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Good evening. Welcome. This is regular scheduled business to be in Valencia County Commission for July 3rd, 2024. Warden 00:00:17
Gutierrez, would you lead us in the pledge please? 00:00:22
To the flag in the United States of America. 00:00:30
To the public for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:00:34
Healthcare commissioners, you have the agenda before us this evening. Are there any changes to the agenda by fellow commissioners? 00:00:45
Users done staffing changes. 00:00:54
With that said, is there a motion to approve the agendas presented this evening? So moved you guys motion the second for approval. 00:00:56
Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? There'll be no Commissioner Rich in your vote. Commissioner Mazzelli. Vote yes is 00:01:02
approved as presented. Let's see, we've got two sets of minutes, 6/5/2024 business meeting and 6/12/2024 special business 00:01:09
speaking. I think everybody was present for both of those. Was anybody not present? 00:01:15
Is there a motion to approve both sets of minutes as presented this evening? 00:01:24
Still moved second and a motion the second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the second could be noon. Commission 00:01:28
rates of your vote Commissioner Pizzelli vote Commissioner sparked in your vote. I vote yes, they stand approved. OK, public 00:01:33
comment Jonathan or you know if we have any. 00:01:38
Thank you. 00:02:05
OK, Public comment, Ria Padilla Gutierrez, if you please, come forward and just state your name for the record, please. 00:02:09
I think you have a time. Yes, Sir. Thank you. 00:02:19
But he had helped him. 00:02:36
Let me have cataract surgery on the 17th. 00:02:45
It's like there's something like that. In any case, there was two issues I wanted to address. 00:02:49
Maybe not based on time, because I know I believe that I've been doing this disappear. 00:02:57
That was basically the two year. 00:03:05
I'm sorry. OK, That's great. 00:03:08
In any case, I said thank you for your time. 00:03:11
The the two year issue that we had a problem with was that people in the the residents of demand the voters when told about the 00:03:17
the two year change, we're not aware of that at all. Some said that they were had consistently voted for. 00:03:26
Decades literally without a break. So we didn't understand where that two year change. 00:03:35
Was coming from. The other issue was the. 00:03:43
I don't want to use the word tampering because that's a little stronger. I think that someone apparently unplugged a computer. 00:03:50
The day after or we're not even sure when. So we wanted to, to make sure that, that, that this board knew that there was not 00:04:00
nothing intentional about that. If in fact that happened. We, we, the people who run the, the, the, the, the building, the, the. 00:04:09
That the upkeep of the building. 00:04:20
Need to have the equipment from the elections board. 00:04:23
Pretty much out of there by, you know, at the very least Thursday and Friday. So there were times when we were having to call the 00:04:29
election board to say, can you please come and pick up your machines. So if there was anything that happened, it should have been 00:04:36
probably addressed a year ago or two years ago or whenever it happened. Otherwise we wouldn't be in a, in a situation where 00:04:42
there's some misunderstanding and some innuendo and some. 00:04:49
Accusations of that there was some some tampering going on with machines that in fact did not happen. So basically very brief. 00:04:57
Those are the two issues that I wanted, I wanted to address since I wasn't going to be here on the 17th and, and I would. 00:05:06
1st thank all the commissioners who did take my calls when this thing was getting very. 00:05:15
Critical, you know, because people. 00:05:23
Like the Tommy precinct to vote and and that would have been a A. 00:05:27
Inconvenient change for them to have to go somewhere else. And it's a visible place and, and we're hoping that the MOU would 00:05:34
include language that that has that says something to the effect that the machines need to be supervised maybe. 00:05:44
By the elections board person a little more closely to or whatever, we do what we can. 00:05:54
If you just wrap it up real quick, for sure, yeah, that's basically it. So yes, thank you. I just wanted to make those two points, 00:06:02
you know, for the record. Thank you. 00:06:07
That's all we had as far as public comment. We'll move on to item number 5, our discussion on agenda items. Commissioners, is 00:06:15
there anything you wish to bring up to the table this evening for discussion? Mr. Chair, please? I was invited last week to buy 00:06:21
MRGCD and the Bureau reclamation. I went on a tour. We visited the Elvato Dam project and and also got to go look at all of the 00:06:27
San Juan Chamber. 00:06:34
Project the the the tunnels and diversions up there, which is very interesting and I appreciate them inviting me I. 00:06:41
I think it's. 00:06:50
One important thing that we learned and that is that that repair project on Elvato Dam has been stopped. 00:06:51
Their original plan to fix it was not working and. 00:07:00
So they they pulled the plug on that project and and they. 00:07:04
Will be. 00:07:08
Going back to design and they're saying maybe three more years of design. 00:07:12
Before they start construction. 00:07:17
On new repair they do. 00:07:20
They are thinking that there will be some storage there, kind of minimal, maybe 20,000 acre feet. That's an 180,000 acre foot 00:07:23
reservoir. 00:07:27
But they are working and assured us that they will be getting alternate storage probably in Abiquiu reservoir for. 00:07:33
Or MRD CD's, native water. Anyways, it was a it was an interesting, an interesting two day trip. Had a good time and I appreciate 00:07:42
them inviting me. Great. Thanks for the update on that. Yeah, I heard that on elbow that they had pulled the plug and they're 00:07:49
redoing it. So is what it is. Yeah. Evidently. Commissioners, anything else? I would like to ask the chief with, with with the 00:07:56
fireworks going on, if there's any worry with we've had a lot of rain and I know we missed the 30 day. 00:08:03
Is there anything that we need to be worried about? 00:08:11
Leaving Chairman, Commissioners, that's a great question. We have been monitoring weather conditions. Luckily with the rain that 00:08:16
we've had, a lot of our large fuels are pretty heavily saturated. What we're worried about right now is going to be the just the 00:08:23
dry ground fuels. We're not supposed to get any more moisture tonight or at least about a 5% chance tomorrow should be in the mid 00:08:31
90s. So anything on the ground is going to dry up. So we do anticipate seeing some, you know ground fires but. 00:08:39
Nothing that's going to grow into any of these catastrophic fires that we've seen in the past. So our advice is always is use the 00:08:47
safe and sane fireworks. Anything you can buy at Walmart, Walgreens, Albertsons, those kind of things are what we recommend. Use 00:08:54
them on pavement if you can. If you don't have pavement, a dirt road or a cleared area, always have a water supply available and 00:09:02
keep small children away from them. But as far as fire risk, we, we feel pretty comfortable this year. 00:09:09
Thank you. 00:09:17
Appreciate it, Chair. Anything else guys? 00:09:18
OK, I'll bring up a couple things. A couple weeks ago we attended, I'm saying we several people from county attended the New 00:09:21
Mexico Counties Annual Conference in San Miguel County. San Miguel did a great job hosting it county. The conference itself was 00:09:29
very, very informative. We the commissioners affiliation itself. 00:09:36
Had some really great speakers earlier in the year. We had some elections for the commissioners affiliation. At the close of this 00:09:46
conference we had Miss Tina Dixon from Roosevelt County. She is now the chair of the commissioners affiliate. Vicki Marquardt of 00:09:51
Otero County is the vice chair. So they've taken over and I think it'll be real good with them. They're pretty, they're they're go 00:09:57
getters. So I know that we're in for for a rodeo at times, but it should be good. I think they'll do a really good job along with 00:10:02
