Com­mis­sioner Meet­ing Notes

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Reg­u­lar Meet­ing Septem­ber 11, 2014—DRAFT Call to Order Ap­proval of Agenda As Pre­sented

– 9:00 AM

– Mo­tion to ap­prove to­day’s meet­ing agenda as pre­sented. Mo­tion car­ried.

– Mo­tion by Com­mis­sioner Allred to ap­prove the min­utes of the Au­gust 14, 2014 with a cor­rec­tion re­gard­ing Jan Porter Car­rejo’s re­quest for ICIP fund­ing to com­plete the pub­lic re­strooms at the new fair build­ing. He wanted to clar­ify that the funds to com­plete the fair build­ing re­strooms are not part of the cap­i­tal out­lay funds. Se­cond by Chair­man Grif­fin with the cor­rec­tion. Mo­tion car­ried, all voted aye.

Mrs. Sny­der (County Man­ager) and Miss Lee (Clerk for the meet­ing) have made the fol­low­ing as­ter­isked no­ta­tion re­gard­ing the cor­rec­tion of the Au­gust 14th meet­ing af­ter a re­play of the record­ing. Cor­rec­tion is as fol­lows:

Jan Porter Car­rejo re­quested the County use ICIP funds for pub­lic re­strooms at the new fair build­ing. Chair­man Grif­fin ex­pressed this has been in­cluded. *( For clar­i­fi­ca­tion pur­poses it is noted the County has al­ready been awarded a NM State Leg­isla­tive ap­pro­pri­a­tion for the pur­pose of fin­ish­ing the work on the fair build­ing. This work will in­clude the pub­lic bath­rooms within the fair build­ing. We should re­ceive the grant agree­ment later this fall.)

- Com­mis­sioner Allred con­veyed that Anita Hand has not been ap­pointed to fill the va­cancy for Com­mis­sioner in District 1. He ex­plained that if Miss Hand was ap­pointed by the Gover­nor at this time there could be a pos­si­bil­ity that Miss Hand could lose her op­por­tu­nity to run for the po­si­tion in her sec­ond term.

Tom Janca from Green Lion

Ap­proval of Min­utes

Public Com­ments

gave the Com­mis­sion a writ­ten re­port on the com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem up­date and stated that his com­pany is work­ing on get­ting things to an op­er­at­ing point in all ar­eas. He added that Green Lion’s goal is to give more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the pub­lic safety sys­tem to the Com­mis­sion so they will know where the sys­tem stands.

Roo­sevelt County Res­o­lu­tion 2015-04 -

Com­mis­sioner Allred spec­i­fied this is a res­o­lu­tion adopted by Roo­sevelt County in op­pos­ing the le­gal­iza­tion of mar­i­juana for recre­ational use within NM or Roo­sevelt County. He stated that he would like to see some­thing sim­i­lar done in Ca­tron County and com­mu­ni­cated his rea­son­ing. Sev­eral peo­ple com­mented in­clud­ing for­mer NM State Po­lice­man Mike Shriver who was also against the le­gal­iza­tion. All com­ments, in­clud­ing the au­di­ence’s re­ac­tions, were against the le­gal­iza­tion for recre­ational use in NM and/or Ca­tron County. Dis­cus­sion fol­lowed on the pos­si­bil­ity of im­ple­ment­ing such a res­o­lu­tion in Ca­tron County at a later date af­ter more peo­ple have had an op­por­tu­nity for in­put on the is­sue. No ac­tion taken.

– Mrs. Ship­ley gave the fol­low­ing re­port: Cash on hand $300.00, check­ing ac­count bal­ance as of 9/9/14 $5,161,853.26, In­vest­ments $2,250,000 for a to­tal of $7,412,153.26. Mo­tion by Com­mis­sioner Allred to ap­prove the re­port. Mo­tion car­ried, all voted aye.

Trea­surer’s Re­port

For­est Ser­vice Re­port –


Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Up­date

Given by Tom Janca in the pub­lic com­ments por­tion of the meet­ing.

Pre­sen­ta­tion – Overview of NMAC Self-Pools – Tay­lor Horst, Risk Man­age­ment Direc­tor/Cyn­thia Stephen-

– Mr. Horst and Ms. Stephen­son have been vis­it­ing with as many coun­ties as pos­si­ble and ad­dress­ing the NMAC In­surance Pools. This is cur­rently what they have been do­ing in Ca­tron County. Mr. Horst re­ported that all pools are in the black. He also gave the fi­nan­cial sta­tus on in­di­vid­ual pools not­ing they are all in good shape. Mr. Horst and Ms. Stephen­son worked with County staff on 9/10/14 and worked through a few ex­am­ples and also ad­dressed us­ing County fa­cil­i­ties for pri­vate events. Mr. Tay­lor stated that it’s ok for branches of gov­ern­ment agen­cies to use the fa­cil­i­ties but pri­vate events aren’t cov­ered and this opens the door to much larger li­a­bil­i­ties. There is a third party in­sur­ance pool that cit­i­zens can ob­tain on­line for a rea­son­able rate. Com­mis­sioner Allred stated the Com­mis­sion will try to ad­dress what can and can’t be done re­gard­ing these events in the near fu­ture.

Direc­tion to Pub­lish Or­di­nance 007-2014 – Preda­torHu­man In­ci­dent Pro­tec­tive Mea­sures Re­vis­ing Or­di­nance 001-2007

– At­tor­neys Nance and Ri­ley com­mented that at this point this is con­sid­ered a “Direc­tion to Pub­lish” and is not re­quir­ing any other ac­tion. Mo­tion by Com­mis­sion- er Allred to pro­ceed. Mo­tion car­ried.

Res­o­lu­tion 012-2015 - Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of Tax Rates for the 2014 Tax Year

- It was af­firmed that there is an in­crease in School District #1 tax rates due to the school bond. Mo­tion by Chair­man Grif­fin to ap­prove res­o­lu­tion. Mo­tion car­ried.

Res­o­lu­tion 013-2015 – Sup­port­ing 2015 Leg­isla­tive Pri­or­i­ties of the NMAC

– Mo­tion by Com­mis­sioner Allred to ap­prove. Mo­tion car­ried.

Con­sid­er­a­tion of Fire Chief Con­tract

– It was ac­knowl­edged this par­tic­u­lar con­tract with Mr. Shriver com­bines the Emer­gency Man­ager po­si­tion (which is cur­rently held by Mr. Shriver) with the County Fire Chief po­si­tion. Mrs. Sny­der stated these po­si­tions prob­a­bly won’t be com­bined per­ma­nently. Mr. Shriver had con­cerns about fill­ing both po­si­tions for an ex­tended term. The Emer­gency Man­ager is cur­rently a half-time po­si­tion. Mr. Shriver said he would do his best in serv­ing in the dual ca­pac­ity. The con­tract ter­mi­na­tion is set for 6/30/15 un­less as oth­er­wise al­lowed or pro­vided un­der the agree­ment. Mo­tion to ap­prove the con­tract. Mo­tion car­ried.

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