TAOS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY

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					                  TAOS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                           REGULAR MEETING
                       TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
                                9:00 A.M.

                                         MINUTES


I.     Call to Order

       The meeting was called to order by Chairman Gabriel Romero at 9:18 a.m.

II.    R ol l C al l

       Roll call was taken by Ms. Elaine Montaño, County Clerk.

       Present were:

       Daniel Barrone, Commissioner District I
       Charlie I. Gonzales, Commissioner District II
       Gabriel Romero, Commissioner District III
       Nicklos Jaramillo, Commissioner District IV
       Joe M. Duran, Commissioner District V

       Also present were:

       Julia Valerio, Interim County Manager
       Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney
       Elaine Montaño, County Clerk
       Valerie Rael, Transcriber
       Bill Whaley, Horsefly
       Andy Dennison, Taos News




III.   Pledge of Allegiance

       The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ms. Mary-Leslie   .
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IV.    Approval of Agenda
       A. Amendments/Withdrawn Items

           (See Attachment No. 1)

       Chairman Gabriel Romero requested that item VI-A be withdrawn from the agenda. Mr.
       Juan Roybal will not be able to attend the Commission meeting.

Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to approve the agenda of November 20, 2007
as amended. Commissioner Joe M. Duran seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County
Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

V.     Minutes-Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following:
       A. October 30, 2007 - Special Meeting

Commissioner Daniel Barrone made a motion to approve the minutes of October 30, 2007.
Commissioner Joe M. Duran seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating
the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

       B. October 31, 2007 - Joint Meeting

Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to approve the agenda of October 31, 2007.
Chairman Gabriel Romero seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating
the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                           Abstain
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                       Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                              Abstain
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                        Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                               Yes
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Motion carried.

Chairman Gabriel Romero thanked Ms. Valerie Rael, County Transcriber and Ms. Elaine
Montaño, County Clerk for completing the minutes in a timely manner.

VI.    Presentations - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following
       A. Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Juan Roybal for Assisting the
          Community on Local Long Distance Service– Gabriel Romero, Chairman

Note: This item was withdrawn from agenda.

       B. Request for approval of a Special Dispenser Permit Application for a Fund
           Raiser to be held at the Anglada Building for the County Day School on
           December 7, 2007 - Mimi Hoyle

       Ms. Mimi Hoyle requested approval for a Special Dispenser Permit for a fund raiser to be
       held at the Anglada Building for the County Day School on December 7, 2007.

Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo made a motion to approve the request of a Special Dispenser
Permit Application for a fund raiser to be held at the Anglada Building for the Country Day
School on December 7, 2007. Commissioner Joe M. Duran seconded. A roll call vote was taken
by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.

       C. Request for Approval of a Special Dispenser Permit Application for a Fund
           Raiser to be held at Yaxche School on December 8, 2007– Mimi Hoyle

       Ms. Mimi Hoyle requested approval for a Special Dispenser Permit for a fund raiser to be
       held at the Yaxche School on December 8, 2007.

Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo made a motion to approve the request of a Special Dispenser
Permit Application for a fund raiser to be held at the Yaxche School on December 8, 2007.
Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk
indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
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         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                           Yes

Motion carried.

       D. Presentation by the Taos County Juvenile Justice Board to Review the
           Evaluation of Program – Karol Mirabal

       Ms. Karol Mirabal gave a presentation to the Commission. Ms. Mirabal informed the
       Commission that the Juvenile Justice Board is composed of those involved with
       juveniles. The program provides Restorative Justice, Learning Labs and Intensive
       Community Monitoring. There are meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month at
       7:30 a.m. at HRDA. Ms. Mirabal informed the Commission that the currently the JPO’s
       are handling the truancy program however the program will be soon be taken over by a
       contracted person from Highlands.

       E. A Verbal Report on the Taos County Agricultural Center Construction – Rey
           Torres, County Extension Agent & Mike Compton, Project Manager

Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales made a motion to table this item and be placed on the agenda
after the Item pertaining to Resolutions. Commissioner Joe M Duran seconded. A roll call vote
was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                       Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                          Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                    Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                           Yes

Motion carried.

