COUNTY COMMISSION SCHEDULES REGULAR MEETING ON NOVEMBER 14TH

COUNTY COMMISSION SCHEDULES REGULAR MEETING ON NOVEMBER 14TH

Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 9:00am
Meeting Place: 
Agenda: 

AGENDA

The following will be considered at the Regular Meeting of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners to be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in the Doña Ana County Commission Chambers, 1st Floor, Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Boulevard, Las Cruces:

Invocation
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call of Commission Members Present and Determination of Quorum.
COMMISSION CONVENES AS THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, THE COUNTY BOARD OF FINANCE, BOARD OF APPEALS, AND THE INDIGENT HOSPITAL CLAIMS BOARD IN OPEN SESSION.
Pages CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – Brian D. Haines, County Manager
1 1. MINUTES

Special Meeting of October 15, 2007, Regular Meeting of October 23, 2007 and Special Meeting and Work Session of October 30, 2007.

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RECOGNITION

Recognize NMSU’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity Members for Volunteer Work in the County—Bill McCamley will present.

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3. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – The Commission will recognize Doña Ana County employees for their years of service to Doña Ana County - Commission Chairwoman Karen G. Perez will present.
Name Department Years of Service
Anniversaries:

Ruben Salcido

Detention Center

5

Maria Valenzuela

Detention Center

5

Connie Welles

Purchasing 5

Oscar Duarte

Facilities & Parks

5

Lydia Evaro

Sheriff’s Department

10

Ruth Madrid

Sheriff’s Department

10

Bobby Holden

Sheriff’s Department

10

Patricia Ostos

Detention Center

10

Lloyd Burns

Detention Center

10

Henry Cooper

Sheriff’s Department 15

Dolores Perrault

Health & Human Services

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Lurie Garcia

Finance

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22 - 24 4. Present the Seven Seals Award to Vicki Lusk – Sheriff Todd Garrison will present.
PUBLIC INPUT
PRESENTATIONS

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5.

Presentation to the County Commissioners of Proposed Drainage and Flood Control Projects to be Included in the Chaparral Drainage Master Plan – Paul Dugie, Flood Commission Director, will present.

CONSENT AGENDA - The Board will be asked to approve by one motion the following items of recurring or routine business:

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6.

Acknowledge Receipt and Public Filing of the Treasurer’s Report for the Month of August 2007 - County Treasurer Jim Schoonover will discuss.

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Acknowledge Receipt and Public Filing of the Treasurer’s Report for the Month of September 2007 - County Treasurer Jim Schoonover will discuss.

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7.

Accept an EMS Fund Act Grant Awarded to District 13 South Valley Volunteer Fire District and Approve Related Budget Revision and Resolution – Paul Chavez, Fire Marshal, will discuss.

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8.

Approve Purchase of a Pierce Commercial Contender Fire Apparatus Utilizing Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Purchasing Co-Op Agreement for District 13-South Valley Volunteer Fire District - Paul Chavez, Fire Marshal, will discuss.

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9.

Approval of Out-of-State Travel for David Coshenet to Attend the TYMCO Training Course in Waco, Texas December 3-5, 2007 – Vernon Wilson, Airport Manager, will discuss.

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10.

Approve Award of Contracts for Competitive Sealed Bid #DAC 08-0009, Land Leases at Doña Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa and Approve County Manager Signature Authority for Related Contracts, Addendums and Change Orders - Vernon Wilson, Airport Manager, will discuss.

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11.

Approve Award of Competitive Sealed Bid #08-0006 for Printing and Distribution of Notices and Mailings for the Assessor’s Office and Delegate Signature Authority to the County Manager for Related Contract Documents – Gary Perez, Assessor, will discuss.

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12.

Approve Purchase of Two Goshen II Vehicles for the Consilio Campesino Del Sudoeste, Inc. in Strict Accordance with Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program with National Bus Sales – Armando Cordero, Facilities and Parks Manager, will discuss.

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13.

Item Removed

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14.

Approve Award of Competitive Sealed Bid #08-0016 for Drainage and Utilities Construction Pricing Agreement and Delegate Signature Authority to County Manager for Related Contract Documents – Jorge Granados, Public Works Director, will discuss.

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15.

Approve Award of Competitive Sealed Bid #08-0017 for Walls and Fence Construction Pricing Agreement and Delegate Signature Authority to County Manager for Related Contract Documents – Jorge Granados, Public Works Director, will discuss.

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16.

Approve a Resolution to Enter into a Capital Cooperative Agreement between the County of Doña Ana and New Mexico Department of Transportation for 2007 Legislative Appropriations Funding the Dripping Springs-Tortugas Arroyo Crossing and Budget Resolution and Revision – Robert Armijo, County Engineer, will discuss.