that. 00:10:08
We had. 00:10:15
Mark Cage termed out or his term ended as president. We had Annie Hoagland from Curry County is a new president for the this 00:10:17
coming year from New Mexico counties. We have Miss Terry Fortner from San Juan County, but I'm sorry, San Juan County is a 00:10:23
president-elect. And Tina Dixon from Roosevelt found he was elected vice president, so that was good. Valencia County, as I said, 00:10:30
was well represented, well represented. 00:10:37
Valencia County did receive a Rep award. I think this was probably a third or fourth time in the year. 00:10:45
Like that, Jonathan, if you. 00:10:50
Yes, Sir. And for those that don't know what the Rep award is, it's a risk awareness program. It's to reduce the frequency and 00:10:51
severity of county claims. 00:10:56
Believe it was last year we hired Gabon is our risk manager. 00:11:01
And justice to kind of put into perspective what where we've come over the past year, they monitor trainings in the county. 00:11:06
That's employees taking trainings on risk. Last year we were well below 100 and he wanted to get us up to a top ten in the state. 00:11:16
As far as taking those trainings, we're somewhere in the mid 450 area. 00:11:27
And that's last year's members that's putting us like around 4th. 00:11:34
So we're taking big steps about reducing the risk in our county and getting those awards just it's pretty stellar. So I would like 00:11:38
to thank most definitely the employees of Valencia County and Gabe forgiveness on track doing that. We're we're bringing these rap 00:11:44
awards in rather quickly and and. 00:11:51
Looking really good at all the county conferences. 00:11:59
Thank you. And then just one other announcement, Clerk Milam received the New Mexico certified County Clerk award to the Mexico 00:12:02
Edge takes some effort to get to get through that and get those, those certificates and stuff. So I recognize you for that. And 00:12:09
Jonathan, was there anything else you wanted to bring up? Yes, Sir. There's there's a couple other announcements going along with 00:12:17
the county conference, you know, just due to the major fires we had last the last couple years in San Miguel County. 00:12:24
You know, we saw the burn scar there, but. 00:12:32
So the, the agenda, the main focus really of the meeting was, you know, fire and and I. 00:12:35
Flooding. 00:12:44
Well, just so happened the day that the conference started, the major fires in Ruidoso happened. So there was a lot of awareness 00:12:45
to that particular issue. Unfortunately, a lot of the people in Lincoln County had to leave due to the the fires, but it was a lot 00:12:53
of really good information regarding, you know, how you can harden your homes to fire danger, clean up the area around the place 00:13:00
so that you mitigate those fires reaching your properties. 00:13:08
A good friend from Chavez County, he has a summer home in in Alto. 00:13:16
And in his neighborhood, there's about 10 to 15 houses he took the steps to to harden his home. And two houses in that 00:13:25
neighborhood made it So there are things you can do to really mitigate, you know, losing property. There's there's instances where 00:13:32
it's not going to work at all just because the the fire threat is so the fields are so thick in those areas. But I'm doing what 00:13:39
you can. Is is was kind of the focus of the of the conference. 00:13:46
And you know, just going on the on the point of fires, you can't stress enough how professional. 00:13:54
Our fire department has come in the last several years, specifically under Chief Prop, but we were able to lend a quite a hand to 00:14:04
Lincoln County with the equipment that we got. 00:14:10
And I just want to thank Chief for, you know, responding to the our our fellow neighbors and, and. 00:14:17
He's still continuing to do that. So thank you, chief, for for reaching out to those folks and and providing them what we can. 00:14:25
It's a big thing. 00:14:29
Aside from that, we have a couple of grants coming through. We have AIT grant. 00:14:36
Tesla wanted me to mention it, but she's going to come to you with a later deal showing that we actually got the grant in hand, 00:14:44
but it's for broadband access and expansion. Got $100,000 out of that. So once we actually get it in hand, she'll come and tell us 00:14:50
what she'll plan to do with that particular grant. 00:14:57
And I believe the only thing I have left is committee report from Clerk Milan. 00:15:05
Good afternoon, Christian, Commissioners, legal counsel and assistant manager. 00:15:25
Jonathan Aragon, It's an honor and privilege to introduce my new Chief Deputy Clerk, Brenda Green. I'm going to let you let her 00:15:33
talk about what she's done in the past. Some of you folks do know her, some of you don't, but she's going to let you know what 00:15:40
she's done over her career in the government. 00:15:46
Thank you. 00:15:54
Every day. In addition to that, I've also recently. 00:16:26
Finished chairing the Clerk's affiliate for the past year and a half and serving the affiliate as treasurer since 2019. I 00:16:32
currently hold 4 certain New Mexico EDGE certificates, certified county supervisor, certified public supervisor, certified public 00:16:39
official, certified county clerk, and certified applicant of public ethics. I've also been involved in the legislative process 00:16:46
having served on the committees that have been drafting legislation. 00:16:54
That try and improve the functionality and clerk's offices and I've been involved in that for the last five years. I'm very 00:17:02
excited to come to Valencia County work in a large county and see how the functionality as clerks were all involved in doing the 00:17:08
same functions within our offices. But it does vary considerably from a small county such as where I'm coming from versus the 00:17:14
functionality in a large county. So I'm really excited to see how things roll in a big county and become part of the functionality 00:17:20
in the clerk's office and. 00:17:26
Continue to learn and improve my skills moving forward. So I'm very excited to have this opportunity to keep on doing what I enjoy 00:17:33
doing, which is I'm very passionate about county government and about the functionality in clerk's offices specifically. So this 00:17:39
is going to give me the opportunity to continue to do what I love to do for another 4 1/2 years. And with that, I stand for 00:17:45
questions. Commissioners, any questions? 00:17:50
Comments. 00:17:57
Here's your son. 00:18:00
Congratulations. We wish you the best. Thank you very much. I appreciate that. 00:18:02
Is there anything else, Sir? 00:18:10
I don't, I don't believe so. Anybody else as far as staff? 00:18:12
We have a few here on some other matters so. 00:18:17
Very good. OK, Well, we'll go ahead and move on to our action items. Action item number six is approval of a resolution, salary 00:18:21
and benefits of appointed officials. We have a Sheriff Denise Hill, he's going to be presenting that. Welcome. Thank you. 00:18:27
Good evening, Chairman and commissioners. I am here to request the approval of the resolution of salary and benefits of appointed 00:18:36
officials. This would be repealing and replacing Resolution 2022-102. It should have been in your pocket. If you need further, I 00:18:46
can talk about more of that. It would be basically a change in a pay scale for the undershirt and for the executive secretary. 00:18:56
So the percentages do not change from the last resolution, but the salaries based against the chief deputy salary would change. 00:19:06
And if anybody has any questions I will do the best I can to answer them. Any questions of Mr. Field? 00:19:19
Mr. Chairman, please, Sheriff, do you have a dollar amount of the increase in pay? 00:19:26
Well, let me see here. 00:19:34
Mr. Chair, while she's looking that up, what I can tell you about the reason for this is what it does is it alleviates wage 00:19:37
compression. 00:19:41
We just went through union negotiations and due to raises within that particular. 00:19:47
Faction it creates compression against the undersheriff and and those that don't get these increases. So the main reason for this 00:19:55
item today is. 00:20:01
Alleviating that wage compression, right? And based on the elections or the, you know, governor hasn't given raises for elected 00:20:08
