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Good evening. Welcome. This is a regular scheduled public hearing business meeting Valencia County Commission for August 16th, 00:00:54
2023. 00:00:58
Ohh early would you lead us in the pledge please? 00:01:01
To the flag of the United States of America. 00:01:08
And to the Republic for which it stands. 00:01:11
One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:01:14
This is we have the agenda before. So there any questions changes by Philip Missioners. 00:01:24
Staff, I believe we have. You have a couple of changes. Yes, Mr. Chairman, if I may. On item number 5 under Employee of the Month, 00:01:31
I'd like to table that item. 00:01:34
As well as item 12, we'll we'd like to table that this evening. 00:01:39
And action item 16 and 17, we will have a different presenter for those two items. 00:01:44
Anything else? 00:01:50
No, Mr. Chairman. 00:01:51
OK, but that said, is there a motion to approve the agenda as amended, so moved? 00:01:53
Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:01:59
Would be known for this Richard senior vote. 00:02:01
Yes, yes, yes. 00:02:03
I vote yes is approved. 00:02:07
Let's see. We got one set of minutes for our July 31st, 2023 public hearing business meeting. 00:02:09
Mr. Zany changes those moments. 00:02:15
There's one is a recommendation. 00:02:19
Here I'll make a motion to approve. 00:02:21
Motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 00:02:23
To be done to Mr. Richardson about. 00:02:27
I was absent, I will say. Thank you, Commissioner. 00:02:29
It's just it was absolute as well. 00:02:33
Mr. Got your vote yes, Vote yes. 00:02:36
Lost and approved. 00:02:39
OK. We'll go ahead and move on to public comment. Daniel Parnia. 00:02:57
Rd. 00:03:16
Danny, can we make sure that Mike's turned on? I'm sorry, I forgot to check it. 00:03:18
Switch there. OK, got it. 00:03:25
All right. Once again, I'm here with less than a three-week reprieve of a commercial business, much less a trucking business. 00:03:29
Now exists once again in Google, as states on the property of 20 Francis Rd. 00:03:36
On 31 July at 5:39 PM, Chase Ward of Warden Sons Trucking brought to his home one of his semi trucks. 00:03:41
And lowboy trailer. 00:03:48
That was finally parked at 32 Jerome Rd. Las Lunas, which is zoned commercial. 00:03:49
And on one August, he began dispatching from his residence. 00:03:54
He and his wife are the owners operators. 00:03:57
On one August 2023, I sent all the factual information that is freely available on the Internet. 00:04:00
Validating that this is a commercial LLC trucking business. 00:04:06
And he and his wife are the owners and operators of the company to the Valencia County community development director, county 00:04:10
manager and County Attorney. 00:04:14
The new mayor of 20, Francis, was aware of the citations received by the previous owners. 00:04:19
Part of moving in. 00:04:23
They're Richter requested copies of both citations over the past few months to share with the prospective buyers of which we did. 00:04:25
And he and the previous owner, whom he purchased the property from, were friends and fellow truck drivers. 00:04:32
The county has made their position crystal clear, as referenced by the citations issued in March 17, 2023, case number 2158. 00:04:37
And June 22. 00:04:46
2023 Case number 2315 to the property owners of 20 Francis. 00:04:48
And removal orders issued by the county. 00:04:53
A commercial business cannot be run from 20 Francis Rd. or any rural residential. 00:04:56
Home. 00:05:01
We call on the county to enforce zoning regulations once again without delay. 00:05:02
My neighbors and I have spent numerous documents, videos and pictures validating the daily business operations noise. 00:05:06
Smell and safety nuisance to county officials by this new semi truck. 00:05:13
And it's undeniable that. 00:05:16
A commercial business has moved into 20 Francis once again. 00:05:18
This problem and previously delays by the county to enforce zoning regulations. 00:05:22
Created the safety issues in the neighborhood. 00:05:27
We don't feel safe and secure in our homes. 00:05:29
And are in constant fear of retaliation physically and emotionally. 00:05:32
Unlike the previous residents of 20 Francis, we don't have the ability to pick up and leave. 00:05:36
Unfortunately, we residents here on Francis Rd. have invested our hearts and souls and life saving life savings into our homes and 00:05:41
because of that we remain until the foreseeable future. 00:05:46
We also begged the County Commission once again to execute an ordinance banning all commercial semi trucks and their trailers from 00:05:51
Francis Rd. at a minimum. 00:05:55
This because we may get get paving soon on our roads in a neighborhood due to the capital outlay grant. 00:05:59
Earmark for our state and a £10,000 semi in their attached heavy trailers are destructive. 00:06:04
To simple 4 inch roads. 00:06:09
And create daily unbearable noise and noxious submissions. And lastly, to end this ongoing nuisance from continuing into the 00:06:11
future and once it for fall, especially for those that are gonna continue to live there. 00:06:17
For the rest of our lives. 00:06:22
Thank you. 00:06:24
Thank you. 00:06:25
Next Mr. Preston Roberts. 00:06:28
If you also just state your address for the record please. Yes Sir. 00:06:30
Preston Roberts at 21 Francis Rd. Los Lunas, NM. 00:06:35
Good afternoon, commissioners, commissioners, We're here again on the same problem that Mister Ottoville just stated. 00:06:39
Of the semi trucks have pulled in. 00:06:45
And created a nuisance of the noise, the smell. 00:06:47
It's disgusting. This has happened right after the other people vacated the property, which were they were cited. 00:06:52
We asked the County Commission to have these trucks removed as soon as possible. 00:06:58
The last time around, we believe that we were treated with bias. 00:07:02
And. 00:07:06
Oh. 00:07:08
Deprived rules. 00:07:09
And that's a violation of our constitutional rights. We don't want that to happen again. Second thing is, is I'd like to thank the 00:07:10
Sheriff's Department for coming in. 00:07:15
And notifying the truck drivers to stop at the stop signs. They refused to stop at the stop signs. 00:07:19
And then we've had this done two times in a row, had to have the Sheriff's Department go over there. 00:07:25
And take care of these guys because they have no respect. 00:07:30
Second off, I'd like to thank the Animal Control Department for coming over and taking care of some of the dog problems in the 00:07:34
neighborhood. 00:07:37
Like to thank the road department for taking care of the. 00:07:42
The the roads in our neighborhood. I'd like to thank the county manager. 00:07:45
And his staff for moving on this violation that we've believed. 00:07:50
That we hope the County Commission votes on to get #20 cleaned up again. Get those trucks out of our neighborhood. 00:07:54
We don't feel that we should have to go through this time after time after time. There's been semi trucks that are up there until 00:08:02
May Vista that park on their yard. 00:08:06
That I parked in the brand new houses up there and parked in their yard up there. 00:08:11
And that's not right. These trucks have got to go. 00:08:16
So I hope you folks can do something about it. 00:08:18
And again, I appreciate everything. 00:08:21
That you can do about it. I know that the. 00:08:24
The accounting manager has been under pressure from a number of people to get this put in front of you folks. 00:08:26
Commissioner Richardson. 00:08:33
El Cerro Loop, I mean going off El Cerro Loop, El Cerro Mission Rd. going up to those new homes averaging $270,000. 00:08:35
Is disgusting. 00:08:43
Looks like a third world country. I don't see why you have to smile over it. I don't see where there is a joke. 00:08:45
Work with the other commissioners, maybe they can help. I know they're all going to the landfill up there. 00:08:50
But that needs to be cleaned up. Anyone of you gentlemen can drive by up there and see the trash on the road. I already talked to 00:08:56
the sales lady up there. 00:09:00
And she said it was disgusting $270,000. You have to drive by a trash line. 00:09:04
It's pretty sad. I've lived here all my life and it just gets worse. 00:09:09
Thank you all very much. 00:09:14
Is Julie Roberts. 00:09:18
And again, the field just takes your name for the record please. 00:09:20
Julie Roberts, 21, Francis Rd. 00:09:23
We've been dealing with yet another commercial trucking business on 20 Francis Rd. 00:09:27
The issues of noise and especially toxic smells. 00:09:31
Are continuing to occur in a rural neighborhood causing disruption and health issues in our daily lives because of this. 00:09:34
I'm not able to enjoy my yard and home due to the noise of specifically the diesel fuels getting trapped in my home. 00:09:41
And in me. 00:09:47
This is clearly a violation of county code specific to nuisance laws and running the commercial business in our rural 00:09:48
neighborhood. 00:09:51
I respectfully request the Valencia County Commissioners enforce these ordinances. 00:09:55
And ask. 00:09:59
That all this commercial trucking business is in our neighborhood. 00:10:00
And I'm sure other rural neighborhoods that are having the same issues. 00:10:04
Ohh. 00:10:07
Be taken care of. 00:10:08
And. 00:10:10
To protect. 00:10:11
The health and Wellness of the citizens. 00:10:13
That you represent. 00:10:15
I really appreciate your time on this. 00:10:16
And I hope you can handle something for us. Thank you. 00:10:19
Thank you. 00:10:23
Patricia, have you? 00:10:26
If you also state your name. 00:10:31
An address for the record. 00:10:32
Patricia How Demio 17 Francis Rd. Good evening. 00:10:34
The notice of violation given to the previous owners of 20 Francis Rd. by the county. 00:10:38
To have all commercial semi trucks and trailers removed from the property was short lived. 00:10:44
The relief of not having a commercial trucking business on 20 Francis Rd. was also short lived. 00:10:50
I was sick to my stomach on July 31st at approximately 5. 00:10:56
40 PM to see and hear a semi truck coming up the road and pulling into France. 20 Francis Rd. 00:11:01
The actions taken by the county back in June of this year. 00:11:09
To give the Canes a final. 00:11:12
Notice of violation and a full removal of their semi trucks and trailers was greatly appreciated. 00:11:14
But was well overdue as it caused neighbors to fight amongst each other. 00:11:20
We, the concerning neighbors that live adjacent to 20 Francis Rd. do not wish to go through this. 00:11:25
Ordeal a second time, so we are calling on you to take immediate action and please issue a notice of violation. 00:11:31
To the new property owners. 00:11:37
Who are blatantly. 00:11:39
Running a commercial trucking business in their name in our neighborhood. 00:11:41
I've lost a significant amount of sleep and gained a significant amount of stress. 00:11:44
With the help that Mister Kane and his trucking business. 00:11:50
Put us through, and I do not wish to go through that again. 00:11:53
It's only been 17 days that Mister Chase Ward has brought his commercial trucking business into our neighborhood. 00:11:57
And he has already caused me to lose sleep and he has wakened me up. 00:12:03
At 4:35, thirty 6:00 in the morning. 00:12:07
And I've sent you all videos to validate what I'm saying. 00:12:10
Some of the videos show the trucks waking up starting up at 5:00. 00:12:17
When most of us are sleeping and. 00:12:22
Coming home at 9:30 at night, 10:00 at night when most of us are trying to go to sleep. 00:12:24
Mr. Ward has no regard for the neighbors, for his neighbors. 00:12:29
As he comes down our Rd. honking his horn. 00:12:33
Letting out his air brakes and leaving his truck running for a significant amount of time. 00:12:36
He also has no regard for the zoning regulations and guidelines states. 00:12:41
He continues to run his business loudly and recklessly. 00:12:45
As he has. 00:12:49
As we have filmed him running stop signs. 00:12:50
And have watched him driving above the speed limit. 00:12:52
That is set forth by the county. 00:12:55
There is a semi truck on five Francis Rd. that comes occasionally and it is an out of state license. And then there is a semi on 00:12:58
18 Yano. 00:13:02
It is a car hauler that also comes into our neighborhood. 00:13:07
We just, we're asking for this to stop. And so we are pleading with you as our county leaders to do what is right. 00:13:12
And to not let another commercial trucking business sneak into. 00:13:20
Are are already busy neighborhood. 00:13:23
And so with we don't ever have to come here again. We are seeking maybe a total ban of commercial semi trucks in our neighborhood. 00:13:26
Thank you. 00:13:30
OK, Android Dickerson. 00:13:38
And also, if you'll just state your name and address for the record, please. There. You bet. Hi. I'm Andrew Dickerson. Stratton, 00:13:41
thanks for your attention again. I'm. 00:13:45
I'm sure it's annoying and as it's annoying for me to be here. 00:13:49
I'd like to. 00:13:54
Gesture a little bit about the impact of not making this decision previously not enforcing the law. 00:13:56
Umm. 00:14:03
1st. 00:14:04
Let me start out with when I grew up in Albuquerque and when I moved back. 00:14:05
To the area 20 years ago I chose to move to Los Lunas. 00:14:11
Because I really didn't want to hear my neighbors and I really enjoy our rural community. What I did not anticipate is that every 00:14:15
morning while making breakfast, I would now just smell diesel fuel. 00:14:20
You know it's been hot and so I've been opening my windows at night to cool the house down as we're all struggling with this. 00:14:27
And unfortunately, there's a semi truck that starts every day. 00:14:33
Less than 50 feet. 00:14:37
From our my house. 00:14:39