       F. Presentation of a Petition to Ban Excessive Truck Engine Compression Noise in
           Taos Canon – Ed Biller

       (See Attachment No 2)

       Mr. Ed Biller made a presentation to the Commission to ban the excessive truck engine
       compression noise in Taos Canon. Mr. Biller provided examples of noise from the truck
       engines in that area. The truck engine noise is from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the
       week. Mr. Biller informed the Commission that he has met with several local individuals
       regarding this matter. Mr. Biller also stated that there is not any signage in the area
       pertaining to the noise levels, Mr. Biller suggested that an Ordinance be passed in order to
       enforce the noise levels of the truck engines.

       Commissioner Joe M Duran informed Mr. Biller that he would need to contact NMDOT
       regarding this issue.
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       Commissioner Daniel Barrone informed the Commission and Mr. Biller that there could
       be a safety issues with the NMDOT patrol addressing the issue in the Canyon due to the
       narrow road.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo informed the Commission the he is aware of the
       concerns however, Commissioner Jaramillo does not believe that an Ordinance will help
       the problem. Commissioner Jaramillo informed Mr. Biller that state statutes are in place
       they are just not enforced.

       Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales suggested that legal counsel submit a letter of concern
       from the Commission to the NMDOT to increase the patrolling in that area.

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that if an Ordinance
       is approved by the Commission it will have to affect the entire county and not just a
       certain road.

VII.   Resolutions- Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following
       A. Resolution No. 2007-68, A Resolution Authorizing and Directing Publication by
          Title and a general summary in accordance with section 4-37-7, NMSA 1978 of
          proposed Ordinance No. 2007-16 establishing a Taos Advisory and
          Informational Committee on Public Welfare and Conservation of Water and for
          overseeing and informing the public about all water appropriations and
          transfers from within the Taos Regional Water Plan boundaries

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney requesting permission to publish Resolution
       No. 2007-68 to be heard for the first reading phase on December 18th Commission
       meeting.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion approve publication of Resolution 2007-68.
Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk
indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.

       B. Resolution No 2007-69, A Resolution authorizing and approving submission of a
           completed application for the Financial Assistance and Project approval to the
           New Mexico Finance Authority for the Hondo/Seco Fire Department – Nicklos
           Jaramillo, Commissioner
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Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to approve Resolution 2007-69. Commissioner
Joe M. Duran seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                 Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                        Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                  Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                         Yes

Motion carried.

        C. Resolution No. 2007-70, A Resolution Authorizing and Approving Submission of
           a Completed Application for Financial Assistance and Project Approval to the
           New Mexico Finance Authority for the Administrative/Judicial/Detention
           Complex– Sammy Pacheco, County Attorney

        Ms. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney presented Resolution No. 2007-70, A
        Resolution Authorizing and Approving Submission of a Completed Application for
        Financial Assistance and Project Approval to the New Mexico Finance Authority for the
        Administrative/Judicial/Detention complex for approval.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to Resolution 2007-70. Commissioner Daniel
Barrone seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                 Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                        Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                  Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                         Yes

Motion carried.

VIII.   Presentations - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following

        A. A Verbal Report on the Taos County Agricultural Center Construction – Rey
           Torres, County Extension Agent & Mike Compton, Project Manager

        Mr. Rey Torres, County Extension Agent provided an update on the construction for the
        Taos County Agricultural Center. Mr. Torres informed the Commission that project is at
        the end of Phase I. The slab area is an amount of 7,800 square feet. The total cost
        expended on this project was $172,000.00, Mr. Torres informed the Commission that
        they were allotted $180,000.00.
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IX.    Public Hearing(1:30PM) - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the
       following
       A. A Public Hearing to consider and take action on Proposed Ordinance No.2007-6
           Enacting an Alarm Systems on procedures for False Alarms – Sammy Pacheco,
           County Attorney

Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo made a motion to table this item until 1:30 p.m. Commissioner
Daniel Barrone seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the
following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

X.     Contracts, Agreements & MOU’s - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding
       the following
       A. Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between Taos County and
           Ancianos, Inc. for the Purpose of Providing Supportive and Nutritional Services
           to Senior Citizens in Taos County – Sammy Pacheco, County Attorney

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney presented a MOU between Taos County and
       Anicanos to the Commission for approval. Mr. Pacheco informed the Commission that
       this MOU is in reference to Ancianos vehicles.

       Mr. Jose “Tino” Romero informed the Commission that he is in agreement with the MOU
       that is being presented to the Commission for approval.

Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to the MOU between Taos County and
Ancianos Inc. Commissioner Daniel Barrone seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County
Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.
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       B. Approval of a Contract between Four Corners Animal League and Taos County
           for Several Services in the Area of Animal Control Functions – Sammy Pacheco,
           County Attorney

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney presented the contract between Four Corners
       Animal League and Taos County for several services in the area of Animal Control
       functions. Mr. Pacheco informed the Commission that there will be an amendment to the
       contract to include a mutual termination both parties.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to approve the contract between Four Corners
Animal League and Taos County with the amendments noted. Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo
seconded.

Discussion:

Ms. Pennie Wardlow informed the Commission that she is requesting several items in order to
care for the animals at the animal shelter such as puppy food, a clean up of the location, and
permission to place some donated kennels on the location.

Commissioner Daniel Barrone volunteered to donate some straw like material for the animal
shelter.

A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                 Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                        Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                  Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                         Yes

Motion carried.

       C. Approval of Joint Powers Agreement between Taos County and the Town of
           Taos for the Placement of a Public Restrooms in the Old County Courthouse –
           Sammy Pacheco, County Attorney

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney presented the JPA between Taos County and
       the Town of Taos for the placement of public restrooms in the old county courthouse. Mr.
       Pacheco informed the Commission that this same JPA will be approved by the Town of
       Taos at their meeting scheduled for November 20, 2007 Town Councils meeting.

Commissioner Daniel Barrone made a motion to approve the JPA between Taos County and the
Town of Taos of placement of public restrooms in the old county courthouse. Commissioner
Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the
following:
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         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

XI.    Budget Matters - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following
       (Executive Session) Informational Items/Action Items.
       A. DFA Resolution No. 6, A Resolution Requesting to Transfer Cash from the
          General Fund to the NMLA Taos County GIS – Susan Trujillo, Finance Director

           Ms. Susan Trujillo, Finance Director presented DFA Resolution No. 6 requesting to
           do a temporary transfer of cash from the general fund to the NMLA Taos County GIS
           in the amount of $23,697.00.

Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo made a motion to approve DFA Resolution No 6.
Commissioner Joe M. Duran seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating
the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

       B. DFA Resolution No. 7, A Resolution Requesting to Transfer Cash from the
           General Fund to the NMLA Taos County Animal Shelter – Susan Trujillo,
           Finance Director

           Ms. Susan Trujillo, Finance Director presented DFA Resolution No. 7 requesting to
           do transfer of cash from the general fund to the NMLA Taos County Animal Shelter
           in the amount of $25,000.00

Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to approve DFA Resolution No. 7.
Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk
indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes
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Motion carried.

       C. Indigent Fund Claims (Executive Session Packet) – Julia Valerio, County
                      Manager
           1. Sole Community Provider Claims

       Ms. Julia Valerio, Interim County Manager presented the Sole Community Provider
       Claims in the amount of $113,069.26 to the Commission for approval.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to approve the Sole Community Provider Claims.
Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk
indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.

           2. Hospital / Ambulance Claims

       Ms. Julia Valerio, Interim County Manager presented the Hospital/Ambulance Claims in
       the amount of $35,279.81 to the Commission for approval.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo asked Ms. Valerio if there are any guidelines pertaining
       to the use of the Ambulance service.

       Ms. Julia Valerio, Interim County Manager informed the Commission that she had a
       meeting with Mr. Spellman regarding the ambulance service and Mr. Spellman is looking
       into possibly purchasing a van as a transport for example to pick up patients from the
       Living Center to the Hospital.

Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to approve the Hospital/Ambulance Claims.
Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk
indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.
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XII.   Bids - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following
       A. Bids – Jeanna Elam, Purchasing Agent
          1. Bid B-2007-04, Computer and Net Work Services for Taos County
              Recommended Award of Bid and Contract to CamNet, Inc.

       Ms. Jeanna Elam, Purchasing Agent presented bid B-2007-04 to the Commission
       informing the Commission that staff recommends Camnet Inc for the bid of $30,000.00.
       Ms. Elam informed the Commission that this contract would include on call and routine
       checks.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo informed the Commission that he is concerned with the
       routine checks done weekly or monthly. Commissioner Jaramillo believes that that is Mr.
       Conrad Cordova job. Commissioner Jaramillo recommended that CamNet is only called
       on a needed basis. Commission Jaramillo stated that that is why it is very important to
       have cross training in all the departments.

       Ms. Susan Trujillo, Finance Director informed the Commission that the budgeted amount
       of $30,000.00 is only paid out on services rendered.