officials the last two terms. So therefore it doesn't make sense to go against the wage of what the sheriff makes. 00:20:16
So that compression won't occur within the county how it has in the past. 00:20:26
And it would be roughly around $4.00 difference. We don't have a big dollar amount, but it's a doable amount. 00:20:31
Fisher say. Any questions? 00:20:40
Jonathan, did you want to expand a little bit on the budget? Yeah. And granted, Loretta is not here to help me out on this one 00:20:43
tonight, but we have been talking about this over the past week. It wasn't in our preliminary budget, but due to the the sheriff 00:20:49
and her team working stuff around in it and the manager's office and finance as well, we feel comfortable this is going to be fine 00:20:56
for the final budget. 00:21:03
Very good. OK, Commissioners, if there's no questions, is there a recommendation, please? 00:21:10
Here I'd like to make a motion to approve as presented Second. We have a motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion 00:21:17
of the 2nd? 00:21:20
There be no Commission, Richardson wrote. Yes, Commissioner, Buzzelli wrote. Yes, Commissioner, Sparked in your vote yes. I vote 00:21:24
yes. It is approved. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Commissioners, this resolution is 2024, Dash 38. 00:21:29
OK, item number seven, approval of an intergovernmental service services agreement with the City of Rio Communities for Law 00:21:56
Enforcement under score no. 00:22:00
German conditioners, thank you for your time. I'm sure you're all aware. Every year we have an agreement with real communities for 00:22:04
law enforcement services. 00:22:08
They did hire a chief of police and they have have one officer working for them. Did they get the second one now? So they're 00:22:11
they're working on hiring some more to get going, but they don't have enough coverage for 24/7. So this agreement will allow the 00:22:17
Sheriff's Office to continue to go over there and help them with coverage. It also allows them access to our radio frequency so 00:22:23
they can communicate with dispatching each other. 00:22:29
And in return. 00:22:36
Their their portion to the county is they're going to pay the county their LAPF money which is $95,000. 00:22:39
That would come to the county. 00:22:45
Standard contract we do every year. If you have any questions, any questions, sure, please. How is this going to affect The last 00:22:49
time you came before us, you told us that the Monday through Friday shift, we only had like 20 minutes of downtime to get reports 00:22:57
done. How is this going to affect our officers being able to do it when they're picking up? 00:23:04
So much more load. 00:23:13
It's not going to be any change because we're already picking that load up. We we have the current agreement that we're still 00:23:15
doing. This is the same agreement as last year. We just changed the terms of the payment and not the not the amount. So we're 00:23:20
still doing the same amount of calls. The only difference would be an actual decrease to us because they're looking at hiring more 00:23:26
employees. The more employees they hire, the less calls we take. 00:23:31
Are they going to do nights and weekends still? Are we, I'm sorry, are we going to still do nights and weekends? The schedule I 00:23:38
have right now from their chief or the city manager is there working Monday through Friday days. If they just hired a third 00:23:44
officer, I'm not sure what the person's status is and what their schedule is going to be, but that should change a little bit to 00:23:51
allow somebody to cover more of the day. What that'll be, I don't know. We'll have to work with the city on that. We did just 00:23:57
they're deploying. We're deploying 9 new. 00:24:03
They're getting off 50 old probably, what, two weeks, 3 weeks. So we should have nine more on the street to alleviate some of that 00:24:10
extra that we've been doing down there. But just judging from everything, basically, it's really been helpful for them to do their 00:24:17
daytime, whatever schedule they're doing. I mean, we'd really like for them to do a lot of nights, but it's worked out fairly well 00:24:24
and I don't see an impact. It was a bigger impact when we first started this, but it's probably less of an impact now. 00:24:32
OK. I was just wondering, 'cause you said our officers were way over work and it was really bad. 00:24:42
The services have remained the same so there's not an increase. If anything, by them hiring more it'll be a decrease in the amount 00:24:50
of service we require go to them. 00:24:54
OK. Is there any like doing the schedule or if they hired that third one, maybe they're doing weekends and cover let our guys have 00:24:58
a little bit of break they discussed it on. 00:25:03
Went to a meeting to about two Mondays ago and they discussed that they had one ending to be hired complete background. So that 00:25:08
person would probably we would hope you put on the next time schedule. 00:25:15
Thank you. 00:25:24
Anything else? 00:25:24
Any other questions? 00:25:26
OK, Mr. Snow, I believe that you recommend approval of this. Yes, Sir, I do. Commissioners is a recommendation. Mr. Chairman, I 00:25:29
move to approve as presented second motion, second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd to be done? Commissioner, 00:25:35
see your vote. Commissioner Bezel, your vote. Commissioner, spark on your vote and I vote yes is approved. Thank you. Thank you. 00:25:42
OK. Item number eight, approval of resolution disposition of capital assets, Mr. Porter. 00:26:11
Good evening, Chairman. Commissioners, what I have for you this evening is for your consideration is the approval of a resolution 00:26:20
for disposition of capital assets. These assets are actually new vehicles that were actually purchased on grants that Valencia 00:26:27
County was the the fiscal agent for for the city of our village of Oski Farms, excuse me, one of them is a OAP van, disability van 00:26:34
for the Older Americans program in Bosque Farms. 00:26:41
And then two of them are for police units for the Village of Oscar Farms as well. Like I said, these were just bought on on a 00:26:49
grant that Valencia County was the grant administrator for. So we're just, you know, requesting your approval to dispose of these 00:26:56
from Valencia County and transfer those to the village of Oski Farms so they can start utilizing those vehicles. 00:27:03
OK. Any questions, Mr. Porter? 00:27:11
Here's yours then as a recommendation. 00:27:15
Paradox make a motion to approve 2nd. I have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:27:17
Beginning Commissioner Richardson wrote Yes, yes is approved. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chairman and Commissions. This resolution 00:27:23
is 2024 Dash 39. 00:27:28
Yeah. 00:27:43
I. 00:27:51
Any questions working Gutierrez. 00:28:30
There's none. 00:28:34
Mr. Silva, is there anything you wish to add to that? 00:28:36
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, thank you again. This awarded amount would be in the amount of $175,000 and it does have a one year 00:28:40
agreement that expires on June 30th, 2025. The Grants Department is ready and looking forward to working with the jail to meet any 00:28:47
reporting requirements for this award. 00:28:53
Thank you very much. 00:29:00
OK, Commissioner, is there a recommendation on this chair? I'd like to make a motion to approve it. Second, I have a motion and 00:29:02
2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:29:06
There be none. Commissioner Rich in your vote yes. Fisher, bizarre. Vote yes. Commissioner Spark, in your vote yes. I vote yes. It 00:29:11
is approved. 00:29:13
Thank you. 00:29:17
OK. 00:29:26
OK, that's. 00:29:27
Item 10 Consideration to accept Building Bridges grant for FY20 25 again Mr. Warden Gutierrez. 00:29:29
Injectable buprenorphine, which will help with, of course, the addiction to opioids. So of course, I come in front of you guys to 00:30:11
approve that grant for the crime. I'm sorry for the Department of Justice building bridges. 00:30:17
Any questions? Where do you get yours, Mr. Chair? There wasn't much in the package on this. Are we going to have any kind of match 00:30:25