So that's how I make breakfast and eat. Breakfast is with diesel fuel and then I'll go out and do the same with my garden. 00:14:41
It's really unfortunate. 00:14:48
Because we haven't had a complete decision made on this despite our numerous complaints. 00:14:50
It's really. 00:14:57
Been very hard on my neighbors. It's been very hard on our neighborhood. 00:14:59
And it it makes me really, really sad. 00:15:04
I was here speaking to you all last May and just. 00:15:07
A day or two after my daughter graduated from high school and. 00:15:10
On the way to that ceremony, there was a text thread through our neighborhood about how we came and spoke to you and how horrible 00:15:15
we are. Terrible neighbors. 00:15:20
It's really unfortunate. 00:15:25
Tonight I'd like to be back at my house packing up my daughter stuff because she moves in to a UNM dorm tomorrow. 00:15:26
But instead I'm here. 00:15:35
So it's just it's it's taken a toll and the only way for us to be able to stop this is. 00:15:37
By you all to enforce your own codes. 00:15:44
So we're asking you to please do that and make it. 00:15:46
Permanent so that we don't feel like we're picking on any particular neighbor. 00:15:50
Because that's not the goal. 00:15:55
The new neighbors have kids I'd love to welcome into the neighborhood. I'd love for them to enjoy their backyard with their 00:15:56
horses. 00:16:00
Just as we have. 00:16:05
Unfortunately, it's just. 00:16:07
Wrought with this tension. 00:16:10
But you all can solve that for us, so thank you for your time and attention. 00:16:12
Thank you. 00:16:17
OK. Item 5 is our discussion on action items. Commissioners, is there anything to report out on? 00:16:22
Danny, you didn't have anything you need to. Yes, Sir, I do. 00:16:32
I would like to inform the Commissioners that we will be having employee appreciation Friday, September 8th. 00:16:38
And that will be I Stopes game. 00:16:45
And. 00:16:48
We appreciate everything the employees done during our retreat. We have to try and have more events something for our employees. 00:16:49
So that's. 00:16:52
The first we'll be kicking off with. 00:16:56
We will give you more details about that as they come up, as far as times and so forth. 00:16:58
And I wanted to look, Commissioner, I will not be in the office tomorrow or Friday. 00:17:04
I will have limited cell phone service, but please call me if you need to. 00:17:09
And with that? 00:17:13
That's all I have at this time, Sir. 00:17:14
Thank you very much. 00:17:17
OK. Item number six is a presentation quarterly report from the extension office. 00:17:18
Hello. Hello. How are you guys? Good. How are you today? I am very well. 00:17:30
Um. 00:17:35
It's been a very busy summer. I was writing up my report and I was like, ohh, my gosh, I'm gonna sit here and talk forever. So 00:17:37
very sorry about that. But I wanted to first start off and say that we officially hired Crystal as our FCS for HHN permanently. 00:17:43
And so we are very excited to have her on board. So that means we have Josh and FCS agent and she'll give you a report. We're 00:17:48
actually going to get another employee as well. 00:17:53
For nutrition and so that's going to be fantastic for our community. 00:17:59
Um, so last time I left I left off with the kids and we probably we're getting ready for YGA which is Youth Getaway. And so this 00:18:03
year for Youth Getaway I served as a counselor as and the counselor in training Agent leader. So that allowed me the opportunity 00:18:10
to train 30 senior aged youth to lead our groups at YGAYG is our Novice and Junior 4H members. 00:18:17
So those age about 8:00 to 11:00 or well about 12:00. 00:18:24
And As for our county, we about 33 novice and junior aged members and volunteers to youth getaway and that's in Glorietta, New 00:18:28
Mexico. So they spent about four days up in the mountains. They learn all kinds of leadership activities and they get to be with 00:18:34
kids their age, all sorts of stuff. It's fantastic. 00:18:40
We finished up the Egg to chick program Crystal and I at Anne Parish Elementary. We hatched baby chicks. 00:18:46
In. 00:18:52
Three first grade classrooms and three fifth grade classrooms. That was 120 youth that we reached. We went ahead and taught them 00:18:53
agriculture, education on basic Embryology for fifth grade and then talk to them, of course, about chicks and the process and all 00:18:58
that good stuff. 00:19:03
I served as the FFA selection committee for the 2023 officer team for Valencia and our officer team set up a booth that our local 00:19:08
Tractor Supply for our Paper Clover campaign. That is one of a really big. 00:19:14
Fundraiser for our county and so we are able to raise really good money for scholarships. 00:19:20
For our kids to attend state and district and county events. 00:19:25
I presented at the Infinity High School for Careers in Agriculture and How to Get Started at MSU. We presented A Darian Butter 00:19:30
making workshop at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School. 00:19:34
For their kindergarten class. 00:19:40
We had State Shoe in May at the NRA went Winnington Center in Redtone, New Mexico. We had 25 youth qualify for State Shoot. 00:19:41
And they competed in muzzle, loader, air rifle, shotgun 22 and archery. 00:19:48
This year we tagged 165 goats, 103 pigs, 47 sheep and 35 Dairy Heffers. 00:19:53
Which is a lot of animals, which is fantastic. Our office attended the Bosque Farms Elementary AG Days and our 4H program brought 00:19:59
in baby chicks. The kids love chicks. If you can't get that, we talked about Embryology, agriculture and for that one we reached 00:20:05
about 460 elementary aged youth. 00:20:11
We had a county contest carnival that was preparation and introduction into our 4H contests and that helps kids get interested in 00:20:18
and for each contest get to know what they're like, get to know what they do when they go to district, when they go to state. 00:20:24
And kind of what that looks like for them. 00:20:31
And we also had our UM. 00:20:34
3rd Annual Valencia County 4H Rodeo. So that was here at the held at the Sheriff's posse in Berlin. 00:20:37
And we had about 280 entries each day into that rodeo. So it was very successful and we were very happy we were able to have that 00:20:43
there. 00:20:46
And shout out to the sheriff's posse. They let us use their arena, of course, for free. And so we're so thankful for that. 00:20:50
We participated in a career day at the Gil Sanchez Elementary School and careers in agriculture there. We reached about 400 youth. 00:20:55
We hosted our county contest at the Valencia High School and the FFA ad classrooms and this is the contest that does qualify them 00:21:02
for districts and office and juniors and then state. 00:21:06
Conference, we had about 50 youth qualified to be able to go to district contest and to state conference and we also Rudy's 00:21:11
donated our lunch for the day. So it was a really it was a really good event. 00:21:16
We had three youth attend horse school in Socorro and of course one junior instructor to help lead those youth. 00:21:21
Umm. 00:21:27
And our intern, we had an intern, Her name was Heather Abeta and she started at the end of May and ended her internship in July 00:21:28
31st. So you didn't get to meet her unfortunately, but she was fantastic. So everything after this she went with us. Our intern 00:21:34
and I, we went to ranch management camp in someone New Mexico. There are 42 applications for ranch camp. 30 youth were selected 00:21:40
from in and out of the state. And that camp is teaching youth how to manage a ranch, how to manage hunting tags, how to make 00:21:46
agriculture profitable. 00:21:52
And if you're having a purchase land, what that looks like and managing all sorts of different things. 00:21:58
They get to learn about natural sciences resources and the first day they package up their own beef and they eat that for the 00:22:05
whole week. So that camp is phenomenal. 00:22:09
So we were able to attend that and help there. We had 2524 youth attend District shoot in Albuquerque and so those youth were in 00:22:14
office in junior age, so 8 to 12. 00:22:19
And they went in archery, air rifle, shotgun and 22. 00:22:23
And from Northern District Livestock School that was held in Taos, NM, there are 54 youth who travelled to learn how to show their 00:22:26
lambs, goats and pigs. 00:22:30
And so ours in the Northern District, we really geared Northern District Livestock School for those new kids who are coming in. 00:22:34
The one into your seat is this other one and we're in Valencia, so we can go whichever way. But that one has a little more next 00:22:40
level and so this one we really came and just got kids in there. 00:22:46
Brought in presenters to teach them, hey, here's what you do and here's how you get started. And so that was fantastic and that 00:22:53
was a very successful event. 00:22:56
For Northern District contest, we had 16 novice and juniors compete, so that was in. 00:23:01
Kim. 00:23:06
Yeah, Stanley, really Miller, we're in Stanley, We run several district titles. The kids did fantastic in both teams and 00:23:07
individual and Crystal and I served as entomology superintendents for that. And the 100th State Conference was held in Las Cruces, 00:23:13
NM We added a delegation of about 15. We had youth win, top individual in horticulture, dairy judging and 2nd overall in livestock 00:23:19
judging including several teams that place tops. So we did really fantastic there as well. 00:23:26
We hosted or well, I hosted A showmanship and fitting livestock series. So we do goats and lambs together, then dairy heifers and 00:23:33
beef animals and pigs. 00:23:36
So for that workshop, we bring in people kind of like Northern Livestock School, but just for us. 00:23:40
Um, we bring in people from all over the state, usually extension personnel, and they come in and they teach our kids how to fit 00:23:45
their animal, how to show their animal. It's just getting outside sources, you know, someone else than me, saying the same thing 00:23:49
over and over again, and just allowing kids to ask different questions. Everybody does stuff different. And so that reached about 00:23:54
85 of our youth exhibitors. 00:23:59
Krystal, our intern, I Judge Bernalillo round Robin Livestock at the State Fair Grounds. 00:24:04
We had our annual dessert and basket auctions. 00:24:09
I want to thank you, Commissioner Richardson, for coming out and supporting us there, and I also want to thank Commissioner 00:24:12
Bissell. You also come out. You've supported our FAIR and FFA program. So I want to give a special thank you to you guys. I know 00:24:18
I've seen you out there. I'm supporting us and we are so thankful for that because it helps our programs thrive in our community. 00:24:24
And then also um. 00:24:32
Next is fair season Ohh which is crazy to say we kind of started Bernalillo usually starts it out but our County Fair is next 00:24:34
week. So we check in indoor exhibit Sunday. Animals come in Monday and our livestock sell will be Saturday. I went ahead and 00:24:41
brought some invitations to livestock sale. I'm going to give them to all of you. I'll give some extras to you. So if there's 00:24:48
anybody that you want to hand any of these out, please come and see our kids. They work so hard to get into that cell. 00:24:55
Um, and our indoor exhibits. We also brought back the cake contest. 00:25:02
And so we will have one indoor exhibitor coming in and they get the first sell slot in the livestock auction. So we get to get 00:25:06
some money back to our indoor exhibitors too. So we're super excited. So come to fair, they'll be shows. 00:25:13
Monday through Thursday. Friday is kind of like a fun day, and then Saturday is the South, so if you want to come see the shows, 00:25:20
please do. 00:25:23
But if not, come to livestock auction and I'll have this to you and then I'll let Crystal update you on that I can. But any 00:25:26
questions before I leave? 00:25:30
Is that all you have? 00:25:34
Yeah. Well, you have some things out you could say you had been busy just just a little bit. No, it's been a really good. Thank 00:25:35
you. Sounds like you've been busy. You guys do a great job. So really, thank you. Mr. Chairman, if I may, could I get the numbers 00:25:41
of the animals you tagged again? Yes. 00:25:46
It was 165 goats. 00:25:53
103 pigs. 00:25:57
47 sheep. 00:26:00
And 35 Dairy Heffers. 00:26:02
No stairs. 00:26:04
So ohh, I didn't bring this term. 00:26:06
42 steers and heifers. 00:26:10
Thank you. Yeah, I don't know. I don't well, you tag those in March, so I didn't put them down. But we definitely have some, don't 00:26:13
worry, we have, we have a few. 00:26:17
I'll let Chris go. 00:26:22
Hi everyone So as you know I started as a volunteer, a parent volunteer and then was your temporary FCS agent and now starting as 00:26:25
of July 3rd I am your family consumer science and for each agent. 00:26:31
So I will be servicing both youth and adults. 00:26:36
So far I've held various indoor exhibit workshops for our 4H members over the past month, including tie dye, T-shirts, jewelry and 00:26:39
making and scrapbooking. 00:26:44
I worked to compare the 4H indoor exhibits during the Valencia County Fair that's going to be held next week from the 21st of the 00:26:49
27th. I've attended a JAMS and Jelly session along with a tomato and salsa canning session. 00:26:55
And Bernalillo with their extension office to have more better understanding of how this program works and how I can bring it down 00:27:03
here to our community because I know canning is essential. 00:27:07
And we have a lot of people asking for that program down here in Valencia. 00:27:12
Umm. 00:27:17
I've also taken our canning master gauge and had it calibrated, and then I've had the unit tested so that I can test the canning 00:27:19
