Thursday, January 21, 2010

Special Meeting in December

December 22, 2009

The Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of La Jara was called to order at 7:01 pm by Mayor Austin Valdez. The roll was called and those present were: Paula Medina, Tiffanie Polkowske, Henry Schimpf, Larry Zaragoza and Mayor Austin Valdez. Absent: Earl Haslett and Patrick Montoya. Also present were Town Clerk Priscilla Schimpf and Town Manager Bill Yohey. Guests: Larry Sisneros. A quorum was declared.

Hire of 4th Police Officer:The interview committee interviewed one applicant – Adam Chacon. The other applicant withdrew himself. The State Patrol Officers George Dingfelder and Blake Crowther were on the interview committee and they recommended hiring Adam. He is looking into a long term position and retiring out of a department. He lives in Capulin and he does get involved with his kid’s sports activities. He answered the interview questions very well. He seems to be very dependable and responsible. He wants to give a two week notice to his present employer. It was stated that he would need to get a background check, a physical and a psychological test done upon hire. Starting salary was discussed; it was set to start at $26,432 per our 2010 Budget. It was said to check what his pay at the Conejos County Sheriff’s Department currently is and discuss it further at the next regular board meeting. The interview committee recommends hiring Adam Chacon. A motion was made by Paula and 2nd by Larry to hire Adam Chacon for the 4th Police Officer position pending background, physical and psychological tests with 1 year probation upon hire. A roll call vote was taken: Paula-yes, Tiffanie-yes, Henry-yes, Larry-yes and Austin-yes. Motion Carried. Bill will notify Dan of the outcome so that Dan can contact Adam.

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Tiffanie. Meeting adjourned at 7:17 pm.