on this or is there anything like it's going to be for the 250,000? So it'll be spent out with the position that's already 00:30:30
budgeted and then for the bulk amount of medications? 00:30:36
Mr. Chairman, Commissioner Bozell, thank you. So there is no particular match required at this grant agreement. It does come with 00:30:44
a heavy load of reporting that's required, but Warden Gutierrez and myself have been graciously invited to partake with the 00:30:51
Building Bridges team. We did go to Washington, DC in October and again in March. So the team at the Building Bridges is working 00:30:58
with us hand in hand to make sure that we meet the deliverables and the requirements of this contract. 00:31:05
The the good thing about this particular agreement is now that we are that we've completed the training part of the agreement, it 00:31:13
has been opened up so that we can request this funding in which we are requesting your consideration and approval on. But it does 00:31:21
allow us to then be eligible for the next two years to receive continued funding for this position and or anything further that 00:31:29
the Warden might need for the MAT implementation that would be the bulk purchase of approved MAP. 00:31:36
Medications in addition to like I said, the next couple of years it would be open up to potentially supplies, other equipment that 00:31:46
might be needed once we get through this initial, this initial project with the new hire of this position. 00:31:54
So is this going to be like another full time position? So like the previous steps, you know, where it's like a five year program 00:32:03
where they pick up for the first year, second year and it keeps going down? 00:32:09
Commissioner Bozell No, it would actually be a fully funded there would be no step down like typical COPS application or grant 00:32:17
award. So be it that we meet the reporting requirements and show that we really are here to do business. We would be eligible to 00:32:25
request additional funding for this position in FY20, 6 and 27. 00:32:33
Thank you. 00:32:41
Any other questions? 00:32:43
Is a recommendation please? Mr. Chair? I'd like to make a motion to approve 2nd. I have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any 00:32:46
discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:32:49
Richardson, your vote yes. Mr. Sparkling, your vote yes is approved. Thank you, guys. Thank you. 00:32:54
Mr. Chair, will y'all sign this I? 00:33:04
Take another moment to highlight. 00:33:07
Our our wonderful team here during the county conference, the managers and the detention had a joint meeting and they were 00:33:11
discussing just this map. I wasn't exactly sure what it was, so I filled in Grace Phillips, who's a wealth of knowledge and 00:33:19
detention centers. She was leading the the the talk and she leaned on on Warden Gutierrez quite a bit in that meeting. 00:33:28
He had. 00:33:39
Many answers that even she didn't have. 00:33:40
And, and it shows that he's really taken pride in the things he's he's doing in his in his detention facility. Obviously with the 00:33:44
with the expansion, he's really involved with that as well. So it just goes to show our employees here in Valencia County are 00:33:50
pretty top notch and. 00:33:56
The things that they do, they. 00:34:04
You may not see that I'm watching them, but they're they're doing great things out in in front of their peers and stuff like that. 00:34:07
And again. 00:34:11
Warren Gutierrez and. 00:34:18
Is. 00:34:21
Forgetting for getting his title, but. 00:34:25
They were definitely wealth of knowledge in those meetings. So I just want to congratulate them on their on their efforts there. 00:34:28
Very good. Thank you for sharing that. 00:34:36
Anything else, Commissioners? OK, we'll go ahead and move on. Item number 11 is a resolution recommending Duncan Berry to be 00:34:39
appointed to District 5 vacancy of the Border County Commissioners. Mr. Peter. Mr. Chairman, members of the board, thank you. And 00:34:46
last week's news bulletin article, Julia reported that the governor is accepting recommendations from this board for the District 00:34:53
5 vacancy you have before your draft resolution. 00:35:01
Recommending the appointment of Dante Berry. As noted in the draft resolution, Dante Berry is the only candidate to file to run in 00:35:10
the November election and he will be our Commissioner come November after the election. And so for the purposes of continuity and 00:35:16
consistency and operations, we recommend or the resolution before the Board is to recommend the appointment of Commissioner Berry 00:35:22
to the Board. 00:35:28
Richards, any questions? 00:35:35
There be none. Is there a recommendation? 00:35:38
Mr. Chair, we have Dante Berry here. 00:35:40
Would you allow him to speak? If you'd like to come before us, that would be fine. Thank you. 00:35:44
Thank you, Mr. Chair. Commissioners, I am greatly honored for the recommendation to be approved. Very excited to get started. And 00:35:52
you know, if if there's anything that you guys need from me on this part, Dave, please let me know. I've reached out a few times 00:36:02
to the governor's office and haven't gotten anything in response and due to Julie's article. 00:36:13
I did want to wait until this resolution was put forward, but if if there's anything required of me to reach out, I'm happy to do 00:36:24
that as well. 00:36:28
Thank you. 00:36:33
Thank you. 00:36:34
OK. Is there a recommendation please? Chair? I'd like to make a motion to approve 2nd. I have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any 00:36:35
discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:36:39
There'd be no Commission. Rich in your vote yes. Commissioner Buzzell, your vote yes. Commissioner Sparks, in your vote, can I 00:36:45
vote yes as approved now it's approved. I'd just like to thank you for the inquiries you've made to us and for being so proactive, 00:36:52
trying to do your own research to be able to submit a letter of interest. And we're finally at that point. So congratulations, We 00:36:59
know you'll be sitting here in a few months. And again, thank you for for your efforts and being proactive to make this happen. 00:37:06
Mr. Truman, before we move on to the next item, I might just ask that this resolution, along with Mr. Berry's resume, be submitted 00:37:15
to the governor's office as soon as we can, maybe tonight or tomorrow. Thank you. 00:37:20
Thank you. We can do that. 00:37:26
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, this resolution is 2024 Dash 40. 00:37:28
Already, Commissioners are at the point of our agenda, the calls for an executive session. Mr. ***** would you please announce 00:37:54
that? 00:37:56
Mr. Chairman, pursuant to section 1015, one H, the following matters may be discussed in closed session. Pursuant to 10:15, one H5 00:38:01
asks me which is collective bargaining and will be ask me blue color. 00:38:07
Very good. With that said, is there a motion to go into executive session for the stated reasons and the second day discussion on 00:38:15
the motion of the 2nd? 00:38:19
The beginning Commission. Richardson. 00:38:24
Your vote? I vote yes. We will report up shortly. Thank you. 00:38:27
And twelve approval of collective bargaining agreement with the AFSCME blue collar and. 00:38:31
Mr. Board, as we discuss the executive session, you had before you a draft collective bargaining agreement with ASK ME and we 00:38:39
recommend approval. 00:38:43
Any questions, Commissioners? 00:38:48
There begun as a recommendation. 00:38:51
Second, you have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:38:54
To be going to Mr. Richardson, your vote yes. Mr. Bizarre, vote. In your vote, I vote yes. 00:38:59
It is approved. 00:39:05
OK, got a couple of upcoming meetings to announce July 17, 2024. 00:39:28
We'll have our public hearing business meeting 5:00 here in the chambers, also via Facebook Live, August 7/20/24. 00:39:33
The business meetings, 5:00 PM here in the chambers and also via Facebook Live. Commissioners, are there any closing comments? 00:39:40
Does everybody have before Happy 4th? Everybody be safe out there. With that said, we are adjourned. Thank you all. 00:39:48
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I thought we're good, thank. 00:00:09
