News Briefs 08-01-14

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Changes in store for YAC

As part of the White Rock Library and Youth Activity Center (YAC) project, the existing YAC facility must be vacated for renovations. The last day the current YAC will be open in Pinon Park is Friday, Aug. 15. County YAC staff will be moving operations to White Rock Town Hall over the weekend of Aug.16 and 17 and will re-open for business on Monday, Aug. 18. YAC services will remain in Town Hall until the new Library/renovated YAC open next spring.
The project manager is working with Atomic City Transit to establish a temporary bus stop on the west side of Rover in front of White Rock Town Hall complex, so that children traveling to the temporary YAC can safely exit the bus without any need to cross Rover.
Parents picking up children from the YAC when it is located temporarily inside Town Hall are asked to use the southwest parking lot.

Council to have booth at county fair

Members of the public are encouraged to stop by the county council’s booth at the county fair on Aug. 9 to visit with county councilors and other county staff about a variety of projects, topics and areas of interest, including pro-code enforcement, property maintenance and the comprehensive planning efforts getting underway soon.
Members of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee will be on hand to update the public on current White Rock projects, and representatives from Los Alamos Airport will have information about commercial air service and flight schedules between Los Alamos and Albuquerque’s Sunport.
The airport is sponsoring a drawing for a free roundtrip flight on New Mexico Airlines — individuals can complete a short survey at the booth with name, phone and email address and be entered with a chance to win. The drawing will be held Aug. 11.
Winners In addition, visitors to the booth can fill out a brief communications survey and be entered in a drawing held at 2 p.m. to win a framed photo of Los Alamos.
Winners need not be present to win either drawing.
Fair-goers will also have the chance to visit the county clerk’s booth nearby.
They’ll have the new ICE voting machine that will be used in the November general election, plus offer the opportunity to register to vote, take a quiz on citizenship questions, and register for FraudSleuth.
The council’s booth opens after the parade ends and will be staffed until 2 p.m.

Central Avenue to be closed indefinitely

The recent significant rain has caused delays to the Central Avenue Improvements project. In order to maintain the project schedule and increase safety along the section of Central Avenue currently under construction, a change to the traffic control plan was required.
Central Avenue between the Post Office entrance and 15th Street has been fully closed and will remain closed for the next four to six weeks.
Access to the Post Office will be maintained, and a pedestrian crossing will be located near Starbucks. Vehicles will be detoured to Deacon Street using the same night work traffic control that has been in effect. The Main Street driveway into Central Park Square will also be closed to traffic, please use Central Park Square access points from 15th Street or Nectar.
For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 662-8150.