Grant County Commission part 6
[Editor's Note: This is part 6 of a multi-part series on the work and regular commission meetings of April 16 and 18, 2019. It begins to address the regular agenda. Most of both meetings were covered, although not everything, but the commission has met since, and the Beat will try to catch up and keep you informed. Sorry for the author's absence unexpectedly.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
After presentations at the work session on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, County Financial Officer Linda Vasquez presented the expenditure report. The expenditures for the past month totaled $1,683,131.24, which included two payroll periods totaling $417,176.22. The following chart shows the expenditures that each exceeded $10,000:
Susan Beck, US Air Force Colonel (retired), let The Grant County Beat know that she received word late yesterday from Colonel Patterson, the 49th Wing Vice Commander at Holloman AFB, that Headquarters Air Force (HAF) has further delayed release of the draft environmental impact statement for airspace optimization.
"It now appears that they're targeting late summer or early fall for the release," Beck said. "The leaders at Holloman believe this means that the Air Force is taking its time and addressing the inputs they received from all affected communities."
Updated: Deming has declared an emergency
Editor's Note: For the full article please visit http://www.grantcountybeat.com/editorial/51103-deming-inundated-is-grant-county-next. This version has been slightly edited to take out opinion.
By Leslie Bronken
(DEMING, NM) On May 14, 2019 a meeting was held at the Deming Fairgrounds to discuss the status of the fair and the asylum seekers who had been transported to Deming by US Customs and Border Patrol. Approximately 150 people from the community arrived to listen to what government officials had to say and to ask questions.
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By Lorie Hildebrand
At Tuesday’s Hurley Town Council meeting, Mayor Ed Stevens and all of the Trustees were present for session that was called to order at 5:00 p.m. Two town residents had questions for the Council, one pertaining to dead trees and weeds and if something could be done about the elm tree seedlings showing up everywhere. The Mayor said maintenance would begin tackling the weeds soon and the Town was trying to work with PNM about taking down some of the dead trees. He said he would keep town residents updated at to the progress they make. Another resident was concerned about why three small dogs, inside animals most of the time, required owner to have a kennel license. The Mayor said that was the ordinance in effect now but the Town will be working soon on new animal ordinances and the town residents should come to those meetings to help make reasonable new ordinances.
By Roger Lanse
Council, at its May 14, 2019, meeting approved a restaurant beer and wine license with on premises consumption only with Sunday sales by the drink and patio service for Adobe Springs Café at 614 N. Bullard Street.
Council also approved 12 public celebration permit applications for the 2nd Annual Silver City Wine Festival to be held in Gough Park on July 13-14, 2019, sponsored by the New Mexico Wine and Grape Growers Association. License holders included; Black’s Smuggler Winery of Bosque, NM; Jaramillo Vineyards of Belen, NM; La Esperanza Vineyard of San Lorenzo, NM; Las Nueve Ninas Winery of Mora, NM; Luna Rossi Winery of Deming, NM; Noisy Water Winery of Ruidoso, NM; Shattuck Vineyard of T 0r C, NM; Sheehan Winery of Albuquerque, NM; Sombra Antigua Winery of Chamberino, NM; St. Clair Winery of Deming, NM; Wicked Kreations Winery of Albuquerque, NM; and, Wines of the San Juan of Blanco, NM.
Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave.
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