pressure lids for our county. And then I realized that the tubing on the unit was outdated, so I've sent that in so we can get all 00:27:25
that updated. 00:27:32
I've also. 00:27:40
Went with Heather over the summer. She was our intern and we put on the New Mexico 4H Dog School with several members of our 00:27:42
community. It was held in Albuquerque, NM. 00:27:47
And then we went to Albuquerque just recently and I was able to judge the photography exhibits for their indoor exhibits. 00:27:53
I have some upcoming programs for both youth and adults involving nutrition and canning that I'm working on. I have taking various 00:28:02
training. 00:28:07
That so I can offer to residents in the near future that is continuing my financial coaching along with. 00:28:12
I'm continuing my mental health for youth and I'm really excited to do that and bring that down here. 00:28:20
I'm also preparing a mini grant proposal with the New Mexico 4H. 00:28:26
Officers. 00:28:31
And to include healthy habits and healthy snacks in our Valencia county. 00:28:32
And then I am excited to have a group of youth participating at the State Fair this year at the New Mexico 4H Food Challenge 00:28:38
competition against other teams across New Mexico. 00:28:43
And as as Sierra alluded, we are hiring a seasoned icon specialist educator and she'll be starting October 2nd and she'll be 00:28:50
hitting the ground running as she was seasoned and she's been here before. So we're excited to add her to our team. Does anybody 00:28:55
have any questions for me? 00:29:01
All right. I'll have Josh step up. Thank you. 00:29:10
Good afternoon, commissioners. Thank you for having us in the agenda today. 00:29:22
So let's see, since we last met in April. 00:29:27
There's been a lot there, so I'm just going to crunch some numbers here as far as inquiries into the agricultural program and me 00:29:32
specifically as the agent in that program. 00:29:37
There's been 56 inquiries since April. 00:29:44
The number of field visits that. 00:29:47
Developed because of those calls to investigate further and what the issue is and what. 00:29:50
The producer or the residential community member is having is 30. 00:29:55
Also, I've established regular office hours at the extension office. These will be every Wednesday from 8:00 to noon. 00:30:01
So I'm there, present and physically present in case a community member needs to come in. 00:30:07
With an issue and discuss it with me or drop off a sample. 00:30:12
Umm. 00:30:16
The Master Gardener program is surely kicking off. We had our first Kickoff Luncheon. 00:30:18
To revamp and establish the. 00:30:23
Community and certified Master Gardeners for this county. 00:30:25
And that program to better serve this community and the various cities in this community. 00:30:29
So with that, we've had 25 visits by the Master Gardeners. 00:30:35
And currently we have 12 that are interested in the. 00:30:42
County to. 00:30:45
On the waiting list to get certified in the class starting two 2024 January. 00:30:48
So with that, I encourage others, if they're interested, to come and see me and talk if they are interested in becoming a 00:30:55
certified Master Gardener. 00:30:59
Have had two workshops or trainings offered. One was a plant diagnostics. 00:31:04
Diagnosing Plant Disorders Workshop and Seed Saving Workshop. 00:31:10
That occurred at the AG Science Center and also a fruit tree grafting workshop to show. 00:31:14
Various fruit tree producers, whether they're, you know, small backyard hobbyists or small acreage. 00:31:20
How to? 00:31:26
Graft with the budding graph technique to establish a different variety on an already established rootstock tree. 00:31:27
And let's see more about the Master Gardener program. 00:31:36
They have a new e-mail address. It's Valencia EMG, so that's extension Master Gardeners. That's what it stands for, 00:31:40
valenciaemg@nmsu.edu. 00:31:45
And we're also working on a more robust website that's coming up for them. 00:31:50
When it comes to community events, as you've already heard from Sierra, we participated in the Bosky Farms AG Appreciation Days. 00:31:56
May 18th and 19th and like you heard from her, it was similar for 400. 00:32:05
Greater than 400 students came through at least my activity, which was buggy. Bingo. 00:32:11
And it taught them insect life cycle really stages. 00:32:16
Insect life cycle stages for our pollinators and beneficial insects. 00:32:21
To help us produce these this food. 00:32:25
Then we also had a. 00:32:28
Our Explorer Day, which was held in Berlin on July 11th and that we had about 240 students come through our booth there. 00:32:31
I had a booth with buggy bingo, and so did the Master Gardeners. 00:32:38
Showing them different flower parts. 00:32:42
And just recently, the Agricultural Science Center Field Day. That was August 8th. 00:32:45
Which I participated in and the Master Gardeners, and there was a little more than 300 participants at that. 00:32:50
And that's located off of 314 on 1036 Miller Rd. where they conduct more of the NMSU research. 00:32:55
And. 00:33:02
We've also had five meetings. Myself and Master Gardeners have had five meetings with the. 00:33:05
Director of the Santa Ana Pueblo Native Plant Nursery in Bernalillo County. 00:33:10
And this is to establish a partnership. 00:33:14
For them to grow up some plants, some native pollinator and beneficial plants and also native adapted plants for the first annual 00:33:17
fall plant cell. 00:33:20
Which will be October 7th. 00:33:24
So that's coming. 00:33:27
That's all I have. 00:33:29
Is there any questions? 00:33:30
Mr. Chair, please go ahead. So with these extremely hot temperatures. 00:33:31
I know you work with the adults and the and mainly the farmers, yes. 00:33:36
How's our crops looking as far as this extreme weather and and the irrigation are are are they? 00:33:40
Seeing the downfall. 00:33:46
Most are looking good. I would say the majority are looking good, but yes, we've had a. 00:33:48
Record. 00:33:53
As y'all have experienced record. 00:33:54
Consecutive days of triple digits, which which is unusual according to the data for our county. 00:33:57
So. 00:34:04
Everything is very stressed, all the trees, the crops, but for the most part when I'm around I see healthy crops. 00:34:04
Good deal. 00:34:14
Yes, thank you. 00:34:16
Anything else, Commissioners? For comments, questions, Mr. Chair, just comment. 00:34:17
Josh has been very helpful. A few of those requests and site visits have been to our orchard. 00:34:23
We had some. 00:34:28
You know, bugs that nobody had ever seen before. You know, crazy stuff. And he did a really good job of getting samples off and it 00:34:30
does that identified. 00:34:33
And heat stress like you're talking about commissioners, we've we've seen some signs of heat stress, but. 00:34:40
Josh has been a very. 00:34:48
Very good asset to have in the county. 00:34:50
Been very helpful. Glad we got got an agent here. 00:34:54
I'm glad to serve. 00:34:57
The other commissioners. 00:34:59
This game, did you have anything else to close with? 00:35:02
I'm just going to give you guys these invites, but no, Josh has been a really good asset to our team. He's been doing site visits. 00:35:04
His knowledge base is really, really great. He's really good at trees and he probably has better words for that. But he's been 00:35:10
actually at a conference recertifying some of his certifications that he has so that he can serve us here in Valencia County. So 00:35:16
came back down here to go here and then and then through extension, we're going to run back this afternoon. But thank you guys and 00:35:21
I will hand these out to you. 00:35:27
Thank you so much. 00:35:33
Appreciate it. 00:35:40
Thank you. 00:35:42
OK. We'll move on to our action items. At this time, we need motion to adjourn as Board of County Commissioners and reconvene as 00:35:54
an indigent board. 00:35:57
Move. 00:36:01
Any discussion on the motion or the 2nd? 00:36:01
You'll be done Commission vote vote vote vote, vote yes. 00:36:05
OK. 00:36:12
This is Garcia. Go ahead. 00:36:13
Good evening, Mr. Chairman, Commissioners. 00:36:15
The following is a summer of activity for the month of August. 00:36:18
59 claims were submitted by 4 individuals of the public in the amount of 35,000. 00:36:21
$616.12. 00:36:26
Of which now $9097.69. 00:36:29
It's being submitted for consideration. 00:36:34
Reclaims were submitted for individuals of detention center. 00:36:37
In the amount of $1141.02. 00:36:41
Of which $285.25 it's being submitted for consideration. 00:36:45
For appeals in the amount of $3381.62. 00:36:52
62 claims. 00:36:58
Were submitted in the amount of $12,764.50 and $0.56. 00:37:00
The Algos Roadrunner Health Services Detention Center medical contract payment. 00:37:07
It's $49,543.30. 00:37:12
At $0.07. 00:37:15
The total amount for consideration from the indigent fund is 62,307. 00:37:18
In $0.93. 00:37:23
The indigent. 00:37:25
Fund balance sheet surplus as of August 8th. 00:37:27
Is. 00:37:31
$1,728,268.45. 00:37:32
And with that, I recommend approval. 00:37:39
Look inside. 00:37:41
Any questions of Miss Garcia? 00:37:42
There's there's one is a recommendation. 00:37:45
Chair. 00:37:47
Please, I'd like to make a motion to approve as presented. 00:37:48
2nd We have motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:37:51
There be no Commission reps You vote yes Bishop yes Bishop sparked. You vote yes vote yes is approved. 00:37:55
Thank you. Thank you. 00:38:01
Commissioners, I need a motion now to adjourn is. 00:38:04
Indigent board and record reconvene as Board of County Commissioners. We'll move second. 00:38:07
That motion the second for. 00:38:12
For approval to reconvene, is there any discussion on the motion to 2nd? 00:38:13
Will be known Commissioner Richardson vote vote vote vote, vote yes. 00:38:19
OK. 00:38:26
Item number eight Approval of recognition and recording of accounts payable and Payroll disbursements, Mr. Hill. 00:38:29
Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman, Commissioners. 00:38:36
Before I start the. 00:38:38
Disbursements I I just want to let you know that within your packet I did. 00:38:41
Please a couple of items and this is the one of them's the financial report for. 00:38:45
Fiscal year end 2023. 00:38:50
Fourth quarter report, it has been approved by local government division and they do require me to let you know that it was 00:38:54
approved. 00:38:57
And the second one is the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget that was submitted. They're they're under item 5, just so you know, I'm 00:39:01
sorry, item 5. 00:39:06
This was approved with a couple of slight changes that Department of Finance had me enter. 00:39:12
From the one that you. 00:39:21
Approved on July 31st. 00:39:23
The Line Forcement Protection Fund. 00:39:27
I budgeted $158,000 and the award is $152,000, so they had me change that. 00:39:31
Right away on the the final budget and also they created a new fund for line forcement recruitment and retention money that. 00:39:39
Come through to the different counties and they had me enter that amount in there also. Other than that, everything that you 00:39:48
approved on the 31st. 00:39:52
Remains the same. 00:39:56
OK. 00:39:58
Do you have any questions on that portion? 00:39:59
Go ahead. 00:40:04
OK, so I have two. 00:40:05
Accounts payable authorizations for your consideration. 00:40:08
The first one is for. 00:40:12
Disbursements paid from June 15th through June 30th, 2023. 00:40:14
In the amount of 3 million. 00:40:20
$944,859.72. 00:40:22
The second one is for. 00:40:28
Disbursements paid from July 1st through July 31st to 2000. 00:40:31
23 in the amount of $1,929,823.47. 00:40:37
And I just want to point out really quick between both of them. 00:40:44
A month and 1/2. 00:40:48
You know to close out the fiscal year in Oakland and you when we spend almost $5.4 million. So this is just a sign that even 00:40:49
though we save money that goes out that quickly when when we you were closing out of fiscal year. That's why we need to. 00:40:56
Be good stewards and. 00:41:04
Hold on to what money we can because it does go out quickly. 00:41:06
Just wanted to point that out. 00:41:11
Payroll authorizations. I have one for your consideration. 00:41:14
I'm sorry, I believe there's two of them. 00:41:18
OK, for wages paid on June 16th, 2023 in the amount amount of 903,000. 00:41:29
$525.17. 00:41:36
And the second one is for wages paid on June 30th, 2023 in the amount of $723,367.01. 00:41:40
And again, this is $1.6 million that went out. 00:41:51
So altogether out of the general operating fund 6.9 million, almost $7,000,000 went out the months of June and July. So you know, 00:41:55
just just. 00:42:00
Wanted to point that out that you know as quickly as it comes in, it can go out. So that's why we have to be very careful. 00:42:06
And with that, I stand for any questions and recommend approval of. 00:42:14
These items. 00:42:18
Any questions of Mr. Trujillo? 00:42:20
There's there's a recommendation. 00:42:24
Sure, I'd like to make a motion to approve. 00:42:27
As presented. 00:42:29
Second, have a motion and 2nd for approval Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 00:42:31
Are beginning to. Mr. Richardson, you vote yes. Commissioner Brazil, your vote yes. Mr. Sparked in your vote yes. You got your 00:42:35
vote Yes. Yes is approved or they are approved. Thank you. Thank you. 00:42:39
Item 9. 00:42:44
Loretta, did you have bars? 00:42:48
Yep. 00:42:50
At bars. 00:42:53
Thank you. 00:42:54
So I got one second let's OK, we'll get. 00:42:56
Let's get peace. Sign here. Thank you. You're running away. 00:43:00
Hmm. 00:43:11
OK, item nine, approval of of resolution state bars, Mr. Hill. 00:43:46
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, the bars that I am presenting to you today are mostly. 00:43:51
