Council to handle heavy consent agenda

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By Jennifer Garcia

Consent agenda items will top Tuesday night’s county council meeting at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

Dr. Cedric Page, Executive Director of UNM-LA will attend the meeting, where he will give councilors a brief presentation on the state of UNM-LA.

There are five items slated for the consent agenda, as well. The first item is a motion that would support county participation in the New Mexico Department of Transportation 2009/2010 Municipal Arterial Program for the Phase IV Rehabilitation of Diamond Drive from North Road to the Loa Alamos Canyon Bridge. A portion of the pavement rehabilitation associated with the Diamond Drive project meets the criteria for application for a NMDOT MAP grant. MAP grants provide 75 percent funding with the receiving entity funding a 25 percent match.

The second consent agenda item asks for approval of a contract in the amount of $310,088, with a contingency amount of $40,000 to upgrade equipment associated with the electric SCADA system.

The third item is a motion asking for the vacation of the utility easement within Lot 165, North Community No. 2.

The fourth item also has to do with a motion for easement. This item asks that council accept the grant of easement within Tract I of Eastern Area No. 1 for Operation and Maintenance of Public Utility Infrastructure.

The last item on the consent agenda pertains to fiscal year 2009 mid-year budget revision requests.

There were two public hearings regarding conveyance of land between the county and the school district slated for the meeting, however, the hearings have been rescheduled for a meeting in March.

The first item of business on Tuesday night’s agenda relates to staff negotiating the terms of a new or revised Electric Coordination Agreement.

The second item will center on discussion of the conveyance of a parcel of county land located at the Intersection of 38th and Diamond to Habitat for Humanity.

There will also be couple of board appointments that night. The two members will be appointed to the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board, while four members will be appointed to the Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board.