       Mr. Conrad Cordova informed the Commission that Camnet is needed as a back-up to
       himself.

       Chairman Gabriel Romero suggested that the amount be $15,000 for net work services
       and if need be come back to the Commission for an additional request.

       Ms. Julia Valerio, Interim County Manager suggested that an additional person be hired
       with the amount that is budgeted to have as Mr. Cordova’s back-up.

Commissioner Daniel Barrone made a motion to approve Bid B-2007-04 in the amount of
$15,000 for the six month period and with the additional of the $30,000 used to create a part-time
position for MIS and use Camnet on a as need basis only. Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo
seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                         Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                   Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                          Yes

Motion carried.

           2. Bid B-2007-05, Intensive Community Monitoring for the Taos County
              Juvenile Justice Board Recommend Award of Bid and Contract to Human
              Resource Development Assoc., Inc.
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       Ms. Jeanna Elam, Purchasing Agent presented bid B-2007-05 to the Commission
       informing the Commission that staff recommends awarding the bid to Human Resource
       Development Inc in the amount of $35,000.00.

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney recommended to the Commission that the
       contract be amended to reflect today’s date (November 20, 2007) until September 30,
       2008.

Commissioner Daniel Barrone made a motion to approve Bid B-2007-05 as amended.
Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk
indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

           3. Bid B-2007-06, Learning Lab for the Taos County Juvenile Justice Board
              Recommend Award of Bid and Contract to Rocky Mountain Youth Corp.

       Ms. Jeanna Elam, Purchasing Agent presented bid B-2007-06 to the Commission
       informing the Commission that staff recommends awarding the bid and contract to Rocky
       Mountain Youth Corp. in the amount of $30,000.00 and amend the contract to reflect the
       date of September 30, 2008.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to approve Bid B-2007-06 as amended.
Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk
indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

           4. Bid B-2007-07, Project Coordinator for the Taos County Juvenile Justice
              Board Recommended Award of Bid and Contract to Karol Dunning-Mirabal

       Ms. Jeanna Elam, Purchasing Agent presented bid B-2007-07 to the Commission
       informing the Commission that staff recommends awarding the bid and contract to Karol
       Dunning-Mirabal in the amount of $42,500.00.
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       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo asked Ms. Susan Trujillo, Finance Director if there are
       administrative fees attached to the bids.

       Ms. Susan Trujillo, Finance Director informed the Commission that yes there is an
       administrative fee attached to the contracts.

Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to approve Bid B-2007-07. Commissioner
Daniel Barrone seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the
following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

           5. Bid B-2007-20, Interior and Exterior renovation of the Peñasco Community
              Center Recommended Award of Bid and Contract to 4-A’s Contractors

       Ms. Jeanna Elam, Purchasing Agent presented bid B-2007-20 to the Commission
       informing the Commission that staff recommends awarding the bid and contract to 4-A’s
       contractors in the amount of $91,648.00.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo informed the Commission that there are conflicting
       dates on the documents provided.

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney recommended that the ending date for the
       project be April 5, 2008.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to approve Bid B-2007-20 with the term amended to
end on April 5, 2008. Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by
the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                  Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                              Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                               Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                      Yes

Motion carried.

           6. Bid B-2007-21, Heating-Air Unit for the Taos County Agricultural Center
              Recommended Award of Bid and Contract to Carrier Commercial Service
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        Ms. Jeanna Elam, Purchasing Agent presented bid B-2007-21 to the Commission
        informing the Commission that staff recommends awarding the bid and contract to
        Carrier Commercial Service in the amount of $38,972.00.

Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo made a motion to table Bid B-2007-21. Commissioner Charlie
I. Gonzales seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to break for lunch. Commissioner Daniel Barrone
seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.

The Commission took a lunch break at 12:15 p.m. and returned at 1:55 p.m.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to return to Regular Session. Commissioner Daniel
Barrone seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.

XIII.   Public Hearing(1:30PM) - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the
        following
        A. A Public Hearing to consider and take action on Proposed Ordinance No.2007-6
            Enacting an Alarm Systems on procedures for False Alarms – Sammy Pacheco,
            County Attorney
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           Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney presented and explained the proposed
           ordinance no. 2007-06 enacting an alarm system on procedures for false alarms.

           The Public Hearing opened at 1:56 p.m.

