms. Dodds apologized for being late having had to respond to an EMS call. She went on to explain she attended the recent Regional Water Planning Meeting in Albuquerque. The Regional Water Planning Committee is looking for water projects to be submitted to the Water Trust Board for funding. Projects could include water shed projects, rural water system improvements, and even fire protection for schools.
As explained previously, the sign would be located at the intersection of State Road 12 and 435 and the cost would be shared by the Reserve VFW ($5,000), Reserve Lodgers Tax ($7,000) and Catron County ($5,000) with Navopache Electric Cooperative providing installation. Motion to approve contrib- uting $5,000 to the funding of the electronic sign. Motion carried. All voted Aye.
Motion to approve the Third Quarter Report to the DAF as presented. Motion carried. All voted Aye.
County Manager Fletcher reported she is working with the Reserve Schools to have a joint auction. The proposed date of June 27 would not work for the schools and requested that this be tabled until and new date can be established, possibly in August. Motion to table this item. Motion carried. All voted Aye.