Are we good, Tessa? 00:00:11
Yes, Sir. 00:00:13
OK. 00:00:16
Good evening. Welcome. This is regular scheduled business to be in Valencia County Commission for July 3rd, 2024. Warden 00:00:17
Gutierrez, would you lead us in the pledge please? 00:00:22
To the flag in the United States of America. 00:00:30
To the public for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:00:34
Healthcare commissioners, you have the agenda before us this evening. Are there any changes to the agenda by fellow commissioners? 00:00:45
Users done staffing changes. 00:00:54
With that said, is there a motion to approve the agendas presented this evening? So moved you guys motion the second for approval. 00:00:56
Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? There'll be no Commissioner Rich in your vote. Commissioner Mazzelli. Vote yes is 00:01:02
approved as presented. Let's see, we've got two sets of minutes, 6/5/2024 business meeting and 6/12/2024 special business 00:01:09
speaking. I think everybody was present for both of those. Was anybody not present? 00:01:15
Is there a motion to approve both sets of minutes as presented this evening? 00:01:24
Still moved second and a motion the second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the second could be noon. Commission 00:01:28
rates of your vote Commissioner Pizzelli vote Commissioner sparked in your vote. I vote yes, they stand approved. OK, public 00:01:33
comment Jonathan or you know if we have any. 00:01:38
Thank you. 00:02:05
OK, Public comment, Ria Padilla Gutierrez, if you please, come forward and just state your name for the record, please. 00:02:09
I think you have a time. Yes, Sir. Thank you. 00:02:19
But he had helped him. 00:02:36
Let me have cataract surgery on the 17th. 00:02:45
It's like there's something like that. In any case, there was two issues I wanted to address. 00:02:49
Maybe not based on time, because I know I believe that I've been doing this disappear. 00:02:57
That was basically the two year. 00:03:05
I'm sorry. OK, That's great. 00:03:08
In any case, I said thank you for your time. 00:03:11
The the two year issue that we had a problem with was that people in the the residents of demand the voters when told about the 00:03:17
the two year change, we're not aware of that at all. Some said that they were had consistently voted for. 00:03:26
Decades literally without a break. So we didn't understand where that two year change. 00:03:35
Was coming from. The other issue was the. 00:03:43
I don't want to use the word tampering because that's a little stronger. I think that someone apparently unplugged a computer. 00:03:50
The day after or we're not even sure when. So we wanted to, to make sure that, that, that this board knew that there was not 00:04:00
nothing intentional about that. If in fact that happened. We, we, the people who run the, the, the, the, the building, the, the. 00:04:09
That the upkeep of the building. 00:04:20
Need to have the equipment from the elections board. 00:04:23
Pretty much out of there by, you know, at the very least Thursday and Friday. So there were times when we were having to call the 00:04:29
election board to say, can you please come and pick up your machines. So if there was anything that happened, it should have been 00:04:36
probably addressed a year ago or two years ago or whenever it happened. Otherwise we wouldn't be in a, in a situation where 00:04:42
there's some misunderstanding and some innuendo and some. 00:04:49
Accusations of that there was some some tampering going on with machines that in fact did not happen. So basically very brief. 00:04:57
Those are the two issues that I wanted, I wanted to address since I wasn't going to be here on the 17th and, and I would. 00:05:06
1st thank all the commissioners who did take my calls when this thing was getting very. 00:05:15
Critical, you know, because people. 00:05:23
Like the Tommy precinct to vote and and that would have been a A. 00:05:27
Inconvenient change for them to have to go somewhere else. And it's a visible place and, and we're hoping that the MOU would 00:05:34
include language that that has that says something to the effect that the machines need to be supervised maybe. 00:05:44
By the elections board person a little more closely to or whatever, we do what we can. 00:05:54
If you just wrap it up real quick, for sure, yeah, that's basically it. So yes, thank you. I just wanted to make those two points, 00:06:02
you know, for the record. Thank you. 00:06:07
That's all we had as far as public comment. We'll move on to item number 5, our discussion on agenda items. Commissioners, is 00:06:15
there anything you wish to bring up to the table this evening for discussion? Mr. Chair, please? I was invited last week to buy 00:06:21
MRGCD and the Bureau reclamation. I went on a tour. We visited the Elvato Dam project and and also got to go look at all of the 00:06:27
San Juan Chamber. 00:06:34
Project the the the tunnels and diversions up there, which is very interesting and I appreciate them inviting me I. 00:06:41
I think it's. 00:06:50
One important thing that we learned and that is that that repair project on Elvato Dam has been stopped. 00:06:51
Their original plan to fix it was not working and. 00:07:00
So they they pulled the plug on that project and and they. 00:07:04
Will be. 00:07:08
Going back to design and they're saying maybe three more years of design. 00:07:12
Before they start construction. 00:07:17
On new repair they do. 00:07:20
They are thinking that there will be some storage there, kind of minimal, maybe 20,000 acre feet. That's an 180,000 acre foot 00:07:23
reservoir. 00:07:27
But they are working and assured us that they will be getting alternate storage probably in Abiquiu reservoir for. 00:07:33
Or MRD CD's, native water. Anyways, it was a it was an interesting, an interesting two day trip. Had a good time and I appreciate 00:07:42
them inviting me. Great. Thanks for the update on that. Yeah, I heard that on elbow that they had pulled the plug and they're 00:07:49
redoing it. So is what it is. Yeah. Evidently. Commissioners, anything else? I would like to ask the chief with, with with the 00:07:56
fireworks going on, if there's any worry with we've had a lot of rain and I know we missed the 30 day. 00:08:03
Is there anything that we need to be worried about? 00:08:11
Leaving Chairman, Commissioners, that's a great question. We have been monitoring weather conditions. Luckily with the rain that 00:08:16
we've had, a lot of our large fuels are pretty heavily saturated. What we're worried about right now is going to be the just the 00:08:23
dry ground fuels. We're not supposed to get any more moisture tonight or at least about a 5% chance tomorrow should be in the mid 00:08:31
90s. So anything on the ground is going to dry up. So we do anticipate seeing some, you know ground fires but. 00:08:39
Nothing that's going to grow into any of these catastrophic fires that we've seen in the past. So our advice is always is use the 00:08:47
safe and sane fireworks. Anything you can buy at Walmart, Walgreens, Albertsons, those kind of things are what we recommend. Use 00:08:54
them on pavement if you can. If you don't have pavement, a dirt road or a cleared area, always have a water supply available and 00:09:02
keep small children away from them. But as far as fire risk, we, we feel pretty comfortable this year. 00:09:09
Thank you. 00:09:17
Appreciate it, Chair. Anything else guys? 00:09:18
OK, I'll bring up a couple things. A couple weeks ago we attended, I'm saying we several people from county attended the New 00:09:21
Mexico Counties Annual Conference in San Miguel County. San Miguel did a great job hosting it county. The conference itself was 00:09:29
very, very informative. We the commissioners affiliation itself. 00:09:36
Had some really great speakers earlier in the year. We had some elections for the commissioners affiliation. At the close of this 00:09:46
conference we had Miss Tina Dixon from Roosevelt County. She is now the chair of the commissioners affiliate. Vicki Marquardt of 00:09:51
Otero County is the vice chair. So they've taken over and I think it'll be real good with them. They're pretty, they're they're go 00:09:57
getters. So I know that we're in for for a rodeo at times, but it should be good. I think they'll do a really good job along with 00:10:02
