Monday, March 23, 2009

February 25, 2009

The Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of La Jara was called to order at 7:15 pm by Mayor Austin Valdez. The roll was called and those present were: Paula Medina, Tiffanie Polkowske, Henry Schimpf and Mayor Austin Valdez. Absent: Earl Haslett, Patrick Montoya and Larry Zaragoza. Also present was Town Clerk Priscilla Schimpf, Town Attorney Ray Valdez and Town Manager Bill Yohey. Guests: Larry Sisneros. A quorum was declared.

Discussion of the Sewer Project: A motion to go into executive session to discuss pending litigation was made by Paula and a second by Tiffanie. Motion Carried. The Board adjourned to the executive session at 7:17 pm.

At 7:45 pm the meeting was reconvened by Mayor Austin Valdez. No action was taken. A motion to reject the offer of settlement as propounded by Davis Engineering was made by Paula and a second by Tiffanie. A roll call vote was taken: Paula – yes; Tiffanie – yes; Henry – yes; and Austin – yes. Motion Carried.

Other Business:

The Board reviewed the Resolution for the GOCO Grant. Tiffanie brought up the change of La Jara Park to La Jara Elementary – it seems to be more for the school than the community. A suggestion she made was La Jara Park which does not state Town of La Jara. She also mentioned that they wanted #5, the Town’s commitment, to be more detailed. She also stated that when she mentions town it does not mean the Town Board but the community. Ray and Bill were concerned of how this is worded is how it involves the Town Board. It was said that we can’t give to much responsibility to the Town Board because we may not be able to complete the tasks. Ray stated that he, Bill and Jill attended the school board meeting last Tuesday, February 17, 2009 where the School Board seen the IGA for the very first time. They did not want to sign without sending it to their attorney to look over but didn’t send to them until Monday, February 23, 2009. They have not heard back from them as of yet. Tiffanie stated that even if they do not get the IGA to submit the GOCO Grant by the March line then they won’t send out until August but at least the Resolution will be done and approved. Further discussion was done on the La Jara Park N’ Play Project. Tiffanie left at 8:20 pm.

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Paula. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.