AMENDED: COUNTY COMMISSION SCHEDULES REGULAR MEETING ON MARCH 11TH

AMENDED: COUNTY COMMISSION SCHEDULES REGULAR MEETING ON MARCH 11TH

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 9:00am
Meeting Place: 
Agenda: 

AMENDED AGENDA

The following will be considered at the Regular Meeting of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners to be held on Tuesday,
March 11, 2008 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, AND THE INDIGENT HOSPITAL CLAIMS BOARD IN OPEN SESSION.
Pages CHANGES TO THE AGENDA – Brian D. Haines, County Manager
1.1 - 1.7 1. MINUTES
Regular Meeting of February 26, 2008.

2.1– 2.6

2. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – The Commission will recognize Doña Ana County employees for their years of service to Doña Ana County - Commission Chairman D. Kent Evans will present.
Name Department Years of Service
Anniversaries:

Ester Chavez

Facilities and Parks Department

5

Martha Lopez

Assessors’ Department

5

Benjamin Martin

Sheriff’s Department 5

Tobias Ramos

Utilities Department

5
CHAIR COMMENTS -- D. Kent Evans, Chair
PUBLIC INPUT
PRESENTATIONS
3.1-3.14 3.

Presentation on 2007 Board of County Commission Goals – Sue Padilla, Assistant County Manager, will discuss.

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

4.1-4.12

4.

Acknowledge Receipt and Public Filing of the Treasurer’s Report for the Month of January 2008 - County Treasurer
Jim Schoonover will discuss.

5.1-5.3

5.

Request of Board of County Commissioners to Re-Appoint Charles E. Apodaca to One Board Position Representing
Labor to the Doña Ana County Labor Management Relations Board in Accordance with Ordinance #215-04 – Kathe
Starke, Human Resources Director, will discuss.

6.1-6.2 6. Approve Out-of-State Travel for the County Attorney to Attend “The Certificate in Employee Relations Law
Seminar” in Las Vegas, Nevada, Held from June 2 to June 6, 2008 – John Caldwell, County Attorney, will discuss.

7.1-7.11

7.

Approve and Accept Legislative Offer for Kit Carson Road and Rodey Secondary Access Improvements, and
Approve Budget Resolution, Budget Revision and Grant Signatory Authority for the County Manager – Jorge
Granados, Public Works Director, will discuss.

8.1-8.3

8.

Approve a Letter Providing Comments to the Bureau of Land Management Regarding a Land Exchange with the State
Land Office and Approve Chair Signature Authority – Chuck McMahon, Community Development Director, will
discuss.

9.1-9.6

9.

Accept Sub-Grant Agreement Amendment 2004-GE-T4-005-Doña Ana-05 from Department of Homeland Security
FY 2004 and Approve Related Budget Revision and Resolution – Paul Chavez, Fire Marshal, will discuss.

10.1-
10.8

10.

Approve Out-of-State Travel for Brenda Biscaino, Human Resource Representative, to Attend Institute for Applied
Management & Law (IAML) Training Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona March 31-April 4 – Chris Barela, Detention
Center Director, will discuss.

11.1-
11.2

11.

Approve Out-of-State Travel for Colbert Smith, Network Engineer, to the VMWare Infrastructure 3 Training Class in
Phoenix, Arizona on March 25-28, 2008 – Anna P. Hines, Information Technology Director, will discuss.

12.1-
12.27

12.

Approve Project Agreement No. 08-AL-64-P13C, Approve Budget Revision and Resolution, and Delegate Signature
Authority to the County Manager to Include any Extension or Amendment to the Grant – Todd Garrison, Sheriff, will
discuss.

13.1-
13.2

13.

Resolve to Seek Assistance from Governmental and Business Leaders in the United States and Mexico to Alleviate
the Human Rights Abuses being Visited on the Residents of the Mexican Colonia of Lomas de Paleo – Jess Williams,
Public Information Director, will discuss.

14.1-
14.3

14.

Approval of Resolution Establishing Fees Charged in Vehicle Forfeiture Cases – Fred Kennon, Assistant County
Attorney, will discuss.

15.1-
15.3

15.

Approve the Right of Entry to the Department of the Army to Remove Petroleum Storage Tanks and Conduct
Instrusive Investigations in Connection with the Former Las Cruces Air Force Station, Formerly Used Defense Sites
(FUDS) Project and Delegate Signature Authority to County Manager to Sign Related Right of Entry Contracts –
Armando Cordero, Facilities and Parks Manager, will discuss.

APPROVALS

16.1-
16.20

16.

Approve Staff Recommendations for Selected Roadways to be Submitted to the 2008-2009 Local Government Road
Fund County Arterial Program, School Bus and Cooperative Programs – Jorge Granados, Public Works Director, will
discuss.

COMMISSION WILL CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
to discuss 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 Dillaway v. Jim Schoonover and Board of County Commissioners (CV 2008-0424); and 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.

17.1 17. Approve Resolution Approving Wage Increase for County Employees who are Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, New Mexico Council 18, Local 1529 AFL-CIO, Blue Collar – John Caldwell, County Attorney, will discuss.
ORDINANCE/PUBLIC HEARING
18.1-18.19 18. Approve Publication of Title and General Summary of a Proposed Ordinance Establishing Human Resources (HR) Policies, Superseding Ordinance 187-99, as Amended, and all Other Ordinances Establishing HR Policies and any Amendments Thereto – Kathe Stark, Human Resources Director, will discuss.
CORRESPONDENCE
19. Rita Torres, County Clerk, will present to the Commission any claims received by Doña Ana County.
DISCUSSION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
20. Commission Input
21. 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 Ruth Parra, Health & Human Services Department, at 525-5870, at least 48 hours prior to the event. Servicios de interpretación en las juntas será disponible por petición. Por favor llame a Ruth Parra al 525-5870 por lo menos 48 horas por adelantado para pedir este servicio.