that. 00:10:08
We had. 00:10:15
Mark Cage termed out or his term ended as president. We had Annie Hoagland from Curry County is a new president for the this 00:10:17
coming year from New Mexico counties. We have Miss Terry Fortner from San Juan County, but I'm sorry, San Juan County is a 00:10:23
president-elect. And Tina Dixon from Roosevelt found he was elected vice president, so that was good. Valencia County, as I said, 00:10:30
was well represented, well represented. 00:10:37
Valencia County did receive a Rep award. I think this was probably a third or fourth time in the year. 00:10:45
Like that, Jonathan, if you. 00:10:50
Yes, Sir. And for those that don't know what the Rep award is, it's a risk awareness program. It's to reduce the frequency and 00:10:51
severity of county claims. 00:10:56
Believe it was last year we hired Gabon is our risk manager. 00:11:01
And justice to kind of put into perspective what where we've come over the past year, they monitor trainings in the county. 00:11:06
That's employees taking trainings on risk. Last year we were well below 100 and he wanted to get us up to a top ten in the state. 00:11:16
As far as taking those trainings, we're somewhere in the mid 450 area. 00:11:27
And that's last year's members that's putting us like around 4th. 00:11:34
So we're taking big steps about reducing the risk in our county and getting those awards just it's pretty stellar. So I would like 00:11:38
to thank most definitely the employees of Valencia County and Gabe forgiveness on track doing that. We're we're bringing these rap 00:11:44
awards in rather quickly and and. 00:11:51
Looking really good at all the county conferences. 00:11:59
Thank you. And then just one other announcement, Clerk Milam received the New Mexico certified County Clerk award to the Mexico 00:12:02
Edge takes some effort to get to get through that and get those, those certificates and stuff. So I recognize you for that. And 00:12:09
Jonathan, was there anything else you wanted to bring up? Yes, Sir. There's there's a couple other announcements going along with 00:12:17
the county conference, you know, just due to the major fires we had last the last couple years in San Miguel County. 00:12:24
You know, we saw the burn scar there, but. 00:12:32
So the, the agenda, the main focus really of the meeting was, you know, fire and and I. 00:12:35
Flooding. 00:12:44
Well, just so happened the day that the conference started, the major fires in Ruidoso happened. So there was a lot of awareness 00:12:45
to that particular issue. Unfortunately, a lot of the people in Lincoln County had to leave due to the the fires, but it was a lot 00:12:53
of really good information regarding, you know, how you can harden your homes to fire danger, clean up the area around the place 00:13:00
so that you mitigate those fires reaching your properties. 00:13:08
A good friend from Chavez County, he has a summer home in in Alto. 00:13:16
And in his neighborhood, there's about 10 to 15 houses he took the steps to to harden his home. And two houses in that 00:13:25
neighborhood made it So there are things you can do to really mitigate, you know, losing property. There's there's instances where 00:13:32
it's not going to work at all just because the the fire threat is so the fields are so thick in those areas. But I'm doing what 00:13:39
you can. Is is was kind of the focus of the of the conference. 00:13:46
And you know, just going on the on the point of fires, you can't stress enough how professional. 00:13:54
Our fire department has come in the last several years, specifically under Chief Prop, but we were able to lend a quite a hand to 00:14:04
Lincoln County with the equipment that we got. 00:14:10
And I just want to thank Chief for, you know, responding to the our our fellow neighbors and, and. 00:14:17
He's still continuing to do that. So thank you, chief, for for reaching out to those folks and and providing them what we can. 00:14:25
It's a big thing. 00:14:29
Aside from that, we have a couple of grants coming through. We have AIT grant. 00:14:36
Tesla wanted me to mention it, but she's going to come to you with a later deal showing that we actually got the grant in hand, 00:14:44
but it's for broadband access and expansion. Got $100,000 out of that. So once we actually get it in hand, she'll come and tell us 00:14:50
what she'll plan to do with that particular grant. 00:14:57
And I believe the only thing I have left is committee report from Clerk Milan. 00:15:05
Good afternoon, Christian, Commissioners, legal counsel and assistant manager. 00:15:25
Jonathan Aragon, It's an honor and privilege to introduce my new Chief Deputy Clerk, Brenda Green. I'm going to let you let her 00:15:33
talk about what she's done in the past. Some of you folks do know her, some of you don't, but she's going to let you know what 00:15:40
she's done over her career in the government. 00:15:46
Thank you. 00:15:54
Every day. In addition to that, I've also recently. 00:16:26
Finished chairing the Clerk's affiliate for the past year and a half and serving the affiliate as treasurer since 2019. I 00:16:32
currently hold 4 certain New Mexico EDGE certificates, certified county supervisor, certified public supervisor, certified public 00:16:39
official, certified county clerk, and certified applicant of public ethics. I've also been involved in the legislative process 00:16:46
having served on the committees that have been drafting legislation. 00:16:54
That try and improve the functionality and clerk's offices and I've been involved in that for the last five years. I'm very 00:17:02
excited to come to Valencia County work in a large county and see how the functionality as clerks were all involved in doing the 00:17:08
same functions within our offices. But it does vary considerably from a small county such as where I'm coming from versus the 00:17:14
functionality in a large county. So I'm really excited to see how things roll in a big county and become part of the functionality 00:17:20
in the clerk's office and. 00:17:26
Continue to learn and improve my skills moving forward. So I'm very excited to have this opportunity to keep on doing what I enjoy 00:17:33
doing, which is I'm very passionate about county government and about the functionality in clerk's offices specifically. So this 00:17:39
is going to give me the opportunity to continue to do what I love to do for another 4 1/2 years. And with that, I stand for 00:17:45
questions. Commissioners, any questions? 00:17:50
Comments. 00:17:57
Here's your son. 00:18:00
Congratulations. We wish you the best. Thank you very much. I appreciate that. 00:18:02
Is there anything else, Sir? 00:18:10
I don't, I don't believe so. Anybody else as far as staff? 00:18:12
We have a few here on some other matters so. 00:18:17
Very good. OK, Well, we'll go ahead and move on to our action items. Action item number six is approval of a resolution, salary 00:18:21
and benefits of appointed officials. We have a Sheriff Denise Hill, he's going to be presenting that. Welcome. Thank you. 00:18:27
Good evening, Chairman and commissioners. I am here to request the approval of the resolution of salary and benefits of appointed 00:18:36
officials. This would be repealing and replacing Resolution 2022-102. It should have been in your pocket. If you need further, I 00:18:46
can talk about more of that. It would be basically a change in a pay scale for the undershirt and for the executive secretary. 00:18:56
So the percentages do not change from the last resolution, but the salaries based against the chief deputy salary would change. 00:19:06
And if anybody has any questions I will do the best I can to answer them. Any questions of Mr. Field? 00:19:19
Mr. Chairman, please, Sheriff, do you have a dollar amount of the increase in pay? 00:19:26
Well, let me see here. 00:19:34
Mr. Chair, while she's looking that up, what I can tell you about the reason for this is what it does is it alleviates wage 00:19:37
compression. 00:19:41
We just went through union negotiations and due to raises within that particular. 00:19:47
Faction it creates compression against the undersheriff and and those that don't get these increases. So the main reason for this 00:19:55
item today is. 00:20:01