Related to grants. 00:43:56
And what we are doing on this bonuses, we're adjusting the ending cash balance, the ending balances. 00:43:58
For fiscal year in 2023, we're bringing those balances forward for the new fiscal year and we're also adding new grants that. 00:44:04
Have have come in in July. We're adding them to the budget also. There are two items in there from the general fund for the. 00:44:13
Animal control. They received a big donation, a state of of of an individual. 00:44:23
Very big donation and they're going to use that to fix their building and purchase a vehicle with that. 00:44:31
And with that, I recommend approval and stand for any questions you may have. 00:44:37
Any questions of Mr. here? 00:44:42
There be none as a recommendation. 00:44:46
Mr. Chair, I make a motion to approve. 00:44:47
Thank you. You have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion and a second? 00:44:50
Commissioner Richard, vote yes, vote yes, vote yes. You sure got your vote yes. I vote yes. They are approved. 00:44:55
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, this resolution is 20. 00:45:03
23-60 00:45:07
thank you. 00:45:10
Thank you. 00:45:11
OK. Item number 10 is an approved is approval of resolution, updating appraiser, certification compensation. 00:45:32
This is Dittmeyer. 00:45:39
Good evening Chairman and Commissioners and before you tonight with a resolution to increase the incentive pay for the appraisers 00:45:44
in the Assessors office. 00:45:48
In the legislative session this year. 00:45:54
Umm. 00:45:57
It was approved by the House and the Senate and signed by the governor to. 00:45:58
Umm. 00:46:02
Move each one of the appraiser levels to a little bit higher of an incentive pay. 00:46:03
They get one incentive pay when they get their first certification. Second they get another one. Third they get another one. 00:46:07
And then the highest is when they become state certified. 00:46:12
And so I'm just asking that you approve to raise their incentive pay we. 00:46:17
Did budget for this in our budgets this year, so it wouldn't be a surprise if it did get passed. 00:46:22
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, before you is, is the resolution that we've prepared that would increase the salary for 00:46:30
the incentive pay? 00:46:33
If you look under the now therefore section. 00:46:37
This board does need to determine whether it wants to. You know what amount it can go to. It can go up to the maximum. 00:46:40
And it needs to be. It can put any amount lower or up to the maximum, and you do need to make that determination. 00:46:47
Mr. Chairman, I may add also, please correct me if I'm wrong, we've always done the maximum. 00:46:54
Up to this point I believe. 00:47:00
In the past. 00:47:03
This board, Yeah, Yeah, absolutely. This is a matter of reference, right. And the amount that was budgeted was for the maximum. 00:47:04
Yes, Sir. 00:47:07
Correct. 00:47:11
OK. Commissioners, any questions on? 00:47:13
This resolution, Any comments, Mr. Chair, please? How many folks are eligible for this? 00:47:17
This actually we have right now a 9 appraisers but the way the IT was written this time all of the staff in the assessors office 00:47:22
who are including this sport support staff qualify. So that would be 14. 00:47:28
And all fourteen were budgeted correct. 00:47:39
Correct. 00:47:40
Any other questions, Commissioner? 00:47:43
There begins a recommendation. 00:47:47
Mr. Chair, I'll make a motion to approve. 00:47:49
At the maximum amount, Sir. OK, we have a motion to approve it. The maximum amount second. 00:47:51
Got the second key discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 00:47:55
To be none, Mr. Richeson vote. 00:47:59
Yes vote yes. You sparked in your vote yes. You heard on your vote yes vote yes. Thank you very much. 00:48:01
Mr. Chairman and Commissioners, this resolution is 2023 Dash 61. 00:48:08
OK. Item number 11, approval of MU with the link is because all these things are subcontract continuum coordinator Mr. Silva. 00:48:32
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission. 00:48:41
Good evening. 00:48:43
Again, we are requesting consideration of an MO U with Belen Consolidated schools. 00:48:44
Of the existing CYFD agreement. 00:48:49
The county is required to conduct fidelity checks. 00:48:52
On the evidence based alternative to detention programs that are funded with this agreement. 00:48:56
This MU will allow the Valencia County subcontracted Continuum Coordinator. 00:49:01
Permission to be on Berlin Consolidated School property. 00:49:06
When the programs are being conducted with H2 academic solutions. 00:49:10
This MU was presented to the Berlin School Board and signed by Superintendent Lauren Sanchez on July 25th, 2023. 00:49:15
The Continuum Coordinator position again is funded with the CFD agreement. 00:49:23
Through June 30th, 2024. 00:49:28
And the grants department will work closely. 00:49:30
To ensure quality assurance and all deliverables are being met. 00:49:33
With that being said, I respectfully request. 00:49:37
Approval of this item and I stand for any questions. 00:49:40
Any questions of Mr. Silva? 00:49:43
Mr. Chair. 00:49:44
Of. 00:49:46
I know this is with Glenn. Do we have a an MO U with laziness for any of these? 00:49:47
So, yes, I have been in conversation with Miss Michelle Romero, who's? 00:49:51
She's getting the newly hired Superintendent kind of up to date with the. 00:49:56
The matters at hand at the moment. 00:50:01
And then at the appropriate time they will make. 00:50:03
Time for us to visit with the Superintendent so we can have this same MU implemented. 00:50:06
OK. I just want to make sure that all our kids are taken care of. Thank you. 00:50:11
Any other questions? 00:50:15
There be none as a recommendation, Mr. Chair. 00:50:18
I'd like to make a motion to approve as presented. 00:50:21
Second, the motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:50:23
They've been here Commission Richardson vote yes. Mission because your vote yes. 00:50:27
For sparking your vote yes, you're done. Your vote yes I vote yes is approved. 00:50:31
OK. Item number 12 was tabled. 00:50:36
Item number 13. Approval of stated Mexico Public Education Department agreement. 00:50:39
Mr. Silva. 00:50:44
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission. 00:50:46
Again, we are asking consideration to approve the state of New Mexico Public Education Department Agreement 24. 00:50:48
924-0134. 00:50:55
We have been waiting for this agreement for several months. 00:50:58
The internship program has since been completed. 00:51:02
But now that we have this particular agreement, we can have the funds budgeted. 00:51:06
And I want to make it known that the agreement was written with a. 00:51:10
Clause. 00:51:15
To allow the county to retro back to services starting May 1st of 2023. 00:51:16
The agreement is for. 00:51:23
$107,385.60. 00:51:25
There were a total of 40 interns. 00:51:30
From the Los Lunas. 00:51:32
Valencia and Valence schools. 00:51:34
That worked over the summer within various county departments. 00:51:36
The interns received. 00:51:40
$12.00 per hour. 00:51:41
And we're overseen by 4 county staff. 00:51:43
The agreement. 00:51:48
Reverts on June 30th of 2024. 00:51:51
But as I mentioned, everything has already been. 00:51:54
Completed with the internship program and we are now in a point to reconcile and submit for final reimbursement. 00:51:58
With that said, I respectfully request approval of this grant opportunity and I stand for any questions. 00:52:03
Any questions for commissioners of Mr. Silva? 00:52:09
Here's one as a recommendation. 00:52:14
Sure, I'd like to make a motion to approve this presented. 00:52:16
Motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 00:52:19
Would be none. Mr. Rickson, your vote yes, vote yes. Your spark in your vote yes, vote yes, yes is approved. 00:52:23
Thank you. Thank you. 00:52:30
OK. Item number 14, approval of general fund monies to supplement the detention center expansion, where do you get yours? 00:52:47
Good afternoon, Mr. Chair. Commissioners, on behalf of the detention center is nearing the anticipated construction of a much 00:52:56
needed expansion. 00:52:59
At this time we allotted 7,000,582. 00:53:03
$1000 that was covered by the ARPRA funds. To generate this expansion we solicited out with the anticipated commands being in 00:53:09
September. 00:53:14
What we ran into was the gross receipt tax was not accounted during the budget. 00:53:19
Which is typically not associated with it because it changes twice a year. 00:53:24
The rate of that per the calendar, which would come up to a total of $700,000. 00:53:28
I come before you requesting the 700,000 to complete this project. 00:53:33
So we can get it up and running. Right now we have. 00:53:39
But I'm sorry, no, no, no. I was going to let you finish, but then I'd like to make some comments. 00:53:42
So right now, we're looking at 4 pods with a total of 88 beds that would help facilitate our facility right now. 00:53:46
So with this one time expenditure would be able to complete this project turnkey open up and ready to open it up. 00:53:53
Mr. Chairman, if I make a make a couple comments. 00:54:01
Based on the design, this is not going to create a. 00:54:05
Needed employees based on the design that's going to be set up with the control system where we can go with what we have for use. 00:54:08
Those pods have been sitting out there forever, so we're going to be able to utilize those. 00:54:14
We actually have other counties that are asking us if we have extra space, which right now we're actually overbooked, so. 00:54:20
It's nice to know that people are looking for beds if we do have extra space, but. 00:54:26
As they say, you build it and they will come. 00:54:30
Umm. 00:54:32
This is the once in my lifetime opportunity. I know it's something the county's been looking at since I was employed here about. 00:54:33
Expanding the facility before I start here, we were written up for being overcapacity at times and there's a lot of fines that go 00:54:39
along with that. And I did check with our finance Director, Missus Trujillo. 00:54:45
We do have the money in the general fund for the 700,000 and I. 00:54:51
Highly. 00:54:55
Recommend this, I think it's something that's. 00:54:57
Would be a very good effort on the county's part. Thank you. 00:54:59
Fishers, any questions? Any other question please? What's the? 00:55:03
Anticipated completion date for the 260 days from the approval of the general contractor. 00:55:08
Anything else, Commissioners, Mr. Chair? 00:55:17
Would this open the opportunity for the House like federal inmates? 00:55:21
If those were available, I know those they paid pretty well. So I mean that could help. 00:55:25
Generate some. 00:55:30
Basically, pay back for. 00:55:31
This coming out of our general fund, so. 00:55:34
Absolutely. So once it's built, we'll be able to look at the classifications and actually get a full count. 00:55:36
Of how many beds that would be available for possible sale? 00:55:41
And then this is just a question because now interests my. 00:55:45
Or peaked my interest sitting on the New Mexico Insurance Authority board? 00:55:50
I see that. 00:55:55
Florence County is one of the very few accredited. I don't know. We may be the only accredited. 00:55:56
Detention facility, which is pretty darn amazing. 00:56:02
And we hear these horror stories and in our conversations in the in the insurance authority. 00:56:05
You still feel? 00:56:11
That with Steph, God, when we ultimately do this expansion, we're going to be able to continue to check those Marks and. 00:56:12
And make sure we don't end up like. 00:56:19
You know some of these other poor counties. 00:56:21
I just want to make sure we don't. 00:56:23
You know, fall into that. 00:56:25
No, I absolutely with this expansion it'll allow us to better our practices. 00:56:27
Instead of it being crowded, we'll actually be able to minimize it to the right amount of, you know, detainees per cell, and it'll 00:56:31
just be a better practice overall. 00:56:35
Awesome. Yeah. I mean, we get pretty great accolades for. 00:56:39
For the way we conduct business in our jail and I. 00:56:42
Just want to bring that back to you because. 00:56:45
Truly, it is extremely scary scaring. 00:56:48
Here in some of the situations, other counties are in it. 00:56:51
And it's nice to know that we're an accredited facility and and that just means we're doing. 00:56:55
All the things, right? And that goes out to you guys. 00:56:59
Thank you. 00:57:03
Questions. Comments, Commissioners? Anything else? 00:57:05
Users then as a recommendation as chair, I'll make a motion to approve second motion, second for approval, any discussion on the 00:57:09
motion, and 2nd. 00:57:12
There be none. Commissioner Richard, your vote yes, vote yes. Mr. Sparkman, your vote yes. You got your vote yes I vote yes is 00:57:16
approved. 00:57:19
Thank you, gentlemen. Thank you. Good luck with the with the project. Thank you. 00:57:23
OK. Item number 15, approval of the contract with TA Cole and Sons for the detention center expansion. 00:57:27
Mr. Porter. 00:57:34
Thank you, Chairman, Commissioners. 00:57:37
This evening I have for you. 00:57:40
Based on your previous approval with Gordon Gutierrez. 00:57:42
Is the contract. 00:57:46
With TA Colon sons for the construction of the detention center expansion. 00:57:48
This contract that I have in front of you is is is a draft contract. 00:57:53
That we still have some, some. 00:57:57
Legal review to do some purchasing review. County manager review. 00:58:00
So this evening I actually wanted to come. 00:58:04
I'm in front of you and request. 00:58:06
If you would give the authority to County Manager Monette to execute this. 00:58:09
Contracts, you know, upon. 00:58:14
