Village council slowed by snow

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Not much business was conducted at the Magdalena board of trustees meeting on Dec. 19, which had a relatively light agenda anyway.

Poor weather conditions, snow and icy roads meant that Trustees Barbara Baca and Carmen Torres were unable to attend and Village Clerk Rita Broaddus was on vacation.

No members of the public attended. The only people present were Mayor Sandy Julian, trustees Diane Allen and Tommy Torres, Acting Fire Chief and EMS Coordinator Donna Dawson and Deputy Village Clerk Carleen Gomez.

Still, some business got done. The council approved the following:

  • A $1,978.70 expenditure for the purchase of three sets of bunker gear, consisting on pants and coats, from Freightliner for the EMS team.
  • Travel expenses and per diem for Deputy Rick Lopez to attend an annual training workshop in Albuquerque.
  • Alice Lawton, manager of the High Country Lodge, as a new member of the Lodger’s Tax Committee. She replaces the previous High Country Lodge’s representative, Char Noland.
  • Rescheduled the board’s first council meeting of the new year from Jan. 2 — since village office’s will be closed — to Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m.

Other items were discussion but were tabled until the full board could be present. They included bids for gasoline from Western Refining and Western Wholesale and approval of Community Development Block Grant procurement policies.

Prior to adjournment, trustee Allen publicly thanked Family Dollar and Trail’s End Market for their support of the village’s annual Christmas toy and food drive. Mayor Julian also expressed thanks to the village trustees, the Fire Department and Marshal’s Office for their contribution.

“Their efforts are greatly appreciated,” Julian said. “And thanks to the community members, too.”

 


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