Alleviating that wage compression, right? And based on the elections or the, you know, governor hasn't given raises for elected 00:20:08
officials the last two terms. So therefore it doesn't make sense to go against the wage of what the sheriff makes. 00:20:16
So that compression won't occur within the county how it has in the past. 00:20:26
And it would be roughly around $4.00 difference. We don't have a big dollar amount, but it's a doable amount. 00:20:31
Fisher say. Any questions? 00:20:40
Jonathan, did you want to expand a little bit on the budget? Yeah. And granted, Loretta is not here to help me out on this one 00:20:43
tonight, but we have been talking about this over the past week. It wasn't in our preliminary budget, but due to the the sheriff 00:20:49
and her team working stuff around in it and the manager's office and finance as well, we feel comfortable this is going to be fine 00:20:56
for the final budget. 00:21:03
Very good. OK, Commissioners, if there's no questions, is there a recommendation, please? 00:21:10
Here I'd like to make a motion to approve as presented Second. We have a motion second for approval. Any discussion on the motion 00:21:17
of the 2nd? 00:21:20
There be no Commission, Richardson wrote. Yes, Commissioner, Buzzelli wrote. Yes, Commissioner, Sparked in your vote yes. I vote 00:21:24
yes. It is approved. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Commissioners, this resolution is 2024, Dash 38. 00:21:29
OK, item number seven, approval of an intergovernmental service services agreement with the City of Rio Communities for Law 00:21:56
Enforcement under score no. 00:22:00
German conditioners, thank you for your time. I'm sure you're all aware. Every year we have an agreement with real communities for 00:22:04
law enforcement services. 00:22:08
They did hire a chief of police and they have have one officer working for them. Did they get the second one now? So they're 00:22:11
they're working on hiring some more to get going, but they don't have enough coverage for 24/7. So this agreement will allow the 00:22:17
Sheriff's Office to continue to go over there and help them with coverage. It also allows them access to our radio frequency so 00:22:23
they can communicate with dispatching each other. 00:22:29
And in return. 00:22:36
Their their portion to the county is they're going to pay the county their LAPF money which is $95,000. 00:22:39
That would come to the county. 00:22:45
Standard contract we do every year. If you have any questions, any questions, sure, please. How is this going to affect The last 00:22:49
time you came before us, you told us that the Monday through Friday shift, we only had like 20 minutes of downtime to get reports 00:22:57
done. How is this going to affect our officers being able to do it when they're picking up? 00:23:04
So much more load. 00:23:13
It's not going to be any change because we're already picking that load up. We we have the current agreement that we're still 00:23:15
doing. This is the same agreement as last year. We just changed the terms of the payment and not the not the amount. So we're 00:23:20
still doing the same amount of calls. The only difference would be an actual decrease to us because they're looking at hiring more 00:23:26
employees. The more employees they hire, the less calls we take. 00:23:31
Are they going to do nights and weekends still? Are we, I'm sorry, are we going to still do nights and weekends? The schedule I 00:23:38
have right now from their chief or the city manager is there working Monday through Friday days. If they just hired a third 00:23:44
officer, I'm not sure what the person's status is and what their schedule is going to be, but that should change a little bit to 00:23:51
allow somebody to cover more of the day. What that'll be, I don't know. We'll have to work with the city on that. We did just 00:23:57
they're deploying. We're deploying 9 new. 00:24:03
They're getting off 50 old probably, what, two weeks, 3 weeks. So we should have nine more on the street to alleviate some of that 00:24:10
extra that we've been doing down there. But just judging from everything, basically, it's really been helpful for them to do their 00:24:17
daytime, whatever schedule they're doing. I mean, we'd really like for them to do a lot of nights, but it's worked out fairly well 00:24:24
and I don't see an impact. It was a bigger impact when we first started this, but it's probably less of an impact now. 00:24:32
OK. I was just wondering, 'cause you said our officers were way over work and it was really bad. 00:24:42
The services have remained the same so there's not an increase. If anything, by them hiring more it'll be a decrease in the amount 00:24:50
of service we require go to them. 00:24:54
OK. Is there any like doing the schedule or if they hired that third one, maybe they're doing weekends and cover let our guys have 00:24:58
a little bit of break they discussed it on. 00:25:03
Went to a meeting to about two Mondays ago and they discussed that they had one ending to be hired complete background. So that 00:25:08
person would probably we would hope you put on the next time schedule. 00:25:15
Thank you. 00:25:24
Anything else? 00:25:24
Any other questions? 00:25:26
OK, Mr. Snow, I believe that you recommend approval of this. Yes, Sir, I do. Commissioners is a recommendation. Mr. Chairman, I 00:25:29
move to approve as presented second motion, second for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd to be done? Commissioner, 00:25:35
see your vote. Commissioner Bezel, your vote. Commissioner, spark on your vote and I vote yes is approved. Thank you. Thank you. 00:25:42
OK. Item number eight, approval of resolution disposition of capital assets, Mr. Porter. 00:26:11
Good evening, Chairman. Commissioners, what I have for you this evening is for your consideration is the approval of a resolution 00:26:20
for disposition of capital assets. These assets are actually new vehicles that were actually purchased on grants that Valencia 00:26:27
County was the the fiscal agent for for the city of our village of Oski Farms, excuse me, one of them is a OAP van, disability van 00:26:34
for the Older Americans program in Bosque Farms. 00:26:41
And then two of them are for police units for the Village of Oscar Farms as well. Like I said, these were just bought on on a 00:26:49
grant that Valencia County was the grant administrator for. So we're just, you know, requesting your approval to dispose of these 00:26:56
from Valencia County and transfer those to the village of Oski Farms so they can start utilizing those vehicles. 00:27:03
OK. Any questions, Mr. Porter? 00:27:11
Here's yours then as a recommendation. 00:27:15
Paradox make a motion to approve 2nd. I have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:27:17
Beginning Commissioner Richardson wrote Yes, yes is approved. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chairman and Commissions. This resolution 00:27:23
is 2024 Dash 39. 00:27:28
Yeah. 00:27:43
I. 00:27:51
Any questions working Gutierrez. 00:28:30
There's none. 00:28:34
Mr. Silva, is there anything you wish to add to that? 00:28:36
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, thank you again. This awarded amount would be in the amount of $175,000 and it does have a one year 00:28:40
agreement that expires on June 30th, 2025. The Grants Department is ready and looking forward to working with the jail to meet any 00:28:47
reporting requirements for this award. 00:28:53
Thank you very much. 00:29:00
OK, Commissioner, is there a recommendation on this chair? I'd like to make a motion to approve it. Second, I have a motion and 00:29:02
2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:29:06
There be none. Commissioner Rich in your vote yes. Fisher, bizarre. Vote yes. Commissioner Spark, in your vote yes. I vote yes. It 00:29:11
is approved. 00:29:13
Thank you. 00:29:17
OK. 00:29:26
OK, that's. 00:29:27
Item 10 Consideration to accept Building Bridges grant for FY20 25 again Mr. Warden Gutierrez. 00:29:29
Injectable buprenorphine, which will help with, of course, the addiction to opioids. So of course, I come in front of you guys to 00:30:11
approve that grant for the crime. I'm sorry for the Department of Justice building bridges. 00:30:17
Any questions? Where do you get yours, Mr. Chair? There wasn't much in the package on this. Are we going to have any kind of match 00:30:25
