Council to meet Tuesday

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By Katy Korkos

Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in the Community Building, 475 20th Stt. On the business agenda for council on Tuesday are a continued discussion and possible direction on the County’s long-range financial plan and mid-year budget revision requests. The budget revision requests are in two groups, with Group A including five revisions that are generally considered to be routine. Group B contains a revision transferring $5,875,891 from the Cerro Grande Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund for the Diamond Drive road project. Council has also asked staff to revise the way the County’s strategic goals are grouped and that revision will come before council as well.

Council will also be asked to authorize the submittal of a comment letter regarding the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to the National Nuclear Security Administration. The letter analyzes the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for continuing the transformation of the nuclear weapons complex to one that is smaller, more efficient, more secure and better able to respond to changes in national security requirements. If the letter is approved for submittal, county staff will be required  to attend all public hearings in New Mexico and submit testimony related to the content of the letter.

Rep. Jeannette Wallace and county lobbyist Scott Scanland will brief council on the 2007 Legislative Session, which ended Feb. 14. Council will hear an additional briefing by Dana Millen, the education and outreach coordinator for Health Security for New Mexicans.

Tuesday’s meeting will be televised live on public access television, PAC-8, and will also be available on the Internet, at http://www.vla.com/pac8/