The the final legal review and final purchasing review, that way we can kind of get boots on the ground a little bit sooner. 00:58:17
Instead of having to bring it to another Commission meeting. So with that being said, you know, I would, you know. 00:58:23
I would recommend, you know, allowing Danny, Commissioner Monette. 00:58:29
To execute this contract once we get the final legal review. 00:58:33
We get questions of Mr. Porter. 00:58:37
Mr. Chair, it's not a question, it's more of a comment. I wish this money was going for kids or our elderly, but you know, this is 00:58:40
something that's got to be done so. 00:58:44
Anything else, Commissioners? Mr. Chair, the references exceed expectations and. 00:58:53
Reputable company and everything like that, yes. So the evaluation was actually done by the architect firm that that put out the 00:58:58
drawings and also by Molson and Corbin are on call architects for the county. You know to make sure all those specifications were 00:59:04
met prior to. 00:59:09
Beginning on on this contract. 00:59:15
Mr. Chair, I'll make a motion to approve and allow the County manager to you. 00:59:21
Approve after the. 00:59:25
Final inspection or inspections are done. 00:59:27
2nd. 00:59:30
Motion seconded discussion the motion and 2nd. 00:59:31
The Minion Fisher, Richmond vote yes Commissioner Yes Mr. Sparking your vote Yes Vote yes Vote yes. Thank you. 00:59:35
OK. We're at the point in our agenda for an executive session, Executive session. Mr. ***** would you please announce? 00:59:46
Ohh yes, Mr. Chairman. 00:59:53
If I might. 00:59:55
Pursuant to section 1015, One H, the following matters. 00:59:57
Maybe discuss it in closed session. 01:00:00
Under personnel 10/15 one H2. 01:00:03
One Randy Gutierrez and County Manager Daniel Monett. 01:00:05
Under. 01:00:09
Competitive seal proposals 10/15 one. 01:00:11
H6. 01:00:14
Valencia County Hospital. 01:00:16
RFP22-12. 01:00:18
And underpinning or threatening litigation 10/15 One H 720 Francis Lane and the State of Duane Lucero. 01:00:20
OK. 01:00:28
Is there a motion to go into executive session for state reasons? So I'm going to move. 01:00:29
Motion Second Discussion. Motion second. 01:00:35
Commissioner Richard, vote yes. Commissioner, vote yes. Your spark in your vote, that's for sure. On your vote yes, vote yes. 01:00:38
We will report it out shortly. 01:00:44
Yeah, yeah. 01:01:14
So we just need to write it down. 01:01:15
OK, at this time I'll ask for a motion to go back to the regular session, Please moved. 01:01:22
Got a motion and 2nd any discussion the motion in a second. 01:01:27
You know, fish rips your boat. 01:01:31
Expeditious park when you vote yes on your vote yes, vote yes, We are back in session. 01:01:34
Mr. Answer, do you give us a summary of the items discussed in closed session, please? 01:01:38
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission. 01:01:43
The items discussed in Executive session were limited to those specified in the motion for closure and no final action was taken 01:01:45
pursuant to 10:15 one specifically the matters. 01:01:50
Discussed where? 01:01:55
Randy Gutierrez. 01:01:56
Danny Monette. 01:01:57
RFP for the Lindsey County Hospital, 20 Francis Lane and the State of Duane Lucero. 01:01:59
Like a motion. 01:02:06
Regards to. 01:02:09
Motion to that effect, please. Sorry, I was trying to read. I got. 01:02:13
OK, we've got a motion second, Any discussion of the motion the 2nd. 01:02:17
There be no Commission rich in your vote. Yes, your vote. 01:02:21
Commissioner, sparkling, your vote yes. You got your vote vote yes. 01:02:23
OK. 01:02:27
Continue on with our action items. Item number 16 is approval of of a. 01:02:29
Approval of a of County manager employment contract. 01:02:33
With Mr. Monett. 01:02:36
Mr. Montoya, please. 01:02:38
Good evening, Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission. 01:02:41
Before you I have an employment contract for the county manager, Mr. Danny Monett. 01:02:44
The contract was prepared based on the guidance given in executive session. 01:02:48
Based on that, I stand to recommend and and hope for approval. 01:02:54
Any questions on Mr. Montoya? 01:03:00
Motion to Approve. 01:03:05
Motion for approval? Second. OK. Any discussion on the motion in a second? 01:03:06
They're being commissioner rich in your vote yes. Commissioner Bozell, your vote Commissioner sparked your vote. Your vote yes and 01:03:11
I vote yes is approved. 01:03:14
Item number 17 Approval of Warden Employment Contract with the Warden. Randy Gutierrez, Mr. Montoya. 01:03:18
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, once again, we have an employment contract in front of you. This employment 01:03:24
contract was prepared based on the guidance given in executive session. 01:03:29
I recommend approval of this action, and I stand for. 01:03:34
Your guidance, any questions, Mr. Montoya? 01:03:39
Have a motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 01:03:44
There being none, Miss Richardson wrote. 01:03:48
Yes, Mr. Bazalgette, yes, Mr. Sparkman, your vote Yes, Sherry, on your vote yes, vote yes is approved also. 01:03:50
Thank you. 01:03:56
Thank you. 01:03:57
OK, item number 18. Direction to staff to publish and. 01:03:58
Published the title and general summary of an ordinance regulating the parking. 01:04:02
The semi trucks and equipment and rural residential districts. 01:04:06
Mr. *****. 01:04:10
We're going to present that. 01:04:12
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission. 01:04:15
If this board would like to. 01:04:17
To pursue A. 01:04:20
An ordinance that would tighten up the parking restrictions in for semi trucks and equipment in real residential districts then 01:04:22
pursuant to 437 One. 01:04:26
You would direct the. 01:04:31
The drafting and the. 01:04:33
Umm. 01:04:35
The publication of a. 01:04:36
Of the title and general summary of the ordinance. 01:04:38
After that was published in the newspaper for two weeks, we would have a public hearing on it for public input. 01:04:41
And this board could then consider whether or not to adopt the ordinance, since it is a zoning ordinance. 01:04:47
It would also then have to be published for two weeks prior, I mean after the adoption if it's adopted. 01:04:53
It's up to this board's discretion whether we would like to pursue. 01:05:00
Pursue. 01:05:04
The, you know, pursue an ordinance in that manner. 01:05:05
Pretty good. 01:05:08
There are recommendations from a fellow commissioners. 01:05:09
Yeah, one more time. Is there a recommendation? 01:05:16
For motion from fellow Commissioners. 01:05:19
There be none. This will die for lack of emotion. 01:05:23
OK, got a couple of upcoming meetings to announce. 01:05:28
September 6th, 2023 Business Meeting at 5:00 PM. 01:05:32
You're in chambers and also be a Facebook Live. September 20th, 2023 Public Hearing Business meeting. 01:05:36
Also 5:00 here in the chambers and also via Facebook Live. 01:05:42
Are there any closing comments from fellow commissioners? 01:05:46
Please. 01:05:49
They said before the county fairs this coming weekend, whether it's online. 01:05:51
Please come out and support our kids. 01:05:55
Mr. Chairman. 01:05:57
I failed to also mention September 14th is Mexico Counties Day at the State Fair and we'll have more information on that coming up 01:05:58
shortly. 01:06:02
Very good. 01:06:06
Anything else? 01:06:07
There'd be none yards earned. Thank you, guys. 01:06:09
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Thank you. 00:00:04
New words. 00:00:44
Good evening. Welcome. This is a regular scheduled public hearing business meeting Valencia County Commission for August 16th, 00:00:54
2023. 00:00:58
Ohh early would you lead us in the pledge please? 00:01:01
To the flag of the United States of America. 00:01:08
And to the Republic for which it stands. 00:01:11
One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:01:14
This is we have the agenda before. So there any questions changes by Philip Missioners. 00:01:24
Staff, I believe we have. You have a couple of changes. Yes, Mr. Chairman, if I may. On item number 5 under Employee of the Month, 00:01:31
I'd like to table that item. 00:01:34
As well as item 12, we'll we'd like to table that this evening. 00:01:39
And action item 16 and 17, we will have a different presenter for those two items. 00:01:44
Anything else? 00:01:50
No, Mr. Chairman. 00:01:51
OK, but that said, is there a motion to approve the agenda as amended, so moved? 00:01:53
Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:01:59
Would be known for this Richard senior vote. 00:02:01
Yes, yes, yes. 00:02:03
I vote yes is approved. 00:02:07
Let's see. We got one set of minutes for our July 31st, 2023 public hearing business meeting. 00:02:09
Mr. Zany changes those moments. 00:02:15
There's one is a recommendation. 00:02:19
Here I'll make a motion to approve. 00:02:21
Motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 00:02:23
To be done to Mr. Richardson about. 00:02:27
I was absent, I will say. Thank you, Commissioner. 00:02:29
It's just it was absolute as well. 00:02:33
Mr. Got your vote yes, Vote yes. 00:02:36
Lost and approved. 00:02:39
OK. We'll go ahead and move on to public comment. Daniel Parnia. 00:02:57
Rd. 00:03:16
Danny, can we make sure that Mike's turned on? I'm sorry, I forgot to check it. 00:03:18
Switch there. OK, got it. 00:03:25
All right. Once again, I'm here with less than a three-week reprieve of a commercial business, much less a trucking business. 00:03:29
Now exists once again in Google, as states on the property of 20 Francis Rd. 00:03:36
On 31 July at 5:39 PM, Chase Ward of Warden Sons Trucking brought to his home one of his semi trucks. 00:03:41
And lowboy trailer. 00:03:48
That was finally parked at 32 Jerome Rd. Las Lunas, which is zoned commercial. 00:03:49
And on one August, he began dispatching from his residence. 00:03:54
He and his wife are the owners operators. 00:03:57
On one August 2023, I sent all the factual information that is freely available on the Internet. 00:04:00
Validating that this is a commercial LLC trucking business. 00:04:06
And he and his wife are the owners and operators of the company to the Valencia County community development director, county 00:04:10
manager and County Attorney. 00:04:14
The new mayor of 20, Francis, was aware of the citations received by the previous owners. 00:04:19
Part of moving in. 00:04:23
They're Richter requested copies of both citations over the past few months to share with the prospective buyers of which we did. 00:04:25
And he and the previous owner, whom he purchased the property from, were friends and fellow truck drivers. 00:04:32
The county has made their position crystal clear, as referenced by the citations issued in March 17, 2023, case number 2158. 00:04:37
And June 22. 00:04:46
2023 Case number 2315 to the property owners of 20 Francis. 00:04:48
And removal orders issued by the county. 00:04:53
A commercial business cannot be run from 20 Francis Rd. or any rural residential. 00:04:56
Home. 00:05:01
We call on the county to enforce zoning regulations once again without delay. 00:05:02
My neighbors and I have spent numerous documents, videos and pictures validating the daily business operations noise. 00:05:06
Smell and safety nuisance to county officials by this new semi truck. 00:05:13
And it's undeniable that. 00:05:16
A commercial business has moved into 20 Francis once again. 00:05:18
This problem and previously delays by the county to enforce zoning regulations. 00:05:22
Created the safety issues in the neighborhood. 00:05:27
We don't feel safe and secure in our homes. 00:05:29
And are in constant fear of retaliation physically and emotionally. 00:05:32
Unlike the previous residents of 20 Francis, we don't have the ability to pick up and leave. 00:05:36
Unfortunately, we residents here on Francis Rd. have invested our hearts and souls and life saving life savings into our homes and 00:05:41
because of that we remain until the foreseeable future. 00:05:46
We also begged the County Commission once again to execute an ordinance banning all commercial semi trucks and their trailers from 00:05:51
Francis Rd. at a minimum. 00:05:55
This because we may get get paving soon on our roads in a neighborhood due to the capital outlay grant. 00:05:59
Earmark for our state and a £10,000 semi in their attached heavy trailers are destructive. 00:06:04
To simple 4 inch roads. 00:06:09
And create daily unbearable noise and noxious submissions. And lastly, to end this ongoing nuisance from continuing into the 00:06:11
future and once it for fall, especially for those that are gonna continue to live there. 00:06:17
For the rest of our lives. 00:06:22
Thank you. 00:06:24
Thank you. 00:06:25
Next Mr. Preston Roberts. 00:06:28
If you also just state your address for the record please. Yes Sir. 00:06:30
Preston Roberts at 21 Francis Rd. Los Lunas, NM. 00:06:35
Good afternoon, commissioners, commissioners, We're here again on the same problem that Mister Ottoville just stated. 00:06:39
Of the semi trucks have pulled in. 00:06:45
And created a nuisance of the noise, the smell. 00:06:47
It's disgusting. This has happened right after the other people vacated the property, which were they were cited. 00:06:52
We asked the County Commission to have these trucks removed as soon as possible. 00:06:58
The last time around, we believe that we were treated with bias. 00:07:02
And. 00:07:06
Oh. 00:07:08
Deprived rules. 00:07:09
And that's a violation of our constitutional rights. We don't want that to happen again. Second thing is, is I'd like to thank the 00:07:10
Sheriff's Department for coming in. 00:07:15
And notifying the truck drivers to stop at the stop signs. They refused to stop at the stop signs. 00:07:19
And then we've had this done two times in a row, had to have the Sheriff's Department go over there. 00:07:25
And take care of these guys because they have no respect. 00:07:30