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17. Approve a Resolution to Enter into a Capital Cooperative Agreement between the County of Doña Ana and New Mexico Department of Transportation for 2007 Legislative Appropriations Funding Thirty-nine Capital Projects, Approval of a Budget Resolution and Revision - Robert Armijo, County Engineer, will discuss.

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18. Approve Memorandum of Understanding Between New Mexico State University and Doña Ana County for Providing Aerial Support Services on a Trial Basis and Delegate Signature Authority to the County Manager – Todd Garrison, Sheriff, will discuss.

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19. Consider Participation in the Census Bureau’s Local Update of Census Address Program (LUCA) and Authorization Signature of Commission Chair – Keith Odenheim, GIS Administrator, will discuss.

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20. Approve the Purchase of a 12.25 Acre Tract of Land Located South of the Village of Hatch in Milagro for Flood Control and Delegate Signature Authority to the County Manager for the Transaction – Paul Dugie, Flood Commission Director, will discuss.

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21. Accept Colonias Projects Grant from the State of New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, Local Governments Division, Resolution 07-XXX, Approve Budget Resolution, Budget Revision Request and Request Signature Authority for County Manager on all Related Contract Renewals - Sue Padilla, Assistant County Manager, will discuss.

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22. Approval of a Revised Resolution Replacing Resolution 07-91, Changing Two Road Project Descriptions for the 2007-2008 County Arterial Program – Robert Armijo, County Engineer, will discuss.
APPROVALS

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23. Approve Publication of Notice of Intent to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Execution of a Loan Agreement and Related Documents By and Between Doña Ana County and the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) for the Purpose of Financing the Construction of the Superfund Remediation Infrastructure – Ed Fridenstine, Risk Manager, will discuss.
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Approve a Tariff Change Application to the Public Regulatory Commission to Increase Emergency Medical Response Tariff Fees Under Doña Ana County’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CON) – Silvia Sierra, Health and Human Services Director, will discuss.

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25. Approval of Submittal of Community Development Grant (CDBG) Application to the Department of Finance and Administration – Sue Padilla, Assistant County Manager, will discuss.
LUNCH BREAK

COMMISSION WILL CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

to discuss collective bargaining negotiations between the County and the Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 7911, representing Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department; collective bargaining negotiations between the County and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) bargaining unit representing blue collar workers; pending litigation regarding Lira v Doña Ana County, CIV-06-0179; pending litigation regarding Rodriguez v Doña Ana County, CIV-06-0416; pending litigation regarding Killingsworth v Doña Ana County, CV-2007-0308; and other threatened or pending litigation as authorized by the Open Meetings Act, § 10-15-1 (H) (5), and (7) respectively.

COMMISSION MAY CONVENE IN OPEN SESSION to take action, if any, on the closed session items.

ORDINANCE/PUBLIC HEARING
235-288 26. Consider Final Plat Approval for Dos Lagos Homes Subdivision Phase 2 – Chuck McMahon, Planning and Community Development Director, will discuss.

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27. Appeal of a Decision by the Planning and Zoning Commission Denying a Preliminary Plat for the Cielo Grande Subdivision - Chuck McMahon, Planning and Community Development Director, will discuss.

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28. Public Hearing and Adoption of an Ordinance Regulating Fireworks within the Unincorporated Areas of Doña Ana County and Setting Forth Penalties for Violation – Paul Chavez, Fire Marshal, will discuss.
CORRESPONDENCE
29. Rita Torres, County Clerk, will present to the Commission any claims received by Doña Ana County.
DISCUSSION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
30. Commission Input
31. Staff Input
COMMISSION ADJOURNS AS THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, THE COUNTY BOARD OF FINANCE, AND THE INDIGENT HOSPITAL CLAIMS BOARD IN OPEN SESSION.

THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

NOTE: Doña Ana County will ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities and will, upon request, provide auxiliary communication aids and services to afford those individuals equal opportunity for participation in Doña Ana County sponsored meetings, events, or activities. Any request should be made to the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, in writing or by phone, as soon as possible prior to the event at which accommodation is needed. If you have any questions regarding examples of reasonable accommodations, please contact Mary Amos-Pierce, ADA Coordinator, at 525-5884 (voice) or 525-2951 (TTY), 845 N. Motel Blvd. Las Cruces, NM 88007.

Spanish language interpretation services are now available upon request for participation in Doña Ana County sponsored meetings, events, or activities. Please contact Erica Gonzales, Health & Human Services Department, at 525-5875, at least 48 hours prior to the event. Servicios de interpretación en las juntas será disponible por petición. Por favor llame a Erica Gonzalez al 525-5875 por lo menos 48 horas por adelantado para pedir este servicio.