Friday, January 7, 2011

Highlights from January 4th Meeting

These are informal notes from the recent county commission meeting. Draft minutes are generally available 10 days after a meeting and official minutes are available upon approval at a subsequent county commission meeting.

In the Election of Officers, Paula Garcia was elected Chairman and Laudente Quitana Vice-Chairman.

Other items included the following.
  • Paul Duran, Ida Mora, and Thomas Garza gave reports on their respective Departments. Garza gave an update on his efforts to conduct a full inventory of sheriff's office equipment and involved a third party. He is in the process of ordering proper uniforms and commissioning his deputies.
  • Adoption of the Open Meetings Act resolution which specifies that the county commission will meet at least once per month on the first Tuesday at 10am in Mora. However, meetings can be scheduled at other times and locations so long as it is specified in the meeting notice.
  • Approval of Chair and Vice-Chair as signatories to bank accounts. This in addition to standard procedure of the County Clerk.
  • Delegating county attorney to inquire with State Auditor about options to review or conduct special audit of Mora County Complex.
  • Delegating county attorney to draft a letter to Governor Martinez expressing concern about state purchase of Burlingon railroad and loss of property tax revenue to Mora County.
  • Designation of John Olivas to represent Mora County in the Multi-Line Insurance Pool Membership meeting on January 19, 20111.
  • Discussion of legislative priorities. Some mentioned by Commissioners Olivas and Quintana included the complex, transfer station, ambulance, and VFW.
  • Discussion on upcoming agenda. Commissioners Quitana and Olivas said a review of current fiscal year budget was a priority.
  • Executive Session: Discussion of Personnel matters. No action taken.
  • County Manager interviews were postponed.

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