Second off, I'd like to thank the Animal Control Department for coming over and taking care of some of the dog problems in the 00:07:34
neighborhood. 00:07:37
Like to thank the road department for taking care of the. 00:07:42
The the roads in our neighborhood. I'd like to thank the county manager. 00:07:45
And his staff for moving on this violation that we've believed. 00:07:50
That we hope the County Commission votes on to get #20 cleaned up again. Get those trucks out of our neighborhood. 00:07:54
We don't feel that we should have to go through this time after time after time. There's been semi trucks that are up there until 00:08:02
May Vista that park on their yard. 00:08:06
That I parked in the brand new houses up there and parked in their yard up there. 00:08:11
And that's not right. These trucks have got to go. 00:08:16
So I hope you folks can do something about it. 00:08:18
And again, I appreciate everything. 00:08:21
That you can do about it. I know that the. 00:08:24
The accounting manager has been under pressure from a number of people to get this put in front of you folks. 00:08:26
Commissioner Richardson. 00:08:33
El Cerro Loop, I mean going off El Cerro Loop, El Cerro Mission Rd. going up to those new homes averaging $270,000. 00:08:35
Is disgusting. 00:08:43
Looks like a third world country. I don't see why you have to smile over it. I don't see where there is a joke. 00:08:45
Work with the other commissioners, maybe they can help. I know they're all going to the landfill up there. 00:08:50
But that needs to be cleaned up. Anyone of you gentlemen can drive by up there and see the trash on the road. I already talked to 00:08:56
the sales lady up there. 00:09:00
And she said it was disgusting $270,000. You have to drive by a trash line. 00:09:04
It's pretty sad. I've lived here all my life and it just gets worse. 00:09:09
Thank you all very much. 00:09:14
Is Julie Roberts. 00:09:18
And again, the field just takes your name for the record please. 00:09:20
Julie Roberts, 21, Francis Rd. 00:09:23
We've been dealing with yet another commercial trucking business on 20 Francis Rd. 00:09:27
The issues of noise and especially toxic smells. 00:09:31
Are continuing to occur in a rural neighborhood causing disruption and health issues in our daily lives because of this. 00:09:34
I'm not able to enjoy my yard and home due to the noise of specifically the diesel fuels getting trapped in my home. 00:09:41
And in me. 00:09:47
This is clearly a violation of county code specific to nuisance laws and running the commercial business in our rural 00:09:48
neighborhood. 00:09:51
I respectfully request the Valencia County Commissioners enforce these ordinances. 00:09:55
And ask. 00:09:59
That all this commercial trucking business is in our neighborhood. 00:10:00
And I'm sure other rural neighborhoods that are having the same issues. 00:10:04
Ohh. 00:10:07
Be taken care of. 00:10:08
And. 00:10:10
To protect. 00:10:11
The health and Wellness of the citizens. 00:10:13
That you represent. 00:10:15
I really appreciate your time on this. 00:10:16
And I hope you can handle something for us. Thank you. 00:10:19
Thank you. 00:10:23
Patricia, have you? 00:10:26
If you also state your name. 00:10:31
An address for the record. 00:10:32
Patricia How Demio 17 Francis Rd. Good evening. 00:10:34
The notice of violation given to the previous owners of 20 Francis Rd. by the county. 00:10:38
To have all commercial semi trucks and trailers removed from the property was short lived. 00:10:44
The relief of not having a commercial trucking business on 20 Francis Rd. was also short lived. 00:10:50
I was sick to my stomach on July 31st at approximately 5. 00:10:56
40 PM to see and hear a semi truck coming up the road and pulling into France. 20 Francis Rd. 00:11:01
The actions taken by the county back in June of this year. 00:11:09
To give the Canes a final. 00:11:12
Notice of violation and a full removal of their semi trucks and trailers was greatly appreciated. 00:11:14
But was well overdue as it caused neighbors to fight amongst each other. 00:11:20
We, the concerning neighbors that live adjacent to 20 Francis Rd. do not wish to go through this. 00:11:25
Ordeal a second time, so we are calling on you to take immediate action and please issue a notice of violation. 00:11:31
To the new property owners. 00:11:37
Who are blatantly. 00:11:39
Running a commercial trucking business in their name in our neighborhood. 00:11:41
I've lost a significant amount of sleep and gained a significant amount of stress. 00:11:44
With the help that Mister Kane and his trucking business. 00:11:50
Put us through, and I do not wish to go through that again. 00:11:53
It's only been 17 days that Mister Chase Ward has brought his commercial trucking business into our neighborhood. 00:11:57
And he has already caused me to lose sleep and he has wakened me up. 00:12:03
At 4:35, thirty 6:00 in the morning. 00:12:07
And I've sent you all videos to validate what I'm saying. 00:12:10
Some of the videos show the trucks waking up starting up at 5:00. 00:12:17
When most of us are sleeping and. 00:12:22
Coming home at 9:30 at night, 10:00 at night when most of us are trying to go to sleep. 00:12:24
Mr. Ward has no regard for the neighbors, for his neighbors. 00:12:29
As he comes down our Rd. honking his horn. 00:12:33
Letting out his air brakes and leaving his truck running for a significant amount of time. 00:12:36
He also has no regard for the zoning regulations and guidelines states. 00:12:41
He continues to run his business loudly and recklessly. 00:12:45
As he has. 00:12:49
As we have filmed him running stop signs. 00:12:50
And have watched him driving above the speed limit. 00:12:52
That is set forth by the county. 00:12:55
There is a semi truck on five Francis Rd. that comes occasionally and it is an out of state license. And then there is a semi on 00:12:58
18 Yano. 00:13:02
It is a car hauler that also comes into our neighborhood. 00:13:07
We just, we're asking for this to stop. And so we are pleading with you as our county leaders to do what is right. 00:13:12
And to not let another commercial trucking business sneak into. 00:13:20
Are are already busy neighborhood. 00:13:23
And so with we don't ever have to come here again. We are seeking maybe a total ban of commercial semi trucks in our neighborhood. 00:13:26
Thank you. 00:13:30
OK, Android Dickerson. 00:13:38
And also, if you'll just state your name and address for the record, please. There. You bet. Hi. I'm Andrew Dickerson. Stratton, 00:13:41
thanks for your attention again. I'm. 00:13:45
I'm sure it's annoying and as it's annoying for me to be here. 00:13:49
I'd like to. 00:13:54
Gesture a little bit about the impact of not making this decision previously not enforcing the law. 00:13:56
Umm. 00:14:03
1st. 00:14:04
Let me start out with when I grew up in Albuquerque and when I moved back. 00:14:05
To the area 20 years ago I chose to move to Los Lunas. 00:14:11
Because I really didn't want to hear my neighbors and I really enjoy our rural community. What I did not anticipate is that every 00:14:15
morning while making breakfast, I would now just smell diesel fuel. 00:14:20
You know it's been hot and so I've been opening my windows at night to cool the house down as we're all struggling with this. 00:14:27
And unfortunately, there's a semi truck that starts every day. 00:14:33
Less than 50 feet. 00:14:37
From our my house. 00:14:39
So that's how I make breakfast and eat. Breakfast is with diesel fuel and then I'll go out and do the same with my garden. 00:14:41
It's really unfortunate. 00:14:48
Because we haven't had a complete decision made on this despite our numerous complaints. 00:14:50
It's really. 00:14:57
Been very hard on my neighbors. It's been very hard on our neighborhood. 00:14:59
And it it makes me really, really sad. 00:15:04
I was here speaking to you all last May and just. 00:15:07
A day or two after my daughter graduated from high school and. 00:15:10
On the way to that ceremony, there was a text thread through our neighborhood about how we came and spoke to you and how horrible 00:15:15
we are. Terrible neighbors. 00:15:20
It's really unfortunate. 00:15:25
Tonight I'd like to be back at my house packing up my daughter stuff because she moves in to a UNM dorm tomorrow. 00:15:26
But instead I'm here. 00:15:35
So it's just it's it's taken a toll and the only way for us to be able to stop this is. 00:15:37
By you all to enforce your own codes. 00:15:44
So we're asking you to please do that and make it. 00:15:46
Permanent so that we don't feel like we're picking on any particular neighbor. 00:15:50
Because that's not the goal. 00:15:55
The new neighbors have kids I'd love to welcome into the neighborhood. I'd love for them to enjoy their backyard with their 00:15:56
horses. 00:16:00
Just as we have. 00:16:05
Unfortunately, it's just. 00:16:07
Wrought with this tension. 00:16:10
But you all can solve that for us, so thank you for your time and attention. 00:16:12
Thank you. 00:16:17
OK. Item 5 is our discussion on action items. Commissioners, is there anything to report out on? 00:16:22
Danny, you didn't have anything you need to. Yes, Sir, I do. 00:16:32
I would like to inform the Commissioners that we will be having employee appreciation Friday, September 8th. 00:16:38
And that will be I Stopes game. 00:16:45
And. 00:16:48
We appreciate everything the employees done during our retreat. We have to try and have more events something for our employees. 00:16:49
So that's. 00:16:52
The first we'll be kicking off with. 00:16:56
We will give you more details about that as they come up, as far as times and so forth. 00:16:58
And I wanted to look, Commissioner, I will not be in the office tomorrow or Friday. 00:17:04
I will have limited cell phone service, but please call me if you need to. 00:17:09
And with that? 00:17:13
That's all I have at this time, Sir. 00:17:14
Thank you very much. 00:17:17
OK. Item number six is a presentation quarterly report from the extension office. 00:17:18
Hello. Hello. How are you guys? Good. How are you today? I am very well. 00:17:30
Um. 00:17:35
It's been a very busy summer. I was writing up my report and I was like, ohh, my gosh, I'm gonna sit here and talk forever. So 00:17:37
very sorry about that. But I wanted to first start off and say that we officially hired Crystal as our FCS for HHN permanently. 00:17:43
And so we are very excited to have her on board. So that means we have Josh and FCS agent and she'll give you a report. We're 00:17:48
actually going to get another employee as well. 00:17:53
For nutrition and so that's going to be fantastic for our community. 00:17:59
Um, so last time I left I left off with the kids and we probably we're getting ready for YGA which is Youth Getaway. And so this 00:18:03
year for Youth Getaway I served as a counselor as and the counselor in training Agent leader. So that allowed me the opportunity 00:18:10
to train 30 senior aged youth to lead our groups at YGAYG is our Novice and Junior 4H members. 00:18:17
So those age about 8:00 to 11:00 or well about 12:00. 00:18:24
And As for our county, we about 33 novice and junior aged members and volunteers to youth getaway and that's in Glorietta, New 00:18:28
Mexico. So they spent about four days up in the mountains. They learn all kinds of leadership activities and they get to be with 00:18:34
kids their age, all sorts of stuff. It's fantastic. 00:18:40
We finished up the Egg to chick program Crystal and I at Anne Parish Elementary. We hatched baby chicks. 00:18:46
In. 00:18:52
Three first grade classrooms and three fifth grade classrooms. That was 120 youth that we reached. We went ahead and taught them 00:18:53
agriculture, education on basic Embryology for fifth grade and then talk to them, of course, about chicks and the process and all 00:18:58
that good stuff. 00:19:03
I served as the FFA selection committee for the 2023 officer team for Valencia and our officer team set up a booth that our local 00:19:08
Tractor Supply for our Paper Clover campaign. That is one of a really big. 00:19:14
Fundraiser for our county and so we are able to raise really good money for scholarships. 00:19:20
For our kids to attend state and district and county events. 00:19:25
I presented at the Infinity High School for Careers in Agriculture and How to Get Started at MSU. We presented A Darian Butter 00:19:30
making workshop at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School. 00:19:34
For their kindergarten class. 00:19:40
We had State Shoe in May at the NRA went Winnington Center in Redtone, New Mexico. We had 25 youth qualify for State Shoot. 00:19:41
And they competed in muzzle, loader, air rifle, shotgun 22 and archery. 00:19:48
This year we tagged 165 goats, 103 pigs, 47 sheep and 35 Dairy Heffers. 00:19:53
Which is a lot of animals, which is fantastic. Our office attended the Bosque Farms Elementary AG Days and our 4H program brought 00:19:59
in baby chicks. The kids love chicks. If you can't get that, we talked about Embryology, agriculture and for that one we reached 00:20:05
about 460 elementary aged youth. 00:20:11
We had a county contest carnival that was preparation and introduction into our 4H contests and that helps kids get interested in 00:20:18
and for each contest get to know what they're like, get to know what they do when they go to district, when they go to state. 00:20:24
And kind of what that looks like for them. 00:20:31
And we also had our UM. 00:20:34
3rd Annual Valencia County 4H Rodeo. So that was here at the held at the Sheriff's posse in Berlin. 00:20:37
And we had about 280 entries each day into that rodeo. So it was very successful and we were very happy we were able to have that 00:20:43
there. 00:20:46
And shout out to the sheriff's posse. They let us use their arena, of course, for free. And so we're so thankful for that. 00:20:50