           Chairman Gabriel Romero: I will not open the public hearing for those in the
           audience who would like to speak either for or against the proposed Ordinance No.
           2007-06.

           Neil Thielke: I don’t believe the County should be subsidizing the bottom line of the
           alarm company’s profits they have their own force for answering those false alarms.

           The Public Hearing closed at 1:58 p.m.

           Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that there are a
           few amendments recommended such as on page 4 letter F. Posting of Permit to read
           as follows, “the permit shall be posted on the front foremost window/door of the
           dwelling”. The second amendment is in regard to the effective day of the ordinance to
           be January 1, 2008 in order to give the Sheriff’s Department proper time to gather all
           the necessary documentation to enforce the ordinance.

           Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo on page 3 of 8 Item H-2 that does not coincide with
           procedures followed in that when an alarm goes off it is just like a 911 call emergency
           services have to respond in order to make sure nothing has happened.

           Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that that item can
           either be stricken out in its entirety or keep that item and mandate the officer to
           respond even if a request has been made to cancel the alarm.

           Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo recommends that that item be stricken out of the
           ordinance.

           Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales informed the Commission that it could cause a
           liability to the County if the does not respond to the alarms.

           Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that the purpose
           of the language in the Ordinance is to provide guidelines to the Sheriff’s and the
           officers.

           Mr. Rick Media, Lieutenant informed the Commission that the Sheriff’s department is
           also working on a possible decal in order to help determine what homes the officers
           will respond to.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to approve the proposed ordinance no. 2007-06 with
the amendments mentioned. Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded A roll call vote was
taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:
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         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                         Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                            Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                      Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                             Yes

Motion carried.

XIV.   Administrative /Judicial Complex- Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding
       the following
       A. Commitment for Title Insurance for Additional Property on Albright Street –
           Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that this item is for
       informational purposes only. Mr. Cunningham did obtain from Land American, title
       insurance in the amount of $1,135,000.00 which was purchased on August 23, 2007.

       B. Additional Insurance Coverage for Title – Devona Rivera, Land America Title

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that there are some
       documents in the Commission packet from Land America Title pertaining to the property
       that was purchased from Mr. Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham did obtain title additional
       title insurance for the property. The owner’s policy has a policy of about $1,135,000.00,
       typically the owner pays for the title insurance however there are some additional
       coverage’s that the buyer is eligible to receive.

       Ms. Melinda Fernandez, Land America Representative explained the additional
       insurances coverage’s that are being offered to the County. They include the Standard
       Exception 1 (Parties in Possession), Standard Exception 2 (Unrecorded Easements),
       Standard Exception 3 (Unrecorded Easements, Standard Exception 4 (Lien Coverage),
       Standard Exception 6 (Any title to lands comprising the shores or bottoms of navigable
       streams, lakes etc.), Standard Exception 7 (Unpatented mining claims; water rights,
       claims or title to water coverage) and Standard Exception 8 (Taxes or assessments which
       are not shown as existing liens by the public records).

       The Commission and County Attorney had various questions pertaining to the additional
       insurance coverage.

Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo made a motion to table the commitment for title insurance for
additional property on Albright Street until there is further clarification. Commissioner Charlie I.
Gonzales seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                         Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                            Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                      Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                             Yes
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Motion carried.

       C. Appraisal Report Market Value

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that the appraisal
       report market value was done by Mr. John T. Donnell. Mr. Donnell stated in the report
       that market value is $1,285,000.00 for the property that the County is buying which is a
       difference of about $150,000.00 so, according to Mr. Donnell the County is getting a
       good deal on the property. This will be presented to New Mexico Finance Authority.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo recommended that Mr. Cunningham fix all the
       necessary deficiencies before the closing on the documents for the property.

       D. Update on Complex Issues – Victor Robles, Project Manager

       Mr. Victor Robles, Project Manager provided the Commission with an update on the
       complex. Mr. Robles informed the Commission that there is a meeting on December 5,
       2007 with DMJM and their staff along with several architects to present a preliminary
       schematic of how the offices will look and be placed in the complex. This meeting will be
       open to the public to ask any questions regarding the complex. There is also meeting on
       December 13, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in Santa Fe. Mr. Robles also informed the Commission
       that he is currently looking into re-locating buildings and the costs.

       Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales recommended inviting New Mexico Board of Finance
       to the meeting on December 5th.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo asked Mr. Robles if he can ask DMJM if he hired
       members of the Durant Group and if so, what portions of the schematics are we using.
       Since the County already paid for the schematics from the Durant Group that they
       provided for the facility. Also, the differences in costs on the pre-fabrications need to be
       researched. Commissioner Jaramillo was under the impression that the building was
       going to be built here and not shipping if from Florida because it may not be what the
       County is looking for.

XV.    County Manager’s Report-Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the
       following:
       A. Request for approval and actuals    to attend Department of Finance &
           Administration Annual Budget Workshop in Albuquerque December 13-14,
           2007

       Ms. Julia Valerio, Interim County manger made a request for approval and actuals to
       attend the Department of Finance & Administration Annual Budget Workshop in
       Albuquerque on December 13-14, 2007. Ms. Valerio also mentioned that DFA also
       recommended that the Commissioners also attend the conference in order to understand
       the budget process.
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       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo informed the Commission that he would like to attend
       the conference in order to understand the budget and all the statutes are now being
       imposed on the County.

Commissioner Daniel Barrone made a motion to approve the request for approval and actuals to
attend Department Finance & Administration Annual Budget Workshop in Albuquerque
December 13-14, 2007. Commissioner Joe M. Duran seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the
County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                 Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                        Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                  Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                         Yes

Motion carried.

       B. New Mexico Association of Counties Midwinter Conference January 14-16, 2008

       Ms. Julia Valerio, Interim County Manager informed the Commission that the New
       Mexico Association of Counties Midwinter Conference will be held on January 14-16,
       2008 if the Commission is interested in attending. Ms. Valerio is also requesting that the
       Commission approve the attendance of the Commissioners that would like to attend and
       the actuals.

Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales made a motion to approve the request for actuals for those
Commissioners that would like to attend as well as the County Manager and the County
Attorney. Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County
Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                     Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                 Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                        Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                  Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                         Yes

Motion carried.

       C. Political campaign practices within County property

       Ms. Julia Valerio, Interim County Manager requested direction from the Commission as
       to how to handle potential candidates visiting the County offices during working hours.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo suggested that there be a designated time as to when the
       candidates can introduce themselves to the employees.
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       Chairman Gabriel Romero suggested that a public meeting be held for the potential
       candidates and could also possibly be televised.

       D. Sacred Vista documentation.

       Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales requested that either the County Manager or the
       County Attorney send a letter to Mr. Stephen Natelson asking for the copy of the
       notebook with the documentation that was to be provided to the Commission.
       Commissioner Gonzales informed the Commission that the information in the notebook
       from Mr. Natelson may contain information that can determine a decision regarding
       Sacred Vista.

       E. Ken Swengle-

       Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales informed the Commission that he met with Mr. Ron
       Kerry the Cabinet Secretary for the Environmental Department. Mr. Ken Swengle
       presented the product to Mr. Kerry and Mr. Kerry informed Commissioner Gonzales that
       he would send a letter to the Commission of his thoughts and findings of the product.

       F. Status of the 007 project-

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo informed the Commission that the 007 road project is in
       progress.

XVI.   County Attorney’s Report Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the
       following:
       A. Draft of proposed countywide Cell Phone Ordinance

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that in the
       Commission packet there is a draft of a proposed Cell Phone Ordinance that Mr. Pacheco
       prepared. Mr. Pacheco informed the Commission that the draft is a mirror copy of the
       Town of Taos with the exception of language incorporated the word County. Mr. Pacheco
       informed the Commission that if this ordinance is passed it will be affected throughout
       the County and not specific areas.

       Commissioner Joe M. Duran asked legal how the County would benefit from this
       ordinance. Commissioner Duran informed the Commission that as of now the Peñasco
       area does not have cell service.

       Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales informed the Commission that he understands the
       safety of the ordinance and he believes that it is important however Commissioner
       Gonzales has a problem contributing to the cell phone businesses.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo informed the Commission that the main purpose of the
       ordinance is safety because there are many accidents caused by the use of cell phones
       while driving. The roads in Taos are very narrow and difficult to travel as it already is.
       The negligence of the use of the cell phones while driving needs to be addressed.
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       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that the ordinance
       was proposed to the Commission in order to be in conjunction with the ordinance that the
       Town of Taos has already approved. The Town of Taos will begin to give citations on
       January 1, 2008. Mr. Pacheco is concerned about the grace period or the education period
       for the County residents. If this ordinance is to be adopted Mr. Pacheco believes that there
       should be a 90 day grace period like the Town did and make affective July 1, 2008. This
       will give the County the opportunity to study the effectiveness of the Town. Mr. Pacheco
       also mentioned that being that Taos County is a municipality it will not be able to collect
       any monies from the fines issued it will all go towards the state.

       Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo informed the Commission that the safety and welfare of
       the citizens is more important.

       Commissioner Daniel Barrone informed the Commission that he still stands behind the
       ordinance and should move forward with the ordinance.

       Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the Commission that he would like to
       create another draft of the ordinance to include the language to include the latest
       technology such as cell phones will e-mail capability, texting, internet and GPS to
       mention a few, in order to include those particular devices and present the new draft to
       the Commission.


XVII. Personnel Matters– Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following:
       (Executive Session) Informational Items/Action Items.
       A. For discussion in executive session regarding employees of the Road
           Department. This Matter may be discussed in closed session under Open
           Meetings Act exemption 10-15-1(H)(2), which allows for discussion of limited
           personnel matters.

XVIII. Legal Matters- Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding the following:
       (Executive Session) Informational Items/Action Items.
       A. For discussion in executive session regarding County Property located North of
          Cerro. This Matter may be discussed in closed session under Open Meetings Act
          exemption 10-15-1(H)(8), which allows for discussion of property acquisition or
          disposal of real property.

       B. For discussion in executive session regarding the status of Gurule v. Merrell, et
           al. U.S.D.C. Civ. 07-443- WJ/RLP. This matter may be discussed in closed
           session under Open Meetings Act exemption 10-15-1(H)(7), which allows for
           pending or threatened litigation.
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XIX.   Collective Bargaining Strategy - Discussion, consideration, and decisions regarding
       the following: (Executive and Public Session) Informational Items/Action Items.
       A. For discussion in executive session regarding bargaining strategy preliminary to
           collective bargaining negotiations between Taos County and AFSME Local
           1193. This matter may be discussed in closed session under Open Meetings Act
           exemption 10-15-1(H)(5), which allows for discussion of matters relating to
           collective bargaining strategy.

Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo made a motion to go to Executive Session and move Item XVI-
B (Legal Matters) first during Executive Session. Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales seconded. A
roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                        Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                    Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                           Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                     Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                            Yes

Motion carried.

The Commission went into Executive Session at 3:34 p.m. and returned to Regular Session
at 5:11 p.m.

Note: Commissioner Charlie I. Gonzales left the meeting at 5:08 p.m.

Commissioner Joe M. Duran made a motion to go to return to Regular Session. Commissioner
Daniel Barrone seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the
following:
         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                   Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                               Absent
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                      Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                       Yes

Motion carried.

Legal Councils Report:

Mr. Sammy L. Pacheco, County Attorney informed the audience that the Commission was in
Executive Session and discussed Personnel Matters, Legal Matters and Collective Bargaining
Strategy. The Commission discussed the potential sale of County property north of Cerro and the
Commission instructed legal to get an updated appraisal from the County’s Chief Appraiser Mr.
Gerald Nichols and also obtain additional information regarding how the County acquired the
property and bring back to the Commission at a later date. The Personnel Matters item that
pertained to Road Department there was discussion about various employees and the directive
was given to the County Manager to determine how the Road Department can operate efficiently
in order to meet the needs of the citizens. Legal Matters letter B. regarding Gurule v. Merrell, the
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County Attorney did announce to the Commission that a settlement conference took place on
November 19, 2007 and a settlement was reached. The attorney’s for the State and the County
Association are preparing the paper work and as soon as that paper work is received the County
Attorney will inform the Commission. In regards to the item pertaining to Collective Bargaining
Strategy issue there was a strategy discussed by the Commission on how to approach the
collective bargaining session.

Commissioner Daniel Barrone made a motion to accept Legal Councils report. Commissioner
Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the
following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                    Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                Absent
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                       Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                 Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                        Yes

Motion carried.

XX.    Adjournment

Commissioner Daniel Barrone made a motion to go to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner
Nicklos Jaramillo seconded. A roll call vote was taken by the County Clerk indicating the
following:

         Commissioner Daniel Barrone                                                    Yes
         Commissioner Charlie I Gonzales                                                Yes
         Commissioner Joe M Duran                                                       Yes
         Commissioner Nicklos Jaramillo                                                 Yes
         Chairman Gabriel Romero                                                        Yes

Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 5:13 p.m.

				
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