Ca­tron County Com­mis­sion Meet­ing Notes

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mo­tion to ap­prove the agenda with the cor­rec­tion of adding the Res­o­lu­tion num­bers to items 18 and 20 and as pre­sented. Mo­tion car­ried. All voted Aye.

Ap­proval of Min­utes—

County Clerk Rid­dle made a cor­rec­tion to the min­utes on page three un­der the County Man­ager’s Re­port strik­ing “Sta­cie Dempsey, Ad­min­is­tra­tive As­sis­tant to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice stated that”. Mo­tion to ap­prove the min­utes as cor­rected. Mo­tion car­ried. All voted Aye.

Pub­lic Com­ments

Car­roll Fletcher, Pie Town Ris­ing Stars

Dis­cus­sions Lodger’s Tax—

Jennifer Swen­son pre­sented a writ­ten and ver­bal pre­sen­ta­tion on the ben­e­fits of a Lodger’s Tax for Ca­tron County. Ques­tion and an­swer pe­riod.

For­est Plan Re­vi­sion—

Matt Schultz and Eric Flood made a pre­sen­ta­tion on the steps in the For­est Plan Re­vi­sion that is in the first phase. Af­ter an­swer­ing ques­tions, they re­ported that pub­lic meet­ings will be held March 19 in Que­mado, March 20 in Glen­wood and March 26 in Re­serve.

Wolf Is­sues—

Jess Carey, County Wildlife In­spec­tor, and Mike Kelly, USFWS, re­ported on cur­rent con­di­tions and num­bers of wolves in Ca­tron and mov­ing into Sierra Coun­ties.

De­part­ment Re­ports Fi­nance Re­port—

County Trea­surer, Con­nie Ship­ley pre­sented the re­port. (Ed. To­tal in trea­sury is 6,924,081.00.) Mo­tion to ac­cept the Trea­surer’s Re­port as pre­sented. Mo­tion car­ried. All voted Aye.

Man­ager’s Re­port—

County Man­ager, Kate Fletcher, re­ported on ac­tiv­i­ties of the Man­ager and the Com­mis­sion Of­fice:

Air­port satel­lite/weather sta­tion and fuel sta­tion; EMF/ Fair Build­ing bid will be awarded to­day;

Kiehne/Mid­dle Frisco project con­tin­u­ing; RFP for Court­house floors is out;

2018/19 Bud­get plan­ning has be­gun;

De­part­ment Head meet­ing will be held on Tues­day the 13th;

Ran­cho Grande Fire De­part­ment trans­fer to Re­serve Fire De­part­ment is pro­gress­ing;

Good Fire Chief’s meet­ing with in­tro­duc­tion of the new State Fire In­spec­tor;

Three re­quests for fund­ing from the In­di­gent Fund for burial;

Ca­tron County re­ceived all of its re­quest for Cap­i­tal Ap­pro­pri­a­tions;

Robert Apo­daca will be here next week to as­sist with fi­nan­cial re­ports;

A wild­fire in Pie Town area yes­ter­day burned 38.8 acres;

The new con­sole for the Sher­iff’s Of­fice was de­liv­ered yes­ter­day and will be in­stalled next week.

For­est Ser­vice Re­port

John Pier­son, Re­serve Dis­trict Ranger, re­ported on log­ging, restora­tion projects, slash burn­ing, NEPA projects, thin­ning projects and out­look on the com­ing fire sea­son.

Erick Stem­mer­man, new Glen­wood Dis­trict Ranger, re­ported on NEPA projects, im­prove­ment projects for Cos­mic Camp­ground and Cat­walk, rein­tro­duc­tion of Gila Trout to streams in the area and stated that he fully sup­ports all RAK projects.

Sher­iff’s De­part­ment Re­port—

Un­der Sher­iff, Clif Sny­der, re­ported there are three in jail. In­tro­duced State Po­lice Cap­tain Romero, who as­sured the Com­mis­sion­ers that the State Po­lice con­tinue to re­spond and work in Ca­tron County.

Ac­tion Items

Ap­proval of Award of Bid for EM/Fair Build­ing Con­struc­tion—

mo­tion to ap­prove the bid for the EM/ Fair Build­ing Con­struc­tion to Mira Loma, Inc. as pre­sented. Mo­tion car­ried. All voted Aye.

Ap­proval of In­terim Fire Chief for Wild­horse Fire De­part­ment—

mo­tion to ap­prove the elec­tion of Jens Swen­son as in­terim Fire Chief for Wild­horse Fire De­part­ment as pre­sented. Mo­tion car­ried. All voted Aye.

Ap­proval for County Soft­ware—

County Man­ager Fletcher re­quest this item be tabled due to a protest of the RFP. Mo­tion to ta­ble. Mo­tion car­ried. All voted Aye.

Ap­proval of Air Force Sur­vival Train­ing—

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion will be be­tween the Air Force and the Sher­iff’s Of­fice. Re­serve Dis­trict Ranger Pier­son also re-

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