We participated in a career day at the Gil Sanchez Elementary School and careers in agriculture there. We reached about 400 youth. 00:20:55
We hosted our county contest at the Valencia High School and the FFA ad classrooms and this is the contest that does qualify them 00:21:02
for districts and office and juniors and then state. 00:21:06
Conference, we had about 50 youth qualified to be able to go to district contest and to state conference and we also Rudy's 00:21:11
donated our lunch for the day. So it was a really it was a really good event. 00:21:16
We had three youth attend horse school in Socorro and of course one junior instructor to help lead those youth. 00:21:21
Umm. 00:21:27
And our intern, we had an intern, Her name was Heather Abeta and she started at the end of May and ended her internship in July 00:21:28
31st. So you didn't get to meet her unfortunately, but she was fantastic. So everything after this she went with us. Our intern 00:21:34
and I, we went to ranch management camp in someone New Mexico. There are 42 applications for ranch camp. 30 youth were selected 00:21:40
from in and out of the state. And that camp is teaching youth how to manage a ranch, how to manage hunting tags, how to make 00:21:46
agriculture profitable. 00:21:52
And if you're having a purchase land, what that looks like and managing all sorts of different things. 00:21:58
They get to learn about natural sciences resources and the first day they package up their own beef and they eat that for the 00:22:05
whole week. So that camp is phenomenal. 00:22:09
So we were able to attend that and help there. We had 2524 youth attend District shoot in Albuquerque and so those youth were in 00:22:14
office in junior age, so 8 to 12. 00:22:19
And they went in archery, air rifle, shotgun and 22. 00:22:23
And from Northern District Livestock School that was held in Taos, NM, there are 54 youth who travelled to learn how to show their 00:22:26
lambs, goats and pigs. 00:22:30
And so ours in the Northern District, we really geared Northern District Livestock School for those new kids who are coming in. 00:22:34
The one into your seat is this other one and we're in Valencia, so we can go whichever way. But that one has a little more next 00:22:40
level and so this one we really came and just got kids in there. 00:22:46
Brought in presenters to teach them, hey, here's what you do and here's how you get started. And so that was fantastic and that 00:22:53
was a very successful event. 00:22:56
For Northern District contest, we had 16 novice and juniors compete, so that was in. 00:23:01
Kim. 00:23:06
Yeah, Stanley, really Miller, we're in Stanley, We run several district titles. The kids did fantastic in both teams and 00:23:07
individual and Crystal and I served as entomology superintendents for that. And the 100th State Conference was held in Las Cruces, 00:23:13
NM We added a delegation of about 15. We had youth win, top individual in horticulture, dairy judging and 2nd overall in livestock 00:23:19
judging including several teams that place tops. So we did really fantastic there as well. 00:23:26
We hosted or well, I hosted A showmanship and fitting livestock series. So we do goats and lambs together, then dairy heifers and 00:23:33
beef animals and pigs. 00:23:36
So for that workshop, we bring in people kind of like Northern Livestock School, but just for us. 00:23:40
Um, we bring in people from all over the state, usually extension personnel, and they come in and they teach our kids how to fit 00:23:45
their animal, how to show their animal. It's just getting outside sources, you know, someone else than me, saying the same thing 00:23:49
over and over again, and just allowing kids to ask different questions. Everybody does stuff different. And so that reached about 00:23:54
85 of our youth exhibitors. 00:23:59
Krystal, our intern, I Judge Bernalillo round Robin Livestock at the State Fair Grounds. 00:24:04
We had our annual dessert and basket auctions. 00:24:09
I want to thank you, Commissioner Richardson, for coming out and supporting us there, and I also want to thank Commissioner 00:24:12
Bissell. You also come out. You've supported our FAIR and FFA program. So I want to give a special thank you to you guys. I know 00:24:18
I've seen you out there. I'm supporting us and we are so thankful for that because it helps our programs thrive in our community. 00:24:24
And then also um. 00:24:32
Next is fair season Ohh which is crazy to say we kind of started Bernalillo usually starts it out but our County Fair is next 00:24:34
week. So we check in indoor exhibit Sunday. Animals come in Monday and our livestock sell will be Saturday. I went ahead and 00:24:41
brought some invitations to livestock sale. I'm going to give them to all of you. I'll give some extras to you. So if there's 00:24:48
anybody that you want to hand any of these out, please come and see our kids. They work so hard to get into that cell. 00:24:55
Um, and our indoor exhibits. We also brought back the cake contest. 00:25:02
And so we will have one indoor exhibitor coming in and they get the first sell slot in the livestock auction. So we get to get 00:25:06
some money back to our indoor exhibitors too. So we're super excited. So come to fair, they'll be shows. 00:25:13
Monday through Thursday. Friday is kind of like a fun day, and then Saturday is the South, so if you want to come see the shows, 00:25:20
please do. 00:25:23
But if not, come to livestock auction and I'll have this to you and then I'll let Crystal update you on that I can. But any 00:25:26
questions before I leave? 00:25:30
Is that all you have? 00:25:34
Yeah. Well, you have some things out you could say you had been busy just just a little bit. No, it's been a really good. Thank 00:25:35
you. Sounds like you've been busy. You guys do a great job. So really, thank you. Mr. Chairman, if I may, could I get the numbers 00:25:41
of the animals you tagged again? Yes. 00:25:46
It was 165 goats. 00:25:53
103 pigs. 00:25:57
47 sheep. 00:26:00
And 35 Dairy Heffers. 00:26:02
No stairs. 00:26:04
So ohh, I didn't bring this term. 00:26:06
42 steers and heifers. 00:26:10
Thank you. Yeah, I don't know. I don't well, you tag those in March, so I didn't put them down. But we definitely have some, don't 00:26:13
worry, we have, we have a few. 00:26:17
I'll let Chris go. 00:26:22
Hi everyone So as you know I started as a volunteer, a parent volunteer and then was your temporary FCS agent and now starting as 00:26:25
of July 3rd I am your family consumer science and for each agent. 00:26:31
So I will be servicing both youth and adults. 00:26:36
So far I've held various indoor exhibit workshops for our 4H members over the past month, including tie dye, T-shirts, jewelry and 00:26:39
making and scrapbooking. 00:26:44
I worked to compare the 4H indoor exhibits during the Valencia County Fair that's going to be held next week from the 21st of the 00:26:49
27th. I've attended a JAMS and Jelly session along with a tomato and salsa canning session. 00:26:55
And Bernalillo with their extension office to have more better understanding of how this program works and how I can bring it down 00:27:03
here to our community because I know canning is essential. 00:27:07
And we have a lot of people asking for that program down here in Valencia. 00:27:12
Umm. 00:27:17
I've also taken our canning master gauge and had it calibrated, and then I've had the unit tested so that I can test the canning 00:27:19
pressure lids for our county. And then I realized that the tubing on the unit was outdated, so I've sent that in so we can get all 00:27:25
that updated. 00:27:32
I've also. 00:27:40
Went with Heather over the summer. She was our intern and we put on the New Mexico 4H Dog School with several members of our 00:27:42
community. It was held in Albuquerque, NM. 00:27:47
And then we went to Albuquerque just recently and I was able to judge the photography exhibits for their indoor exhibits. 00:27:53
I have some upcoming programs for both youth and adults involving nutrition and canning that I'm working on. I have taking various 00:28:02
training. 00:28:07
That so I can offer to residents in the near future that is continuing my financial coaching along with. 00:28:12
I'm continuing my mental health for youth and I'm really excited to do that and bring that down here. 00:28:20
I'm also preparing a mini grant proposal with the New Mexico 4H. 00:28:26
Officers. 00:28:31
And to include healthy habits and healthy snacks in our Valencia county. 00:28:32
And then I am excited to have a group of youth participating at the State Fair this year at the New Mexico 4H Food Challenge 00:28:38
competition against other teams across New Mexico. 00:28:43
And as as Sierra alluded, we are hiring a seasoned icon specialist educator and she'll be starting October 2nd and she'll be 00:28:50
hitting the ground running as she was seasoned and she's been here before. So we're excited to add her to our team. Does anybody 00:28:55
have any questions for me? 00:29:01
All right. I'll have Josh step up. Thank you. 00:29:10
Good afternoon, commissioners. Thank you for having us in the agenda today. 00:29:22
So let's see, since we last met in April. 00:29:27
There's been a lot there, so I'm just going to crunch some numbers here as far as inquiries into the agricultural program and me 00:29:32
specifically as the agent in that program. 00:29:37
There's been 56 inquiries since April. 00:29:44
The number of field visits that. 00:29:47
Developed because of those calls to investigate further and what the issue is and what. 00:29:50
The producer or the residential community member is having is 30. 00:29:55
Also, I've established regular office hours at the extension office. These will be every Wednesday from 8:00 to noon. 00:30:01
So I'm there, present and physically present in case a community member needs to come in. 00:30:07
With an issue and discuss it with me or drop off a sample. 00:30:12
Umm. 00:30:16
The Master Gardener program is surely kicking off. We had our first Kickoff Luncheon. 00:30:18
To revamp and establish the. 00:30:23
Community and certified Master Gardeners for this county. 00:30:25
And that program to better serve this community and the various cities in this community. 00:30:29
So with that, we've had 25 visits by the Master Gardeners. 00:30:35
And currently we have 12 that are interested in the. 00:30:42
County to. 00:30:45
On the waiting list to get certified in the class starting two 2024 January. 00:30:48
So with that, I encourage others, if they're interested, to come and see me and talk if they are interested in becoming a 00:30:55
certified Master Gardener. 00:30:59
Have had two workshops or trainings offered. One was a plant diagnostics. 00:31:04
Diagnosing Plant Disorders Workshop and Seed Saving Workshop. 00:31:10
That occurred at the AG Science Center and also a fruit tree grafting workshop to show. 00:31:14
Various fruit tree producers, whether they're, you know, small backyard hobbyists or small acreage. 00:31:20
How to? 00:31:26
Graft with the budding graph technique to establish a different variety on an already established rootstock tree. 00:31:27
And let's see more about the Master Gardener program. 00:31:36
They have a new e-mail address. It's Valencia EMG, so that's extension Master Gardeners. That's what it stands for, 00:31:40
valenciaemg@nmsu.edu. 00:31:45
And we're also working on a more robust website that's coming up for them. 00:31:50
When it comes to community events, as you've already heard from Sierra, we participated in the Bosky Farms AG Appreciation Days. 00:31:56
May 18th and 19th and like you heard from her, it was similar for 400. 00:32:05
Greater than 400 students came through at least my activity, which was buggy. Bingo. 00:32:11
And it taught them insect life cycle really stages. 00:32:16
Insect life cycle stages for our pollinators and beneficial insects. 00:32:21
To help us produce these this food. 00:32:25
Then we also had a. 00:32:28
Our Explorer Day, which was held in Berlin on July 11th and that we had about 240 students come through our booth there. 00:32:31
I had a booth with buggy bingo, and so did the Master Gardeners. 00:32:38
Showing them different flower parts. 00:32:42
And just recently, the Agricultural Science Center Field Day. That was August 8th. 00:32:45
Which I participated in and the Master Gardeners, and there was a little more than 300 participants at that. 00:32:50
And that's located off of 314 on 1036 Miller Rd. where they conduct more of the NMSU research. 00:32:55
And. 00:33:02
We've also had five meetings. Myself and Master Gardeners have had five meetings with the. 00:33:05
Director of the Santa Ana Pueblo Native Plant Nursery in Bernalillo County. 00:33:10
And this is to establish a partnership. 00:33:14
For them to grow up some plants, some native pollinator and beneficial plants and also native adapted plants for the first annual 00:33:17
fall plant cell. 00:33:20
Which will be October 7th. 00:33:24
So that's coming. 00:33:27
That's all I have. 00:33:29
Is there any questions? 00:33:30
Mr. Chair, please go ahead. So with these extremely hot temperatures. 00:33:31
I know you work with the adults and the and mainly the farmers, yes. 00:33:36
How's our crops looking as far as this extreme weather and and the irrigation are are are they? 00:33:40
Seeing the downfall. 00:33:46
Most are looking good. I would say the majority are looking good, but yes, we've had a. 00:33:48
Record. 00:33:53
As y'all have experienced record. 00:33:54
Consecutive days of triple digits, which which is unusual according to the data for our county. 00:33:57
So. 00:34:04
Everything is very stressed, all the trees, the crops, but for the most part when I'm around I see healthy crops. 00:34:04
Good deal. 00:34:14
Yes, thank you. 00:34:16
Anything else, Commissioners? For comments, questions, Mr. Chair, just comment. 00:34:17