on this or is there anything like it's going to be for the 250,000? So it'll be spent out with the position that's already 00:30:30
budgeted and then for the bulk amount of medications? 00:30:36
Mr. Chairman, Commissioner Bozell, thank you. So there is no particular match required at this grant agreement. It does come with 00:30:44
a heavy load of reporting that's required, but Warden Gutierrez and myself have been graciously invited to partake with the 00:30:51
Building Bridges team. We did go to Washington, DC in October and again in March. So the team at the Building Bridges is working 00:30:58
with us hand in hand to make sure that we meet the deliverables and the requirements of this contract. 00:31:05
The the good thing about this particular agreement is now that we are that we've completed the training part of the agreement, it 00:31:13
has been opened up so that we can request this funding in which we are requesting your consideration and approval on. But it does 00:31:21
allow us to then be eligible for the next two years to receive continued funding for this position and or anything further that 00:31:29
the Warden might need for the MAT implementation that would be the bulk purchase of approved MAP. 00:31:36
Medications in addition to like I said, the next couple of years it would be open up to potentially supplies, other equipment that 00:31:46
might be needed once we get through this initial, this initial project with the new hire of this position. 00:31:54
So is this going to be like another full time position? So like the previous steps, you know, where it's like a five year program 00:32:03
where they pick up for the first year, second year and it keeps going down? 00:32:09
Commissioner Bozell No, it would actually be a fully funded there would be no step down like typical COPS application or grant 00:32:17
award. So be it that we meet the reporting requirements and show that we really are here to do business. We would be eligible to 00:32:25
request additional funding for this position in FY20, 6 and 27. 00:32:33
Thank you. 00:32:41
Any other questions? 00:32:43
Is a recommendation please? Mr. Chair? I'd like to make a motion to approve 2nd. I have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any 00:32:46
discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:32:49
Richardson, your vote yes. Mr. Sparkling, your vote yes is approved. Thank you, guys. Thank you. 00:32:54
Mr. Chair, will y'all sign this I? 00:33:04
Take another moment to highlight. 00:33:07
Our our wonderful team here during the county conference, the managers and the detention had a joint meeting and they were 00:33:11
discussing just this map. I wasn't exactly sure what it was, so I filled in Grace Phillips, who's a wealth of knowledge and 00:33:19
detention centers. She was leading the the the talk and she leaned on on Warden Gutierrez quite a bit in that meeting. 00:33:28
He had. 00:33:39
Many answers that even she didn't have. 00:33:40
And, and it shows that he's really taken pride in the things he's he's doing in his in his detention facility. Obviously with the 00:33:44
with the expansion, he's really involved with that as well. So it just goes to show our employees here in Valencia County are 00:33:50
pretty top notch and. 00:33:56
The things that they do, they. 00:34:04
You may not see that I'm watching them, but they're they're doing great things out in in front of their peers and stuff like that. 00:34:07
And again. 00:34:11
Warren Gutierrez and. 00:34:18
Is. 00:34:21
Forgetting for getting his title, but. 00:34:25
They were definitely wealth of knowledge in those meetings. So I just want to congratulate them on their on their efforts there. 00:34:28
Very good. Thank you for sharing that. 00:34:36
Anything else, Commissioners? OK, we'll go ahead and move on. Item number 11 is a resolution recommending Duncan Berry to be 00:34:39
appointed to District 5 vacancy of the Border County Commissioners. Mr. Peter. Mr. Chairman, members of the board, thank you. And 00:34:46
last week's news bulletin article, Julia reported that the governor is accepting recommendations from this board for the District 00:34:53
5 vacancy you have before your draft resolution. 00:35:01
Recommending the appointment of Dante Berry. As noted in the draft resolution, Dante Berry is the only candidate to file to run in 00:35:10
the November election and he will be our Commissioner come November after the election. And so for the purposes of continuity and 00:35:16
consistency and operations, we recommend or the resolution before the Board is to recommend the appointment of Commissioner Berry 00:35:22
to the Board. 00:35:28
Richards, any questions? 00:35:35
There be none. Is there a recommendation? 00:35:38
Mr. Chair, we have Dante Berry here. 00:35:40
Would you allow him to speak? If you'd like to come before us, that would be fine. Thank you. 00:35:44
Thank you, Mr. Chair. Commissioners, I am greatly honored for the recommendation to be approved. Very excited to get started. And 00:35:52
you know, if if there's anything that you guys need from me on this part, Dave, please let me know. I've reached out a few times 00:36:02
to the governor's office and haven't gotten anything in response and due to Julie's article. 00:36:13
I did want to wait until this resolution was put forward, but if if there's anything required of me to reach out, I'm happy to do 00:36:24
that as well. 00:36:28
Thank you. 00:36:33
Thank you. 00:36:34
OK. Is there a recommendation please? Chair? I'd like to make a motion to approve 2nd. I have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any 00:36:35
discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:36:39
There'd be no Commission. Rich in your vote yes. Commissioner Buzzell, your vote yes. Commissioner Sparks, in your vote, can I 00:36:45
vote yes as approved now it's approved. I'd just like to thank you for the inquiries you've made to us and for being so proactive, 00:36:52
trying to do your own research to be able to submit a letter of interest. And we're finally at that point. So congratulations, We 00:36:59
know you'll be sitting here in a few months. And again, thank you for for your efforts and being proactive to make this happen. 00:37:06
Mr. Truman, before we move on to the next item, I might just ask that this resolution, along with Mr. Berry's resume, be submitted 00:37:15
to the governor's office as soon as we can, maybe tonight or tomorrow. Thank you. 00:37:20
Thank you. We can do that. 00:37:26
Mr. Chairman, Commissioners, this resolution is 2024 Dash 40. 00:37:28
Already, Commissioners are at the point of our agenda, the calls for an executive session. Mr. ***** would you please announce 00:37:54
that? 00:37:56
Mr. Chairman, pursuant to section 1015, one H, the following matters may be discussed in closed session. Pursuant to 10:15, one H5 00:38:01
asks me which is collective bargaining and will be ask me blue color. 00:38:07
Very good. With that said, is there a motion to go into executive session for the stated reasons and the second day discussion on 00:38:15
the motion of the 2nd? 00:38:19
The beginning Commission. Richardson. 00:38:24
Your vote? I vote yes. We will report up shortly. Thank you. 00:38:27
And twelve approval of collective bargaining agreement with the AFSCME blue collar and. 00:38:31
Mr. Board, as we discuss the executive session, you had before you a draft collective bargaining agreement with ASK ME and we 00:38:39
recommend approval. 00:38:43
Any questions, Commissioners? 00:38:48
There begun as a recommendation. 00:38:51
Second, you have a motion and 2nd for approval. Any discussion on the motion of the 2nd? 00:38:54
To be going to Mr. Richardson, your vote yes. Mr. Bizarre, vote. In your vote, I vote yes. 00:38:59
It is approved. 00:39:05
OK, got a couple of upcoming meetings to announce July 17, 2024. 00:39:28
We'll have our public hearing business meeting 5:00 here in the chambers, also via Facebook Live, August 7/20/24. 00:39:33
The business meetings, 5:00 PM here in the chambers and also via Facebook Live. Commissioners, are there any closing comments? 00:39:40
Does everybody have before Happy 4th? Everybody be safe out there. With that said, we are adjourned. Thank you all. 00:39:48
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