Josh has been very helpful. A few of those requests and site visits have been to our orchard. 00:34:23
We had some. 00:34:28
You know, bugs that nobody had ever seen before. You know, crazy stuff. And he did a really good job of getting samples off and it 00:34:30
does that identified. 00:34:33
And heat stress like you're talking about commissioners, we've we've seen some signs of heat stress, but. 00:34:40
Josh has been a very. 00:34:48
Very good asset to have in the county. 00:34:50
Been very helpful. Glad we got got an agent here. 00:34:54
I'm glad to serve. 00:34:57
The other commissioners. 00:34:59
This game, did you have anything else to close with? 00:35:02
I'm just going to give you guys these invites, but no, Josh has been a really good asset to our team. He's been doing site visits. 00:35:04
His knowledge base is really, really great. He's really good at trees and he probably has better words for that. But he's been 00:35:10
actually at a conference recertifying some of his certifications that he has so that he can serve us here in Valencia County. So 00:35:16
came back down here to go here and then and then through extension, we're going to run back this afternoon. But thank you guys and 00:35:21
I will hand these out to you. 00:35:27
Thank you so much. 00:35:33
Appreciate it. 00:35:40
Thank you. 00:35:42
OK. We'll move on to our action items. At this time, we need motion to adjourn as Board of County Commissioners and reconvene as 00:35:54
an indigent board. 00:35:57
Move. 00:36:01
Any discussion on the motion or the 2nd? 00:36:01
You'll be done Commission vote vote vote vote, vote yes. 00:36:05
OK. 00:36:12
This is Garcia. Go ahead. 00:36:13
Good evening, Mr. Chairman, Commissioners. 00:36:15
The following is a summer of activity for the month of August. 00:36:18
59 claims were submitted by 4 individuals of the public in the amount of 35,000. 00:36:21
$616.12. 00:36:26
Of which now $9097.69. 00:36:29
It's being submitted for consideration. 00:36:34
Reclaims were submitted for individuals of detention center. 00:36:37
In the amount of $1141.02. 00:36:41
Of which $285.25 it's being submitted for consideration. 00:36:45
For appeals in the amount of $3381.62. 00:36:52
62 claims. 00:36:58
Were submitted in the amount of $12,764.50 and $0.56. 00:37:00
The Algos Roadrunner Health Services Detention Center medical contract payment. 00:37:07
It's $49,543.30. 00:37:12
At $0.07. 00:37:15
The total amount for consideration from the indigent fund is 62,307. 00:37:18
In $0.93. 00:37:23
The indigent. 00:37:25
Fund balance sheet surplus as of August 8th. 00:37:27
Is. 00:37:31
$1,728,268.45. 00:37:32
And with that, I recommend approval. 00:37:39
Look inside. 00:37:41
Any questions of Miss Garcia? 00:37:42
There's there's one is a recommendation. 00:37:45
Chair. 00:37:47
Please, I'd like to make a motion to approve as presented. 00:37:48
2nd We have motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:37:51
There be no Commission reps You vote yes Bishop yes Bishop sparked. You vote yes vote yes is approved. 00:37:55
Thank you. Thank you. 00:38:01
Commissioners, I need a motion now to adjourn is. 00:38:04
Indigent board and record reconvene as Board of County Commissioners. We'll move second. 00:38:07
That motion the second for. 00:38:12
For approval to reconvene, is there any discussion on the motion to 2nd? 00:38:13
Will be known Commissioner Richardson vote vote vote vote, vote yes. 00:38:19
OK. 00:38:26
Item number eight Approval of recognition and recording of accounts payable and Payroll disbursements, Mr. Hill. 00:38:29
Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman, Commissioners. 00:38:36
Before I start the. 00:38:38
Disbursements I I just want to let you know that within your packet I did. 00:38:41
Please a couple of items and this is the one of them's the financial report for. 00:38:45
Fiscal year end 2023. 00:38:50
Fourth quarter report, it has been approved by local government division and they do require me to let you know that it was 00:38:54
approved. 00:38:57
And the second one is the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget that was submitted. They're they're under item 5, just so you know, I'm 00:39:01
sorry, item 5. 00:39:06
This was approved with a couple of slight changes that Department of Finance had me enter. 00:39:12
From the one that you. 00:39:21
Approved on July 31st. 00:39:23
The Line Forcement Protection Fund. 00:39:27
I budgeted $158,000 and the award is $152,000, so they had me change that. 00:39:31
Right away on the the final budget and also they created a new fund for line forcement recruitment and retention money that. 00:39:39
Come through to the different counties and they had me enter that amount in there also. Other than that, everything that you 00:39:48
approved on the 31st. 00:39:52
Remains the same. 00:39:56
OK. 00:39:58
Do you have any questions on that portion? 00:39:59
Go ahead. 00:40:04
OK, so I have two. 00:40:05
Accounts payable authorizations for your consideration. 00:40:08
The first one is for. 00:40:12
Disbursements paid from June 15th through June 30th, 2023. 00:40:14
In the amount of 3 million. 00:40:20
$944,859.72. 00:40:22
The second one is for. 00:40:28
Disbursements paid from July 1st through July 31st to 2000. 00:40:31
23 in the amount of $1,929,823.47. 00:40:37
And I just want to point out really quick between both of them. 00:40:44
A month and 1/2. 00:40:48
You know to close out the fiscal year in Oakland and you when we spend almost $5.4 million. So this is just a sign that even 00:40:49
though we save money that goes out that quickly when when we you were closing out of fiscal year. That's why we need to. 00:40:56
Be good stewards and. 00:41:04
Hold on to what money we can because it does go out quickly. 00:41:06
Just wanted to point that out. 00:41:11
Payroll authorizations. I have one for your consideration. 00:41:14
I'm sorry, I believe there's two of them. 00:41:18
OK, for wages paid on June 16th, 2023 in the amount amount of 903,000. 00:41:29
$525.17. 00:41:36
And the second one is for wages paid on June 30th, 2023 in the amount of $723,367.01. 00:41:40
And again, this is $1.6 million that went out. 00:41:51
So altogether out of the general operating fund 6.9 million, almost $7,000,000 went out the months of June and July. So you know, 00:41:55
just just. 00:42:00
Wanted to point that out that you know as quickly as it comes in, it can go out. So that's why we have to be very careful. 00:42:06
And with that, I stand for any questions and recommend approval of. 00:42:14
These items. 00:42:18
Any questions of Mr. Trujillo? 00:42:20
There's there's a recommendation. 00:42:24
Sure, I'd like to make a motion to approve. 00:42:27
As presented. 00:42:29
Second, have a motion and 2nd for approval Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 00:42:31
Are beginning to. Mr. Richardson, you vote yes. Commissioner Brazil, your vote yes. Mr. Sparked in your vote yes. You got your 00:42:35
vote Yes. Yes is approved or they are approved. Thank you. Thank you. 00:42:39
Item 9. 00:42:44
Loretta, did you have bars? 00:42:48
Yep. 00:42:50
At bars. 00:42:53
Thank you. 00:42:54
So I got one second let's OK, we'll get. 00:42:56
Let's get peace. Sign here. Thank you. You're running away. 00:43:00
Hmm. 00:43:11
OK, item nine, approval of of resolution state bars, Mr. Hill. 00:43:46
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, the bars that I am presenting to you today are mostly. 00:43:51
Related to grants. 00:43:56
And what we are doing on this bonuses, we're adjusting the ending cash balance, the ending balances. 00:43:58
For fiscal year in 2023, we're bringing those balances forward for the new fiscal year and we're also adding new grants that. 00:44:04
Have have come in in July. We're adding them to the budget also. There are two items in there from the general fund for the. 00:44:13
Animal control. They received a big donation, a state of of of an individual. 00:44:23
Very big donation and they're going to use that to fix their building and purchase a vehicle with that. 00:44:31
And with that, I recommend approval and stand for any questions you may have. 00:44:37
Any questions of Mr. here? 00:44:42
There be none as a recommendation. 00:44:46
Mr. Chair, I make a motion to approve. 00:44:47
Thank you. You have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion and a second? 00:44:50
Commissioner Richard, vote yes, vote yes, vote yes. You sure got your vote yes. I vote yes. They are approved. 00:44:55
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, this resolution is 20. 00:45:03
23-60 00:45:07
thank you. 00:45:10
Thank you. 00:45:11
OK. Item number 10 is an approved is approval of resolution, updating appraiser, certification compensation. 00:45:32
This is Dittmeyer. 00:45:39
Good evening Chairman and Commissioners and before you tonight with a resolution to increase the incentive pay for the appraisers 00:45:44
in the Assessors office. 00:45:48
In the legislative session this year. 00:45:54
Umm. 00:45:57
It was approved by the House and the Senate and signed by the governor to. 00:45:58
Umm. 00:46:02
Move each one of the appraiser levels to a little bit higher of an incentive pay. 00:46:03
They get one incentive pay when they get their first certification. Second they get another one. Third they get another one. 00:46:07
And then the highest is when they become state certified. 00:46:12
And so I'm just asking that you approve to raise their incentive pay we. 00:46:17
Did budget for this in our budgets this year, so it wouldn't be a surprise if it did get passed. 00:46:22
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, before you is, is the resolution that we've prepared that would increase the salary for 00:46:30
the incentive pay? 00:46:33
If you look under the now therefore section. 00:46:37
This board does need to determine whether it wants to. You know what amount it can go to. It can go up to the maximum. 00:46:40
And it needs to be. It can put any amount lower or up to the maximum, and you do need to make that determination. 00:46:47
Mr. Chairman, I may add also, please correct me if I'm wrong, we've always done the maximum. 00:46:54
Up to this point I believe. 00:47:00
In the past. 00:47:03
This board, Yeah, Yeah, absolutely. This is a matter of reference, right. And the amount that was budgeted was for the maximum. 00:47:04
Yes, Sir. 00:47:07
Correct. 00:47:11
OK. Commissioners, any questions on? 00:47:13
This resolution, Any comments, Mr. Chair, please? How many folks are eligible for this? 00:47:17
This actually we have right now a 9 appraisers but the way the IT was written this time all of the staff in the assessors office 00:47:22
who are including this sport support staff qualify. So that would be 14. 00:47:28
And all fourteen were budgeted correct. 00:47:39
Correct. 00:47:40
Any other questions, Commissioner? 00:47:43
There begins a recommendation. 00:47:47
Mr. Chair, I'll make a motion to approve. 00:47:49
At the maximum amount, Sir. OK, we have a motion to approve it. The maximum amount second. 00:47:51
Got the second key discussion on the motion of the 2nd. 00:47:55
To be none, Mr. Richeson vote. 00:47:59
Yes vote yes. You sparked in your vote yes. You heard on your vote yes vote yes. Thank you very much. 00:48:01
Mr. Chairman and Commissioners, this resolution is 2023 Dash 61. 00:48:08
OK. Item number 11, approval of MU with the link is because all these things are subcontract continuum coordinator Mr. Silva. 00:48:32
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission. 00:48:41
Good evening. 00:48:43
Again, we are requesting consideration of an MO U with Belen Consolidated schools. 00:48:44
Of the existing CYFD agreement. 00:48:49
The county is required to conduct fidelity checks. 00:48:52
On the evidence based alternative to detention programs that are funded with this agreement. 00:48:56
This MU will allow the Valencia County subcontracted Continuum Coordinator. 00:49:01
Permission to be on Berlin Consolidated School property. 00:49:06
When the programs are being conducted with H2 academic solutions. 00:49:10
This MU was presented to the Berlin School Board and signed by Superintendent Lauren Sanchez on July 25th, 2023. 00:49:15
The Continuum Coordinator position again is funded with the CFD agreement. 00:49:23
Through June 30th, 2024. 00:49:28
And the grants department will work closely. 00:49:30
To ensure quality assurance and all deliverables are being met. 00:49:33
With that being said, I respectfully request. 00:49:37
Approval of this item and I stand for any questions. 00:49:40
Any questions of Mr. Silva? 00:49:43
Mr. Chair. 00:49:44
Of. 00:49:46
I know this is with Glenn. Do we have a an MO U with laziness for any of these? 00:49:47
So, yes, I have been in conversation with Miss Michelle Romero, who's? 00:49:51
She's getting the newly hired Superintendent kind of up to date with the. 00:49:56
The matters at hand at the moment. 00:50:01
And then at the appropriate time they will make. 00:50:03
Time for us to visit with the Superintendent so we can have this same MU implemented. 00:50:06
OK. I just want to make sure that all our kids are taken care of. Thank you. 00:50:11
Any other questions? 00:50:15
There be none as a recommendation, Mr. Chair. 00:50:18
I'd like to make a motion to approve as presented. 00:50:21
Second, the motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:50:23
They've been here Commission Richardson vote yes. Mission because your vote yes. 00:50:27
For sparking your vote yes, you're done. Your vote yes I vote yes is approved. 00:50:31
OK. Item number 12 was tabled. 00:50:36
Item number 13. Approval of stated Mexico Public Education Department agreement. 00:50:39
Mr. Silva. 00:50:44
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission. 00:50:46
Again, we are asking consideration to approve the state of New Mexico Public Education Department Agreement 24. 00:50:48
924-0134.